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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) Yesterday, 08:08 AM
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Posted By Double-O-Dave
GT Distributors are my go to guys for all FFL...

GT Distributors are my go to guys for all FFL transfers. I believe last year I paid $25.00 for a transfer of a new handgun, but I think that price was if you had a valid LTC or were a LEO:
...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-16-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 448
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Well, if they're DRT you don't really need a...

Well, if they're DRT you don't really need a blood trail, do you?

Regards,

Dave
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-16-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,257
Posted By Double-O-Dave
This is excellent advice. I have arthritis in...

This is excellent advice. I have arthritis in both hands and wrists, and I'm a bit younger than you at 62. It could be arthritis, or carpal tunnel, or even a vascular (blood supply) issue. The...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-16-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 448
Posted By Double-O-Dave
No. As I recall, chest and shoulder shots result...

No. As I recall, chest and shoulder shots result in one shot DRT (Dead Right There). The chest cavity is usually a mess, and the slugs have been found just against the hide on the opposite side of...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-16-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 448
Posted By Double-O-Dave
You have a nice FIL. I have the same rifle and...

You have a nice FIL. I have the same rifle and shoot 158 gr. JHP ammo out of it just fine. No real recoil, and it's a compact, and lightweight little carbine. Though I do reload, I've shot nothing...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-16-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 941
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Texas Bob: Nice work. You sir, are a genius...

Texas Bob:

Nice work. You sir, are a genius and my hero!

Regards,

Dave
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-13-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,481
Posted By Double-O-Dave
4, 6, 10, 12 Regards, Dave

4, 6, 10, 12


Regards,

Dave
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-10-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 765
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Wow - what a really nice thing to do. Thank you...

Wow - what a really nice thing to do. Thank you for posting this, Tubby.

Regards,

Dave
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-08-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 448
Posted By Double-O-Dave
It's been many, many years since I've fished...

It's been many, many years since I've fished Galveston, but I have many fond memories of doing so. As I recall, we were staying in a hotel, and I bought a styrofoam ice chest and put my name and...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-04-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,145
Posted By Double-O-Dave
They can be amazingly accurate. I see yours came...

They can be amazingly accurate. I see yours came with a scope, if you want to change to a better/different scope, you'll need to stay with one that is made specifically for air guns - Gamo makes...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-03-2018, 07:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 666
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Good morning: PM sent. Thank you for your...

Good morning:

PM sent. Thank you for your advice and very kind offer.

Regards,

Dave
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-02-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 666
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Hats off to SoTXAg06 - he was kind enough to send...

Hats off to SoTXAg06 - he was kind enough to send his fly tying vise and a nice book on fly tying to us and wouldn't take any reimbursement for postage. Your generosity is greatly appreciated. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-02-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 12,455
Posted By Double-O-Dave
When I was in the Army we had a food thief in our...

When I was in the Army we had a food thief in our barracks. What really sucked was if you worked night shift in the hospital, your shift ended before the mess hall was open for serving. To...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-02-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 519
Posted By Double-O-Dave
I'm looking hard at the Mossberg 930 combo....

I'm looking hard at the Mossberg 930 combo. Moderately priced with good reviews - plus, it's made in America.

Good luck,

Dave
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-01-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 437
Posted By Double-O-Dave
You beat me to it. This was my thought as well. ...

You beat me to it. This was my thought as well. If I'm not mistaken, I think they also manufactured and sold entire revolvers with their cylinder as well under the name "Medusa", but I'm not really...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-01-2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 797
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Just for the lower. The upper kit could be sent...

Just for the lower. The upper kit could be sent straight to your house. A couple of years ago I bought a "blemished" lower with stock from PSA for very cheap - I think it was $99.00 with free...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-30-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,360
Posted By Double-O-Dave
CMC Lantau triggers on sale

Hi Hoytbowhunter:

Hurry - the CMC drop in Lantac triggers are on sale again:

http://discussions.texasbowhunter.com/forums/showpost.php?p=13457834&postcount=1

Good luck!

Dave
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-27-2018, 07:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 666
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Good morning: Thanks to each and everyone of...

