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Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 11-14-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 556
Posted By treestand
It would pass it the Dems had both houses of...

It would pass it the Dems had both houses of Congress and the white house.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-28-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,016
Posted By treestand
5 hours to the lease so I rarely go if I can't...

5 hours to the lease so I rarely go if I can't stay at least for a long weekend. In a normal year, I get 30 days of hunting in and feel pretty lucky to do it. This year my wife had a knee replacement...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-22-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,018
Posted By treestand
Texas is a big state. A cold front is coming late...

Texas is a big state. A cold front is coming late next week. Some of us will have great, cool weather. It will be hot and humid on the gulf coast. Looking now like my hill country lease will be right...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-22-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,761
Posted By treestand
One of them will win. Voting for the one who...

One of them will win. Voting for the one who holds positions more in line with your own is the only logical way to approach choosing a candidate. Sounds like you agree with Cruz on 90% of the issues....
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 09-20-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 801
Posted By treestand
Property ownership is only available during the...

Property ownership is only available during the trial period or in the paid version.
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 09-20-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 12,769
Posted By treestand
That might have something to do with it but I...

That might have something to do with it but I think it is mostly because they hate Trump. Some also supported Jeb Bush and are missed he didn't do better. The average wealthy Republican prefers a...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 09-20-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 801
Posted By treestand
The free version of onxmaps lets you download a...

The free version of onxmaps lets you download a pretty good sized area and works great. Only thing you lose is overlays like property ownership. I've downloaded a 5 square mile area that covers my...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-17-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,018
Posted By treestand
I just checking the weather for opening weekend...

I just checking the weather for opening weekend in the hill country. Highs in the 70s and lows in the 60s with a NE wind. Sounds like a cold front to me.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-17-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 805
Posted By treestand
My 2017 came from the factory with some leather...

My 2017 came from the factory with some leather or rubber like padding in that area.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-17-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 518
Posted By treestand
I doubt the deer can tell a Labrador retriever...

I doubt the deer can tell a Labrador retriever from a coyote but either one will spook deer some but not as much as you will. I sometimes take my dog along when filling feeders but never when hunting.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-17-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 805
Posted By treestand
I've got an annoying rattle in the engine...

I've got an annoying rattle in the engine compartment of my 2017 xp1000. Almost sounds like spark knock. Dealer said it's normal and nothing could be done. Just thought I'd throw that out there in...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 09-15-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 12,769
Posted By treestand
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Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 09-15-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 12,769
Posted By treestand
Absolutely right. In fact, a lot of people will...

Absolutely right. In fact, a lot of people will vote for Beto because they hate Trump. They don't care what Beto or Cruz stands for.

Biggest threat is Conservatives staying home. Even in the last...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-15-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,785
Posted By treestand
Just make sure it is local wood / brush smoke....

Just make sure it is local wood / brush smoke. Cigar smoke ain't gonna cut it.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-07-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,182
Posted By treestand
Needed the rain, Yes and No. All that new growth...

Needed the rain, Yes and No. All that new growth right before archery season means deer won't be coming to feeders much. They will have all they want to eat within 50 yards of their bed. If you have...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-06-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 334
Posted By treestand
Think I will try this. Thanks!

Think I will try this. Thanks!
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-06-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 334
Posted By treestand
Winch for feeder - help

I built a couple of winch up feeders about 6-8 years ago. The winches are getting old and worn and so am I. Originally these were 1500 lb brake winches from northern tool. I don't know if it's me or...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-29-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 972
Posted By treestand
Nothing wrong with Speer Gold Dot but NYPD...

Nothing wrong with Speer Gold Dot but NYPD selected them based on low bid from a list of qualified bidders. I don't think they've ever released the qualified bidders list but you can be sure it...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-27-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 728
Posted By treestand
Carbomask is way better than the grease based...

Carbomask is way better than the grease based stuff most others offer. It does not run with a little sweat yet does clean up easily. I generally use a mask on stand but for spot and stalk, carbomask.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-27-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 972
Posted By treestand
That lucky gunner article is good information....

That lucky gunner article is good information. Looks like the majority of the rounds will work just fine. Consistent penetration depth and average expanded diameter are key. Assuming penetration...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-27-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,214
Posted By treestand
Year old Scent Killer or no

I know the Scent Killer people and their competitors say you need to buy fresh product every year but what does the green screen think? I'm sure that many of you have some left from last year just...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-19-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 414
Posted By treestand
I used to order over the internet but Academy's...

I used to order over the internet but Academy's prices are just as good when you add in shipping.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-16-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 582
Posted By treestand
Just finished Akart's lone star series and it's...

Just finished Akart's lone star series and it's good but his Boston Brahmin series gets my vote for the best.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-16-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,888
Posted By treestand
I put in a water station and set a camera on it....

I put in a water station and set a camera on it. Watched cows drink it dry in about 2 days. I'm too cheap for the prefabricated panels so I'll either give up on watering or try some barb wire.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-03-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,742
Posted By treestand
Bungee cords last longer

Bungee cords last longer
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-24-2018, 07:38 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,272
Posted By treestand
Just stumbled on this post and think Iíll join...

Just stumbled on this post and think Iíll join yíall. Looking forward to it.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 05-17-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,098
Posted By treestand
There are a lot of poorly made LED'S on the...

There are a lot of poorly made LED'S on the market. If they have a poor reflector the light is very uneven. A clear vs refractive lens also makes them look uneven. The lowest price is often not the...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 12-07-2017, 10:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,000
Posted By treestand
The way the bill is wriiten, all states would...

