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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-14-2022, 09:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 749
Posted By McClain
This is a good tip, but to take it further --...

This is a good tip, but to take it further -- take notes or take a pic or keep the target and keep it someplace where you will know where to find it if you ever need it. You will need to know where...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-13-2022, 09:28 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,865
Posted By McClain
I wouldn't fire up the pots yet mates. These are...

I wouldn't fire up the pots yet mates. These are not likely to make it much further north than the Valley. They are a tropical species and die when the water temperature drops to about 50 F. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-12-2022, 07:11 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 9,016
Posted By McClain
Following. Good luck!

Following. Good luck!
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-06-2022, 05:08 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,255
Posted By McClain
Shoot it. Make a long range shot, and then go...

Shoot it. Make a long range shot, and then go pick it up in the middle of the day when the bucks are not at the feeder. Should not be a problem.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-06-2022, 05:00 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 8,669
Posted By McClain
Sad day for sure! Praying for your strength and...

Sad day for sure! Praying for your strength and healing going forward.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-03-2022, 08:36 AM
Replies: 625
Views: 31,708
Posted By McClain
Moving picture for sure! Thanks for sharing....

Moving picture for sure! Thanks for sharing. Continued prayers!
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-01-2022, 09:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 959
Posted By McClain
Class of ‘76 vibes sent his way! Great choice.

Class of ‘76 vibes sent his way! Great choice.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-01-2022, 09:54 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,425
Posted By McClain
Great story! Good for you, thanks for sharing.

Great story! Good for you, thanks for sharing.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-31-2022, 10:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 920
Posted By McClain
As mentioned above, bear are not hard to kill...

As mentioned above, bear are not hard to kill with good shot placement, and your 6.5, 270, and 7-08 should all be sufficient given that you do your part. However having said that, all that long hair...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-30-2022, 09:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 307
Posted By McClain
I like the Ballistic Advanced Edition, but have...

I like the Ballistic Advanced Edition, but have not tried any of the other phone apps. I use JBM Ballistics at my desk and these two match up fairly well with regards to dope results.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-23-2022, 09:45 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,106
Posted By McClain
Looks great. Great job!

Looks great. Great job!
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-22-2022, 12:29 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 19,806
Posted By McClain
Praying for his recovery.

Praying for his recovery.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-20-2022, 10:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 856
Posted By McClain
One can brew it stronger or weaker according to...

One can brew it stronger or weaker according to taste, and you can roast the leaves in the oven or in a pan to change the taste as desired.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-19-2022, 07:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 856
Posted By McClain
Sure, have made it many times. Very good, has...

Sure, have made it many times. Very good, has sort of a minty taste. Has caffeine also, and is a good coffee substitute. Be sure to use the leaves, not the fruit (berries). Dry or roast the leaves...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-14-2022, 10:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 977
Posted By McClain
Well done video! Thanks.

Well done video! Thanks.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-03-2022, 12:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,596
Posted By McClain
Yep, in Alberta they just implemented a...

Yep, in Alberta they just implemented a government bounty program for hogs to try and keep them under control. Fact is there are plenty of bear in western Alberta, and wolves too, but apparently they...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-01-2022, 07:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,034
Posted By McClain
I’m not sure - not in that loop anymore, but...

I’m not sure - not in that loop anymore, but wondering if all the storms last few years interrupted egg collections. Farm gators are 3 to 4 years old when processed. I can give you a few contacts for...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 06-28-2022, 06:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,684
Posted By McClain
I just don’t think coons are a major predator of...

I just don’t think coons are a major predator of fawns. I have trapped coons for years, have run coon hounds, and spotlighted coons via rivers and upland, and have never come across any evidence to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-26-2022, 07:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,531
Posted By McClain
How long are they? Any pics? Can they be hand...

How long are they? Any pics? Can they be hand loaded or do you have a way to load them onto a trailer?
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-23-2022, 12:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,287
Posted By McClain
It might be Ich (Ichthyophthirius), a disease...

It might be Ich (Ichthyophthirius), a disease that often affects catfish, especially during early summer as water temps warm up. Fish will have lesions or white spots on their body. Then the dead...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-23-2022, 09:09 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 4,814
Posted By McClain
Praying for Natalie and for your strength and...

Praying for Natalie and for your strength and faith during this trying time!
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-21-2022, 10:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,015
Posted By McClain
Thanks guys, that one is headed to the trash...

Thanks guys, that one is headed to the trash heap.

He is wanting a lock on stand. I will be on the alert for one.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-20-2022, 10:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,015
Posted By McClain
Thanks guys for the offers and advice. This stand...

Thanks guys for the offers and advice. This stand must be older than I thought and replacement parts are apparently not available. I can set him up with a stand. Was mainly seeing if that stand could...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-20-2022, 01:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,015
Posted By McClain
Yep, the red end cable is the strap that goes...

Yep, the red end cable is the strap that goes around the tree. That’s what I was hoping to replace. He wants to use the stand as a hang on and not as a climber. We can then use ratchet straps for...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-20-2022, 09:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,015
Posted By McClain
Recognize this stand?

Does anyone recognize this old stand as to the maker and perhaps model? A grandson inherited it and wants to try to use it this year, but it is missing one of its straps, and I would like to try to...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-20-2022, 07:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 472
Posted By McClain
William Dawkins in Fort Worth. Don’t have his...

