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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-08-2018, 11:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,482
Posted By muddydog
I don't really like cats, but they do definitely...

I don't really like cats, but they do definitely keep the snakes in check.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 05-30-2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,039
Posted By muddydog
Early mornings and late evenings Sent from...

Early mornings and late evenings

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Forum: Around the Campfire 05-30-2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,142
Posted By muddydog
Over the counter salt pills work great for me ...

Over the counter salt pills work great for me

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Forum: Around the Campfire 05-30-2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,519
Posted By muddydog
I wear Dickies brown long sleeves at work....

I wear Dickies brown long sleeves at work. Available at Walmart They now come in flex material. Toughest shirts I've worn, not quite as cool as 100% cotton but still bearable and I work in a very...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-20-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,736
Posted By muddydog
21 counting the 3 we have now. Most were not pets...

21 counting the 3 we have now. Most were not pets but working, hunting dogs. The current 3 are all mutts and pure pets. They are like our kids to us.

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Forum: Traditional 04-24-2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 369
Posted By muddydog
Get a clicker. Shoot close. Draw hold and let...

Get a clicker. Shoot close. Draw hold and let down , do this alot.

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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-20-2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,518
Posted By muddydog
My father has used a 20 for several years. No...

My father has used a 20 for several years. No problems. They put some pretty wood on them too! I think they are a bargain and we'll made. Based on it's performance, I'd buy one if I was an O/U ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-01-2018, 08:06 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,960
Posted By muddydog
If you just want a pet, get a rescue dog. Texas...

If you just want a pet, get a rescue dog. Texas heat is hard on labs, they need a water hole to cool off. Also every lab I've owned were very destructive as pups. I always recommend hunting and...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-01-2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,129
Posted By muddydog
I run hopped #9. I patch then brush followed by a...

I run hopped #9. I patch then brush followed by a dry patch. Then I run a bore snake and last a oil patch. I used to be obsessive about gun cleaning but now I keep my cleanings rather quick and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-25-2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 638
Posted By muddydog
Looks like I may change brands next go around.

Looks like I may change brands next go around.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-25-2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 638
Posted By muddydog
Well Heck. I thought I was fixing to forever...

Well Heck. I thought I was fixing to forever change the archery world and become a full time rich Hunter! Lol
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-25-2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,082
Posted By muddydog
Don't matter what you drive... They all cost...

Don't matter what you drive... They all cost money. I drive a 98 mustang 120 miles daily. I lease my wife's loaded out Nissan Murano. Leasing got us in it alot cheaper than buying and no upside down...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-25-2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 638
Posted By muddydog
Things that make you think....hmmmm?

Why can't the archery world invent something really earth shattering for compound bows....... Like totally relaxing the limbs to replace strings and cables. I've always been a DIY guy and it's a pain...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-25-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,703
Posted By muddydog
We worry so much about protesting tide pod eating...

We worry so much about protesting tide pod eating teens, but in all reality we are our own worst enemies. We cause the ammo shortages and price increases.... Ammo and firearms manufacturers laugh all...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-25-2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 453
Posted By muddydog
Lol. Glasses stink for archery. I wear no line...

Lol. Glasses stink for archery. I wear no line bifocals now, it did take a while to get used to them but I don't have issues seeing the pins. I'd bet a good green single pin would help.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-16-2018, 11:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,241
Posted By muddydog
I'm looking as well. I drive 2 hrs daily. My...

I'm looking as well. I drive 2 hrs daily. My current commuter is a 98 mustang. My choices are a Toyota Corolla, Hyundai Elantra or Honda Civic. These 3 are well proven dependable cars.
Forum: Traditional 03-11-2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By muddydog
Thanks fellers!

Thanks fellers!
Forum: Traditional 03-11-2018, 07:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By muddydog
This combo shows to be 10.2 gpi which is right...

This combo shows to be 10.2 gpi which is right where I like to be.
Forum: Traditional 03-11-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By muddydog
Arrow selection

I'm needing some gold tip arrows for a 45 lb sage recurve, pulling 27" draw. With a B50 string. I'm ordering from Big Jim. The 3 Rivers spine calculator shows a 29" 500 spine with a 150 tip to be...
Forum: Traditional 03-10-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,701
Posted By muddydog
I haven't shot 3d in awhile, but when I did it...

I haven't shot 3d in awhile, but when I did it was for hunting practice only. I liked most targets around my effective range. About 20 steps or so. It's also fun to test your limits on a few long...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-10-2018, 07:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 755
Posted By muddydog
I've ran walkers most of my life. Hounds are bred...

I've ran walkers most of my life. Hounds are bred to track and tree. Some are silent on track and some are not. Depends on the breed and individual dog. Every dog breed is a specialist at certain...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-10-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,391
Posted By muddydog
Keep the dog and train the kids. I grew up around...

Keep the dog and train the kids. I grew up around coon hounds and grey hounds and learned at a early age what not to do around certain dogs! Kids are easy to train! Well unless the dog is just plain...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-10-2018, 07:16 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,054
Posted By muddydog
I refuse to hunt without snake guards. I also...

I refuse to hunt without snake guards. I also will not sit directly on the ground. I've had 3 encounters with Rattlers crawling right up to me while hunting. The last encounter was the middle of...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-18-2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,926
Posted By muddydog
Funny how I started with a 243 which I still...

Funny how I started with a 243 which I still have. It's getting close to 50 years old I suspect. After a lifetime of owning just about every caliber made, I'm now back full circle to my original 243....
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-17-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 203
Posted By muddydog
I had a 5.56 model. It was as good as my dpms,...

I had a 5.56 model. It was as good as my dpms, mp, or Ruger. It shot about moa groups with cheap ammo and never malfunctioned. Like most mil spec ar's the trigger had slight creep but wasn't that bad.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-11-2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 5,109
Posted By muddydog
To each their own. Texas hunting is very...

