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Forum: Around the Campfire Today, 07:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,013
Posted By muzzlebrake
Bat

Bat
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) Today, 07:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,825
Posted By muzzlebrake
It's not just ammo and components that are...

It's not just ammo and components that are outrageous at Midway. Look at any reloading equipment, dies, tools etc and then add in their inflated freight cost.
Even their scopes and other stuff they...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) Yesterday, 12:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,651
Posted By muzzlebrake
Well there ya go. Found what it likes. I might be...

Well there ya go. Found what it likes. I might be inclined to go up a tad more in bullet weight and see if it gets even betterer.
My 6.5 Creed tends to scatter the 120-130 grain pills but soon as I...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-14-2021, 06:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,505
Posted By muzzlebrake
42.8 grs of IMR 4064 Fed GMM primer has been my...

42.8 grs of IMR 4064 Fed GMM primer has been my most accurate load with the 175 SMK. Using Alpha Munitions brass loaded 4 times with no additional annealing.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-14-2021, 05:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 647
Posted By muzzlebrake
My best scope is an old Leupold 3x9 VX III :D ...

My best scope is an old Leupold 3x9 VX III :D
Been dropped from a deer stand twice and fell over too many times to count, bounced around in the back of my truck for thousands of miles and still...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-14-2021, 05:52 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,111
Posted By muzzlebrake
Definitely a mature cat. Been in the woods buffet...

Definitely a mature cat. Been in the woods buffet line a long time.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-14-2021, 10:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By muzzlebrake
Satches are immune to anything smaller than a .50...

Satches are immune to anything smaller than a .50 cal.
Don't forget the jerky for bait.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-14-2021, 10:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 548
Posted By muzzlebrake
When I can't get 450's I just use 550's for .223...

When I can't get 450's I just use 550's for .223 and .300 blackout. According to old CCI data they were the same primer anyway.
I've even used 550's for 6.5 creed SRP cases with no problems or...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-14-2021, 07:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 548
Posted By muzzlebrake
They work great with ball powder. My first choice...

They work great with ball powder. My first choice for reloading SRP ammo.
Much better primer than Rem 7-1/2.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-14-2021, 07:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 521
Posted By muzzlebrake
Now if I could only find the Remington. It holds...

Now if I could only find the Remington. It holds one more round than the Para and 2 or 3 more than the Rock Island plus I like the rear sight better.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-14-2021, 07:22 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,445
Posted By muzzlebrake
Mine is a shooter. Fun to sit at a bench and ring...

Mine is a shooter. Fun to sit at a bench and ring the steel gongs at 800 yds round after round after round. Mine loves any bullet that is 140 gr.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-13-2021, 05:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,241
Posted By muzzlebrake
Congrats. Pretty good eatin. They taste a lot...

Congrats.
Pretty good eatin. They taste a lot like Rottweiler.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-13-2021, 04:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 521
Posted By muzzlebrake
Must be so rare that nobody has one:D

Must be so rare that nobody has one:D
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-13-2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,528
Posted By muzzlebrake
This thread is eerily similar to several threads...

This thread is eerily similar to several threads from a guy that used to post on TBH about all the weird catastrophic issues he faced over and over and over.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-13-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,651
Posted By muzzlebrake
FYI, those vanguards are made by Howa for...

FYI, those vanguards are made by Howa for Weatherby. The bolt and receiver are more finely finished than the Howa branded rifles and they have Weatherby stamped on the floor plate. Otherwise not much...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-13-2021, 09:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,825
Posted By muzzlebrake
Prices will only come down when inventories are...

Prices will only come down when inventories are overfull come tax time. They will try to unload inventory at discounted prices to lower their tax liability. With the shortages across the board that...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-13-2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,825
Posted By muzzlebrake
Midway have been bitten buy the Greedy bug. Their...

Midway have been bitten buy the Greedy bug. Their prices have steadily gotten higher and higher over the last year or so. They are now about the highest priced online store there is. I haven't bought...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-12-2021, 06:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 521
Posted By muzzlebrake
Remington R1 Limited .45ACP

Anybody have one of these double stacked 45's ?
If so what is your opinion on it.
I know it's hefty and with 16 rounds loaded is coming in right at 3.5 lbs
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-12-2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,912
Posted By muzzlebrake
Yup, the word UGLY in the dictionary has a...

