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Forum: Around the Campfire 04-10-2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,687
Posted By gatorgrizz27
IMO, both of those things would be exceptions to...

IMO, both of those things would be exceptions to the rules that would require prior approval.

With 12 spots Iíd focus on finding the right guys that would rather follow the spirit of the rules...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-05-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 550
Posted By gatorgrizz27
https://www.dewaltmobilelock.com I have one...

https://www.dewaltmobilelock.com

I have one of these in my enclosed trailer. You can set up a schedule where it automatically arms/disarms itself or do it manually from your phone. It will detect...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-05-2018, 07:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,197
Posted By gatorgrizz27
If you don’t have life insurance, get it. No...

If you don’t have life insurance, get it. No excuses for that one, it’s dirt cheap.

Weigh your options with disability. Long term disability policies are expensive, and don’t start paying out for...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-31-2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,486
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Strange how many people mention 2-stroke...

Strange how many people mention 2-stroke outboards, especially with them fading out. I just picked up a Johnson 25 2-stroke, so my 6 month old son will get to grow up experiencing it.

Iíve...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 03-28-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 405
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Itís easy to swap sight out. Theyíre available in...

Itís easy to swap sight out. Theyíre available in different heights front and rear.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-27-2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 686
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Dewalt makes at least 4 different blowers. Skip...

Dewalt makes at least 4 different blowers. Skip the smallest $99 20v, it’s for blowing off tools and truck beds. The 20v Brushless model is comparable to the corded blowers I’ve used. Ideal for...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-21-2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 342
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Thanks, I picked it up

Thanks, I picked it up
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-21-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 342
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Outboard experts, looking at a 94 Johnson 25

Been having trouble finding a deal on a 25 hp 2-stroke for a boat Iím building. Guy here has a 94 Johnson 25, short shaft tiller with electric start for $900.

I know the Johnsonís were very highly...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-21-2018, 06:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,089
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Those conditions make it tough to prepare for,...

Those conditions make it tough to prepare for, especially if youíre trying to go lightweight. Even worse is the fact that youíre likely to go from hiking to sitting still and glassing. Itís almost...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-21-2018, 06:29 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,500
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Your post is a little hard to read/understand but...

Your post is a little hard to read/understand but something’s not right with the bees. The property my shop is on has several hives and the one next door does too. The two areas with hives are about...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-21-2018, 06:21 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 905
Posted By gatorgrizz27
If your dogs stay your property and itís a normal...

If your dogs stay your property and itís a normal yard rather than a bunch of acreage, youíre better off treating the yard than the dogs. No fleas in the yard, no fleas on the dog. If thereís a ton...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 03-03-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 729
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Interesting thought I just had. In a bolt action,...

Interesting thought I just had. In a bolt action, powder residue is basically lube. I wonder if it actually helps prevent copper fouling and keeps accuracy and velocities up longer like moly-coated...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-03-2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 692
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Sounds more like an hours d’oeuvre type deal,...

Sounds more like an hours d’oeuvre type deal, small bites. I haven’t tried this particular recipe, but I’ve done about 25 others from him and they are all phenomenal. I’ve been cooking for a long...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-27-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,330
Posted By gatorgrizz27
I’m sure this is going to be an unpopular...

I’m sure this is going to be an unpopular opinion, and I’m against mandatory longer waiting periods for purchases, but we as legal gun owners need to step up and be vocal about preventing criminals...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-26-2018, 05:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 899
Posted By gatorgrizz27
The Dead Air Sandman series is regarded as one of...

The Dead Air Sandman series is regarded as one of the best. They are rated for .300 Win Mag with no barrel length restrictions and not overly bulky/heavy for an AR setup.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-26-2018, 05:18 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,276
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Honestly, I would spend a bit of time learning...

Honestly, I would spend a bit of time learning vocabulary and basic verb conjugations, then take 2 weekís of immersion classes somewhere like Antigua or Costa Rica.

I took 12 years of Spanish...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-24-2018, 05:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,033
Posted By gatorgrizz27
The receiver is one of the least important parts,...

The receiver is one of the least important parts, assuming it isn’t polymer and is machined to spec. Most uppers and lowers all come from the same handful of forges anyway. Spend your $ on a quality...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-22-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,323
Posted By gatorgrizz27
It makes zero sense to own a plinking/range rifle...

