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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-23-2022, 08:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 918
Posted By txtrophy85
Mule deer are not any tougher than a whitetail,...

Mule deer are not any tougher than a whitetail, just a tad bigger. A .270 is about the perfect caliber for them. It beats the .308 across the board in all aspects.

I wouldnít hesitate to shoot...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-20-2022, 06:27 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,102
Posted By txtrophy85
hornady 123 Grain SST. I just don't see the...

hornady 123 Grain SST.

I just don't see the point in using the Grendal, which is marginally powered, when we have 6.5 CM's, 7mm-08's, .260 rem, and other mild recoiling cartridges out there.

At...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-19-2022, 06:48 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,622
Posted By txtrophy85
I’ve never seen Metallica ( big fan just never...

I’ve never seen Metallica ( big fan just never went ) but I’ve seen several bands who should have been well past their heyday perform and they killed it. Saw the Rush R-40 tour…incredible. Saw Def...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-17-2022, 11:18 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,102
Posted By txtrophy85
I bought my youngest son a slick little Howa...

I bought my youngest son a slick little Howa Mini-Action 1500 in 6.5 Grendel.

Reading the ballistics charts it seemed about the equivalent to a .30-30 so I figured it would be fine for the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-17-2022, 11:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 757
Posted By txtrophy85
For what it’s worth, I’m a ranch broker and own...

For what it’s worth, I’m a ranch broker and own land in Edwards county.

For the size tract you are looking for, I can 100% recommend Glynn. He is a good broker to use for a property in that...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-17-2022, 11:21 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,102
Posted By txtrophy85
I killed two deer with a 6.5 Grendel. I...

I killed two deer with a 6.5 Grendel.

I sold it immediately after if that tells you anything. Used 123 grain SST hornady ammo
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-15-2022, 12:25 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,988
Posted By txtrophy85
What ranch did you hunt on?

What ranch did you hunt on?
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-11-2022, 06:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 597
Posted By txtrophy85
My partner has one and likes it. Shotguns...

My partner has one and likes it.

Shotguns are all about fit. Me personally, I love the Beretta Silver pigeon, but they donít fit me, so I donít own one. The 828 does not fit me good either. I...
Forum: Traditional 01-10-2022, 01:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 579
Posted By txtrophy85
I was able to pick up a selway for sale on a...

I was able to pick up a selway for sale on a archery shop wall.

Works well
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-10-2022, 01:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,227
Posted By txtrophy85
They are just trying to make a red line on what’s...

They are just trying to make a red line on what’s acceptable or not to book and animal

Some things, like a rangefinding riflescope, I don’t understand. I can use a 5000 yard rangefinder, range an...
Forum: Traditional 01-09-2022, 11:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 823
Posted By txtrophy85
I shot a full grown Angus Cow ( I'm guessing 1000...

I shot a full grown Angus Cow ( I'm guessing 1000 lbs +/- ) at 30 yards right between the eyes with a 30 grain hollowpoint from a .22LR.

Her arse hit the ground about a half second before her head...
Forum: Traditional 01-09-2022, 10:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 823
Posted By txtrophy85
My current compound set up is a 430 grain arrow...

My current compound set up is a 430 grain arrow overall weight @ 290 fps. I would probably bump to a single bevel two blade 125 grain. That said, I’m not 100% the compound is a option due to my...
Forum: Traditional 01-09-2022, 08:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 823
Posted By txtrophy85
What arrow setup ?

What arrow setup ?
Forum: Traditional 01-09-2022, 12:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 823
Posted By txtrophy85
Hypothetical question

What kind of rig would it take to bring down a full grown Buffalo ( North American)

Would one need some special kind of setup? What poundage would be recommended ?
Forum: Traditional 01-05-2022, 11:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 464
Posted By txtrophy85
I have a 55# Grizzly. Personally I like it,...

I have a 55# Grizzly. Personally I like it, although I don't have much to compare it to.

Easy to shoot, quiet, but a slower bow.

My business partner has a Montana and he likes it....has shot...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-04-2022, 10:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 502
Posted By txtrophy85
Don't really have a budget, although I tend to...

Don't really have a budget, although I tend to venture west rather than east.

