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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) Yesterday, 08:55 PM
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Thatís interesting. I use my air compressor to...

Thatís interesting. I use my air compressor to blow out any grit after a day in the holster.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-25-2021, 05:35 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,802
Posted By Bill
I was filling up with gas last evening and...

I was filling up with gas last evening and chatted with a guy out of area with a moose tag coming in to hunt.

The thought itís 4:30am and Iím going to hunt public land in camo and he could be...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-25-2021, 05:29 AM
Replies: 7,332
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Posted By Bill
Drive safely, wave as you pass by! Sent...

Drive safely, wave as you pass by!


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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 09-25-2021, 05:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,046
Posted By Bill
Thank you, sir. It was a fun little project...

Thank you, sir. It was a fun little project seeing it go from under juniper trees in a dry gully with other bones strewn around to on the wall.


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-25-2021, 05:23 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,279
Posted By Bill
What donít you like about the XDs, or do you just...

What donít you like about the XDs, or do you just prefer Glocks?


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-25-2021, 05:21 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,279
Posted By Bill
If that cross chest holster is being worn...

If that cross chest holster is being worn correctly in the picture, I donít see how he could draw his gun. His right hand would be at/above his right shoulder when it cleared the kydex holster.
...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-24-2021, 06:51 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,279
Posted By Bill
10mm vs 44 mag

I should also say the GWs carry a 12 gauge slug gun.

To the OP, the XD has 3 changeable handle inserts for your palm.

With that said, an Ďold timerí here told me ďwith griz, after 4 shots...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-23-2021, 10:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,279
Posted By Bill
10mm vs 44 mag

I retired in Montana which is griz country. I carry a Springfield XD-M 10mm with Buffalo Bore hard cast ĎOutdoorsmaní rounds. Empty weight us 31.2 ounces. It has a rail to mount a light but that...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 09-23-2021, 09:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,046
Posted By Bill
I decided to save the tar technique for another...

I decided to save the tar technique for another project, and made a plaque from a rough cut fir 2x6 cutoff that had some bark left on it.

I put it in my huntroom above the bowrack.
...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 09-23-2021, 01:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,456
Posted By Bill
Can you post a couple pictures? Sent from...

Can you post a couple pictures?


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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 09-22-2021, 06:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,046
Posted By Bill
I saw this posted on a taxidermy forum....

I saw this posted on a taxidermy forum. Interesting way to add the black color to antlers mimicking tree sap and dirt. I might try this on a deer antler shed I have to see what it looks like.
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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 09-21-2021, 10:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,046
Posted By Bill
Thanks. Sent from my iPhone using...

Thanks.


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Forum: Equipment and Tuning 09-20-2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 293
Posted By Bill
I wound up ordering directly from the...

I wound up ordering directly from the manufacturer in Florida. They sell 40Ē pieces but if you buy 2 and request theyíll ship a single 80Ē.

They have 2 products, the usf is their standard fiber...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-20-2021, 02:40 PM
Replies: 7,332
Views: 638,676
Posted By Bill
Where did you hunt and have 96 degree weather? ...

Where did you hunt and have 96 degree weather?


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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-19-2021, 04:44 PM
Replies: 683
Views: 50,315
Posted By Bill
In the middle of elk season- Im spending Sunday...

In the middle of elk season- Im spending Sunday afternoon organizing my workshop. Go figure!

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Seeing elk, no...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-19-2021, 02:53 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,802
Posted By Bill
My prayers are sent. Can somebody confirm...

My prayers are sent.

Can somebody confirm he is not on TBH.

Montana fall bear season (rifle or bow)! opened Sept. 15 and runs concurrently with archery elk snd deer seasons.

If you hunt...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 09-18-2021, 07:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,046
Posted By Bill
Lacquer thinner on a rag took off some of the...

Lacquer thinner on a rag took off some of the excess.

Then I used the damp rag with black Kiwi shoe polish to darken snd add contrast. Tips whitened up with steel wool.

