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Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 07:17 PM
Replies: 57
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Posted By kc5rkg
I have a Ryobi set and have no complaints. I...

I have a Ryobi set and have no complaints. I just use it for household stuff, etc but it’s about 4 years old and still going strong.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-13-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 2,620
Posted By kc5rkg
4x4

4x4
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-12-2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,364
Posted By kc5rkg
I’m a big fan of the 7-08. 243 or 257 Roberts...

I’m a big fan of the 7-08. 243 or 257 Roberts would fit the bill nicely as well.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-12-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,283
Posted By kc5rkg
I would use a different bullet for your .270. ...

I would use a different bullet for your .270. But if you are just wanting something new, I don't think it gets any better than the 7-08 for Texas game. Low recoil, lightweight rifles.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-04-2018, 07:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 808
Posted By kc5rkg
I use the Barnes Vor-tx in my 22-250. So far has...

I use the Barnes Vor-tx in my 22-250. So far has worked well on a handful of deer and hogs.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-26-2018, 03:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 172
Posted By kc5rkg
Federal Fusion would be top of my list to try.

Federal Fusion would be top of my list to try.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-22-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 604
Posted By kc5rkg
I have a Lamco and have been very happy with it.

I have a Lamco and have been very happy with it.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-08-2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 508
Posted By kc5rkg
I use the TSX in my 22-250 and has worked well on...

I use the TSX in my 22-250 and has worked well on hogs and a couple does with neck shots. They are very accurate in my Tikka.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-06-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 658
Posted By kc5rkg
Hookspit

Hookspit
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-20-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By kc5rkg
I use www.ammoseek.com. You look up the caliber,...

I use www.ammoseek.com. You look up the caliber, brand, etc. of the ammo you want and it will give you the prices from several online retailers.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-17-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 987
Posted By kc5rkg
I'd try at least 3 different brands/loads and see...

I'd try at least 3 different brands/loads and see what the rifle shoots best. If you are thinking Nilgai is on the menu then I'd go to a 180gr bullet.

I shoot Federal 165gr sierra game kings in...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-11-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,688
Posted By kc5rkg
Beautiful stag! I am going next June and cannot...

Beautiful stag! I am going next June and cannot wait!
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-10-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 731
Posted By kc5rkg
There is some info about them on another thread ...

There is some info about them on another thread

http://discussions.texasbowhunter.com/forums/showthread.php?t=610151
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-21-2018, 10:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 748
Posted By kc5rkg
That’s awesome! Great looking animals. I’m...

That’s awesome! Great looking animals. I’m planning a trip for next June and can’t wait!
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-20-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 692
Posted By kc5rkg
I've got the VX6HD 3-18x44 with TMOA reticle and...

I've got the VX6HD 3-18x44 with TMOA reticle and love it. Only had it out a few times, but really like what I've seen so far. Crisp image and tracks well.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-19-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 192
Posted By kc5rkg
I think its a speed sensor. Mine does the same...

I think its a speed sensor. Mine does the same thing, but I've never worried about fixing it.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-08-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 200
Posted By kc5rkg
Grand Cayman Fishing

Does anyone have a fishing charter they would recommend in Grand Cayman? I'm headed down there next week and wouldn't mind getting a little fishing in if it is worthwhile. Don't really care if it is...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-20-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 901
Posted By kc5rkg
I have a couple VX3’s, don’t think you could go...

I have a couple VX3’s, don’t think you could go wrong with one.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-08-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,881
Posted By kc5rkg
The Nosler Partition is a proven bullet and I...

The Nosler Partition is a proven bullet and I don't think you could go wrong with it. My dad shoots Federal Fusion 140gr in his 7-08 and so far it has performed well on game. I wish Federal offered...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-08-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,881
Posted By kc5rkg
I got in on the APR TBH special and went with a...

I got in on the APR TBH special and went with a 7-08. My intended use is a deer/hog gun for 400 yards or less.

Don't let ammo availability steer you away. There are plenty of great factory...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-06-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 209
Posted By kc5rkg
Pretty sure mine is 1:14Ē

Pretty sure mine is 1:14Ē
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-06-2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 209
Posted By kc5rkg
I have a T3 Lite in 22-250 and use Barnes Vor-tx...

I have a T3 Lite in 22-250 and use Barnes Vor-tx factory ammo. It’s only 50 grain rounds, but I’ve taken 3 deer (neck shots) and several hogs with it. They shoot great in my Tikka.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-06-2018, 07:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By kc5rkg
I use them in my 270wsm and the perform great on...

I use them in my 270wsm and the perform great on game!
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 03-28-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 604
Posted By kc5rkg
Mediums would work for sure, can probably get by...

Mediums would work for sure, can probably get by with low. I put a 44mm scope on a rifle with medium rings and there is a decent gap between the scope and barrel.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-21-2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 550
Posted By kc5rkg
Iíve been shooting the same round out of my 30-06...

Iíve been shooting the same round out of my 30-06 since I bought it in the mid-90ís. Has worked great for 20 years, no reason to change.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-20-2018, 07:43 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,086
Posted By kc5rkg
Me too. Right handed, but left eye dominant. My...

