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Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 10:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 548
Posted By RifleBowPistol
A pump, is a precharged, not a spring gun. Spring...

A pump, is a precharged, not a spring gun. Spring guns, have a big spring, that pushes on a piston. The gun is cocked by compressing the piston and spring, then there is a sear that locks into a rod,...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-17-2021, 10:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 786
Posted By RifleBowPistol
There is a group called Texas Chert, if I...

There is a group called Texas Chert, if I remember correctly. There are some guys on there that know a lot, but they won't tell you much. From what I have seen, if you have a place, that potentially...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-17-2021, 10:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 211
Posted By RifleBowPistol
All you will need to do, is a new barrel, then...

All you will need to do, is a new barrel, then probably another bolt, with the .473 bolt face, for the -06 based cartridges.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-17-2021, 12:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 786
Posted By RifleBowPistol
I like the two in the middle. Not heard of...

I like the two in the middle. Not heard of digging holes to find stuff. From what I have heard, the times you want to be digging, is when you find mounds. The guys that know that stuff, get very...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-16-2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,607
Posted By RifleBowPistol
This is really a bad deal. They have kept a lot...

This is really a bad deal. They have kept a lot of gun laws from going through for a long time. Really looking bad, the liberals are chipping away at everything that has allowed us to keep our guns....
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-16-2021, 10:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 409
Posted By RifleBowPistol
Good thing to watch, more so for younger generations

I have heard the basics for years, but interesting to hear more detailed info. I know this will get moved, but so it gets seen by more people before it gets moved, I am posting it here. Obviously our...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-16-2021, 01:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 522
Posted By RifleBowPistol
Kubotas are expensive, but worth the money. John...

Kubotas are expensive, but worth the money. John Deere you have to do your research and figure out where the particular model you are considering is made. John Deere tractors are made all over the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-15-2021, 10:23 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 4,608
Posted By RifleBowPistol
Sad to hear. Kind of sounds like when I went to...

Sad to hear. Kind of sounds like when I went to seem my buddy back in April. Never expected, him to be in the condition he was in. It was very hard to believe someone like him could deteriorate as...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-14-2021, 09:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 635
Posted By RifleBowPistol
Looks good.

Looks good.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-14-2021, 09:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,339
Posted By RifleBowPistol
I have to disagree, I love the sound of a 7mm Mag...

I have to disagree, I love the sound of a 7mm Mag going off, then listening to the bullet traveling down range many hundreds of yards and then hearing that nice thwock, sound when the bullet hits the...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-14-2021, 09:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,824
Posted By RifleBowPistol
I have not had time to do anything with the...

I have not had time to do anything with the wife's greenhouse, I started a new project, that I need to finish soon. But I have checked the temps in the greenhouse for the past three days. Three days...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-13-2021, 11:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 769
Posted By RifleBowPistol
My one experience with trying match bullets one...

My one experience with trying match bullets one deer was not great. I had been blowing large craters in deer with my 7mm Rem. Mag. I found some 7mm Match bullets, probably the ones I just sold. I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-13-2021, 08:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,047
Posted By RifleBowPistol
That is great, I like that Admiral, trying to...

That is great, I like that Admiral, trying to hold back. You can it was hard for him to not bust up laughing.
Forum: Photography 01-13-2021, 08:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,587
Posted By RifleBowPistol
Nice looking buck, too bad you don't have closer...

Nice looking buck, too bad you don't have closer pictures from the front, but that's a cool picture.
Forum: Photography 01-13-2021, 08:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 844
Posted By RifleBowPistol
Those are some nice pictures, really like them. I...

Those are some nice pictures, really like them. I get usually one or two pictures of burrowing owls on my game cameras each year. I think I have only gotten pictures of them in the winter. I did not...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-12-2021, 09:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,062
Posted By RifleBowPistol
CMC has a bunch of triggers, one of them I got to...

CMC has a bunch of triggers, one of them I got to try years ago, was a very nice. But I have not found someone who has displays set up with all of the many variations of CMC triggers, so I have no...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-12-2021, 08:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 384
Posted By RifleBowPistol
I had a Beeman R1 for many years, I got it back...

