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Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 10:35 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,499
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They arenít looking out for your well being. They...

They arenít looking out for your well being. They are looking out for theirs.


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Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 10:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 476
Posted By Mike D
Leupold is at best Japanese glass. It canít...

Leupold is at best Japanese glass.

It canít compete with European glass.

And I am a Leupold fan.


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) Yesterday, 04:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 535
Posted By Mike D
Wasnít true when I flew with a handgun. Regular...

Wasnít true when I flew with a handgun. Regular old brass combination locks.


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Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 06:37 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,499
Posted By Mike D
I would check the therms of your card agreement....

I would check the therms of your card agreement. Iím betting there is language in there about the agreement being being between the issuing company and the cardholder and any purchases outside those...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-07-2022, 11:00 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,499
Posted By Mike D
It would become their business if (1) the...

It would become their business if (1) the cardholder disputed the charge and the merchant had to eat it and (2) if someone did make a straw purchase using someone elseís card.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 08-07-2022, 10:55 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,499
Posted By Mike D
That person doesnít know you from anyone. I would...

That person doesnít know you from anyone. I would have asked you to,leave when you got an attitude. A $500 gun sale isnít worth the possibility of a straw purchase happening in their store.

...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-07-2022, 09:00 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,577
Posted By Mike D
Heat stress/stroke is nothing to mess with. I had...

Heat stress/stroke is nothing to mess with. I had a serious bout with it back in 2000. To this day, actually as recent as this past Friday I just canít tolerate it. I almost passed out on the...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-06-2022, 07:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,878
Posted By Mike D
Yes. I had guns that literally have sat in the...

Yes. I had guns that literally have sat in the safe without use for years. Most of the are factory guns that have or are being replaced with a custom of some sort.

I still have a few to thin out....
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-06-2022, 07:01 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 7,260
Posted By Mike D
Randy I am so sorry to read of the unimaginable...

Randy I am so sorry to read of the unimaginable happening to your family.

We will say extra prayers for peace and acceptance of the Lordís will even though itís hard to understand.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 08-05-2022, 02:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,123
Posted By Mike D
Would be no different than buying from places...

Would be no different than buying from places like Amazon now. You still pay Texas sales tax.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 08-04-2022, 06:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 605
Posted By Mike D
I just had progressive lenses made for my Oakley...

I just had progressive lenses made for my Oakley frames. It was ~$600.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 08-03-2022, 09:12 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,807
Posted By Mike D
I agree on the brake system and power steering...

I agree on the brake system and power steering flush.

I would want more info on whatís included in the tune up. It may just be plugs and coils pack wires and if itís over 100k miles may be worth...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-02-2022, 08:23 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,706
Posted By Mike D
Employer Truck Allowance/Mortgage Question

It rarely is as good as it sounds for the employee but is great for the company.

$700 payment only buys a low $30k vehicle if you finance taxes and fees.

Depending on the amount of insurance...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-01-2022, 04:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 668
Posted By Mike D
Wow, congratulations to them! I can only...

Wow, congratulations to them!

I can only pray that my wife and I remain alive and healthy long enough to reach a milestone like that.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 08-01-2022, 01:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 293
Posted By Mike D
We installed ours before foam. Trimmed the...

We installed ours before foam. Trimmed the receptacles out and everything. Our spray foam guy taped off the covers to keep it out of the outlets.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-31-2022, 07:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 677
Posted By Mike D
Go to the panhandle Matt. The south Texas goose...

Go to the panhandle Matt. The south Texas goose ďhuntĒ I went on was one of my most miserable hunts Iíve ever been on.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-30-2022, 09:35 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,391
Posted By Mike D
Yep very slow lately. Sent from my...

Yep very slow lately.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-30-2022, 09:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,230
Posted By Mike D
For those who have no choice on electric provider

It ainít twice as hot but my bill is twice as much. Good grief. [emoji849]


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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-30-2022, 06:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,230
Posted By Mike D
Our has doubled over the last 2 months. ...

Our has doubled over the last 2 months.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-30-2022, 01:11 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 6,962
Posted By Mike D
Iím late to posting here ďI love my (insert...

Iím late to posting here ďI love my (insert truck of choice) so much power I canít even tell itís (whatever you are towing) back there.Ē

This is usually Tundra guys even though the Tundra gets...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-30-2022, 01:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 757
Posted By Mike D
Car insurance prices!

Mine renews in August but currently I pay $320 per month for 3 vehicles, full coverage with high limits and low deductibles, my 5th wheel, golf cart, and 2 personal articles policies.

This is...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-29-2022, 08:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,768
Posted By Mike D
Used 1/2 ton 4X4 Trucks Dodge, Chevy or Ford

I bought an Ď04 Z71 with 110k on it in the classifieds here in 2011. Son still drives it with almost 360k on it.


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Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 07-29-2022, 01:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,196
Posted By Mike D
Mesquite trees are the cock roaches of the tree...

Mesquite trees are the cock roaches of the tree world in Texas. Theyíll be around after all the other trees are dead.


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-28-2022, 08:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,860
Posted By Mike D
What changed in the law a few years ago regarding...

