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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-12-2018, 09:59 PM
Replies: 198
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Posted By Samson
8th generation Travis County. First one got here...

8th generation Travis County. First one got here in 1829 and married Captain James Burleson's daughter. The Captain led the charge at The Grass Fight and had some sons that contributed to the...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-08-2018, 06:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 396
Posted By Samson
It will be louder than a bolt action but...

It will be louder than a bolt action but certainly not a waste of money.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-01-2018, 10:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,426
Posted By Samson
My normal backroad route is closed due to the...

My normal backroad route is closed due to the Pedernales being over the road. I have to join the circus heading west on 71 towards Llano. Good thing I'm leaving early!

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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-28-2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,115
Posted By Samson
They reverse traced his guns from the...

They reverse traced his guns from the manufacturers based on their serials. When a dealer calls in NICS for a background check, the serial number of the gun is not given. All they will know is if...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-21-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 606
Posted By Samson
I just loaded some 9mm XTPs with some Hercules...

I just loaded some 9mm XTPs with some Hercules Blue Dot from the early 80s. They still go bang!

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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-20-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 345
Posted By Samson
Nothing wrong with a 23" 6.8 for the contender. ...

Nothing wrong with a 23" 6.8 for the contender. It will still shoot great with less recoil than a .243. You just don't gain much in velocity with barrels over 20". It will kill things no problem....
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-19-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 28,424
Posted By Samson
Don't get me wrong, I grew up on LT and don't...

Don't get me wrong, I grew up on LT and don't have much sympathy for people that live below 714ft on Travis. It sucks their houses flood, but they are fully aware of what happens living below that...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-18-2018, 09:10 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 28,424
Posted By Samson
https://www.lcra.org/water/floods/Documents/Water-...

https://www.lcra.org/water/floods/Documents/Water-Control-Agreement.pdf

Looks like I can't post attachments. Here's the link...


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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-18-2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 28,424
Posted By Samson
Attached is the agreement that the federal...

Attached is the agreement that the federal government made with LCRA about Mansfield. Somehow they we're able to miraculously fit all highly dynamic flood situations into a few groups. And even...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-18-2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 28,424
Posted By Samson
Travis is a flood control lake, and is doing what...

Travis is a flood control lake, and is doing what it was designed to do. That being said, they are also in the business of selling water. They will not release more than they absolutely have to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-18-2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 28,424
Posted By Samson
LCRA decided to not open any additional Gates at...

LCRA decided to not open any additional Gates at Mansfield today. They are sticking with the 4 they have open. I hope that their updated forecast is correct. Weather models went from 3-5" to 1-2"...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-18-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 28,424
Posted By Samson
It will just run over the spillway, it is not a...

It will just run over the spillway, it is not a very big dam that is designed to hold back a bunch of water. It behaves a lot like Inks dam, where it spills over after a 1-2 ft rise except that they...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-18-2018, 12:40 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 28,424
Posted By Samson
I'll add that they revised the 100 year...

I'll add that they revised the 100 year floodplain on Travis to 722ft a few years ago, which is 8 feet above the spillway. At the time there were a lot of complaints from people that now had to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-18-2018, 12:22 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 28,424
Posted By Samson
Tom Miller Dam can release 107k cfs vs Mansfield...

Tom Miller Dam can release 107k cfs vs Mansfield 130k cfs. With 8 Gates open, Mansfield will only be around 50k cfs, which matches the inflows that Travis is getting from Buchanan. Ultimately, if...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-17-2018, 10:00 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 28,424
Posted By Samson
Here is the link to the '91 flood. ...

Here is the link to the '91 flood.

https://youtu.be/8xhDsuMFVVU

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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-17-2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 28,424
Posted By Samson
When they aren't holding it back cause they have...

When they aren't holding it back cause they have too much, they are selling water that they don't have!

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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-17-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 28,424
Posted By Samson
It's only about 2-3 feet higher at the upper end...

