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Forum: Around the Campfire Today, 01:09 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By okrattler
I don't carry both either one or the other....

I don't carry both either one or the other. That's too much stuff to carry,especially if you have to drag a coyote back to the truck. Which I do because I save fur. Winchester Varmint X 3" BB is what...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-20-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,348
Posted By okrattler
Probably cremated but I'd want to be somewhere...

Probably cremated but I'd want to be somewhere that anyone that wants to feel like I'm somewhat there can go to "see" me I guess. One of my buddies that died of cancer was cremated. I saw him 3 weeks...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 02-20-2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,068
Posted By okrattler
If you never point a rifle at someone it won't...

If you never point a rifle at someone it won't ever take a life. If you can't trust yourself enough to have a gun then you don't need to have one. Obviously he thinks he couldn't go through life...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-19-2018, 08:50 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,668
Posted By okrattler
I caught that about two hours after I did it. In...

I caught that about two hours after I did it. In my defense I stayed up for 3 nights varmint/hog huntin in Texas. I'm feeling a little forgetful. Maybe even delirious.lol

36 hogs,2 coons,8...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-19-2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 516
Posted By okrattler
I forgot about one a buddy of mine shot. 8 Texas...

I forgot about one a buddy of mine shot. 8 Texas coyotes got killed over the weekend. Should have had at least 4 more.

17 if I'm counting right. Somewhere around 45 including the ones westtexducks...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-19-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,668
Posted By okrattler
2 this weekend. My buddy shot one with a 300...

2 this weekend. My buddy shot one with a 300 blackout. I shot one that was taking a drink. Shot him with my .223,hit him in the leg the first shot. He fell in the water and I hit him again when he...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-19-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 516
Posted By okrattler
7 West Texas coyotes over the weekend.

7 West Texas coyotes over the weekend.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-18-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,468
Posted By okrattler
Got 8 more. 284

Got 8 more.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 02-17-2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 843
Posted By okrattler
They work. I'm 100% sure. Have you ever been...

They work. I'm 100% sure. Have you ever been sitting there and had a coyote or multiple coyotes come running to you? Just go sit out in a field every weekend without making any noise and see if you...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-17-2018, 06:18 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,468
Posted By okrattler
Me and some buddies are knocking down the hog...

Me and some buddies are knocking down the hog population in Texas right now. 28 in 2 days,that I know of. I would just count the ones I've shot but I don't remember. Got in on a group of 7 last night...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-13-2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 640
Posted By okrattler
Shooting varmint bullets it doesn't have any...

Shooting varmint bullets it doesn't have any advantage over the Nosler out to 300 yards. It's designed to shoot at long range. As far as coyote killing capabilities inside 300 yards goes the Nosler...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-13-2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 640
Posted By okrattler
I'd choose the .22Nosler over the Valkyrie. Only...

I'd choose the .22Nosler over the Valkyrie. Only time will tell if either will be around for long.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-13-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,652
Posted By okrattler
Turns out the computer just needed reset....

Turns out the computer just needed reset. Unhooked the ground on the battery,waited 30 seconds,hooked it up and it started right up. Who'd of thunk it? Not this guy.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-12-2018, 10:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,021
Posted By okrattler
Yep that'd get the job done I'd imagine. That...

Yep that'd get the job done I'd imagine. That boar I shot was hardcore. Took one 95 grain Ballistic Tip and six 22 bullets like a champ. I emptied the revolver and gave him another Nosler from point...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-12-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,660
Posted By okrattler
Will do. It won't be long and I'm gonna start....

Will do. It won't be long and I'm gonna start. About the 2nd week of March they're out thick. In the far end of that dog town I catch some big snakes every year. They're in every dog town but that...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-12-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,822
Posted By okrattler
I guarantee ya. It's troubling to me and I don't...

I guarantee ya. It's troubling to me and I don't live anywhere close. If I stumbled across something like that,that'd be the last time I went for stroll around those parts.

I used to trap around...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-12-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,660
Posted By okrattler
From what I'm told a .50bmg doesn't do what you'd...

