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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-20-2019, 07:50 PM
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Posted By txfireguy2003
Yes, he got drawn for a mule deer buck tag in...

Yes, he got drawn for a mule deer buck tag in Utah this year. It'll be a carbon fiber stock, Proof carbon fiber barrel, short action..... trying to shave weight as much as possible without getting...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-20-2019, 05:45 PM
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Posted By txfireguy2003
Excellent scopes, but he really wants FFP. Can't...

Excellent scopes, but he really wants FFP. Can't say I've ever seen a FFP Swaro. I may try to steer him to a SFP scope for this lightweight build. You're only going to use hold over reticles on max...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-20-2019, 05:13 PM
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Posted By txfireguy2003
Yes, after all the reviews I've seen, that's the...

Yes, after all the reviews I've seen, that's the only holdup..... where will they be in 20 years? Of course, people said the same thing about Vortex, and they aren't going anywhere.

I feel like...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-19-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 452
Posted By txfireguy2003
Maven Optics?

Hey guys, anybody have experience with Maven Optics? They sure talk a good game and what few reviews I can find, they sound like they're really amazing for the price. Seems like the guys from...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-10-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 4,956
Views: 546,442
Posted By txfireguy2003
I just finished repairing a 9422m for a friend....

I just finished repairing a 9422m for a friend. He picked it up dirt cheap because it was jammed up, half open half closed and wouldn't move either direction. Magazine spring had weakened to the...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-02-2019, 07:57 PM
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Posted By txfireguy2003
I'm torn between this and a 375 Raptor. I kinda...

I'm torn between this and a 375 Raptor. I kinda want to build a short barreled bolt action to attach my Hybrid to when it finally clears ATF Purgatory. A 500gr 45cal subsonic round would be wicked...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-29-2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,248
Posted By txfireguy2003
I'm looking for a good one now actually. The...

I'm looking for a good one now actually. The transfer to mom was delayed, not denied but delayed, so I still have the rifle and I'm going to ship it to her local dealer in Louisiana. I wanted to add...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-28-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,248
Posted By txfireguy2003
Oh it was dang dusty last night and the allergies...

Oh it was dang dusty last night and the allergies were kickin', let me tell ya. It's really hard to describe the feeling.... humbling yet pride enducing at the same time, encouraging..... just so...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-28-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,248
Posted By txfireguy2003
What an incredible experience!

This will be a long story and a bit of a brag, bare with me if you will. I am in no way advertising here, I just want to share what an awesome experience I last last night and maybe raise awareness...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-27-2019, 01:41 PM
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Posted By txfireguy2003
Couldn't tell you. Ran across him on a facebook...

Couldn't tell you. Ran across him on a facebook group. He's out of Pokatello, Idaho.

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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-27-2019, 10:01 AM
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Posted By txfireguy2003
Not today, but I picked up a custom barreled...

Not today, but I picked up a custom barreled Tikka T3X in 6.5x284 with a VX-5HD 3-15 scope, dies, lapua brass, 200 bullets, everything you could need for it. Guy found out he's got a little one on...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-05-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,596
Posted By txfireguy2003
Yeah, DC etches deep, AC colors the metal, but I...

Yeah, DC etches deep, AC colors the metal, but I also learned that DC with the electrodes reversed will darken the stainless too.

I plan to build a F1 rimfire can soon myself. With F1's coming...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-05-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,596
Posted By txfireguy2003
It's a process called electrochemical etching. Is...

It's a process called electrochemical etching. Is fairly simple. I ordered a stencil making kit from a company called Martronics, as well as electrolyte solutions. They offer a unit that does the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-04-2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,596
Posted By txfireguy2003
Yes I did. I had contracted with a business that...

Yes I did. I had contracted with a business that does fiber laser engraving, and she messed up on the first barrel I took her, so I learned how to do it myself.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 04-04-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,596
Posted By txfireguy2003
Well, I don't know if it's the best I can do, but...

Well, I don't know if it's the best I can do, but I figure I can only go up from here, right? Seriously though, I appreciate the compliment, it's been a goal of mine to build a bolt gun for many...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-03-2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,596
Posted By txfireguy2003
And finally another 6.5 Creedmoor I built for a...

