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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) Today, 10:09 AM
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Posted By Etxbuckman
That looks nice but it won't amount to anything...

That looks nice but it won't amount to anything if it's crap like everything they produce over the last 25 years. Time will tell though. Hopefully they're back in the game.



LOL I saw that too
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-26-2022, 11:00 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,506
Posted By Etxbuckman
Do you have to disassemble anything as far as the...

Do you have to disassemble anything as far as the barrel itself? I just bought one so Id like to know for future reference.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-25-2022, 07:58 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 6,523
Posted By Etxbuckman
Tagged

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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-25-2022, 11:51 AM
Replies: 451
Views: 26,672
Posted By Etxbuckman
Priceless! :D Tony Im sure itll work out...

Priceless! :D

Tony Im sure itll work out just fine for you. You seem to come out smelling like roses on most any occasion. LOL
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-24-2022, 10:00 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 26,672
Posted By Etxbuckman
We’re not seeing does on the hoof or camera, but...

We’re not seeing does on the hoof or camera, but we did see a bunch of fawns this spring and summer, which is great because we almost never see any. So maybe if the recruitment stays good we’ll have...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-24-2022, 09:24 AM
Replies: 451
Views: 26,672
Posted By Etxbuckman
Anybody else still seem to be short on does?

Anybody else still seem to be short on does?
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-23-2022, 09:49 PM
Replies: 1,341
Views: 71,424
Posted By Etxbuckman
They just keep rolling over.

They just keep rolling over.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-19-2022, 07:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,098
Posted By Etxbuckman
Thanks! Im enjoying it so far, but my only...

Thanks! Im enjoying it so far, but my only regret is that it has a 22 barrel (I wish it was 24 or 26). Ill make it work until I get it rebarreled in a couple of years.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-19-2022, 07:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,098
Posted By Etxbuckman
In fairness Ive settled on the Barnes because...

In fairness Ive settled on the Barnes because theyre a lighter grain and shooting better than the heavier AWs. I just mentioned both of them in my original post as it was the same issue with two...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-19-2022, 01:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,098
Posted By Etxbuckman
Can go/no-go gauges for a 30-06 be used for a...

Can go/no-go gauges for a 30-06 be used for a 25-06? From all Im reading as long as the parent case works, then other cartridges based off that same case should too.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-19-2022, 07:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,098
Posted By Etxbuckman
If it is a head spacing issue, whats the worst...

If it is a head spacing issue, whats the worst that could happen? And whats the remedy?
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-18-2022, 11:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,098
Posted By Etxbuckman
Bolt tight to close

Curious about something re. my brand new Tikka T3x: I noticed on both Hornady American Whitetail 117 and Barnes TTSX 100 that the bolt is tight/somewhat difficult to close in comparison to the snap...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-17-2022, 08:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,026
Posted By Etxbuckman
The Sportsmans Memory Shop in Grapeland has...

The Sportsmans Memory Shop in Grapeland has mounted 5 deer for my dad and me in the last 4 years. They do really great work and we’ve been very pleased (and they don’t take forever to get your...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-16-2022, 03:27 PM
Replies: 1,341
Views: 71,424
Posted By Etxbuckman
Well I am now pending second draw on everything...

Well I am now pending second draw on everything that was still outstanding. We really do have the worst draw system.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-16-2022, 02:36 PM
Replies: 1,341
Views: 71,424
Posted By Etxbuckman
I got 2 not selected, handful of pending 2nd...

I got 2 not selected, handful of pending 2nd draw, and 3 GDE application received. So presumably something still has yet to be drawn, or at least announced.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-15-2022, 10:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,835
Posted By Etxbuckman
Man I would be ecstatic with a doe draw.

Man I would be ecstatic with a doe draw.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-15-2022, 03:43 PM
Replies: 568
Views: 54,974
Posted By Etxbuckman
We need "mic drop" emoji for stuff like...

We need "mic drop" emoji for stuff like this.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-13-2022, 10:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 735
Posted By Etxbuckman
Well I will say this much about the TTSX: after...

Well I will say this much about the TTSX: after seeing this Im feeling a lot better about using them out of my 25-06.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-13-2022, 11:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 748
Posted By Etxbuckman
Here's the direct website link:...

Here's the direct website link: https://account.revealcellcam.com/
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-13-2022, 10:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 748
Posted By Etxbuckman
I know this might sound crazy but have you tried...

I know this might sound crazy but have you tried updating the app on your phone? I just reactivated mine earlier this week after being off-line since February, and I was having issues too. As soon as...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-12-2022, 10:36 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 10,122
Posted By Etxbuckman
So in this presumptive case what did they do that...

So in this presumptive case what did they do that was illegal? Shred the rice?
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-11-2022, 10:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 735
Posted By Etxbuckman
If, and that’s a big if, you can find 140 grain...

If, and that’s a big if, you can find 140 grain accubonds I’d go with that.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-11-2022, 11:11 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 907
Posted By Etxbuckman
21 years later I’m still ******. And the fact...

21 years later I’m still ******. And the fact that so many people don’t care about what happened, or act like it was our fault, makes me angrier.

#neverforget
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-10-2022, 10:35 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 26,672
Posted By Etxbuckman
FINALLY got my EZ Feeder and pen up (pens 10...

FINALLY got my EZ Feeder and pen up (pens 10 panels so HOPEFULLY they feel comfortable in it). Pigs had destroyed the area under the feeder that was there before and Im sure this fella is none too...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-03-2022, 08:47 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 26,672
Posted By Etxbuckman
Them mf’ers got into one of my pens, presumably...