From what I'm told a .50bmg doesn't do what you'd think it would do to a prairie dog. But then again a prairie dog hit with a 50 grain v-max out of a 22-250 doesn't look all that different from one...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-12-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,021
Posted By okrattler
I've ear holed a hog caught in a snare 6 times...

I've ear holed a hog caught in a snare 6 times with a .22lr and each time I shot he'd just shake his head and hit the end of that snare. One bullet penetrated the skull. The only reason I know is...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-12-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,652
Posted By okrattler
Yeah same here. I like my bad days to start...

Yeah same here. I like my bad days to start around noon though. I'm not a morning person the way it is.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-11-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,660
Posted By okrattler
Either that or people in Texas just get it. I've...

Either that or people in Texas just get it. I've shot them with a .223,.204,22-250,.243,.308,7mm,ect and I know someone who has shot them with a 50bmg. I can't say I've ever killed one any deader...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-11-2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,652
Posted By okrattler
Okay this gets better. I hooked my new battery up...

Okay this gets better. I hooked my new battery up and heard a click. The doors locked with my keys in it. I've had to break into my truck before so I got it unlocked,cranked it up and....nothin...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-11-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,652
Posted By okrattler
I got a new battery and put a lag screw in the...

I got a new battery and put a lag screw in the hole the air was leaking out of so I can get it patched after work tomorrow. I don't know why little junk like that has to jack with me all the time. It...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-11-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,822
Posted By okrattler
Might have been doing a little window peeking,saw...

Might have been doing a little window peeking,saw a struggle from inside and went and got some fire power.lol
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-11-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,822
Posted By okrattler
One. The answer is one. That's way too many. I...

One. The answer is one. That's way too many. I don't even like a death that isn't questionable.

Hell I don't even like that room in a funeral home that has all them caskets in it. Death is a no...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-11-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,652
Posted By okrattler
Holy crap! Heck no.....I just had a bad day. I...

Holy crap! Heck no.....I just had a bad day. I ain't living in a Stephen King movie.lol
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-11-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,652
Posted By okrattler
Some days are like that. I guess we all have to...

Some days are like that. I guess we all have to have them. Makes you appreciate the good days.

The worst part about it is, it's a good day to be coyote huntin. They win today.....
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-11-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,652
Posted By okrattler
For sure. I'll stay home and watch t.v. for a...

For sure. I'll stay home and watch t.v. for a while. It's all good with me. It's cold outside anyways. I just wish I would have tried to start it first so I could have came back inside sooner.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-11-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,652
Posted By okrattler
Sometimes you just have to laugh.

Went out to get in my pickup this morning and noticed it had a flat tire,got that taken care of and went to start it.....battery is dead as a hammer. Called my mom to see if I could get a ride to buy...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-11-2018, 12:23 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,660
Posted By okrattler
12 gauge,22lr,17mach2,17hmr,.22mag and .17WSM for...

12 gauge,22lr,17mach2,17hmr,.22mag and .17WSM for shorter range. The .17WSM is my favorite.

.223,204 and 22-250 for long range. A .223 is a good option. Ammo is pretty cheap and you can see the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-10-2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 516
Posted By okrattler
Got another head shot on one at around 125 yards...

Got another head shot on one at around 125 yards this morning. My buddy shot one at about 300 yards.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-09-2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 516
Posted By okrattler
In my experience the ones that aren't vocal are...

In my experience the ones that aren't vocal are the ones that show up to the call. Unless it's a challenge howl or something like that then that's different. But for the most part the ones that I've...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-09-2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 516
Posted By okrattler
The bad thing is I'm starting to see mange here...

The bad thing is I'm starting to see mange here more and more. Saw a coyote last week that had zero fur. How it's survived through the Winter I don't know. Tough son of a gun. Looked like a dadgum...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-09-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 516
Posted By okrattler
Just the ones for 2018. I was going to include...

Just the ones for 2018. I was going to include 2017 too but I saw where there was a thread started for those already. I haven't been out as much lately. I'm saving a lot more of my ground for coyote...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-09-2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 811
Posted By okrattler
Ended 2017 with 18 more and 3 wounded. So 42...

