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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-20-2022, 08:47 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,940
Posted By El Paisano
I have passed on all of my lever guns. My Marlin...

I have passed on all of my lever guns. My Marlin 39 Century Limited that I got new has gone to my oldest son, who is a Marlin lever fanatic. My 2 Marlin 30-30s are going to my grandsons through my...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-19-2022, 08:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 333
Posted By El Paisano
I have a good supply so I haven't been watching...

I have a good supply so I haven't been watching lately.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-08-2022, 08:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 428
Posted By El Paisano
I've had to disassemble and clean the bolts and...

I've had to disassemble and clean the bolts and other parts on older guns due to varnishing of the oil that has been there for 40 or 50 years. They worked great after that.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-07-2022, 12:08 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 10,121
Posted By El Paisano
I invite game wardens to stop by for a visit....

I invite game wardens to stop by for a visit. They have come by a couple of times when in the area. Since I am not there all the time I like to keep in touch with the local LEOs that can keep an eye...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-06-2022, 07:11 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,157
Posted By El Paisano
What you first described sounded to me like a...

What you first described sounded to me like a Ruger American RANCH rifle with an adjustable stock.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-02-2022, 05:15 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 5,062
Posted By El Paisano
I semi-retired at 63 and just about to completely...

I semi-retired at 63 and just about to completely retire from working somewhere now at 71. I will always work on my tree farms.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-29-2022, 09:25 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,358
Posted By El Paisano
I probably quit hunting tree stands about 2003 or...

I probably quit hunting tree stands about 2003 or 2004, which would be about when I was 50 or so. The big reason then was for the excitement of hunting on the ground. Since then I have realized how...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-19-2022, 04:47 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,597
Posted By El Paisano
When you are talking about getting knocked off of...

When you are talking about getting knocked off of zero, the rings and bases, and how well they are mounted make a lot of difference. Also stock screw tightening.
When you are talking about losing...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-18-2022, 05:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 439
Posted By El Paisano
RIP Sir.

RIP Sir.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-14-2022, 10:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,386
Posted By El Paisano
I am bordered on 2 sides and across the highway...

I am bordered on 2 sides and across the highway by DCNF. My only option was to pull power from the one side that borders private land. Thankfully, the owner gave me access.
If she hadn't, there...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-13-2022, 01:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,484
Posted By El Paisano
This again.

This again.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-26-2022, 03:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 849
Posted By El Paisano
I just measure COAL, not seating depth.

I just measure COAL, not seating depth.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-25-2022, 08:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 849
Posted By El Paisano
I measure group size. That is what counts for me...

I measure group size. That is what counts for me anyway.
ELDMs shoot great for me.
Forum: Recipes 09-16-2022, 05:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,607
Posted By El Paisano
Have you tried frying an egg inside an onion ring...

Have you tried frying an egg inside an onion ring from a big white or sweet onion?
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-16-2022, 11:25 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,692
Posted By El Paisano
Looks like overpopulation of bass with not enough...

Looks like overpopulation of bass with not enough forage fish.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-16-2022, 08:31 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,676
Posted By El Paisano
I may be the one you are referring to about the...

I may be the one you are referring to about the first 2 rounds of snake loads. THAT IS FOR IN THE WOODS ONLY. If loading for concealed carry, the first 2 rounds and all of the rest are for serious...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-12-2022, 06:34 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,782
Posted By El Paisano
I shot a cottonmouth with a 22 mag shotshell...

I shot a cottonmouth with a 22 mag shotshell ONCE. It froze where it was and never moved a bit. Even after an hour or so it was still just like it was when I shot it. Almost cost me an ear though.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-12-2022, 06:28 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,697
Posted By El Paisano
I remember in the late 60's the experts said that...

I remember in the late 60's the experts said that black bears were extinct in SE Texas...until one was ran over on the newly completed I-45 south of Conroe.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-12-2022, 01:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,782
Posted By El Paisano
I have killed several copperheads and coral...

