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Forum: Around the Campfire 04-05-2020, 08:37 PM
Replies: 34
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Been a long time since I got into a batch of seed...

Been a long time since I got into a batch of seed ticks...Now since someone mentioned it, I probably will...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-05-2020, 08:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,244
Posted By softpoint
On the farm here, it's usually some sort of...

On the farm here, it's usually some sort of revolver. I still take an auto when I'm traveling, though.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-05-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,308
Posted By softpoint
This^^ And high volume isn't even always needed....

This^^ And high volume isn't even always needed. Plenty of departed souls in WWII took a single .30/06 or 8mm Mauser through the upper torso. And neither the 9mm or the .45acp were designed with the...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-05-2020, 08:36 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,308
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9mm FMJ and .45 FMJ have been used in FAR more...

9mm FMJ and .45 FMJ have been used in FAR more encounters than all the rest of the calibers/hollowpoints, etc. put together. In two world wars, by both sides, and nearly every other military conflict...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-03-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,512
Posted By softpoint
I used to mix Remedy, Reclaim, and water for...

I used to mix Remedy, Reclaim, and water for small mesquite. Have to cover all the foliage, though. That mix would undoubtedly defoilate and kill ivy. The stronger Remedy mixes, (15-25%) with diesel...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 03-31-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,567
Posted By softpoint
Looks like about $40 a round. ...

Looks like about $40 a round. https://www.cdvs.us/product-category/large-bore/20mm/ammo-20mm/
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 03-30-2020, 06:04 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,567
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If your neighbor has a .50BMG, then you should...

If your neighbor has a .50BMG, then you should out do him a little, couple of companies making these now. I think they have to have a stamp. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anzio_20mm_rifle
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 03-30-2020, 02:18 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,567
Posted By softpoint
I've played with two of them. Neither one was...

I've played with two of them. Neither one was mine. One was a real .50 Browning MG that had been converted to semi auto. The thumb or "butterfly" triggers were how you fired it though, and it could...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-29-2020, 07:10 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,712
Posted By softpoint
Always.

Always.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 03-28-2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,264
Posted By softpoint
Either one. If it were me, whichever was lighter...

Either one. If it were me, whichever was lighter and easier to carry. Pays to remember that the grizzly bear nearly became extinct in the lower 48 states because of the .30/30 Winchester.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 03-28-2020, 12:37 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,636
Posted By softpoint
One so called "expert" penned an article in a...

One so called "expert" penned an article in a shooting magazine years ago that claimed a lawyer might find a way to hold a person accountable for using handloaded ammunition in a defense situation....
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-26-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,565
Posted By softpoint
Yep, hot grease would kill it...But I still...

Yep, hot grease would kill it...But I still couldn't eat it, 'cause I can't un-see that....
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-24-2020, 02:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 794
Posted By softpoint
That is correct, and the instances (and there are...

That is correct, and the instances (and there are a few) of people shooting themselves in the arse with their Glock was because they inadvertently left their finger in the trigger guard while...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-24-2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 794
Posted By softpoint
I carry my Freedom Arms revolvers with the hammer...

I carry my Freedom Arms revolvers with the hammer down between the chambers.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-24-2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 794
Posted By softpoint
Single action Colts and early Ruger single...

Single action Colts and early Ruger single actions that haven't been upgraded are the only revolvers that I am aware of that can go off by a blow to the hammer. Neither of those are commonly carried...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-23-2020, 07:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 629
Posted By softpoint
If it moves, tax it....

If it moves, tax it....
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 03-22-2020, 08:56 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 6,947
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Not sure, but other places that have put that...

Not sure, but other places that have put that kind of restrictions in place will let people go get food and essential items. Everyone is warned to use hand sanitizer, and stay a distance from other...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-21-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,190
Posted By softpoint
We use it on our garden, all you can get now is...

We use it on our garden, all you can get now is the 5%. It's pretty cheap, and keeps most of the bugs off. The 10% was much better, but they quit selling it.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-20-2020, 08:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,790
Posted By softpoint
The word you usually look for is projection....

The word you usually look for is projection....
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-20-2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,790
Posted By softpoint
Go to Long John Silver's tonight. It will...

Go to Long John Silver's tonight. It will trivialize the effects of the Mexican food....
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 03-17-2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,047
Posted By softpoint
The reason I'd stick with the Creedmoor or...

The reason I'd stick with the Creedmoor or something similar is not only more economical for standard die sets and brass, some of the really overbore capacity rounds will likely eat a barrel in about...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-17-2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,066
Posted By softpoint
Open carry is a definite deterrent. While someone...

Open carry is a definite deterrent. While someone might be able to cite an exception, most places won't get robbed in the first place if there are open carriers present. Most perps don't want a shoot...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-17-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,305
Posted By softpoint
Individual cases don't tell a lot. It's easy to...

Individual cases don't tell a lot. It's easy to say that "at this point" it's not a pandemic. Because it's really not. But a lot of countries, not just the USA, seem to think the disease has...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-16-2020, 08:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,105
Posted By softpoint
I don't often drink beer, so it's not a problem....

I don't often drink beer, so it's not a problem. I have been concerned over my whiskey supply though...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 03-16-2020, 08:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 291
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I have had several .220's over the last 50 years....

I have had several .220's over the last 50 years. Always with 26 inch barrels. I wouldn't want a Swift with anything shorter than 24 inch. I would likely just use a .223 for any barrel shorter than...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 03-16-2020, 08:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,047
Posted By softpoint
I'd go 6.5 for the stated use you are designating...

I'd go 6.5 for the stated use you are designating that rifle for.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-15-2020, 08:33 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,539
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Absolutely. Texas produces enough to trade for...

