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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-02-2021, 05:42 PM
Replies: 250
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Posted By Balcones_Walker
589, four this week with Dukes and dried up...

589, four this week with Dukes and dried up marshmallows
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-22-2021, 11:01 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 10,214
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Came here to say that. It's criminal.

Came here to say that. It's criminal.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-19-2021, 11:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,779
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Bees aren't hard, and cows can be managed to keep...

Bees aren't hard, and cows can be managed to keep the grass cut but not overgrazed. Wildlife has plenty of paperwork, too.

I'd do 20 acres of bees, you probably have 2 acres taken up by your...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-19-2021, 11:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,302
Posted By Balcones_Walker
I used to work out there. The commute isn't too...

I used to work out there. The commute isn't too bad from east Round Rock or Hutto, if you do that you kind of get the best of both worlds. Does she bow hunt pigs? :) Granger is legendary and just up...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-14-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 75
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Wire fence / Stone gate recommendation in Hays Co?

It's getting to be about time to replace my old fencing. My wife is interested in a pretty stone gate up front, and we need to put in new posts and a 5-strand for the rest.

Anyone have a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-03-2021, 02:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,774
Posted By Balcones_Walker
I have a DeWalt, it's okay for light work; I use...

I have a DeWalt, it's okay for light work; I use the Stihl for dealing with more than a couple of cedars though.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-03-2021, 02:22 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,818
Posted By Balcones_Walker
+1

+1
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-29-2021, 11:27 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,640
Posted By Balcones_Walker
It's funny if you graphed all the cartridges on...

It's funny if you graphed all the cartridges on this thread in terms of energy, caliber, and recoil, one would be sitting there right in the middle: 6.5 Creedmoor.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-20-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,819
Posted By Balcones_Walker
We have the same set up and acreage. We keep one...

We have the same set up and acreage. We keep one longhorn and one angus . You need to keep at least two for them to be happy. So, the longhorn is a permanent resident, and you get the "yard art"...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-19-2021, 04:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 613
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Charter a tug out of Anacortes, you will have a...

Charter a tug out of Anacortes, you will have a wonderful week.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-19-2021, 10:40 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,842
Posted By Balcones_Walker
This. Nobody's saying those Barnes 110s won't...

This. Nobody's saying those Barnes 110s won't kill anything that moves, they're saying you're paying $1+ a round for something that is ballistically identical to $0.40 x39.

Subsonics on the other...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-16-2021, 03:18 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,842
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Supersonic, it's just an expensive 7.62x39 or...

Supersonic, it's just an expensive 7.62x39 or 30-30. Subsonic, I've been disappointed with the results.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-08-2021, 10:41 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,125
Posted By Balcones_Walker
7mm for the reasons you list

7mm for the reasons you list
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-04-2021, 09:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,573
Posted By Balcones_Walker
I wonder how much actual wagyu is in that brisket.

I wonder how much actual wagyu is in that brisket.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-01-2021, 03:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 536
Posted By Balcones_Walker
My thoughts exactly.

My thoughts exactly.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-01-2021, 09:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 536
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Peterson and Lapua are great. You, uh, seen any...

Peterson and Lapua are great. You, uh, seen any in stock lately? ;)
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-30-2021, 08:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,275
Posted By Balcones_Walker
I can't get around to the idea of adding store...

I can't get around to the idea of adding store bought meat back into game sausage, so I quit and just leave the sausage lean now. it's still good in all kinds of dishes without the fat.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 03-27-2021, 09:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 536
Posted By Balcones_Walker
280ai brass in stock (Midway)

In case anyone else had been looking for some, Midway just got these in.

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1021411695?pid=128050
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-10-2021, 11:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 653
Posted By Balcones_Walker
When I did my thru-hike everyone who made it at...

When I did my thru-hike everyone who made it at the end was carrying Osprey or Granite Gear. I think Granite Gear has changed a lot since then, but Osprey has not. I'd carry Osprey if I was to do...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 03-10-2021, 11:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,078
Posted By Balcones_Walker
For one cartridge in Texas, there's a reason 6.5...

For one cartridge in Texas, there's a reason 6.5 CM is so popular, it's a sweet spot. If you need a general hunting rifle with more oomph (and recoil), I'd get a bigger caliber than 6.5 personally....
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-01-2021, 02:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,734
Posted By Balcones_Walker
I saw plenty of axis on my drive out to...

I saw plenty of axis on my drive out to Rocksprings last weekend. Aoudads too. Not a scientific survey, just thought I'd mention it.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-26-2021, 01:39 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,132
Posted By Balcones_Walker
What one cartridge for everything in North...

What one cartridge for everything in North America?

Grendel something something

Subsonic 300 BO for hunting, good or not?
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-23-2021, 07:06 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,135
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Get a KIDD match grade remake of the 10/22. Add a...

Get a KIDD match grade remake of the 10/22. Add a suppressor and a thermal.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-23-2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 12,054
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Order in! 280ai 25" 1:9. Now I just need to find...

Order in! 280ai 25" 1:9. Now I just need to find some brass...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-23-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,188
Posted By Balcones_Walker
I don't prefer it for lethality, and from...

I don't prefer it for lethality, and from experience I'd point out that the sound of an AR cycling plus the sound of a bullet hitting an animal is a lot more noise than you'd think.

At the very...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-10-2021, 07:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,107
Posted By Balcones_Walker
You know what they say, the first round counts as...

