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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-15-2021, 01:48 PM
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Posted By howabouttheiris
Austin Area: Still looking for Large Rifle...

Austin Area: Still looking for Large Rifle primers, with 9mm, .223, .308, 22lr to trade at pre-COVID pricing.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-12-2021, 11:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,696
Posted By howabouttheiris
Never had any issue with it. It is different...

Never had any issue with it.

It is different on different properties. Last week, I shot photos in the blind with a noisy SLR at 20 yards. I had to bleat just to get them to lift their heads off...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-08-2021, 08:28 PM
Replies: 1,445
Views: 132,792
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Thanks for the heads up. I just ordered a...

Thanks for the heads up.

I just ordered a jug.... been shooting imr4350, but can make the switch.

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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-08-2021, 11:22 AM
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Views: 132,792
Posted By howabouttheiris
(Similar to previous post #1346, but after...

(Similar to previous post #1346, but after getting questions on what "even trade" means, I added pre-covid values to use as fair trade values)

Have:
Black Hills Match 69gn .223 factory reman ($39...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 01-08-2021, 09:43 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,614
Posted By howabouttheiris
My son (EMT / ICU Tech) was advised to not book a...

My son (EMT / ICU Tech) was advised to not book a shift the day after the 2nd dose. Feeling beat down after the 2nd dose is apparently pretty common.

He (and my wife) had 0 issues with the 1st...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-06-2021, 02:29 PM
Replies: 1,445
Views: 132,792
Posted By howabouttheiris
In search of ... large rifle primers ...

In search of ...

large rifle primers
imr4350 powder

Will even trade for ...

165gn Federal Fusion .308
22lr (variety of regular or subsonics)
69gn Black Hills Match .223
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-15-2020, 07:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,032
Posted By howabouttheiris
This is what I do as well... I hunt with my PRS...

This is what I do as well... I hunt with my PRS style rifle and shoot my 140gn ELD hand loads.


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-15-2020, 02:05 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,109
Posted By howabouttheiris
But you would, regardless of the setup, if you...

But you would, regardless of the setup, if you were consistently shooting 0.5 MOA groups, as claimed.



On the internet:

MOA all day.

When they get to range with me:
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-15-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,109
Posted By howabouttheiris
Not trying to call any bluffs, but I'd tip my hat...

Not trying to call any bluffs, but I'd tip my hat to anyone who can shoot it clean at 100 yards.

I consider myself a good shooter with a good rifle with good hand loads.... but have never strung...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-15-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,109
Posted By howabouttheiris
Here is what we use at 100 yards. Print this...

Here is what we use at 100 yards.

Print this on a standard letter size page.

16 rounds on paper, 1 pt for every black dot.

For a 30 cal, this is like .7 MOA. Probably needs to be adjusted...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-15-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,109
Posted By howabouttheiris
I never shoot to my zero when shooting groups, I...

I never shoot to my zero when shooting groups, I always dial a few clicks low.

The logic is that once the center is punched and it is a hole, you can not hold perfectly dead center anymore. Or...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-11-2020, 11:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By howabouttheiris
Hunters for the Hungry list of processors. ...

Hunters for the Hungry list of processors.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1LVAjjSS53TbW8Mxwr1V3CNnr_n8MiCnewe7ZrLfmDdM/edit#gid=777320987

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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-11-2020, 11:23 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,109
Posted By howabouttheiris
It is possible, but not normal. I think if...

It is possible, but not normal.

I think if you match the bullet weight to the twist rate and buy match factory ammo then you should be able to get most bolt action rifles to shoot close to MOA. ...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-11-2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,109
Posted By howabouttheiris
On the internet, 3 shot groups are standard......

On the internet, 3 shot groups are standard... with whatever size coin it takes to hide the other 2. :)

Call me a cynic, but if it shoots "1/4 inch all day with every ammo" and someone shows you...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-25-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,811
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Just looked online and Cabelas Canada has 1000...

Just looked online and Cabelas Canada has 1000 packs of Winchester 9mm in stock at standard price.