It's only about 2-3 feet higher at the upper end of the Lake Austin, it can take more more sure. LCRA is finally pulling their heads out of their asses and opening 4 more Gates @ Mansfield by noon...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-17-2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,010
Posted By Samson
There is a difference in failing to load and...

There is a difference in failing to load and short stroking. Is the bolt picking up the next round out of the magazine and just unable to chamber it? Or is the bolt closing with the next round still...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-17-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 28,424
Posted By Samson
New LCRA forecast for Travis puts it at 705-710...

New LCRA forecast for Travis puts it at 705-710 by Friday with no additional Gates to be opened unless there is additional rain. That's cutting it awful close to the Mansfield spillway at 714. If...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-17-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 28,424
Posted By Samson
They are opening 4 additional Gates on Buchanon....

They are opening 4 additional Gates on Buchanon. They must be anticipating more rain... That will double the amount of water that Travis is currently letting out.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-16-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 28,424
Posted By Samson
They are saying LT to rise to 690-695. @ 695...

They are saying LT to rise to 690-695. @ 695 that is only 19ft from the spillway at Mansfield. Any additional rain this week and we will quickly approach the Record Christmas flood of 1991.

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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-11-2018, 10:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 311
Posted By Samson
From a thread on...

From a thread on AR15.com...https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180912/6dac53772252565688337db9857e0eb4.jpg

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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-06-2018, 09:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 484
Posted By Samson
They have a great farm to table restaurant in...

They have a great farm to table restaurant in hipster East Austin. According to some on this site, you should probably boycott them for picking such a terribly liberal city...

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Forum: Around the Campfire 08-22-2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,952
Posted By Samson
There are gamers than make millions per month on...

There are gamers than make millions per month on twitch streaming themselves playing video games. I can completely understand where he's coming from to maintain that status quo.

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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-22-2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,566
Posted By Samson
I shot mine last year with a 6.8spc , 90 gr gold...

I shot mine last year with a 6.8spc , 90 gr gold dot 8" barrel. Ran about 50yds and piled up. I don't think yours is too light...


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Forum: Around the Campfire 08-13-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,017
Posted By Samson
I've been between 6k - 7k gallons per month for a...

I've been between 6k - 7k gallons per month for a family of 5 for the last couple of years. That does not include watering the yard. Does include 5 showers, a load of laundry and a load of dishes...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-10-2018, 12:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 617
Posted By Samson
You can also try BMC in Cedar Park, they should...

You can also try BMC in Cedar Park, they should deliver to you.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 08-07-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,392
Posted By Samson
The Makita 4 stroke blower, I never have to mess...

The Makita 4 stroke blower, I never have to mess with mixed gas and all the problems it brings...

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Forum: Around the Campfire 08-05-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,094
Posted By Samson
That energy did go somewhere, into the other...

That energy did go somewhere, into the other person's Camaro.... When you are doing 55-60 mph and you hit a vehicle going 5-10mph, you give them all of your energy, not the other way around.

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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-03-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,880
Posted By Samson
Until Sierra makes a solid or bonded bullet,...

Until Sierra makes a solid or bonded bullet, nothing manufactured by them will be a game changer.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 08-01-2018, 10:31 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,148
Posted By Samson
Brandon do you ever get to fish Travis? I've...

Brandon do you ever get to fish Travis? I've lived/ fished on Travis for the past 25 years, and really been noticing the stripers the last 5 years. Just curious if the technique changes with the...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 07-30-2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,655
Posted By Samson
Fortunately the city council can't change the...

Fortunately the city council can't change the name of the city without a city wide vote. And I don't see the crazy libs winning that vote. There is a difference between crazy libs and normal libs...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-27-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 809
Posted By Samson
Remember if you consign the guns to an FFL and...

Remember if you consign the guns to an FFL and for some reason it doesn't sell, if you want the gun back there will be a 4473 and a background check depending on your chl status. I'd try and find a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-19-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,881
Posted By Samson
I ordered a $3 yardstick and received a Tipton...

