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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-29-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,720
Posted By Gummi Bear
I use a version of this: ...

I use a version of this:

http://www.larrywillis.com/levelscope.html


plus a plumb bob to get mine level.
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 08-29-2019, 06:36 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,767
Posted By Gummi Bear
If BP is quoted on anything, safety or health...

If BP is quoted on anything, safety or health related; you can rest assured that it is purely posturing for the media.

Those are the same idiots that blew up their rig in the gulf (cutting corners...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-28-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,713
Posted By Gummi Bear
I started watching her when she was on Extreme4x4...

I started watching her when she was on Extreme4x4 with that goober, Ian. That was several years back.

My daughter also liked the things that Jessi did, since Twerpy is also into welding and hot...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-15-2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 682
Posted By Gummi Bear
Use a regular round point shovel. Fastest...

Use a regular round point shovel.

Fastest way to remove sheetrock from walls and ceilings.

Turn off all electrical circuits, wear a dust mask, safety glasses and gloves (probably long sleeves...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-15-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,017
Posted By Gummi Bear
Winchester model 94 in 30-30. Every kid in...

Winchester model 94 in 30-30.

Every kid in my family has hunted with it since the early 1900's
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 08-11-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,656
Posted By Gummi Bear
Reading the comments, one mentioned it was an...

Reading the comments, one mentioned it was an estranged family member that he was having a political spat with that called in on him. No further information.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-09-2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,090
Posted By Gummi Bear
CJ, YJ, and TJ are all reasonably easy to work...

CJ, YJ, and TJ are all reasonably easy to work on. I spent years wrenching with my rock crawling buddies. We had a lot of fun.

A YJ is basically just a CJ with square headlights and fuel...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 08-06-2019, 09:16 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,705
Posted By Gummi Bear
I had a Skil saw when I was young. Grandpa gave...

I had a Skil saw when I was young. Grandpa gave it to me. It slid off a roof, and cracked the case.

I bought a DeWalt worm drive, used it on 3 jobs, and decided it was too heavy. Sold it.

I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-05-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,353
Posted By Gummi Bear
Mrs has been through a similar roller coaster...

Mrs has been through a similar roller coaster ride concerning her grandparents. Both 94, they went into assisted living a couple of years ago when grandma's Alzheimer became more than grandpa could...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-05-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,143
Posted By Gummi Bear
I've read several articles about this very thing....

I've read several articles about this very thing. No copperheads here at the house, but I do kill a few every year at the Farm.


...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-04-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 745
Posted By Gummi Bear
I like to use degreaser then a surface cleaner...

I like to use degreaser then a surface cleaner with my pressure washer for stuff like that.

I did invest in a "light commercial" pressure washer after having a couple of homeowner grade ones...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-04-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 738
Posted By Gummi Bear
Start mowing. The new growth will clear...

Start mowing.

The new growth will clear paths for the animals to move, and get some new growth.

It's the second best thing to burning off all the overgrowth.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-11-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,092
Posted By Gummi Bear
There absolutely is a demand for this. ...

There absolutely is a demand for this.

Contact your local beekeeping club, and ask around. Chances are, you might have several interested, and you can interview for the person ya feel most...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-11-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 650
Posted By Gummi Bear
The Barnes ammo is the way to go. I reload,...

The Barnes ammo is the way to go.

I reload, and basically replicate that ammo. It's good stuff.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-10-2019, 07:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,092
Posted By Gummi Bear
You want to buy established hives, or start your...

You want to buy established hives, or start your own from nuc? It's pretty neat to watch them grow as a colony, but there is maybe some security in buying an established hive. You'll pay a bit more...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-26-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 750
Posted By Gummi Bear
Did you check the sensor in the spare tire? ...

Did you check the sensor in the spare tire?

That got me on wifeís car a while back.



I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately...

Henry David Thoreau
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-24-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,151
Posted By Gummi Bear
Twerpy got a scholarship with the local...

Twerpy got a scholarship with the local beekeeping club (Metro Beekeepers) and weíve been going to classes and keeping bees as a family.

Itís been lots of fun, and a big learning experience. All...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-18-2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 342
Posted By Gummi Bear
I buy copper plated bullets. They're reasonably...

I buy copper plated bullets. They're reasonably priced (similar to powder coated) I load them like FMJ, and shoot steel at the Farm with them.



