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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) Today, 01:32 PM
Replies: 27
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Posted By Slick8
I couldn't agree more, but dang to say it out...

I couldn't agree more, but dang to say it out loud...
Forum: Around the Campfire Today, 11:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By Slick8
Lake Texana is 20 miles south of El Campo on 59...

Lake Texana is 20 miles south of El Campo on 59 or 10 miles to the north is the Colorado river. You can access the river from the north bound side of 59 on the west side of the river.

Other than...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) Yesterday, 01:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 580
Posted By Slick8
It's already been said about but I'd look at the...

It's already been said about but I'd look at the 65 saum or 708AI.

That 65saum would be a bad machine. I'd also suggest the 65x284 but don't think you'd be happy with it in a short action.
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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-16-2017, 07:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 528
Posted By Slick8
I often remember them all fondly and like the...

I often remember them all fondly and like the idea of a journal to keep up with the stories.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-16-2017, 10:08 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,867
Posted By Slick8
Great looking deer, congrats.

Great looking deer, congrats.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-16-2017, 10:03 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,847
Posted By Slick8
Then I still recommend the 22-250AI or 243AI. The...

Then I still recommend the 22-250AI or 243AI. The 243 with a 75 grain bullet would be a lethal laser but like said above, the 22-250 is just such a pleasure to shoot.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-16-2017, 09:44 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,847
Posted By Slick8
Lots of good choices mentioned here. I have a...

Lots of good choices mentioned here. I have a 22-250AI with a 22 inch 1:8 barrel and suppressor. I'm loving it with 80 grain bullets.

If stepping down from there, I'd like to try the 20 vartag up...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-14-2017, 02:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,856
Posted By Slick8
That's good stuff. I can smell the chicken noodle...

That's good stuff. I can smell the chicken noodle soup on the stove at grannies house just hearing that.

Sunday morning after church was Paul Bosch on Houston wrastlin from the sam Houston...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-14-2017, 08:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 646
Posted By Slick8
I agree with the above. Deer should be cooked...

I agree with the above. Deer should be cooked rare to medium rare. Whole cooking us going to over cook a great deal of it. You won't be able to make it come out like a whole hog, not enough fat in...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-12-2017, 03:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 888
Posted By Slick8
No but my cousin hunted Colorado where they were...

No but my cousin hunted Colorado where they were performing a similar operation and saw nothing in that area.

Where you been man, missing the good video work you put out.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-12-2017, 03:21 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,090
Posted By Slick8
Keep up the strong work, following along on some...

Keep up the strong work, following along on some good action.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-12-2017, 03:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 197
Posted By Slick8
That Grayboe is a good looking stock for the...

That Grayboe is a good looking stock for the money. I believe APR has moved to these for their standard offering in the Maverick / Ranger line of rifles. If Robert and Jason are willing to put their...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-12-2017, 12:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,605
Posted By Slick8
It looks 4.5 too me but it's no where near an...

It looks 4.5 too me but it's no where near an exact science.

I believe between 3-5 years old are the hardest to judge. I also believe that diet and sand intake make a huge difference in this. A...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-12-2017, 12:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 197
Posted By Slick8
A BDL and CDL are the same action and bottom...

A BDL and CDL are the same action and bottom metal. The CDL that I had in 280 Rem had a magnum contour barrel. I put a Bell and Carlson on it which required just a little bit of material to be...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-12-2017, 11:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,399
Posted By Slick8
He should be on tbh since he has married up. ...

He should be on tbh since he has married up.

Seriously, congrats dad. I proud day for sure.

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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-12-2017, 11:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 501
Posted By Slick8
If using at least a 4x scope I'd say 1 moa should...

If using at least a 4x scope I'd say 1 moa should be attainable and surely 2-3 moa would get the job done.

I'm wanting to do an sbr with a 5 inch Thunderbeast one day but can decide between a 223...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-12-2017, 09:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,632
Posted By Slick8
Until the ranchers let us hunt cows it's the best...

Until the ranchers let us hunt cows it's the best alternative.

I dread it every time I have to build one but I'm glad when done. Nice looking work.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-12-2017, 09:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 808
Posted By Slick8
The coon was shot with factory ammo as there's no...

