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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-19-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 652
Posted By LWD
Are you illiterate—reading really is...

Are you illiterate—reading really is fundamental!—or just a democrat?

I said "You might be okay. But you might not." Post #8

After you went all fanboy extolling the virtues of published Varget...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-18-2018, 10:21 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 5,625
Posted By LWD
On it. LWD

On it.

LWD
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-18-2018, 10:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 652
Posted By LWD
:eek: That's Creedmoor data. The OP asked about...

:eek: That's Creedmoor data. The OP asked about the .260 Remington.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-18-2018, 10:03 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,854
Posted By LWD
If you'd already leased it for the year, then the...

If you'd already leased it for the year, then the landowner should have disclosed the lease to the new buyers who would be bound by it. That is the bought the land subject to the existing lease. Is...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-18-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,415
Posted By LWD
if I'm looking at the maps right, it sure seems...

if I'm looking at the maps right, it sure seems like a lot of the acreage is lake. I can't see paying that much for a lake. And the land is mostly around the lake. There's not a large piece not...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-18-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,079
Posted By LWD
Talk to the guide or outfitter. Some have a 300...

Talk to the guide or outfitter. Some have a 300 magnum minimum though I agree with you re the .30-06 and a heavier or monometal bullet.

LWD
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-17-2018, 10:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 652
Posted By LWD
To the OP, I think that's the issue. If you find...

To the OP, I think that's the issue. If you find a Varget load that is within safe pressures, and it looks like you might be able to do 37 or so grains, you're giving up a lot of velocity.

LWD
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-16-2018, 10:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 652
Posted By LWD
Right, but the OP asked about a specific bullet...

Right, but the OP asked about a specific bullet and cartridge. You have published load data for the combination in question? If so, from where? Hornady publishes no load data for that combination.
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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-16-2018, 10:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By LWD
1:10” twist is the most versatile but likely...

1:10” twist is the most versatile but likely unnecessary as I dont think many folks are shooting really heavy or subsonic loads from an AR10. 1:12” will be sufficient.

LWD
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-15-2018, 11:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 652
Posted By LWD
I think the SAAMI spec max pressure is 60,000 for...

I think the SAAMI spec max pressure is 60,000 for the .260. Theres no reason you cant go to 65,000 with a modern rifle and brass. You might be okay. But you might not.

LWD
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-15-2018, 11:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 652
Posted By LWD
37.1 grains is the max Varget load for the 129...

37.1 grains is the max Varget load for the 129 grain bullets. It only generates 2700 fps. Other powders generate 2900 fps with the 129 grain bullets. The 143 grain bullets are obviously bigger. Youve...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-15-2018, 11:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 652
Posted By LWD
I would not use Varget. Hornady does not publish...

I would not use Varget. Hornady does not publish losd data for it with that bullet and cartridge and Varget is faster than any powder Hornady uses for that bullet and cartridge. Do you have load data...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-15-2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 588
Posted By LWD
Is this for guns being brought in for...

Is this for guns being brought in for gunsmithing? Or CHL holders? I can see that being a good idea for guns coming in for work, but heck with them if they get to check my concealed handgun.

LWD
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-15-2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 636
Posted By LWD
What wears out springs is cycling them—i.e....

What wears out springs is cycling them—i.e. loading and unloading the magazine. Keeping a magazine spring compressed or not doesn't matter. It's the cycles on the spring that matters.

LWD
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-13-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 705
Posted By LWD
Price per acre is higher on smaller tracts, but...

Price per acre is higher on smaller tracts, but that price is stupid. Honestly, at that price, he's just trolling for a sucker. And the number of hunters is crazy. I think you need 100 acres per...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 09-12-2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,312
Posted By LWD
Man, that's deluxe. Nice. LWD

Man, that's deluxe. Nice.

LWD
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-12-2018, 09:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,302
Posted By LWD
I wouldn't use it on elk. I wouldn't even use it...

I wouldn't use it on elk. I wouldn't even use it on mule deer. For either, I'd have my .30-06 or something larger. Will it work? Yeah? The best choice? Not in my opinion. But I tend toward larger...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-11-2018, 10:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 831
Posted By LWD
If you want the absolute hottest 7mm available,...

If you want the absolute hottest 7mm available, go for it (or the 7mm RUM). But I'd probably build or buy a 7mm STW for a hotter 7mm. It gets you a bump over the 7mm Rem Mag but doesn't burn the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-11-2018, 10:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 648
Posted By LWD
Nice! Congrats. LWD

Nice! Congrats.

LWD
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-10-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,868
Posted By LWD
Surefire Minimus. I've had one for almost ten...

Surefire Minimus. I've had one for almost ten years. It's been worth every penny.

LWD
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-07-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 518
Posted By LWD
This. The .22-250 has enough powder capacity to...

This. The .22-250 has enough powder capacity to drive the TSX really fast. In a .22-250 the 45, 50, and 53 grain bullets will stabilize in a 1:14" twist.

LWD
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-04-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,074
Posted By LWD
There's not a number. You just complete and give...

There's not a number. You just complete and give the seller a completed Sales and Use Tax exemption certificate. The forms are here: https://comptroller.texas.gov/forms/01-339.pdf
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-04-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,466
Posted By LWD
Has anyone suggested buying used? Seriously,...

Has anyone suggested buying used? Seriously, unless you get an end of year, gotta get it off the lot deal, you'll be WAAAAY better off buying a lightly used recent model.

LWD
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-04-2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,759
Posted By LWD
What was the impact velocity? I think the TTSX...

