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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-13-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By joel45acp
Buying property for hunting/retirement

So I have a wild hair up my cone maker and I'm currently looking at some tracts in Real Co north and west of Leakey that border large low fence ranches. One is btw FM336 and 83 while the other is...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-04-2018, 03:41 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,665
Posted By joel45acp
100gr Thunderheads been using them for 25yrs.

100gr Thunderheads been using them for 25yrs.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-01-2018, 12:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,085
Posted By joel45acp
My Ford would've never done that. Lol. Let the...

My Ford would've never done that. Lol. Let the war begin........
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-29-2018, 12:55 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 1,883
Posted By joel45acp
I'll be out there Monday thru Thursday of next wk.

I'll be out there Monday thru Thursday of next wk.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-28-2018, 01:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,790
Posted By joel45acp
What is that horizontal flash on the last pic? I...

What is that horizontal flash on the last pic? I got one of those in one of my cameras too, but mine is on top of a piggy....odd.

http://i64.tinypic.com/5344l1.jpg
Forum: Photography 09-28-2018, 01:30 AM
Replies: 411
Views: 54,920
Posted By joel45acp
Dove lease opening weekend... ...

Dove lease opening weekend...
http://i65.tinypic.com/9pw5c4.jpg
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-27-2018, 01:15 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,334
Posted By joel45acp
I bought 2 of the 10mp Terra cams last year at...

I bought 2 of the 10mp Terra cams last year at Academy on clearance for 24 bucks each. I've had then at my lease all year with no issues with pics, battery life or anything else. They normally take...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-27-2018, 12:43 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,810
Posted By joel45acp
I just switched from my old bow to my even older...

I just switched from my old bow to my even older bow, a 1996 CSS System P1 cam. Darn thing just shoots too good to get rid of so I might as well hunt with it. So my gear is as follows :

CSS...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-26-2018, 11:50 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,840
Posted By joel45acp
Never hunted from a blind only tripods. But I'm...

Never hunted from a blind only tripods. But I'm building a 6x6x7 blind that should be ready by next week, fingers crossed. I am looking forward to sitting in my creation and waiting for Mr. El...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-22-2018, 11:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 640
Posted By joel45acp
South of Pleasanton in Atascosa county they...

South of Pleasanton in Atascosa county they aren't flying that great, but the ones that are flying are coming in to the mojos big time.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 09-21-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 937
Posted By joel45acp
Here's another pic of the spotted one at another...

Here's another pic of the spotted one at another feeder. Feeder is 34" at the bottom of cage.

http://i67.tinypic.com/16m671u.jpg

Same feeder from 1st post. The bottom of the control box is...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 09-21-2018, 02:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 937
Posted By joel45acp
How big are these porkers....

So I just got back from my lease out in Duval Co and pulled the cards on my game cams. These two dudes have been showing up every night at about the same time for the last 2wks. How big do you...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-11-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,599
Posted By joel45acp
John 15:13 Greater love hath no man than this,...

John 15:13
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-11-2018, 02:26 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,535
Posted By joel45acp
I totally agree with you sir. I shoot my Remmy...

I totally agree with you sir. I shoot my Remmy 1100 12ga lights out compared to my Citori 12ga when wing shooting. But I shoot the Citori way better on clays. A Remmy in good condition can be had...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-09-2018, 10:14 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,048
Posted By joel45acp
Man, you guys did way better than me. I only...

Man, you guys did way better than me. I only fired 2, 2 stinking rounds all day! Came home with 1 Eurasian. I think the Tstorms wreaked havoc on the bird's flight pattern. Oh well, I'll try...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-09-2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 335
Posted By joel45acp
I have zero experience with the 125grainers, but...

I have zero experience with the 125grainers, but I shoot the 150s out of my Remmy 300blk bolt gun. H110 and WSR primers are your friends. ;)b My gun shoots better than .5MOA with the 150s so you...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-08-2018, 10:49 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,048
Posted By joel45acp
Had another slow day, but it was enjoyable...

Had another slow day, but it was enjoyable nonetheless. Ended up with 7 out of 10 overall. I started 2 out of 4 with my Citori 12ga so I switched to the Remmy 870 and went 5 for 5 before missing a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-04-2018, 12:40 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,265
Posted By joel45acp
I can honestly say that since taking up sporting...

I can honestly say that since taking up sporting clays late last year, my dove to shell ratio has improved drastically. Last year before taking up sporting clays I averaged 1 bird for every 4 to 5...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-03-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 835
Posted By joel45acp
I concur with this statement. I purchased a...

I concur with this statement. I purchased a 95%+ Citori 12ga last year for $625 from Gunbroker. Last month I bought a 90%+ Citori 20ga for the wife for $675. Keep your eye on the auction sites...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-03-2018, 02:57 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,265
Posted By joel45acp
Well then, I must be a freaking awesome...

Well then, I must be a freaking awesome wingmaster cuz I went 8 birds in 11 rnds. I started 5 for 5 then hit a slump going 0 for 3 before connecting on the next 3. Lol
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-02-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 961
Posted By joel45acp
I made one out of PVC 3/4" pipe with foam dove...

I made one out of PVC 3/4" pipe with foam dove decoys velcroed on. It worked like a charm next to a small warring hole about 25yrs from my hide.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-02-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,260
Posted By joel45acp
So, how was that Texas game? :D

So, how was that Texas game? :D
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-02-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,048
Posted By joel45acp
I ended up 8 for 11 yesterday. I'm working ...

I ended up 8 for 11 yesterday. I'm working today so them pesky birds are safe for the time being. Have a great time today folks and be safe.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-01-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,048
Posted By joel45acp
Got one! Lol. Actually it's the only one I've...