I had a Beeman R1 for many years, I got it back in the mid 80s. I went through two or three scopes, pretty quickly. The gun killed every scope I put on it for a while. I then tried a cheap Bushnell...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-12-2021, 10:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,713
Posted By RifleBowPistol
Nope, never had that problem. I am sure the deer...

Nope, never had that problem. I am sure the deer where on our property, have picked out the glass on the front of my scopes and binoculars many times. They pick out me looking through the binoculars...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 01-11-2021, 11:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 912
Posted By RifleBowPistol
That one in the back, looks bigger.

That one in the back, looks bigger.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-11-2021, 10:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,388
Posted By RifleBowPistol
So is it camoed, or invisible? I can't see it.

So is it camoed, or invisible? I can't see it.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-11-2021, 09:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,749
Posted By RifleBowPistol
My suggestion is to calm down and give it time....

My suggestion is to calm down and give it time. Berretta, likely wants some of their engineers to look the gun over thoroughly and try to figure out what happened. To see if they have a problem with...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-11-2021, 08:54 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,927
Posted By RifleBowPistol
Back in the 1800s Indianola and Galveston both...

Back in the 1800s Indianola and Galveston both were places that mostly German emigrants. At one point Indianola was the big landing point for the new German emigrants. My family came to Texas in...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-11-2021, 08:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 328
Posted By RifleBowPistol
You really need a wiring diagram and then, look...

You really need a wiring diagram and then, look at what components that get power from that fuse. Then work on figuring out what is the most likely to be the culprit.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-10-2021, 09:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,001
Posted By RifleBowPistol
Our snow came in the liquid form, was pretty hard...

Our snow came in the liquid form, was pretty hard to get it to hold a shape. We did get some sleet mixed in with the rain, then sleet, then rain, then snow for maybe 15 to 20 minutes, then rain. With...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-09-2021, 11:47 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,911
Posted By RifleBowPistol
I have heard Costa Rica is a popular place for...

I have heard Costa Rica is a popular place for Americans to retire to. Old farts go down there and marry young Costa Ricans, live in the jungle and make up their own rules. Works for me.

My wife...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-09-2021, 09:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,762
Posted By RifleBowPistol
So it's not just my dream, to fish those tanks.

So it's not just my dream, to fish those tanks.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-09-2021, 11:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,960
Posted By RifleBowPistol
I called Fed Ex a few years ago about shipping...

I called Fed Ex a few years ago about shipping ammo. They told me no, they don't ship ammo. It took talking to about four people before I got that answer. I hate dealing with Fed Ex anyway, it's run...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-09-2021, 11:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,768
Posted By RifleBowPistol
To have rattlers, you have to have plenty of food...

To have rattlers, you have to have plenty of food for them. I find areas where there are lots of rats, mice and cottontails, will have healthy rattler populations. If those are scarce the rattlers...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-09-2021, 10:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 734
Posted By RifleBowPistol
I have driven a good bit down in that area, but...

I have driven a good bit down in that area, but not hunted it. Some of the areas just south of 410 have some nice deer, there are others, I would bet it's hard to find a deer in the area. There are...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-07-2021, 09:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,453
Posted By RifleBowPistol
Nice, good shot, love it. I have never hunted in...

Nice, good shot, love it. I have never hunted in the snow, hardly ever seen snow in my life.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-07-2021, 09:31 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,299
Posted By RifleBowPistol
I had a uncle that was missing multiple fingers....

I had a uncle that was missing multiple fingers. He claimed it was from accidents hooking up trailers to his big rig. But I really don't know. Then I know of another guy, who lost two or three tips,...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-07-2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,299
Posted By RifleBowPistol
lol!!

lol!!
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-06-2021, 09:38 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,896
Posted By RifleBowPistol
My wife is going to college, she has done most of...

My wife is going to college, she has done most of her classes online, until she registered for UTSA. They showed online, they offered almost all of the classes she needed to take, as online classes....
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-06-2021, 09:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 607
Posted By RifleBowPistol
I call those tidal flats. Yes, if you can find...