What was the impact velocity? I think the TTSX need even more velocity than the TSX to insure expansion. If they impacted at less than 2400 fps, you probably didn't get much or enough expansion?
...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-03-2018, 09:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 658
Posted By LWD
Euless Guns and Ammo LWD

Euless Guns and Ammo

LWD
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-29-2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,890
Posted By LWD
This is critical. If you don't do this, you'll be...

This is critical. If you don't do this, you'll be DOA before you ever start because of the folks you talk to will steal your idea, run with it, and make all the money before you realize what...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-28-2018, 09:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 995
Posted By LWD
Yeah, need lots more information about what it...

Yeah, need lots more information about what it will be used for. That said, I'm a huge Mac fan, and Macs run Windows better than most PCs.

LWD
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-27-2018, 09:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 704
Posted By LWD
This. Either of these will drive a 200–250 grain...

This. Either of these will drive a 200–250 grain bullet at more than sufficient speed to be effective at any sane hunting range. The .338 Win will keep a match bullet supersonic to 1300 yards. If one...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-26-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,014
Posted By LWD
Set up a facebook group. Works well for us. ...

Set up a facebook group. Works well for us.

LWD
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-15-2018, 10:27 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,152
Posted By LWD
I have a 2015 6.4 Hemi crew cab 4x4. I like it a...

I have a 2015 6.4 Hemi crew cab 4x4. I like it a lot. I'd buy another one. My 2004 F250 had the 6.8 V10. I just don't tow often enough or heavy enough to justify a diesel. But if you do tow often or...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-15-2018, 09:56 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,791
Posted By LWD
This is the question: how much is it worth? ...

This is the question: how much is it worth?

LWD
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-12-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,331
Posted By LWD
What kind of reticle do you want? Do you want to...

What kind of reticle do you want? Do you want to dial or hold adjustments?

LWD
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-07-2018, 12:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 955
Posted By LWD
Local shop I trade with sells lots of them....

Local shop I trade with sells lots of them. Thinks they are the best deal going for shotgun shells.

LWD
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-07-2018, 12:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 960
Posted By LWD
I found the comb on the X-Bolt to be much lower...

I found the comb on the X-Bolt to be much lower than the comb on my A-Bolt II. The A-Bolt fits me very well. The X-Bolt does not.

LWD
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-07-2018, 12:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 495
Posted By LWD
Just sell the thing for all the reasons Cajun...

Just sell the thing for all the reasons Cajun Blake mentioned. It will be a lot cheaper in the long run even if you don't get much for the gun. Even if you find a 'smith who will work on it, you're...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-07-2018, 12:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 776
Posted By LWD
Friend built a 5x7 last year. I hunted it a few...

Friend built a 5x7 last year. I hunted it a few times. It's huge compared to a 4x6 blind. That'd be my preference. I don't think you need the full 8' width but the extra foot of depth gave a lot more...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-06-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 857
Posted By LWD
This. The .308 is relatively underbore compared...

This. The .308 is relatively underbore compared to the other two choices. It will lose less fps for loss of barrel length. But it's really academic. Neither the 7mm-08 or 6.5 Creedmoor is really...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-06-2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 904
Posted By LWD
Best deal going for ARs. LWD

Best deal going for ARs.

LWD
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-04-2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 39
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Views: 1,806
Posted By LWD
I like the Bianchi 100. I have several and they...

I like the Bianchi 100. I have several and they work well.

LWD
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-04-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,098
Posted By LWD
Look here: http://aaml.org/find-a-lawyer. You can...

Look here: http://aaml.org/find-a-lawyer. You can search by state and county. Be very wary of attorneys who advertise heavily. They either aren't very good, charge inflated fees to pay for the...
Forum: Recipes 08-01-2018, 08:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,516
Posted By LWD
Cool. Thank you. LWD

Cool. Thank you.

LWD
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-28-2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 691
Posted By LWD
Be careful what you ask for. My cousin did that....

Be careful what you ask for. My cousin did that. It broke down on the highway halfway to the reception.........
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-28-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,168
Posted By LWD
Depends on how it works. In a 6.4 Hemi, it...

Depends on how it works. In a 6.4 Hemi, it disables the economy mode which runs the engine on only 4 cylinders when not under load. Even without a trailer attached, it cuts 2-3 mpg. Of course that's...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-28-2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 573
Posted By LWD
Good woman. Many would have called 911 and run to...

Good woman. Many would have called 911 and run to the neighbors.

LWD
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-28-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 940
Posted By LWD
Pelican. Best cooler and best value. LWD

Pelican. Best cooler and best value.

LWD
Forum: Recipes 07-28-2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,516
Posted By LWD
Reverse engineer Grub Rub?

Anyone ever try figuring out what's in GrubRub (http://www.grubrub.com)? I love the stuff, but it gets a little pricey for the amount I use, and I'm guessing it's mostly brown sugar. Anyone have a...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-28-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 368
Posted By LWD
You won’t go wrong with the 180 Accubond but...

You won’t go wrong with the 180 Accubond but there’s lots of options. For longer range I’d look at the 200 accubond though I don’t know if it’s loaded in factory ammo. I’m partial to the Barnes ttsx....
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-28-2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 802
Posted By LWD
I prefer a German No.4 for hunting. But I’ve...

I prefer a German No.4 for hunting. But I’ve never shot at a critter beyond 300 yards. With a range finder any short of crosshair will work for you. If you want to use the reticle for ranging or...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-28-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,168
Posted By LWD
Does it tow better in tow/haul mode? If so, use...

Does it tow better in tow/haul mode? If so, use it. If not, don’t. Most tow/haul modes work by adjusting the shift point higher. Ie the transmission holds gears longer so you hit the next gear with...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 07-28-2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,954
Posted By LWD
I'd say 24, maybe 25 inches. LWD

I'd say 24, maybe 25 inches.

LWD
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