Ended 2017 with 18 more and 3 wounded. So 42 total not including the wounded ones or coyotes I called in and someone else shot.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-09-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 516
Posted By okrattler
2018 Coyote Kill Thread.

I haven't seen a coyote kill thread started so I figured I might as well.

I shot a mangey one today. Made a head shot on her at 264 yards. 55 grain Nosler Ballistic Tip out of the 22-250.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-06-2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 477
Posted By okrattler
Savage Axis is an awesome gun for the money. My...

Savage Axis is an awesome gun for the money. My buddy has one in .223 as well. His shoots 45 grain bullets really well.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-04-2018, 11:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 443
Posted By okrattler
I think you should go thermal. If you get on a...

I think you should go thermal. If you get on a group of hogs there ain't no tellin how many you'll get killed. It ain't even fair. There ain't much that runs off without a bullet hole in it if you...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-03-2018, 10:40 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,745
Posted By okrattler
I agree. Talk about not holding still. Foxes are...

I agree. Talk about not holding still. Foxes are the most spastic animals I've ever seen come to a call. Crazy actin suckers.

Bobcats usually just sit there and look at the call. I've seen one get...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-03-2018, 10:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,745
Posted By okrattler
Dang coyotes don't hold still long enough for me...

Dang coyotes don't hold still long enough for me to shoot them in the head most of the time. I've hit them in the head but most of the time I hit them right behind the shoulder or in the shoulder....
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-03-2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 3,362
Posted By okrattler
I've watched maybe 1 Super Bowl in my life. So...

I've watched maybe 1 Super Bowl in my life. So I'm pretty sure I'm gonna pass.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-02-2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,283
Posted By okrattler
The white lights don't bother me as much but I've...

The white lights don't bother me as much but I've met some LED lights on the highway that were stupid bright. Feels like you're about to get abducted by aliens or on your way to meet Jesus. I don't...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-02-2018, 10:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 557
Posted By okrattler
Trappers is awesome man. The first time I ever...

Trappers is awesome man. The first time I ever went I ate a ridiculous amount of food. Made a fool of myself and loved every minute of it.

I had a little more self control the last time I was...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-02-2018, 09:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,745
Posted By okrattler
That's what I use in mine. I always liked the...

That's what I use in mine. I always liked the Winchester Dynapoint 45 grain HP's. After they got harder to find I switched to Winchester Super X 40 grain HP's. Now I can't find those so I shoot CCI...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-02-2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 7,061
Posted By okrattler
Wolf problem=helicopter wolf hunts. Put me in...

Wolf problem=helicopter wolf hunts. Put me in coach. I'm ready to play.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-02-2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,745
Posted By okrattler
Yep that's what a buddy of mine uses is the...

Yep that's what a buddy of mine uses is the Hornady Heavyweight Coyote. I've shot buckshot in states where it's legal and always prefer #4 buck over 00 buck. In Oklahoma we can't shoot larger than BB...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-02-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,745
Posted By okrattler
If you have a shotgun that'd be even better. A...

If you have a shotgun that'd be even better. A load of #4 buckshot would do one in within 50 yards.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-02-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 557
Posted By okrattler
Bass Pro Shop is a cool place to go. Trappers is...

Bass Pro Shop is a cool place to go. Trappers is a good place to eat. And Night Trips is right next to it. That should keep you entertained for a while.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-02-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,745
Posted By okrattler
At 50 yards I'd try to get him in the head or...

At 50 yards I'd try to get him in the head or neck. He might drop on the spot with a behind the shoulder shot but he also might run a ways. I'd say it could go either way. What bullets are you...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-02-2018, 05:07 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,012
Posted By okrattler
I'm sorry man. That's heart breaking to read....

I'm sorry man. That's heart breaking to read. Especially for the kids being their first experience with this sort of thing makes it that much harder I'm sure. It's never easy seeing the decline in a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-31-2018, 04:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By okrattler
Stanley Fatmax or Brinkmann Q-Beam. Johnny...

Stanley Fatmax or Brinkmann Q-Beam. Johnny Stewart also has a predator hunting scan light available that might be a pretty good light but I haven't read any reviews on it.
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