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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) Yesterday, 11:37 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,040
Posted By Balcones_Walker
It's not considered overkill for Aoudads, which...

It's not considered overkill for Aoudads, which OP mentioned. And of course Nilgai, elk, silk etc would be just fine.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) Yesterday, 11:36 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,040
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Hells Canyon. The Tikkas I like don't come in...

Hells Canyon. The Tikkas I like don't come in 300wm.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) Yesterday, 11:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 567
Posted By Balcones_Walker
I like Seekins or LaRue. Personally I don't care...

I like Seekins or LaRue. Personally I don't care for the ARC design (single bolt, torqued hard).
Forum: Recipes Yesterday, 11:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 326
Posted By Balcones_Walker
This... easy enough to mix it after for whatever...

This... easy enough to mix it after for whatever you're making.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-14-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By Balcones_Walker
H4350 shoots well in most rifles. Reloder 26 will...

H4350 shoots well in most rifles. Reloder 26 will magically turn some 6.5 Creedmoors into a 6.5PRC, but others don't shoot it quite as well.

143 ELD-X are good performers at any range / any game.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-12-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,336
Posted By Balcones_Walker
A consideration, you don't always have to high...

A consideration, you don't always have to high fence the whole place to fence out those 10-40 acre plots. Sometimes fencing just one side will keep the (still wild) management animals where they need...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-11-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 473
Posted By Balcones_Walker
This time around I'm right at 8 months and still...

This time around I'm right at 8 months and still waiting here.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-11-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,504
Posted By Balcones_Walker
But it isn't a "TIFU..." thread, it's a bragging...

But it isn't a "TIFU..." thread, it's a bragging thread.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-11-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 488
Posted By Balcones_Walker
As they say, there's no replacement for...

As they say, there's no replacement for displacement. :)

What we're really talking about is producing wound channels that have the depth and shockwave needed to near-instantly kill the animal...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-11-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,504
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Exactly. I physically cringed reading it.

Exactly. I physically cringed reading it.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-10-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,708
Posted By Balcones_Walker
No idea what the story is, but I will admit I...

No idea what the story is, but I will admit I have wandered 400+ yards from where I thought I was while walking the ranch in the dark, including crossing a 4x4 road I didn't realize I had crossed. I...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-09-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 698
Posted By Balcones_Walker
I've seen some BIG hogs DRT with plain old 5.56...

I've seen some BIG hogs DRT with plain old 5.56 in the vitals. I'd be much more comfortable with it than subsonic 300.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-09-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 873
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Boyd's stocks look nice but they're heavy, adding...

Boyd's stocks look nice but they're heavy, adding a couple of pounds to the rifle. A Ruger American is the best of that list in my opinion, but for what you describe (mentioning weight) I'd look at a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-09-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,299
Posted By Balcones_Walker
+1 Glynn helped us find our place, and every year...

+1 Glynn helped us find our place, and every year I keep saying "this is the good old days" and it keeps getting better. I don't hunt trophy whitetail though, and frankly if I did I'd be...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-08-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 698
Posted By Balcones_Walker
I'm sure you've read about the majority of us who...

I'm sure you've read about the majority of us who own this set up (suppressed, subsonic 300BLK) but do not use it on hogs because the terminal performance is not good (even as close as 50 yds).
...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-04-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 570
Posted By Balcones_Walker
I wouldn't worry about the recoil of 6.5 PRC, or...

I wouldn't worry about the recoil of 6.5 PRC, or about the noise/draft from a brake as long as you aren't using it at a range. Suppressors are great too.

I would be worried about collecting...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-03-2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,409
Posted By Balcones_Walker
This too. If you wouldn't want to eat it on your...

This too. If you wouldn't want to eat it on your plate, don't put it in your sausage.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-03-2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,409
Posted By Balcones_Walker
I do 40/40/20 in my sausage with wild boar and...

I do 40/40/20 in my sausage with wild boar and domestic pork fat. Comes out great.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-02-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,770
Posted By Balcones_Walker
I'd wait and see. Usually these things have a way...

I'd wait and see. Usually these things have a way of working out.

I'd also rather shoot a wild 130 over a HF 180, but that part is just like my opinion, man.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-02-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 997
Posted By Balcones_Walker
I love my Fierce. I like the base Hells Canyon...

I love my Fierce. I like the base Hells Canyon Speed too, but on the upgraded model personally I don't prefer the big palm swell on McMillan stocks; I recommend you hold one if you're considering it.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-02-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,190
Posted By Balcones_Walker
For the perfect backstrap: sous vide at 120...

For the perfect backstrap: sous vide at 120 degrees for 4-6 hours. Chill in the refrigerator. Pat very dry. Blowtorch it black, slice it thin, and salt liberally with a flake salt like malden.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-15-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,369
Posted By Balcones_Walker
I would choose the goWild, personally. The...

I would choose the goWild, personally. The differences are worth the difference in cost to me.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-14-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,465
Posted By Balcones_Walker
This 1. It puts *ideal* wound channels in...

This

1. It puts *ideal* wound channels in the deer, pigs, and exotics we hunt. I wouldn't want it to hit any harder or softer for general hunting.

2. The recoil is right up to the line where...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-12-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 517
Views: 30,768
Posted By Balcones_Walker
An ultralight hunter sounds very interesting.

