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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-10-2019, 11:35 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,014
Posted By big_smith
Bought my son a Remington 5r for his college...

Bought my son a Remington 5r for his college graduation. Iíve been impressed. The trigger on my 20plus ur old 700p is a bit better but the 5r cloverleafed right from the start w factory premium ammo.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-08-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 335
Posted By big_smith
He’s got his franks and beans flipped

He’s got his franks and beans flipped
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-06-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,785
Posted By big_smith
Alcohol is expensive on a cruise ship. I think...

Alcohol is expensive on a cruise ship. I think that is where they make most of their money. I am not a big drinker, so I couldn't justify spending that much money on drinks. When we went we spend a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-26-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,707
Posted By big_smith
Blanked in Bandera.

Blanked in Bandera.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-25-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,766
Posted By big_smith
They are small. Rifle hunting only. I’m a cheap...

They are small. Rifle hunting only. I’m a cheap scape so not saying I wouldn’t do it tho.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-25-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,258
Posted By big_smith
I adjust mine due to the fact that the days get...

I adjust mine due to the fact that the days get shorter and longer. I hunt year round so 7 am is sometimes too dark to see. I usually adjust them about now. 7 am this morning was pitch black. At the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-25-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 988
Posted By big_smith
Y’all are in for a treat. Best hunt I have ever...

Y’all are in for a treat. Best hunt I have ever been on. Kyle killed 5 axis. Two of them nice bucks. I ran out of coolers. Been several years ago.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-24-2019, 09:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 721
Posted By big_smith
Both are good places. I eat lunch regular at...

Both are good places. I eat lunch regular at JR’s. Thier western po boy will make u need a nap. That being said The Praseks Family are great people and never forgot where they came from. I use...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-22-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 480
Posted By big_smith
Btw it won’t make bucks sterile. That study was...

Btw it won’t make bucks sterile. That study was on Fallow deer fed exclusively on cotton seed. Free range deer won’t eat it exclusively and u will be fine.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-03-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,353
Posted By big_smith
Our brand new baseball field in Wharton got hit...

Our brand new baseball field in Wharton got hit yesterday. Luckily I think they got it sprayed before too much damage was done.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-01-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,866
Posted By big_smith
About $150 in lumber and the same or slightly...

About $150 in lumber and the same or slightly more in tires. Somewhere around $300-$400. That's DIY. Not sure what the labor cost would be but probably at least a couple hundred.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-27-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,485
Posted By big_smith
I’d line up #2 and #1 and try for a double.

I’d line up #2 and #1 and try for a double.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-26-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,595
Posted By big_smith
Squeaky wheel gets the grease. Start w supervisor...

Squeaky wheel gets the grease. Start w supervisor and then go up from there. I’m retired from full time LE. I know a few things about the job. Had a wise chief tell me one time we aren’t worried...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-26-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,564
Posted By big_smith
Just to be clear as the OP, and just in case...

Just to be clear as the OP, and just in case anyone is snitching me to the BATF, I have purchased no parts, and don't intend to purchase any parts until the Form 1 is complete. I simply was trying to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-26-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,595
Posted By big_smith
Ask for a supervisor. Everyone has a boss.

Ask for a supervisor. Everyone has a boss.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-26-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,834
Posted By big_smith
Awesome. Congrats

Awesome. Congrats
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-24-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,564
Posted By big_smith
OK so AFTER I get my Form 1 stamp back-where do I...

OK so AFTER I get my Form 1 stamp back-where do I buy components?
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-23-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,564
Posted By big_smith
Why is that? Perfectly legal if you do the Form1.

Why is that? Perfectly legal if you do the Form1.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-22-2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,819
Posted By big_smith
Nice

Nice
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-22-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,564
Posted By big_smith
Suppressor components?

The short Form 1 waits have peaked my interest. Where do yíall purchase components for a homemade suppressor. Iím wanting to build a 30cal can.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-21-2019, 12:04 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,376
Posted By big_smith
Bone Tomahawk. I actually had to look away a cpl...

Bone Tomahawk. I actually had to look away a cpl times.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-16-2019, 08:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 334
Posted By big_smith
Sent u a pm

Sent u a pm
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-12-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 512
Posted By big_smith
Air conditioners require outside air. Foamed...

Air conditioners require outside air. Foamed houses are usually sealed. The other issue is that AC units remove humidity but they have to run for a while to remove the humidity. When the house is...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-12-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 512
Posted By big_smith
So what is the going rate and how do I figure it....

So what is the going rate and how do I figure it. I know it’s board deer.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-12-2019, 12:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 512
Posted By big_smith
Spray foam questions??

I have asked before a couple years ago but forgot who I talked to. I have spray foam questions. My mother repurchased and is remodeling my childhood home. 1365 sq feet wood frame on blocks. We have...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-12-2019, 12:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 170
Posted By big_smith
Sorry wrong forum

Sorry wrong forum
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-12-2019, 12:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 170
Posted By big_smith
Spray foam question

I have asked before a couple years ago but forgot who I talked to. I have spray foam questions. My mother repurchased and is remodeling my childhood home. 1365 sq feet wood frame on blocks. We have...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-11-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 716
Posted By big_smith
Am I reading this right? Like 40 days or a year...

