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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) Today, 02:18 AM
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Posted By Balcones_Walker
No, only read about it. Are you seeing 1/4 MOA? I...

No, only read about it. Are you seeing 1/4 MOA? I wonder how much of the recoil work the dragon snout brake is doing vs. the buffer, and if that brake or similar come close to that effect on a bolt...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) Today, 01:58 AM
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Posted By Balcones_Walker
Ah yeah, the petra :)

Ah yeah, the petra :)
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) Today, 01:21 AM
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Posted By Balcones_Walker
A braked .300WM/WSM is a reasonable pick. Black...

A braked .300WM/WSM is a reasonable pick. Black Ice, what are you using?

Chuck Hawks had an interesting perspective, especially about the "it can shoot 55-200gn+" argument....
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) Today, 12:50 AM
Replies: 51
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Posted By Balcones_Walker
It is a good example. The 280AI has substantially...

It is a good example. The 280AI has substantially lower recoil, overtakes the 30-06 in downrange energy at 200 yds and doesn't look back.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) Yesterday, 03:18 PM
Replies: 51
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Posted By Balcones_Walker
:( Sorry to hear that.

:( Sorry to hear that.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) Yesterday, 02:44 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,157
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Rifle "shells" is the one that always confuses...

Rifle "shells" is the one that always confuses me
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) Yesterday, 02:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,157
Posted By Balcones_Walker
It's just physics... there are plenty of hard...

It's just physics... there are plenty of hard numbers all over the internet for those two, or you can do the 1/2mv^2 (1/2*mass*velocity squared) yourself.

Heavy guns with good brakes and pads...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) Yesterday, 12:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,157
Posted By Balcones_Walker
What twist are you running that will stabilize...

What twist are you running that will stabilize 55gr and also 220gr? ;)
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) Yesterday, 11:56 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,157
Posted By Balcones_Walker
I'm the other way around. 270 yes, 30-06 no. Your...

I'm the other way around. 270 yes, 30-06 no. Your shoulder pays for the inefficient design every time you pull the trigger.

270 is a phenomenal "do it all". It's hard to imagine having to pick...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) Yesterday, 11:50 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,320
Posted By Balcones_Walker
The gap is that there are two schools of thought...

The gap is that there are two schools of thought on these threads, as illustrated above.

"Bullet entered and split into 2 pieces. One peice stopped after travlong 8 inches. The other larger piece...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-17-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,093
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Most of he ticks we see are March-June....

Most of he ticks we see are March-June. Unfortunately thatís turkey season, but staying out of the brush and grass during those months cuts down on ticks for me.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-16-2018, 07:38 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,707
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Got four 4x20s going, started peas, carrots, and...

Got four 4x20s going, started peas, carrots, and radishes this week. In two more weeks I'll get sprouts for tomatoes and veggies.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-16-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 741
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Make sure to do the math on whether it actually...

Make sure to do the math on whether it actually makes financial sense to buy instead of renting. Assume you'll have one major appliance fail each year. Take into account property taxes. You may be...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-16-2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,020
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Nice, good to know! ;)b

Nice, good to know! ;)b
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-16-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,020
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Imagining sliding down a scree field or climbing...

Imagining sliding down a scree field or climbing up a creek embankment with an APR... y'all are fancier than I am. :D
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-16-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 648
Posted By Balcones_Walker
A good problem to have. :)

A good problem to have. :)
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-16-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 648
Posted By Balcones_Walker
x3. For #3 a Traditional IRA is still good...

x3.

For #3 a Traditional IRA is still good here if you make too much to be eligible for the Roth.

6-12 in cash is a lot especially if you have a lot in #5 already. You need a cushion though.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-16-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,020
Posted By Balcones_Walker
The main thing for me with a rifle to carry...

The main thing for me with a rifle to carry around in the mountains is to be able to bushwhack around and not worry about scratching it. I'd sacrifice a pound of weight to keep it in the $1k range.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-16-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,104
Posted By Balcones_Walker
You beat me to it. Thank you for posting...

You beat me to it. Thank you for posting numbers... I wish everyone did.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-15-2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 460
Posted By Balcones_Walker
I trust you when you say you know what cartridge...

I trust you when you say you know what cartridge you want.

I'd go larue ultimate for what you're asking. https://www.larue.com/products/larue-ultimate-7-62-260-6-5cm-upper-kit/
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-15-2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,104
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Better? How? Edit - Jinx! ...

Better? How?




Edit - Jinx!


Also, Midway lists 43 6.5 CM ammo choices and only 33 for 7mm-08, which just ekes out 260 Rem with 32. Given the skyrocketing popularity of 6.5 CM, most would...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-15-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 816
Posted By Balcones_Walker
The IRA is the vehicle - the type of account...

The IRA is the vehicle - the type of account you're setting up. As others have mentioned there are caps for how much you can put in that account.

You then buy funds using the money in that...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-15-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,104
Posted By Balcones_Walker
I know that it can seem that way shooting heavy...

I know that it can seem that way shooting heavy .270s vs. youth .243s, but if you believe the ballistics actually support this claim, please post some numbers.

From a quick check on standard...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-15-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,104
Posted By Balcones_Walker
I hate to say it :) 6.5 CM is the best choice for...

I hate to say it :) 6.5 CM is the best choice for this, or 7-08. 243 is too similar to 25-06 and 6.5 grendel. 308 has significantly more recoil.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-14-2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 2,820
Posted By Balcones_Walker
I always cringe at "outperforms". It has more...

