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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-15-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,729
Posted By Balcones_Walker
I thought "new?" until I saw the date of this...

I thought "new?" until I saw the date of this resurrected 18 month old thread

ELD-X are great; I'm suspicious of the guy hunting elk with a 6.5 man bun, not that bullet
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-04-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,483
Posted By Balcones_Walker
You beat me to it ;)b

You beat me to it ;)b
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-01-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 623
Posted By Balcones_Walker
I also consider 300BLK a 50 yard cartridge, and...

I also consider 300BLK a 50 yard cartridge, and wouldn't dream of shooting an axis with it subsonic at any range!

If you'd rather have it in grendel why not get the Howa mini? You could have it...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-30-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 999
Posted By Balcones_Walker
I have a 7" 6.5 FDE direct thread in ATF jail...

I have a 7" 6.5 FDE direct thread in ATF jail now. Note the 6.5 DTs are a special order, which adds about six weeks to the wait.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-24-2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,494
Posted By Balcones_Walker
"NOT TRUE!" I always get a chuckle out of these...

"NOT TRUE!" I always get a chuckle out of these threads.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-22-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 226
Posted By Balcones_Walker
I only use LaRue rings these days. Ultra-lows...

I only use LaRue rings these days. Ultra-lows work on a bolt action; on something with a long rail like an AR you'd need mediums.

(Yes, the rings cost 2/3 the price of the scope.)
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-21-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 226
Posted By Balcones_Walker
I have the fixed 10 and love it for the price.

I have the fixed 10 and love it for the price.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-21-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,319
Posted By Balcones_Walker
I'd never get an AR cartridge in a bolt gun...

I'd never get an AR cartridge in a bolt gun unless it was something like a Howa mini action.

7-08 is a good choice
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-21-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,494
Posted By Balcones_Walker
In my opinion unless you have big fields full of...

In my opinion unless you have big fields full of hogs you need to clear out at once, you're better off with an accurate bolt action. For an accurate bolt action, not much can compete with a 6.5...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-19-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 4,636
Views: 485,499
Posted By Balcones_Walker
My .22lr build came together. All KIDD parts with...

My .22lr build came together. All KIDD parts with a Boyd's pepper stock.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-15-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 941
Views: 48,481
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Exactly. ;)b

Exactly. ;)b
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-15-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 941
Views: 48,481
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Yeah, the guys on that link are jokers and that's...

Yeah, the guys on that link are jokers and that's not what I'm talking about. I'm seeing great results with less powder down in the 2900 range - still significantly better (and more accurate) than...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-15-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 941
Views: 48,481
Posted By Balcones_Walker
I KNOW! MikeD gets credit for first mentioning...

I KNOW! MikeD gets credit for first mentioning RL-26 and the magic that it does, at least that I've seen.



Easier to buy a different gun than load with a different powder? :confused:
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-14-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 941
Views: 48,481
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Plain old creedmoor, sorry. That's what's so...

Plain old creedmoor, sorry. That's what's so interesting.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-13-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 941
Views: 48,481
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Lately I'm seeing real 2900 fps with R-26 and...

Lately I'm seeing real 2900 fps with R-26 and ELD-X. Laser of death indeed.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-11-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,685
Posted By Balcones_Walker
I went with 3.5 hours away and I’m out here every...

I went with 3.5 hours away and I’m out here every other weekend...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-11-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 533
Posted By Balcones_Walker
After three shots of cortisone and a year and a...

After three shots of cortisone and a year and a half, mine finally went away on its own. I wish I’d tried some of those techniques.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-08-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 699
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Hudson's jalapeno cheese tastes great but I agree...

Hudson's jalapeno cheese tastes great but I agree with Stoof that not being your animal is lame. Never take an exotic to them unless you like your axis to taste like aoudad.

I'd freeze the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-07-2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 786
Posted By Balcones_Walker
This is total heresy, but lately my system has...

This is total heresy, but lately my system has been producing knock-your-socks-off good pork.

I throw a frozen solid, bone in wild boar shoulder directly on the rack in a cold smoker first thing...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-26-2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 346
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Yeah, my research: Basic 10/22 upgraded with...

Yeah, my research:
Basic 10/22 upgraded with Green Mountain threaded bull barrel, picatinny, Boyd's stock = $547.
KIDD deluxe build with same Boyd's stock = $944.

And I'm not at all sure that...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-20-2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 655
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Great info, thanks!

Great info, thanks!
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-20-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 655
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Accurate semi-auto 22lr recommendation

Hey all, I've been shooting suppressed subsonic 22lr out to 130yds, and I'm interested in squeezing out a little more accuracy than my (very) old Savage can muster. 1 MOA would be satisfactory; I'm...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-18-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 2,759
Views: 272,432
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Does anyone have a recommended set up for a solar...

Does anyone have a recommended set up for a solar charged, motion activated, IR light to put at a feeder?
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-16-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,559
Posted By Balcones_Walker
I would let him walk, personally. But I wouldn't...

I would let him walk, personally. But I wouldn't judge someone who harvested him.

I wonder if a lot of corn in his diet would lead to big body, smaller antlers? Is he getting enough protein?
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-13-2018, 12:14 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 873
Posted By Balcones_Walker
RIT dye taupe, then olive green. Good for hill...