Got one! Lol. Actually it's the only one I've seen all day. Guess they didn't get the memo that it's dove season . Hunting just south of Pleasanton in Atascosa county.
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-30-2018, 11:53 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,260
Posted By joel45acp
Headed to dove lease in Atascosa county just...

Headed to dove lease in Atascosa county just south of Pleasanton. Haven't been out there to scout so hopefully the birds are flying. Be safe gents.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-29-2018, 01:00 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,168
Posted By joel45acp
Dem are fighting words there sonny! :rolleyes:

Dem are fighting words there sonny! :rolleyes:
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 08-28-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 825
Posted By joel45acp
I think it's a buck.....but I'm not sure. :)

I think it's a buck.....but I'm not sure. :)
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-28-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 482
Posted By joel45acp
Oh no they suck again! Hate the spurts, good...

Oh no they suck again! Hate the spurts, good riddance.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-28-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,517
Posted By joel45acp
I know you're liking at these two, but if I may...

I know you're liking at these two, but if I may I'd suggest you also look for an older Rem 1100. I have one that is an absolute dream to shoot and is by far the softest shooting auto I've tried. ...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 08-28-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,401
Posted By joel45acp
Dang, you good son. :p

Dang, you good son. :p
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 08-27-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,401
Posted By joel45acp
Yes he is very tall. I measured the rub he left...

Yes he is very tall. I measured the rub he left on the feeder and it was just over 33" off the ground. Might have to fling a stick at it this wk. :)
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 08-27-2018, 02:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,401
Posted By joel45acp
How big is this bacon

So I've been checking game cams every 2wks and I came across this dude a few days ago. How big do you reckon he is? Just for reference the bottom of the feeder is 30" high. He's been coming in...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-22-2018, 02:40 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,651
Posted By joel45acp
Tons of birds here in San Antonio. I'll be...

Tons of birds here in San Antonio. I'll be checking out the dove lease my wife got me in Atascosa just south of Pleasanton on IH37S tomorrow sometime.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-18-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,986
Posted By joel45acp
Mine :D 1978 12ga Remmy 1100(top) 1974 20ga...

Mine :D
1978 12ga Remmy 1100(top)
1974 20ga Browning Citori(middle)
1978 12ga Browning Citori(bottom)
http://i64.tinypic.com/othlhg.jpg
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-13-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,313
Posted By joel45acp
Yup, can't fix stupid.......

Yup, can't fix stupid.......
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-09-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 4,720
Views: 506,989
Posted By joel45acp
Remmy 870 12ga 28" for $150 out the door at a...

Remmy 870 12ga 28" for $150 out the door at a pawn shop in San Antonio.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-08-2018, 03:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 824
Posted By joel45acp
A 308 with 200+ grain cast lead boolits powered...

A 308 with 200+ grain cast lead boolits powered by some Trailboss with a can make for some fun night shoot'n. Just sayin'
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-06-2018, 12:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,495
Posted By joel45acp
I tried one this past year with good results. ...

I tried one this past year with good results. Picture quality is good being that it's only a 6mp camera. I wouldn't discount them just because they are 25 bucks. FYI, I purchased some Terra 10mp...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-04-2018, 12:41 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 4,679
Posted By joel45acp
1996 CSS System with the P1cam.

1996 CSS System with the P1cam.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-28-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,464
Posted By joel45acp
Bingo! We have instant Off/On systems that...

Bingo! We have instant Off/On systems that render radar detectors useless. You can't slow down fast enough when I flip the unit switch On to capture your speed. Only salvation for you folks with a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-27-2018, 11:04 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,627
Posted By joel45acp
Very true statement! I can recall several...

Very true statement! I can recall several incidents in which the perps could care less about getting OC'ed, Tased or even shot. However, when the fur warrior showed up the perps couldn't get down...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-27-2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 756
Posted By joel45acp
I'm hunting in Duval Co. west of San Diego Tx

I'm hunting in Duval Co. west of San Diego Tx
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-27-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 756
Posted By joel45acp
I thought about larger openings, but I used what...

I thought about larger openings, but I used what I had available. I'll test it tomorrow and make any changes before hauling it to my place. Total cost of feeder (barrel, motor, metal, paint etc)...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-27-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 756
Posted By joel45acp
Rustoleum Professional brush on. Got it at...

Rustoleum Professional brush on. Got it at Lowe's for less than 10 buck a quart, on sale I believe.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-27-2018, 12:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 398
Posted By joel45acp
My 5 shot group with the Hornady SST 150gr...

My 5 shot group with the Hornady SST 150gr bullets. Lead pills aren't as good, but show very good promise.
http://i65.tinypic.com/2lcae4l.jpg
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-27-2018, 12:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 756
Posted By joel45acp
Close up of my hinges....welded nut with cage...

Close up of my hinges....welded nut with cage through it. Works like a charm.
http://i64.tinypic.com/j134tt.jpg
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-26-2018, 11:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 398
Posted By joel45acp
A 230+ grain lead pill at 1000fps would be some...

A 230+ grain lead pill at 1000fps would be some bad medicine for piggies or bambi with proper shot placement. I'm testing some 200gr lead pills from my Remmy 300blk and so far results are very...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-26-2018, 10:58 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 13,685
Posted By joel45acp
I'm still flinging arrows with my 1995 CSS System...

I'm still flinging arrows with my 1995 CSS System P1 bow. It shoots lights out just like it did the day I got it 23 years ago.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-26-2018, 10:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 756
Posted By joel45acp
My take on stand-up feeder

So I decide last week to come up with a stand-up feeder to eliminate the need for a ladder when filling up my feeders. This is what I came up with. I'm using a modified 55gal barrel cut down 12"...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 07-24-2018, 10:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,594
Posted By joel45acp
Is this outside of Poteet?

Is this outside of Poteet?
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