Me too. Right handed, but left eye dominant. My dad figured it out when I was pretty young so I just started shooting left handed when I was 6 or 7 years old. Been shooting left handed for almost...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 03-16-2018, 06:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 262
Posted By kc5rkg
The Vortex rings are made for a picatinny style...

The Vortex rings are made for a picatinny style base and it looks like the base you have is for Weaver style rings. The groove on a picatinny base is wider than a Weaver style. So you either need...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 03-14-2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 617
Posted By kc5rkg
X3 Put a limb saver on my 270wsm and it made...

X3

Put a limb saver on my 270wsm and it made a big difference.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 03-12-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 532
Posted By kc5rkg
I'm getting a 7-08 from APR. I went with a 22"...

I'm getting a 7-08 from APR. I went with a 22" barrel and they recommended a 1:9 twist.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 03-05-2018, 09:15 PM
Replies: 1,325
Views: 78,593
Posted By kc5rkg
Yes, I have the Seekins medium with a 44mm obj...

Yes, I have the Seekins medium with a 44mm obj and there is quite a bit of room left.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 03-04-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 853
Posted By kc5rkg
X2. Use ammoseek.com and see who has the...

X2. Use ammoseek.com and see who has the cheapest for what you want.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 03-01-2018, 07:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 650
Posted By kc5rkg
I’ll be doing the exact same thing. I ordered a...

I’ll be doing the exact same thing. I ordered a 7-08 as well, only difference is I got a 22” barrel.

So far I’ve bought a box of Fusion 140gr, Hornady Precision Hunter 150gr ELD-X, and HSM...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-20-2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,928
Posted By kc5rkg
From the Leupold website: 20. Can I get the...

From the Leupold website:

20. Can I get the CDS system on an older scope?

Most likely the answer is yes. We can install the CDS system on scopes dating all the way back to the late 1980ís. But...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-18-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 1,325
Views: 78,593
Posted By kc5rkg
I went with Seekins precision rings for mine

I went with Seekins precision rings for mine
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-16-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,076
Posted By kc5rkg
Surprised they didnít have more 7-08. Typically...

Surprised they didnít have more 7-08. Typically academy, bass pro & cabelas have a good variety. But with season just ending they may not be keeping full stock.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-16-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,076
Posted By kc5rkg
If it were me, Iíd get a 7-08. But I donít think...

If it were me, Iíd get a 7-08. But I donít think you could go wrong with a 6.5, 308 or 7-08 for short action. If you want to go long action a 270, 25-06 or 257roy would fit the bill. Plenty of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-11-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,649
Posted By kc5rkg
Stingray City is cool. I like Sunshine Grill and...

Stingray City is cool. I like Sunshine Grill and Copper Falls Steakhouse. Both walking distance from the Ritz.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-11-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,390
Posted By kc5rkg
Nice one!

Nice one!
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-31-2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,832
Posted By kc5rkg
Ha....I was gonna say APR special and a Tasco. ...

Ha....I was gonna say APR special and a Tasco. But, if I were in your shoes I would think seriously about getting the APR special then save up for a scope.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-30-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 495
Posted By kc5rkg
Yes, they got rid of the VX1 & VX2

Yes, they got rid of the VX1 & VX2
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-30-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 1,325
Views: 78,593
Posted By kc5rkg
You won't be disappointed. I have a HD5 2-10x42...

You won't be disappointed. I have a HD5 2-10x42 on my 30-06 and its a great scope, especially with some of the deals on the HD 5 lately.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-29-2018, 12:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,311
Posted By kc5rkg
I ended up going with Leupold as well. I decided...

I ended up going with Leupold as well. I decided on the VX6HD 3-18x44 with TMOA reticle. I was undecided between the Leupold and Swaro, but really did not like the turret on the Swaro. Im anxious...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-26-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,558
Posted By kc5rkg
257 Roberts........not extinct but certainly not...

257 Roberts........not extinct but certainly not popular as it once was!
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-23-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,945
Posted By kc5rkg
I have only owned one Vortex and it was a...

I have only owned one Vortex and it was a Diamondback so it was on the lower end. It seemed to be on par with the optics on my Leupold rifleman, but I liked the finish and feel of the Leupold...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-23-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 894
Posted By kc5rkg
There are probably 25 calibers that are all the...

There are probably 25 calibers that are all the "right" choice. If you already have a 243, 270, 308 and 30-06 then I would go with something that fills in between those. Maybe a .257 wby or 25-06...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-23-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 894
Posted By kc5rkg
270wsm

270wsm
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-23-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 957
Posted By kc5rkg
I have a 2-10x42 and like it a lot. I have a...

I have a 2-10x42 and like it a lot. I have a couple Leupold VX3’s and would say glass is equal to them. I wouldn’t hesitate to buy another one.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-22-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,128
Posted By kc5rkg
Palo Duro and Pedernales Falls

Palo Duro and Pedernales Falls
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-22-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 609
Posted By kc5rkg
I use the Federal Premium 165gr Sierra Game...

I use the Federal Premium 165gr Sierra Game King's factory loads in my 30-06. 1" groups at 100 yards and great results on deer and hogs. Most deer drop, the ones that ran left good blood trails.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-20-2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,621
Posted By kc5rkg
What do you plan to use it for? Hunting, long...

What do you plan to use it for? Hunting, long range, etc?
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