Between Cabelas and Winchester, I suspect they could figure that out if they wanted.

Sent from...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-23-2020, 06:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,408
Posted By howabouttheiris
I've used 2 gallon Ziplock bags and hot water to...

I've used 2 gallon Ziplock bags and hot water to reheat.

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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-17-2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 758
Posted By howabouttheiris
Hmmm... IMHO, the difference in the...

Hmmm...

IMHO, the difference in the calculator is too much to make up with BC, temp, etc at that range.

It could be velocity, but it would have to be >100 fps off. Verify that the jmb...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-16-2020, 06:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 758
Posted By howabouttheiris
Did you verify that you correctly entered your...

Did you verify that you correctly entered your scope height over bore? It can really skew numbers in the 1st few 100 yards.

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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-13-2020, 08:58 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,704
Posted By howabouttheiris
I agree. Use the best shooting rifle you own. ...

I agree. Use the best shooting rifle you own.

I use my target rifle setup as my hunting rifle every season.

IMHO a good portion of making a clean, ethical shot is confidence. I shoot my long...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-09-2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 805
Posted By howabouttheiris
I hunted in Bronte this weekend. Deer...

I hunted in Bronte this weekend.

Deer population is very high. Lots of hogs and turkey.

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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-05-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,261
Posted By howabouttheiris
Interesting observation. I handle the...

Interesting observation.

I handle the brass with my left, actuate the handles with my right. If I get what you implied from the question correctly, I agree that I could swap the charge stage to...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-04-2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,387
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Whatever magnified optic you want on top and a...

Whatever magnified optic you want on top and a red dot on a 45 degree mount?

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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-03-2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,261
Posted By howabouttheiris
Normally it is, but this is the internet. ...

Normally it is, but this is the internet. Everyone here can shoot 1/4 MOA all day every day in 25mph winds.


I make due with a single press and hand weighing each round. Takes me 1 minute per...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-28-2020, 10:01 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 5,251
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Had a feeder set for 2am, so we could hunt hogs. ...

Had a feeder set for 2am, so we could hunt hogs. Forgot to adjust it and it spun for 1 hour and 5 seconds... I'll never do that again.

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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-25-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,061
Posted By howabouttheiris
This may be higher than recommended for many ring...

This may be higher than recommended for many ring sets.

For instance, Vortex wants the 4-16 PST in their ring set torqued to only 15 inch pounds.

Having them too tight can effect the elevator...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-22-2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,086
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Unless the LDPs are taken on another camera (and...

Unless the LDPs are taken on another camera (and photo reversed), the dark markings between the eye and ear appear to be wrong.

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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-21-2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 9,979
Posted By howabouttheiris
I hunted Unit 15 about 5 years ago. The...

I hunted Unit 15 about 5 years ago.

The blind is up on a mesa, so the houses are not visible. It was a rough, narrow drive up the hill, so be careful if you choose to take the Corolla.

***...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-21-2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 9,979
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I've hunted Unit 13 w my son several years ago. ...

I've hunted Unit 13 w my son several years ago.

He took a decent buck.

When we were there, it was 1 blind and most of the eastern field was obscured from view due to tall bushes along road in....
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-12-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,321
Posted By howabouttheiris
41.7gn of IMR4064 168gn BTHP. ...

41.7gn of IMR4064 168gn BTHP.
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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-11-2020, 09:59 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,098
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Jalapeno, cheddar, bacon-wrapped ...

Jalapeno, cheddar, bacon-wrapped

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...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-21-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,310
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I will never deal with Optics Planet again. ...

I will never deal with Optics Planet again.

If you attempt to cancel an order after 8 weeks of it not shipping, then they will charge your card, pull a shipping number, tell you that you cannot...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-18-2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 797
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Given perfect input of those values it will be...

Given perfect input of those values it will be very, very good.

I think most error comes from people taking the values on the side of the box and not compensating for the things you listed.
...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-11-2020, 01:36 PM
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Standbys were notified of their place in line...

