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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-19-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 396
Posted By Gummi Bear
I have lots of headlamps. I keep them stashed...

I have lots of headlamps. I keep them stashed everywhere, so they're always handy.

My best headlamp for hunting, is a Fenix: https://www.fenixlighting.com/product/hl55-fenix-headlamp/

I use a...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-18-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 297
Posted By Gummi Bear
H4895 is the way to go. Call up Hodgdon...

H4895 is the way to go.


Call up Hodgdon on the phone, and talk to the guys in the technical department. They will help you with a load for the bullet you choose.


One thing to be wary of...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-17-2018, 09:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 328
Posted By Gummi Bear
If you want Mildot, get real Mildot. Not some...

If you want Mildot, get real Mildot. Not some generic lookalike.

I run the SWFA scope on my rifle, and itís been dialed a lot. The price and build quality make it a great value.

You can make...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-17-2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,623
Posted By Gummi Bear
Twerpy is having fun with her lamb, Kebaaab this...

Twerpy is having fun with her lamb, Kebaaab this year. Her and Mrs hit up a show in Glenrose this past weekend. (Her in the white shirt). She took 5th in her class. Time to get him on a more strict...
Forum: Traditional 09-17-2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 424
Posted By Gummi Bear
Iíve been interested in them, ever since I saw a...

Iíve been interested in them, ever since I saw a Mongolian style demonstration 20+ years ago.

Never have tried one, just looked, and 3Rivers has one on their site.



I went to the woods...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-17-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,057
Posted By Gummi Bear
Iíve seen a couple out in Eastland county ...

Iíve seen a couple out in Eastland county

One in the 80ís, and another in the 90ís.

They are farther west than many might think.



I went to the woods because I wished to live...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-17-2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 328
Posted By Gummi Bear
Fixed 6x. Learn to dial your distances...

Fixed 6x.

Learn to dial your distances (create a good dope chart)

Pigs and varmints are fair game out to 300 (I've confirmed this) Back in March, I was hunting with my buddy, and he put me in...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-17-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 255
Posted By Gummi Bear
a 6' cube, minimum. You might get away with...

a 6' cube, minimum.

You might get away with 5' sides, if you don't have a stabilizer, and are willing to let part of your bow poke out the window.

Seriously, sit in a chair, come to full draw. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-17-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 752
Posted By Gummi Bear
Iíve seen a couple of threads where folks have...

Iíve seen a couple of threads where folks have replaced the stock muffler with one from a small car. Just think of how quiet a Civic is.

It might be an idea to consider.



I went to the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-17-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,888
Posted By Gummi Bear
I had one like that at the Farm for a couple...

I had one like that at the Farm for a couple years. I think the rancher behind us took him out. His 2 year set was much shorter tines than his 3 year.

I described his rack as looking like a top...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 09-12-2018, 10:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 659
Posted By Gummi Bear
Cool! Thatís a project Iíd like to do...

Cool!

Thatís a project Iíd like to do someday. Find an old Bridgeport and restore it like you are. Iíd like to do a lathe as well.



I went to the woods because I wished to live...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 09-10-2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,073
Posted By Gummi Bear
Homemade feeder timer?

Thatís what I discovered as well.

I might save a few bucks, but the labor is more than offset by the cost.

Quality parts (reliable) cost money. Cheap parts will net cheap results. Considering...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 09-10-2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,073
Posted By Gummi Bear
I use a 8x8x6Ē NEMA3R electrical box I...

I use a 8x8x6Ē NEMA3R electrical box

I change out the screw at the bottom, and run a 10/24 through from the inside, and use a wingnut to hold the cover.

Add some thin gasket material to keep...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-10-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 226
Posted By Gummi Bear
I still wear a Gorilla harness. A bit...

I still wear a Gorilla harness.

A bit heavy, but comfortable.

I also am intrigued by the HSS vest style. Those pockets could save me from needing to carry a backpack.



I went to the...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-10-2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 601
Posted By Gummi Bear
My little brother is a big CZ fan. He has a...

My little brother is a big CZ fan.

He has a SP09 and a compact, both with the full Cajun treatment. They are a dream to shoot.

I wouldnít mind having one, but it is down the wish list a ways....
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-05-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,248
Posted By Gummi Bear
You can't really go wrong with a major tool...

You can't really go wrong with a major tool company nowadays.