Them mf’ers got into one of my pens, presumably in a little section I cut lower so I could shoot into it. I’m just gonna zip tie the piece I’d cut out back on for a while, see if that discourages...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-02-2022, 11:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,304
Posted By Etxbuckman
yeah, more like easy pickin's. :D Edit: oh...

yeah, more like easy pickin's. :D

Edit: oh geez I just realized this thread is a year old. I would be curious to hear how the folks that got drawn did.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-01-2022, 06:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,789
Posted By Etxbuckman
Fed up with the rain (4 months of nothing then a...

Fed up with the rain (4 months of nothing then a 2 week deluge…figures).

But I’m here and set up. Heres hoping for a little shooting today. Good luck everyone!
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-28-2022, 10:43 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 26,672
Posted By Etxbuckman
Unsurprisingly the hogs found my feeder at my new...

Unsurprisingly the hogs found my feeder at my new stand sight. It’s at the convergence of a select cut and 2 SMZ’s so it was only a matter of time. It looks like a bomb went off under the feeder in...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-27-2022, 11:00 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 26,672
Posted By Etxbuckman
Oh. Maybe I’m mistaken then. I thought you’d been...

Oh. Maybe I’m mistaken then. I thought you’d been posting pics of a different deer on FB. THAT was the one I was talking about, but maybe that was someone else.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-27-2022, 09:50 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 26,672
Posted By Etxbuckman
The one were all hoping you get??

The one were all hoping you get??
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-26-2022, 10:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,322
Posted By Etxbuckman
All we had to do was wait for dove season to get...

All we had to do was wait for dove season to get close
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-26-2022, 09:37 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 26,672
Posted By Etxbuckman
Youre holding out LOL

Youre holding out LOL
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-26-2022, 10:50 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,148
Posted By Etxbuckman
So is Pearland out?

So is Pearland out?
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-25-2022, 01:44 PM
Replies: 568
Views: 54,974
Posted By Etxbuckman
Yeah I was like, "what am I missing??" LOL ...

Yeah I was like, "what am I missing??" LOL

I need next weekend to not be a rainy disaster. That's the weekend I do the last bit of work at my lease.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-24-2022, 11:26 AM
Replies: 568
Views: 54,974
Posted By Etxbuckman
Space City Weather is currently saying not to pay...

Space City Weather is currently saying not to pay attention to any "noise" you hear about the storm coming off Africa with some models currently predicting a strong storm in the upper Gulf at the end...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-21-2022, 09:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,137
Posted By Etxbuckman
So I’ve got another update here. I acquired some...

So I’ve got another update here. I acquired some 100 grain Barnes TTSX bullets and was able to get the gun sighted in 1” high at a 100 yards, which is what I wanted.

At the same time I also...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-16-2022, 10:49 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,137
Posted By Etxbuckman
Do they make a 100 grain BT in 25-06? All I can...

Do they make a 100 grain BT in 25-06? All I can find is 115.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-16-2022, 10:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,601
Posted By Etxbuckman
At least at our place it seems like the first two...

At least at our place it seems like the first two weeks of November can be the best time to catch cruising bucks.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-16-2022, 09:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,137
Posted By Etxbuckman
I wanted to come back and update this. Keep in...

I wanted to come back and update this. Keep in mind this a 22" barrel with a 1:10" twist, but here's what I experienced so far with the 117 American Whitetails:

- 1st two shots are always sub-MOA....
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-15-2022, 10:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,601
Posted By Etxbuckman
Don’t hunt it so hard in October you ruin it for...

Don’t hunt it so hard in October you ruin it for the first two weeks of November.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-14-2022, 09:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,883
Posted By Etxbuckman
Th warm water it discharges helps them...

Th warm water it discharges helps them proliferate.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-14-2022, 08:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 828
Posted By Etxbuckman
That’s entirely possible. It got hot in a hurry...

That’s entirely possible. It got hot in a hurry yesterday morning.



Between staring down the scope fighting mirage and the heat I was definitely getting fatigued after a while.

Thanks for...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-13-2022, 11:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 828
Posted By Etxbuckman
My biggest problem may be the ammo though, not...

My biggest problem may be the ammo though, not the distance. Using 117 grains out of a 22” barrel with a 1/10 twist. Eventually I’d like to get a 24” or 26” barrel, but this’ll have to do for now.
...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-13-2022, 10:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 828
Posted By Etxbuckman
That makes sense. But I assume it would be...

That makes sense. But I assume it would be reasonably close enough to the bullseye at 100 yards that a little fine-tuning could take care of it?
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-13-2022, 10:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 828
Posted By Etxbuckman
Of course. But Im talking about a well-executed...

Of course. But Im talking about a well-executed shot.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-13-2022, 09:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 828
Posted By Etxbuckman
Sighting in rifle at 25 yards?

I just got to wondering about something: if you were to sight in a rifle at 25 yards would the horizontal point of impact be the same at 100?

Obviously the vertical would be different, but I was...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-13-2022, 09:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 935
Posted By Etxbuckman
Very simple. I used them once and it all went off...

Very simple. I used them once and it all went off without a hitch.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-13-2022, 08:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,883
Posted By Etxbuckman
I wouldn’t be a bit surprised to learn the...

I wouldn’t be a bit surprised to learn the Chinese government, or some other unfriendly foreign government, is the buyer.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-11-2022, 11:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 935
Posted By Etxbuckman
Gunbroker.com has a non-compact Tikka available: ...

Gunbroker.com has a non-compact Tikka available:

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/941558955
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-11-2022, 06:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,146
Posted By Etxbuckman
Californians best stop coming here too.

Californians best stop coming here too.
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