It makes zero sense to own a plinking/range rifle chambered in a uncommon cartridge that you donít reload for. You wonít end up shooting it more than a few times a year. Either get into reloading or...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-22-2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,509
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Itís ridiculous but I donít doubt it in our...

Itís ridiculous but I donít doubt it in our current world. I would think they would have to prove that you intended to reinforce that particular spot due to someone hitting it though. Easy enough...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-21-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,125
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Iím convinced that Cajun and Mexican dishes can...

Iím convinced that Cajun and Mexican dishes can make just about anything taste good. It has to do with the heavy seasoning, lots of fat, and long cooking times. Anything that is particularly skunky...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-20-2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 735
Posted By gatorgrizz27
To each their own, but Iíd wager at least 80% of...

To each their own, but Iíd wager at least 80% of the moose killed with modern rifles have been with .30 caliber or smaller bullets. Ditto for elk.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-18-2018, 06:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 773
Posted By gatorgrizz27
I’d probably just buy the Savage .22 mag over...

I’d probably just buy the Savage .22 mag over .410 and be done with it. It doesn’t have the power of a .223 obviously, but for varmints it should do the job.
...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-15-2018, 10:16 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,679
Posted By gatorgrizz27
I have the Leupold Mark AR 3-9x40 on my 6.5 bolt...

I have the Leupold Mark AR 3-9x40 on my 6.5 bolt gun. The factory dial for .223 Remington is dead on with the 143 ELD-X out to 400 yards. Past that the 6.5 is flatter, but the turret is also marked...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-15-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 702
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Define your accuracy needs. If you’ll be happy...

Define your accuracy needs. If you’ll be happy with something close to or slightly over 1 MOA, go with a quality match barrel, BCG, and trigger, the rest of the stuff is less important.

If you...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-15-2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,077
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Hope you like recoil! My “mountain rifle” is a...

Hope you like recoil! My “mountain rifle” is a .30-06 That comes in at 7.5 lbs scoped, around 6.5 lbs bare. I felt it was the best combination of light enough to carry easily but heavy enough to...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 02-15-2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 10,199
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Seems like a good career for military vets that...

Seems like a good career for military vets that have returned home and are looking for a new job. Have them coach sports and teach classes as well so the pay isn’t completely “additional.” Glock 19...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-25-2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 6,281
Posted By gatorgrizz27
About $1,000 is the max Iíd spend at once. Most...

About $1,000 is the max Iíd spend at once. Most of the expense seems to come in the last year of dogs lives, where people are desperate to keep them around and will try anything they can. IMO, a lot...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-11-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,468
Posted By gatorgrizz27
I’ve started 3 successful businesses and had one...

I’ve started 3 successful businesses and had one that failed. If you can survive completely on your wife’s salary, you’re willing to sell the boat and truck if need be (and have enough equity in them...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-08-2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,241
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Leupold 2-7x33. Lower quality glass but the FOV...

Leupold 2-7x33. Lower quality glass but the FOV and magnification range seemed better for my needs than the VX-3i options, and I havenít been able to tell any difference looking through them.
...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-08-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,241
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Go handle them in person, I was leaning towards...

Go handle them in person, I was leaning towards the VX-5 until I got my hands on one. Weighs as much as a brick. I agree that the 8.5-25 is way too much magnification for a hunting rifle.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-04-2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,746
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Iím not saying all part time guys are hacks, just...

Iím not saying all part time guys are hacks, just that more hacks can survive awhile as taxidermists than in othe industries. Iím a small business owner myself and started two as ďside workĒ until...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-04-2018, 07:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 226
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Walnut Creek park in Austin has some of my...

Walnut Creek park in Austin has some of my favorite trails anywhere. Brushy Creek Park up in Round Rock is also a lot of fun, and the Goodwater trail in Lake Georgetown is awesome if you want the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-03-2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,746
Posted By gatorgrizz27
There are a lot of reasons this happpens in the...

There are a lot of reasons this happpens in the taxidermy industry.

#1 being that standard turn around time is 8-12 months. That’s longer than it takes to build a fully custom home. If you eat at...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-03-2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,968
Posted By gatorgrizz27
https://honest-food.net/venison-tartare-recipe/

https://honest-food.net/venison-tartare-recipe/
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-03-2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,705
Posted By gatorgrizz27
To some people I suppose. I spend far more time...