I call those tidal flats. Yes, if you can find one or more. They can produce fishing that is insane for hours. I know of one, won't give it's location. I have fished it multiple times. Twice we...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-05-2021, 09:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 686
Posted By RifleBowPistol
Yea, I hate going to a range now days. Used to,...

Yea, I hate going to a range now days. Used to, most any place I could go to the range, be one of maybe two or three people on the range, at the most. Often, I was the only one at the range, I knew...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-04-2021, 10:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 796
Posted By RifleBowPistol
I did that by accident many years ago. I was on...

I did that by accident many years ago. I was on one hill, there was a doe on another hill. I grew up in south Texas hunting flat ground. I was good at judging range down there. But once I started...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-04-2021, 09:50 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,220
Posted By RifleBowPistol
I was hoping to get some hunting in this weekend,...

I was hoping to get some hunting in this weekend, but it did not happen. I had to work Saturday. Then turns out my feeder has been empty since sometime last week. I bought corn and never had time to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-04-2021, 09:47 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,086
Posted By RifleBowPistol
That's a nice buck. Did not even know there was a...

That's a nice buck. Did not even know there was a state park over there.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-03-2021, 10:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,187
Posted By RifleBowPistol
I know a lot of guys that used to use them as...

I know a lot of guys that used to use them as corks for fishing at night. Back in the 80s, we used to always have some around. They were helpful, I have not seen them in a long time.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-03-2021, 11:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 686
Posted By RifleBowPistol
Not a problem. I really needed to know bullet...

Not a problem. I really needed to know bullet drop with both of my 458 loads. I have zero experience shooting a large bore gun past 100 yards. Including my 458 SOCOM. So I had no idea, what the...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-03-2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 686
Posted By RifleBowPistol
I have killed coyotes with that little bullet...

I have killed coyotes with that little bullet with the powder charge that produced 2750 fps, out to 400 yards. That's the farthest I have ever shot that gun. It was very deadly on coyotes out to that...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-03-2021, 11:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By RifleBowPistol
Then this is the piece of round stock, I machined...

Then this is the piece of round stock, I machined to be a fixture, to hold the lever. So I can turn the end of the shaft, then drill and tap the end. I am going to hopefully finish up this tomorrow. ...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-03-2021, 11:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By RifleBowPistol
These are pictures of the crappy weld I did to...

These are pictures of the crappy weld I did to the original shaft, trying to add metal back to it, so I can reshape it and then drill and tap the end. Compared to the new lever shaft, that is...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-03-2021, 11:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By RifleBowPistol
In this picture, you can see the head of the new...

In this picture, you can see the head of the new lever, is much thicker. The factory lever is flush with the top of the receiver, is a very nice fit. The new one stands up quite a bit higher than the...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-03-2021, 11:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By RifleBowPistol
Having to repair some of my shotgun parts

Finally trying to get my L.C. Smith working finally. I ordered multiple pieces for it, from Numrich's. Normally they sell used parts and then some new parts. I wound up buying all new parts for this...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-02-2021, 10:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 529
Posted By RifleBowPistol
Nice rifles.

Nice rifles.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-02-2021, 09:49 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,169
Posted By RifleBowPistol
I wish, but nope.

I wish, but nope.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-02-2021, 12:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 686
Posted By RifleBowPistol
I could have added some of my old 22-250 loads,...

I could have added some of my old 22-250 loads, or my old 308 loads, or even some of my other 7mm Rem. Mag. loads or a bunch of other calibers I loaded for. I don't remember enough about those loads,...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-02-2021, 11:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 686
Posted By RifleBowPistol
One last load, this is one of my favorite loads...

One last load, this is one of my favorite loads right now. I really need to find some bullet molds so I can cast at least a .461" diameter 405 gr. flat nose bullet. I will be working on that soon.
...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-02-2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 686
Posted By RifleBowPistol
My latest caliber I have been working on, is my...

My latest caliber I have been working on, is my 16" barrel 458 SOCOM AR. I started off with 350 gr. Hornady flat point Interlocks, I like those bullets, not sure how well they will work on deer and...
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