I always cringe at "outperforms". It has more powder, recoil, and can make bullets go faster, yes.

I'm having a 6.5x284 made because it will hit slightly harder than 6.5CM at 500 yds. I have some...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-14-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 2,820
Posted By Balcones_Walker
No doubt - my quarrel is with the author, not...

No doubt - my quarrel is with the author, not with you :)
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-14-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 2,820
Posted By Balcones_Walker
1. Those numbers are misleading at best, cooked...

1. Those numbers are misleading at best, cooked at worst. Factory .308 ammo can push 165 gn bullets 2840+ MV.

2. And the synopsis: *slightly* better performance at 600 yds and *slightly* less...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-13-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 633
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Aye, in which case it's competing with the...

Aye, in which case it's competing with the 22-250...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-13-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 2,820
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Wait, now it's a 1000 yard gun? I take back my...

Wait, now it's a 1000 yard gun? I take back my comment about "come on guys, he just wants a deer rifle".

7-08 is a great cartridge but would *not* be my first choice at 1k. Neither would .308.
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-13-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,411
Posted By Balcones_Walker
God, I love axis deer.

God, I love axis deer.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-13-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 2,820
Posted By Balcones_Walker
x1000 The problem with these threads is that we...

x1000 The problem with these threads is that we talk for years about 1% differences between cartridges and completely lose perspective when someone comes in asking about a good all-around rifle.
...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-12-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 2,820
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Another vote for the 308

Another vote for the 308
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-12-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 530
Posted By Balcones_Walker
This is not even close to accurate. Otherwise I...

This is not even close to accurate. Otherwise I agree, the grendel is a great do-it-all as long as "all" includes whitetail and pigs.

I switched to Creedmoor for my do it all because I didn't like...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-12-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 530
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Yeah I find 6.5CM to have negligible recoil but...

Yeah I find 6.5CM to have negligible recoil but older hunters and little kids may notice the difference.

For does and pigs at shorter ranges Grendel is plenty.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-12-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 530
Posted By Balcones_Walker
The LaRue kit is a no-brainer if you want a...

The LaRue kit is a no-brainer if you want a semi-auto. But unless you want a semi-auto (honestly expecting to shoot/clean multiple pigs at once) or really like the AR form factor, the Howa in that...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-10-2018, 10:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 843
Posted By Balcones_Walker
I wouldn't get a scope intended for low light...

I wouldn't get a scope intended for low light that didn't have illumination.

Leupolds are great.

The older guys tend to go for the higher magnifications; not sure how your eyes are.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-10-2018, 10:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 405
Posted By Balcones_Walker
1.75. I like it hot. * for the second stage...

1.75. I like it hot.

* for the second stage that is. We're hunting, not breaching doors.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-09-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,924
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Love Tuft & Needle, have replaced all my...

Love Tuft & Needle, have replaced all my mattresses with them. Nice and firm, no complaints.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-09-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 894
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Did they give you a clear answer on when they'll...

Did they give you a clear answer on when they'll ship?
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-08-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 665
Posted By Balcones_Walker
I much prefer faster bullets doing extreme damage...

I much prefer faster bullets doing extreme damage to a tightly isolated area than a slow bullet designed to break apart and damage several muscle groups. It seems like common sense to me, if you...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-07-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 6,498
Posted By Balcones_Walker
It's appreciated. A lot of scientific...

It's appreciated. A lot of scientific breakthroughs have come from ridiculous sounding questions like that.

Imagine before penicillin was discovered a message board thread where someone observed...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-06-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 894
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Iíve heard Summer and Iíve heard two weeks. I...

Iíve heard Summer and Iíve heard two weeks. I went ahead and preordered from optics planet.

By the way another option is an MDT chassis, they support RAP rifles and AICS mags.

I really like...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-06-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 712
Posted By Balcones_Walker
He's been talking about subsonic this whole time,...

He's been talking about subsonic this whole time, and he's right that same bullet + same speed = same terminal performance.

Many of us would question hunting with subsonic rounds, but at the end...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-06-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,824
Posted By Balcones_Walker
I have enough trouble wrapping my hand around my...

I have enough trouble wrapping my hand around my G27, even with the finger-mag extension. I love that little booger though, it's always there when you need it. Smaller however, I can't abide.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-06-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 894
Posted By Balcones_Walker
#1 reason I pre-ordered a magpul stock was for...

#1 reason I pre-ordered a magpul stock was for this
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-05-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 993
Posted By Balcones_Walker
I've taken apart plenty of deer and I've never...

I've taken apart plenty of deer and I've never seen an organ whose job it is to sense electrical impulses. If someone could point me to that part of the deer we can begin a conversation about how...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-05-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 712
Posted By Balcones_Walker
You touched on my concern... a night vision scope...

You touched on my concern... a night vision scope weighs as much as the rest of the 8.5" 300 BLK and creates a somewhat imbalanced package. I keep my 300 as an ultralight day time red dot handy rifle...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-04-2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,563
Posted By Balcones_Walker
I'm looking at a Kimber Mountain Ascent for this,...

I'm looking at a Kimber Mountain Ascent for this, since we're talking about rifles at any budget. :)
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-03-2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,729
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Well done!

Well done!
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-03-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 606
Posted By Balcones_Walker
I like the small windows.

I like the small windows.
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