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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-20-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 472
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Do you mean laser sights, rather than Lazar...

Do you mean laser sights, rather than Lazar sights? If so, per the current TPWD 2018 Outdoor Annual neither laser (nor Lazar) nor thermal sights are listed as being an unlawful Means or Method of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-19-2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,415
Posted By Double-O-Dave
4 years ago, my son and I went on a TYHP dove...

4 years ago, my son and I went on a TYHP dove hunt. We were the only ones with Thermacells, and we were the only ones that didn't get bitten by skeeters. As others have noted, they don't work well...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-18-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 250
Posted By Double-O-Dave
I have an Ameristep 2-person ladder stand (15...

I have an Ameristep 2-person ladder stand (15 foot tall) that is brand new in the box (never been opened) that I'll sell for $80.00 (firm). I live in South Austin. I can't help you with the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-17-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,145
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Thanks, WBA2000. Regards, Dave

Thanks, WBA2000.

Regards,

Dave
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-17-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,145
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Is the black colored snake an Indigo Racer? I've...

Is the black colored snake an Indigo Racer? I've never seen one in the wild, but have been told they are a beautiful and powerful snake.

Regards,

Dave
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-12-2018, 07:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 378
Posted By Double-O-Dave
My experience is that sardines and cat food is...

My experience is that sardines and cat food is very effective, but you'll also catch cats as well. My go-to bait for raccoons is a Snickers candy bar with a bite (or two) taken out of it.

Good...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-12-2018, 07:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 774
Posted By Double-O-Dave
I found a few boxes of shotgun shells in a shed...

I found a few boxes of shotgun shells in a shed of a house we were renting. I didn't hunt at the time, and wasn't quite sure if the shells were factory or reloads. I called the local police...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-10-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 510
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Dealerships can add things to the sale that have...

Dealerships can add things to the sale that have real value such as extended warranty, free oil changes, etc. I would do my research and look at sites like Consumer Reports to get an ideal of any...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-07-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 407
Posted By Double-O-Dave
I think this article will help you: ...

I think this article will help you:

https://www.cdsarms.com/upper-forgings/

BTW, I own 2 AR-15 pattern rifles (Colt and PSA) and both have the "keyhole".

Regards,

Dave
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-07-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,007
Posted By Double-O-Dave
I don't recall from the article I read, but being...

I don't recall from the article I read, but being this was in the 1960s, I very much doubt female astronauts were being recruited or tested. I mean, how long did it take until there were female...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-07-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,188
Posted By Double-O-Dave
I was nearly in your position, but at the last...

I was nearly in your position, but at the last minute, another lease member dropped out and I "inherited" his blinds. My thought was quick and cheap, and my plan was to build a simple raised...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-06-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,007
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Mary Ann or Ginger? I recently read that this...

Mary Ann or Ginger? I recently read that this was one of the psychological screening questions NASA asked astronaut candidates to see if they were risk adverse (Mary Ann), or risk tolerant/seeking...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 09-06-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,990
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Very nice. You're a good son. Regards, ...

Very nice. You're a good son.

Regards,

Dave
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-06-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,792
Posted By Double-O-Dave
I tried for over 2 years to build up my strength...

I tried for over 2 years to build up my strength to draw a compound bow (bad shoulders, neck and back), but I could only draw 15 lbs., so a crossbow it is. I have to use a cranking device on my...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-04-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,761
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Talking In the 1960s the shoe to have were the PF Flyers....

In the 1960s the shoe to have were the PF Flyers. Unfortunately, we were poor and I always got the hand-me-downs. For years I thought the shoes were called "PFssss" cause by the time I got them,...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-02-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,265
Posted By Double-O-Dave
60 yards off hand on a small doe. S&W Model 686...

60 yards off hand on a small doe. S&W Model 686 with 6.0 inch barrel and 2x Leupold scope. 158gr JHP. Made jelly out of its heart and lungs.

Regards,

Dave
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-01-2018, 08:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 678
Posted By Double-O-Dave
I own 2 AR-15 rifles. One is a Colt CRE-18 with a...