An ultralight hunter sounds very interesting.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-12-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,234
Posted By Balcones_Walker
And curiously for many Weatherby cartridges, the...

And curiously for many Weatherby cartridges, the only available factory ammo is Weatherby factory ammo, at the low low price of $4/round.

I believe they are earnest in their recommendation, but I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-12-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 504
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Pheasant is at its best in heavier dishes. It...

Pheasant is at its best in heavier dishes. It won't break down after being simmered awhile like chicken, and it has enough flavor to hold its own. I use it a lot in Indian dishes - curries are...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-12-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 258
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Vortex Ranger 1800

Vortex Ranger 1800
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-12-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 995
Posted By Balcones_Walker
As others have stated, get into it for accuracy,...

As others have stated, get into it for accuracy, not for money. By the time you've dialed in the bullet/powder/neck bushing/primer that is ideal for your gun, you'll get a few hundred rounds through...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-12-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 559
Posted By Balcones_Walker
As long as you full-length size you should be...

As long as you full-length size you should be fine.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-11-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,314
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Honestly it seems to me a good way to ruin a kid...

Honestly it seems to me a good way to ruin a kid on hunting would be to wound an animal using a marginal cartridge. I also don't think my 7 year old is ready for any of that though, so my perspective...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-07-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 43,543
Posted By Balcones_Walker
I wouldn't be worried about the break in...

I wouldn't be worried about the break in procedure; I would be worried about the scope / rings. The 6.5 RAPs seem to consistently shine with ELD-X and mine's no exception. Good luck getting it dialed...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-05-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 556
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Another. For that price point they're unbeatable.

Another. For that price point they're unbeatable.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-03-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By Balcones_Walker
I have a lot of fun chasing them up the road in...

I have a lot of fun chasing them up the road in Edwards.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-30-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 951
Posted By Balcones_Walker
I prefer the glass in the Razor HDs to my lower...

I prefer the glass in the Razor HDs to my lower end Zeiss'. I also prefer the ergonomics and of course the warranty.

Leupold makes a great scope, otherwise I'm a convert to Vortex's high end stuff.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-29-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 931
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Personally I like to keep my temperature down in...

Personally I like to keep my temperature down in the 50-52 range, which is a little colder than this will get.

As others have mentioned, a modified dorm fridge with a plug in humidity controller...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-29-2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,120
Posted By Balcones_Walker
I'll go against the grain: I use them on some...

I'll go against the grain: I use them on some guns (under 20"), don't on others. Especially since getting amplified shooting ear buds it's not as big a deal.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-29-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 614
Posted By Balcones_Walker
This seems obvious, but the axis will always be...

This seems obvious, but the axis will always be somewhere. They also don't shed and grow antlers in an annual cycle the same way whitetail do. They do have waves, but they also always have some that...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-28-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,976
Posted By Balcones_Walker
For me: 1. When you see something you want on...

For me:
1. When you see something you want on the gamecam and plan your hunt around targeting it, and then it actually shows up - never gets old.
2. Introducing friends/family to hunting.
3. Low...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-28-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,492
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Ruger American Predator. Mine is upgraded all to...

Ruger American Predator. Mine is upgraded all to heck at this point because the core barreled action shoots lights out.

PS I like the Hells Canyon too, but it's not a shorter, lighter .308 gun,...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-28-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 926
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Beautiful gun.

Beautiful gun.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-26-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 568
Posted By Balcones_Walker
I was recently looking at this, considered Tikka...

I was recently looking at this, considered Tikka T3x or a jump up to a GAP Gladius.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-26-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,107
Posted By Balcones_Walker
I'm a fan of Fierce rifles right now. Their...

I'm a fan of Fierce rifles right now. Their carbon monte carlo is my favorite this side of Manners.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-24-2018, 12:19 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,584
Posted By Balcones_Walker
It's like they say, if you hear one shot, they...

It's like they say, if you hear one shot, they definitely got something. Two, probably. Three or more? Who knows.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-24-2018, 12:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 639
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Been happy with Hornady in creedmoor, 3+ loadings...

Been happy with Hornady in creedmoor, 3+ loadings so far.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-21-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,382
Posted By Balcones_Walker
We need to talk our brethren out of this "one gun...

We need to talk our brethren out of this "one gun to do it all" nonsense. 6.5 Creed and 300 WM are a perfect combination, because you could just about always make a case that one is better than the...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-21-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 782
Posted By Balcones_Walker
A .22 will kill an elephant, that doesn't make it...

A .22 will kill an elephant, that doesn't make it the right tool for the job.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-21-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 706
Posted By Balcones_Walker
I like the 4", myself. My favorite handgun.

I like the 4", myself. My favorite handgun.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-19-2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 312
Posted By Balcones_Walker
MDT all day for me. Or the new Magpul.

MDT all day for me. Or the new Magpul.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-19-2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 471
Posted By Balcones_Walker
The barrel has a weird threading pattern. If you...

The barrel has a weird threading pattern. If you plan to suppress it you'll likely need an adapter. It's doable, but you asked for feedback.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-13-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,305
Posted By Balcones_Walker
My first thought. There's a common cartridge...

My first thought. There's a common cartridge right in between those.
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