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Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 10:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 919
Posted By Balcones_Walker
I had a Silverado 1500 and switched to the Tacoma...

I had a Silverado 1500 and switched to the Tacoma after the Silverado started catching American Car Disease around 80k miles (AC went, 4x4 went, electrical issues).
I like being able to park the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-16-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 4,899
Posted By Balcones_Walker
"Field" in Prague, Czech Republic is probably at...

"Field" in Prague, Czech Republic is probably at the top
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-16-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,650
Posted By Balcones_Walker
That'd be my choice too

That'd be my choice too
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 08-14-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,528
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Low fence? I used to do all free choice but it...

Low fence? I used to do all free choice but it got expensive. Now I do timed protein and corn 365 days a year, and see just as much on cams.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-13-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,164
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Also this seems to imply that Anthrax came to...

Also this seems to imply that Anthrax came to Texas from East Coast fertilizer in the mid-20th century, which is not true - it's naturally occurring.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-13-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,164
Posted By Balcones_Walker
That's not my understanding of how it works. The...

That's not my understanding of how it works. The flies create sores on the noses of the animals, which are then exposed to the spores as they drink from infected, evaporating puddles.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 07-30-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 599
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Lamcos are too big to transport easily in a 1/2...

Lamcos are too big to transport easily in a 1/2 ton truck; I like how easy All Seasons are to move around with the skids.

I had one get wet in a flood though, and I wish I'd just thrown it out....
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-30-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 17,085
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Any reports in Edwards Co? We haven't seen any...

Any reports in Edwards Co? We haven't seen any signs near Rocksprings.

Also, when is it supposed to end? When the rains come in September/October?
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-15-2019, 04:19 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 3,847
Posted By Balcones_Walker
I've got one in the classifieds that is sweet,...

I've got one in the classifieds that is sweet, well trained and needs a home (and a job to do!)

https://discussions.texasbowhunter.com/forums/showthread.php?t=734232
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-12-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 856
Posted By Balcones_Walker
It was a long time ago, but I have great memories...

It was a long time ago, but I have great memories of that beach. I learned to surf there!
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-09-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 14,161
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Folks who work really hard on their appearance...

Folks who work really hard on their appearance don't do so by accident. Spray tanner is nasty stuff. So then you ask why. Then you have a supporting data - lack of trust also doesn't happen in a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-08-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,576
Posted By Balcones_Walker
The Aoudads are the ones that really mess stuff...

The Aoudads are the ones that really mess stuff up on our place headbutting everything, but this looks sturdy and too low for them to really get going.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-08-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 671
Posted By Balcones_Walker
I don't think I'd want a "good" gut shot bullet....

I don't think I'd want a "good" gut shot bullet. It'd just fragment and make a mess if you hit where you wanted to.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-06-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,351
Posted By Balcones_Walker
After this thread I ended up getting a GymRatz...

After this thread I ended up getting a GymRatz deal on a .45 1911a from Rock Island (and also a 10mm Glock). I've been very pleased with both, especially after the hate it got on this thread my...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-03-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 615
Posted By Balcones_Walker
I mean, it seems great... if you need a guide. ;)

I mean, it seems great... if you need a guide. ;)
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-03-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,028
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Came here to say Ruger Wrangler, found others had...

Came here to say Ruger Wrangler, found others had done so already :)
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-02-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,099
Posted By Balcones_Walker
I have caught a mountain of crabs using Costco...

I have caught a mountain of crabs using Costco rotisserie chicken, for what it's worth.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-01-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,137
Posted By Balcones_Walker
The differences between the experience of going...

The differences between the experience of going to school at College Station vs. Austin are much larger than the quality of the degree differences.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-30-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 615
Posted By Balcones_Walker
PSA, Wyoming's the one where you can't hunt...

PSA, Wyoming's the one where you can't hunt wilderness as a non-res without a guide.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-26-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 332
Views: 17,989
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Yeah, I disagree. If you're shooting pigs within...

Yeah, I disagree. If you're shooting pigs within 150 yds from a fixed position (like at a feeder), A sightmark and a good IR flashlight is more than adequate forever. Hundreds of pigs have met their...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-23-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,211
Posted By Balcones_Walker
I like Stiles Switch (and most of the others),...

I like Stiles Switch (and most of the others), but then again I like Rudy's.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-23-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 899
Posted By Balcones_Walker
I got a Fierce 300WM, and it shoots well. If I...

I got a Fierce 300WM, and it shoots well. If I had to do it again I'd have APR make me a custom though.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-19-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,719
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Ugh now I want another Gheenoe. :)

Ugh now I want another Gheenoe. :)
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-19-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,719
Posted By Balcones_Walker
I've had just as much fun on a $1000 Gheenoe as I...

I've had just as much fun on a $1000 Gheenoe as I have had on any of the $60,000+ boats. It's not like we have real blue water to worry about in TX.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-18-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,519
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Eh, we're gonna die of something. I wouldn't eat...

Eh, we're gonna die of something. I wouldn't eat venison I knew was infected, but in the meantime I'm going to keep living my life. Condolences for that guy's mom.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-17-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 3,367
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Nope.