My buddy shoots powder coated bullets out of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-17-2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 916
Posted By Gummi Bear
Best yard edger?

I have an Echo edger, we bought it for my dad back in the early 90ís. He gave it to me 15 years ago. Iím still using it.

Basic maintenance, and itís been solid. I wouldnít hesitate to buy...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-30-2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 688
Posted By Gummi Bear
Congrats ! We go and pick up my daughter's...

Congrats !

We go and pick up my daughter's Santa Gertrudis heifer on Saturday. She's shown a goat, a sheep, and still has rabbit. I feel your pain...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-29-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 6,040
Posted By Gummi Bear
Looks like a knockoff of a Tilley hat. ...

Looks like a knockoff of a Tilley hat.

They've been in the business for a really long time.

https://www.tilley.com/us_en/men/hats.html

Yes, they even make hats for pumpkin heads (8+ sizes)
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-22-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 10,090
Posted By Gummi Bear
This is my 76 Iíve owned it since 1996, itís...

This is my 76

Iíve owned it since 1996, itís been with me for a lot. Now, it needs a new home.



https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190522/838cb4af36cad1eba0ca0822f23a90d2.jpg
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-17-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,193
Posted By Gummi Bear
Twerpy and I have tickets for the 7:30 show...

Twerpy and I have tickets for the 7:30 show tonight.

We're both excited.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-08-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 377
Posted By Gummi Bear
AR upgrade Sugestions

If it shoots accurately enough to make you happy, leave it alone.

I always upgrade the triggers on mine, and run decent optics.

They get banged around and scratched while riding around on the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-05-2019, 10:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,143
Posted By Gummi Bear
Funny you mention that. There is a whole...

Funny you mention that.

There is a whole genre of erotic fantasy of bigfoot encounters. I had a coworker that used to send the stories to me when he found new ones. He would howl laughing...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-05-2019, 10:31 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,742
Posted By Gummi Bear
I went from my 04 Dodge, to the 16 Chevy I...

I went from my 04 Dodge, to the 16 Chevy

I put 300k on the Cummins, and it cost me an arm and a leg to keep it going. Regular maintenance, and every 100K wound up costing me a few thousand. I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-26-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,027
Posted By Gummi Bear
This article is interesting to me. Yes, the...

This article is interesting to me.

Yes, the rise in the rate of pay has been outpaced by the cost of living (which has outpaced inflation, IMO). This has made it really difficult (but not...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-19-2019, 09:23 PM
Replies: 5,004
Views: 556,521
Posted By Gummi Bear
What gun did you buy today?

Iíve had a couple of good side jobs lately, so I splurged

First was a 686 Deluxe. Iíve wanted one since my brother bought his, love shooting that thing.
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-18-2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 301
Posted By Gummi Bear
Clothes, and gear get stored in totes like this: ...

Clothes, and gear get stored in totes like this:

https://www.containerstore.com/s/clear-weathertight-trunk/d?productId=10024301&q=watertight%20trunk


They're a little speedy initially; but...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-16-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,785
Posted By Gummi Bear
Same here. I've had this rifle since I was...

Same here.

I've had this rifle since I was 10 years old, and it was 30+ years old when I got it over 30 years ago. It had an old Weaver 4x on it, and the crosshairs faded out. Then I borrowed a...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 03-28-2019, 10:35 PM
Replies: 984
Views: 91,125
Posted By Gummi Bear
Iíve got some FC Creedmoor brass you can have....

Iíve got some FC Creedmoor brass you can have. Itís not a lot, but good brass, once fired, then I deprime and tumble.



How much ya want for the TAC-TX bullets and H110? Iím always looking for...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-28-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,426
Posted By Gummi Bear
My daughter and I are a part of Metro Beekeepers...

My daughter and I are a part of Metro Beekeepers Association. It is Fort Worth based. Twerpy won a scholarship with them through her FFA, and so we're going through the classes and learning...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-14-2019, 10:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,423
Posted By Gummi Bear
I love a road trip, but deadheading is rough for...

I love a road trip, but deadheading is rough for sure.

Iíve done nonstop from here to Milwaukee a few times.

The longest, was driving nonstop from Guerrero Negro (halfway down the Baja...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-08-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 690
Posted By Gummi Bear
Sno Seal is what I've used since the late 80's. ...

Sno Seal is what I've used since the late 80's.

