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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-01-2022, 09:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,120
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[QUOTE=Brazos Hunter;16428750]$3-4 will load my...

[QUOTE=Brazos Hunter;16428750]$3-4 will load my pipe with a house blend cavendish but no way could I get a cigar worthy of investing the time for that. Even my yard ‘gar was $5/ pre-covid, now they...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-27-2022, 09:36 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,638
Posted By softpoint
It's not like a rocket, lol..But the expansion...

It's not like a rocket, lol..But the expansion velocity of the gas pressure generated by the powder is still greater than the velocity of the bullet. However, really long barrels with small capacity...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-27-2022, 09:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,638
Posted By softpoint
This is correct.

This is correct.
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 09-27-2022, 07:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,938
Posted By softpoint
I'd use the head I wouldn't mind doing without....

I'd use the head I wouldn't mind doing without. Hogs have a tendency to run a long ways in almost impassable thickets if not hit perfectly, and even if they are....Any of those you have ought to work.
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 09-27-2022, 06:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 702
Posted By softpoint
I have a Mathews and a Hoyt. I shoot both about...

I have a Mathews and a Hoyt. I shoot both about equal, but the Hoyt has been the most trouble free.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-26-2022, 09:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 304
Posted By softpoint
Been casting for about 55 years. Currently it's...

Been casting for about 55 years. Currently it's .44, .45 pistol, .45 rifle, .30, .35, .357, 10mm, and have multiple molds in most of those calibers. Don't cast any shotgun slugs or shot...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-26-2022, 07:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 534
Posted By softpoint
A good hearing aid clinic will let you try some...

A good hearing aid clinic will let you try some of them out, and recommend a "best fit" for your conditions. Medicare won't pay anything on them. I tried some of the Walmart hearing aids first, and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-25-2022, 08:03 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,562
Posted By softpoint
Get a shipping container and fix it up and...

Get a shipping container and fix it up and insulate it. Put a walk in door, and a window, if you like. Keep the original receipt where you bought it. Yes, you'll probably get taxed on it in some...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-25-2022, 07:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,083
Posted By softpoint
Post oak and pin oak are loaded here in Brazos...

Post oak and pin oak are loaded here in Brazos county, starting to drop, deer won't be too interested in corn until they are gone, or we get enough rain to ruin them.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-25-2022, 05:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 782
Posted By softpoint
Went through issues years ago in the oilfield....

Went through issues years ago in the oilfield. Lace up boots give far more support than slip on. (They were mandated in one shop, even though I was a contractor), Red Wing, lace up, and get their...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-24-2022, 08:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 369
Posted By softpoint
The mud flaps on trucks are just rubber with...

The mud flaps on trucks are just rubber with holes sandwiched between flat bar.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-18-2022, 08:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,561
Posted By softpoint
I'd hate to be on either end of that. I'd hate to...

I'd hate to be on either end of that. I'd hate to lose that much without some kind of compensation. On the other hand, that guide had likely had zero income for two years, and had to file for...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-10-2022, 08:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 693
Posted By softpoint
On oak stumps, I don't drill any holes or...

On oak stumps, I don't drill any holes or anything, but they need to sit at least 2 years. Both the stump and the ground need to be DRY. The best time is usually when your county is under a burn...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-04-2022, 09:34 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 5,959
Posted By softpoint
Long John Silver's for an exercise in projection...

Long John Silver's for an exercise in projection pooping.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-04-2022, 10:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 647
Posted By softpoint
If you don't reload, .25/06 makes the most sense....

If you don't reload, .25/06 makes the most sense. .270 would be fine, too. 6.5's, the .240 Weatherby, are going to be a lot harder to find ammunition for. Personally, I'd re-barrel it to .30/06. The...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-26-2022, 08:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,283
Posted By softpoint
And Kubin's. Not sure if he works on all makes...

And Kubin's. Not sure if he works on all makes though.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-26-2022, 08:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,233
Posted By softpoint
Looks like a model 15. $550-600.

