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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-27-2020, 04:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,149
Posted By agtex42
I'm surprised that they opened up the does as...

I'm surprised that they opened up the does as well. I grew up in Leonard and we had to drive up to the border to get into the deer back then, not being able to shoot does in the general season...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-03-2020, 05:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,014
Posted By agtex42
We got 10 years out of our first Weber (Spirit...

We got 10 years out of our first Weber (Spirit Series) and it was still going strong when I gave it to a buddy who helped me move, we upgraded to a Genesis model two years ago and it's been a winner...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-31-2020, 10:20 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 7,372
Posted By agtex42
I take my hat off at meals, doesn't matter if...

I take my hat off at meals, doesn't matter if it's fast food, a fancy restaurant, or at the house; at this point in my life (36) it's more out of habit than anything else. I will say that my...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-13-2020, 07:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 489
Posted By agtex42
If you're wanting new I'd recommend the Beretta...

If you're wanting new I'd recommend the Beretta a300 if you like a gas gun / Franchi Affinity if you prefer inertia. I've shot both, the Beretta shoots softer and has a low rib the Franchi has a...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-07-2020, 09:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 804
Posted By agtex42
I took a similar approach to Shane with my boys,...

I took a similar approach to Shane with my boys, we’ve treated every nerf gun like the real thing since day one. Safety rules, knowing your target and what’s around it, if you’re caught breaking a...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-21-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,196
Posted By agtex42
I've been very happy with my Beretta 3901, been...

I've been very happy with my Beretta 3901, been shooting it for several years now and have zero complaints (or any legitimate reason to upgrade). A buddy of mine picked up the A300 Outlander a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-18-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 172
Posted By agtex42
Another recommendation for Pit Boss aka Jeff...

Another recommendation for Pit Boss aka Jeff Coats, I haven’t hunted with him personally but have a few different friends who have and he was highly recommended by all of them!
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-28-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 651
Posted By agtex42
Nancy is great to work with, I’m not sure how...

Nancy is great to work with, I’m not sure how many litters she whelps at her kennel these days but if she doesn’t have any planned she can certainly put you in touch with someone who does. You should...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-23-2019, 09:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,362
Posted By agtex42
It’s been on since last Sunday, 2 hours every...

It’s been on since last Sunday, 2 hours every night starting at 7:00 and an encore presentation at 9:00. I’ve missed a couple but all the ones I’ve caught were great, tonight’s in particular!
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-17-2019, 11:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,480
Posted By agtex42
I have to admit, I'm a little disappointed to see...

I have to admit, I'm a little disappointed to see something other than "ducks errywhere" here :D
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-15-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 834
Views: 44,921
Posted By agtex42
Love everything about this pic and yall's rig, I...

Love everything about this pic and yall's rig, I almost pulled the trigger on a 1638 with an OB on the hunt deck last year but it just wasn't big enough for what we needed at the time. Nice job and...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-08-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,296
Posted By agtex42
This was our experience with both my boys as...

This was our experience with both my boys as well, didn't take much time at all to build up the muscle strength and coordination to shoot a lefty bow. Oldest is now 8 and we're just getting into .22...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-07-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 497
Posted By agtex42
Looks like Tejas is hosting a 3D shoot next...

Looks like Tejas is hosting a 3D shoot next weekend, might be a good opportunity to introduce yourself and perhaps get to use the range. Worth a shot anyway!
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-07-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 438
Posted By agtex42
THIS!! Particularly with the load you’re...

THIS!! Particularly with the load you’re describing.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-06-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,442
Posted By agtex42
Great Advice, I was in your shoes last year with...

Great Advice, I was in your shoes last year with my son's first year in Tigers and pretty much followed these recommendations to a tee. "Keep it Simple, Keep it Fun" and the boys will have a great...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-06-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 834
Views: 44,921
Posted By agtex42
I think you'll like that bismuth as it hits...

I think you'll like that bismuth as it hits pretty hard, but I'd highly recommend you pattern it if you get the chance.