And finally another 6.5 Creedmoor I built for a neighbor who is donating it to a charitable organization that does hunting trips for Purple Heart recipients and Gold Star families. It'll be auctioned...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-03-2019, 04:01 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,596
Posted By txfireguy2003
This one is a 6.5 Creedmoor I put together for my...

This one is a 6.5 Creedmoor I put together for my best friend, same deal, photos during testing, before cerakote. We dropped it in a temporary stock for testing because he hasn't decided what stock...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-03-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,596
Posted By txfireguy2003
I know there were some guys following this thread...

I know there were some guys following this thread who asked me to post updates as I went along, and it's berb about 6 months since my last post, so I figured I'd post a few more photos of rifles I've...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-03-2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,906
Posted By txfireguy2003
Wow, this is a blast from the past! No, I didn't...

Wow, this is a blast from the past! No, I didn't end up doing that build. I ended up selling or taching that rifle off. I still don't have a .257 caliber. I ended up getting a lathe, and with the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-21-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,974
Posted By txfireguy2003
Haha, you think I'm gonna show a pic with...

Haha, you think I'm gonna show a pic with everything? The right side is about 3/4 full and the left side has about 5 guns in it, plus 6-7 handguns in the door. When I got my FFL and had to log all...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-20-2019, 07:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,974
Posted By txfireguy2003
Figured I'd repaint it with bedliner paint, then...

Figured I'd repaint it with bedliner paint, then put stickers on it.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 01-20-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 50
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Posted By txfireguy2003
We got her in. A bit scarred up but everything...

We got her in. A bit scarred up but everything works. Should have borrowed the bobcat from the start....
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-20-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 50
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Posted By txfireguy2003
Nah, it seems fine. It's not a high dollar safe,...

Nah, it seems fine. It's not a high dollar safe, technically, defined as residential security container, giant safe for $1150.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 01-19-2019, 11:47 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,974
Posted By txfireguy2003
840lbs according to the tag on the door...... and...

840lbs according to the tag on the door...... and it's every last ounce of that. Buddy and I couldn't budge it by hand in any direction. Had to winch it to the edge of the trailer, get it to the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-19-2019, 10:32 PM
Replies: 50
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Posted By txfireguy2003
It seems to. The lock mechanism does anyway and...

It seems to. The lock mechanism does anyway and the door came open until stopped by the ratchet strap. Can't do much else with it until I get it off the tractor and can't get it off the tractor...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-19-2019, 09:44 PM
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Posted By txfireguy2003
Our problem was getting it off the trailer and...

Our problem was getting it off the trailer and onto the dollies.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 01-19-2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,974
Posted By txfireguy2003
My next safe will be a true vault, and built in...

My next safe will be a true vault, and built in place.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 01-19-2019, 07:51 PM
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Views: 3,974
Posted By txfireguy2003
Yes it is. Sent from my SM-G892A using...

Yes it is.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 01-19-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,974
Posted By txfireguy2003
Here's a pic, I'll see if I can upload video from...

Here's a pic, I'll see if I can upload video from my security cameras of the fall later. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190120/ddb7ed133ed7f01dd71cfa8707057294.jpg

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Forum: Around the Campfire 01-19-2019, 07:22 PM
Replies: 50
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Posted By txfireguy2003
Well, we got it stood back up, but the tractor...

Well, we got it stood back up, but the tractor died and won't restart. Damage isn't as bad as I thought it would be. Dent and scuffs on the case, but otherwise seems functional, I'll know more once...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-19-2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 50
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Posted By txfireguy2003
Well, that didn't go as planned! At least nobody got hurt.... yet.

A buddy and I went to TSC this afternoon to buy me a new gun safe, the big one, the 80 gun. Picked it up, got it home and started offloading it. Got it off the trailer and as I'm lowering the jack to...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 12-31-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 7,255
Posted By txfireguy2003
ABSOLUTELY! Sent from my SM-G892A using...

ABSOLUTELY!

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Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 12-31-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 139
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Posted By txfireguy2003
No idea if it's a granddaughter or staffer or...

