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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-05-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,001
Posted By sleepy_sleeper
I have one of their AR10s and a 300BLK pistol I...

I have one of their AR10s and a 300BLK pistol I keep in my desk drawer at work. They’ve both been decent on reliability and accuracy. I use the AR10 as my night time pig Rig with a Xsight on it and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-24-2017, 04:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 590
Posted By sleepy_sleeper
We are willing to go to the coast or Somerville. ...

We are willing to go to the coast or Somerville. We have camped at Sea Rim and I know there is a lot of hunting down there.

Where would y'all recommend on the coast? I'm familiar with Matagorda...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-24-2017, 02:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 590
Posted By sleepy_sleeper
Taking 9yr old Duck Hunting

My 9yr old son is beginning to really appreciate the hunting opportunities he has had. Last year at 8 he shot his 1st buck. This year we are expanding to shotguns and he shot his 1st dove on our...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-24-2017, 01:38 PM
Replies: 422
Views: 15,941
Posted By sleepy_sleeper
LOL I looked at your system for ELDs. I...

LOL I looked at your system for ELDs.

I run an oilfield trucking company.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-22-2017, 06:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 864
Posted By sleepy_sleeper
I suggest the Garmin Pro 550. Its spot on...

I suggest the Garmin Pro 550. Its spot on reliable and more importantly consistent. I've tried some cheaper collars and the power isn't always they same. Sometimes a medium level stim may be...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-27-2017, 03:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 667
Posted By sleepy_sleeper
I've been religiously hitting any Gander I've...

I've been religiously hitting any Gander I've driven by that was still open and have gotten some smoking deals but good riddance. The only thing I will miss is the higer end stuff Academy doesn't...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 08-26-2017, 08:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,091
Posted By sleepy_sleeper
This guy had a lot of Blackbuck last time I was...

This guy had a lot of Blackbuck last time I was there
http://bigbexotics.com
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-26-2017, 08:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 631
Posted By sleepy_sleeper
My son is just becoming eligible for 4H (3rd...

My son is just becoming eligible for 4H (3rd grade) and when is gonna be doing shotgun. 4H has a lot of resources to get started if you want to check that out before putting a lot of $$$ into it.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-22-2017, 11:03 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 931
Posted By sleepy_sleeper
There are different types of Farmers Insurance. ...

There are different types of Farmers Insurance. I'm with a coop near Brenham and their rates in homeowners can't be touched by anyone. The catch is they only insure a 5 County group.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-21-2017, 09:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,543
Posted By sleepy_sleeper
I shot this one near Bandera, hit him with a...

I shot this one near Bandera, hit him with a 30-06 but he was on the run 100yds away when I did it.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-14-2017, 09:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,479
Posted By sleepy_sleeper
That last stretch is hard, especially as a...

That last stretch is hard, especially as a working adult going back. I would browse job boards looking for specific jobs that my skill set and education qualified me for. Also the thought of ALL...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-13-2017, 10:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,425
Posted By sleepy_sleeper
I've started reloading again. The last time I...

I've started reloading again. The last time I did it I was doing high volume pistol stuff and now its precision rifle. The basics are similar but reloading precision rifle loads is a whole lot more...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-13-2017, 09:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,699
Posted By sleepy_sleeper
In my local VFD we use these for training...

In my local VFD we use these for training exercises. Nothing like a real live burning structure to practice with. They will most likely set up newer guys in the department on this as training to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-13-2017, 02:10 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,330
Posted By sleepy_sleeper
Stealth is the way to go. Once you learn their...

Stealth is the way to go. Once you learn their menu organization system they're easy to use. We have tried Cuddyback (rugged but crappy pics), Moultrie (inconsistent sensors), browning (couldn't...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-13-2017, 02:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 863
Posted By sleepy_sleeper
We lay our towers down on trailers (usually a...

We lay our towers down on trailers (usually a 16ft low boy) and use tires/ 4x4s to brace it up.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-07-2017, 11:00 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,375
Posted By sleepy_sleeper
NASCAR lost any appeal to me during the fruity...

NASCAR lost any appeal to me during the fruity Bumper Buddy fad. They were trying too hard to do something interesting and it turned into synchronized swimming in cars. If I want to watch true...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-07-2017, 09:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 390
Posted By sleepy_sleeper
How old is he? I got my son a camo and stainless...

