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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-23-2019, 09:17 PM
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Posted By nokturnal85
Rise armament!

Check out the Rise Armament RA140! I put one in a .300blk build I did and was blown away at how light and crisp the trigger was. To be honest it feels better than my bolt gun!
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-06-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,352
Posted By nokturnal85
Thanks

Here are some pictures of the lights at night in action. Pictures don't really do it justice as they look darker in these photos, but it gives a general idea.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-05-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,352
Posted By nokturnal85
Here's the whole buggy

Heres a pic of the whole buggy in the daylight.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-05-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,352
Posted By nokturnal85
Well that's a wrap

Got the roof finished! That feels good to say finally. Here are some pics of the completed project. The rear lights turned out impressively bright and will certainly make backing in my 16 foot...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-04-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,352
Posted By nokturnal85
Width

I built the roof to be as wide as the outer edges of the rollbar which happens to be the widest part of the buggy. So, to answer your question it is 47".
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-02-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,352
Posted By nokturnal85
I love it.

Its a great buggy. It is narrow enough that I can usually go around washouts, although it goes through them just as well. I have rode with guys running polaris rangers and my mule sx seems to float...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-02-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,352
Posted By nokturnal85
As Promised here is the breakdown of cost

I stated in my very first post on this project that I would include how much everything cost and where I procured my items from. As far as nuts and bolts go I had a stock pile of carriage bolts and...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-01-2019, 07:01 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,352
Posted By nokturnal85
Voltmeter installed

I got the voltmeter installed and I must say it offers a bit of peace of mind being able to see the voltage of each battery. From the voltmeter I can see the output of my stator as well as the charge...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 12-31-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,352
Posted By nokturnal85
Auxiliary/Main battery wiring diagram

Here is a basic wiring diagram for what I have done. Again, as previously stated these are rough diagrams and as anyone can easily tell I am in no way an electrician nor electrical engineer. lol
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 12-30-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,352
Posted By nokturnal85
Voltmeter install

At this point I have routed out the switch slots for the voltmeter and voltmeter on off switch, as you can see from the pictures. Access to the rear of the switch panel in the dash is easily made by...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 12-28-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,352
Posted By nokturnal85
Pics

Here are some Pictures of the auxiliary battery and the light bar powered by it. If you look back at the previous picture of the lightbar I posted and compare it to the current output of the lightbar...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 12-28-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,352
Posted By nokturnal85
UPDATE Power failure and remedy

Well unfortunately my 4 year old son decided to turn on the cab lighting to my mule and I never noticed it until my buggy would not start. Turned out that my stock battery died. I have since decided...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 12-23-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,352
Posted By nokturnal85
Light Bar

Got the Light bar mounted and wired up. Boy is that sucker bright! Now for the last chapter of this story, ordering and installing some 18 watt LED 4" flood pods behind the cab.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 12-22-2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,352
Posted By nokturnal85
Up to date schematic and wiring diagram

Here is where I am at in a scaled schematic form as well as the current wiring schematic.

DISCLAIMER: I am in no way an electrician or draftsman, so these schematics do NOT follow any standard at...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 12-20-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,352
Posted By nokturnal85
Interior Lighting Pictures

Got the interior lighting wired up. Next up is LED flood light pods for the rear of the roof and a light bar for the front of the mule.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 12-19-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,352
Posted By nokturnal85
roof interior lighting

got the roof interior lighting mounted and now to wire everything up to switches. The next step will be installing a lightbar in the front and flood pods on the rear.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 12-18-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,352
Posted By nokturnal85
Interior Lighting

got my 2x4s setup with green LED lights for the ceiling. These will be fed from a switch on the switchbox and used to light the cab of the mule.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 12-17-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,352
Posted By nokturnal85
Switch box mounted

Now that the switchbox is in place, the next step will be my "interior" lighting. I will be routing out 2x4s and installing 'recessed' green led light modules.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 12-17-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,352
Posted By nokturnal85
Switch enclosure

Heres the switch box put together.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 12-17-2018, 06:29 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,352
Posted By nokturnal85
Switch Panel!

This is the switch panel I will be installing in the enclosure to control my lights.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 12-17-2018, 06:28 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,352
Posted By nokturnal85
switch box

heres the switch box/enclosure I will be installing under the roof. I will be painting it black and installing a 3 toggle switch panel to control cab lighting and light bars.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 12-12-2018, 06:36 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,352
Posted By nokturnal85
got the basic roof installed.

I got the basic roof installed on the mule. Now the process of dressing it up begins.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 12-11-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,352
Posted By nokturnal85
Adjustment to plans

I noticed my original plans were indexed wrong, here is the corrected layout. Also I decided to use truck liner for the top and sides, and rubberized undercoat for the bottom of the roof. I have now...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 12-10-2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,352
Posted By nokturnal85
Truck Liner

Is this the Truck Liner you guys are talking about using in place of the rubberized undercoat?
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 12-07-2018, 02:48 PM
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Views: 4,352
Posted By nokturnal85
the plywood

Heres the plywood. I went ahead and beveled the rear corners as well. I thought it looked a little better that way.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 12-04-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,352
Posted By nokturnal85
sorry the picture did not take. here is the...

sorry the picture did not take. here is the undercoat.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 12-04-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,352
Posted By nokturnal85
Undercoat

This is the undercoat I'll be applying to my treated plywood.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 12-03-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,352
Posted By nokturnal85
I will post pics of the project as I go along....

