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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) Today, 02:48 PM
Replies: 72
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Posted By TxAg
Half the guys are saying the bullet is too tough...

Half the guys are saying the bullet is too tough for a whitetail. Half the guys are saying it's too fragile and blowing up.

So which is it?
Forum: Equipment and Tuning Today, 01:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 203
Posted By TxAg
I really like the 95 gr Federal Fusions out of my...

I really like the 95 gr Federal Fusions out of my 243.

The Barnes TTSX 80 gr pack a wallop also.
Forum: Around the Campfire Today, 01:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 723
Posted By TxAg
Gota give credit where credit is due. Good video

Gota give credit where credit is due. Good video
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) Yesterday, 05:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 413
Posted By TxAg
They make some aftermarket covers you could slap...

They make some aftermarket covers you could slap on for hunting. It'd help keep it from being dinged up and also cheap.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-20-2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,322
Posted By TxAg
I tend to agree with you but the Fusion is a...

I tend to agree with you but the Fusion is a bonded bullet. And the eld-x is not particularly tough...it should work at close range.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-20-2019, 09:38 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,322
Posted By TxAg
You didn't say what the problem was. Do you find...

You didn't say what the problem was. Do you find them too tough or too frangible?
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-20-2019, 09:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,172
Posted By TxAg
How do you like that 5R? The Gen 2 20" 308 is...

How do you like that 5R? The Gen 2 20" 308 is intriguing even though
Big Green's quality has fallen off the past decade.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-20-2019, 09:32 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,170
Posted By TxAg
We live close to there. Got real windy for a...

We live close to there. Got real windy for a while. Scary.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-20-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 579
Posted By TxAg
Irving isn't "good" for anything but it is...

Irving isn't "good" for anything but it is centrally located
Forum: Recipes 10-20-2019, 08:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 896
Posted By TxAg
Chili Or beans w/meat mixed in Or...

Chili

Or beans w/meat mixed in

Or tamales

Or with fried taters and eggs
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-20-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,322
Posted By TxAg
Federal non typicals (same as blue box) do a...

Federal non typicals (same as blue box) do a number on them also.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-20-2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,322
Posted By TxAg
They work great in my 6.5 cm on pigs. Never shot...

They work great in my 6.5 cm on pigs. Never shot a deer with one. They worked well on pronghorn last week.

My barrel is cut short and shoots them slow which I think is helpful. I've yet to recover...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-20-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,317
Posted By TxAg
I drive by SMU almost daily. It cracks me up all...

I drive by SMU almost daily. It cracks me up all the 19 yr olds in G Wagons and Range Rovers with California plates and sorority stickers

Definitely more appropriate over 40
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-20-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,172
Posted By TxAg
I've read reports of the Barnes 130 TTSX shooting...

I've read reports of the Barnes 130 TTSX shooting fantastic. Has anyone shot them?
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-20-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,046
Posted By TxAg
You continue to impress! Nice work

You continue to impress! Nice work
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-20-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,673
Posted By TxAg
^^^ look at the Magnus Buzzcuts in 4 blade. ...

^^^ look at the Magnus Buzzcuts in 4 blade.

I was very impressed with their penetration from a 40# longbow
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-20-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 587
Posted By TxAg
I've had a couple Weatherby Vanguards. They shot...

I've had a couple Weatherby Vanguards. They shot better after bedding them and removing the pressure point. Same thing on my brother's Howa (same thing as a Vanguard).
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-20-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,727
Posted By TxAg
Tuned in. Cool thread

Tuned in. Cool thread
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-20-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,172
Posted By TxAg
You make a great argument. I've considered it a...

You make a great argument. I've considered it a few times. I could see myself really enjoying it and also reloading for friends. Hmmm Christmas is coming.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-20-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,172
Posted By TxAg
Thanks for taking the time to walk me through...

Thanks for taking the time to walk me through that.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-20-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,770
Posted By TxAg
Beginner's luck! Send some my way. Congrats on a...

Beginner's luck! Send some my way. Congrats on a nice bull
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-20-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,317
Posted By TxAg
Those look very nice

Those look very nice
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-20-2019, 08:54 AM
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Views: 15,167
Posted By TxAg
Nice! More pics

Nice! More pics
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-20-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,317
Posted By TxAg
Land Cruiser

Land Cruiser
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-20-2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,113
Posted By TxAg
Wow

Wow
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-20-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 5,854
Posted By TxAg
You should really take the time to listen to the...