The coon was shot with factory ammo as there's no reloading of a rimfire, that I know of.

I don't shoot sub's, my shots are too far and I'm not convinced bullet performance can be predictable at...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-11-2017, 09:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 808
Posted By Slick8
IMO-do all translates to doing many things not...

IMO-do all translates to doing many things not very well. I could be wrong but typically these type items like everything will have you compromise somewhere.

You're better off to determine which...
Forum: It's All About the Video 11-10-2017, 10:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 728
Posted By Slick8
Great video as always amigo, congrats. I...

Great video as always amigo, congrats.

I remember that song and thinking the same thing that it would work well for a video.

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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-10-2017, 12:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,010
Posted By Slick8
What is your intended purpose? For the average to...

What is your intended purpose? For the average to even above average hunter there's very little performance difference in the two. Barrel wear will be negligible in either.

I have a 22-250AI that...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-10-2017, 06:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 825
Posted By Slick8
Really cool to see those old city deer and a...

Really cool to see those old city deer and a monster 6 makes him a bonus.

I saw a big bodied 10 recently that looked to be mid 130's in George Bush park on the way to the chooting range.

Sent...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-09-2017, 04:18 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,834
Posted By Slick8
I hear ya, I picked up a trued savage 116 with a...

I hear ya, I picked up a trued savage 116 with a 26 inch Bartlein. It should be a long range hammer with the 140-147 ELD's.

I'd like the Creed in an 18 inch barrel with the suppressor as most of...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-09-2017, 02:29 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,834
Posted By Slick8
I'm a 260 lover and just snagged a 65x284 but may...

I'm a 260 lover and just snagged a 65x284 but may have to re-barrel my savage to a Creed. You guys are slowly convincing me.

It would make a nice suppressor rifle in an 18" Bartlein RV profile......
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-08-2017, 07:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,049
Posted By Slick8
Of the two I'd go with the 264wm due to a much...

Of the two I'd go with the 264wm due to a much greater selection of bullets, many of them being extremely high BC.

If you're open to it, the good ole 7rm is very hard to beat and is a hand loaders...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-08-2017, 06:50 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,418
Posted By Slick8
Good luck to ya. Love to hunt with the 45-70 as...

Good luck to ya. Love to hunt with the 45-70 as well.

Headed back out Friday evening myself.

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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-07-2017, 07:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 307
Posted By Slick8
I would suggest Talley one piece and they're...

I would suggest Talley one piece and they're going to be hard to find local if cabelas and bps don't have them.

You may call bailey's and 10 ring shooters supply.

Outside of that I'd suggest...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-07-2017, 03:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By Slick8
You'll likely loose about 25 fps per inch you...

You'll likely loose about 25 fps per inch you remove. I have two rifles that I bought / built specifically for suppressors. One is a 20 inch 308 and the other is a 22 inch 22-250AI. They've both met...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-07-2017, 02:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,688
Posted By Slick8
I love the look, fit and finish of Kimbers but...

I love the look, fit and finish of Kimbers but have heard too many horror stories like this.

I don't know what their policy is but they need to fix or replace it for you.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 11-06-2017, 04:15 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,398
Posted By Slick8
Spot on. Tuco, sounds like you've been...

Spot on.

Tuco, sounds like you've been putting in the work. Congrats on thinning out the fawn killers. I've done a little calling and killed one. That will ramp up for the rest of the season.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-05-2017, 04:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 343
Posted By Slick8
Yup. Hornet is the way to go and if it were to go...

Yup. Hornet is the way to go and if it were to go away you can always form brass from a 22 hornet which has been around for a year or two.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-04-2017, 09:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,038
Posted By Slick8
I hear ya, I've had a productive but difficult...

I hear ya, I've had a productive but difficult season which is why I'm sitting this weekend out.

I've been lucky that I was able to take a cull 7 and two does but there were a few skunk sits mixed...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-04-2017, 09:19 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,924
Posted By Slick8
Any of the above with the 45-70 being my choice...

Any of the above with the 45-70 being my choice and by far the easiest to find ammo for if you don't reload.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-04-2017, 09:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,765
Posted By Slick8
That looks stomach but the blood trail sounds...