Yup, the word UGLY in the dictionary has a picture of a Savage rifle next to it.
However, if you want a factory gun that is accurate, they don't get any better. I have 3 and they all shoot under .5...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-11-2021, 06:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 346
Posted By muzzlebrake
A couple of goats would take care of that in one...

A couple of goats would take care of that in one week:D

Then you can celebrate with some BBQ Cabrito.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-11-2021, 12:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,632
Posted By muzzlebrake
Probably be good P-dog ammo where you shoot all...

Probably be good P-dog ammo where you shoot all day for 2 straight days and a couple of thousand rounds.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-11-2021, 10:17 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,627
Posted By muzzlebrake
Have cards for both but haven't been to either in...

Have cards for both but haven't been to either in at least 4 years. Seldom any good deals anymore from their junk mail I get constantly.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-11-2021, 10:13 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 939
Posted By muzzlebrake
At work. Frieberg Engineers, Ft Worth. A guy in...

At work. Frieberg Engineers, Ft Worth. A guy in the office across from me had a small 10" TV and it came across in a news alert. Erbody ran over in time to see the 2nd plane hit. You could have heard...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-10-2021, 04:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 831
Posted By muzzlebrake
Exactly where all my hunting rifles are sighted...

Exactly where all my hunting rifles are sighted in for the last 50+ years.
Eliminates all my thinking. Put crosshair in middle of shoulder and pull trigger on anything from 50 to 300. With target...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-10-2021, 10:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 831
Posted By muzzlebrake
You need to shoot that ammo thru a chrono to get...

You need to shoot that ammo thru a chrono to get precise velocity out of your rifle before you can get an accurate dope chart. As others said, don't go by what the ammo mfgr says. All guns are...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-10-2021, 09:42 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,530
Posted By muzzlebrake
When you have a GOAT and a GRONK you can't lose...

When you have a GOAT and a GRONK you can't lose even with season opener jitters.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-10-2021, 09:37 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 4,647
Posted By muzzlebrake
He who dies with the most toys wins

He who dies with the most toys wins
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-10-2021, 09:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 663
Posted By muzzlebrake
I've always drooled over one in 300 PRC. If they...

I've always drooled over one in 300 PRC. If they are anything like my A-bolt rifles then they are shooters. I have a first generation X-bolt stalker in .338 WM that I bought to shoot bear with. (So...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-10-2021, 08:20 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 4,647
Posted By muzzlebrake
Threads like this make me want to sell all my...

Threads like this make me want to sell all my girly boy calibers and stay with the big boy stuff :D
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-09-2021, 05:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 452
Posted By muzzlebrake
Don't rule out those lowly Sierras. 142 SMK is...

Don't rule out those lowly Sierras. 142 SMK is what I will try next. Seems every time I have trouble getting groups where I want them and I load some cheap Sierras they beat the pants off high dollar...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-09-2021, 05:00 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,530
Posted By muzzlebrake
I predict Cowboys will have at least one win...

I predict Cowboys will have at least one win someday but not anytime soon. Right now they couldn't beat UT Longhorns.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-09-2021, 04:57 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,530
Posted By muzzlebrake
Oh hail no! Get rid of Jerrah first. Don't need...

Oh hail no! Get rid of Jerrah first. Don't need cry baby Rodgers anywhere near here.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-09-2021, 12:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 452
Posted By muzzlebrake
I didn't read every word in all your posts but...

I didn't read every word in all your posts but what powder are you using?
I have found that my 6.5 is like my 308's in the fact that it likes a case fill of 95 -98% under the base of the seated...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-09-2021, 08:59 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,132
Posted By muzzlebrake
Bought my little brother a Rem 870 for his 16th...

Bought my little brother a Rem 870 for his 16th B-day in 1972. Paid $49.95 for it new.
My Browning Citori White Lightening was $1100 new back when I bought it. Probably double that now.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-09-2021, 08:54 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 4,647
Posted By muzzlebrake
Magnum is nothing more than a marketing word. Is...