You know what they say, the first round counts as much as all the rounds after that combined
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-08-2021, 12:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,462
Posted By Balcones_Walker
I believe Texas has strong protections for...

I believe Texas has strong protections for cottage industry sales. I'm sure they'd want you to pay taxes on the proceeds but you don't need to worry about FDA inspections or anything.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-07-2021, 03:53 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 16,291
Posted By Balcones_Walker
1

1
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-03-2021, 10:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,614
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Thru-hiking the entire 2174 mile Appalachian...

Thru-hiking the entire 2174 mile Appalachian Trail solo.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-23-2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 403
Posted By Balcones_Walker
I've worked with both Glenn and Chance, you'd be...

I've worked with both Glenn and Chance, you'd be in good hands with either.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-23-2021, 02:42 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,252
Posted By Balcones_Walker
I've been happy so far with the 7.3l 250

I've been happy so far with the 7.3l 250
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-23-2021, 02:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 462
Posted By Balcones_Walker
I switched to a deep cycle marine on mine, it's...

I switched to a deep cycle marine on mine, it's AGP but I didn't get a fancy one compared to what you'd get for a boat
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-23-2021, 02:23 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,016
Posted By Balcones_Walker
I use a 6CM with a 20" barrel for this. But......

I use a 6CM with a 20" barrel for this. But... I'd always take a different rifle Nilgai hunting than what I'd use for WT and hogs.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-18-2021, 01:54 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 5,129
Posted By Balcones_Walker
I never considered it to be a contest. I debone...

I never considered it to be a contest. I debone as I go unless I'm going to hang it up, and never (ever) use a saw. Pluck any loose hairs as I go, harvest caul fat and any organs I can. Neck roast,...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-13-2021, 10:19 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 9,127
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Are you referring to your shoulder? ;) I still...

Are you referring to your shoulder? ;) I still wince thinking about the kick on that 1970s Mark V.

Nobody is as accurate with a big magnum as they are with a medium cartridge. 280ai / 7 mag are...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-12-2021, 02:29 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,361
Posted By Balcones_Walker
The problem is, who with common sense would want...

The problem is, who with common sense would want to be on an HOA board? Talk about a lousy gig... unless you're a Karen or a wannabe dictator. And so it goes.

Mine's super relaxed, which is the...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-11-2021, 08:50 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,254
Posted By Balcones_Walker
:confused: There are several sources for 280ai...

:confused: There are several sources for 280ai brass, in fact several manufacturers make 280ai factory ammo.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-10-2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,240
Posted By Balcones_Walker
If Texas ever became unbearable it'd be a...

If Texas ever became unbearable it'd be a liveaboard boat or a cabin in Southeast Alaska for me.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-01-2021, 11:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,919
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Benellis point comfortably for me, and duck loads...

Benellis point comfortably for me, and duck loads are light enough that recoil shouldn't be too much of an issue in the heat of the moment. I wouldn't get a super though, they don't cycle as well...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-30-2020, 11:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,303
Posted By Balcones_Walker
I just put a really nice one up for sale in...

I just put a really nice one up for sale in classifieds that might be just what you’re looking for.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 12-26-2020, 10:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,156
Posted By Balcones_Walker
The reverse polarity to close is the tricky part....

The reverse polarity to close is the tricky part. Good luck.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-25-2020, 10:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,583
Posted By Balcones_Walker
+1 to what the others have said, VX5 is the sweet...

+1 to what the others have said, VX5 is the sweet spot and maybe the best scope around for a hunting rifle that will see field work.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-17-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,089
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Nice, now I can say 'I use what the pros use'! :)...

Nice, now I can say 'I use what the pros use'! :) My go-to is the 6CM with 105s APR made me.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-14-2020, 12:43 AM
Replies: 513
Views: 40,199
Posted By Balcones_Walker
My vote's a hunter/lightweight style similar to...

My vote's a hunter/lightweight style similar to 2019, it was just about perfect.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-21-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 290
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Mobile Slaughterhouse Recommendation?

Hey all, I'm looking for someone to help process one of our steers, and ideally they could do it here at our place. Anyone have a recommendation on a mobile service that could come out to Wimberley?...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-20-2020, 04:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,825
Posted By Balcones_Walker
I just ordered one on Gunbroker... they are...

I just ordered one on Gunbroker... they are definitely going for a premium these days :(

Thinking of a holographic sight, or possibly a 3x or red dot. What do y'all recommend?
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-17-2020, 04:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,568
Posted By Balcones_Walker
My buddy got two at our place this year with one...

My buddy got two at our place this year with one shot; 6.5 creedmoor 143 eld-x.

There are so many variables, I think you really just need to get lucky. That said, 30-06 will have the best chance...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-16-2020, 12:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 848
Posted By Balcones_Walker
The ELD-X 143s are good to go. No melting, no...

The ELD-X 143s are good to go. No melting, no separation, hundreds of kills at this point. Mercy.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-01-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 6,993
Posted By Balcones_Walker
I have Simnet, it works just fine.

I have Simnet, it works just fine.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-18-2020, 10:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 848
Posted By Balcones_Walker
I think the federal fusion suggestion was a good...

I think the federal fusion suggestion was a good one, the SST tends to splatter and you often won't get a good exit. Grendel is considered marginal but nothing will go far with .264" holes put...
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