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Forum: Around the Campfire 01-12-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,260
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Red Light Camera Ticket...

I got a ticket in North Richland Hills on Christmas Day following my inlaws to my BILís house. :mad: They also got a ticket. Rufe Snow Dr. and 820 frontage road. I was able to see the video...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-11-2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 870
Posted By 30-30
To me, any mature buck is a trophy. An immature...

To me, any mature buck is a trophy. An immature buck, regardless of traits, is likely being killed before its prime. Which is fine if itís legal and the hunter is happy.

It irks me a little when...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-30-2018, 09:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 421
Posted By 30-30
Discount may tell you your wheels are too narrow...

Discount may tell you your wheels are too narrow to go bigger.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-27-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 306
Posted By 30-30
We have two at work. One displays the message...

We have two at work. One displays the message around 6-7k miles, the other at 2-3k.... both get changed at 5k.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-19-2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 598
Posted By 30-30
Greenbriar leaves are high in protein.

Greenbriar leaves are high in protein.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-18-2018, 10:24 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,481
Posted By 30-30
Let his first kill be something he can dress,...

Let his first kill be something he can dress, cook, and eat. Folks have eaten squirrels/rabbits for generations. It wonít kill ya. :D Stick to your principles, at least during his younger hunting...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-18-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,541
Posted By 30-30
:D Poser Stand by Rough Country - YouTube

:D

Poser Stand by Rough Country - YouTube
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-15-2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,411
Posted By 30-30
Folks have to understand that the rules we have...

Folks have to understand that the rules we have now are better for herd health and buck quality than what we had before; and that TPWD canít expect the average hunter in Texas to correctly age a deer...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-14-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,223
Posted By 30-30
Storing handguns around kids?

How do yíall keep your carry gun with kids in the house? While youíre at home, overnight, while at work, etc? Loaded, or not?

How do you balance preparedness with safety? Obviously the safest...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-13-2018, 10:29 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,679
Posted By 30-30
S&D is great. Casual place with delicious...

S&D is great. Casual place with delicious po-boys.

Heard good things about Chamberlainís.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-13-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,193
Posted By 30-30
Iím no professional, but I have a feeling that...

Iím no professional, but I have a feeling that many 5.0 drivers have not spent much/any time behind the wheel of a 3.5 ecoboost. Other than perceived reliability/simplicity and V8 rumble, the 5.0 is...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-12-2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,193
Posted By 30-30
I havenít driven a 5.0, but Iím happy with my...

I havenít driven a 5.0, but Iím happy with my Ecoboost. Itís acceleration and towing capabilities are impressive. Mileage is good if you keep it under 75mph.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-12-2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,930
Posted By 30-30
Dad has run four or five sets of Firestone...

Dad has run four or five sets of Firestone Destination M/Ts with no complaints.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-11-2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 470
Posted By 30-30
I bought my first Matthews there back in 06. Guy...

I bought my first Matthews there back in 06. Guy was real grumpy but helpful. Sad to hear theyíre closed.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-10-2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 890
Posted By 30-30
Flushing is a cheap service that most quick-lube...

Flushing is a cheap service that most quick-lube places offer. My understanding is that it involves forcing new fluid in while stirring up gunk that would otherwise be removed if you have the pan...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-09-2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,335
Posted By 30-30
Thatís how I read it. ďAt least one unbranched...

Thatís how I read it. ďAt least one unbranched antler.Ē



Why not? OPís deer sounds like it has ďat least one unbranched antler.Ē
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-09-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,075
Posted By 30-30
Prayers up.

Prayers up.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-09-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,335
Posted By 30-30
Legal, as far as I know. But watch very...

Legal, as far as I know. But watch very carefully for a brow tine or any kickers >1 inch.

Broken off at the base (ie no antler present) is not legal.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-08-2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 189
Posted By 30-30
Thanks. I figured there had to be differences in...

Thanks. I figured there had to be differences in the models.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-07-2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 189
Posted By 30-30
Bersa Thunder 380 model comparison

Can anyone comment on either of these Thunder models, or Thunders in general?

Nickel-Lite
https://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/bersa-thunder-380-nickel-lite-380-acp-pistol#repChildCatid=5389950
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-05-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,564
Posted By 30-30
Why the need for such a tall, flat front grill? ...

Why the need for such a tall, flat front grill? Chevy has been doing that since the mid 2000s models.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-05-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 244
Posted By 30-30
Over the bed rails; so you can slide long stuff...

Over the bed rails; so you can slide long stuff underneath. Boxes that sit down in the bed just eliminate that space.

Unless you want a camper top.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-05-2018, 06:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,304
Posted By 30-30
Any mature buck is a trophy. Congrats to him!

Any mature buck is a trophy. Congrats to him!
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-03-2018, 05:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,915
Posted By 30-30
^Bingo. I like to give liquor because you...

^Bingo.

I like to give liquor because you can spend whatever amount you want or whatever is appropriate for the person. Same goes for gift cards I guess, but at least liquor is a little more...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-03-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,828
Posted By 30-30
Not a fan of his new music...

Not a fan of his new music...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-03-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 621
Posted By 30-30
These are what my wife and I have been looking...