RIT dye taupe, then olive green. Good for hill country limestone and cedar. Mostly the rest is just marketing.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-12-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 791
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Honestly. This is why you get 6 super strong...

Honestly. This is why you get 6 super strong opinions every time.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-12-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 941
Views: 48,481
Posted By Balcones_Walker
The vx-5 has other reticle options. Personally I...

The vx-5 has other reticle options. Personally I won't get a non-illuminated scope anymore, but I do know what you mean about the reticle itself.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-12-2018, 12:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 542
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Have all three and I love that dang ruger.

Have all three and I love that dang ruger.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-11-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 903
Posted By Balcones_Walker
They both have weird threading, but Christensen's...

They both have weird threading, but Christensen's 1/2 x 28 is at least common in smaller bore rifles like ARs, so it'd be easier to get an adapter. The ability to dial the trigger all the way down...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-10-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 767
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Yep. There are rumors of it being soot-ier too....

Yep. There are rumors of it being soot-ier too. And yet.... :)
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-10-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 767
Posted By Balcones_Walker
On the other hand the 6.5x284 will still be...

On the other hand the 6.5x284 will still be around after the PRC/4S/SAUM winner gets picked.

The long action gives you a lot more room to work with as a reloader - it can make use of H4350 all the...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-09-2018, 01:43 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,458
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Oy, a 7-08 vs. 6.5 CM thread. They're both ideal...

Oy, a 7-08 vs. 6.5 CM thread. They're both ideal for what you want. Neither is good for elk. Both are easy to find in stores, although 6.5 CM is taking over the world at this point and the selection...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-09-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,383
Posted By Balcones_Walker
I have a 24" version that I dropped in an XLR...

I have a 24" version that I dropped in an XLR element chassis. I love it for long range gong ringing :)
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-06-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,617
Posted By Balcones_Walker
That was my thought but more broadly... "who...

That was my thought but more broadly... "who still answers their phone?"
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-05-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 789
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Check Edwards

Check Edwards
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-29-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 4,715
Posted By Balcones_Walker
I understand wildlife management is an actual...

I understand wildlife management is an actual science, and determining optimal season lengths involves more variables than counting up "likes" on the internet...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 03-29-2018, 12:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 435
Posted By Balcones_Walker
I wish Iíd seen this, I just mounted that same...

I wish Iíd seen this, I just mounted that same scope to a larue very low mount last night and it fit easily. I ordered Talley low mounts for the cheap sfwa scope I pulled the larues off... you should...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-27-2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,690
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Nobody doubts them in South Texas or the Western...

Nobody doubts them in South Texas or the Western Hill Country, right? Just East Texas and Dallas Suburbs?
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 03-27-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,141
Posted By Balcones_Walker
I'd get a plain frame from Kifaru, Frontier Gear,...

I'd get a plain frame from Kifaru, Frontier Gear, or Stone Glacier, then lash your stuff to it.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-26-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,805
Posted By Balcones_Walker
VTSMX. To be a straight up party pooper, look...

VTSMX. To be a straight up party pooper, look back at old threads of the gamblers where they've bought things on a certain date and compare the price then to the price now. Some have made money, some...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 03-25-2018, 10:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 737
Posted By Balcones_Walker
For being a long action the 6.5x55 doesnít bring...

For being a long action the 6.5x55 doesnít bring a lot of advantage to the 6.5cm. The 6.5x284 is a better step up, otherwise Iíd just stay with the CM.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 03-25-2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 393
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Interested to hear othersí experience. Iím...

Interested to hear othersí experience. Iím planning to start with 4831sc with eldxes. I crunched the numbers with retumbo and h1000 (and rl and vv options) but the reports make it sound like the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-23-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 799
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Another vote for the VX-5HD 3-15x. But spend the...

Another vote for the VX-5HD 3-15x. But spend the extra $100 for the firedot. In very low light your reticle is the first thing you'll lose track of.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-23-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,728
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Looks about 276, maybe 277 to me.

Looks about 276, maybe 277 to me.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 03-23-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 456
Posted By Balcones_Walker
*snicker*... I can't help it...

*snicker*... I can't help it...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 03-22-2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,252
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Do y'all remember that King of the Hill character...

Do y'all remember that King of the Hill character Alabaster Jones?

"No offense, but he's from Oklahoma."
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 03-22-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,097
Posted By Balcones_Walker
The mountain ascent does handle like a dream. It...

The mountain ascent does handle like a dream. It feels like a custom.

(Not disagreeing with you, though.)
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-22-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,582
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Sam's Club rotisserie chickens make good crab...

Sam's Club rotisserie chickens make good crab trap bait + a snack
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 03-22-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,097
Posted By Balcones_Walker
For $1500 all in I'd get some variety of Ruger...

For $1500 all in I'd get some variety of Ruger American ($500) and a Leupold VX5HD ($1000)

The Tikka light has no threads or rail (which just seems "unmodern" at this point) and the Compact...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 03-21-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,904
Posted By Balcones_Walker
I saw a couple silk behind a HF near Garven Store...

I saw a couple silk behind a HF near Garven Store the other day... they were pretty impressive.
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