Right side darkened with...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 09-17-2021, 07:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,046
Posted By Bill
Coloring elk sheds project

First, I stand corrected. This is not a shed, itís a Ďdeadheadí Iím told.

I bondoíd the sides of the skull, then painted flat black. I didnít like it. Then I sprayed anodized bronze, and liked it...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-17-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,940
Posted By Bill
Thatís acgreat update to read! Sent from...

Thatís acgreat update to read!


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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 09-17-2021, 09:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,456
Posted By Bill
Very nice- owning a P500 itís great to see. ...

Very nice- owning a P500 itís great to see.

With that much of the P500 forward of the axle, how much weight does that put on your pickupís hitch?

For hold downs, I found my P500 cab was...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 09-16-2021, 09:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 293
Posted By Bill
I found that Lancaster Archery sells 72Ē lengths...

I found that Lancaster Archery sells 72Ē lengths in different colors and diameters. Itís not on their web site (at least that I could find) but customer service gave me a part number and $22 +...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 09-15-2021, 03:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 293
Posted By Bill
Replacement fiber for sight?

I have a Copper John Mark IV single pin sight. 10 years old, I need to replace the fiber. I like the sight and donít see a need to upgrade to a new model.

Itís 2Ē diameter, 6 1/4Ē per wrap. It...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-14-2021, 11:15 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,097
Posted By Bill
Try plowing snow! The clutch adjustment tp...

Try plowing snow!

The clutch adjustment tp smooth shifting is as easy.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-14-2021, 03:48 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,097
Posted By Bill
I started to get really rough manual shifting...

I started to get really rough manual shifting into 3, 4, 5. Adjusting the clutch is simple and took 10 minutes including finding a YouTube how-to, getting a 14mm wrench and screwdriver and doing it. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-14-2021, 03:43 PM
Replies: 7,332
Views: 638,676
Posted By Bill
Time to work out, shoot broad heads at 40-50-60...

Time to work out, shoot broad heads at 40-50-60 to know your maximum ethical shot distance, and get ready.



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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-11-2021, 08:58 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,097
Posted By Bill
Thatís what Iíve read. SuperATV and...

Thatís what Iíve read. SuperATV and SidebysideStuff are 2 good, reputable retailers and have info on windshields.

The Honda side by side forum is a really good place for unbiased reviews too. Iím...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-11-2021, 07:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 758
Posted By Bill
20 years since Sept 11, 2001

Amen.

I received an email from the 9/11 Memorial and Museum today asking that people post a picture of sky in memory of the beautiful blue sky over NYC 20 years ago this morning.

Sunrise in...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-09-2021, 02:41 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,097
Posted By Bill
I think I summed up the pro and cons. ...

I think I summed up the pro and cons.

Scratch resistance
Impact resistance
Field of view

Iíll add
Opening for more summer airflow (plastic has advantage)

Thereís different plastics and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-09-2021, 10:31 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,097
Posted By Bill
The guyís voice gets on my nerves, but it shows...

The guyís voice gets on my nerves, but it shows how to do it. On the Honda SxS forum itís done by most of the guys with no problems reported.

Just donít paddle shift into reverse at 35 mph (but...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-09-2021, 08:13 AM
Replies: 1,388
Views: 142,170
Posted By Bill
Opening day of Montana elk swig and a prayer for...

Opening day of Montana elk swig and a prayer for Brad.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-09-2021, 07:50 AM
Replies: 7,332
Views: 638,676
Posted By Bill
I hope itís not smoky from Cali fires blown in on...

I hope itís not smoky from Cali fires blown in on the jet stream. Im SW of BozAngeles and AQI is horrible.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-09-2021, 07:47 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,097
Posted By Bill
Have you adjusted (tightened) the reverse handle...

Have you adjusted (tightened) the reverse handle (under dash) cable so you donít need to reach under the dash every rine to go in reverse? A P500 must-do.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-08-2021, 08:06 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,097
Posted By Bill
Iím happy with it so far. I wanted laminated...

Iím happy with it so far. I wanted laminated glass to eliminate scratches, there are sone coated plastics that claim equal scratch resistance.