I have killed several copperheads and coral snakes with the 22 and the crimped rat shot cartridges. They took more than one shot.
On the other hand, I don't recall ever taking more than one shot...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-28-2022, 08:13 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,196
Posted By El Paisano
I find that a 38 revolver with shot loads in the...

I find that a 38 revolver with shot loads in the first round or two serves me pretty well for whatever I might run into.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-22-2022, 10:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 902
Posted By El Paisano
What Artos said X 2.

What Artos said X 2.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-22-2022, 05:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,817
Posted By El Paisano
Mine are going to the kids and grandkids. I just...

Mine are going to the kids and grandkids. I just gave my 39 Century Limited that I got new to my oldest. I have 2 Marlins 30-30s that are going to grandsons. One was made in '66 and the other in '71....
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-20-2022, 11:01 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 5,608
Posted By El Paisano
I will add my '64 Chevy SWB. Lot of memories in...

I will add my '64 Chevy SWB. Lot of memories in that truck. Bought it in '69 for $800 with 45k miles on it.
In '71 my future FIL and I painted it light yellow and the trim black. Black wheels with...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-20-2022, 10:46 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,631
Posted By El Paisano
Have you tried sneaking up on them sideways? Some...

Have you tried sneaking up on them sideways? Some folks have a thinner profile that way....
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-19-2022, 09:08 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 5,608
Posted By El Paisano
'64 International Scout w/ slant 4 cyl., 4WD ...

'64 International Scout w/ slant 4 cyl., 4WD
'68 International Scout w/ 266 V8 and 4WD w/ dual side exhausts (glass packs).
'68 Chevy SWB pickup.
'02 Chevy Extended cab
'06 Chevy SWB 1500
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-13-2022, 04:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 778
Posted By El Paisano
I limped around for 3 years with it until an...

I limped around for 3 years with it until an orthopedic surgeon friend gave me some stretching exercises to do. It took about 10 months, but I was able to do a 10 mile ruck march after doing the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-13-2022, 04:00 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,842
Posted By El Paisano
You can do it. I started Copenhagen in 1971 and...

You can do it. I started Copenhagen in 1971 and quit in 1989. Finally quit tobacco all together Jan 30 2005. My whole health got much better after I quit dipping.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-09-2022, 09:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,489
Posted By El Paisano
I have 2 Ruger Americans. Other than cleaning all...

I have 2 Ruger Americans. Other than cleaning all the grease/oil out before shooting they don't recommend any special cleaning regimen...and mine easily shoot 1/2 moa and sometimes less, even with...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-08-2022, 01:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 411
Posted By El Paisano
THEN, with that 50mm objective, the scope may be...

THEN, with that 50mm objective, the scope may be too high for the comb of the rifle stock, and you will need to get a cheek riser to get your eye in line with the scope.
If you have to go that...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-08-2022, 01:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 411
Posted By El Paisano
Ring height varies with manufacturer and style....

Ring height varies with manufacturer and style. It also matters what kind of rifle you are getting. Vortex can help you.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-07-2022, 10:00 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,904
Posted By El Paisano
They are doing it the way they should have been...

They are doing it the way they should have been doing it all along. Over 20 years ago I tried to buy my son a rifle at Oshman's for college graduation and they wouldn't let me pay for it and him do...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-06-2022, 09:26 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,636
Posted By El Paisano
Other things you need to watch out for are the...

Other things you need to watch out for are the high level antibiotics. I can't remember the name of what the doc gave me, but I found out the hard way that it causes muscle/tendon tears. Tore one in...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-06-2022, 05:48 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,364
Posted By El Paisano
In recent years, my rifle needs have changed, so...

In recent years, my rifle needs have changed, so I recently changed the lineup and have passed several on to the sons for the grandkids.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-15-2022, 10:48 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,103
Posted By El Paisano
My wife and I have had to settle 3 estates....