The way the bill is wriiten, all states would have to recognize a concealed carry license from any state of they permit concealed carry in their state. Doesn't address open or constitutional carry....
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-07-2017, 09:56 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,285
Posted By treestand
Hunting can be great. Tracking, gutting, skinning...

Hunting can be great. Tracking, gutting, skinning etc. Not so much. Just look at all the posts above that say "I saw a ton of deer..." But passed on shooting.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-05-2017, 02:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,885
Posted By treestand
There is definitely some load would bend the...

There is definitely some load would bend the cage. Wish we knew what it was. I'm sure 200 lbs is safe but 500? I don't know.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-05-2017, 09:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,119
Posted By treestand
You sound like Trump during the campaign. He...

You sound like Trump during the campaign. He doesn't do that anymore.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-05-2017, 09:44 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,179
Posted By treestand
My lease is in Kimble county about 3 miles from...

My lease is in Kimble county about 3 miles from the Kerr county border. Was just there for 5 days. You see young deer and young exotics every day but anything older than 3.5 is rare. Did shoot a nice...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-05-2017, 09:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 473
Posted By treestand
I like Brian at Brian's taxidermy for both...

I like Brian at Brian's taxidermy for both scoring and taxidermy. He's along 249 just north of Boudreaux.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-19-2017, 07:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 443
Posted By treestand
Thanks for the feedback guys. Wish I would have...

Thanks for the feedback guys. Wish I would have had my head on straight when I wrote the original post. RANGER not RANCHER.

Anyone else care to weigh in?
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-19-2017, 09:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 443
Posted By treestand
570 FS Rancher or XP 1000

I'm trying to decide between two Polaris Ranchers. The 570 Full Size or the XP1000. The cabs are similar in size and I don't see why I would need the extra horsepower of the 1000 but maybe I'm...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-05-2017, 01:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 367
Posted By treestand
Today's compound bows are made of aluminum so no...

Today's compound bows are made of aluminum so no rust. The exception being the Allen boots - never understood why they don't use stainless steel allens.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-03-2017, 05:18 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,894
Posted By treestand
UA is very different stuff. It's good for base...

UA is very different stuff. It's good for base layers but not as good as merino wool from Sitka and others. The premium brands like Sitka are better designed with all the pockets, zippers that are...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-13-2017, 11:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 594
Posted By treestand
It's not the chamber pressure, which is what a...

It's not the chamber pressure, which is what a calculator will tell you, but the pressure in the can you need to consider. You can go by what the can manufacturer says or you can experiment.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-12-2017, 08:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 594
Posted By treestand
Interesting. I can't see how the gas volume could...

Interesting. I can't see how the gas volume could be greater with the 7 SAUM but since the 7 will be higher velocity, the silencer would need to dissipate the gas over a shorter period of time....
Forum: It's All About the Video 10-12-2017, 07:45 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,946
Posted By treestand
Congrats on the buck and great job on the video....

Congrats on the buck and great job on the video. Enjoyed it.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-06-2017, 07:05 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 8,668
Posted By treestand
I hunted near Junction for 6 days straight. Saw...

I hunted near Junction for 6 days straight. Saw lots of young deer and one 8 point that is probably 4.5. Arrowed a turkey but none of the deer. At least on our place it's not unusual for older bucks...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-02-2017, 10:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 483
Posted By treestand
Blacktail

Was hearing something in the brush just outside my pop-up for a long while. Figured it was a mouse or maybe some large insect. Decided to head back to camp a little early for no particular reason but...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-29-2017, 09:40 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,753
Posted By treestand
If you are are hunting in the Rockies and...

If you are are hunting in the Rockies and glassing for extended periods, yes they are worth it. If you are checking out the antlers on the deer around your feeder, no the upgrade doesn't do anything...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-29-2017, 09:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 619
Posted By treestand
The Hill Country dries out quick. It'll be muddy...

The Hill Country dries out quick. It'll be muddy on Saturday but mostly not by Sunday. By Tuesday there will be dust flying behind your vehicle as you drive down the ranch road.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-21-2017, 01:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,056
Posted By treestand
Interesting. Expanding bullets do need to meet...

Interesting. Expanding bullets do need to meet with some resistance to expand. Even lead slugs. Apparently those does lungs didn't offer much. What do you shoot in your Grendel now?
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-21-2017, 11:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,056
Posted By treestand
This has not bee my experience. I've recovered...

This has not bee my experience. I've recovered multiple Barnes bullets with perfect cloverleaf expansion from deer and hogs and a few from the dirt after pass through. Mostly 270 caliber, 140 grain....
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-07-2017, 09:56 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 8,668
Posted By treestand
I was out at my lease near Junction over the...

I was out at my lease near Junction over the labor day weekend. Had a couple of nice bucks on camera at a new stand location. Also saw a couple of red deer spikes running around and some fallow....
Forum: Harvey Aftermath & Relief 08-29-2017, 10:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 441
Posted By treestand
The Cajun Navy uses the Zello walkie talkie app....

The Cajun Navy uses the Zello walkie talkie app. Download the app and add the Cajun Navy channel. They are very active doing rescues right now. App is free.
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 08-20-2017, 07:34 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,865
Posted By treestand
I knew someone would have this take. There is a...

I knew someone would have this take. There is a lot of difference between owning a company where you can just fire everyone who disagrees with you and leading a company by bringing everyone on board....
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-20-2017, 12:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 461
Posted By treestand
Not as much as they were worth before the AR...

Not as much as they were worth before the AR craze. Unless it is a complete rifle in collectible condition.
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