Plastics have the advantages of better impact...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 09-08-2021, 05:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,046
Posted By Bill
Do you use the provincial stain as the dark/ tar...

Do you use the provincial stain as the dark/ tar highlights or the base color? Iíve used it on wood projects and itís really dark.


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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 09-07-2021, 06:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,046
Posted By Bill
Is waiting for Bondo to harden worse than waiting...

Is waiting for Bondo to harden worse than waiting for paint to dry?

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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 09-07-2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,046
Posted By Bill
Thanks again. Sent from my iPhone using...

Thanks again.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-07-2021, 09:53 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,940
Posted By Bill
A prayer sent for your brother from up north. ...

A prayer sent for your brother from up north.


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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 09-06-2021, 09:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,046
Posted By Bill
Thatís really good looking. Where do you get pine...

Thatís really good looking. Where do you get pine tar? Is that what gives the brown color?


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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 09-05-2021, 08:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,046
Posted By Bill
Iím still waiting for the MacKinsey shipment, so...

Iím still waiting for the MacKinsey shipment, so I did some work on the skull/base.

Drilled holes for threaded rod.
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-05-2021, 06:36 AM
Replies: 17,985
Views: 990,226
Posted By Bill
I took a nice picture of horses on BLM here in...

I took a nice picture of horses on BLM here in Montana land last weekend. Iím assuming theyíre owned and not wild, but pretty never the less.
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-05-2021, 06:33 AM
Replies: 7,332
Views: 638,676
Posted By Bill
The Elk Thread

I felt bad after posting that last night. Glad you took it as constructive. Now get back on Ďem!


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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-04-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 7,332
Views: 638,676
Posted By Bill
I got up to 8,000 feet and there were prints...

I got up to 8,000 feet and there were prints everywhere- but no elk. Itís been warm in SW Montana, the rut and bugling are a couple weeks away.

Iíll be out again tomorrow in the dark.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-04-2021, 08:26 PM
Replies: 7,332
Views: 638,676
Posted By Bill
I have to be the one to say it- get closer. A 55...

I have to be the one to say it- get closer. A 55 yards shot is still a long shot (by western standards) up or downhill, bad footing, and your heart pounding.

The good news- no harm done, go do it...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-04-2021, 06:51 AM
Replies: 7,332
Views: 638,676
Posted By Bill
The Elk Thread

Congratulations!!!

Well, itís here and Iím pulling out.
Hunt hard and shoot straight.
Watch out for the **** bears.
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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-01-2021, 09:16 PM
Replies: 7,332
Views: 638,676
Posted By Bill
Good luck brother! Let me know when you get to...

Good luck brother! Let me know when you get to the Treasure State!


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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-01-2021, 09:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,635
Posted By Bill
The only problem with a Havalon knives is if you...

The only problem with a Havalon knives is if you try to pry apart a joint, the scalpel blades were not designed for that and they snap.

I carry a sheath knife made by a club member I won in an...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-01-2021, 09:01 PM
Replies: 5,485
Views: 680,499
Posted By Bill
Please report on what it is like to shoot. Thatís...

Please report on what it is like to shoot. Thatís a griz bear gun if I ever saw one.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-01-2021, 08:58 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,891
Posted By Bill
Iíd like to do that. Their gold dust was hidden...

Iíd like to do that. Their gold dust was hidden somewhere before the Vigilantes strung Ďem up.


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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 09-01-2021, 07:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,046
Posted By Bill
I build a new workbench with a wood vise from a...

I build a new workbench with a wood vise from a glue lam beam cutoff and 2x6s, and decided to start on the skull for mounting it. The Japanese pull-saw makes quick work of an initial trimming of the...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 09-01-2021, 03:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,046
Posted By Bill
Thanks on Minwax info. I called McKinseys and...

Thanks on Minwax info. I called McKinseys and spoke with tech support. He said stain, shoe polish, potassium permanganate all work, he uses this and thinks it produces the most natural results. So I...
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