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Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 04:18 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 32,766
Posted By Trumpkin
Trying to get to the classifieds I see! ;)b

Trying to get to the classifieds I see! ;)b
Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 01:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,247
Posted By Trumpkin
The Holy Hand Grenade? :D

The Holy Hand Grenade? :D
Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 11:55 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,296
Posted By Trumpkin
I'd be shocked if he's over 315" right now......

I'd be shocked if he's over 315" right now... which doesn't mean a dang thing! He's a freaking bull elk! Shoot him!
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-22-2021, 09:24 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 3,741
Posted By Trumpkin
All I know is any chili worth its salt makes me...

All I know is any chili worth its salt makes me really regret it in the morning...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-21-2021, 12:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,450
Posted By Trumpkin
I was going to post the same link!

I was going to post the same link!
Forum: Traditional 01-19-2021, 04:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 231
Posted By Trumpkin
gorgeous bow! Too short for me.

gorgeous bow! Too short for me.
Forum: Traditional 01-18-2021, 10:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 463
Posted By Trumpkin
That's great speed for that arrow weight! I'd...

That's great speed for that arrow weight! I'd have a hard time giving up that trajectory if it were me. You might consider switching broadheads to something like a 2 blade with bleeders, assuming...
Forum: Traditional 01-18-2021, 06:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 463
Posted By Trumpkin
A sample size of two dead animals is not enough...

A sample size of two dead animals is not enough to make a real judgement. You also don't mention what bow you're shooting. The only important measure of performance is arrow speed at a given arrow...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-14-2021, 01:42 PM
Replies: 2,397
Views: 124,184
Posted By Trumpkin
Got out for carp with a buddy finally. I'd been...

Got out for carp with a buddy finally. I'd been paddling, managing stakeout poles and casting on my own. Having someone to pole for you makes a big difference. It's nice to finally get a good clean...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-14-2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,014
Posted By Trumpkin
Threadjacking is my favorite TBH activity!

Threadjacking is my favorite TBH activity!
Forum: It's All About the Video 01-08-2021, 06:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,497
Posted By Trumpkin
I want in on this action. :D

I want in on this action. :D
Forum: It's All About the Video 01-08-2021, 03:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,497
Posted By Trumpkin
Dead deer, liver hit... And, you cut the femoral...

Dead deer, liver hit... And, you cut the femoral just under the spine? Please tell me this is post # 30?!

Dang. Guess I'll wait.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-08-2021, 01:00 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,901
Posted By Trumpkin
Good reminder! I need to figure out a replacement...

Good reminder! I need to figure out a replacement for a diseased oak in the front yard.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-07-2021, 11:04 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,272
Posted By Trumpkin
1. Iron Will 2. VPA 3 Blade 3. Simmons Sharks

1. Iron Will
2. VPA 3 Blade
3. Simmons Sharks
Forum: It's All About the Video 01-05-2021, 01:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,206
Posted By Trumpkin
Boy, that's tough. I'd have thought she was...

Boy, that's tough. I'd have thought she was deader than a doornail. Maaaaaybe you hit a touch back and only got liver and a lung?

I'm betting she found a brush pile and is dead somewhere close.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-05-2021, 09:29 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,856
Posted By Trumpkin
I shot the Boss shells this year. It was really...

I shot the Boss shells this year. It was really nice not having to worry about cracking a tooth on a steel pellet. And you can shoot "lighter" loads that kill well because of the increased pellet...
Forum: Traditional 01-04-2021, 03:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 261
Posted By Trumpkin
Never had the option. I draw 32" so I'm usually...

Never had the option. I draw 32" so I'm usually already shooting 33" arrows. I gap off my riser instead of the arrow tip. That lets me shoot whatever arrow tunes properly for my bow.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-04-2021, 01:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 272
Posted By Trumpkin
Very cool! Love seeing craftsmanship put to use...

Very cool! Love seeing craftsmanship put to use on old pieces to restore them.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 01-01-2021, 07:14 PM
Replies: 12,602
Views: 1,284,169
Posted By Trumpkin
Us trad guys are good at excuses. Gotta take a...

Us trad guys are good at excuses. Gotta take a class on it before they let you own a stickbow :D.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-31-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,874
Posted By Trumpkin
Someone's gotta do it... nothing against...

Someone's gotta do it... nothing against synthetics, but the best looking rifles of all time are the classics. And they shoot accurately plenty far this guy.

1034375

1034376

1034377
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-31-2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 12,602
Views: 1,284,169
Posted By Trumpkin
Rain and cold? Oh my, that's when Granger gets...

Rain and cold? Oh my, that's when Granger gets good...

Kinda wish I hadn't detuned my bow. I'm not finished setting up my new arrows, and I'll have to relearn trajectories before I'm ready to hunt...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-30-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 12,602
Views: 1,284,169
Posted By Trumpkin
Dang Carnage, that Toelke longbow looks good....

Dang Carnage, that Toelke longbow looks good. Nice work on the pig too.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-30-2020, 10:46 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,895
Posted By Trumpkin
Sounds messy :eek:.

Sounds messy :eek:.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-30-2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,895
Posted By Trumpkin
No food, but what about support cocks? Asking for...

No food, but what about support cocks? Asking for a friend...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 12-28-2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,037
Posted By Trumpkin
Holy crap, you got the steal of the century right...