My wife and I have had to settle 3 estates. Personally, we set up a trust for ours.
However, when someone who owns property writes a will, it is their wishes that must be followed. The Will...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-15-2022, 09:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 854
Posted By El Paisano
I use a dead air nomad 30.

I use a dead air nomad 30.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-12-2022, 12:05 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 9,278
Posted By El Paisano
Seems like real estate is the only place to put...

Seems like real estate is the only place to put money to protect it from this inflation. If you sell, you can't find a comparable place for the same money.
I bought a unique place about 11 years ago...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-11-2022, 07:25 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,139
Posted By El Paisano
I've had many 22 handguns. They are gone with no...

I've had many 22 handguns. They are gone with no pics. The only one I have pics of is a JC Higgins model 88 (AKA High Standard Sentinel) w/ 6" barrel, 9 shot, DA/SA.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-06-2022, 08:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,094
Posted By El Paisano
Good she is OK. 2 years ago my wife tripped on...

Good she is OK. 2 years ago my wife tripped on the dishwasher door, fell, and broke her hip. They repaired it with 3 long screws. It took a long time to get over that, and she still walks with a limp.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-27-2022, 11:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,647
Posted By El Paisano
I spent many, many years in service management...

I spent many, many years in service management positions that were responsible for 24/7 service, from foreman up to corporate management. When my last child was about to graduate from college I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-22-2022, 02:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 855
Posted By El Paisano
Good for the rats. Don't try to crank it until...

Good for the rats. Don't try to crank it until you have completely cleaned out the fuel system. That old fuel will varnish and cause all kinds of havoc. Does it have a metal fuel tank? If so, it has...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-18-2022, 09:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 637
Posted By El Paisano
I recently bought a 12X42 from them. Hope I don't...

I recently bought a 12X42 from them. Hope I don't have any trouble with it. Sure like it so far.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-10-2022, 09:37 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,913
Posted By El Paisano
High flow.

High flow.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-07-2022, 09:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 308
Posted By El Paisano
This is for bolt action, by the way. Ruger Ranch.

This is for bolt action, by the way. Ruger Ranch.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-06-2022, 07:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 308
Posted By El Paisano
Who uses H110 for subsonic 300 blk loads?

I have H110 and 190 Sub-x bullets. Some sources indicate that case fill is a problem. Does anyone have any first hand experience with using H110 for subsonic 300 blk?
Thanks in advance.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-24-2022, 09:16 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,407
Posted By El Paisano
I have a 5-25 Viper PST Gen II FFP with MOA "2C"...

I have a 5-25 Viper PST Gen II FFP with MOA "2C" reticle that I am very happy with.
If you are shooting not over 700 yds I would suggest a fixed power SWFA with MOA quad reticle. It has enough...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-20-2022, 04:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,236
Posted By El Paisano
chootem

chootem
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-20-2022, 11:06 AM
Replies: 2,884
Views: 313,863
Posted By El Paisano
I have: 243 brass: 20 Federal 2X, FL resized;...

I have:
243 brass: 20 Federal 2X, FL resized; 18 Norma 2X, FL resized, 2 Norma 1X and primed; 7 Federal 1X, FL resized and primed.
30-30 brass: 56 1X Remington brass.

Dies: Lee RGB 243 dies set...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-20-2022, 07:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,424
Posted By El Paisano
Good rifle. I just bought one in 300 blk, and I...

Good rifle. I just bought one in 300 blk, and I already had a Ruger Predator that will shoot 1/4" groups at 100 yds.
Congratulations.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-17-2022, 10:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,562
Posted By El Paisano
I got a new caliber at the worst time possible...

I got a new caliber at the worst time possible and had to hunt hard for ammo for 2 or 3 months. Bought most of it before prices got so high. Also got back into reloading.
Prices for reloading...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-11-2022, 08:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,451
Posted By El Paisano
My older 22s (one around 100 years old) like...

My older 22s (one around 100 years old) like standard velocity ammo. Some newer ones like high velocity ammo. How much power do you need to put a bullet through a squirrel's head? For small game I...
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