Magnum is nothing more than a marketing word. Is a .22 magnum really a magnum cartridge or just another .22 cal bullet in a longer case. A 22-250 could be considered a magnum since there are a bunch...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-09-2021, 06:09 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 4,647
Posted By muzzlebrake
Why does one buy magnum condoms?

Why does one buy magnum condoms?
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-08-2021, 06:52 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,172
Posted By muzzlebrake
One key to success is to have a job you enjoy. A...

One key to success is to have a job you enjoy. A job doing the same thing you would normally be doing on your day off from a job you hate would be perfect.
I know a feller that barely got his GED...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-08-2021, 02:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,445
Posted By muzzlebrake
Scamming the scammer Long vid but worth the...

Scamming the scammer
Long vid but worth the time to watch especially at the end when the scammer begs for his files back.
Scammer BEGS For His Deleted Files As I Drink His Tears - YouTube
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-08-2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,551
Posted By muzzlebrake
Once Todd left they are pretty much out of...

Once Todd left they are pretty much out of gunsmithing experience other then simple stuff. They machinery is still there but nobody to run it. Ed can do it but he's retired for all practical...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-08-2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,551
Posted By muzzlebrake
He's not there much anymore. When he is it's...

He's not there much anymore. When he is it's early in the mornings. Saw Ed about a month ago and he invited me to come down to his place in Athens and shoot some pigs. Haven't had time yet but I'm...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-08-2021, 10:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,551
Posted By muzzlebrake
FWIW, my custom 338 WSM has a 1/2x28 threaded...

FWIW, my custom 338 WSM has a 1/2x28 threaded brake on it. My heavy loads are probably north of 65,000 psi chamber pressure. Same as a Lazzeroni Galaxy rifle. 26" Ed Shilen barrel. Gun built by...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-08-2021, 10:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,551
Posted By muzzlebrake
Bore pressure at the muzzle crown is a small...

Bore pressure at the muzzle crown is a small percentage of the pressure at the chamber. Maybe only 1/10 as much depending on barrel length. Not nearly enough to split the barrel even if it is smaller...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-08-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,121
Posted By muzzlebrake
Holy Gar Balls! Awesomeness!

Holy Gar Balls! Awesomeness!
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-07-2021, 12:22 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,983
Posted By muzzlebrake
Amazing that a brittle piece of chert rock could...

Amazing that a brittle piece of chert rock could survive that many thousands of years in one piece after it has already been beat on and flaked into that thin shape.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-07-2021, 12:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 452
Posted By muzzlebrake
Funny but my Bergara 6.5 CM doesn't like anything...

Funny but my Bergara 6.5 CM doesn't like anything lighter than 140 gr.
So far 143's shoot the best and I have some 147's loaded in virgin brass that I will try later this week. I believe my Bergara...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-07-2021, 12:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 898
Posted By muzzlebrake
My nephew hog dogged his way thru college. They...

My nephew hog dogged his way thru college. They had all sorts of dogs but they always carried a stapler with them on hunts. He told stories of stapling cut dogs up and continuing on with the hunt. I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-07-2021, 10:00 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,981
Posted By muzzlebrake
Dove huntin sure ain't what it used to be. Greedy...

Dove huntin sure ain't what it used to be. Greedy outfitters have taken the fun out of it for the most part unless you own or lease land that has a honey hole.
These unscrupulous outfitters should...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-07-2021, 08:57 AM
Replies: 2,421
Views: 210,091
Posted By muzzlebrake
Here you go. Best brass I have ever used. It...

Here you go. Best brass I have ever used. It ain't cheap but you can load it up to 20 times. One 500 round lot left so better hurry.
I'm at 6 loadings on mine and the primer pockets are as tight as...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-06-2021, 07:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 378
Posted By muzzlebrake
;)b;)b Neat machine. Definitely need at different...

;)b;)b Neat machine. Definitely need at different torch head. The cheap Home Depot Bernz O Matic with MAP gas that I have has a decent needle flame. Some do some don't I guess. Kinda like women, some...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-06-2021, 08:20 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,350
Posted By muzzlebrake
Proof! Hunter Biden is on video snorting Coke and...

Proof! Hunter Biden is on video snorting Coke and was booted out of the military for being a drug addict yet he still bought a handgun, lied on the 4473 and was never arrested and prosecuted by the...
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