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Forum: Around the Campfire Today, 09:24 AM
Replies: 9
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AR platform cartridge for states with cartridge...

AR platform cartridge for states with cartridge restrictions. For everyone else, there are better choices in the AR platform. And in other action types it would be on the bottom of my list for a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-19-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,009
Posted By softpoint
Sometimes the public relations people of...

Sometimes the public relations people of companies would be FAR better off to keep their mouth shut on issues to pacify 2% of the population while alienating 80% of your customer base. CFA owes much...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-16-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 684
Posted By softpoint
I have used more Nikon scopes on rimfires and...

I have used more Nikon scopes on rimfires and lower cost rifles in the last few years than anything else. Clear optics, they adjust properly and I haven't had to send one back yet for repairs. I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-15-2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,602
Posted By softpoint
Savage, they shoot with the best of them, nothing...

Savage, they shoot with the best of them, nothing wrong the accutrigger on a hunting rifle. Just another one to consider. Howa is also good.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-11-2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,822
Posted By softpoint
Bark River is a good choice.

Bark River is a good choice.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-08-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 519
Posted By softpoint
You can heat the bolt with propane, then let it...

You can heat the bolt with propane, then let it cool completely, before trying to remove it. Also, I have used impact drivers to free screws and bolts in aluminum, but you have to be very careful or...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-07-2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 722
Posted By softpoint
With the jumper cables connected, have someone...

With the jumper cables connected, have someone try to start it, while the the key is all the way over on start, tap the starter with a small hammer. if it starts, it means you have short brushes or a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-06-2019, 09:41 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,023
Posted By softpoint
I've eaten fried cottontails and swamp rabbits....

I've eaten fried cottontails and swamp rabbits. They are good. I tried to eat a Jack once, while camped out.. It must have been an old one.. We tried frying it. That was, and still is the toughest...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-05-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,671
Posted By softpoint
I knew of a place that did just that. Big...

I knew of a place that did just that. Big quantity of grease in the bottom caught fire and burned the place down.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-03-2019, 07:52 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,948
Posted By softpoint
.30/06. Bullets up to 220 grain if needed. Decent...

.30/06. Bullets up to 220 grain if needed. Decent barrel life. Shoots flat enough. Ammunition available everywhere.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-01-2019, 08:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 649
Posted By softpoint
I've had Hughes and Dish, IMHO, ALL of the...

I've had Hughes and Dish, IMHO, ALL of the satellite providers suck. But it was all we could get for awhile. Tried Verizon a couple years ago, and it was OK, (we have good Verizon signal here) but it...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-31-2019, 10:56 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,883
Posted By softpoint
.22/250. You have everything else you'd need in...

.22/250. You have everything else you'd need in Texas covered, if not somewhat duplicated. You'll enjoy it for a truck gun.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-31-2019, 08:31 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,727
Posted By softpoint
.45/70

.45/70
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-28-2019, 05:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 856
Posted By softpoint
A Speer .38 capsule mikes around .352, so it...

A Speer .38 capsule mikes around .352, so it would probably go into a .380 case, but might have to be shortened to gain enough powder space for a usable load. And then there would be very little...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-25-2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 452
Posted By softpoint
Stainless scopes mate with stainless rifles well....

Stainless scopes mate with stainless rifles well. Gloss/black scopes mate with stainless rifles pretty good, too. But stainless scopes don't mate so well with blue rifles. So put the stainless scope...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-25-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,399
Posted By softpoint
Hunting has always been a way of life for me. I...

Hunting has always been a way of life for me. I am fortunate enough to have my own small place to hunt, I'd have to give it up, however, if I had to pay what some people pay for leases. Part of the...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 10-22-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,080
Posted By softpoint
I shoot Easton Aftermath 300's. 434 grains at 27...

I shoot Easton Aftermath 300's. 434 grains at 27 1/4, with a 100 grain head. Reasonably priced, and shoot good. I have some arrows that are much heavier, at 790 grains, but I don't care for the...
Forum: Recipes 10-21-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,172
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I have a bunch of Carolina Reapers, some Scorpion...

I have a bunch of Carolina Reapers, some Scorpion peppers and a few ghost peppers in bags. Some have been dehydrated and some are in the freezer, I have been looking for recipes to make something...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-17-2019, 09:30 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,714
Posted By softpoint
I heard he said Trump wouldn't be re elected...

I heard he said Trump wouldn't be re elected during his lifetime. So....
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-14-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,578
Posted By softpoint
.300 BO is a fun cartridge, I handload 110 Sierra...

.300 BO is a fun cartridge, I handload 110 Sierra HP in mine. Mine is not an AR, it is an Encore with a 16 inch barrel and a side folding stock. It folds up into a very compact package to take along...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-10-2019, 09:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,707
Posted By softpoint
I still use Rage. In fact i killed a hog Tuesday...

I still use Rage. In fact i killed a hog Tuesday evening with one. About a 90 pound boar. Arrow went all the way through and stuck in the ground on the other side. and of course the 2+ inch entrance...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-10-2019, 09:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,815
Posted By softpoint
I have a Ruger 77/22mag. It wasn't perfect when i...

I have a Ruger 77/22mag. It wasn't perfect when i got it, but after a little trigger work, and i shimmed the 2 pc. bolt and free floated the barrel, it's pretty good now, and has a great action. Also...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-10-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,815
Posted By softpoint
The Henry lever gun is a nice one...

The Henry lever gun is a nice one...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-10-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,393
Posted By softpoint
Mink stink....

Mink stink....
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-08-2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,381
Posted By softpoint
Likely lying. If not, stockholders are going to...