Whats the success ratio on NC bears?
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-03-2022, 11:44 PM
Replies: 821
Views: 44,120
Posted By txtrophy85
My sister dips Copenhagen. Itís hilarious.

My sister dips Copenhagen.

Itís hilarious.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-03-2022, 08:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 502
Posted By txtrophy85
anyone have any recomendations for a Black Bear hunt in the U.S?

Looking for a Blackbear hunt. Anyone have any recommendations?


Looking for a bow hunt preferably, would like to shoot one with my recurve.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-02-2022, 11:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,502
Posted By txtrophy85
The mount was probably done in the 70’s. ...

The mount was probably done in the 70’s.

I’m not 100% but it looks like a nowotnys mount from Sa

That style form was very popular in that era
Forum: Traditional 01-02-2022, 10:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 589
Posted By txtrophy85
Now that season is thru I’m gonna mess with the...

Now that season is thru I’m gonna mess with the Kodiak more. It’s a tad louder than the Grizzly but a lot faster and I just like the bow. It’s probably going to be my go-to rig for next year.
...
Forum: Traditional 01-02-2022, 10:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,087
Posted By txtrophy85
Very similar story. I was shocked at the no...

Very similar story.

I was shocked at the no blood part. Seems like we got similar penetration and I would assume enough to kill him
Forum: Traditional 01-02-2022, 10:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 589
Posted By txtrophy85
Arrows are 30” long not counting nock and field...

Arrows are 30” long not counting nock and field point

Before I do anything I’m gonna adjust the nock point and see what happens
Forum: Traditional 01-02-2022, 10:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 589
Posted By txtrophy85
You think it’s too heavy up front? I have some...

You think it’s too heavy up front? I have some 125 grain heads
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-02-2022, 08:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,502
Posted By txtrophy85
Change in habitat and overpopulation. The...

Change in habitat and overpopulation.

The spread of cedar has choked out a lot browse, weed and forb growth ( South Texas on the other hand has gotten brushier, and that brush is high protein)...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-02-2022, 02:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,502
Posted By txtrophy85
believe it or not they were killing deer like...

believe it or not they were killing deer like that in alot of areas of the hill country as well.


Deer were alot scarcer then....aside from alot less deer friendly habitat the screw worms were...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-02-2022, 01:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 332
Posted By txtrophy85
I'm gonna bring a load out tomorrow

I'm gonna bring a load out tomorrow
Forum: Traditional 01-02-2022, 01:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,087
Posted By txtrophy85
yes there is and I'm going there to look...

yes there is and I'm going there to look tomorrow.

Maybe i can pick up the scent of a dead animal and my nose will lead me to him
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-02-2022, 12:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,480
Posted By txtrophy85
I love my A300. Have had zero issues with it....

I love my A300. Have had zero issues with it. Would buy it again tomorrow.

I don’t Hunt geese so the 3” chamber does not bother me, and I’ll prolly switch to a steel alternative after I run thru...
Forum: Traditional 01-01-2022, 05:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,087
Posted By txtrophy85
I’ve been deer hunting for 26 years. I’ve shot...

I’ve been deer hunting for 26 years. I’ve shot somewhere in the neighborhood of 150-175 big game animals not counting hogs, killed Elk, Mule Deer, pronghorn along with most common exotics and some...
Forum: Traditional 01-01-2022, 05:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,087
Posted By txtrophy85
Bitter ending to the season

Plan was to go spend the last weekend at the ranch but work and some other family commitments have gotten in the way. Haven’t spent much time there this year as my hunting has been more spread out...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-30-2021, 05:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,845
Posted By txtrophy85
So if Great Granny was 100% Creek, then that...

So if Great Granny was 100% Creek, then that would make you about 1/8th creek by my calculations, correct?


What about the other 7/8ths?
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-30-2021, 04:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,845
Posted By txtrophy85
If i had a dollar for everyone who claims their...

If i had a dollar for everyone who claims their great grandmother or great grandfather was full blooded indian.....

We were told that as well. Supposedly my Great Grandmother or Great Great...
Forum: Traditional 12-30-2021, 03:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 589
Posted By txtrophy85
I can usually tell if itís a bad release as the...