I have DeWalt, Milwaukee and Makita tools, all are first rate.

Honestly though, I use my 12v DeWalt tools more than all the others...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-04-2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,179
Posted By Gummi Bear
Looks a little like a checkered garter ...

Looks a little like a checkered garter

Theyíre a great one to have around.



I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately...

Henry David Thoreau
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-31-2018, 10:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,554
Posted By Gummi Bear
Sometimes I park there, but only if all the spots...

Sometimes I park there, but only if all the spots in the shade are taken.

I spend many thousands of dollars there every year, between work and personal.



I went to the woods because I...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-31-2018, 10:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 309
Posted By Gummi Bear
I bought a sight pusher a couple years ago. It is...

I bought a sight pusher a couple years ago. It is a universal model, with different spacer blocks.

It works pretty good, but you do need to take the time to set it all up and then it goes...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-29-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 394
Posted By Gummi Bear
Never had any desire to see Journey Iíve...

Never had any desire to see Journey

Iíve seen Def Leppard a couple of times. Both were fantastic. Youíre in for a good time



I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately...
...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-27-2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,678
Posted By Gummi Bear
My 300BLK It rides on the quad and in the...

My 300BLK

It rides on the quad and in the truck around the Farm. Sometimes on the tractor too.

When I donít want a long gun, my Glock model 22 is my go-to. Iíve had this silly thing for well...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-27-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,768
Posted By Gummi Bear
With an older blued finish lever gun, you need a...

With an older blued finish lever gun, you need a gloss finish scope. Matte scopes just donít look right on a blued gun.

Leupold is still about the best. Iím quite fond of the FX3 6x on mine....
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-27-2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 194
Posted By Gummi Bear
Leupold makes gloss fixed power scopes. I have a...

Leupold makes gloss fixed power scopes. I have a FX3 on my lever gun. Really happy with it.


If youíre willing to shop, and old Redfield or Weaver would look great on there too.



I went...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-23-2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 5,855
Posted By Gummi Bear
Liz Phair KT Tunstall Elle King ...

Liz Phair

KT Tunstall

Elle King

Imelda May

Juliana Hatfield
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-23-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,608
Posted By Gummi Bear
There is a store front, itís north of 30, and...

There is a store front, itís north of 30, and just west of 360

On Avenue H



I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately...

Henry David Thoreau
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-23-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,608
Posted By Gummi Bear
Try https://www.1800gunsandammo.com They are...

Try https://www.1800gunsandammo.com

They are in Arlington

I had no idea they were there, met them at the TTHA show a couple weeks ago.

They stock Sitka, if thatís what youíre interested in
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 08-23-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 831
Posted By Gummi Bear
I'm interested in one of those miniature units...

I'm interested in one of those miniature units that is battery powered, but the reviews are so mixed it's hard to make a choice.


I have had a Enerzen ozone generator for a few years now. It...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-23-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 386
Posted By Gummi Bear
I've never owned a keymod. I am quite happy with...

I've never owned a keymod. I am quite happy with my M-Lok hand guards, however.
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 08-20-2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,081
Posted By Gummi Bear
There is an entire economy built around ďminority...

There is an entire economy built around ďminority participation ď

Iíve worked on both sides of it in construction. Itís interesting, for sure.



I went to the woods because I wished to live...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-20-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,040
Posted By Gummi Bear
#1 No #2 No #3 Not really #4 No

#1 No

#2 No

#3 Not really

#4 No
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-19-2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 703
Posted By Gummi Bear
Bleach in drains. (dump it in before you go to...

Bleach in drains. (dump it in before you go to work, while the house is empty)

Take out the trash

Make sure there is no fruit going bad on the counter

Pick up some gnat traps
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-19-2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,901
Posted By Gummi Bear
Take your time, and you can drill the outer...

Take your time, and you can drill the outer sleeve, then I would weld on a nut for the depth(already tapped to accept the zerk) and then you're ready to grease your gate hinges.

...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-17-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,155
Posted By Gummi Bear
I made it about 15 minutes. It was so bad,...

I made it about 15 minutes.

It was so bad, I was ****** for the rest of the evening



I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately...

Henry David Thoreau
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-15-2018, 11:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,281
Posted By Gummi Bear
I stomped this copperhead a few weeks back. He...