Likely lying. If not, stockholders are going to bail. Good for gun manufacturers, though. He really should buy millions of dollars worth of AR's and cut them up. Will speed up his descent into...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-05-2019, 09:22 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,082
Posted By softpoint
Can you take the front ring off and put it on the...

Can you take the front ring off and put it on the rear? if you can, and it changes it substantially, you have mis-matched rings.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-05-2019, 09:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,422
Posted By softpoint
Snake bites are not harmless, even if non...

Snake bites are not harmless, even if non venomous. Most snakes have the capability to break the skin when they bite, and reptile saliva can be very septic. I once knew a farmer who nearly lost his...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-02-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,095
Posted By softpoint
Government greed knows no bounds.

Government greed knows no bounds.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-01-2019, 09:49 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,513
Posted By softpoint
One of the disadvantages of cross bows They carry...

One of the disadvantages of cross bows They carry like fire hydrants....
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-30-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,440
Posted By softpoint
I've had Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon. I still have...

I've had Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon. I still have Hulu, although i am not sure why, I gave up Netflix because of their association with the Obama's and Susan Rice, Still have Amazon, occasionally...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-23-2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,265
Posted By softpoint
Be careful with a torch, or you will trash the...

Be careful with a torch, or you will trash the seal. Torch is one of the better ways to get the stuff off. You may have to pull the stump jumper, if there isn't enough room. I've winched a ball of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-21-2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,427
Posted By softpoint
When i was kid, we got decent money for coons...

When i was kid, we got decent money for coons when the fur was prime, (Dec.-Feb.), but they aren't worth much anymore, not many people hunt them, and they don't really have any natural enemies around...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-20-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 142
Posted By softpoint
Changing the sight radius on anything (bow or...

Changing the sight radius on anything (bow or firearm) will change the point of impact, but a longer sight radius is generally more accurate because errors in alignment are more easily detected. You...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-20-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,948
Posted By softpoint
It's not political. It's been years since anyone...

It's not political. It's been years since anyone I know around here has bought a new Colt rifle. They can't compete with the market. Colt would have ceased to exist a long time ago if it weren't for...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-14-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,864
Posted By softpoint
Anyone who would try to fight off a group of...

Anyone who would try to fight off a group of armed men at their front door would be pretty foolish. There are far more effective ways to fight, and make anyone that chooses to enforce...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-13-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,575
Posted By softpoint
And old farmer who used to live close to me had...

And old farmer who used to live close to me had an old cattle trailer with no fenders. With Goodyear mud grips on it. He always said if someone was tailgating him, he'd just ease over onto the white...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-11-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 767
Posted By softpoint
Burr or rough spot in either the chamber OR on...

Burr or rough spot in either the chamber OR on the bolt face can cause sticky extraction. I used a flexible hone from Brownell's to clean up a .308 chamber. Worked good. Brownell's sells chamber...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-09-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,579
Posted By softpoint
For the same mags, bolt , 6x45, if you want a bit...

For the same mags, bolt , 6x45, if you want a bit more power, 6.5 Grendel. If you want high horsepower for 150 yards, .458 Socom. There are others. 6.5 TCU would also use same mags, bolt.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-09-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 302
Posted By softpoint
If you shoot the cheapest shells out there all...

If you shoot the cheapest shells out there all the time, it will take a good while to recoup the cost of equipment, and your own time. However, if you want better ammunition, or shells that aren't...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-08-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,345
Posted By softpoint
Most of the mentioned herbicides will kill the...

Most of the mentioned herbicides will kill the ones you have. They will come back,though,if anyone around you has them. or you could wait until the little spines on them turn purple and wander around...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-08-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 603
Posted By softpoint
I reload nearly all my ammo, I tried a box of...

I reload nearly all my ammo, I tried a box of Monarch .30/30 in my Marlin, just out of curiosity, because it was cheap, and discovered it is just as accurate as my handloads in that rifle.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-07-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,301
Posted By softpoint
I've only owned one. For 21 years. A Kawasaki...

I've only owned one. For 21 years. A Kawasaki Bayou 400. Has had 1 CDI ignition module replaced, and the gas tank cleaned out once. Still ride it a couple times a week.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-06-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 702
Posted By softpoint
You will need some weight up front if you will be...

You will need some weight up front if you will be using that boat alone most of the time. Leave the battery up front.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-05-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 455
Posted By softpoint
No. But that is a matter of personal preference....

No. But that is a matter of personal preference. I don't think a rifle in that class needs it. I prefer a little recoil over excessive blast and noise.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-04-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,420
Posted By softpoint
I didn't have many reasons to shop at Walmart...

I didn't have many reasons to shop at Walmart before. Have no reason to go there now.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-03-2019, 11:15 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,630
Posted By softpoint
This. ^^^. Not the first time I've seen it.

This. ^^^. Not the first time I've seen it.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-03-2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 686
Posted By softpoint
Farm Bureau, insured a new Kubota UTV for me for...

Farm Bureau, insured a new Kubota UTV for me for $228 a year. for a $14k machine. Don't know how that compares with others..
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-02-2019, 11:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,054
Posted By softpoint
When I was a kid, my grandfather planted about 40...

When I was a kid, my grandfather planted about 40 acres of blackeyes for a market crop a couple of years. Deer got way more of the peas than he did, so yeah, they like them. They love sweet...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-02-2019, 10:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,335
Posted By softpoint
Those big "Banana" or Garden spiders are OK. I...

Those big "Banana" or Garden spiders are OK. I don't want one crawling on me, but I give them a pass. The little "crab" spiders are a nuisance because they ALWAYS build webs where I get into them...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-01-2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 872
Posted By softpoint
If a tractor has been properly maintained, and...

If a tractor has been properly maintained, and not abused excessively, 6 to 8000 hours without a major breakdown is not unusual at all. Some go much further...
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