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Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 05:43 PM
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Posted By Jethro
Koi eat duckweed like crazy. Whenever we buy...

Koi eat duckweed like crazy. Whenever we buy pond plants that have some on it, our koi go around eating it up like candy. I used to grow some up in the top of our filter to scoop out and feed them...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) Yesterday, 05:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 388
Posted By Jethro
If you can make 42-42.5 that will be high node...

If you can make 42-42.5 that will be high node for sure with a 143. Some folks can't make that node. Mostly that happens with factory barreled rifles, but some customs too. If you can't make high...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) Yesterday, 02:03 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,514
Posted By Jethro
Very good advice there. I had forgotten about...

Very good advice there. I had forgotten about those two. They deserve a serous look.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) Yesterday, 02:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 388
Posted By Jethro
For sure. Finding a node where you expect it...

For sure. Finding a node where you expect it after carefully working up is one thing. Jumping straight to that by just assuming is something totally different.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) Yesterday, 12:34 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,514
Posted By Jethro
The old Swift is a classic, I have had several of...

The old Swift is a classic, I have had several of them. But the semi-rimmed case is a PITA, and the body taper makes for lots of case stretching and trimming.

If I were doing a 22 centerfire for...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) Yesterday, 12:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 388
Posted By Jethro
My rifle (Jon Beanland built R-700 with a...

My rifle (Jon Beanland built R-700 with a Bartlein barrel) likes 42.3 of H-4350 with the 143 ELD-X, CCI BR-2, OAL of 2.810 and Hornady brass. No pressure problems in my rifle. I know that is over...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-15-2017, 08:56 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,305
Posted By Jethro
Dance Moms Teen Mom Bachelor/Bachelorette

Dance Moms
Teen Mom
Bachelor/Bachelorette
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-13-2017, 12:15 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 14,407
Posted By Jethro
I went out Friday morning and rattled some before...

I went out Friday morning and rattled some before the wind got up too bad. First stand I rattled up a decent 8 right out of the box, he was very interested. He worked 270 degrees around me for...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-13-2017, 09:05 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,070
Posted By Jethro
Wellington is in again n 2A, probably primed for...

Wellington is in again n 2A, probably primed for another deep run in the playoffs. We play Shamrock this Thursday at Shamrock. Since they are only 26 miles away though, not really a neutral field...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-09-2017, 09:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 892
Posted By Jethro
Shoot the Partition. Better choice.

Shoot the Partition. Better choice.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-09-2017, 08:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 666
Posted By Jethro
I wear a Bigfoot gun belt. ...

I wear a Bigfoot gun belt.

http://gunbelts.com/gun-belts
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-08-2017, 12:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 551
Posted By Jethro
Excellent video. Thank you very much for posting...

Excellent video. Thank you very much for posting that.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-06-2017, 08:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 334
Posted By Jethro
The conversion might go against it if we were...

The conversion might go against it if we were talking a larger case that was overbore pretty badly to begin with. Like 243 or 22-250. To my way of thinking though the 223 is a small enough case...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-02-2017, 05:33 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 14,407
Posted By Jethro
I think a lot of the DQ's had really gone...

I think a lot of the DQ's had really gone downhill in the last 5 years. I know ours had for sure. I'm not saying they were a great place to eat. Just that in some of these small towns there...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-02-2017, 02:31 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 14,407
Posted By Jethro
Anyone expecting to eat at the Dairy Queen in...

Anyone expecting to eat at the Dairy Queen in Wellington, Shamrock or Claude can forget it. They got the word they were closing on Monday, Tuesday they were closed and the signs were coming down. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-02-2017, 12:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,430
Posted By Jethro
Excellent. Just ordered a softside 20 in pink...

Excellent. Just ordered a softside 20 in pink for my wife as part of her Christmas. She travels a lot, it will be perfect for her.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-02-2017, 11:52 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,098
Posted By Jethro
This is the best stuff I have ever used.

This is the best stuff I have ever used.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-02-2017, 11:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 334
Posted By Jethro
No need for Lapua brass, LC is fine. Like I...

No need for Lapua brass, LC is fine. Like I said, just trying to make some dummy rounds so I know it will feed fine before I jump in. If Sendit doesn't find any I will holler at you McClain. I...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-02-2017, 08:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 334
Posted By Jethro
The rifle is a little cut down CZ-527 n 223. My...

