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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-15-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,937
Posted By Mike D
Only if there are huge rebates. Japanese...

Only if there are huge rebates.

Japanese cars are only 6-8% between invoice and MSRP.

American vehicles are 9-11%.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-15-2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,937
Posted By Mike D
Never, ever tell a car salesman what you want...

Never, ever tell a car salesman what you want your payment to be.

Buy on drive out price.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-15-2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 558
Posted By Mike D
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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-15-2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 604
Posted By Mike D
Cabelas here locally in DFW sells 6.5-284 Ammo. ...

Cabelas here locally in DFW sells 6.5-284 Ammo.

You arenít going to find it at Walmart, Academy, etc....

Best bet is to buy online.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-15-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,992
Posted By Mike D
Not sure what you are getting at but what that is...

Not sure what you are getting at but what that is showing you is where the sweet spot is to buy used.

As I said across the board, in the first year all 3/4 ton trucks lose approximately 23-26% of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-15-2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,992
Posted By Mike D
I donít make the charts. I just provided info I...

I donít make the charts. I just provided info I was able to find. Just because dealers ASK near new prices doesnít mean you have to be dumb and PAY them.

When I bought my truck the numbers there...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-15-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 485
Posted By Mike D
iSnipe has been my go to for a long time but it...

iSnipe has been my go to for a long time but it hasnít been updated in a long time.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-14-2019, 11:12 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 3,978
Posted By Mike D
They make non sissy coffee presses. ...

They make non sissy coffee presses.


https://www.stanley-pmi.com/shop/classic-travel-mug-french-press-16-oz


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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-14-2019, 11:01 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,992
Posted By Mike D
This website disagrees with you at least on 3/4...

This website disagrees with you at least on 3/4 ton trucks. They all take a 23-26% hit in the first year with Chevy leading the pack.

http://usedfirst.com



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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-14-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,992
Posted By Mike D
I see vehicles as tools, especially trucks. Iíll...

I see vehicles as tools, especially trucks. Iíll pay what I need to for the right tool. That said I donít buy new trucks. They depreciate too fast, especially for the miles I put on them.

Good...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-14-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,818
Posted By Mike D
My 2012 doesnít have the same emissions equipment...

My 2012 doesnít have the same emissions equipment on it as a 13 but I had no issues with them. Thereís plenty of trucks on the road with no emissions issues, across all brands. That wouldnít scare me...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-14-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,187
Posted By Mike D
For me itís about building exactly what I want;...

For me itís about building exactly what I want; barrel contour, twist rate, fluting & style of it, stock, finish, trigger system, caliber, etc....

I tend to like non mainstream calibers and twist...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-14-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,818
Posted By Mike D
Think I found my truck finally !!!!

I would use Edmunds or Truecar over KBB.

They will show you what similar vehicles have sold for in the area. I would drop 10-12% off those estimates as a starting point for offers.

For...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-13-2019, 10:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 219
Posted By Mike D
I have some of their small primer 260 Remington...

I have some of their small primer 260 Remington brass that I need to load up. Iíve heard good stuff. I would pass up Lapua but itís another good choice from what I understand.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-13-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 539
Posted By Mike D
6 mil seems awful thin for a tank liner. The ones...

6 mil seems awful thin for a tank liner. The ones I have been looking at are anywhere from 20 Mil to 60 mil depending on the use.

As to drilling mud, there is no guarantee it will work so that...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-13-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 393
Posted By Mike D
My 2012 Ram 2500 Laramie will heat or cool the...

My 2012 Ram 2500 Laramie will heat or cool the driver seat and steering wheel depending on temperature. Itís in the settings.


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Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 11-13-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By Mike D
Tagged to read later. Sent from my...

Tagged to read later.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-13-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 3,978
Posted By Mike D
Community or Cafe du Mondť coffee & chicory with...

Community or Cafe du Mondť coffee & chicory with teaspoon of honey and splash of cream.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-12-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,126
Posted By Mike D
Yep thereís some giants in Louisiana, just hard...

Yep thereís some giants in Louisiana, just hard as heck to kill.

Was the deer in the OP killed in Tensas Parish?

Lol at the Oklahoma comments [emoji57].


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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-12-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,002
Posted By Mike D
Defi Italy donít like the looks of the 2020...

Defi Italy donít like the looks of the 2020 models and the interiors arenít nearly as nice as the Ram and Ford but the Duramax is a solid engine. Not sure about the new 10 speed ďAllisonĒ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-10-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,517
Posted By Mike D
Very nice. Congrats to yíall. Sent from...

Very nice. Congrats to yíall.


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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 11-10-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,190
Posted By Mike D
I may have to consider that motor upgrade. My...

I may have to consider that motor upgrade. My cart has plenty of torque with a 10hp motor and 700 amp controller but 15mph tops on a good day.


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-10-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,655
Posted By Mike D
Two great bucks with a handgun. And in a great...

Two great bucks with a handgun. And in a great caliber to boot.

Congrats.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-10-2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,092
Posted By Mike D
Dang Brandon was this in downtown Ft Worth? ...