Standbys were notified of their place in line already. Another THBer's email said he was standby #3.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 08-07-2020, 05:02 PM
Replies: 21
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If it is for calculating land size, you can use...

If it is for calculating land size, you can use measure in google maps to trace the boundaries and it will give you area once you enclose a property.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-31-2020, 08:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 571
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The financing side can be difficult for young...

The financing side can be difficult for young couples as it is not easy to find lenders willing to do international credit checks to establish credit score.

Once that is in place it is very easy....
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-17-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 450
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Got out to the mid distance range at RPR, and...

Got out to the mid distance range at RPR, and able to finally shoot some distance with the new rifle.

Photo of the range and a video of a 1k shot.

photo:
...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-07-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 450
Posted By howabouttheiris
Savage 110 Elite Precision in 6.5 Creedmoor

Looking at starting to shoot local matches, so I decided to replace my fclass rifle (a Savage 12 FTR) with a PRS specific rifle.

I had great luck with Savage and was really comfortable with the...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-07-2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,347
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I've used them exclusively for hunting w my .308...

I've used them exclusively for hunting w my .308 for years.

They grouped around 0.5 - 0.7 MOA in my bolt gun. I used them as a control when developing my handloaded rounds for target shooting.
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-05-2020, 08:45 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,252
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Grew up on the ocean, so I've seen lots of...

Grew up on the ocean, so I've seen lots of waterspouts.

Seen 1 tornado w my eyes in ~2000 NW of Austin.

In ~2009, I was under 1 in Cedar Park as it developed. It eventually formed and damaged...
Forum: Recipes 06-04-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,037
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I have made a lot of hard lemonade / hard cider /...

I have made a lot of hard lemonade / hard cider / wines and am finishing a batch now.

A few recommendations...

1) Get champagne yeast for fermentation. Bread yeast will leave off flavors and...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-24-2020, 10:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,137
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I have a membership out there. Fantastic range. ...

I have a membership out there. Fantastic range.


Many tactical bays.

Pistol range.

Mid distance steel range (5 plate sets in 100 yard increments to 670 yds)

New 1k range being built
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-20-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,137
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Here is a printable target that may work well for...

Here is a printable target that may work well for the 4 group golf.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200520/dd1ec1a250c143c37691ac6a7a38997d.jpg

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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-20-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,137
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We have used this target (printed on an 8.5"x11"...

We have used this target (printed on an 8.5"x11" sheet of paper) as an online challenge in the past.

Shot at 100yards. Just break the inner solid black circle for a point. 16 holes on the page...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-19-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,266
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Is there a thread for the worst grouping gun? ...

Is there a thread for the worst grouping gun?

AR-15, 55gn .223, 25 yds.



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Forum: Around the Campfire 05-19-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,064
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winter...

winter muleyhttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200519/cdb8af6a271550052a354be6b70d97a3.jpg

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Forum: Around the Campfire 05-19-2020, 10:14 AM
Replies: 110
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A few that I had ... ...

A few that I had ...
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-16-2020, 10:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,362
Posted By howabouttheiris
6' (2 yard) drop at 100 yards = sqrt(100*100-2*2)...

6' (2 yard) drop at 100 yards = sqrt(100*100-2*2) = 99.98 yards

That is about 3/4 of an inch short of 100 yards.

No measurable effect at all.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-13-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,168
Posted By howabouttheiris
Agree.... same glass to same glass, bigger is...

Agree.... same glass to same glass, bigger is better.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-12-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,168
Posted By howabouttheiris
I look for a scope with the features that I...

I look for a scope with the features that I wanted in the price range I can afford. I just bought a scope this week and my list looked like ...


0 wanted new vs used.. willing to pay the...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-03-2020, 07:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,607
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"There are various 1911 style 22 LR pistols as...

"There are various 1911 style 22 LR pistols as well."

I have the super cheap GSG 1911 in 22lr. As rec'd it was particular about which ammo I needed to use, but after a quick polish to remove some...
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