Nope.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-12-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 351
Posted By Balcones_Walker
300 Win Mag. Anything I want to hit at the...

300 Win Mag. Anything I want to hit at the distances PRC is designed for, I want to hit hard.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-12-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,396
Posted By Balcones_Walker
The best part - the best part - about hunting is...

The best part - the best part - about hunting is that it doesn't matter what anyone else thinks about it. No referees, no team to let you down, no corrupt scoring officials. As long as you follow the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-12-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 317
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Good to hear, I ought to give them another chance.

Good to hear, I ought to give them another chance.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-08-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,186
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Thanks, great info!

Thanks, great info!
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-08-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,186
Posted By Balcones_Walker
About how much feed does it take to raise a...

About how much feed does it take to raise a cornishx for 12 weeks?
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-04-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 619
Posted By Balcones_Walker
12 months? No telling. Sometime in the next 4...

12 months? No telling. Sometime in the next 4 years they're almost certain to go down, but they could go up quite a bit before then.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-04-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,096
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Earlier the better

Earlier the better
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-04-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,940
Posted By Balcones_Walker
You have the key slots covered already: 5.56mm,...

You have the key slots covered already: 5.56mm, 6mm, 6.5mm, 7mm, and 7.62mm - the five calibers I think everyone should own at least one of. :)

You don't have a heavy hitter though; I'm surprised...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-04-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 935
Views: 49,638
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Almost those exact dates for my can also, just...

Almost those exact dates for my can also, just picked it up yesterday.
Forum: Recipes 04-03-2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 499
Posted By Balcones_Walker
These numbers are *shocking* to me. The debate in...

These numbers are *shocking* to me. The debate in my house is 116 vs 118!

My perfect steak: backstrap goes in at 118 for 4 hours, then take it out and refrigerate it until cold. Cut it in half...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-02-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,105
Posted By Balcones_Walker
I see the problem; I also love to hunt and eat...

I see the problem; I also love to hunt and eat them.

While we're throwing around harebrained ideas, what if we just stopped subsidizing domestic pork farms? Have the Kardashians post about how...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-02-2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,070
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Gotta disagree on that one. The 450, 458, and you...

Gotta disagree on that one. The 450, 458, and you could argue even the 300blk are ideal for shooting running pigs that you bust at close range in the brush. In that situation you want as much power...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-01-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,070
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Oh. Yeah, for me ARs and "long range" are like...

Oh. Yeah, for me ARs and "long range" are like those off-road looking Mercedes, but people love 'em and that's all right by me.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-01-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,070
Posted By Balcones_Walker
:D ...

:D
http://ammunitionstore.com/products/7-62x39-ammo-123gr-fmj-wolf-klimovsk-1000-round-case.html
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-01-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,070
Posted By Balcones_Walker
x3 for this. Hyper accuracy isn't what ARs are...

x3 for this. Hyper accuracy isn't what ARs are about, and 7.62x39 has better displacement and is cheaper to shoot.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-01-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 448
Posted By Balcones_Walker
I love my glock 20 for getting work done. The...

I love my glock 20 for getting work done. The revolvers/1911s are fun toys, but if you need to quickly and accurately put an indeterminate number of animal-lethal rounds on target, there's no...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 03-29-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,467
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Of the options you mentioned, .45LC has the...

Of the options you mentioned, .45LC has the better energy. I like single-action if the gun isn't for defending yourself, but it's a matter of personal preference.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 03-28-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 875
Posted By Balcones_Walker
If you're looking to buy a new upper specifically...

If you're looking to buy a new upper specifically for hogs, I wouldn't go with a .223/5.56 AR. It'll work fine if you already have one, but any of the other cartridges would hit harder: 7.62x39, 6.8...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 03-27-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,044
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Fuddy ought six would be my only hesitation. :)...

Fuddy ought six would be my only hesitation. :) The worries about shorter barrels are mostly a myth beyond the velocity loss.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 03-26-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,435
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Whatever #4 is in the "turkey box" in the closet,...

Whatever #4 is in the "turkey box" in the closet, and whatever choke is in the shotgun opening morning. Then I spend another three hours practicing my calls :)
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 03-26-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 442
Posted By Balcones_Walker
The saying is to spend AS much on optics as the...

The saying is to spend AS much on optics as the rifle. That being said, if I was shopping for a this kind of scope I'd probably get an Elcan.

One on sale now:...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-22-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,763
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Those antlers are still growing, if that's your...

Those antlers are still growing, if that's your question. They'll get more tapered when he's done. He's obviously a trophy-class buck, and velvet makes for a nice mount.
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 03-20-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,064
Posted By Balcones_Walker
It's a really sad deal. I can't imagine how hard...

It's a really sad deal. I can't imagine how hard it'd be on a person to go from icon and a major NFL contract to doing part time community outreach in a few years. Not unexpected to see someone self...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-19-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 6,040
Views: 493,960
Posted By Balcones_Walker
I put in for CO 1st rifle elk again this year

I put in for CO 1st rifle elk again this year
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