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Forum: Around the Campfire 05-23-2018, 11:51 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 1,754
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XDS .45, or a SaW .44 mg, Mountain Gun.

XDS .45, or a SaW .44 mg, Mountain Gun.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-21-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,292
Posted By softpoint
I have a female pit bull that has been bitten...

I have a female pit bull that has been bitten twice already this year by copperheads. Swells her muzzle up just like that. But it has made a snake killing machine out of her. She hunts them down and...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-17-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,764
Posted By softpoint
Revolver in .38 special. or auto in .380. .380...

Revolver in .38 special. or auto in .380. .380 will get the job done, and the slide is a bit easier to rack than the small pistols in 9mm. Brands? Ruger or S&W revolver, most any of the auto's in...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-16-2018, 10:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,101
Posted By softpoint
Within it's range limitations, the .44 magnum is...

Within it's range limitations, the .44 magnum is an excellent hunting cartridge. I have a Winchester lever action and a Ruger 77/44 bolt action, and several .44 magnum handguns. I've never hunted...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-12-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,877
Posted By softpoint
Pretty simple choice for me, I support our...

Pretty simple choice for me, I support our President, so I'm not welcome in that store.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-11-2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 7,561
Posted By softpoint
Used to stop at Sonic's quite often and just get...

Used to stop at Sonic's quite often and just get large orders of fries to snack on on the way to the deer lease in Leakey. Once, we stopped at one,I think it was in Bastrop, and got a couple of large...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-10-2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,188
Posted By softpoint
Along with the .444, I'd like to see a small...

Along with the .444, I'd like to see a small framed lever gun in .25/20 or .32/20. Especially the .32/20, maybe 327 Federal.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-07-2018, 09:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 585
Posted By softpoint
I still use the leather bags, Protektor, I think,...

I still use the leather bags, Protektor, I think, and real sand, I like the dead weight. I do have a folding "bulls bag" filled with cat litter (unused!) for a portable bag.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-03-2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 295
Posted By softpoint
Good for them. I am a fan of Springfield's XD and...

Good for them. I am a fan of Springfield's XD and XDM pistols.
Forum: Traditional 05-01-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 583
Posted By softpoint
Cold Steel makes some cheap broadheads that can...

Cold Steel makes some cheap broadheads that can be purchased by the dozen. I've been tempted to carry those on a couple of junk arrows just for those occasions when arrow recovery might be a problem....
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-01-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,929
Posted By softpoint
Timber rattlers were supposed to be an...

Timber rattlers were supposed to be an "endangered" species and protected in Texas. Don't know if that is still the case or not, but if one is found around my house, it will, in fact, be...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-01-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,419
Posted By softpoint
I have a Sea Ark, Dealer is in Bryan. I've been...

I have a Sea Ark, Dealer is in Bryan. I've been happy with it . It's a 20 foot, CC with a 115hp. Boat is rated for a 175, but 115 is plenty for me. Cruises at 30+, tops at about 42.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-30-2018, 10:48 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,929
Posted By softpoint
It was a full size Dachshund, not a miniature....

It was a full size Dachshund, not a miniature. Made one the best dogs I've ever had!
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-30-2018, 09:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 821
Posted By softpoint
Two medium sized Copperheads so far this year and...

Two medium sized Copperheads so far this year and one moccasin on my place.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-30-2018, 09:32 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,929
Posted By softpoint
I've had a couple of dogs that turned into snake...

I've had a couple of dogs that turned into snake killing machines. One was a great Pyrenees, and the other a Lab/weenie dog cross. Both were bitten a number of times over the years, it just made them...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-30-2018, 09:26 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,929
Posted By softpoint
Prefer a shotgun, myself...

Prefer a shotgun, myself...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-18-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 917
Posted By softpoint
Once Pay Pal has CONFIRMED the money is in your...

Once Pay Pal has CONFIRMED the money is in your account, it is probably OK. That machine also has a title to transfer, doesn't it? Still, be cautious. One of the signs of a bad deal is someone else...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-12-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 421
Posted By softpoint
Marlin or Savage both make decent rimfires in...

Marlin or Savage both make decent rimfires in that price range.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-10-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 327
Posted By softpoint
I'd pick the .25/06 out of those two. In fact, if...

I'd pick the .25/06 out of those two. In fact, if there were two "ideal" hunting calibers for most of the USA, the 7mm/08 and the .25/06 would be top contenders. Plenty of others, of course, but for...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-19-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 8,901
Posted By softpoint
My Rottweiler actually caught up with a grown...

My Rottweiler actually caught up with a grown bobcat in a dry creek bed right behind my house here about two years ago. I had the pictures of the bobcat on facebook. It didn't last long at all Rottie...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 03-14-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 542
Posted By softpoint
I've had two of the Limbsavers melt. Pachmayr or...

I've had two of the Limbsavers melt. Pachmayr or Kickeez for me. I keep a couple of the Pachmayr pads on hand .
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-13-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 567
Posted By softpoint
I'd stay with a 24 volt. I'm not sure how many...

I'd stay with a 24 volt. I'm not sure how many pounds of thrust you can get out of a 24 V, but I have a 70 lb. on my 21 ft boat, and it is enough. With 36 volt, you will have 4 batteries (with the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-11-2018, 07:50 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,422
Posted By softpoint
I tried it once when I was much younger. Must...

I tried it once when I was much younger. Must have been an old jack, and we tried frying it. Taste wasn't bad as I recall, but had to spit it out because never could chew it up enough to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-11-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,878
Posted By softpoint
I have a Monster mr7 It's a bit heavy but seems...