Good morning:

Thanks to each and everyone of you who responded with your very good tips and advice. We live in South Austin, and the Austin Fly Fishers that Shane and others mentioned isn't far...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-26-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 666
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Need help - tying fishing flies

Good evening:

My son is a beginner fly fisherman and is really working hard to improve his fishing skills. Recently, he expressed an interest in learning how to tie his own flies. (One of the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-26-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 847
Posted By Double-O-Dave
In the old days, I think I recall a message on...

In the old days, I think I recall a message on the back of the card saying if found, to drop it into any USPS mail box. I could be wrong as it has been a long time (40+ years) since I carried on of...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-26-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By Double-O-Dave
D-oh! I forgot about the Model 908! Weird thing...

D-oh! I forgot about the Model 908! Weird thing about the compact sized 3rd generation S&W semi autos is that they just don't fit my hands. If I had one in my hands I couldn't hit the inside of a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-25-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,306
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Shake & Bake: Here is the name and website...

Shake & Bake:

Here is the name and website link for my doctor who did the PRP and BMAC injections:

Dr. David K. Harris
https://www.charmaustin.com/drdavidharris

Several doctors in the...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-25-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By Double-O-Dave
I think what you actually have is a Model 909. ...

I think what you actually have is a Model 909. The 909, 910 and 915 are all members of what S&W called their "value series". They weren't as finely finished as those outside of the value series...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-18-2018, 07:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 215
Posted By Double-O-Dave
My experience with Cannon gun safes has been...

My experience with Cannon gun safes has been pretty good. I would suggest contacting their customer service and asking them to send you some shelf clips:

https://www.cannonsafe.com/help/

Good...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-15-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,181
Posted By Double-O-Dave
I had a licensed arborist trim some trees at our...

I had a licensed arborist trim some trees at our house a few years ago. He was very professional when he was bidding for the job, and we came to an agreement on what was to be done, and the payment...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-10-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 638
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Please put me 2nd in line for the lifeline and...

Please put me 2nd in line for the lifeline and belt in case the deal falls through.

Thank you.

Dave
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-09-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 498
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Concur. Both stay busy, but have always...

Concur. Both stay busy, but have always delivered top quality work on target, on time, and on budget.

Congratulations on your Nilgai. Can you provide more information on your hunt?

Regards,
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-07-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,155
Posted By Double-O-Dave
I'm neither a butcher, nor a meat cutter. My go...

I'm neither a butcher, nor a meat cutter. My go to knife for cutting meat has become the Victoronix Fibrox boning knife:
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-07-2018, 07:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,250
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Dramamine is effective, but it can make you very...

Dramamine is effective, but it can make you very drowsy. Instead, I suggest asking your doctor for a prescription for Scopolamine patches:
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-06-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,306
Posted By Double-O-Dave
I should clarify my earlier post (#26, above). I...

I should clarify my earlier post (#26, above). I tried PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) injections to my hip first without success:

https://www.healthline.com/health/prp

I then bit the bullet and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-06-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,306
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Shoulder repairs can be tricky - I've had...

Shoulder repairs can be tricky - I've had multiple left shoulder surgeries from an on-the-job injury that took me out of the health care field (I was an ER Nurse). My recommendation is that if you...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-06-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 337
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Wow! That looks so cool! Tell the truth - have...

Wow! That looks so cool! Tell the truth - have you (tried) spin cocking it yet?

Thanks for sharing.

Regards,

Dave
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-04-2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,042
Posted By Double-O-Dave
I killed a small buck with my S&W Model 686-3...

I killed a small buck with my S&W Model 686-3 with Leupold 2x scope. Single shot at around 65 yards with a 158 gr. JHP bullet. It was facing me and slightly quartered away. I drew a bead on him...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-24-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 690
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Hi Hoghunter101: I've tried rattling bucks a...

Hi Hoghunter101:

I've tried rattling bucks a few times without any luck whatsoever. I can tell you that I used a phone app ("Hunt Like a Pro" Deer Call) to call in a very nice 9 point a few years...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-22-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,147
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Over 40 years ago, I was an EMT in the Detroit,...