Works great. I use it on all my boots: work, hunting and nice dress boots.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-06-2019, 10:35 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 10,788
Posted By Gummi Bear
Twerpy caught a calf today, at the FOrt Worth...

Twerpy caught a calf today, at the FOrt Worth Stock Show Calf Scramble!

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190207/de72d17ba692a2a9bbfa564e32275108.jpg

Weíre all really excited.

Looks like a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-04-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,987
Posted By Gummi Bear
Sorry for your rotten luck. That looks...

Sorry for your rotten luck.


That looks like what Iíve done with mine a few times.

Driving along, and all of the sudden it just sinks.

FEL does no good. It just mushes into the ground...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-03-2019, 10:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 749
Posted By Gummi Bear
Iíve processed a lot of game with a knife like...

Iíve processed a lot of game with a knife like this one.

https://www.restaurantsupply.com/dexter-russell-10223-8-sani-safe-wide-fillet-knife-with-stainless-steel-blade

It is a good knife.
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-30-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,302
Posted By Gummi Bear
I build my own feeders. I have learned over...

I build my own feeders.

I have learned over the years. Weather, pigs, coons, cattle and horses will all tear things up.

This one is pretty old, original build was back in the late 90ís. Iíve...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-28-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,359
Posted By Gummi Bear
I filled the butt with silicone caulk. Added...

I filled the butt with silicone caulk. Added weight, rigidity, and felt recoil reduction.

The forend, I filled with short fiber glass body filler.

It did add weight and stiffness, but still...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-21-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,161
Posted By Gummi Bear
Basically, they crack where the frame bends ...

Basically, they crack where the frame bends


https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190121/4fb699a50301400f029c2afbec0b87e2.jpg

This is a picture from Pirate 4x4

My buddyís frame, cracked at...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-21-2019, 06:33 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,161
Posted By Gummi Bear
Cool project! The 9Ē is leaps and bounds...

Cool project!

The 9Ē is leaps and bounds stronger. Some 31 spline CrMo axles are not difficult to source, and 3.73 was a common gear ratio in pickups and vans.

Does the Scrambler crack the...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-15-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,065
Posted By Gummi Bear
G43 +2 mag extension (some TTI, some Hyve) ...

G43
+2 mag extension (some TTI, some Hyve)

Iíve had to learn to shoot it, it revealed some shortcomings in my shooting grip.



I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately......
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-14-2019, 09:56 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,356
Posted By Gummi Bear
What is this? I keep seeing people bad mouth...

What is this?

I keep seeing people bad mouth Savage, and call them ugly.

What exactly is it, that makes them so ugly?
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-14-2019, 08:41 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 10,788
Posted By Gummi Bear
Medium wool I went to the woods...

Medium wool



I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately...

Henry David Thoreau
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-14-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 10,788
Posted By Gummi Bear
Itís been a great season. Twerpy and Mrs have hit...

Itís been a great season. Twerpy and Mrs have hit several shows this year, Iíve made it to a few

It started off pretty rocky, took longer to develop her sheep than some of her competition. Heís...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-14-2019, 08:08 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 10,788
Posted By Gummi Bear
Exactly. She won a Yeti type cup at a show...

Exactly.

She won a Yeti type cup at a show a few weeks back also.





I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-14-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 10,788
Posted By Gummi Bear
It is a money clip, or can be used as a keyring. ...

It is a money clip, or can be used as a keyring.



I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately...

Henry David Thoreau
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-13-2019, 10:16 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 10,788
Posted By Gummi Bear
Twerpy cleaned up yesterday at the district show....

Twerpy cleaned up yesterday at the district show.

Second in her class, and first in showmanship.

Very proud of her
...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-13-2019, 09:51 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,014
Posted By Gummi Bear
Honestly, It is the difference between a...

Honestly,

It is the difference between a 6mm and a 7mm bullet. Same parent cartridge, a 308. Pretty much the same powder capacity.


Slightly heavier bullet in the 7mm. My daughter now shoots...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-13-2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,014
Posted By Gummi Bear
My daughter has a Savage Lady Hunter in 7mm-08 ...

My daughter has a Savage Lady Hunter in 7mm-08

Itís a shooter.

It also is actually smaller than the ďyouthĒ models, the wood stock and finish are much nicer as well.

I wouldnít hesitate to...
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