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Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 10:15 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By txtrophy85
How is the power? Was contemplating one...

How is the power?

Was contemplating one but ended up going back to another 3/4 ton with the 6.7 power stroke.

This one with the 10 speed gets 18-20 mpg though, a huge improvement over my 17’...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-03-2021, 03:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,150
Posted By txtrophy85
we hunted last year next to a 1500 acre Solar...

we hunted last year next to a 1500 acre Solar farm.


It was one of the most ugliest things I've ever seen. Destroyed a Beautiful Ranch.

They are building solar farms at a rapid pace...one...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-03-2021, 02:44 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,360
Posted By txtrophy85
That $10k number has been used for the last 20...

That $10k number has been used for the last 20 years.

In aot of instances buying new makes much more sense than buying used
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-02-2021, 11:33 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,360
Posted By txtrophy85
You can buy a new Ford for less than that. ...

You can buy a new Ford for less than that.

https://www.carawayford.com/new/Ford/2021-Ford-F-150-6af541fc0a0e0ae84f73a03565608df2.htm?searchDepth=12:19
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-02-2021, 12:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,547
Posted By txtrophy85
Only portions of the areas listed are in the...

Only portions of the areas listed are in the Anthrax zone, with Crockett being the largest area.

I know guys who own ranches in Sutton South/South East of Sonora that have taken 170"-180" deer...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-02-2021, 12:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,547
Posted By txtrophy85
Keep in mind, there is no such thing as a perfect...

Keep in mind, there is no such thing as a perfect place. In 13 years of selling ranches I've seen maybe 1 or 2 that were as close to perfect as you can get.


Most places its gonna be a pro vs....
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-02-2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,578
Posted By txtrophy85
To be completly honest, I was a bit dissapointed...

To be completly honest, I was a bit dissapointed in the Torque numbers for the 7.3 in stock form.

475 ft. lbs is less than the old 7.3 liter diesel in its final years.


Sure, we have grown...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-31-2021, 12:49 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 7,262
Posted By txtrophy85
i used to hunt in Riverside in the late...

i used to hunt in Riverside in the late 90's/Early 2000's.

We would drive up 45, thru the woodlands and once you passed Conroe there wasn't much of anything going on. We would stop at the Jack...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-29-2021, 09:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,224
Posted By txtrophy85
It’s gonna be tough. You need to hire an...

It’s gonna be tough.

You need to hire an attorney

If it’s a deeded easement more than likely you are going to have to have every landowner sign a document abandoning the easement.

It’s...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-29-2021, 09:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,318
Posted By txtrophy85
Anywhere from $180/ft to $210/ft I would...

Anywhere from $180/ft to $210/ft

I would expect $190-$205/ft range for mid level
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-27-2021, 06:53 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 50,142
Posted By txtrophy85
Here is a great hunting ranch ...

Here is a great hunting ranch

https://www.landsoftexas.com/property/1126-acres-in-Dimmit-County-Texas/10978079/
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-26-2021, 05:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,547
Posted By txtrophy85
Thats exactly what I did, trade south texas brush...

Thats exactly what I did, trade south texas brush and mesquite for Rocks, Cedar and Exotics.

So far I've been happy with my choice


But the deer may surprise you, we took a 140" 11 point last...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-24-2021, 05:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,286
Posted By txtrophy85
And thats the early show....

And thats the early show....
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-19-2021, 06:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 541
Posted By txtrophy85
I love to duck hunt although out of all the...

I love to duck hunt although out of all the things I enjoy hunting it’s the one I get to do the least amount.

I’ve got a bull pintail, a hooded merganser, a green wing and a beautiful drake...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-04-2021, 12:46 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,160
Posted By txtrophy85
i shot the 140 grain ballistic tip in mine. ...

i shot the 140 grain ballistic tip in mine.

Performance was fine. For deer i would not use an accubond
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-04-2021, 12:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,373
Posted By txtrophy85
Thats the way i would go. I also think its...