Over 40 years ago, I was an EMT in the Detroit, MI area. We got a call to see an elderly lady who was knocked to the ground in a "purse snatching" incident. When we arrive on the scene, we found...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-21-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,094
Posted By Double-O-Dave
IMHO, you are correct on both counts: 1. "blue...

IMHO, you are correct on both counts: 1. "blue eyes" means s/he is about to shed, 2. Texas Rat Snake.


Regards,

Dave
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-20-2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 785
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Hi Coker737: Whether recurve or compound,...

Hi Coker737:

Whether recurve or compound, you should check to make sure the crossbow will take a cranking device for cocking. If you type "crossbow" in the Search window, you should find a...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-19-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,360
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Thanks, Hoytbowhunter, my first turkeys! ...

Thanks, Hoytbowhunter, my first turkeys!

Regards,

Dave
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-18-2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,360
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Hi Hoytbowhunter: FYI - I took my Colt...

Hi Hoytbowhunter:

FYI - I took my Colt CRE-18 with me turkey hunting last week and used it to shoot 2 nice Toms. I fired the rifle 3 times, and the CMC trigger was definitely superior to the...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-16-2018, 10:52 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,864
Posted By Double-O-Dave
In a revolver, I recommend a S&W Model 442 or 642...

In a revolver, I recommend a S&W Model 442 or 642 (.38 Special). The 442 is the blued steel version, the 642 is the same revolver but in stainless steel. They're the ultimate "point and pull" gun. ...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-16-2018, 06:59 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,895
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Yep, I always wanted one, and finally bought one...

Yep, I always wanted one, and finally bought one a few years ago. Mine is a Savage 99C - the "C" stands for clip (yes, I know it's actually a magazine, but I didn't name the piece). It's my...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-14-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,336
Posted By Double-O-Dave
You beat me to it...I visited Belize, CA once,...

You beat me to it...I visited Belize, CA once, and that's what the locals called them. I didn't get a chance to eat any as I was on a "corporate retreat", and they fed us lobster, shrimp, and fresh...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-13-2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,407
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Saw a very pregnant doe at the lease last week...

Saw a very pregnant doe at the lease last week while turkey hunting.

Regards,

Dave
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-11-2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,006
Posted By Double-O-Dave
I got lucky this morning and scored on 2 Rios! ...

I got lucky this morning and scored on 2 Rios! This past week I've been watching You Tube videos and reading books on turkey hunting. I also bought a box call - I bought the cheapest one I could...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-09-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,008
Posted By Double-O-Dave
My son was drawn for a TYHP deer hunt on a...

My son was drawn for a TYHP deer hunt on a private ranch. Beautiful place, and the owner went 1st class on everything - heck, his storage barn was nicer than some people's homes. They allowed us to...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 05-09-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,347
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Are you using any squirrel calls? I use, or...

Are you using any squirrel calls? I use, or really, have used, the old bellows type as well as a "whistler" button that sounds like a young squirrel in distress. We used to use the whistler while...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-09-2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 595
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Brand new entry level gun safes (actually, they...

Brand new entry level gun safes (actually, they are RSCs - Residential Security Containers) start at the $500.00 - $600.00 range at the places like Costco and TSC. I bought one from Costco years...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-08-2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 627
Posted By Double-O-Dave
I make my own out of old blue jeans and khakis...

I make my own out of old blue jeans and khakis and fill with either uncooked beans or rice. The filler material is put in a baggie and the air removed, and then packed in a couple of other baggie to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-08-2018, 07:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 720
Posted By Double-O-Dave
FYI - Smokey Denmark doesn't process any wild...

FYI - Smokey Denmark doesn't process any wild game anymore. I believe they stopped processing wild game beginning last year, and they sent out letters to all of their customers saying the extra work...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-07-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 814
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Sorry, but I don't know what "recar" is or means....

Sorry, but I don't know what "recar" is or means. So there is no confusion, I meant no offense/slight/insult to anyone in my post. My apologies if I have offended/slighted or insulted anyone. Your...
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