I will post pics of the project as I go along. Ill also include part numbers and pricing for all parts as well as where they were purchased from.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 12-03-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,352
Posted By nokturnal85
2018 Kawasaki Mule SX Roof Build

I'm about to build a roof for my 2018 Kawasaki Mule SX 4x4 and I figured I'd share my plans for anyone else who might be interested. I plan on using 3/4" treated plywood with several layers of...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 04-19-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,780
Posted By nokturnal85
also...

Don't try hunting at night as I found out from the game warden that blue elbow is daylight hours only even for predator hunting... kind of ridiculous if you ask me but I digress... just don't do it....
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 04-19-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,780
Posted By nokturnal85
Yup

I went squirrel hunting back in February. If your after hogs check out the area north of pine bluff rd where the creek crosses. Hunt along the creek bank along the cypress trees and you'll find them....
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-30-2017, 11:33 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 47,011
Posted By nokturnal85
Parking at Moore Plantation

Park wherever you like on the side of the road. So long as you're not impeding traffic, you are fine. In my mind Moore Plantation is split into two sections, North(above 2426) and South(below 2426)....
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-02-2017, 04:34 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 47,011
Posted By nokturnal85
I ran into a guy in pineland who took a spike...

I ran into a guy in pineland who took a spike saturday. Looks to me like most everything went nocturnal about a week prior to season. Could be the moon...or could be a conspiracy...lol
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-27-2017, 07:47 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 47,011
Posted By nokturnal85
Looks Like a GREAT OPENER

Weather is looking great for opening weekend. NNE wind at 5-10mph bringing with it a mild cool front. Saturday morning can not get here fast enough!
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-04-2017, 09:41 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 47,011
Posted By nokturnal85
If your in the area the weekend of August 12th...

If your in the area the weekend of August 12th drop me a message and I'd be more than glad to show you around. I remember when I first started hunting the moore 4 years ago and alot of good friends...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-04-2017, 09:34 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 47,011
Posted By nokturnal85
dont need a GPS. If you have a smart phone save...

dont need a GPS. If you have a smart phone save the section of the map that moore plantation is on from google earth to your phone. The GPS on your phone should work without signal. I spent money on...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 07-31-2017, 11:39 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 47,011
Posted By nokturnal85
1.) Hunt more than 500 yds off of hunt roads to...

1.) Hunt more than 500 yds off of hunt roads to avoid being walked in on.
2.) Stay in your stand all day (alot of hunters leave about 930-10 and the activity will push deer to you.
3.) I recommend...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 07-06-2017, 02:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,300
Posted By nokturnal85
are you referring to the power pole right of way...

are you referring to the power pole right of way that runs through the southern part of the Moore? If not where is the pipeline your referring to in regards to the roads?
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 07-03-2017, 09:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,300
Posted By nokturnal85
I don't have much experience with trapping, but I...

I don't have much experience with trapping, but I can do my part to thin the coyotes with night vision and electronic predator calls. If you know of a "trouble spot" let me know and Ill hit it when...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-12-2017, 11:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 625
Posted By nokturnal85
choot 'em with whatever works!

375 h&h, or .17 pellet rifle whichever knocks em down. lol I use a 12 guage with #4 or #6 shot.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 03-20-2017, 01:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,068
Posted By nokturnal85
Tony houseman/Blue Elbow Swamp

I've been doing some bow hunting off of Pine Bluff Rd and was wondering if anyone on here ever hunts this area or could offer any advice for an up and coming archer. I've hunted all over the portion...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-10-2017, 07:36 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,101
Posted By nokturnal85
Congratulations

Congrats on the new addition to the family!
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 02-07-2017, 09:53 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 12,570
Posted By nokturnal85
Its like the old saying goes...

"hunting will one day be a rich man's sport". With the increase in commercial and sprawling urban development us hunters are being forced out. It's sad, but with the only response to this dilemma...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-18-2016, 01:12 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,613
Posted By nokturnal85
Tips on all day sits

Every time I hunt I sit all day. Here are some tips to help you out.
1. Bring an empty 32oz bottle to pee in.
2. bring a backpack of some sort to store your stuff.
3. bring good quality ziplocks...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-01-2016, 02:32 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 47,011
Posted By nokturnal85
Ive seen deer.

1 monster buck and 4 does in two weekends of hunting. They are out there thats for sure! good luck if your hunting this weekend. Opening weekend for gun is a no go for me. too many novice hunters and...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-24-2016, 01:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,622
Posted By nokturnal85
I mustve misunderstood. I see, you are suggesting...

I mustve misunderstood. I see, you are suggesting making it so people have to simply show up in person to pickup their antlerless tag? I would have no problem with that. I just dont want to see the...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-24-2016, 12:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,622
Posted By nokturnal85
I dont agree with "locals only" as I live in mid...

I dont agree with "locals only" as I live in mid county and hunt in east texas. I applied for and recieved my antlerless permit for moore plantation but I will be putting it to use. I understand the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-24-2016, 12:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 600
Posted By nokturnal85
I would imagine around $1000. Flir has some hand...

I would imagine around $1000. Flir has some hand held monoculars that might be of use. 500 yd identification is where the price goes up. Most handheld thermals under $1000 are going to be good out to...
Forum: Traditional 10-21-2016, 12:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,503
Posted By nokturnal85
congrats!

congrats!
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-17-2016, 08:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,726
Posted By nokturnal85
Moore Plantation. Ive seen 5 deer in 4 days of...

Moore Plantation. Ive seen 5 deer in 4 days of hunting since opening weekend.
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