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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-09-2019, 11:55 AM
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Posted By GoBears870
So I guess another question is: is there any...

So I guess another question is: is there any accuracy advantage to a real synthetic (ie not plastic) stock versus wood laminate if theyre both bedded one way or another?


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-07-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 519
Posted By GoBears870
Glass bedding vs aluminum block

Im looking to replace the original plastic stock on my Ruger M77 MkII. I am eyeing either a Boyds laminate or HS Precision synthetic. I know with the Boyds I would need to have it glass bedded,...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-02-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,997
Posted By GoBears870
I was feeling him out to see if hed want to...

I was feeling him out to see if hed want to participate and quickly found the answer. Sounds like I need to hang out with this crowd more




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Forum: Around the Campfire 02-02-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,997
Posted By GoBears870
Thats what I told him. The OTC units are...

Thats what I told him. The OTC units are pressured hard and managed for opportunity rather than quality. I am building points and will unload them one day on a good unit after I have some...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-02-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,997
Posted By GoBears870
No he has not elk hunted but thats never stopped...

No he has not elk hunted but thats never stopped him from having an opinion on something

I get where hes coming from but dont think he understands where Im coming from


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Forum: Around the Campfire 02-02-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,997
Posted By GoBears870
First elk hunt argument

Interested in the opinions of this group. Ive been looking into going on a DIY OTC archery elk hunt in CO for a while now. I told a hunting friend about this and said I expect it to be so...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-13-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 441
Posted By GoBears870
Winchester Model 12 problem

I have an old 16ga that my grandfather purchased in the ‘50s. It’s in working order but not great shape so I’m trying to clean it up a little.

An issue I’m running into is once it dry fires, the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-08-2018, 08:50 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,723
Posted By GoBears870
DFW area meat processing recommendations

I just did this at Kubys with the neck roasts off my buck. Not sure about a minimum weight though. Call them - they usually pick up. Also they blend 50/50 domestic pork so if you give them 10lbs of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-14-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 390
Posted By GoBears870
I understand your point - didn't realize that was...

I understand your point - didn't realize that was the reason for keeping it all together. If this was a younger doe I'd finish the job this weekend, but it was a seriously old buck (no bottom teeth...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-14-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 390
Posted By GoBears870
Aging venison

I usually age a quartered-out deer in an ice chest for 12-14 days before butchering and freezing. I shot a buck Saturday (11/10) but will be out of town for the whole week of Thanksgiving - ideally I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-07-2018, 11:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 845
Posted By GoBears870
The goal is to restore the entire place into the...

The goal is to restore the entire place into the coastal prairie it once was. That means no non-native plant and animals. They are not only going to knock off all the sambar and axis with public...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-17-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 604
Views: 43,089
Posted By GoBears870
https://i.gifer.com/P7xY.gif Sent from my...

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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-17-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,461
Posted By GoBears870
Is 1.5 @ 100 accurate enough?

Thanks everyone for the tips - this is great
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-17-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 928
Posted By GoBears870
We were at an event where some of the...

We were at an event where some of the wardens/cast members got up on stage and told some stories. It was hilarious. The best one was the warden in Grayson County responded to a call about gun shots...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-16-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 1,120
Views: 52,428
Posted By GoBears870
Still nothing on Gus Engeling archery

Still nothing on Gus Engeling archery
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-16-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,461
Posted By GoBears870
More cleaning last night - same results. I have...

More cleaning last night - same results. I have been using Hoppe's powder solvent, brass brush, Hoppe's copper remover, Gun Scrubber, powder solvent again till clean, then dry patch, in that order....
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-15-2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 604
Views: 43,089
Posted By GoBears870
Its on the 17th Sent from my iPhone...

Its on the 17th


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-15-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,461
Posted By GoBears870
Lots of great pointers here - thanks The...

Lots of great pointers here - thanks

The barrel is not free floated - Ruger designed the front several inches of the stock to contact it but I'm not sure of the reason for this. I'm considering...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-14-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,461
Posted By GoBears870
I would if I was serious about shooting beyond...

I would if I was serious about shooting beyond 500, but for realistic hunting distances (for me) Id like to stick with what I have
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-14-2018, 08:36 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,461
Posted By GoBears870
Thats the thing - this is on a lead sled. On a...

Thats the thing - this is on a lead sled. On a bag its just outside 1.5
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-14-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,461
Posted By GoBears870
Whoa.

Whoa.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-14-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,461
Posted By GoBears870
I’ve considered using this as an excuse to get...

I’ve considered using this as an excuse to get into reloading myself. Just not sure if the juice would be worth the squeeze. It would be a big investment.

I run copper solvent about every 3 boxes...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-14-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,461
Posted By GoBears870
Is 1.5 @ 100 accurate enough?

I have a Ruger M77 Mark II in .270 that I love and has lots of sentimental value. The best I can do with it is 1.5 5-shot groups at 100 yards using 130gr Fusion and Core Lokt. Ive tried premium...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-13-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 1,120
Views: 52,428
Posted By GoBears870
Anyone know when the draw dates are for the next...

Anyone know when the draw dates are for the next batch of hunts (those with application deadlines on 8/15)?
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 08-08-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 585
Posted By GoBears870
I guess this also begs the question: how old is...

I guess this also begs the question: how old is too old? In addition to wear and tear, how far back is "too old" from a technology perspective? I'd like something that shoots ~330 IBO, under 32" ATA,...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 08-08-2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 585
Posted By GoBears870
New mid-range bow or used higher end

I need a solid upgrade from a very old PSE this year. I'd like something I can shoot for the next 5+ years and spend under $500. I primarily hunt from a blind and will have a couple backcountry trips...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 07-31-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 604
Views: 43,089
Posted By GoBears870
Whitetail. There will be 250 permits. ...