I stomped this copperhead a few weeks back. He thought itíd be cool to hang out in the shop with me. I was wearing Work boots.
...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 08-15-2018, 11:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 787
Posted By Gummi Bear
Iíve got a Bushnell, that I use for golf, archery...

Iíve got a Bushnell, that I use for golf, archery and rifle shooting.

Iíve managed to get good measurements out past 800 yards with it (confirmed with google earth, and dialing my rifle scope)
...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 08-15-2018, 07:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 998
Posted By Gummi Bear
QAD and Limbdriver - Neither one has ever...

QAD and Limbdriver -

Neither one has ever given me a bit of trouble. Easy to set up, easy to tune, and they stay that way.



I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately...
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-14-2018, 10:39 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 24,878
Posted By Gummi Bear
what has made you leave the woods.

Built a brush blind.

Picked out a great spot, it was on a tank dam, and I had a view of the tank, and a pig pipe I had tied to a fence post a few yards the other direction.

Iím sitting there...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-13-2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 723
Posted By Gummi Bear
Not only American made, but based in Dallas. ...

Not only American made, but based in Dallas. It's always nice to support a Texas company
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-13-2018, 12:07 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,590
Posted By Gummi Bear
Twerpy and I went this morning. We had a...

Twerpy and I went this morning.

We had a nice time, though it did seem smaller than in years past. We walked through in just a couple hours.

Parking was free, at Farrington Field, with a free...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-12-2018, 11:42 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,648
Posted By Gummi Bear
I dumped out 1.25Ē at the Farm Friday nightt. No...

I dumped out 1.25Ē at the Farm Friday nightt. No rain when I left at dark last night. Farm is south of Cisco

I dumped out 1.5Ē here at the house this morning.



I went to the woods because...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 08-12-2018, 11:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,541
Posted By Gummi Bear
Iíve only ever owned a Duo-Fast. Itís likely...

Iíve only ever owned a Duo-Fast. Itís likely older than I am, and still working like a champ.



I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately...

Henry David Thoreau
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-07-2018, 07:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 682
Posted By Gummi Bear
6x6 That is the smallest I'll build, for...

6x6

That is the smallest I'll build, for just me. I don't like anyone well enough to want to be cramped together. I like to sit for long periods, so I like to stretch my legs, lean back my...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-06-2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,673
Posted By Gummi Bear
Repairs are underway! ...

Repairs are underway!

https://tpwd.texas.gov/newsmedia/releases/?req=20180802b

Looks like other improvements are coming to the park as well



I went to the woods because I wished to live...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-03-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,296
Posted By Gummi Bear
2009 Elite GT-500 Still shooting perfect,...

2009 Elite GT-500

Still shooting perfect, and Iím too chicken to go test new bows. I canít afford a divorce. :)



I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately...

Henry David...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-02-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 931
Posted By Gummi Bear
It's not just one. It's a whole bunch. There...

It's not just one. It's a whole bunch. There have been quite a few threads floating around from what I gather about the Bear Creek barrels not being very good.

My buddy, is also on his second...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-01-2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,660
Posted By Gummi Bear
I will definitely look into them. I've been...

I will definitely look into them.

I've been a Sierra Bullet fan for my whole life. They're what my grandpa preferred, he taught me to reload when I was a kid. I've used them ever since.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-31-2018, 07:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 873
Posted By Gummi Bear
Bear Creek Arsenal barrel? I have a buddy that's...

Bear Creek Arsenal barrel? I have a buddy that's having the same problem with a Bear Creek. He's really frustrated.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-30-2018, 06:49 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,138
Posted By Gummi Bear
Me Undies. https://www.meundies.com They...

Me Undies. https://www.meundies.com

They are the most comfortable I've ever worn. I have been searching for the ultimate undies for a long time. So far, they are the best. They feel like soft...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-29-2018, 11:45 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,623
Posted By Gummi Bear
We went and got Twerpy a sheep a couple weeks...

We went and got Twerpy a sheep a couple weeks ago, decided to name him Kebaaab.

Sheís been working him twice a day, leading and exercising him, working hard.

She is also raising a rabbit, a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-27-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 252
Posted By Gummi Bear
Unless it's something really weird, it should be...

Unless it's something really weird, it should be able to be rebuilt.

That said, if it is really old (obsolete) parts may not be available to rebuild it. Ask the tough questions before handing...
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