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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-16-2018, 10:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 449
Posted By LWD
The Hornady XTP would be my first choice....

The Hornady XTP would be my first choice. Hornady's reloading manual lists optimum velocity ranges for each bullet. Look at that and pick accordingly. The XTPs also have a reputation for being pretty...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 07-16-2018, 10:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 473
Posted By LWD
Deer prefer the acorns from the white oak family,...

Deer prefer the acorns from the white oak family, which includes Burr oaks, Water oaks, Chinkapin Oaks, Post oaks, Live oaks, and a few more.

LWD
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-19-2018, 10:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 272
Posted By LWD
Wordpress is a beating. Check out...

Wordpress is a beating. Check out squarespace.com. Their interface makes it very easy to do your own. I’ve built several with it. Godaddy also has website tools that are much easier to use than...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-17-2018, 05:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 309
Posted By LWD
The mag-na-porting and new stock kill the...

The mag-na-porting and new stock kill the collector value, but it's still a very nice gun in very nice shape. Someone will want that. I'd guess it at $500-600 given condition. Might take a little...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-15-2018, 05:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 723
Posted By LWD
No but I’m fascinated by it as well. Kinda...

No but I’m fascinated by it as well. Kinda figured one day I’d get a savage 110 and screw a 6.5-06 barrel on it and give it a whirl. Gets you a velocity improvement with heavier bullets over the...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-14-2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 618
Posted By LWD
If it's a minor problem live with it give the...

If it's a minor problem live with it give the accuracy you have now.

LWD
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-14-2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 737
Posted By LWD
The Accubond Long Range doesn't have the...

The Accubond Long Range doesn't have the reputation of the Accubond. Quite the opposite. Most of the responses address the Accubond and not the Long Range version. I have no experience with the...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-12-2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 618
Posted By LWD
Agree if it's only an ammo problem. When you say...

Agree if it's only an ammo problem. When you say the longer, heavy rounds hang up on the action what do you mean? Loading? Feeding? One of the advantages the 6.5 Creedmoor and 6.5x47 Lapua have is...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-30-2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,135
Posted By LWD
Makes sense. For deer, I'd use one of the lighter...

Makes sense. For deer, I'd use one of the lighter Barnes Tipped Triple Shocks—mostly because you don't need the heavier ones since they are monometal construction and because the velocity helps the...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-30-2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,135
Posted By LWD
Centrifugal force won't—it can't—destroy a...

Centrifugal force won't—it can't—destroy a monometal bullet. Frangible bullets fail when overspun because the centrifugal force tears them apart. The jacket can't contain the lead core.

LWD
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-30-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,135
Posted By LWD
How fast we talking? A 1:8" twist on a really...

How fast we talking? A 1:8" twist on a really fast .22 will destroy bullets that lesser cartridges or twists won't. What's more, if you really want to shoot 50-60 grain bullets, ditch the fast twist...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-30-2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 563
Posted By LWD
This. Need to know a lot about the interior...

This. Need to know a lot about the interior design to know if it will work or not.

LWD
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-30-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,917
Posted By LWD
It's awful. I tried to buy a truck from them a...

It's awful. I tried to buy a truck from them a few years ago. Wound up walking out.

LWD
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-29-2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 612
Posted By LWD
For the money you can't beat it. Is there better?...

For the money you can't beat it. Is there better? Sure but not anywhere near that price.

LWD
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-29-2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,499
Posted By LWD
Tail looks way too long to be a cottonmouth. But...

Tail looks way too long to be a cottonmouth. But the rest of it looks right.

LWD
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-22-2018, 06:53 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,704
Posted By LWD
Dodge still has a lot of 2017 2500s on some...

Dodge still has a lot of 2017 2500s on some dealers lots. I looked a couple of months ago and was surprised at how little they were willing to deal to move them. Struck me as odd given the number of...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-17-2018, 09:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 893
Posted By LWD
This.

This.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-16-2018, 10:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,196
Posted By LWD
This. LWD

This.

LWD
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-09-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,245
Posted By LWD
http://www.twc.state.tx.us/news/efte/appx_d_irs_ic...

http://www.twc.state.tx.us/news/efte/appx_d_irs_ic_test.html
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-09-2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,245
Posted By LWD
How you elect to pay your employees and whether...

How you elect to pay your employees and whether they are employees or contractors are two very, very different things. Pick your battles carefully knowing the cost of losing. In other words, consider...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-03-2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 605
Posted By LWD
With a jacket on concealed carry is easy. Just...

With a jacket on concealed carry is easy. Just get a quality belt and holster.

LWD
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-03-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 693
Posted By LWD
Yeah but you also gotta stop it and steer it....

Yeah but you also gotta stop it and steer it. :cool:

As others have said he sure to consider your gross and combination weights too. Folks don't realize that the tongue weight of a heavier trailer...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-02-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,004
Posted By LWD
You never do anything purely for business, tax,...

You never do anything purely for business, tax, or legal reasons. Discuss with a CPA what you're going to be doing. The discuss it with a business lawyer. You might find that the administrative cost...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-29-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,006
Posted By LWD
The B&B I've gotten from Academy has been pretty...

The B&B I've gotten from Academy has been pretty good. I like Royal Oak also.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-29-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 731
Posted By LWD
I'd suggest they talk to a CPA first to discuss...

I'd suggest they talk to a CPA first to discuss the tax and business aspects of what they are going to do. That will get them going toward what they will want as a business entity. Then they can talk...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-25-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,425
Posted By LWD
That's really tacky that they didn't even offer...