The rifle is a little cut down CZ-527 n 223. My daughter shoots it for everything from jackrabbits to deer. The original barrel was a 12 twist, she would shoot 40's or 50's for varmints, and then I...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-01-2017, 06:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 334
Posted By Jethro
That is fine, I have some time on this project. ...

That is fine, I have some time on this project. It is on my daughters rifle and I am not doing anything with it until after she shoots her buck this season. She can keep shooting it as-is until I...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-01-2017, 05:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 334
Posted By Jethro
Need a few 223 AI cases

I am about to do a re-barrel on my CZ-527, and thinking of having the new barrel punched out to 223 AI instead of the standard 223. Before I do that though I want to make up a few dummy rounds and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-26-2017, 12:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,560
Posted By Jethro
Girls especially need that time with their dads. ...

Girls especially need that time with their dads. My boys (they are grown now) it was always more about the killing and hunting, my daughter it is more about the time. She makes it clear it is "our...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-26-2017, 10:12 AM
Replies: 378
Views: 14,407
Posted By Jethro
If it was me I would try this evening. Me...

If it was me I would try this evening.

Me and my daughter should be out at Quail hunting Saturday evening for youth weekend. I think it will be pretty good then, and more importantly the wind...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-25-2017, 04:52 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 14,407
Posted By Jethro
What county are you hunting? For...

What county are you hunting?

For Collingsworth County the forecast for Thursday evening at 6 pm is 67 degrees with a N wind at 16-18 mph. For Friday morning at 7 am it is forecasted 41 degrees...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-25-2017, 10:53 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 6,838
Posted By Jethro
Me and my daughter dusted a few up a couple weeks...

Me and my daughter dusted a few up a couple weeks ago.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-24-2017, 08:35 AM
Replies: 378
Views: 14,407
Posted By Jethro
Friday is going to be a cold windy son-of-a-gun. ...

Friday is going to be a cold windy son-of-a-gun. Weatherbug shows a high of 55 and a low of 32, with 20+ mph winds all day. That should get them started moving. May be a good weekend to hunt...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-19-2017, 09:32 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,091
Posted By Jethro
This post I like. I agree with Dale completely. ...

This post I like. I agree with Dale completely. Then again I like things that are off the beaten path.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-18-2017, 05:26 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,091
Posted By Jethro
For sure I would google up 257 Roberts brass and...

For sure I would google up 257 Roberts brass and see if you are happy with brass prices and availability before you decide to buy one. Seriously. Not saying you can't find it, but it dang sure...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-18-2017, 02:57 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,091
Posted By Jethro
I have both a 257 Roberts and 25-06. I like them...

I have both a 257 Roberts and 25-06. I like them both. For general use I like the Roberts, even though the 25-06 has more punch when you really need it.

Main problem with the 257 is brass...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-17-2017, 11:23 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,485
Posted By Jethro
I have shot half a dozen using either the CEB 45...

I have shot half a dozen using either the CEB 45 Raptor or the old discontinued Nosler 60 grain solid base. My daughter has shot several more using that old Nosler 60 as well. We are out of those...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-16-2017, 08:57 AM
Replies: 378
Views: 14,407
Posted By Jethro
We just started this plot back up about...

We just started this plot back up about mid-summer this year after it laying out about 5 years, so it is still a little weedy. Burned down weeds with gly in July, Johnsongrass was head high. Mid...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-12-2017, 04:17 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 14,407
Posted By Jethro
Personal Safety Advisory: Anyone coming to...

Personal Safety Advisory:

Anyone coming to Collingsworth County the next weekend or two to hunt needs to bring at least Thermacell or a high quality bug suit. The last week or so the skeeters...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-12-2017, 02:22 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,462
Posted By Jethro
I was laughing at that, but wasn't going to say...

I was laughing at that, but wasn't going to say anything...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-12-2017, 12:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,462
Posted By Jethro
Sounds like a good plan then. Maybe you can help...

Sounds like a good plan then. Maybe you can help get him his hunters ed next time it comes around, then he will be set for whatever comes his way later in life. Good on you for helping him out!
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-12-2017, 11:46 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,462
Posted By Jethro
Kids are prone to changing their mind about...

