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Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 08-13-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 657
Posted By treestand
Based on what I've seen on trail cameras over the...

Based on what I've seen on trail cameras over the years, they really don't add much antler in the last month before rubbing off their velvet. As in no noticeable growth. I think their is a transition...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 08-11-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,245
Posted By treestand
Very good take on the situation. We need a strong...

Very good take on the situation. We need a strong NRA or you soon won't be able to buy / sell a firearm on TBH. The slippery slope quickly gets worse from there. Without a strong NRA, how long will...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-30-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 341
Posted By treestand
I converted a couple of Mausers to modern...

I converted a couple of Mausers to modern cartridges about 10 years back. Did everything myself except for headspacing which requires a lathe. Action wrenches are not too expensive and are probably...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-16-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,433
Posted By treestand
The news article made a big deal out of the...

The news article made a big deal out of the number of guns he had and that some were "assault weapons." A large gun collection including AR's is not illegal although California law limits magazine...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-16-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,433
Posted By treestand
Man arrested in California for having a large gun collection

When the details come out he might be guilty of something more than living in California but on the surface I don't see an obvious federal crime. I doubt he would have been arrested in Texas.
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Forum: Equipment and Tuning 07-16-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 332
Posted By treestand
Experience with rear stabilizer

I got an email from Matthews promoting their adjustable v-bar and rear stabilizer. As the article explains it, using this can get your natural point of aim level and on target. Anyone using this on...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-04-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,328
Posted By treestand
My birthday is not for a while but I'd like one...

My birthday is not for a while but I'd like one too ��
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 07-04-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,160
Posted By treestand
He is doing it again with his 4th of July...

He is doing it again with his 4th of July celebration. The dems think it is terrible to include some military vehicles and planes but it's about time we demonstrated some pride of our military. I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-04-2019, 05:29 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,651
Posted By treestand
D4. It allows you the most room for error. With...

D4. It allows you the most room for error. With this spot you can still get a good kill it you hit at the 3 or 5 level or the C / E positions.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-30-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,746
Posted By treestand
Macallan 12 year or, for a less expensive option,...

Macallan 12 year or, for a less expensive option, Glenmorangie.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-29-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 757
Posted By treestand
I posted one for sale on here and still have it....

I posted one for sale on here and still have it. Take a look.

https://discussions.texasbowhunter.com/forums/showthread.php?t=612222
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-28-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,725
Posted By treestand
Me too. Blades are thicker than most others so...

Me too. Blades are thicker than most others so they keep on cutting despite running into bone or even rocks on the other side.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-28-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 651
Posted By treestand
DIY maintenance on Polaris Ranger

Anyone do their own PM's? Seems simple enough. Change oil, lube and inspect / tighten belt. Anything else or to watch out for?
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-14-2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,090
Posted By treestand
A new engineer has proven he can learn but next...

A new engineer has proven he can learn but next he needs to realize he has a lot to learn. Like most, I thought I knew everything when I got out of college. Fortunately, some designers taught me...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-07-2019, 11:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 723
Posted By treestand
One thing the surveyors didn't seem to understand...

One thing the surveyors didn't seem to understand is that many, probably most, wild hogs are killed not because they are targeted but because that is what shows up while deer hunting. I killed 13...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 06-07-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,067
Posted By treestand
Trump's biggest threat to reelection is...

Trump's biggest threat to reelection is overconfidence among his supporters. This leads to fewer donations, fewer volunteer hours and lower turnout. I see a lot of it here and elsewhere and we are 17...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-06-2019, 07:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 398
Posted By treestand
I smoked one of these and even after trimming...

I smoked one of these and even after trimming well it ended up actually too fatty. I don't like a dry brisket but next time I will look for one with a little less marbling.
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 06-06-2019, 07:20 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,067
Posted By treestand
With the nation polarized more than ever, general...

With the nation polarized more than ever, general election debates won't sway enough voters to matter at all. The winning side will be the one who does the best job of getting their supporters to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-05-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 598
Posted By treestand
Are the nodes all wired back to the router? How...

Are the nodes all wired back to the router? How are they powered?
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-04-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 803
Posted By treestand
I had a lab that developed diabetes when she was...

I had a lab that developed diabetes when she was about 10. Regulating her sugar was hard. Sometimes after a shot it would go so low she would nearly pass out. Sometimes it worked like a charm. Tried...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-03-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,322
Posted By treestand
This. A thief or his customer might limit the...

This. A thief or his customer might limit the stolen trailer's use to off road only but even if they don't, it's easy to claim it was home-bulit and get it liscensed. I use a tongue lock and accept...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-22-2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 819
Posted By treestand
Gulf coast "normal" can change a lot with the...

Gulf coast "normal" can change a lot with the number of Harvey's.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-22-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,738
Posted By treestand
No expert in your specific business but as a...

No expert in your specific business but as a business consultant I suggest studying your competition. Amenities add cost and you might struggle with either too few or too high of a price compared to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-22-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,471
Posted By treestand
2.5 year old eight point that would have been...

2.5 year old eight point that would have been somebody in a few more years. Got it shoulder mounted and is in a not so prominent position in my office. Still remember the excitement. Wasn't sure I...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 05-21-2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,789
Posted By treestand
I don't bother feeding after hunting season. I...

I don't bother feeding after hunting season. I start back up around labor day. Deer have more than enough natural feed in spring and summer. When I did try feeding in the summer, the hogs ate it all....
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 05-17-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 540
Posted By treestand
Santa Fe Shooting Response So Much Better Than Parkland

The one year anniversary of the Santa Fe school shooting is upon us. The community did not rush to gun control like Parkland FL. Instead they have focused on some things that work - hardening the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-14-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,044
Posted By treestand
Houston is were you go to earn a good living. No...