That looks stomach but the blood trail sounds like a hit or nick to the liver.

That should be a dead deer that a dog can find. Hopefully he wasn't pushed too far.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-03-2017, 08:28 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,350
Posted By Slick8
I hunted hard in October dealing with two weeks...

I hunted hard in October dealing with two weeks of moon and a LOOOOOT of heat all but one weekend. I'm one deer away from tagging out after taking a 7 point cull last week.

I'm going to avoid the...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-03-2017, 08:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 625
Posted By Slick8
I've had mixed results through the years but will...

I've had mixed results through the years but will say my Savage likes this ammo really well and it's priced right. Most any Academy or that outdoors store on Buss. 59 should have it on hand, Victoria...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-03-2017, 04:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,036
Posted By Slick8
I wouldn't be afraid of the eld-m, it should give...

I wouldn't be afraid of the eld-m, it should give similar performance to the berger.

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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-03-2017, 01:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,036
Posted By Slick8
Dude, that's left testicle kind of stuff these....

Dude, that's left testicle kind of stuff these. Congrats and enjoy.

Congrats on the elk and a very nice shot.



Very nice set up. I just picked up a simi-custom savage to scratch my 6.5 itch...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-03-2017, 01:35 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,596
Posted By Slick8
If you don't have a scope with a BDC reticle or...

If you don't have a scope with a BDC reticle or turrets, this is the best way to go. Unless you want to earhole hogs and even this it's not difficult. Aim at the top of their head or just above.
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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-03-2017, 11:44 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 711
Posted By Slick8
I agree that the Hornady tool is great, easy and...

I agree that the Hornady tool is great, easy and repeatable.

I'm running W760 in a 22-250AI and 70-80 grain bullets with excellent results.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-03-2017, 11:18 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 5,380
Posted By Slick8
Agreed, that's hard work. To the OP, great...

Agreed, that's hard work.

To the OP, great story from start to finish. Congrats on seeing through to taking that lifetime trophy.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-03-2017, 08:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 305
Posted By Slick8
You guys be safe out there and have fun. I'm...

You guys be safe out there and have fun.

I'm one deer from tagging out so I'm taking this weekend off to go play around with some load development at the shooting range on Saturday.

Might be...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-01-2017, 08:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 211
Posted By Slick8
I agree with CB. I'd go with a LaRue...

I agree with CB.

I'd go with a LaRue Tactical base and seekins rings. That would come in right at $200.

Next would be Talley one piece which would run about $50.

Sent from my...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-31-2017, 11:55 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,345
Posted By Slick8
Well then, problem solved. I have 22-250...

Well then, problem solved.

I have 22-250 (now AI) and 308 from Lapua, I wish they made more chambering's. It makes all other brass look and feel like something you picked up from the ground at the...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-31-2017, 10:37 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,280
Posted By Slick8
Space isn't an issue as I reload from a small...

Space isn't an issue as I reload from a small writing desk / cabinet. You have to get creative.

Time is a different story, you not only need time but it really needs to be quality uninterrupted...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-31-2017, 10:24 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,280
Posted By Slick8
If you're considering a custom build, you should...

If you're considering a custom build, you should really consider reloading for it.

There's multiple reasons; maximize the potential of a custom built rifle, tune a load and bullet combo that you...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-31-2017, 09:17 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,091
Posted By Slick8
Ya'll done good, congrats.

Ya'll done good, congrats.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-31-2017, 09:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 598
Posted By Slick8
Mmmmmm, gonna be goooooood. Any finished...

Mmmmmm, gonna be goooooood.

Any finished pictures oh maestro of the pixel?
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-31-2017, 09:11 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,755
Posted By Slick8
Best read in quite some time. You guys are doin'...

Best read in quite some time. You guys are doin' it up right.

Allergies are flaring up a bit after reading it.

Congrats to young Jack on his first kill and grill.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-31-2017, 09:07 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,345
Posted By Slick8
Dang, don't know how I missed this one. I've...

Dang, don't know how I missed this one. I've wanted a 527 for some time and this may take me over the edge.
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