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Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 01:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 676
Posted By dustoffer
Was on the rimfire team in college and had an...

Was on the rimfire team in college and had an indoor range. This is how our backstop was built---not sure if the walls and ceiling were steel reinforced but never heard of a stray round getting out...
Forum: It's All About the Video 01-25-2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 593
Posted By dustoffer
Me personally, I'd rather have them on the plate...

Me personally, I'd rather have them on the plate than the wall. IMO the best venison--
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-25-2021, 06:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,133
Posted By dustoffer
That copper bullet jacket buildup...

That copper bullet jacket buildup normally/usually/generally begins to affect accuracy. Worst I ever had was a Ruger 77 LH in .270 Win. Clean and scrub the bore spotless and by about the 4th/5th...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-25-2021, 06:23 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,155
Posted By dustoffer
What was your arrow weight and BH? Love the...

What was your arrow weight and BH?

Love the way the brows swoop to the rear--
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-25-2021, 12:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 718
Posted By dustoffer
Might want to consider getting some of the...

Might want to consider getting some of the insecticide taxidermists use to treat mounts too--
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-24-2021, 02:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,101
Posted By dustoffer
Had a Gerber like that and when the movers packed...

Had a Gerber like that and when the movers packed me up for our 3-year trip to Germany, it found its way into some thief's pocket, never to be seen again.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-22-2021, 08:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 894
Posted By dustoffer
Here's a 20-ga 3" mag #3 buck--at about 15 yds ...

Here's a 20-ga 3" mag #3 buck--at about 15 yds

https://i.imgur.com/ekxqxhYl.jpg
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-22-2021, 08:44 PM
Replies: 734
Views: 48,938
Posted By dustoffer
Ugh--I got seasick watching that--:D But am...

Ugh--I got seasick watching that--:D But am looking forward to next week as winds are most favorable for my favorite spots.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-22-2021, 08:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,515
Posted By dustoffer
I use one of these--run the piece through, turn...

I use one of these--run the piece through, turn it 90-degrees and run it through again-done.

https://www.amazon.com/MR-TENDERIZER-BHBUSAZIN029454-Mister-Tenderizer-by/dp/B00CQVL3KW
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-22-2021, 06:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,515
Posted By dustoffer
Chance —you forgot the “EAT!” part. 👍

Chance —you forgot the “EAT!” part. 👍
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-22-2021, 06:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By dustoffer
Well Dang It!

Sitting out back tending to supper on the grill and what just landed on my arm? First mosquito of the new year—��that’s �� for sure.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-22-2021, 02:36 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,827
Posted By dustoffer
Nothing but the Tundra---I'm on my 3rd...

Nothing but the Tundra---I'm on my 3rd consecutive Toyota Tacoma--not a single thing gone wrong on any of them other than one factory recall on the 2013 for an exhaust pipe/catalytic converter...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-22-2021, 02:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 188
Posted By dustoffer
I posted about it earlier---and someone...

I posted about it earlier---and someone expressed this: "just wait until a buck gets his horns tangled in the netting"

Not something I would try.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-21-2021, 02:24 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,048
Posted By dustoffer
Was in the LGS this week and overheard the sales...

Was in the LGS this week and overheard the sales pitch to a guy looking for a shotgun---if the Beretta did everything the guy talked about, I wouldn't be surprised if it didn't load itself, aim/shoot...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-20-2021, 02:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,256
Posted By dustoffer
And by the deed, permits for construction to...

And by the deed, permits for construction to determine cost/value, and any real estate documents from the last sale.

However, as a prior post says, don't mess with the tax man.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-19-2021, 08:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,221
Posted By dustoffer
Just bought a new one and there is a bright green...

Just bought a new one and there is a bright green light under the front---it's a can't miss when you walk thru the garage.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-19-2021, 08:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,290
Posted By dustoffer
That may be why I have seen only 3 legal bucks on...

That may be why I have seen only 3 legal bucks on my two places this season--it's as good an explanation as any I can come up with.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-19-2021, 08:20 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,365
Posted By dustoffer
Sounds like meth and coke prices are going up in...

Sounds like meth and coke prices are going up in Houston--

Catch them and cut off their hands---and send them back to wherever they came from.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-19-2021, 08:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,968
Posted By dustoffer
Great lights to use at a feeder for pig...

Great lights to use at a feeder for pig hunts---though maybe a bit bright--takes the hogs a week to get used to them then it is game on. Don't need night vision for the rifle and can use the bow...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-19-2021, 06:34 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,635
Posted By dustoffer
I started in '82 at 38 years old and have done...

I started in '82 at 38 years old and have done OK. Could have done way better if I had upped my contributions to the non-IRA account as I got promotions and raises. But, we have zero debt other...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-19-2021, 06:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 693
Posted By dustoffer
Wish my last one had been that size--and my shot...

Wish my last one had been that size--and my shot was in the head. Biggest sow and fattest feral I've killed--196 lbs.

Got way more meat than I wanted/needed, even with one ham half-ruined on the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-19-2021, 06:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 998
Posted By dustoffer
Our local Chevy dealer on I-10 around exit 610...

Our local Chevy dealer on I-10 around exit 610 has a huge one too---only things I don't like is them letting it get faded and ragged, or flying it at night without a light.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-17-2021, 09:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,279
Posted By dustoffer
I just use rebar with a large flat washer welded...

I just use rebar with a large flat washer welded to the end--
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-17-2021, 03:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 562
Posted By dustoffer
Headed out in a bit with the M/L--last sit of the...

Headed out in a bit with the M/L--last sit of the season.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-17-2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 168
Posted By dustoffer
Good luck Buzz---I have two spots near Seguin and...

