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Forum: Around the Campfire Today, 02:55 PM
Replies: 25
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Posted By dustoffer
So we spend $1000 on a bow, $100 on a sight, $75...

So we spend $1000 on a bow, $100 on a sight, $75 on a stabilizer, $100 on a quiver, $30+ per arrow and broadheads, camo, feeder, corn, protein, blind/stand, lease, cameras, ATV, taxi fees, fuel to...
Forum: Around the Campfire Today, 02:41 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 7,909
Posted By dustoffer
Be sure and give them a "manly" handshake and not...

Be sure and give them a "manly" handshake and not a snowflake shake.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) Yesterday, 07:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,053
Posted By dustoffer
Could it be a pistol primer loaded by mistake? I...

Could it be a pistol primer loaded by mistake? I seem to recall they are softer than rifle primers.
Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 02:48 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,639
Posted By dustoffer
Here's what I found yesterday--but I think it...

Here's what I found yesterday--but I think it will rub out--

https://i.imgur.com/nESKhlkl.jpg
Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 11:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 313
Posted By dustoffer
Nice poke on the pig!

Nice poke on the pig!
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-20-2019, 08:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 590
Posted By dustoffer
Sitting on a tank dock, rifle in my lap waiting...

Sitting on a tank dock, rifle in my lap waiting on the hog that is tearing up the dam, Camera and tripod beside me. Hopefully got some shots of a nice sunset on the way here.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-20-2019, 06:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 748
Posted By dustoffer
Got two that are 10+ years old and two On Time...

Got two that are 10+ years old and two On Time that are the same age. Have had zero problems with either, but I have spares if needed. I hunt small spots with thick brush so I don't want a feeder...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-20-2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,779
Posted By dustoffer
I signed up for a gym membership 16 months ago...

I signed up for a gym membership 16 months ago and have been averaging about 2.7 days/week Bike for 10 miles (about 50 min) and push weights for another 45 min or so. Not trying to bulk up, get...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-19-2019, 08:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 123
Posted By dustoffer
I now use imgur

I now use imgur
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-19-2019, 08:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 739
Posted By dustoffer
I have 2 IRAs, a mutual fund account, military...

I have 2 IRAs, a mutual fund account, military retirement, VA check, wife and I both get SS plus I have income from a small lawn mowing service. TurboTax walks me thru it without issues---provided I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-19-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 887
Posted By dustoffer
kuma--the "no deer seen" sounds like my season,...

kuma--the "no deer seen" sounds like my season, but thank goodness I haven't had the mechanical/electrical problems you've experienced. And, a friend at church is on an MLD lease and they have more...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-19-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,185
Posted By dustoffer
My first thought as well--:eek:

My first thought as well--:eek:
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-19-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 801
Posted By dustoffer
Well, they harvested them, but did they thresh...

Well, they harvested them, but did they thresh and winnow them too?
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-19-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 315
Posted By dustoffer
Do the lights use the CR123 batteries?

Do the lights use the CR123 batteries?
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-19-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,828
Posted By dustoffer
A Roma (gypsy) here was panhandling in the HEB...

A Roma (gypsy) here was panhandling in the HEB parking lot---and so brash as to walk up to cars and open the door, demanding money---surprised he didn't catch a slug or two.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-17-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,810
Posted By dustoffer
I use the square buckets cat litter comes...

I use the square buckets cat litter comes in---works great. And as far as feral cats go---they don't get released, they get disposed of. They are a non-native invasive species that does lots of...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-17-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 693
Posted By dustoffer
I got pig holes: ...

I got pig holes:

https://i.imgur.com/Z0nAYCvl.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/YIfOeD8l.jpg
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-16-2019, 10:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,171
Posted By dustoffer
Nah--just someone having a good time with a...

Nah--just someone having a good time with a pracitcal joke. Had a friend who wrked in a Del Monte cannery doing green beans, peas, etc. It was a summer job and his job was to grease/lube all the...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-16-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 791
Posted By dustoffer
Another glue to try is the runny super glue---it...

Another glue to try is the runny super glue---it will wick into the very narrow voids.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-16-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,868
Posted By dustoffer
Will we ever know the damage O-vomit has done and...

Will we ever know the damage O-vomit has done and continues to do to our republic?
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-16-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,865
Posted By dustoffer
I'm gonna say middle aged--3.5 or 4.5

I'm gonna say middle aged--3.5 or 4.5
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-16-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 3,135
Posted By dustoffer
And a fly is the flap over the zipper on my jeans...

And a fly is the flap over the zipper on my jeans too.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-16-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 3,135
Posted By dustoffer
It's a kill, I harvest my tomatoes. All part of...

It's a kill, I harvest my tomatoes. All part of being "sensitive" to others' feelings.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-15-2019, 09:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 909
Posted By dustoffer
Which model and how old? Price? I'm just...

Which model and how old? Price?

I'm just "on the prowl" now---and I can buy an AR for far less than the Ruger if they are selling at MSRP. They make a picatinny rail that mounts on the rest of...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-15-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 909
Posted By dustoffer
Ruger Mini/Ranch Rifle

Guys---I'm thinking of one of these to mount my thermal on---but I remember too much negative press on their lack of accuracy. Been told Ruger fixed that but can anyone with a newer one verify that?...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-14-2019, 11:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 472
Posted By dustoffer
35.6 gr pf H380 pushing a 55-gr Ballistic Tip...