Kids are prone to changing their mind about things. Sure, you may be on a depredation hunt and intend on letting them lay. But say Jr shoots his first one, wants to keep it or haul it to go show...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-11-2017, 11:59 AM
Replies: 378
Views: 14,407
Posted By Jethro
Lemme see, i planted my tricale about 3-4 weeks...

Lemme see, i planted my tricale about 3-4 weeks ago, and overseeded my brassica mix into it maybe 10-12 days ago. Really I like to plant my fall plots mid-late September, whenever I get the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-11-2017, 10:00 AM
Replies: 378
Views: 14,407
Posted By Jethro
Some places deer hammer brassicas, some places...

Some places deer hammer brassicas, some places they don't. Depends on food sources and what they are used to. Usually I plant mine a little later so that they aren't so stemmy and rank during...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-10-2017, 11:14 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,705
Posted By Jethro
That was interesting going back and reading your...

That was interesting going back and reading your throwback thread. I guess I probably met you the first time a year or two after that move, but didn't really know the back story. You had lots of...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-04-2017, 05:11 PM
Replies: 2,361
Views: 234,711
Posted By Jethro
:D She gets to play with that stuff plenty. I...

:D She gets to play with that stuff plenty. I made up for it the next day anyways. We went calling and killed 4 coyotes, she got her first with the CZ-527. We tripled on that stand, both of our...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-04-2017, 03:12 PM
Replies: 2,361
Views: 234,711
Posted By Jethro
I will just throw this up for giggles. I was in...

I will just throw this up for giggles. I was in front of my house the other night getting my external IR illuminator co-witnessed correctly with my Photon 6.5x50. My daughter was out there with me...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-04-2017, 12:35 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 14,407
Posted By Jethro
It's been a good year for sure. That is my...

It's been a good year for sure. That is my second triple this year. The one earlier this spring was a solo triple, and those are really rare for me. On that stand I called a pair and killed both,...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-04-2017, 11:26 AM
Replies: 378
Views: 14,407
Posted By Jethro
The last 2 weeks have been good to us for sure...

The last 2 weeks have been good to us for sure Clark.

Of course, you didn't do too shabby yourself.

To top it off, when we went out to work to field dress my sons doe, there was a beautiful...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-04-2017, 09:53 AM
Replies: 378
Views: 14,407
Posted By Jethro
Well, nothing super fancy but I am proud of my...

Well, nothing super fancy but I am proud of my son.

After my father passed away 4 years ago my oldest son decided he was going to learn to shoot his grandfathers bow, with the ulitmate goal of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-02-2017, 05:51 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,705
Posted By Jethro
Congrats man! I was really hoping to see you...

Congrats man! I was really hoping to see you connect on a good one this season, and you did!

I was gonna come out and see you, but my daughter had plans for us to go coyote calling instead. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-28-2017, 02:14 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 14,407
Posted By Jethro
Samnorwood/Quail/Marilla didn't get as much rain...

Samnorwood/Quail/Marilla didn't get as much rain as we did here in town. Total those places is probably 4"-5". Here in town more like 7"-8" since Sunday morning. We got 5" in town on Monday alone....
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-28-2017, 12:42 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 14,407
Posted By Jethro
I am leaving our bowhunting spot for my son. He...

I am leaving our bowhunting spot for my son. He will probably be in Sun/Mon to give it a shot. Not sure what I have going this weekend, but may have to give you a holler Clark. Or might see you...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-27-2017, 05:31 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 14,407
Posted By Jethro
I got home from pig/varmint hunting down at Ozona...

I got home from pig/varmint hunting down at Ozona about middle of Sunday afternoon. With the forecast we had I knew I had to get seed slung out on my food plot. It has been way to dry to plant up...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-27-2017, 04:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 191
Posted By Jethro
18" 223 on this one. ...

18" 223 on this one.

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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-25-2017, 08:25 AM
Replies: 2,361
Views: 234,711
Posted By Jethro
Drove up on this big boy down south of Ozona this...

Drove up on this big boy down south of Ozona this weekend. First hog kill with my Photon 6.5x50. Was kind of concerned about being able to get the Photon turned on and into play quick rolling out...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-07-2017, 03:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 336
Posted By Jethro
Ok, so several updates here. First, my cover...

Ok, so several updates here.

First, my cover DOES have the circle that pops out, and shooting with it out is much better during the day. With just the pinhole the image was not focused very good,...
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