Thats the way i would go.

I also think its gonna be too tongue heavy for the half ton
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-04-2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 962
Posted By txtrophy85
what is is? Golden Algae Bloom? Toxic chemical...

what is is? Golden Algae Bloom? Toxic chemical spill?
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-02-2021, 10:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,075
Posted By txtrophy85
I power-wash mine THEN give them a healthy coat...

I power-wash mine THEN give them a healthy coat of armorall. Like a real healthy coat.


They look brand new. If you don't armorall them they just look worn and tired.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-25-2021, 07:05 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 50,142
Posted By txtrophy85
Picked up this listing the other day. Great...

Picked up this listing the other day. Great hunting ranch

https://www.landsofamerica.com/property/805-acres-in-Frio-County-Texas/10625391/
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-25-2021, 07:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 531
Posted By txtrophy85
Both are good guns. Pick the one you like...

Both are good guns.

Pick the one you like the best
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-22-2021, 05:36 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,182
Posted By txtrophy85
I kill a lot of pigs with a .22 LR. Sneak...

I kill a lot of pigs with a .22 LR.

Sneak to within 40 or so yards and shoot them right below the ear.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-15-2021, 05:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,403
Posted By txtrophy85
I'm a ranch broker and work that area. I can...

I'm a ranch broker and work that area.

I can help you out. I'm familiar with both places Dave W mentioned....the 322 is under contract
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-15-2021, 02:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 774
Posted By txtrophy85
Maybe I didnít explain it clearly. Walked...

Maybe I didnít explain it clearly.

Walked into the bow shop to get the string changed. Same story as usual, I ask is there a bow that will give me more speed than my current setup that is easy to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-14-2021, 10:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 774
Posted By txtrophy85
Shot it with identical arrows side by side with...

Shot it with identical arrows side by side with my halon.

Itís 14 FPS faster
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-14-2021, 08:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 774
Posted By txtrophy85
Elite Bows

Are they any good? Just ordered a Enkore coming out of a Halon 32.


Picked up about 14 fps with the same poundage, and this bow is supposed to be much better at distance than my halon, which...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-07-2021, 10:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,431
Posted By txtrophy85
I leveled my 2017. Readylift kit and no...

I leveled my 2017. Readylift kit and no difference in drive ability.

Put on 35’s, ranch hand full replacement and mileage dropped from 17 to 15.

Now run 37’s and I get 12-14 mpg. But dang it...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-02-2021, 09:41 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,788
Posted By txtrophy85
Odds in the unit we hunt hover about 25%. So in...

Odds in the unit we hunt hover about 25%. So in our group of 4 normally one of us gets a bull. One year we got 3. One year we all struck out.

I would say your odds are going to fall in that 25%...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-20-2021, 04:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,242
Posted By txtrophy85
With the increase in traffic we donít need it...

With the increase in traffic we donít need it here.

Boerne is not underfunded
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-20-2021, 09:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,242
Posted By txtrophy85
I love bucees but donít want it In boerne....

I love bucees but donít want it In boerne. Traffic is Already bad enough
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-12-2021, 12:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,901
Posted By txtrophy85
I had all my horns collected over the years and I...

I had all my horns collected over the years and I used to have positioned along the tops of my cabinets in kitchen. then i moved houses and the concept didn't go with the new house.

So i put them...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-04-2021, 05:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 494
Posted By txtrophy85
Pronghorn or west Texas management mule deer

Pronghorn or west Texas management mule deer
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-27-2021, 04:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 454
Posted By txtrophy85
I’m booked for March but they won’t let us in...

I’m booked for March but they won’t let us in country do it got pushed to 2022.

We are hunting with Caza Pampa. I can send you Richardo’s number if you like.

Argentina is a big country with...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-27-2021, 01:13 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 12,377
Posted By txtrophy85
The population of Texas now is almost 30 million...

The population of Texas now is almost 30 million people. In 1990, 30 years ago the population was 17 million people.