Holy crap, you got the steal of the century right there, even at 290k miles. My folks used to have a 7.3 Excursion. They sold or traded it in at 230k miles and I was heartbroken. Didn't have the cash...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-21-2020, 10:20 AM
Replies: 12,602
Views: 1,284,169
Posted By Trumpkin
Granger makes us all pay our dues. It'll go from...

Granger makes us all pay our dues. It'll go from feast to famine at the drop of a hat. You'll get into hogs every trip for months on end, and just when you think you understand it, the magic ends and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-21-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,704
Posted By Trumpkin
Me too... ugh. Guess I'd better buy some 100%...

Me too... ugh. Guess I'd better buy some 100% deet before I go stickingany hogs with my recurve.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-18-2020, 04:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 381
Posted By Trumpkin
I'd probably speed the drawers up a tad, but...

I'd probably speed the drawers up a tad, but that's awesome!
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-18-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,361
Posted By Trumpkin
Wow! Never seen that before. That tine in the...

Wow! Never seen that before. That tine in the back is gnarly.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-16-2020, 08:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,153
Posted By Trumpkin
Way to get it done! Great job on the tracking.

Way to get it done! Great job on the tracking.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-16-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,149
Posted By Trumpkin
That's not a bad idea, but a few boxes of slugs...

That's not a bad idea, but a few boxes of slugs will cost less than a crossbow and bolts ;)b
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-16-2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,149
Posted By Trumpkin
PM sent, thanks for the offer!

PM sent, thanks for the offer!
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-16-2020, 01:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,149
Posted By Trumpkin
Good to know. I think we'd want to eat the pigs,...

Good to know. I think we'd want to eat the pigs, so I guess I'm going to hunt for some slugs.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-16-2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 12,602
Views: 1,284,169
Posted By Trumpkin
Fake news! There's no deer at Granger.

Fake news! There's no deer at Granger.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-16-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,149
Posted By Trumpkin
Shotgunning for pigs?

I'm usually a bowhunter, but my brother in law might want to go pig hunting with me this winter, and he doesn't shoot a bow. The place I have in mind is shotguns only for safety reasons, with a size...
Forum: Traditional 12-15-2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,078
Posted By Trumpkin
It's a combination of factors: 1. practice in...

It's a combination of factors:
1. practice in the heavy gear (been doing this a lot the last few days)
2. better form will help your string clearance (see #1 above. I have a tendency to lean back...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-14-2020, 09:32 AM
Replies: 12,602
Views: 1,284,169
Posted By Trumpkin
This. Good luck out there!

This. Good luck out there!
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-10-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 845
Posted By Trumpkin
You done good, as already said.

You done good, as already said.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-09-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,502
Posted By Trumpkin
I hate mowing. I am always looking to make yard...

I hate mowing. I am always looking to make yard improvements that swap out flower beds or garden space for grass.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-08-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 12,602
Views: 1,284,169
Posted By Trumpkin
Think of it this way, now you can cross that area...

Think of it this way, now you can cross that area off for a month or two. Sorry it didn't get you into piggies, but that's how Granger goes.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-05-2020, 05:27 PM
Replies: 12,602
Views: 1,284,169
Posted By Trumpkin
I promise I'm not saying this as a joke, but try...

I promise I'm not saying this as a joke, but try Sore Finger. It's a long walk. They aren't always in there. But sometimes they're all over that place.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-05-2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,011
Posted By Trumpkin
Breville is one of the best out there right now....

Breville is one of the best out there right now. I believe some of them come with a built in grinder, but otherwise you will need to find a good grinder as well. Espresso machines need a very fine...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-04-2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 12,602
Views: 1,284,169
Posted By Trumpkin
Granger has lots of hogs. They just tend to be...

Granger has lots of hogs. They just tend to be where people aren't... Cover 10 mile out there stomping on every thick brush pile and you'll see them. The trick is seeing them before they're running....
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-04-2020, 01:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 414
Posted By Trumpkin
That arrow is remarkably clean. I'm guessing...

That arrow is remarkably clean. I'm guessing brisket shot, but that is only based on the arrow.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-03-2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 448
Posted By Trumpkin
The Garmin is pricey, but man is it nice to have....

The Garmin is pricey, but man is it nice to have. My wife never worries about me in the backcountry when I carry that thing. It's not something I'd carry for year round, every day use, due to the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-02-2020, 06:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,789
Posted By Trumpkin
I'm done unless a private hog opportunity reveals...

I'm done unless a private hog opportunity reveals itself. I told the wife I won't go charging after any critters till spring, but I could use a little more grind meat.
Forum: Traditional 12-02-2020, 10:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,473
Posted By Trumpkin
Yep! Back tension with a clicker. Expand is just...

Yep! Back tension with a clicker. Expand is just the word I use to describe increasing back tension in a rearward direction.
Forum: Traditional 12-02-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,171
Posted By Trumpkin
Too short for me, thankfully. Beautiful bow!

Too short for me, thankfully. Beautiful bow!
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-01-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 986
Posted By Trumpkin
Looks like a young deer. But I don't care! Let...

Looks like a young deer. But I don't care! Let her shoot him!
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-01-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,263
Posted By Trumpkin
No one's said it yet, but I've stacked my Nikon...

No one's said it yet, but I've stacked my Nikon Monarch HG's up against some Leica Geovid's and walked away liking the Nikon's better. You can usually shop around and get a pair for $800 or so on a...
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