I have a Monster mr7 It's a bit heavy but seems like a well made and thought out design. Strings can cost a bit more, but as long as mine is serviceable,it's not going anywhere. it's an 80#
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-10-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,009
Posted By softpoint
Rising into the air like that is called...

Rising into the air like that is called levitating....LOL...Especially if you hung in midair a little bit before coming down. Levitation is considered impossible by those who have never had close...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-03-2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,103
Posted By softpoint
Old saying around here is that nothing messes up...

Old saying around here is that nothing messes up a squirrel hunt like seeing a rattler or a copperhead at the beginning of the hunt. Just can't look up in the trees for the rest of the day.....
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-02-2018, 11:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,692
Posted By softpoint
I'll have mine as long as I am alive.

I'll have mine as long as I am alive.
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 02-28-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 987
Posted By softpoint
It's a package deal. When the Second Amendment...

It's a package deal. When the Second Amendment goes, all the rest are totally meaningless words on paper. That is why a segment of our society pushes for it. And the history of other nations proves...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-28-2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 759
Posted By softpoint
WW760 or H414. Same powder, different branding....

WW760 or H414. Same powder, different branding. The ball powder equivalent of 4350.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-28-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 4,979
Posted By softpoint
That's all any gun law or restriction is. Punish...

That's all any gun law or restriction is. Punish everyone who had nothing to do with it, and march toward tyranny. If the age to purchase a rifle is upped to 21, the age to enlist should be upped to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-27-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 1,904
Posted By softpoint
Bugs and all the looney tunes. Pink Panther.

Bugs and all the looney tunes. Pink Panther.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-27-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,632
Posted By softpoint
While I certainly respect that line of thinking,...

While I certainly respect that line of thinking, I just can't do that. Never in my life has ANY politician ever delivered everything he promised, much less everything I wanted, I still vote for the...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-24-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,169
Posted By softpoint
The middle one looks like a Marlin single shot...

The middle one looks like a Marlin single shot .22. Cocking piece and trigger guard definitely looks Marlin, Those were made in a regular length and a "youth" model with a shorter stock. Could have...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-10-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 703
Posted By softpoint
Since you don't reload, and you are going to hunt...

Since you don't reload, and you are going to hunt with it, .44 is by far, the choice. If you did reload, the .45 might be slightly better.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-30-2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,983
Posted By softpoint
Someone in my family tried to bake some Mouflon ,...

Someone in my family tried to bake some Mouflon , I believe, in the oven and stunk everybody out of the house. Sika is my favorite.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-26-2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,227
Posted By softpoint
This.

This.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-08-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,951
Posted By softpoint
It's a good cartridge, I've been working up loads...

It's a good cartridge, I've been working up loads for a Savage heavy barrel in that caliber that goes 1/2 moa pretty easy with most combinations. But it also doesn't do anything that lots of other...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-01-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,904
Posted By softpoint
Does it say "lifetime warranty against defects in...

Does it say "lifetime warranty against defects in materials and workmanship?" If so, "normal wearing" isn't covered. Hard to imagine footwear being guaranteed for the life of the purchaser..
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-25-2017, 09:01 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,222
Posted By softpoint
And don't back up to the fireplace. Mixing those...

And don't back up to the fireplace. Mixing those two items creates a binary explosive.
Forum: Recipes 12-24-2017, 02:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,438
Posted By softpoint
I have made jerky by grinding the meat first and...

I have made jerky by grinding the meat first and then using one of the jerky guns to make strips, then dehydrated for 8 to ten hours. I've done it with venison to keep it from being so tough, and it...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-24-2017, 02:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 504
Posted By softpoint
Bark collars. I have a Rottie. About 170 pounds...

Bark collars. I have a Rottie. About 170 pounds of Rottie. There isn't much they can't drag around if they want to, other than a concrete trough....
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-24-2017, 02:12 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,546
Posted By softpoint
Tundra.

Tundra.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-23-2017, 07:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 889
Posted By softpoint
Then it has an aftermarket floorplate. That's a...

Then it has an aftermarket floorplate. That's a good thing. I remember when the .222 Remington Mag. came out, a few guys had rifles re-chambered from .222 for it. Ballistically, it is nearly...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-22-2017, 08:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 889
Posted By softpoint
Could have been a factory chambering. That...

Could have been a factory chambering. That cartridge has been obsolete for many years. (I still have a set of dies, though) That is a custom stock. Is the floorplate and triggerguard plastic or metal?
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-20-2017, 07:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 327
Posted By softpoint
I only shoot 39 grain Sierra in mine. I've...

I only shoot 39 grain Sierra in mine. I've dropped medium size hogs with mine with behind the shoulder shots.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-11-2017, 06:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 841
Posted By softpoint
If the barrel has been cut down, that could be...

If the barrel has been cut down, that could be the reason for that off center bore. Lots of barrels bores aren't centered all the way to the end. And, it most often doesn't affect accuracy. I owned a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-16-2017, 09:23 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,204
Posted By softpoint
Anytime a right of way is acquired, people have...

Anytime a right of way is acquired, people have to give up/sell property. Reservoirs flood thousands of acres, pipelines, highways and rail systems all have to be built to serve the populace. Eminent...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-16-2017, 07:25 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,204
Posted By softpoint
It can be privately owned and still have the...

It can be privately owned and still have the right of condemnation. All pipelines that I know of are not connected to the government. Many of them can/do have eminent domain. I can see where it makes...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-10-2017, 07:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 162
Posted By softpoint
The 870 that shoots 3.5 inch is called the "Super...

The 870 that shoots 3.5 inch is called the "Super Magnum" and has a longer stroke action.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-08-2017, 12:37 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,878
Posted By softpoint
Everything that still works, hurts....

Everything that still works, hurts....
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