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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-18-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 421
Posted By DesertDug
Had a 20" barrel on my .270 which i just changed...

Had a 20" barrel on my .270 which i just changed out to 25". Shoots lights out now. You will loose velocity with shorter barrel which might be counter productive to the round.

The 25" barrel...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-17-2018, 08:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 519
Posted By DesertDug
Thanks guys

Thanks guys
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-17-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,414
Posted By DesertDug
2x4 on the plates with iso bird insulation. Run...

2x4 on the plates with iso bird insulation. Run wiring and drywall. I do not have any pictures available but thats how I built on out in the desert for someone.

Best to build a second roof on the...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-17-2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 108
Posted By DesertDug
good deal. I wished all the hunts were not drawn...

good deal. I wished all the hunts were not drawn hunts there. Beautiful country.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-17-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 519
Posted By DesertDug
Glad to hear that. I by no means am a gunsmith,...

Glad to hear that. I by no means am a gunsmith, and was not even sure what to do, but with the help of Randy and searching on the site i figured it all out.

I highly encourage anyone with the...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-17-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 519
Posted By DesertDug
I agree, as they do not come up as often as some...

I agree, as they do not come up as often as some of the other custom barrel makers but they are gaining notoriety.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-17-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 519
Posted By DesertDug
first time doing this much work to a bolt gun. I...

first time doing this much work to a bolt gun. I had never did any bedding or pilers before.
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 09-17-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,259
Posted By DesertDug
Hummmmm, does this have any connection. ...

Hummmmm, does this have any connection.

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/trump-administration-send-message-us-091629437.html

Government alert system to be tested this Thursday for the first time.
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-17-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,037
Posted By DesertDug
one may make it down here this weekend. Seems...

one may make it down here this weekend. Seems early to me.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-17-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,027
Posted By DesertDug
well done.

well done.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-17-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 519
Posted By DesertDug
here is the link which does not work in OP, which...

here is the link which does not work in OP, which will not let me edit?

http://www.savageshooters.com/showthread.php?61854-110e-270-build-help
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-17-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 519
Posted By DesertDug
very impressed with the X-caliber barrel! These ...

very impressed with the X-caliber barrel! These groups were loads i had developed for the old barrel so it may be able to shoot even better.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-17-2018, 07:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 519
Posted By DesertDug
.270 win build

Just finished up my build.

x-caliber 25" 416R Stainless Steel, light puma contour, 1:10 Twist 5R Groove w/ 11 degree crown, cryogenic treated.

Bedded action. Boyd's stock.

Details of the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-14-2018, 09:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,479
Posted By DesertDug
Otter, river otter that is my guess.

Otter, river otter that is my guess.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-14-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 910
Posted By DesertDug
in to watch after work.

in to watch after work.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-12-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 9,148
Posted By DesertDug
To go to the lease this weekend or wait till...

To go to the lease this weekend or wait till next. Like to get all feeders topped off before the opener and typically 2 weeks before, but the rain has me thinking. Who is headed out to there lease...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-12-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,442
Posted By DesertDug
shoots are 85 yards or so. I tend to find the...

shoots are 85 yards or so. I tend to find the best shooting/ potential hunting built and stick with it for Deer, hogs etc. This way I am not needing to adjust my scope all the time to the bullet. I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-12-2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 672
Posted By DesertDug
There great fun even if you can't play it right

There great fun even if you can't play it right
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-10-2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,712
Posted By DesertDug
Not fun, I can say this with first hand...

Not fun, I can say this with first hand experience!
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-10-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,442
Posted By DesertDug
gonna give it a go again this weekend, head shots...

gonna give it a go again this weekend, head shots only!
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-09-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,093
Posted By DesertDug
I have the same results as you, well almost never...

I have the same results as you, well almost never did recover them. 3 in all. TTSX TTSX bullet .308 ar. No blood. Ear hole is what everybody was telling me to shoot for.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 09-08-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,198
Posted By DesertDug
Ya that's slick. Great work.

Ya that's slick. Great work.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-08-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,442
Posted By DesertDug
Agreed, this makes for an easy hog to find.

Agreed, this makes for an easy hog to find.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 09-07-2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By DesertDug
In for more info. We tried last year spring and...

In for more info. We tried last year spring and seeded 2 pounds, hand planted 1" below soil, and some hand broadcast. Did around a 1/4 acre area. We had some come up, but not many. The ones that...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 09-05-2018, 09:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 682
Posted By DesertDug
Great work brother.

Great work brother.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-04-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 9,148
Posted By DesertDug
No bucks yet, a couple of my resident does with...