How old is he? I got my son a camo and stainless Cricket when he was 5. At 8 he shot his 1st buck with his youth 700 243. I've been eyeballing a Savage BMag 17 WSM for him to shoot small stuff at...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-07-2017, 08:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 904
Posted By sleepy_sleeper
We hunted near Hico for 3 years and it was real...

We hunted near Hico for 3 years and it was real hit or miss. Lots of turkey on the place but GOOD bucks were hard to come by. I hunted almost every weekend of the 2014 season and never got a shot...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-30-2017, 09:46 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,026
Posted By sleepy_sleeper
I have an 870 with the Carlson Coyote choke and...

I have an 870 with the Carlson Coyote choke and use the Hornady Coyote 00 buckshot and it drops anything I shoot dead within 50yds.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-30-2017, 04:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,064
Posted By sleepy_sleeper
+1 on a 14" Echo, Home Depot sells them cheap and...

+1 on a 14" Echo, Home Depot sells them cheap and you can always put a 16-18" bar on it later and have more power than a cheapie of the same size. The 14" is my go to when trimming up before season.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-21-2016, 05:38 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 6,579
Posted By sleepy_sleeper
I have a Barnett Raptor FX that I've had a couple...

I have a Barnett Raptor FX that I've had a couple years and it's the last Barnett I will own. I think an Excalibur Micro will be next for me.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-18-2016, 08:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,743
Posted By sleepy_sleeper
Very cool, I got my son a 700 youth 243 last year...

Very cool, I got my son a 700 youth 243 last year and he got his 1st deer this fall with it. Many good times ahead I am sure of it.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-18-2016, 04:05 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,139
Posted By sleepy_sleeper
Sorry to hear it. My wife and I looked at them...

Sorry to hear it. My wife and I looked at them before buying our current house and they have a bad reputation in College Station.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-18-2016, 11:57 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,459
Posted By sleepy_sleeper
AR #1 - Vortex Strike Eagle 1-6x24 AR #2 -...

AR #1 - Vortex Strike Eagle 1-6x24
AR #2 - Vortex Sparc 2
300WM - Vortex Viper 4-16x50 IL FFP
30-06 - Redfield Revenge 4-12x44
243 - Nikon Prostaff 5 3.5-14x 50 BDC

I've had higher end...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-10-2016, 10:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 622
Posted By sleepy_sleeper
I haven't had the best luck with cameras lasting...

I haven't had the best luck with cameras lasting more than a couple years here lately. I've had Wild game, Browning, Moultrie, and Stealth. I've had the best luck with Stealth. Moultries cheaper...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-14-2016, 10:19 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,883
Posted By sleepy_sleeper
Ok so now that we have a general idea of the...

Ok so now that we have a general idea of the place, if you could go to Westworld what would you do?

I would go total bad guy and ride with the Confederados
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-14-2016, 10:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 435
Posted By sleepy_sleeper
My son just turned 8 and he has the Diamond...

My son just turned 8 and he has the Diamond Atomic, I wish we would have gotten the Infinite Edge but he has had the Atomic since he was 6 and it fit him well when he started. His next bow will be...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-14-2016, 10:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 604
Posted By sleepy_sleeper
It's not a fixed power but I really like my...

It's not a fixed power but I really like my Vortex Strikeagle. I usually leave it on 1x but can zoom to 6 for those small targets far out. I primarily use it on my daytime coyote gun.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-12-2016, 09:26 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,422
Posted By sleepy_sleeper
What kind of Black Panthers you talking about,...

What kind of Black Panthers you talking about, old or new?
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-12-2016, 04:17 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 11,699
Posted By sleepy_sleeper
Zombie thread!!!

Zombie thread!!!
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 10-10-2016, 08:43 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 18,914
Posted By sleepy_sleeper
You are going to want leveling jacks of some sort...

You are going to want leveling jacks of some sort or a level parking spot. Trying to sleep on a slope sucks...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-07-2016, 08:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 931
Posted By sleepy_sleeper
I've been interested in them but the 5yr limit on...

I've been interested in them but the 5yr limit on the electronic portion scares me a bit. If they had a Vortex type warranty I would try out a Kilo.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-07-2016, 05:54 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 10,788
Posted By sleepy_sleeper
Looked like they were chasing the cows to me...

Looked like they were chasing the cows to me...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-06-2016, 09:34 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 7,198
Posted By sleepy_sleeper
As of last weekend I'm not shaving till I put...

