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Forum: Around the Campfire 04-12-2021, 05:28 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,833
Posted By stxhunter
After I found tri tip at my loca HEB it quickly...

After I found tri tip at my loca HEB it quickly became one of my favorite cuts. Iíve only done it reverse sear like a big steak, comes out great.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 03-26-2021, 10:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,051
Posted By stxhunter
Our family has around 500-600 acres. Iíve had one...

Our family has around 500-600 acres. Iíve had one timed 2000lb protein feeder on my portion of the ranch going on 5yrs now. I feed roughly 2-3 tons per year.

Cameras have allowed me to determine...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-02-2021, 08:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 768
Posted By stxhunter
Back when I bought mine, F-250 tremor XLT with...

Back when I bought mine, F-250 tremor XLT with the 7.3 were selling for right around $50k. My brother-in-laws dad just bought an F-250 XLT with the 7.3 for $48k. If your wanting a 3/4 ton truck, they...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-23-2021, 06:09 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,219
Posted By stxhunter
Need help....Gas vs. diesel

I went with the 7.3 in a tremor (factory lift and 35Ē tires, 4.30 rear). I routinely get 13-14mpg at highway speeds, have gotten as high as 16 on long trips at speeds of 60-70. If youíre wanting the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-23-2021, 06:06 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,219
Posted By stxhunter
Actually my 7.3 is 10k mile oil changes. You can...

Actually my 7.3 is 10k mile oil changes. You can get an auxiliary fuel tank for gas engines, you canít however directly feed the tank from the aux tank. Youíd technically have to refill from you aux...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-21-2021, 04:39 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 6,087
Posted By stxhunter
Same, no way I could store enough propane here at...

Same, no way I could store enough propane here at the house to run a generator. Fortunately all our appliances are natural gas and I could just hook up to that. Gasoline could still be used as a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-21-2021, 10:24 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 6,087
Posted By stxhunter
Yep, from what Iíve seen going with NG is about a...

Yep, from what Iíve seen going with NG is about a 30% reduction in power and uses 4x the amount of fuel as gasoline. The advantage is not having to store gas or running around to find fuel if you...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-20-2021, 06:46 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 6,087
Posted By stxhunter
Weíve got a powerhorse 3500 (northern tool...

Weíve got a powerhorse 3500 (northern tool version of the predator generators). Bought it for our RV and used it more for the blackout this past week than we ever did for the RV. It ran non-stop with...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-13-2021, 08:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,223
Posted By stxhunter
Never can go wrong with Waygu! Itís nice...

Never can go wrong with Waygu!

Itís nice that HEB has started carrying it more often!
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-06-2021, 06:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 635
Posted By stxhunter
Computer Gurus - Help

If youíre looking at max consider the new Mac Mini or MacBook Air/Pro with the M1 chip. It will have no problems doing what you want. Check out some of the of the comparisons on YouTube. Weíve got a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-31-2021, 08:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 927
Posted By stxhunter
I keep mine full year round. They hit the protein...

I keep mine full year round. They hit the protein pretty hard starting early January as they rut pretty hard in December and there's little vegetation for them to eat. Some of my highest consumption...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-31-2021, 07:30 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,352
Posted By stxhunter
As mentioned before, the "big push" won't come...

As mentioned before, the "big push" won't come until after GME hits its goal. It may happen sooner as some probably want to make profits before things get rolling, but highly unlikely. Time will...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-29-2021, 07:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 485
Posted By stxhunter
I've got an ASF 2000 pro evo and have only had...

I've got an ASF 2000 pro evo and have only had pictures of an occasional coon eating for whatever fell on the ground.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-26-2021, 10:11 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,941
Posted By stxhunter
If you reload, I would check out the 6.5 sherman...

If you reload, I would check out the 6.5 sherman short or 7 sherman short. You should be able to achieve the numbers your wanting with the specified barrel lengths depending on bullet selection.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-26-2021, 12:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,553
Posted By stxhunter
I've tried a couple different brands. Been pretty...

I've tried a couple different brands. Been pretty happy with the one I have from rifles only, it's a little pricey.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-26-2021, 07:54 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,654
Posted By stxhunter
Theyíve got a great flavor. The heat hits you...