Houston is were you go to earn a good living. No one moves to Houston to retire. If you want to stay in Texas when you retire, it's always been the hill country but close enough to Austin or San...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-14-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 4,020
Views: 190,153
Posted By treestand
Ayra kills Dany. Jon defers to Ayra and returns...

Ayra kills Dany. Jon defers to Ayra and returns to the North. Ayra begins a new era as queen of the seven kingdoms.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-13-2019, 02:16 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,044
Posted By treestand
You will save money on taxes if you retire to...

You will save money on taxes if you retire to Oklahoma. Property taxes are much lower, sales tax is lower and when you are retired you won't have that much taxable income. I can see a lot of Texans...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 05-09-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 948
Posted By treestand
I don't disagree. Just saying an outright...

I don't disagree. Just saying an outright elimination of EO's won't work. And I am concerned that a democract Congress would hold hostage the ratification of a sorely needed EO to get something they...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 05-08-2019, 06:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 948
Posted By treestand
Executive orders can't be eliminated without...

Executive orders can't be eliminated without taking away the government's ability to respond quickly during a crisis. Disaster declarations after hurricanes, for example, are executive orders. So are...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 05-08-2019, 06:05 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,057
Posted By treestand
People suggesting the EMP threat is too small to...

People suggesting the EMP threat is too small to worry about are missing the point. EMP hardening is almost a bonus benefit. A hardened electrical grid is one with ruggedized and shielded...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 05-05-2019, 05:31 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,057
Posted By treestand
This is exactly right. They may call it Smart...

This is exactly right. They may call it Smart Grid 3.0 or some such thing but it will be an update to grid modernization. Electrical equipment suppliers and contractors will make a lot of money. In...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 05-04-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,057
Posted By treestand
The main focus will be the electrical grid.

The main focus will be the electrical grid.
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 05-04-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,057
Posted By treestand
Is insurance against a catastrophe wasteful...

Is insurance against a catastrophe wasteful spending? Is having a military to protect the country wasteful spending? Are retention ponds and drainage improvements to protect Houston from another...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 05-04-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,057
Posted By treestand
You are so wrong I don't know where to begin....

You are so wrong I don't know where to begin. Climate change I guess. I suppose it would be worse if the average temp rose enough but the 5 degrees or so that even the alarmists go with is nothing we...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 05-04-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,057
Posted By treestand
Trump's doing something about the very real EMP threat

People have ignored this for so long it's appalling. If a large natural or man-made EMP were to strike today approximately half of all Americans would die. The fix will be expensive which is why the...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 05-02-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,580
Posted By treestand
My thought was there is an opportunity to come up...

My thought was there is an opportunity to come up with a better rule of thumb than simply 3gr/fps. Of course it wouldn't be precise but still better.
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 05-02-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,580
Posted By treestand
The change in speed for change in mass should...

The change in speed for change in mass should follow the basic F=1/2mv2. F is not completely constant as the previous discussions show but if you assume that it is, v=square root of a constant *...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-01-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 819
Posted By treestand
The rut does not depend on buck / doe ratio. It...

The rut does not depend on buck / doe ratio. It peaks in late November in that area every year. The amount of chasing you witness will depend on the ratio. If there are a lot of does the bucks don't...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 05-01-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,580
Posted By treestand
How do you know if the increased Ke of the...

How do you know if the increased Ke of the heavier arrow is due to an increase in mass or higher bow efficiency; or, what percentage of the Ke increase is due to one or the other?

- The only...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 04-30-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,580
Posted By treestand
Conservation of energy is satisfied if the system...

Conservation of energy is satisfied if the system is defined to be the bow and the arrow. Define efficiency as that percentage of the bow's energy transferred to the arrow. The arrow's KE is easily...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 04-30-2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,215
Posted By treestand
You can go back to the bow shop and get "free"...

You can go back to the bow shop and get "free" service such as repositioning your peep. I put free in quotes because you will probably find something you need to buy while there. If you bought a new...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 04-30-2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,580
Posted By treestand
Depends how you define the system. If you define...

Depends how you define the system. If you define it only as the bow, you are correct. If the system is the bow and the arrow, then the systems efficiency, defined as the percent of energy transferred...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 04-27-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,580
Posted By treestand
Very interesting paper. It would be great if how...

Very interesting paper. It would be great if how manufacturers ran their bows through your test. I believe this would reveal some interesting differences in efficiency.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-27-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,164
Posted By treestand
Leave it the way it is. Sent from my...

Leave it the way it is.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 04-27-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,478
Posted By treestand
A 20% improvement in mpg is worth maybe $200 a...

A 20% improvement in mpg is worth maybe $200 a year. Thatís at about 15K miles per year. Nothing compared to monthly payment.


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Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 04-25-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,015
Posted By treestand
The problem with sales tax in lieu of property...

The problem with sales tax in lieu of property tax is that they've already said only 80% of the sales tax revenue would go towards reducing property tax. I don't trust the legislature to stick to...
Forum: Recipes 04-25-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,441
Posted By treestand
If you've reheated sous vide, how long do you...

If you've reheated sous vide, how long do you hear it and at what temp?
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 04-25-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,015
Posted By treestand
I'm seriously considering moving out of state...

I'm seriously considering moving out of state because of property taxes and sales tax. I'm retired now and most states with a state income tax do not include social security in taxable income. I...
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