Looks like a model 15. $550-600.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-22-2022, 05:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 943
Posted By softpoint
Lots of cheap scopes will handle recoil. What is...

Lots of cheap scopes will handle recoil. What is most often given up in cheaper scopes is optical quality. And sometimes eye relief, which is important. And of course, the quality control may not be...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-17-2022, 09:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 952
Posted By softpoint
Rent a machine and do it yourself. If you were...

Rent a machine and do it yourself. If you were trying to do precision leveling work or digging, you might want to hire it out. For brush clearing, you can do that yourself, won't take long to learn...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-16-2022, 04:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 988
Posted By softpoint
Bottle jack will pick up a LOT more. I sometimes...

Bottle jack will pick up a LOT more. I sometimes carry a shorty and a regular 20 ton. And a couple pieces of wood. And no, you won't have room for a 20 ton floor jack, and if you can manhandle a 20...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-15-2022, 08:39 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,436
Posted By softpoint
Costco states that they don't allow firearms in...

Costco states that they don't allow firearms in their stores on their application requirements for a membership card. And my wife and I both carry when we are out, and I'm not leaving my weapon in...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-14-2022, 09:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 828
Posted By softpoint
It should be very close. Any lateral error will...

It should be very close. Any lateral error will increase with distance, though. Simple trig.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-11-2022, 07:11 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,436
Posted By softpoint
We bought a membership prior to them opening here...

We bought a membership prior to them opening here in College Station, but on reading the "conditions" they don't allow firearms to be carried in their stores. So we got refund on the membership...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-11-2022, 07:03 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,861
Posted By softpoint
This. You shouldn't have to be afraid to have...

This. You shouldn't have to be afraid to have some money.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-11-2022, 06:26 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,737
Posted By softpoint
I think Buck still makes the 121, and Knives of...

I think Buck still makes the 121, and Knives of Alaska has a filet knife, too. And I've heard the Bubba knives are good. I don't have one yet, though.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-10-2022, 09:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,635
Posted By softpoint
Need to have a 'smith look at it. It might be...

Need to have a 'smith look at it. It might be ruined as others have said, or it might have been a brass case head failure, in which case most of it might be salvageable. The brass rupturing can lock...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-08-2022, 01:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,172
Posted By softpoint
I was audited once. First round, I owed them...

I was audited once. First round, I owed them money, next round with them, less, third time my accountant met with them, I got a refund. We left it at that. And that bill to flood the IRS with new...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-04-2022, 09:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 748
Posted By softpoint
I suppose the amount of success achieved is...

I suppose the amount of success achieved is directly related to how bad a person's vision was before the surgery. And, of course their expectations. If a person thinks (like my wife did) that it will...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-04-2022, 09:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 748
Posted By softpoint
Need at least a little negative feedback? lol. I...

Need at least a little negative feedback? lol. I can't say, because I haven't had it, but my wife had both eyes done about three years ago. Still has to wear glasses about 90% of the time, any time...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-04-2022, 09:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 695
Posted By softpoint
If the choke butterfly is flapping loosely in the...

If the choke butterfly is flapping loosely in the carb with no way to hold it in the open position, on acceleration vacuum will pull it closed and starve the engine for air. The quicker you attempt...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-03-2022, 09:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,357
Posted By softpoint
The bandana's and hats that are soaked in water...

The bandana's and hats that are soaked in water help. A lot. Just ordered one of the Mission hats
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-01-2022, 10:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,005
Posted By softpoint
C products used to make the best AR mags for the...

C products used to make the best AR mags for the 7.62x39. I have them for my 7.62, and they have worked flawlessly. https://themagshack.com/product-brands/c-products-defense/
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-01-2022, 09:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 895
Posted By softpoint
I'm not a RC flyer myself, but this club is...

I'm not a RC flyer myself, but this club is located on my property https://www.modelaircraft.org/club/brazos-valley-rc-modelers
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-31-2022, 10:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 529
Posted By softpoint
There is a state sponsored site that has a good...