Am I reading this right? Like 40 days or a year and 40 days?
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-08-2019, 11:32 PM
Replies: 1,322
Views: 28,063
Posted By big_smith
Correa is a great player but is like fine...

Correa is a great player but is like fine China....can’t use it for fear of breaking something. I think they should trade Correa and keep Cole. Not sure it will work.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-30-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 366
Posted By big_smith
Terrible tragedy. Slater’s organization has done...

Terrible tragedy. Slater’s organization has done great things for fallen officers.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-28-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 349
Posted By big_smith
We fed a protein tub at our lease in Brady for...

We fed a protein tub at our lease in Brady for several years. We bought the one that was low in copper I think. We had decent luck with the deer eating it, with the only exception being a year it...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-20-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,474
Posted By big_smith
Get in shape

Get in shape
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-19-2019, 10:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 461
Posted By big_smith
I stopped getting it for my grandfather when he...

I stopped getting it for my grandfather when he was in his 90’s. Just no reason for a man that old to have more ammo.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-14-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,270
Posted By big_smith
Have a cousin whose grandmother was pretty...

Have a cousin whose grandmother was pretty serious about hunting even late in life. Their camp was up on a hill, and you could see Grandma's stand and feeder from camp. She always liked to turkey...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-12-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By big_smith
Mark Biggerstaff at R&M Firearms in El Campo took...

Mark Biggerstaff at R&M Firearms in El Campo took care of me, as he always does. Fast, reliable, and reasonably priced. Might be a bit of a drive for you though.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-08-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 986
Posted By big_smith
I guess that deal is over, I cannot find it.

I guess that deal is over, I cannot find it.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-08-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,164
Posted By big_smith
If you are in a gun fight you cannot close an...

If you are in a gun fight you cannot close an eye. Shooting targets is fine, they don't shoot back. Shooting animals, again, they don't shoot back. If you are cross eye dominant it doesn't matter how...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-06-2019, 07:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 786
Posted By big_smith
I have never understood why dealerships won’t...

I have never understood why dealerships won’t work on warranty items. It is guaranteed paid money. Except the warranty will pay at a reduced cost. I guess they can make more doing other work. There...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-06-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 8,825
Posted By big_smith
I'm sure it happens. I haven't had it happen to...

I'm sure it happens. I haven't had it happen to me, but I know of a guy that posted a pick of a deer he killed. This was a monster. Game warden showed up a few days later and took it from him. The...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-05-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 878
Posted By big_smith
My parents had them and they worked as far as...

My parents had them and they worked as far as snakes go but raccoons and fox kept killing them as did the neighbors dogs. Dad would actually collect eggs and eat them.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-31-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,164
Posted By big_smith
Low left can indicate a number of things....

Low left can indicate a number of things. However, the most likely cause is eye dominance. I would suspect you are right handed, but left eye dominant. This causes you to look down the side of the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-25-2019, 12:12 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,496
Posted By big_smith
Did Hollywood today. Walk of fame was...

Did Hollywood today. Walk of fame was anticlimactic other than I did wipe the spit off President Trumps Star. There was a homeless lady w no pants(naked from waist down)passed out on the street. Ate...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-22-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,960
Posted By big_smith
Nice

Nice
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-19-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 617
Posted By big_smith
I watched one with Texas Ranger David Maxwell...

I watched one with Texas Ranger David Maxwell several weeks back. He had solved helped solve his sister murder from 30 years back. I worked a couple homicide cases back in the day with David. I had...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-16-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 4,492
Posted By big_smith
I'm in

I'm in
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-08-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,593
Posted By big_smith
He has messed up your hide, or lost the horns or...

He has messed up your hide, or lost the horns or something else fishy. Taxidermy is a slow process, but not that slow.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-08-2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,197
Posted By big_smith
The first WT I ever killed with a bow was a doe....

The first WT I ever killed with a bow was a doe. Made a terrible shot (guts), as she had seen me draw and was looking straight at me when I released. Old slow bow, and by the time the arrow got...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-02-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 2,048
Views: 78,790
Posted By big_smith
I could be convinced to go try Gorda Surf in the...

I could be convinced to go try Gorda Surf in the morning, but I just checked the cam and it said 21mph ESE. I don't like getting beat up. Is it going to be decent tomorrow?
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-27-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 2,095
Views: 41,238
Posted By big_smith
The kid that pitched game two for Vandy is a...

The kid that pitched game two for Vandy is a stud. If he stays healthy he is gonna get PAID.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-27-2019, 12:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,368
Posted By big_smith
I’m gonna get flamed for this but I was there...

I’m gonna get flamed for this but I was there with the wife a few weeks back. We were looking for a quick lunch and ended up at Mr Gattis in FBurg. I’ve never been in a restaurant so clean. Huge...
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