Dang Brandon was this in downtown Ft Worth?


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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-10-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 969
Posted By Mike D
I just replaced a set of BFG AT2 KO that I got...

I just replaced a set of BFG AT2 KO that I got 68,000 miles out of.

I really canít remember any tire that Iíve gotten less than 50k out of.

Iím running a set of Toyo AT2 right now and donít...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 11-08-2019, 10:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 880
Posted By Mike D
Of all the issues this country has, THIS was a...

Of all the issues this country has, THIS was a priority?

People have lost their minds.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-08-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,324
Posted By Mike D
Sorry to hear Mike. Sheís in a much better place....

Sorry to hear Mike. Sheís in a much better place.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-08-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 285
Posted By Mike D
Thermador is good as well. We ended up...

Thermador is good as well.

We ended up going with a combination of Monogram and Kitchen Aid.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-08-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 314
Posted By Mike D
Yes they do. You just have to get the Platinum or...

Yes they do. You just have to get the Platinum or ST model.

Platinum is 365hp and the ST is 400hp.

We are actually considering the ST.


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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 11-08-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,190
Posted By Mike D
Following for ideas. Sent from my iPhone...

Following for ideas.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-08-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 314
Posted By Mike D
According to fuel economy.gov it uses regular...

According to fuel economy.gov it uses regular gasoline.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-08-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 285
Posted By Mike D
Quality kitchen appliances

Ron when I was shopping I was told by multiple appliance places to avoid Viking (and most of them were Viking dealers)

If you are willing to drop that much $$ get Wolf/Subzero appliances.

...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-08-2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,324
Posted By Mike D
There is several ways to give notice. A...

There is several ways to give notice.

A fence is a pretty good indicator if there is one present.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-08-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 712
Posted By Mike D
I agree with the low power variable scope. The...

I agree with the low power variable scope. The Grendel likes to stretch its legs and youíll severely hampering it by using a red dot type optic.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-08-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 14,410
Posted By Mike D
Of the forums I do visit I think we police...

Of the forums I do visit I think we police ourselves pretty well.

As the site has grown, thereís a lot more folks around here with thin skin though.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-08-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,155
Posted By Mike D
Pass. Never had one and never had the flu...

Pass.

Never had one and never had the flu (at least not that I can remember).


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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-07-2019, 09:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 903
Posted By Mike D
No doubt. If places like PSA, runner runner...

No doubt. If places like PSA, runner runner guns, radical firearms and other budget places can throw together a rifle and it not blow your face off, you will be fine.


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Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 11-06-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,736
Posted By Mike D
Canít help you on score but that looks like a...

Canít help you on score but that looks like a young deer with lots of potential to blow up to me.

From those pics I see a 3 year old deer. 4 might be stretching it.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-06-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,779
Posted By Mike D
Cruise Drink Package Question

Sorry a couple of you have had bad experiences on cruises. My wife and I went on a 7 day Alaskan back in 2013 and had a fantastic time. Iím definitely not a people person and I still loved it and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-04-2019, 10:38 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,821
Posted By Mike D
Below 40 is safe for sure. Sent from my...

Below 40 is safe for sure.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-04-2019, 10:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 968
Posted By Mike D
Golf Cart Question

How old are your batteries and did you say stock motor and controller on 22Ē tires?


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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-04-2019, 10:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,243
Posted By Mike D
The fanboys will tell you no. Most every...

The fanboys will tell you no.

Most every other test in them will tell you yes.

Not to mention they are behind in every other aspect performance and technology wise.

They are a 13 year old...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-03-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,939
Posted By Mike D
Depends on whether you like 30 caliber or 27...

Depends on whether you like 30 caliber or 27 caliber.

At the ranges you mentioned there will be no difference.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-02-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,268
Posted By Mike D
Same on my Pitts & Spitts pellet grill. ...

Same on my Pitts & Spitts pellet grill.
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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-02-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,268
Posted By Mike D
Ditto. Pellet is just as easy but 10x more...

Ditto. Pellet is just as easy but 10x more versatile.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-01-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,268
Posted By Mike D
Iíve owned a lot of offsets and now have a pellet...

Iíve owned a lot of offsets and now have a pellet grill (not a Traeger). Offset might have a slight advantage if you like heavy bark but not enough to offset the convenience and versatility of the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-01-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,732
Posted By Mike D
I donít recall anyone saying they could do...

I donít recall anyone saying they could do better.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-01-2019, 12:05 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,732
Posted By Mike D
I donít think we can be friends anymore. ...

I donít think we can be friends anymore.

Even my wife hates listening to him.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-31-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,001
Posted By Mike D
Agreed. All of my R700s are shooters. Also...

Agreed. All of my R700s are shooters.

Also Robert at Alamo had an encouraging post on what heís been seeing lately with R700 receivers.


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-29-2019, 10:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,566
Posted By Mike D
I still have my BAR 300 win Mag. Was my first...

I still have my BAR 300 win Mag. Was my first rifle I bought with my own money at 18. Mine shoots pretty good. I killed a couple of deer at over 400 yards before long range shooting was all the rage....
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