As of last weekend I'm not shaving till I put something in the dirt.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-18-2016, 12:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 597
Posted By sleepy_sleeper
Permethrin 10% mixed 1/2oz per gallon of water...

Permethrin 10% mixed 1/2oz per gallon of water makes good flea spray. You can spray the dogs down with it and hose down any of their areas also. Just be VERY careful if you have cats, wet...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-14-2016, 09:55 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,857
Posted By sleepy_sleeper
I can't seem to get any sort of leadsled or...

I can't seem to get any sort of leadsled or similar product to work as well as I would like. I've tried the real deal and several other brands without the repeatability in accuracy I would like. A...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-06-2016, 08:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,598
Posted By sleepy_sleeper
Texas has some laws that protect landowners etc...

Texas has some laws that protect landowners etc when equine activity is involved. You usually see a sign stating as much at most stables, arenas, guest ranches, etc.
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-06-2016, 08:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 694
Posted By sleepy_sleeper
I have a Barnett Raptor FX that's 2yrs old. It...

I have a Barnett Raptor FX that's 2yrs old. It eats strings, I'm on #3 in 200 shots. I was having horrible accuracy problems but once I found the right combo it's deadly accurate. I shoot Black...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-05-2016, 05:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 226
Posted By sleepy_sleeper
I haven't but I've read good things about them on...

I haven't but I've read good things about them on a crossbow forum.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-05-2016, 05:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,570
Posted By sleepy_sleeper
Do it, it's a blast. Be prepared to do quite a...

Do it, it's a blast. Be prepared to do quite a bit of training before any actual fun stuff if it's a VFD in a more populous area. Our VFD is pretty laid back but they're trending towards more...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-05-2016, 05:21 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,655
Posted By sleepy_sleeper
I fear they will be bad this year. We got blown...

I fear they will be bad this year. We got blown out 2 years ago near Stephenville because they were so bad.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-05-2016, 05:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,564
Posted By sleepy_sleeper
Get a 275 gallon IBC water tote and a 12v bilge...

Get a 275 gallon IBC water tote and a 12v bilge pump with water hose fittings. Clean it out with bleach to kill the bird nastiness, let it air out and hunt it this fall. The 275 water tank can be...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-01-2016, 10:07 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,036
Posted By sleepy_sleeper
If they could add mini Chinese Stars to broad...

If they could add mini Chinese Stars to broad heads they would be super effective for Ninja Hunting Tactics.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-01-2016, 10:05 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,573
Posted By sleepy_sleeper
Rangeman 9400 is what I wear in green. It's...

Rangeman 9400 is what I wear in green. It's pretty handy for temp, compass, and alt. I have had several cheapo Walmart G Shocks and my old favorite isn't in any of the stores anymore. I had 1 that...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-23-2016, 05:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,121
Posted By sleepy_sleeper
I bought these for all my blinds for directional...

I bought these for all my blinds for directional heat if it's just me. The Buddy heaters work good to heat the whole blind but sometimes if it's super cold I want to spot heat to reduce condensation...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-22-2016, 11:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,046
Posted By sleepy_sleeper
Well I've been itching to go to this store since...

Well I've been itching to go to this store since the only other one I regularly pass by is the "outpost" in Waco. Looks like I will save my time and plan on another semiannual Buda run if I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-21-2016, 07:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 617
Posted By sleepy_sleeper
Stalking doesn't work so well in the Piney Woods...

Stalking doesn't work so well in the Piney Woods of East Texas unless you are using dogs. Many people knock our method of using a feeder but you can't really sneak up on anything around where I am...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-21-2016, 06:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 489
Posted By sleepy_sleeper
If you don't get it done early Acorns are gonna...

If you don't get it done early Acorns are gonna kill your chances. I will either hunt early or really late this season. That's the only way it seems to work in really wet years.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-21-2016, 05:34 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,997
Posted By sleepy_sleeper
I have pens at the lease in Hico and it helps to...

I have pens at the lease in Hico and it helps to keep the hogs out. Lots of activity out there and they seem to hop over fence no problem. Mine is 32x32 or 2 jog panels wide with sections notched...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-21-2016, 11:37 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,435
Posted By sleepy_sleeper
I would go with 3 holes at shallower depth.

I would go with 3 holes at shallower depth.
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