There is a state sponsored site that has a good bit of information on wells drilled in the last 30 years or so.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-31-2022, 10:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 973
Posted By softpoint
They are just a full metal jacketed pointed...

They are just a full metal jacketed pointed bullet. Nothing really special about them. Supposed to penetrate car bodies and windshields better. Kind of a unique find, though.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-30-2022, 07:49 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,069
Posted By softpoint
Everyone is putting Stabil in their mower gas...

Everyone is putting Stabil in their mower gas around here....
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-29-2022, 07:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 782
Posted By softpoint
They even made a 9000 gvw C30 stepside, A friend...

They even made a 9000 gvw C30 stepside, A friend used to have one. We named it Teddy Roosevelt, because it was a Rough Rider...lol
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-28-2022, 05:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,034
Posted By softpoint
I like my 2019 1120, it's a workhorse. Several of...

I like my 2019 1120, it's a workhorse. Several of the tractor manufacturers offer diesels, I think.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-27-2022, 09:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 896
Posted By softpoint
I have 5 yard/barn cats around. They are hardly...

I have 5 yard/barn cats around. They are hardly eating any cat food right now, the field mice and locusts are keeping them full.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-25-2022, 08:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,296
Posted By softpoint
Small of Back is kind of a specialized carry...

Small of Back is kind of a specialized carry option. If you are standing most of the time such as a clerk or barkeep, etc. it is great. Otherwise it's uncomfortable and unhandy if you are sitting...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-21-2022, 01:25 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,438
Posted By softpoint
What I'm thinking. Sonic isn't even in the top...

What I'm thinking. Sonic isn't even in the top five for diarrhea, Diarrhea is even kind of girlie. If you want real SCOURS, there are better places to contract that. Long John Silvers is just one...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-20-2022, 09:15 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,336
Posted By softpoint
They should be fine. Give them the smell test...

They should be fine. Give them the smell test when you thaw them out and fry away.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-20-2022, 11:25 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,433
Posted By softpoint
I've used both. Their grinder wheels are plenty...

I've used both. Their grinder wheels are plenty safe, they just don't last as long as name brand like Norton, but they are lots cheaper. And I have used their jack stands to level and fabricate some...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-19-2022, 06:33 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,433
Posted By softpoint
We used their 6 point impact sockets in the...

We used their 6 point impact sockets in the oilfield. They are as tough as most brands. And a lot cheaper. Stay away from their pipe wrenches, and water pump pliers. 12 point tools (wrenches and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-12-2022, 08:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,122
Posted By softpoint
:eek:Can't get too interested at that price...

:eek:Can't get too interested at that price...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-11-2022, 07:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 814
Posted By softpoint
I've had a number of dogs that were copperhead...

I've had a number of dogs that were copperhead killers. Usually more so after they'd been bit at least once. And they often learned how to grab them and kill them without getting bit. One of the best...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-07-2022, 09:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,777
Posted By softpoint
This thread has made me feel better about having...

This thread has made me feel better about having lost most of my hearing.....
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-07-2022, 09:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 799
Posted By softpoint
Powder can keep indefinitely if stored correctly....

Powder can keep indefinitely if stored correctly. Alliant did some tests a few years ago of some Bullseye pistol powder that was over 100 years old, a sample of one of the first batches ever...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-05-2022, 04:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 734
Posted By softpoint
And a lead bullet or shot can be left in flesh...

And a lead bullet or shot can be left in flesh and the wound will heal around it, and it still won't cause lead poison. On the other hand, a steel bullet or shot, unless it is a high grade of...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-05-2022, 03:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 734
Posted By softpoint
It's pretty hard to ingest enough lead to be...

It's pretty hard to ingest enough lead to be harmful. I've casted bullets for 50 years, in a poorly ventilated shop, I've eaten game for longer than that that was shot with lead ammunition, and...
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