I shot their 3" 1 1/2 oz 4s last year and it took a lot more constriction...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-06-2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 497
Posted By agtex42
It's been a couple of years since I was there,...

It's been a couple of years since I was there, but at the time I signed up for Tejas membership at Clyde's and they got me the key code to the gate. The Tejas facilities are great, plenty of room to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-05-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 497
Posted By agtex42
Neither Clyde’s or Archery Outfitters ranges...

Neither Clyde’s or Archery Outfitters ranges offer shots beyond 20 yards. The Tejas Bowmen range is great, not sure if they’re still offering prorated membership dues but it’s be worth looking into.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-02-2019, 09:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 813
Posted By agtex42
They’re fairly small decoys, maybe 13-14” from...

They’re fairly small decoys, maybe 13-14” from beak to tail. The foam filled versions are better for shooting divers regularly (these won’t take much abuse from errant shots). They ride ok in calm...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-24-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,885
Posted By agtex42
Kings Inn is well worth the drive!!

Kings Inn is well worth the drive!!
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-20-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,570
Posted By agtex42
I bought two off the floor of a mom and pop shop...

I bought two off the floor of a mom and pop shop 9 years ago for $300 each, best money on furniture I’ve ever spent!!
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-17-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 23,726
Posted By agtex42
Good stuff, we were there in March to pick up our...

Good stuff, we were there in March to pick up our boy and I recognized that tree and siding immediately. Congrats on the new pup, he’s a handsome fella!
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-17-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 23,726
Posted By agtex42
That’s awesome Clay! Is that one of Buttercup’s...

That’s awesome Clay! Is that one of Buttercup’s boys?
Forum: Photography 04-23-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,973
Posted By agtex42
954775 A local farm rotates a "flower crop"...

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A local farm rotates a "flower crop" throughout the year, springtime is tulip season and they planted ~ 1.2 million bulbs with over 400 species. The hours of operation prohibit any golden...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-09-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 354
Posted By agtex42
I don't know how many of the Camp Lejeune "local...

I don't know how many of the Camp Lejeune "local attractions" have gotten back up their feet since the hurricane last year but here are some thoughts:

If you're into Pepsi they have a neat little...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-09-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,385
Posted By agtex42
I posted on the other thread you bumped but in...

I posted on the other thread you bumped but in short, you’ll be happy with that combo for your described purpose ;)b

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Forum: Around the Campfire 03-09-2019, 08:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,875
Posted By agtex42
For your described needs the 2.7L will be...

For your described needs the 2.7L will be perfectly fine, I'm two years into ownership of mine and it's been a great truck. I bought it in 2017 when they were getting ready to shift the production...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-08-2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,091
Posted By agtex42
I don't know if these would qualify as "custom"...

I don't know if these would qualify as "custom" but Saddleback Leather Company offers monogramming on their wallets and their darn good products for the price!
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-18-2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 677
Posted By agtex42
What Glen said on “purpose built” rig! $5k...

What Glen said on “purpose built” rig!

$5k is going to limit your “build” options, particularly if shopping new. I’d be looking out for a well-kept mod-v aluminum boat in the 15-16’ range with at...
Forum: Photography 12-30-2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,125
Posted By agtex42
I haven't hunted much this year due to work but...

I haven't hunted much this year due to work but managed to capture this one playing around with some bounce flash in the shop over the break last week!

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Forum: Around the Campfire 12-13-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,345
Posted By agtex42
That motor is somewhere around 245 lbs, it won’t...

That motor is somewhere around 245 lbs, it won’t balance well on a 16’ boat (I’m assuming 48” bottom width). Unless you can get the whole package for 50-60% of what the motor costs I’d stay away...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-12-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,225
Posted By agtex42
937607 937608 Pat at Avian Arts did...

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Pat at Avian Arts did these two for me last year, I’d certainly recommend him!
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-27-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,443
Posted By agtex42
https://www.bluesea.com/products/category/16/61/Fu...

https://www.bluesea.com/products/category/16/61/Fuse_Blocks/ST_Blade

I’d start here, all Marine grade stuff and you can keep it as simple or complex as you want. They also make switch panels with...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 06-15-2018, 10:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 949
Posted By agtex42
I’ve had good luck using surplus molle straps on...