I own 2 AR-15 rifles. One is a Colt CRE-18 with a Geissele trigger, and a PSA I installed a CMC trigger I got on sale from Primary Arms. Easy installation very crisp clean trigger pull. In fact I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-27-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,258
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Me 3. She needs to be humanely put down as soon...

Me 3. She needs to be humanely put down as soon as possible, in my opinion. If the doe was on my land, I'd be contacting the Game Warden and apprising him/her, and go from there.

Good luck,
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-24-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 398
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Very, very cool photos. We had one as kids, durn...

Very, very cool photos. We had one as kids, durn near wore it out. Tons of fun with it...until you sat down on it after it had been out in the sun, and you were wearing shorts!

Best regards,
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-24-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,664
Posted By Double-O-Dave
I'm no mechanic, and don't try to act like one. ...

I'm no mechanic, and don't try to act like one. My wife told me about one of her coworkers that asked if I could look at her car because she had had her oil changed at one of the oil change places...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-24-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 831
Posted By Double-O-Dave
We had our house reroofed a few years ago, and I...

We had our house reroofed a few years ago, and I asked the roofer about turbines over ridge vents. He said turbines are still available, but he felt they were older technology, and that the ridge...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-22-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,539
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Same here - another Redwing Irish Setter fan, but...

Same here - another Redwing Irish Setter fan, but mine unfortunately are steel toed - I'd be fine with aluminum toed boots as I don't do any heavy construction. Another plus for me is that I have...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-21-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 490
Posted By Double-O-Dave
This right here for me. I run them in both of...

This right here for me. I run them in both of our safes and have had no problems.

Regards,

Dave
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-21-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 846
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Hi KactusKiller: You didn't mention who was...

Hi KactusKiller:

You didn't mention who was running the youth hunt for your daughters. If it's a TYHP hunt, they usually have a minimum caliber requirement for the type of animals the hunters are...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-20-2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,741
Posted By Double-O-Dave
"...His lawyers also pleaded with the jury to...

"...His lawyers also pleaded with the jury to show some compassion to Sheikh, his wife and children, who also suffered consequences due to the 46-year-oldís actions.

ďThe dreams of a man, the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-15-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,709
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Very interesting information. I've been told...

Very interesting information. I've been told that Indians would often wrap the barrels of their rifles with wire (copper or brass were preferred) both as a decoration, as well as to keep from...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-15-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 24,882
Posted By Double-O-Dave
About 30 years ago, I was attending college at...

About 30 years ago, I was attending college at Stephen F. Austin State in Nacogdoches, TX. I had a very good friend who liked to hunt, and we decided to go squirrel hunting on some public land in...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-14-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,993
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Back in the early 1980s, I worked with a doctor...

Back in the early 1980s, I worked with a doctor who was a serious gun nut. He had a lot of really nice guns, including a serious collection of Lugers. He was pals with a bunch of LEOs, and they did...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-14-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,541
Posted By Double-O-Dave
But the cat was cool and he didn't say a mumbling...

But the cat was cool and he didn't say a mumbling word

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVyzQY8W--g

Regards,

Dave
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-14-2018, 07:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,541
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Cool picture - made me think of the graveyard...

Cool picture - made me think of the graveyard scene in "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly", but I'll be danged if I can figure out which one is Tuco, and which one is "Blondie".

Regards,

Dave
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-11-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,230
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Good question, and thank you for your very...

Good question, and thank you for your very courteous way of asking it.

My wife and I are also animal lovers and share our home with both dogs and a cat. We're also nurses, though I'm retired...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-11-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,230
Posted By Double-O-Dave
My wife and I encountered a similar situation in...

My wife and I encountered a similar situation in a local restaurant here in Austin. We were seated next to a trio of people - a male and female (hipster types) and an older lady. They had a small...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-09-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,995
Posted By Double-O-Dave
My son has had 2 shoulder mounts done by Dan...

My son has had 2 shoulder mounts done by Dan Lansford at Professional Taxidermist Studio in Cedar Park, TX. Beautiful job done on target, on time, and on budget. Here are photos of the 10-point my...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-08-2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 901
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Perow: That is truly ingenious! If rednecks...

Perow:

That is truly ingenious! If rednecks had their own NASA, you'd be a chief engineer. :D

Thanks for sharing.