To each their own. Texas hunting is very competitive and mostly very expensive! Supply and demand is in effect. As for me I will only pay my hunting license and 48 dollar public land permit! I would...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-10-2018, 11:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 768
Posted By muddydog
You should have a meter. Turn off all running...

You should have a meter. Turn off all running water and lift the cover. There should be a little dial that will turn when water is running. If it's turning you have a leak. If it's not, turn on some...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 02-03-2018, 11:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,594
Posted By muddydog
I grew up hunting family land my entire life. The...

I grew up hunting family land my entire life. The ranch sold 2 years ago and now I hunt only public land. I really enjoy it more and it is also more challenging. I just try to not take it so serious...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-28-2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,016
Posted By muddydog
Easy answer. Tell Bil to keep quite and act...

Easy answer. Tell Bil to keep quite and act surprised.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-28-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,747
Posted By muddydog
Hahaha. I can't believe someone didn't have a...

Hahaha. I can't believe someone didn't have a little fun with this and post. It's a endangered species.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-28-2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,432
Posted By muddydog
I'm curious if 2 currently popular calibers will...

I'm curious if 2 currently popular calibers will stand the test of time. I'm referring to the 6.5 Creedmoor and the 10 mm auto. I will stay with the old tried and true. 223,243,270,308 30.06 and 300...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-28-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,219
Posted By muddydog
Pigman had great things to say about the TC...

Pigman had great things to say about the TC Compass on FB. I've owned 3 Ruger Americans and can't complain about their accuracy, but they are very cheaply made. Bolt assembly and a magazine you...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-28-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,055
Posted By muddydog
Most rifles will shoot better groups with a...

Most rifles will shoot better groups with a preferred load. But l read that 2-3" groups is a mil spec standard.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-23-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,157
Posted By muddydog
My best advice is to watch someone weld that...

My best advice is to watch someone weld that knows how to weld. It's very easy to do but difficult to learn on your own. I worked as a welder for 20 years and as a inspector or 12 years and taught...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-15-2018, 09:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,541
Posted By muddydog
Feel you man. Deaths in the family bring out the...

Feel you man. Deaths in the family bring out the worst in people. After my grandparents passed my family disbanded. My dad and 2 uncle's sold the family ranch. It wasn't supposed to be sold. I'm 54...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-15-2018, 09:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 638
Posted By muddydog
I will most likely scope mine with a 3-9. Leaning...

I will most likely scope mine with a 3-9. Leaning towards the Bushnell AR series. They have several models suited for Ar platforms.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-15-2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,404
Posted By muddydog
I use Ziploc bags in metal ammo cans

I use Ziploc bags in metal ammo cans
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-01-2018, 07:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,244
Posted By muddydog
I love old guns. Everyone of them have a story to...

I love old guns. Everyone of them have a story to tell. I have a 243 that belonged to my grandfather. I killed 2 doe on my very first solo hunt at 11 years old. That was 42 years ago! Enjoy your...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 12-31-2017, 04:29 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,134
Posted By muddydog
I am trying to talk my wife into this!

I am trying to talk my wife into this!
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-31-2017, 04:00 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,569
Posted By muddydog
I love menudo but this made me laugh! I can only...

I love menudo but this made me laugh! I can only imagine what the guys that haven't tried it must think!
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-31-2017, 09:30 AM
Replies: 1,768
Views: 267,158
Posted By muddydog
Nice buck Mike!

Nice buck Mike!
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-31-2017, 08:45 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,430
Posted By muddydog
Probably 10-12 sits this year. Funny how...

Probably 10-12 sits this year. Funny how priorities change. When I was younger I didn't miss a single day from beginning of dove thru deer and ending with quail in Feb.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-26-2017, 08:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,052
Posted By muddydog
It too heavy for a serious carry gun but so is a...

It too heavy for a serious carry gun but so is a Ruger super Redhawk. There are better choices for a cc gun. It rides on the bedside table.!
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-26-2017, 06:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,052
Posted By muddydog
I definitely not saying a hipoint is superior to...

I definitely not saying a hipoint is superior to a Glock or any other high quality gun. But for the cost they are good guns
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-26-2017, 06:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,052
Posted By muddydog
You can't put a price on your life. Chances are...

You can't put a price on your life. Chances are most people are not trained adequately to participate in a real gun fight. What matters most is how dependable is the weapon and ammo and even more so...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-26-2017, 05:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,052
Posted By muddydog
I own several and never had a single issue with...

I own several and never had a single issue with any of them. They ain't a Glock or Springfield XD but are very good guns for the price! I never understood why people talk so much crap about them....
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-25-2017, 10:00 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,687
Posted By muddydog
I've owned a couple but got rid of them. I don't...

I've owned a couple but got rid of them. I don't have a need for one. If I want to shoot a lot of lead, I just carry the 10-22.
Forum: Traditional 12-25-2017, 06:55 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,301
Posted By muddydog
I am an archer. I shoot all styles of bows, self...

I am an archer. I shoot all styles of bows, self bows, longbows,recurves and compounds. I like them all. Each bow has its own advantage and short comings. I have to be honest and say that I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-24-2017, 11:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,734
Posted By muddydog
Ditch the feeder and find another area to hunt. I...

Ditch the feeder and find another area to hunt. I hand corn only and hunt public land. I back pack about 1 gallon and scatter it before hunting. I also do a lot of mid day hunts for nocturnal deer.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-09-2017, 09:20 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,950
Posted By muddydog
Shot a 44 mag revolver in a popup without...

Shot a 44 mag revolver in a popup without ears.... Whew! Just recently I was working on my shooting form and executed a perfect shot sequence except for forgetting to nock a arrow first!
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