No bucks yet, a couple of my resident does with fawns and lots of hogs. Got rid of 3 hogs these last two weekends. thought they might stay away after being shot at, but they came right back. Saving...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-04-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,021
Posted By DesertDug
traveled that area but not me...

traveled that area but not me...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-04-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,442
Posted By DesertDug
what are the thoughts on Nosler BT hunters vs...

what are the thoughts on Nosler BT hunters vs accubond. Are the Accurbond bullets gonna have similar results as the TTSX? I want expansion with lots of blood to follow.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-04-2018, 06:16 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,752
Posted By DesertDug
Chuck T's.

Chuck T's.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-03-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,442
Posted By DesertDug
Feeder is 87 yards. I had work my load up for...

Feeder is 87 yards. I had work my load up for the 168 gr since my 16" gasser seems to like the heavier bullets.

Maybe I should just start bringing the .556 and ear hole them. That gun loves 55...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-03-2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,442
Posted By DesertDug
Not set on Barnes, not any more anyway. The ones...

Not set on Barnes, not any more anyway. The ones I have rolled and waiting to be rolled, well may try the head or shoulder shoot with them.

I want a bid blood trail or dead where they stand. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-03-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,993
Posted By DesertDug
REI has eno camo for sale as well for 1/2 price...

REI has eno camo for sale as well for 1/2 price or something.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-03-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,993
Posted By DesertDug
As others have said, sleep on a diagonal. ...

As others have said, sleep on a diagonal. Stomach, side, back all can be achieved.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-03-2018, 08:50 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,993
Posted By DesertDug
Best sleep you will have in the woods. Under...

Best sleep you will have in the woods. Under blanket a must in cold. Your whole sleeping set up will be light and compact. My only issue i have had is sometimes there are no trees around to hang it.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 09-03-2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,966
Posted By DesertDug
Fixing to do the same to my savage 110. Here...

Fixing to do the same to my savage 110.

Here is a thread on savage shoots on my build and information I am collecting on the process.
...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-03-2018, 07:48 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,442
Posted By DesertDug
Thanks for all replies, may I can get my...

Thanks for all replies, may I can get my convidince back. Rain this morning so still need to verify zero befor blaming my choice of bullet.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-02-2018, 10:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,737
Posted By DesertDug
That funny, got my lady gagging as I read it to...

That funny, got my lady gagging as I read it to her. Lol
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-02-2018, 10:02 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,442
Posted By DesertDug
I guess I am going to go back to Nosler bullets.

I guess I am going to go back to Nosler bullets.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-02-2018, 09:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 292
Posted By DesertDug
Free hunt for you and the kiddos here at the...

Free hunt for you and the kiddos here at the lease if you like! We usually have at least one in the sink or tub when we get here.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-02-2018, 09:50 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,442
Posted By DesertDug
That's just crazy. So many people like them and...

That's just crazy. So many people like them and they grouped real well for me.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-02-2018, 09:48 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,442
Posted By DesertDug
What did ya change to

What did ya change to
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-02-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,442
Posted By DesertDug
All shoots aimed at vitals.

All shoots aimed at vitals.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-02-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,442
Posted By DesertDug
:mad:::confused:

:mad:::confused:
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-02-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,442
Posted By DesertDug
Ttsx no blood trail 3 hogs

Ok, two weeks ago I shot a hog at night, was one of a group of 12 or so. They al scattered and I did not know which one was the target. No blood anywhere.

So after looking a round a bit with...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-02-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,014
Posted By DesertDug
Burnt out my house mower at the camp house. Shot...

Burnt out my house mower at the camp house. Shot a good boar with no recovery and still need to trim up a tree blocking shooting lane on hang on stand, waiting till tomorrow for that one. No dove...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-01-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,220
Posted By DesertDug
At the east Texas lease hoping for some lost ones...

At the east Texas lease hoping for some lost ones fly by, lol. Wish I was in the field with the ones that got them flying.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-29-2018, 04:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,204
Posted By DesertDug
Man you luck dog. No need for snake boots in...

Man you luck dog. No need for snake boots in October, they will not be on the move.

Best of luck.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 08-21-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 293
Posted By DesertDug
velvet buck hunt

http://www.foxnews.com/great-outdoors/2018/08/20/tennessee-allows-first-ever-velvet-buck-hunt.html

Good for Tennessee bow hunters.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-20-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 432
Views: 13,292
Posted By DesertDug
858

Sow- 983 shoot at night was not found till next morning so no BBQ
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-15-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 586
Posted By DesertDug
take a look at Faxon Firearms barrels, they are...

take a look at Faxon Firearms barrels, they are making some great barrels.
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