That's really tacky that they didn't even offer you the opportunity to bid on it. Did the bunch that got the job buy a bunch of trucks from them too? Or were they just cheap?

LWD
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-24-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 726
Posted By LWD
There's some in southern Young County that a...

There's some in southern Young County that a buddy occasionally sees on his place. Apparently, they are quite tasty.

LWD
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-19-2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,258
Posted By LWD
Thankfully, at our elementary school, we have the...

Thankfully, at our elementary school, we have the opposite problem. Sometimes the school has had to say no more parents for space reasons. I can't fathom the other. Of course, some parents have jobs...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-16-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,325
Posted By LWD
Any interference design engine needs the timing...

Any interference design engine needs the timing belt replaced on or before the recommended interval. If you don't, you take the life of your engine into your own hands.

Toyotas seem to go forever...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-16-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,050
Posted By LWD
How often do you tow? How heavy do you tow? I've...

How often do you tow? How heavy do you tow? I've been very happy with the 6.4 Hemi in my 2015 Ram 2500. But I don't tow that often or that heavy. If the cost of the diesel engine was less I'd have...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-11-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 593
Posted By LWD
The Ruger Americans are the best deal going right...

The Ruger Americans are the best deal going right now. Hands down I think that's the choice.

LWD
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-11-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 796
Posted By LWD
Only requirement is for open carry. That said,...

Only requirement is for open carry. That said, for pistols without a manual safety, a holster is a very good idea. I can't imagine sticking a Glock in my waistband. Snag that trigger and you could...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-10-2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 774
Posted By LWD
Vistaprint is good. I like moo.com better though....

Vistaprint is good. I like moo.com better though. The quality is exceptional.

LWD
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-09-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,538
Posted By LWD
If you were only going to shoot axis and...

If you were only going to shoot axis and whitetail, I'd stick with the 6.5 Creedmoor. But moving up to the 7mm-08 gives you a lot of versatility. Load that with a 120 Tipped Triple Shocks at 3100 fps...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-01-2018, 07:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,154
Posted By LWD
Foaming bore cleaners are where it's at....

Foaming bore cleaners are where it's at. Especially for copper fouling removal. After the foaming bore cleaner, I'll use Butch's Bore Shine.

LWD
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-31-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,534
Posted By LWD
I have really liked my 15 Ram 2500 with the 6.4...

I have really liked my 15 Ram 2500 with the 6.4 Hemi. The ride is nice loaded or unloaded. I've ridden in and driven a friend's SRW F350, and I'll echo what others have said. That suspension is very,...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 03-30-2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,046
Posted By LWD
This. Far more important that you have the design...

This. Far more important that you have the design and size ratios correct than worry about 2" of pipe diameter.

LWD
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 03-29-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 464
Posted By LWD
I'd guess about $300-350. Not sure there's any...

I'd guess about $300-350. Not sure there's any collector premium for one marked 7mm Express.

LWD
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-28-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 914
Posted By LWD
I don't know anything about them, but I think I...

I don't know anything about them, but I think I could wear one!
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 03-28-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 700
Posted By LWD
Let me clarify my first post. I assumed you were...

Let me clarify my first post. I assumed you were asking for CLEO approval. I do not know the answer if you're moving to a county from another or even if something is required.

LWD
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 03-28-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 700
Posted By LWD
In Texas, it's the County Sheriff, and it depends...

In Texas, it's the County Sheriff, and it depends on the county. In Tarrant County, virtually nothing. Just drop off the paperwork and pick it up in a day or two. In Dallas County, it takes an act of...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 03-26-2018, 10:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 615
Posted By LWD
Best and $$$$ usually go hand in hand. :rolleyes:...

Best and $$$$ usually go hand in hand. :rolleyes:

You want to play with it? Or hunt dangerous game? CZs are still a great value but sometimes need a little work to slick them up. A used Ruger RSM...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-26-2018, 09:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,575
Posted By LWD
Check the terms and conditions of their website...

Check the terms and conditions of their website before you hang it out too far. They likely have a damage limitation provision. You might also have a problem claiming lost revenue for something you...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-26-2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 544
Posted By LWD
Cool! Thanks everyone. LWD

Cool! Thanks everyone.

LWD
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-26-2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 544
Posted By LWD
Yeah I'm more challenged than my red oak tree!...

Yeah I'm more challenged than my red oak tree! Got it fixed.

The pics are of the same one.

LWD
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-26-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 544
Posted By LWD
Weird growth on my red oak tree

Anybody know what these are? I noticed them on my southern red oak tree yesterday. There's half-a-dozen or so of them. They're pretty good size. Maybe 2" in diameter? What should I do about them?
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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 03-26-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 760
Posted By LWD
6.5 Creedmoor and 6.5x47 Lapua are very efficient...

6.5 Creedmoor and 6.5x47 Lapua are very efficient cartridges that work well in short action and have the benefits others have noted. The 6.5x55 is a classic hunting cartridge, but it needs a standard...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 03-26-2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 746
Posted By LWD
Well, they've got paper and scissors already....

Well, they've got paper and scissors already. This just completes the trifecta!

LWD
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 03-18-2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,213
Posted By LWD
Shoot it a bunch and then decide. LWD

Shoot it a bunch and then decide.

LWD
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 03-18-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,440
Posted By LWD
I really like the .330-06 and .375H&H...

I really like the .330-06 and .375H&H suggestions, but you do really need a .22 varmint gun, so I'd go with the .220 Swift.

LWD
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