You should really take the time to listen to the podcast mentioned in post 7.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-20-2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 587
Posted By TxAg
Get rid of the wedge and float the barrel

Get rid of the wedge and float the barrel
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-19-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,721
Posted By TxAg
Grew up down there. Fruit

Grew up down there. Fruit
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-19-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,673
Posted By TxAg
I've killed deer and pigs with Rages. I've killed...

I've killed deer and pigs with Rages. I've killed a whole bunch of other stuff, including African plains game with Slicktricks. I think Rages are junk
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-19-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 5,854
Posted By TxAg
This is a JTeLarkin thread in the making....Have...

This is a JTeLarkin thread in the making....Have some success and start a debate with the experts
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-19-2019, 05:49 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,798
Posted By TxAg
Sweet!!

Sweet!!
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-19-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,369
Posted By TxAg
Wildebeest at 32 yds

Wildebeest at 32 yds
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-19-2019, 05:26 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 5,854
Posted By TxAg
There's a whole podcast on this. Useless on a low...

There's a whole podcast on this. Useless on a low fence place.

976881
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-19-2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,673
Posted By TxAg
In tried a Schwacker 125 the other day. Blades...

In tried a Schwacker 125 the other day. Blades snapped off. You just can't spread 125 grains of metal out that far and expect it to be strong.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-19-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,833
Posted By TxAg
Any luck?

Any luck?
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-19-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,159
Posted By TxAg
Remind me what that deer scored Did you...

Remind me what that deer scored

Did you weigh him?
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-19-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 859
Posted By TxAg
Yessss. It moved.

Yessss. It moved.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-19-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,172
Posted By TxAg
Today, I picked up some cheap blue box Federal...

Today, I picked up some cheap blue box Federal 150's. They have always shot well out of my other rifles. I don't know if the groups will shrink, but I know they're consistent.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-19-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,857
Posted By TxAg
Dang. Cut her up and backpack her. That's a heck...

Dang. Cut her up and backpack her. That's a heck of a workout
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-19-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,673
Posted By TxAg
Slick tricks fly great and penetrate great. Some...

Slick tricks fly great and penetrate great. Some people gripe about blood trails but people gripe about all kinds of things.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-19-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,726
Posted By TxAg
Nice goats

Nice goats
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-19-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,318
Posted By TxAg
About 2 months ago we bought a $500 king size...

About 2 months ago we bought a $500 king size mattress from Costco. I looove it. I wake up feeling much better than I did on our old high dollar mattress.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-19-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,673
Posted By TxAg
Par for the course with big expandables.

Par for the course with big expandables.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-19-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,172
Posted By TxAg
That's what I'm afraid of but I'm gona keep...

That's what I'm afraid of but I'm gona keep trying. With the new stock and scope/rings the gun weighs 7.8# so not super light.

I had the barrel cut down to 20" so it should be a bit stiffer...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-18-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,528
Posted By TxAg
I'm 100% sure. The answer is in the equations,...

I'm 100% sure. The answer is in the equations, not the wording. Kinetic Energy squares Velocity...overweighting it. The old analogy of stopping a fast sports car vs stopping a slower dump truck.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-18-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,172
Posted By TxAg
You might be on to something with the warm...

You might be on to something with the warm barrel. The first 4 shots were on top of each other. The 5th ruined my little group. 6,7, and 8 were out a bit but not as bad as 5. I thought i let it cool...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-18-2019, 05:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,172
Posted By TxAg
Plinking to 500 yds and hunting out west to 400...

Plinking to 500 yds and hunting out west to 400 yds
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-18-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,172
Posted By TxAg
Was really hoping to find a 165 gr hunting bullet...

Was really hoping to find a 165 gr hunting bullet that would do 5 shot 1/2" groups
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-18-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,172
Posted By TxAg
Am I being unreasonable for a factory rifle?

Am I being unreasonable for a factory rifle?
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-18-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,528
Posted By TxAg
Kinetic energy is based on speed. The term...

Kinetic energy is based on speed. The term you're looking for is momentum.
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