More pressure on a resource, plain and simple.

As many trout were killed...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-25-2021, 10:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,538
Posted By txtrophy85
Lol, I like the areas North & East of town...

Lol, I like the areas North & East of town myself.

Just south is beautiful too but a lot of rough areas south and west.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-25-2021, 09:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,538
Posted By txtrophy85
unfortunately that is the in thing right now

unfortunately that is the in thing right now
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-23-2021, 07:28 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,332
Posted By txtrophy85
I’m gonna stick with my 6.7 liter for now. ...

I’m gonna stick with my 6.7 liter for now.

When I do get ready to get in a new one, gonna look at the 7.3 liter gas.

At the price new trucks are at now, it wouldn’t make a bit of sense to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-22-2021, 07:39 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,332
Posted By txtrophy85
What year is it? Thatís about what I get in...

What year is it?

Thatís about what I get in my diesel
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-21-2021, 10:20 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,332
Posted By txtrophy85
Maybe I should get a Tundra

Maybe I should get a Tundra
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-21-2021, 09:49 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,332
Posted By txtrophy85
Im extremely hard on vehicles and the 3 half tons...

Im extremely hard on vehicles and the 3 half tons I had prior to this didn’t hold up near as well as either of my 3/4 tons. They are just stouter components. It’s not about the towing it’s about the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-21-2021, 08:56 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,332
Posted By txtrophy85
I also should add I drive a lot....40k + a year

I also should add I drive a lot....40k + a year
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-21-2021, 08:50 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,332
Posted By txtrophy85
Need help....Gas vs. diesel

Right on the line of probably/possibly getting a new truck in the next week.

Right now in a 17’ super duty 6.7 diesel

Pros: gobs of power, very off road capable compared to my 7.3 liter power...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-18-2021, 02:19 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,821
Posted By txtrophy85
Depending on load ( Nosler vs. Weatherby ) and...

Depending on load ( Nosler vs. Weatherby ) and barrel length that bullet is leaving the muzzle at 3400-3500 fps. I sight mine in 1.5 " high at 100 its 4" low at 300 and 12" low at 400.


Pretty...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-17-2021, 03:21 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,504
Posted By txtrophy85
4 wheel drive for me means the difference in...

4 wheel drive for me means the difference in getting stuck or getting home.

I have not been stuck at all during this ordeal unlike all my neighbors
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-16-2021, 10:28 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,544
Posted By txtrophy85
Sling Blade was great as well. John Ritter...

Sling Blade was great as well.

John Ritter and Billy Bob Thornton showed incredible range, Dwight Yoakam just heard to be himself!

Great movie and perfect casting job.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-16-2021, 10:17 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,544
Posted By txtrophy85
Heís probably never heard of you either

Heís probably never heard of you either
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-16-2021, 03:35 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,415
Posted By txtrophy85
I heard that my entire life....mostly by people...

I heard that my entire life....mostly by people who never owned a 4x4 or never left pavement.

4wd keeps me on the move when others are stuck. Today was a classic example of that.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-15-2021, 09:25 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 8,821
Posted By txtrophy85
called my pool guy before all this started....he...

called my pool guy before all this started....he just said keep main pump running on high.


Pump is doing fine but the water feature pump/basket is frozen solid along with the chlorine dispenser
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-12-2021, 07:10 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,007
Posted By txtrophy85
This kind of weather and Blackbuck antelope do...

This kind of weather and Blackbuck antelope do not mix well.


Odds are not in their favor
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-12-2021, 12:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 249
Posted By txtrophy85
Andy Flack. Homeland properties

Andy Flack. Homeland properties
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-11-2021, 10:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,253
Posted By txtrophy85
I have points for Wyoming and last year I burned...

I have points for Wyoming and last year I burned my Colorado MD points on a bum hunt.

If I draw in New Mexico for elk I will hunt my home unit, same with deer. Colorado or Wyoming I will buy...
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