Good luck Buzz---I have two spots near Seguin and one at Belmont---they aren't easy to come by. I am looking for another lease for deer, hogs, and squirrels as well. Thinking 100-150 ac and I would...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-17-2021, 02:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 746
Posted By dustoffer
2 hams and 2 straps in the ice now from Thursday...

2 hams and 2 straps in the ice now from Thursday night. I'll be boning the hams and cleaning up the fat/connective tissue tomorrow, then another 2-3 days on ice. This is to complement some venison...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-17-2021, 02:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,587
Posted By dustoffer
Never had a bad transaction nor a bad/harsh word...

Never had a bad transaction nor a bad/harsh word on here--
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-17-2021, 02:22 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 4,745
Posted By dustoffer
Here's something that will help you be more...

Here's something that will help you be more confident about not slicing your non-knife hand--cheap insurance.
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Forum: Around the Campfire 01-15-2021, 08:26 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 5,934
Posted By dustoffer
Not gouging if you have a willing buyer and a...

Not gouging if you have a willing buyer and a willing seller.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-15-2021, 08:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 549
Posted By dustoffer
I have a Ruger AR in 223 and have not noticed any...

I have a Ruger AR in 223 and have not noticed any issues
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-15-2021, 08:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 955
Posted By dustoffer
I used some chain-link fencing in my trap, buried...

I used some chain-link fencing in my trap, buried about 6-8" deep and wired to the panels with the top 12-15" loose so if they try to climb, the top sags inward and they fall. Has worked great for...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-15-2021, 08:09 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 17,120
Posted By dustoffer
Yep--and diameter multiplied by 3.14 (pi) gives...

Yep--and diameter multiplied by 3.14 (pi) gives circumference (distance around). Not sure where my mind was----
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-15-2021, 01:15 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,398
Posted By dustoffer
One big 196-lb sow with 6 buns in the oven-- ...

One big 196-lb sow with 6 buns in the oven--

105

https://i.imgur.com/stgbMEWl.jpg
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-14-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,398
Posted By dustoffer
Buddy/landowner has shot two so far--this is the...

Buddy/landowner has shot two so far--this is the latest--and that list if kills by year needs to be doubled/tripled/quadrupled, so let's get after them.

https://i.imgur.com/fVWrmlYl.jpg
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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-12-2021, 04:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 209
Posted By dustoffer
Thx trophy8--just gonna verify which safety works...

Thx trophy8--just gonna verify which safety works (or won't work) with my after-market trigger, then I'll go for it But, first I'm going out tonight to do a hog---need pork for venison salami.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-12-2021, 03:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 820
Posted By dustoffer
When I was in the accuracy load workup business,...

When I was in the accuracy load workup business, I had a job for a Guide Gun .45-70 workup. '''' Ended up using Barnes 300-gr HP bullets and the load was approaching 458 numbers...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-11-2021, 08:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 209
Posted By dustoffer
Ambidextrous Safety for Ruger AR

I'm a lefty and want an ambi-safety for it. Is the install hard? I already have an after-market trigger in it.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-11-2021, 08:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 956
Posted By dustoffer
Shot a spike last month and he was quicker than...

Shot a spike last month and he was quicker than the arrow but not quick enough. Shot was up and back but still got the trailing ends of both lugs. Arrow had bubbly blood and I was sure I had heard...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-11-2021, 06:24 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,573
Posted By dustoffer
Me too with the addition of a finely minced clove...

Me too with the addition of a finely minced clove of garlic in the butter. ;)b
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-10-2021, 02:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,028
Posted By dustoffer
You are awfully close to the lib center of Texas...

You are awfully close to the lib center of Texas to be displaying all that "evidence" One of your closet neighbors may call the law.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-10-2021, 12:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 778
Posted By dustoffer
I built a 6'x6' platform under a couple of...

I built a 6'x6' platform under a couple of mine---but they just walk into the muddy around the platform and when they walk away there is lots of mud on their feet/legs. After a month or two of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-09-2021, 12:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 554
Posted By dustoffer
Thanks again Brother Bill--this one went into my...

Thanks again Brother Bill--this one went into my file of devotionals for our deacon meetings, when we finally are able to meet again.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-08-2021, 12:07 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,441
Posted By dustoffer
Sad--another of MLB's icons gone I'm not a...

Sad--another of MLB's icons gone I'm not a Dodgers fan--Cardinals for me--but I am a baseball fan so he will be missed. Lots of baseball greats passed in the last year.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-07-2021, 03:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 963
Posted By dustoffer
And, that is why I shoot Easton XX75s

And, that is why I shoot Easton XX75s
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-05-2021, 04:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,604
Posted By dustoffer
My first thought as well---hadn't thought it...

My first thought as well---hadn't thought it through. As our local LEO security guy said, "The body won't go where the mind hasn't been" so think things through, and if you draw, make sure you are...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-03-2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,237
Posted By dustoffer
Going out this afternoon to verify zero on the ML...

Going out this afternoon to verify zero on the ML and then tomorrow I'll start after a doe or two to finish off.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-03-2021, 12:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,096
Posted By dustoffer
Here ya go--and keep one in your butt pack and...

Here ya go--and keep one in your butt pack and you can touch up your edge in the middle of a field dressing if needed. I keep a sharpening steel in my knife box and when I go to work, it is in my...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-02-2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 455
Posted By dustoffer
Well, I am headed for an MRI of my lumbar spine...

Well, I am headed for an MRI of my lumbar spine as the arthritis has progressed to the severe stages and dragging/lifting deer and hogs and sacks of corn is a real pain. After the MRI I have an...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-01-2021, 08:22 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 3,760
Posted By dustoffer
That's a DIY success for sure!!! Congrats

That's a DIY success for sure!!! Congrats
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-01-2021, 04:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,487
Posted By dustoffer
Great pics, but did the hogs show?

Great pics, but did the hogs show?
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