I can usually tell if itís a bad release as the arrow kicks out a certain way.

A bad release I wouldnít think would cause a counter clockwise corkscrew
Forum: Traditional 12-30-2021, 02:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 589
Posted By txtrophy85
question about arrowflight....Corkscrewing?

got the Kodiak rigged up....at my draw its pulling about 53-54# at my draw.

Ordered 12 Black Eagle instinct arrows, 400 spine with the 100 grain outsert up front, 150 grain point and left full...
Forum: Traditional 12-30-2021, 02:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 744
Posted By txtrophy85
i prefer stands or tripods but ime blinds are the...

i prefer stands or tripods but ime blinds are the most effective at concealing movement
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-30-2021, 01:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 899
Posted By txtrophy85
Thats my recomendation. for my kids 100...

Thats my recomendation.

for my kids 100 grain slick trick is the standard.

I myself like a big wide expandable but a slick trick standard is a great head
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-29-2021, 08:59 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,794
Posted By txtrophy85
I listened to the podcast. I can say in...

I listened to the podcast.

I can say in theory, I agree with a lot of what Matt thinks about social media and self promotion causing overcrowding on public lands by folks who are only there...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-28-2021, 03:34 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,794
Posted By txtrophy85
Yep....I quit going to public because it was more...

Yep....I quit going to public because it was more and more crowded every year. This didn't happen until the podcasts and social media outlets started promoting the public lands and hunting the way...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-25-2021, 08:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 635
Posted By txtrophy85
Mesquite archery is closer but I recommend...

Mesquite archery is closer but I recommend Leading Edge in Boerne
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-25-2021, 07:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,708
Posted By txtrophy85
Just take a weekend off. What you are describing...

Just take a weekend off. What you are describing is burnout and hunting is 100% a choice.

Not gonna lie for the first time in 20 something years, I’ve slept in most mornings this season. I don’t...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-20-2021, 09:53 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,723
Posted By txtrophy85
Matt Otten is fantastic. He has done around 15...

Matt Otten is fantastic. He has done around 15 heads for me at this point and everything he has touched of mine has come out excellent.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-19-2021, 01:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,658
Posted By txtrophy85
Stephen king is an odd duck and a bit too liberal...

Stephen king is an odd duck and a bit too liberal my personal taste, but he is a good writer.

I was in in school suspension a lot during my junior high years ( at times felt like I was doing time...
Forum: Traditional 12-17-2021, 02:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 579
Posted By txtrophy85
looking into great northern

looking into great northern
Forum: Traditional 12-16-2021, 09:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 579
Posted By txtrophy85
Quiver suggestions for the Kodiak ?

I put a slide on Selway quiver on the Grizzly. I like it ok but during practice sessions it slides down a little bit after the first few shots.

Any recommendations for outfitting the Kodiak? Any...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-16-2021, 02:15 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,189
Posted By txtrophy85
Thatís pretty much what it would be like

Thatís pretty much what it would be like
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-15-2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,088
Posted By txtrophy85
new mexico may be a better fit...I've seen some...

new mexico may be a better fit...I've seen some outfitters offer hunts for $3500 in recent years. Mainly hunting Alfalfa fields.

West Texas hunts are going to be more expensive, WTO, Jim Breck...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-15-2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,509
Posted By txtrophy85
I would have died to have that truck in high...

I would have died to have that truck in high school.


Modern day classic
Forum: Traditional 12-15-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 982
Posted By txtrophy85
at my draw this bow is probably pulling around...

at my draw this bow is probably pulling around 52-53#'s


Would you still go 340's?
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-15-2021, 09:20 AM
Replies: 821
Views: 44,120
Posted By txtrophy85
It makes for good TV. Watching Rancher Fred...

It makes for good TV. Watching Rancher Fred drive out to the pasture, honk a horn and shake a cube sack while the herd follows him just doesent have alot of romance to it.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-15-2021, 09:15 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,225
Posted By txtrophy85
I like both Ford and GM Vehicles. I had...

I like both Ford and GM Vehicles.

I had great luck with my 2017 SuperDuty and my 21' Superduty. The mileage in the diesel has greatly improved, i was going to go gas but my tremor gets 18-21...
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