35.6 gr pf H380 pushing a 55-gr Ballistic Tip with Federal LR primers. Not a hot one but shoots under .75" out of my M70 Featherweight IF I load the bullets out closer to the rifling. However, that...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-13-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,195
Posted By dustoffer
What about us lefties? Maybe put the back...

What about us lefties?

Maybe put the back leg in the middle and then the seat would pivot to either side?

But--I like the design anyway.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-13-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 321
Posted By dustoffer
Wish we had a facility like that in our...

Wish we had a facility like that in our area--sounds great.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-13-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 314
Posted By dustoffer
I have had some luck contacting fencing companies...

I have had some luck contacting fencing companies directly--but it is hit or miss.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-12-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 344
Posted By dustoffer
You can find some info on the Public Hunting...

You can find some info on the Public Hunting forum---used to hunt there when I was still AD but that's been near 20 years and things have changed a bunch.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-12-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,404
Posted By dustoffer
Reminds me of my 3-year "sentence" at the...

Reminds me of my 3-year "sentence" at the Pentagon in DC.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-11-2019, 11:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 882
Posted By dustoffer
Best recoil pad made in my experience and...

Best recoil pad made in my experience and opinion. A true recoil-tamer, and it tolerates most of the solvents which turn other pads gooey very well.
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 01-11-2019, 11:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,142
Posted By dustoffer
Contacting Sen. Shumer and Rep. Pelosi

Tried to contact them today via e-mail thru their official .gov sites to express my opinions. Guess what? Rep Pelosi would not accept my e-mail since I am not from her congressional district. Sen....
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 01-11-2019, 11:15 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,743
Posted By dustoffer
We are to hate the sin and love the sinner---

We are to hate the sin and love the sinner---
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-11-2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By dustoffer
Rifling Twist

Thinking about an AR-type rifle to mount my new thermal scope on--haven't decided on caliber but due to availability of .223 ammo and use (pigs/varmints) what's everyone's thoughts on twist?
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-11-2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 764
Posted By dustoffer
This stuff works!

This stuff works!
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-11-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,088
Posted By dustoffer
Plus backstraps, buck sticks, and dried...

Plus backstraps, buck sticks, and dried sausage.:D

Nothing beats not being able to take a breath when the buck/doe is so close you can see the drops of moisture on it's whiskers!!!!
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-10-2019, 11:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,211
Posted By dustoffer
Well, after talking extensively to Jason, I...

Well, after talking extensively to Jason, I settled on the XQ50. Got it this week, and have played with it outside a bit trying to figure out everything. Still waiting for the rail to mount it on...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-10-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 495
Posted By dustoffer
I don't think you would have any more problems...

I don't think you would have any more problems than any other claim against the USPS as it is legal to ship and in compliance with laws and their rules.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-10-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 495
Posted By dustoffer
Get on the USPS website and contact their...

Get on the USPS website and contact their Inspector General and lodge a formal complaint against the PO. Worked for me--I haven't had another problem since they got the letter from their IG.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-10-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 433
Posted By dustoffer
[QUOTE=cj7zrcool;13916665]I think a sudden burst...

[QUOTE=cj7zrcool;13916665]I think a sudden burst of white light will scare them away.

This is my experience and I switched to photocell activated lights. Come on at dark and run most of the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-09-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 502
Posted By dustoffer
Here's what my landowner (owns a commercial ag...

Here's what my landowner (owns a commercial ag supply house) recommends and uses on his fencelines---gives about 4-6 months' protection.
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-09-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,251
Posted By dustoffer
Gets my vote--and buy a kevlar glove for the...

Gets my vote--and buy a kevlar glove for the non-knife hand.
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-08-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 402
Posted By dustoffer
WBA2000--there is a panel that goes all the way...

WBA2000--there is a panel that goes all the way to the top of the gate posts--you can see the grey crossbar up top. I do have to put a piece of panel across the entry about 1.5-2' up to keep the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-08-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 402
Posted By dustoffer
Morning's Work

Landowner and I put this together in about 2 hrs this morning---still need to put the feeder inside and tie in one short section and add a t-post. I'm trying a different trigger system--pictures to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-07-2019, 10:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 125
Posted By dustoffer
I have one pen trap that is 100' around---6-16'...

I have one pen trap that is 100' around---6-16' panels plus the 4' gate with the feeder inside. Does a good job. Setting up another one on another property tomorrow--but it is a bit smaller---3...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-07-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 893
Posted By dustoffer
Shingles is causes by the same virus that causes...

Shingles is causes by the same virus that causes chicken pox---vaccine is available, Shingrix I think. It is a 2-shot series. If you are getting a bit older, go get it.
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 01-06-2019, 06:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 679
Posted By dustoffer
I had 2 Mathews, an Outback and a DXT, and was...

I had 2 Mathews, an Outback and a DXT, and was not necessarily dissatisfied with either, but I read so much about the smooth draw of the Elites that I had to try them. Started with an Answer, then...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-06-2019, 05:52 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,048
Posted By dustoffer
I didn't see a deer at all during bow season, and...

I didn't see a deer at all during bow season, and only on 4-5 occasions during general season, with no legal deer at all. Have deer on camera but numbers are down, and buck numbers too. Land north...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-06-2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 470
Posted By dustoffer
Dang, I'm behind the power curve--I need to get...

Dang, I'm behind the power curve--I need to get with it.. Putting up the new pen trap this week and waiting on delivery of my thermal scope. They better watch out, but Shhhh--don't tell them. This...
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