I’ve had good luck using surplus molle straps on my mobile setups. Sometimes you have to get creative to rig the straps to your stand, but once you figure it out it’s smooth sailing from there....
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-12-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,522
Posted By agtex42
Cheapest option I’d recommend are the Bilstein...

Cheapest option I’d recommend are the Bilstein 5100s, you’d probably benefit by getting a complete set as well in order to get the dampening benefits on all four corners after putting on the heavier...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-07-2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,226
Posted By agtex42
I’d second the recommendation to attempt to...

I’d second the recommendation to attempt to negotiate before using USAA, I got a much better deal just going in and talking to my local dealer. At any rate it’s certainly worth your time to see if...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-19-2018, 09:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,352
Posted By agtex42
Not to mention the fact that you have to pony up...

Not to mention the fact that you have to pony up for a lariat first, then shell out another 4k for the 3.0! Neat concept and they’ll probably sell every one on the lot but they’re not really...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 04-11-2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,081
Posted By agtex42
I use one, it helps verify my anchor is correct...

I use one, it helps verify my anchor is correct when wearing a face mask. I use d-loop material vs a button though, accomplishes the same purpose while saving a little weight on the string!
Forum: Photography 04-08-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,859
Posted By agtex42
Great Topic!!! 903817 903818 ...

Great Topic!!!

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Forum: Photography 04-02-2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,315
Posted By agtex42
My wife likes to tell me my hobbies are many and...

My wife likes to tell me my hobbies are many and they all take up too much time :D, but camping is one of the things I love to do that she doesn't mind tagging along for. It's hard to pick just one,...
Forum: Traditional 02-19-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 636
Posted By agtex42
Good luck with the sale, Big Jim makes a nice...

Good luck with the sale, Big Jim makes a nice bow. They have a cult like following on the east coast in the Carolinas and North Georgia for good reason!
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-13-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,227
Posted By agtex42
Boats are all about compromise, particularly in...

Boats are all about compromise, particularly in the used market. You said your budget is a few thousand, that could mean different things to different folks but I'm assuming you're talking about the...
Forum: Traditional 02-09-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,173
Posted By agtex42
Friday Bump!

Friday Bump!
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-02-2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,228
Posted By agtex42
Another vote for Delta Jacket if you only buy...

Another vote for Delta Jacket if you only buy one. It’s the most versatile jacket of their line for anything Texas is going to throw at you! I bought a Fahrenheit jacket to layer underneath with this...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-31-2018, 07:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 743
Posted By agtex42
That's a pretty high quote for an STX (assuming...

That's a pretty high quote for an STX (assuming it's not this year's model), if you're getting a '17 off the lot I'd shop around until you find a dealer that would give you a dealer discount of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-30-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,808
Posted By agtex42
That's going to be a sweet looking mount! I had a...

That's going to be a sweet looking mount! I had a Can done last year for the desktop and I wish I had more space for something else that didn't need to go on the wall. I can appreciate the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-29-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,808
Posted By agtex42
The lifetime rigs are pretty nice but I can’t get...

The lifetime rigs are pretty nice but I can’t get past what they charge for them.

I make my own with mono and have had zero issues for 4+ years now

Line and crimps: $7.75
Stainless split ring...
Forum: Photography 01-29-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,273
Posted By agtex42
894429 Here's mine for this month, wish I...

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Here's mine for this month, wish I would have had the full frame camera but sometimes you just have to make do!
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-29-2018, 04:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,706
Posted By agtex42
Canvasback is one of my favorite ducks on the...

Canvasback is one of my favorite ducks on the dinner table! We shot a mess of them last year and they taste as good as they look on the wall. I use a lot of Hank Shaw's recipes for waterfowl and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-26-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,808
Posted By agtex42
Good luck! Water levels are down South of y’all,...

Good luck! Water levels are down South of y’all, not many worked for us this morning but the sunrise made it worth the trip!

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