Regards,

Dave
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-07-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 901
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Good evening: Thank you so much to all of...

Good evening:

Thank you so much to all of you for your thoughts, ideas, advice and recommendations. Last year, my son hunted some of the places we are going to this season, and he said the deer...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-07-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 901
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Best way to transport a ladder stand in the field

Good morning:

My son and I are planning to do some hunting on public land this fall. The areas we want to hunt do not allow you to leave your stand overnight. Unfortunately, they also don't...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-06-2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,292
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Your son may be a redneck if... The video...

Your son may be a redneck if...

The video had me laughing hard!


Regards,

Dave
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-06-2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 536
Posted By Double-O-Dave
My son's deer rifle was the cheapest one we could...

My son's deer rifle was the cheapest one we could afford - a Remington 783 in .308 Winchester, and a Cabella's Alpha scope I had in the safe, but unmounted and still in the box (4x12 with BDC). That...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-06-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,029
Posted By Double-O-Dave
The greatness of a nation and its moral progress...

The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.

Mahatma Gandhi

Thank you for your kindness and humanity.

Regards,

Dave
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-06-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 825
Posted By Double-O-Dave
I bought a NIB 6.8 SPC-II upper from a local, and...

I bought a NIB 6.8 SPC-II upper from a local, and then bought a PSA "blemished" lower for it. When I picked up the lower at the FFL (GT Distributors), they took the lower out of the box for me to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-31-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 22,629
Posted By Double-O-Dave
We had a guy at work who put a realistic looking...

We had a guy at work who put a realistic looking rubber snake in his 12 pack box of Cokes when some of the cans went missing. It didn't take long for someone to fall for it. Unfortunately, the guy...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-30-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,193
Posted By Double-O-Dave
I have experience with 2 gunsmiths in Austin:...

I have experience with 2 gunsmiths in Austin: McBride's, and Hank Flemming. McBride's is good, but pricey and a bit slow. Hank Flemming is good, and honest. As I recall, his prices were fair, and...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-29-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 424
Posted By Double-O-Dave
I'm no expert on the Dan Wesson line of...

I'm no expert on the Dan Wesson line of revolvers, but if I recall correctly, the fixed barrel revolvers are fairly uncommon. I think some were made in .38 Special for sale to law enforcement back...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-27-2018, 07:11 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,691
Posted By Double-O-Dave
My son and I keep it simple: sausage wraps,...

My son and I keep it simple: sausage wraps, packaged pull pork, packaged BBQ (shredded) beef, chips, and a package of cookies. If we're tired or busy, we'll get a pizza from the convenience store...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-26-2018, 07:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,771
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Aw, come on, guys - don't you recognize a little...

Aw, come on, guys - don't you recognize a little professional courtesy? You know, one cougar to another...I won't kill and eat you if you don't kill and eat me, or something like that. :D
...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-18-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 330
Posted By Double-O-Dave
GT Distributors are my go to guys for all FFL...

GT Distributors are my go to guys for all FFL transfers. I believe last year I paid $25.00 for a transfer of a new handgun, but I think that price was if you had a valid LTC or were a LEO:
...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-16-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 520
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Well, if they're DRT you don't really need a...

Well, if they're DRT you don't really need a blood trail, do you?

Regards,

Dave
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-16-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,336
Posted By Double-O-Dave
This is excellent advice. I have arthritis in...

This is excellent advice. I have arthritis in both hands and wrists, and I'm a bit younger than you at 62. It could be arthritis, or carpal tunnel, or even a vascular (blood supply) issue. The...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-16-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 520
Posted By Double-O-Dave
No. As I recall, chest and shoulder shots result...

No. As I recall, chest and shoulder shots result in one shot DRT (Dead Right There). The chest cavity is usually a mess, and the slugs have been found just against the hide on the opposite side of...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-16-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 520
Posted By Double-O-Dave
You have a nice FIL. I have the same rifle and...

You have a nice FIL. I have the same rifle and shoot 158 gr. JHP ammo out of it just fine. No real recoil, and it's a compact, and lightweight little carbine. Though I do reload, I've shot nothing...
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