These are what my wife and I have been looking at. Pricing on burbs/tahoes has gone looney. For $20k, I expect youíll be looking at 2 y/o traverses or 5+ y/o suburbans.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-29-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 647
Posted By 30-30
I use #4 or #2 for wild birds.

I use #4 or #2 for wild birds.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-28-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,409
Posted By 30-30
Iím talking 150 but I donít mean to derail the...

Iím talking 150 but I donít mean to derail the thread...

So shocks actually improve the ride? Iíve heard they make it stiffer.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-28-2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 6,954
Posted By 30-30
I’ve had work trucks with Ford’s 6.7 and Ram’s...

I’ve had work trucks with Ford’s 6.7 and Ram’s 6.7.

The Powerstroke is noticeably quicker off the line but feels a bit anemic (to me) when hooked up to a heavy gooseneck as compared to the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-28-2018, 07:55 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,409
Posted By 30-30
Would yíall recommend coil spacers or adjustable...

Would yíall recommend coil spacers or adjustable ride-height shocks?
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-28-2018, 06:37 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,269
Posted By 30-30
Butt-out tool from Academy.

Butt-out tool from Academy.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-28-2018, 06:33 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,425
Posted By 30-30
iPhone here. I just email the pics to myself and...

iPhone here. I just email the pics to myself and send as size ďmedium.Ē Re-save the photos and post.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-25-2018, 09:59 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,419
Posted By 30-30
I would be more concerned about your neighbor...

I would be more concerned about your neighbor trespassing to retrieve deer than anything else. You might put up a posted sign with your phone number on it to at least let him know youíre aware of...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-25-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,327
Posted By 30-30
Those pigs look pretty dead! :D I think I...

Those pigs look pretty dead! :D

I think I would rather have 6 or 10 standard hunting rifles instead, but to each his own.

Iím sure that rig will knock a tick off a boarís butt at any range you...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-25-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,327
Posted By 30-30
I don’t mind synthetic stocks on hunting rifles. ...

I don’t mind synthetic stocks on hunting rifles. But I can’t say I understand the appeal of hunting with these bulky $2000+ custom bench rifles with heavy barrels and pistol-grip or thumb-hole...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-20-2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 724
Posted By 30-30
Extended Idling?

Just how long can you/should you let a pickup motor idle? Twenty minutes? An hour? Four hours? I know traditional wisdom says diesels can safely idle longer than gas motors, but what about newer...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-19-2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,743
Posted By 30-30
If he’s not a great friend who you would be happy...

If he’s not a great friend who you would be happy to see harvest the buck, no way...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-18-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 2,851
Posted By 30-30
The single-battery moultrieís are junk, IMO. But...

The single-battery moultrieís are junk, IMO. But we have a few of the ďdeluxeĒ moultries (that take two batteries) that have been in service almost ten years.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-16-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,107
Posted By 30-30
Lordy. Please tell me those prices are for top...

Lordy. Please tell me those prices are for top of the line whiz-bang Mercedes-lookin’ trucks...... platinum or whatever the fanciest is called now...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-13-2018, 10:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,358
Posted By 30-30
I didnít even notice the other skull/rack! ...

I didnít even notice the other skull/rack! Thatís wicked.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-13-2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,358
Posted By 30-30
North.

North.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-13-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 2,700
Posted By 30-30
4x4 every day and twice on Sunday. As others have...

4x4 every day and twice on Sunday. As others have said, you get back 90% of the extra money you paid for 4x4 when you sell the truck. Save calling a wrecker a couple of times while you own the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-12-2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,358
Posted By 30-30
Thatís a bruiser!

Thatís a bruiser!
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-12-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,358
Posted By 30-30
Pic.

Pic.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-12-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,358
Posted By 30-30
The skull we found likely wouldn’t have won any...

The skull we found likely wouldn’t have won any big-buck contests, but is certainly big for our area, I believe.

This buck below looks more like most we see on camera and in person. Short,...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-12-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,358
Posted By 30-30
Cool find in Hopkins county woods this weekend

Dad and I came across this skull near the center of our very thickly wooded property. We havenít seen this buck before. Did anyone local lose a buck last year? I thought the bulge/trash on his...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-12-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 964
Posted By 30-30
I think it could be argued also that shots lower...

I think it could be argued also that shots lower in the body cavity result in better blood trails. ie limited pooling of blood in the bottom of the cavity.

But this is a great reference point...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-12-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,316
Posted By 30-30
Sounds like a 30-30 would fit your needs...

Sounds like a 30-30 would fit your needs perfectly. With a scope, I wouldn’t hesitate to take a 200 yard shot on a Texas whitetail if the angle and conditions were right. Good knockdown and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-07-2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,230
Posted By 30-30
5 feeders and multiple food plots on 43 acres is...

5 feeders and multiple food plots on 43 acres is overkill, IMO. It sounds like you would have to be on and off the place all the time with a truck/tractor to keep up with all that. As others have...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-06-2018, 06:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 658
Posted By 30-30
I have heard you should be able to see the entire...

I have heard you should be able to see the entire animal in your scope at whatever distance youíre shooting. More zoom than that and you can easily lose your target if it moves.

I like 3-6x for...
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