I ordered a $3 yardstick and received a Tipton carbon fiber gun cleaning rod. Orderd 3 more of the same yardstick and got exactly that. I think sometimes the order packing drones just make...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-13-2018, 09:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 809
Posted By Samson
It has 2 pieces with each set. 1 side you put at...

It has 2 pieces with each set. 1 side you put at your source, it converts to a signal that can leverage cat 5/6. At the TV you put the decoder that converts the signal back to HDMI. Since you have...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-13-2018, 08:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 809
Posted By Samson
Something like this: ...

Something like this:


https://www.frys.com/product/9013327?store=22&source=google&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIsZaGsqqd3AIVi8DACh2KVgIbEAQYASABEgI3OPD_BwE

Don't know if you have a Fry's local...

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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-13-2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 809
Posted By Samson
The HDMI extenders are really hit or miss. A...

The HDMI extenders are really hit or miss. A higher quality cable may help, but it's a gamble. If you want to do it right, you need an HDMI over ethernet booster. Maybe can overnight one from...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-11-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,743
Posted By Samson
Here the link to the one we built. ...

Here the link to the one we built.

http://discussions.texasbowhunter.com/forums/showthread.php?t=324427

We didnt use a coolbot as you can achieve the same results for 1/3 price. If you aren't...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-23-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,567
Posted By Samson
I do have a golden retriever. As long as you...

I do have a golden retriever. As long as you don't let them outside until it's dry, there are no adverse effects. I've been spraying 3 years and he's still healthy as can be.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-21-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,567
Posted By Samson
Yes, get the 96 oz bottle on the far right. Best...

Yes, get the 96 oz bottle on the far right. Best deal by far. It will be the answer to your insect problem. I spray mine with a Chapin g362 hose end sprayer set at 1 tsp per gallon. I can do an...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-20-2018, 11:20 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,567
Posted By Samson
Spray Bifen XT , on your yard, house, driveway...

Spray Bifen XT , on your yard, house, driveway everywhere. You will not see a single bee for 6 weeks after that. As a matter of fact you won't see any bug. Ants, mosquitos, spiders over 200...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 03-18-2018, 12:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,003
Posted By Samson
A good portion of the debt is owed to ourselves...

A good portion of the debt is owed to ourselves through IOUs to social security. Only 6 trillionish is owed to foreign debtholders. State and local governments, and mutual funds own the rest...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-27-2018, 09:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,428
Posted By Samson
It's dealer discretion after 72 hours, legally...

It's dealer discretion after 72 hours, legally the dealer can release it after the 3rd day, but most won't release it until NICS says yay or nay.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-07-2018, 10:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By Samson
Lol, its not something the fed can just make go...

Lol, its not something the fed can just make go away, that's the whole reason it was created.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-05-2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 6,424
Views: 200,855
Posted By Samson
They will be back, just might be a couple...

They will be back, just might be a couple years... In 4 years your going to be looking back saying how cheap it was and you wish you'd bought more...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-01-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 13,315
Posted By Samson
Sounds like the only one that will be going to...

Sounds like the only one that will be going to jail is the crooked DA!
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-01-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 6,424
Views: 200,855
Posted By Samson
I have to agree with this, I think it will get...

I have to agree with this, I think it will get back down to that 2-3k level before it will make it's next run up.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-17-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,239
Posted By Samson
Heat pump units are still cheaper to run than...

Heat pump units are still cheaper to run than propane furnaces. Propane units are stupid expensive to run. If he's concerned about the effeciency when it's below freezing they make dual fuel units...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-15-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,181
Posted By Samson
What's roll marked on the lower has nothing to do...

What's roll marked on the lower has nothing to do with it. The gun just has to be able to be returned to the original configuration that was applied for. You can permanently change the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-15-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,980
Posted By Samson
Both my Grandpa's were lifelong employees of AT&T...

Both my Grandpa's were lifelong employees of AT&T / Ma Bells here in Austin and had buckets of insulators they collected over the years. Once they passed they somehow all got left with me, I was...
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