What changed in the law a few years ago regarding NFA? As I recall the stamp was a defense to prosecution but again I thought the language was amended a few years ago.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-27-2022, 01:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,762
Posted By Mike D
I can pay high electric bills for a...

I can pay high electric bills for a Looooonnnnngggg time for that kind of money.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-27-2022, 01:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 906
Posted By Mike D
Yes and itís downright criminal. [emoji35] ...

Yes and itís downright criminal. [emoji35]


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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-26-2022, 06:50 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,099
Posted By Mike D
You can buy rooftop units with heat in them....

You can buy rooftop units with heat in them. Thatís what I put in mine. It keeps it comfortable in there even when down close to freezing temps outside.

To me a mini split seems like a fancier...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-26-2022, 06:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,086
Posted By Mike D
I would look for 95 grain Vmax rounds. Get the...

I would look for 95 grain Vmax rounds. Get the velocity up.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-26-2022, 06:16 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,106
Posted By Mike D
Ice Cream Preference

Homemade vanilla of those 2.

But H‑E‑B Java chocolate chunk is better than both.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-26-2022, 12:31 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,099
Posted By Mike D
Many different ways to skin this cat. ...

Many different ways to skin this cat.

CareyBirdwell on here added a 2nd unit to ours and I didnít have a roof vent in the front bedroom. Looks like it was factory installed.

The difference is...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-25-2022, 09:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 531
Posted By Mike D
This ...

This

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Is much easier to read than this for me and pics are much easier.
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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-25-2022, 01:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,197
Posted By Mike D
It really depends on what you are comfortable...

It really depends on what you are comfortable with. Appendix carry is typically the quicker and easier to access. I donít know that cross draw in any better or necessary but I suppose it could work. ...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-24-2022, 07:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,197
Posted By Mike D
Small of back carry is a terrible idea for many...

Small of back carry is a terrible idea for many reasons.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-24-2022, 07:09 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,811
Posted By Mike D
If itís truly out of oil the seizure likely isnít...

If itís truly out of oil the seizure likely isnít in the cylinder but on the crankshaft.


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-23-2022, 09:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 963
Posted By Mike D
Iím going to bet an overpressure round....

Iím going to bet an overpressure round. Winchester white box was notorious for that in years past.


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-23-2022, 09:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 260
Posted By Mike D
42% humidity is fine. Wood will start drying out...

42% humidity is fine. Wood will start drying out if much lower than that.


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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-23-2022, 10:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,359
Posted By Mike D
[emoji20] That explains the lower quality of...

[emoji20]
That explains the lower quality of the newer B&B pellets.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-23-2022, 10:31 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,762
Posted By Mike D
Glad Iím not the only one that can do math....

Glad Iím not the only one that can do math. [emoji2]


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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-22-2022, 12:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,307
Posted By Mike D
I know itís allowed Iíve just never thought it to...

I know itís allowed Iíve just never thought it to be good practice.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-22-2022, 06:39 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,307
Posted By Mike D
Why the reduced size neutral? Sent from...

Why the reduced size neutral?


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-21-2022, 01:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 555
Posted By Mike D
Itís probably safer and cheaper to do it FFL to...

Itís probably safer and cheaper to do it FFL to FFL. Itís legal to ship individual to FFL if they are willing to accept from an individual but it is costly and the very vague language in UPS/Fed Ex...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-21-2022, 01:03 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,069
Posted By Mike D
Nope. Gross. Sent from my iPhone using...

Nope. Gross.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-19-2022, 08:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,654
Posted By Mike D
Heck thatís what mine had been running with over...

Heck thatís what mine had been running with over 3500 sq/ft and a pool running 10 hours a day. [emoji16]

Until the co-op just raised rates by almost 40%. [emoji35]


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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-19-2022, 07:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,654
Posted By Mike D
Insulation makes all the difference in the world....

Insulation makes all the difference in the world. Mine has no problem keeping my house at 70 or below [emoji51] regardless of the temperature outside.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-18-2022, 12:51 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,064
Posted By Mike D
I believe this is your answer. There was likely...

I believe this is your answer. There was likely some foreign metal in the chuck of the lathe/mill/CNC/barrel vise and it put those marks on the barrel.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-18-2022, 06:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 342
Posted By Mike D
We looked at barndo construction when we built...

We looked at barndo construction when we built but it was more costly due to the gables and hips and valleys in the roof.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-17-2022, 09:30 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,634
Posted By Mike D
I do/did. The double action trigger pull is 6-8#...

I do/did. The double action trigger pull is 6-8# on them and if they are in a holster the trigger is covered. And finally donít carry anything else in the same pocket as the gun.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-16-2022, 10:16 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,023
Posted By Mike D
While I do enjoy a nice 1911 pistol it isnít even...

While I do enjoy a nice 1911 pistol it isnít even high on the list for carrying in the field in less than ideal conditions.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-15-2022, 08:18 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,634
Posted By Mike D
I used to but went back to full size for various...

I used to but went back to full size for various reasons. I sold my Glock 42 and also have a Kahr P380 that Iím going to list for sale.

I always carried 90 grain XTP rounds after watching all of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-15-2022, 08:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,307
Posted By Mike D
#10 copper is the correct ground for a branch...

#10 copper is the correct ground for a branch circuit up to 60 amps.


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