William Dawkins in Fort Worth. Don’t have his contact info in front of me, but you can google wsdleatherwork to find him I believe.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-18-2022, 09:23 AM
Replies: 2,839
Views: 283,634
Posted By McClain
I'm looking to trade for up to 3 new unopened...

I'm looking to trade for up to 3 new unopened bottles of Hodgdon Benchmark powder in east Tx. I have one new bottle of H4350 and two new bottles of Varget to trade. Trade only, will not sale.
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-12-2022, 08:38 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 24,725
Posted By McClain
Sorry to hear about your struggles. You are now...

Sorry to hear about your struggles. You are now in my prayers.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-07-2022, 08:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 444
Posted By McClain
I started to say that, but since I donít know for...

I started to say that, but since I donít know for absolutely certainty I didnít go that far.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-07-2022, 05:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 444
Posted By McClain
If they don’t take credit cards, it’s probably a...

If they don’t take credit cards, it’s probably a scam.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-06-2022, 08:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,905
Posted By McClain
Very nice! Let’s see pics of them in action!

Very nice! Let’s see pics of them in action!
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-06-2022, 10:16 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,736
Posted By McClain
Great posts! Thanks for bringing us alone, and...

Great posts! Thanks for bringing us alone, and Kudos on your trophy!
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-06-2022, 10:09 AM
Replies: 2,839
Views: 283,634
Posted By McClain
Thanks! Just wish you were close enough to make...

Thanks! Just wish you were close enough to make this work. Good luck with the trade/sale!
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-05-2022, 08:13 PM
Replies: 2,839
Views: 283,634
Posted By McClain
Just donít see many ďin stock announcementsĒ in...

Just donít see many ďin stock announcementsĒ in this thread, even though I have probably passed some gun shops that had what I was needing in traveling across country.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-05-2022, 07:58 PM
Replies: 2,839
Views: 283,634
Posted By McClain
Thanks for the info, Iíll look into it....

Thanks for the info, Iíll look into it. Interested in selling that jug of Varget? I have no H4350, am looking for that one too.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-05-2022, 09:02 AM
Replies: 2,839
Views: 283,634
Posted By McClain
While this thread is excellent for facilitating...

While this thread is excellent for facilitating the trade or buying of reloading components from individuals, I would very much like to see a dedicated thread for information of where powder and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-02-2022, 02:38 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,772
Posted By McClain
Casey, you and your family are in our prayers....

Casey, you and your family are in our prayers. Keep the faith!
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-02-2022, 09:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,024
Posted By McClain
I'm thinking possibly Cockspur Hawthorn.

I'm thinking possibly Cockspur Hawthorn.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-23-2022, 05:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,145
Posted By McClain
What is the muzzle velocity in each situation?...

What is the muzzle velocity in each situation? Sounds like bullet is not stabilized by the time it exits the suppressor. Also check to make sure your twist rate is compatible with that bullet.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-21-2022, 04:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 563
Posted By McClain
I like something like the Maxpedition Versipack...

I like something like the Maxpedition Versipack or Fatboy (https://www.maxpedition.com/products/fatboy-versipack?variant=39445017041), that can hold a handgun, mags, ammo, and other items and can be...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-20-2022, 08:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,251
Posted By McClain
Not all guns will cycle these reliably. Itís been...

Not all guns will cycle these reliably. Itís been a long time since I tried these but I believe an 870 might have problems with them, but think a Win model 1200/1300 might cycle ok. Many semi-autos...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-15-2022, 01:41 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 15,566
Posted By McClain
Praying for continued improvement and recovery.

Praying for continued improvement and recovery.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-08-2022, 10:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,220
Posted By McClain
Nice selection! Any Remington 700s for sale?

Nice selection! Any Remington 700s for sale?
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-07-2022, 08:58 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,488
Posted By McClain
Predator/Prey relationships are certainly complex...

Predator/Prey relationships are certainly complex with a lot of variables and surely varies geographically. I recall another study, in the southeast I think, where they examined food items in...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-06-2022, 10:08 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,488
Posted By McClain
It would take some time to locate the article,...

It would take some time to locate the article, but I recall reading a study where the authors concluded that coyote trapping during winter and early spring was ineffective in reducing predation on...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-06-2022, 04:37 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,488
Posted By McClain
Can you provide poof of this statement with a...

Can you provide poof of this statement with a high statistical degree of confidence?
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-03-2022, 03:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,265
Posted By McClain
Well I think the Idaho/Montana population was...

Well I think the Idaho/Montana population was initially exempt from the “relisting order” but the Feds are pushing to have those included in the protection status also. Nonetheless, baiting is not...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-03-2022, 12:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,265
Posted By McClain
Yeah but Feds just put a stop to that from what I...

Yeah but Feds just put a stop to that from what I understand.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-03-2022, 09:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,265
Posted By McClain
This is just about the only place one can hunt...

This is just about the only place one can hunt wolves now!
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-02-2022, 09:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,265
Posted By McClain
WEH, good question, I have wondered how best to...

WEH, good question, I have wondered how best to handle this same situation. Would be good to know how others have handled this?
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