No idea if it's a granddaughter or staffer or who, but Ruth clearly isn't writing them. She can't even hold her head up and stay awake! Now, I'm not saying she has lost her mental capacity, my...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 12-22-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 7,255
Posted By txfireguy2003
I don't wish Cancer on anyone, horrible disease...

I don't wish Cancer on anyone, horrible disease and a horrible way to die. Similarly, I don't wish any ill will upon her, I just wish she'd go away. Needs to happen NOW, otherwise, the Dems will...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-21-2018, 02:19 PM
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Posted By txfireguy2003
You're gonna love that HK. Sent from my...

You're gonna love that HK.

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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-18-2018, 06:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,125
Posted By txfireguy2003
My wife decided she wanted the VP9, i bought it...

My wife decided she wanted the VP9, i bought it for her. Then I shot it, and now have my own VP9, they're that nice. Great carry guns, although a little big to conceal. But for a "nice target/...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-20-2018, 10:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,073
Posted By txfireguy2003
I put one on my wife's 243, and i've done about 4...

I put one on my wife's 243, and i've done about 4 or 5 others. The one on her rifle required a little sanding in the barrel channel to free float, ands a little sanding in the trigger guard...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 10-13-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 664
Posted By txfireguy2003
Yeah, that's the plan i guess, just though to...

Yeah, that's the plan i guess, just though to find the time.

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Forum: Equipment and Tuning 10-13-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 664
Posted By txfireguy2003
The Icon has only one stop, but if it helps, the...

The Icon has only one stop, but if it helps, the other cam stops turning when the one stop hits the limb.

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Forum: Equipment and Tuning 10-13-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 664
Posted By txfireguy2003
It's been a while and i've slept, but i want to...

It's been a while and i've slept, but i want to say it was Winners Choice.

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Forum: Equipment and Tuning 10-13-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 664
Posted By txfireguy2003
Well that's not possible, I'm at the deer lease...

Well that's not possible, I'm at the deer lease this weekend and it's 20mph winds.

Essentially, my broadheads refuse to hit with my field points. They'll be an inch low and 3 inches left. Make an...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 10-13-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 664
Posted By txfireguy2003
Not according to Bowtech..... So I adjusted...

Not according to Bowtech.....

So I adjusted it until it lines up centered and just touches the string. Not sure if it really helped tuning because it's so windy, but it sure made the bow quieter...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 10-13-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 664
Posted By txfireguy2003
Yeah, both cables inside the marks, even with...

Yeah, both cables inside the marks, even with same alignment, not one closer to ome end of the range and the other centered or closer to the other end. That was the first thing I checked.

Sent...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 10-13-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 664
Posted By txfireguy2003
Yes, cams are in time and do not appear to show...

Yes, cams are in time and do not appear to show any lean.

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Forum: Equipment and Tuning 10-13-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 664
Posted By txfireguy2003
Is it my string stop?

Carbon Icon, can't get it tuned to save my life. Groups are just okay with field points, but throw a broadhead into the mix and it's anybody's guess. For the sake of full disclosure, I should come...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-01-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,999
Posted By txfireguy2003
Here's how she mounts on the truck. The lever...

Here's how she mounts on the truck. The lever coming from the transfer case is bent, so it goes on the outside.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181001/ef8fd8096d7d804fda74d3dcf5bf3e01.jpg

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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-01-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,999
Posted By txfireguy2003
Okay folks, parts are in and one is built, it...

Okay folks, parts are in and one is built, it goes to DirtyMike. Who is next?

I used mine over opening weekend a couple times, shifted into 4- high and 4- low with zero problems. Felt much more...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-29-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 600
Posted By txfireguy2003
Well the rain let up, little yearling buck came...

Well the rain let up, little yearling buck came in and ate corn until he was full then left quietly. Big pig came in, I came to full draw but he never would give me a shot, then something spooked him...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-29-2018, 07:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 600
Posted By txfireguy2003
Wow, really weather man?

Jeeze, the one time the weather man is dead on. Predicts a slight chance of rain and scattered t storms for my area this morning. Beautiful walking in, all good, deer eating corn under the feeder 30...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-26-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,999
Posted By txfireguy2003
I don't have any pics of it installed, but it...

I don't have any pics of it installed, but it bolted right on with no interference that i could see.

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