Whitetail. There will be 250 permits.

Waterfowl go live later in August
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 07-31-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 604
Views: 43,089
Posted By GoBears870
Within an hour of the deadline today, there were...

Within an hour of the deadline today, there were 376 applicants
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 07-30-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,014
Posted By GoBears870
Backup bow?

I am finally going to upgrade soon from my 18-year-old PSE Whitetail Extreme. It's not adjustable enough for my wife or a neighborhood kid to take, so I've given thought to selling it to get a little...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 07-12-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,284
Posted By GoBears870
Poor man's "backcountry" hunt

Earlier this year I hoped to pull off an archery elk hunt in Colorado this fall. That plan fell over on the homefront, so I'm counting on a couple lease invitations or a long-shot drawn hunt to fill...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 07-12-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 12,680
Posted By GoBears870
I'm going to **** someone off with this, but here...

I'm going to **** someone off with this, but here goes.

I worked in DC for 8 years, 6 of which were as a Republican congressional staffer. I have worked in the oil industry for the past 6....
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-03-2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 987
Posted By GoBears870
There is a trade-off with not wanting to draw. In...

There is a trade-off with not wanting to draw. In CO that usually means over-the-counter units where there will be a lot more hunters. But there are several units that do not require a preference...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-06-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By GoBears870
That's another question I had: I know it depends...

That's another question I had: I know it depends on the unit, but is picking up a leftover license mainly a matter of logging in the moment they go live?
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-06-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By GoBears870
First CO elk hunt - Bow or Gun?

I put in for points this year in CO - deer and elk. The two units I have my eye on (places I'm already familiar with) are easy first choice archery draws for elk, take ~3 points for 2nd season deer,...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-04-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 6,053
Posted By GoBears870
We were only able to hunt Saturday in Goode. Ran...

We were only able to hunt Saturday in Goode. Ran into two groups but only had a real chance with one and blew it. Not as many sightings as we had last time (two years ago) and as of Saturday PM there...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-03-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 6,053
Posted By GoBears870
Hearing lots of shots! Pretty sure a group we...

Hearing lots of shots! Pretty sure a group we flushed and couldn’t catch up with got nailed a couple minutes later by someone close
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-02-2018, 10:12 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 6,053
Posted By GoBears870
How muddy is it? Hope I can wear my hiking boots...

How muddy is it? Hope I can wear my hiking boots tomorrow and not the heavy LaCoste rubber ones.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-12-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 934
Posted By GoBears870
Wups. Really good draw odds for most seasons...

Wups.

Really good draw odds for most seasons - I was conflating OTC with no preference points needed.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-12-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 934
Posted By GoBears870
Good point

Good point
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-12-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 934
Posted By GoBears870
Another question for those who've been there:...

Another question for those who've been there: Rifle or Bow?

Nicer weather of early season appeals to me for safety reasons, but so does only having to get within 300 yards in the late season.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-12-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 934
Posted By GoBears870
I'm looking at a 5-day hunt. Drive all day...

I'm looking at a 5-day hunt. Drive all day Saturday, acclimate Sunday, hike in/acclimate Monday, hunt through Friday, come out Saturday.

Good to know I'm not the only one!
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-12-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 934
Posted By GoBears870
Crazy or stupid: Going DIY for first elk hunt

I have hunted, hiked, and backpacked my whole life (33 now) but have yet to chase elk. The subject fascinates me and I really have the itch to try it now. I've spent a lot of time in the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-10-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,083
Posted By GoBears870
Haven't seen the permit yet but in the past you...

Haven't seen the permit yet but in the past you just have to sign in and out every day at HQ - no briefing like what TPWD does on their hunts
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-10-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 136
Posted By GoBears870
Hagerman NWR Hog Hunt 2018

Draw results for both segments are up:
https://www.friendsofhagerman.com/images/userfiles/file/20180109163213_6_2018FeralHogHuntList.pdf

I got drawn for Segment A. Have had a few close encounters...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-09-2017, 11:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Posted By GoBears870
How would you guys rig up for sharks or anything...

How would you guys rig up for sharks or anything else big that could come along? I'd like to keep a line out while on the beach.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-06-2017, 05:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Posted By GoBears870
Thanks a lot, guys. On the surf fishing, I'm...

Thanks a lot, guys. On the surf fishing, I'm guessing the best bet is wading early and late for the trout? I have a couple of beefy 9' surf rods and 6000 series reels too if sharks are a possibility....
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-06-2017, 05:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Posted By GoBears870
Galveston fishing

Looking way ahead here, but we are planning on taking a family vacation to Galveston this June and staying in the area around the state park. I can't go anywhere without bringing some rods, but this...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-25-2016, 09:09 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,783
Posted By GoBears870
Great hunting can be spoiled by idiot members. I...

Great hunting can be spoiled by idiot members. I don't know why people treat deer leases like drunken fight leases.

Start with good members, then add year round access and game. Turkeys, doves,...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-23-2016, 11:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 947
Posted By GoBears870
This is exactly the aim. There is very little of...

This is exactly the aim. There is very little of this habitat remaining due to there being virtually no economic incentive in preserving/maintaining it. And with coastal property only really being...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-22-2016, 03:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 947
Posted By GoBears870
There are axis and sambar deer, which are huge....

There are axis and sambar deer, which are huge. As of a few months ago they didn't have a set in stone plan but were leaning towards public hunters culling them during deer hunts. It would be too...
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