Absolutely. Texas produces enough to trade for any shortcomings. It's not like Texas would be surrounded by hostile enemies. With the agricultural land and the seaports, Texas could make it even...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-14-2020, 10:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,179
Posted By softpoint
Water snakes, and "rat" or "chicken" snakes...

Water snakes, and "rat" or "chicken" snakes aren't venomous, but will bite, and their mouth is septic.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-14-2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,181
Posted By softpoint
If I had to have meat, I'd kill small game first....

If I had to have meat, I'd kill small game first. If there was no electricity, most of a deer would go to waste. Don't need much meat, anyway, beans and rice, gravy mix, pancake and biscuit mix all...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-12-2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 465
Posted By softpoint
That is probably close. I'm looking at having a...

That is probably close. I'm looking at having a new well drilled in about a month, and I think the quote listed the pump and related parts about 2900. Not sure what all that included without going...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 03-12-2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,278
Posted By softpoint
Somehow, everyone buying tons of toilet paper and...

Somehow, everyone buying tons of toilet paper and little or no food seems kind of like putting the cart before the horse...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 03-11-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,442
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A recession caused by a pandemic won't beat...

A recession caused by a pandemic won't beat Trump. Anyone who somehow thinks Trump caused it wasn't going to vote for him anyway. Democrats will step in it yet again by trying to politicize this.
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 03-11-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,442
Posted By softpoint
What I think...

What I think...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 03-11-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,741
Posted By softpoint
One of my first jobs was at a automobile...

One of my first jobs was at a automobile electrical repair shop, around 1968. Tools were Weller soldering gun, Kester 60/40 rosin core solder, wire cutters (dikes) and a pocket knife. Along with...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-07-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 497
Posted By softpoint
Straight up 4x. Easier to find than the 2x and 3x...

Straight up 4x. Easier to find than the 2x and 3x glass. But I'd leave the barrel 18" on a 30/06.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 03-05-2020, 10:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 714
Posted By softpoint
The 6mm is .243 bore, and the 6.5 is .264. JES...

The 6mm is .243 bore, and the 6.5 is .264. JES does re-boring, but i do not know if he bores the 6.5. Other than boring to 6.5, your friend would have to re- bore, and re-chamber to a larger...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 03-04-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,343
Posted By softpoint
Gun rights have made progress, too over the...

Gun rights have made progress, too over the years. I can remember when you had to sign for .22 ammo, and there was virtually no way to legally carry a handgun in your vehicle. The burden of proof was...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-29-2020, 09:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 285
Posted By softpoint
If you have the wire insulated from the water,...

If you have the wire insulated from the water, running above the water, you bet it will work...lol.. your cows may learn to tread water...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-24-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,163
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I like the looks of #1s, but if were to buy one,...

I like the looks of #1s, but if were to buy one, I'd just get a "standard" hunting caliber, and get a sportier weight, or even an international model. And I'd be happy if it were 2MOA then. I've...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-22-2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,003
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I haves friend that has had one for a long time....

I haves friend that has had one for a long time. He likes his. It's small, but it fits his needs pretty well. He has had no issues with it.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-12-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,002
Posted By softpoint
My folks, (Swiss) used to make something similar,...

My folks, (Swiss) used to make something similar, they called it head cheese
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-12-2020, 02:08 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,456
Posted By softpoint
I have a 2012. I don't have a lot of miles on...

I have a 2012. I don't have a lot of miles on mine,yet, and i only pull trailers occasionally, I have a boat that weighs about 3500, and have pulled a heavy duty utility trailer twice with it that...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-06-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 921
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Diamond hone, or sandpaper on a pad, followed by...

Diamond hone, or sandpaper on a pad, followed by double sided leather covered board strop, with black compound on one side and green on the finish side. Edges that can split hairs lengthwise are...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-04-2020, 04:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 388
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Scott Rhino, I was using another brand, in a...

Scott Rhino, I was using another brand, in a caliper style and it was eating up a D loop about every 2 weeks. Switched to the Rhino, and the D loops will likely last as long as the string.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-04-2020, 04:48 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,796
Posted By softpoint
I have a good friend who works for a very big...

I have a good friend who works for a very big nationwide company. They let them choose their work trucks, usually getting a new one every three years. Except they cannot choose Ford because of the...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-30-2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 405
Posted By softpoint
I don't have one, but that forend that the midway...

I don't have one, but that forend that the midway link goes to looks handy, and cord free/ ..
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-29-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 530
Posted By softpoint
CBE Tek Hybrid. Have them on both bows. 3 pin,...

CBE Tek Hybrid. Have them on both bows. 3 pin, bottom pin is slider. Tried single pin, it was good on targets, not so great for hunting.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-28-2020, 08:26 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 7,002
Posted By softpoint
Whatever I'm wearing here on the ranch on a given...

Whatever I'm wearing here on the ranch on a given day will be what goes wit me. Shirt tail out to cover it. Glock20, GP100 in .44Special, or, today, Ruger Alaskan,.44mag. are some regular carry...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-25-2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,433
Posted By softpoint
Lightweight .300 Savage bolt gun? There aren't...

Lightweight .300 Savage bolt gun? There aren't many .30 options besides .308 on the short action, and you already have a .300WM...But there aren't many factory ammo options for the .300 Savage. And...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-25-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,158
Posted By softpoint
You've got most of the bases covered. maybe a...

You've got most of the bases covered. maybe a lightweight lever carbine fitted with a good receiver sight for a "walking around rifle" Or out of the ones listed, if big stuff was on the menu, the...
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