To some people I suppose. I spend far more time carrying and holding my Weatherby Vanguard Deluxe than I do shooting it. The way it looks and feels, action smoothness, trigger pull, machining and...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-02-2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,986
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Iíve only shot one deer with the 143 gr ELD-X so...

Iíve only shot one deer with the 143 gr ELD-X so far, heavy buck at 125 yards, double lung shot. I got a full pass through, it exited through a rib but left a small hole and I didnít find a blood...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-29-2017, 08:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,506
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Agreed. I went back and forth for the last 2-3...

Agreed. I went back and forth for the last 2-3 years looking for the best quality pair for $500. Unfortunately, it is a weird price range where they are only about 5% better than a $300 pair, and lag...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-28-2017, 08:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 919
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Keep in mind that suppressors also add 1/2-1 1/2...

Keep in mind that suppressors also add 1/2-1 1/2 lbs to the gun, which may be where the “magic” happens. An 8 lb rifle will always recoil substantially more than a 9 1/2 lb rifle shooting the same...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-28-2017, 08:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 513
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Anybody try hard cast lead wadcutters? They donít...

Anybody try hard cast lead wadcutters? They donít really expand, but Iíve heard that the 200-250 gr .45 LC loads will kill way bigger animals than youíd expect them to at subsonic velocities.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-23-2017, 03:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 387
Posted By gatorgrizz27
No help with that but you'll also want at least a...

No help with that but you'll also want at least a jet ski or jon boat to tow the old Yankees back that are getting blown across the bay. :D
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-20-2017, 05:48 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,348
Posted By gatorgrizz27
https://youtu.be/AW40j0DDMFs :)

https://youtu.be/AW40j0DDMFs :)
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-17-2017, 09:45 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,158
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Kind of scary hearing these stories about neck...

Kind of scary hearing these stories about neck shot deer running off. I've shot every deer I've ever killed except for 2 in the neck and never had one take a step.

First non neck shot was...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-13-2017, 07:56 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,701
Posted By gatorgrizz27
I believe the theory was that if the people...

I believe the theory was that if the people posting the GFM's would tithe 10% to their local church, God would meet their needs (not wants) and they wouldn't need GFM in the first place. If that is...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-13-2017, 07:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,701
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Had some people I know ask for that for their...

Had some people I know ask for that for their honeymoon. I'm totally ok with that, as I've found trips/experiences to be better gifts than more junk that gets stacked up, or thrown out. Asking...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-13-2017, 07:48 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,701
Posted By gatorgrizz27
I have no problem with "go fund me's", however I...

I have no problem with "go fund me's", however I do have a certain criteria for them.

1. They can't be started by the person receiving the $. If you're not enough of a friend to have one support...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-29-2017, 03:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 393
Posted By gatorgrizz27
I went with the Wheeler kit that includes their...

I went with the Wheeler kit that includes their torque wrench and levels. It's a good feeling knowing everything is done correctly rather than just dropping it in the rings and snugging them down to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-29-2017, 06:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,148
Posted By gatorgrizz27
I build shelves out of 2x4's and OSB. Go buy all...

I build shelves out of 2x4's and OSB. Go buy all the bins you want before you build the shelves so they fit well.

One thing I haven't seen done but that might work well if you're storing stuff...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-28-2017, 03:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,257
Posted By gatorgrizz27
I just got home and pushed the Zeiss Conquest...

I just got home and pushed the Zeiss Conquest HD's a little further in the street sign reading. While not as easy to read due to my hands shaking, it was still very sharp and clear, and I could make...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-28-2017, 02:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,257
Posted By gatorgrizz27
I was inside Sportsman's Warehouse, which isn't...

I was inside Sportsman's Warehouse, which isn't an ideal testing location, but it was large enough, dimly lit enough, and had enough items with detail to do a comparison.

In terms of clarity and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-28-2017, 11:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,257
Posted By gatorgrizz27
2-3 years ago I spent several hours comparing...

2-3 years ago I spent several hours comparing almost every binocular in the $250-$750 range. I found that there wasn't a noticeable difference in brightness or clarity amongst any of them, and any...
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