Theyíve got a great flavor. The heat hits you after you eat one in your throat, not so much on your tongue. Neither my wife or I can eat too many, stomach starts to burn pretty quick.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-24-2021, 08:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 590
Posted By stxhunter
Athlon Optics Quality and warranty

Been selling Athlon for several years now. Havenít had any customers use the warranty, but from what Iíve heard from others they go above and beyond. As mentioned before, glass is on par with scopes...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-23-2021, 12:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 659
Posted By stxhunter
How long did the batteries sit drained? Did you...

How long did the batteries sit drained? Did you replenish the water in them if needed?

To get more torque you can change out your controller and or motor to a navitas. Itís not cheap, but youíll...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-18-2021, 09:46 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,217
Posted By stxhunter
I thought about this after our prices at work...

I thought about this after our prices at work went up this year. The first plan they pitched to us was $2400/mnth (~$29k/yr). After several complained they agreed on one with less coverage at around...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 01-11-2021, 07:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,810
Posted By stxhunter
Itís always interesting to see the different...

Itís always interesting to see the different perspectives.

Had several young bucks out this afternoon.

Nub, 1.5yr old spike, 2.5 yr old 7pt and this 9pt.

He certainly had a bigger body...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 01-11-2021, 06:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,810
Posted By stxhunter
He gets a pass from me, hoping he keeps his head...

He gets a pass from me, hoping he keeps his head in the protein feeder and stays always from the neighbors.

Heís out eating corn now with some younger deer. Pretty positive heís 3.5.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-11-2021, 03:21 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,674
Posted By stxhunter
Season with SPG, smoke till an IT of 100, sear it...

Season with SPG, smoke till an IT of 100, sear it on a hot fire for about 1min per side until IT reaches 130-135. Best cut of meat there is IMHO!
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 01-11-2021, 08:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,810
Posted By stxhunter
Age on this 9pt

Iím thinking 3.5 on this guy, looks like maybe 4.5 in person. Couple of trail camera and cell phone pictures at 200-300 yards.
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Forum: Around the Campfire 01-10-2021, 05:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 538
Posted By stxhunter
Iíve been using this with no issues ...

Iíve been using this with no issues

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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-10-2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 389
Posted By stxhunter
This is what I do as well. Quick loads helps...

This is what I do as well. Quick loads helps speed up my reloading process.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-09-2021, 08:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 591
Posted By stxhunter
I was 30 when I went back for my 1st masters....

I was 30 when I went back for my 1st masters. Last year at 36 I decided to go for my 2nd masters. I'll be done this May at 38. During my second master's we've had our first kiddo and I've been...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-06-2021, 03:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,330
Posted By stxhunter
Interesting idea. Iíve been using ďthe...

Interesting idea.

Iíve been using ďthe timerĒ in my feeders for a while. I set the times for morning only and feed enough to last all day. I set the timer to go off before sunrise during season...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-04-2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 714
Posted By stxhunter
I originally got into reloading with a Lee...

I originally got into reloading with a Lee Classic Turret press, the cast iron version, not aluminum. Turned out some very good ammo, but eventually upgraded and trimmed down on what I'm using.
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-04-2021, 12:50 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 18,453
Posted By stxhunter
Saw this on Facebook ...

Saw this on Facebook

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Forum: Around the Campfire 01-04-2021, 09:01 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,280
Posted By stxhunter
I'm in Katy as well and I'd make the drive to...

I'm in Katy as well and I'd make the drive to Bellville. Prices aren't cheap, but they turn out a good product. Remember every time they ask you if you want to add something, cheese, onion etc it's...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-03-2021, 07:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,268
Posted By stxhunter
Unfortunately Ive been way too busy this year to...

Unfortunately Ive been way too busy this year to make it out to the ranch. Went out last Sunday for the first time all season, came home NYE.

Had quite a bit of movement in the mornings, kinda...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-02-2021, 09:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,388
Posted By stxhunter
Lol, oops !!

Lol, oops !!
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-02-2021, 08:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,388
Posted By stxhunter
Why not haul in some t-posts and a roll of barbed...

Why not haul in some t-posts and a roll of barbed wire? This would save you the hassle of moving cattle panels.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-24-2020, 06:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,007
Posted By stxhunter
Iíve got one of the ASF times protein units. You...

Iíve got one of the ASF times protein units. You can feed 6 times a day for 30 seconds per feeding I believe, which IS A LOT OF PROTEIN (i think it feeds 8lbs/10 sec if I remember right) I do one 25...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-23-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By stxhunter
I know nothing about these guys, but saw this the...

I know nothing about these guys, but saw this the other day. Looks like theyíre trying to thin their herd!

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Forum: Around the Campfire 12-15-2020, 09:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 692
Posted By stxhunter
Iíve got a 7.3 2020. Donít think there have been...

Iíve got a 7.3 2020. Donít think there have been too many issues with the spark plug wire. Thanks to TFL having issues, everyone thinks thereís a problem (theyíve also gone through 3 on driver...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-10-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,253
Posted By stxhunter
Glad heís doing better!

Glad heís doing better!
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-07-2020, 07:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 288
Posted By stxhunter
Used 250w solar panels go for around $50 in good...

Used 250w solar panels go for around $50 in good condition.

https://store.santansolar.com/product-category/all-products/
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-06-2020, 07:26 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,361
Posted By stxhunter
Ive had a few deer done there over the years....

Ive had a few deer done there over the years. Love the vacuum sealing. Their sausage, snack sticks and Jerkey is great. Itís not cheap though, I think the most expensive deer Iíve done was around...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-05-2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,167
Posted By stxhunter
Weíve been using a neapeesso for several years,...

Weíve been using a neapeesso for several years, been happy with it.
Forum: Photography 12-03-2020, 08:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,619
Posted By stxhunter
Made it out to the duck pond today for a few...

Made it out to the duck pond today for a few quick pictures.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50677753537_6f800f95f8_c.jpg

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Forum: Photography 12-03-2020, 08:09 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,973
Posted By stxhunter
Awesome picture!

Awesome picture!
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-02-2020, 09:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 400
Posted By stxhunter
Iíve got to me if the all seasons timed protein...

Iíve got to me if the all seasons timed protein feeders. Havenít had any issues the past 4yrs, the spinner unit is completely sealed from moisture unlike a traditional spin feeder. I wouldnít run...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-01-2020, 02:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 272
Posted By stxhunter
I just ordered from a #8 from here from their...

I just ordered from a #8 from here from their black Friday sale. Wanted a stuffer as well, but they only had the 5lb version.
...
Forum: Photography 11-28-2020, 02:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,005
Posted By stxhunter
What type of lens are you shooting with? As...

What type of lens are you shooting with? As mentioned before, open up the aperture, increase shutter time and ISO. If itís a stationary subject, try and decrease shutter speed and have a lower ISO to...
Forum: Photography 11-19-2020, 05:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,294
Posted By stxhunter
Image sharpness

Looks like she was f/5, could go to f/5.6 and see what it looks like. The problem I see with that is ISO will have to go up or shutter would need to go down to compensate, neither of which are...
Forum: Photography 11-19-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,294
Posted By stxhunter
Image sharpness

I'm not too familiar with the 60D, but do you have the ability to see the AF point on the back of your camera? I know I can do that on my R6.

ISO 400 isn't all that high IMHO, but since youríre...
Forum: Photography 11-19-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,268
Posted By stxhunter
LOL, didn't catch that :D Scratch what I...

LOL, didn't catch that :D

Scratch what I said about the T7. I was under the assumption you didn't have anything. You won't get a whole lot better than that T6 you have for under $1k IMHO. If you...
Forum: Photography 11-19-2020, 10:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,268
Posted By stxhunter
Nothing wrong with that price range to get you...

Nothing wrong with that price range to get you shooting IMHO. The one thing I will say is you're going to have a tough time shooting birds in flight without a nice zoom lens, which can easily pass...
Forum: Photography 11-19-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,294
Posted By stxhunter
Are you shooting raw or jpg? Any way you could...

Are you shooting raw or jpg? Any way you could bump down your ISO?

Edit:

Looking around a bit it sounds like some others are having similar issues with the 300m F4:...
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