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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-20-2020, 09:39 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,790
Posted By Olmandan
If it quits being exciting, I will take up golf. ...

If it quits being exciting, I will take up golf. And I hate golf. I have learned control before the shot, but go to pieces after. Even a pig rates some excitement.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-30-2020, 07:23 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 5,064
Posted By Olmandan
I live in Marion North Carolina. We have our own...

I live in Marion North Carolina. We have our own Sasquatch festival. Last year we had about 18,000 visitors in a town with a population of 5,000. The true believers are out there, and our local...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-28-2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,253
Posted By Olmandan
I reload for about 25 calibers. I have 416 Rigby...

I reload for about 25 calibers. I have 416 Rigby down to 22 Hornet. I seem to always wind up with something in my hands toward the middle of the range. The 35 Whelen is my particular favorite...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-28-2020, 08:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 987
Posted By Olmandan
I have a CVA Scout in 35 Rem. It is death on...

I have a CVA Scout in 35 Rem. It is death on pigs, and it likes the 200 gr. Cast bullet from a RCBS mold.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-27-2020, 06:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 392
Posted By Olmandan
Where in relation to the rifle position is the...

Where in relation to the rifle position is the brass landing after it is ejected? It should be about 90 degrees from the ejection port. In front of the shooter, overgassed. Behind, undergassed. ...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-24-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 420
Posted By Olmandan
The Encore and Contender are both available in...

The Encore and Contender are both available in either rifle or pistol configuration. Encore is larger, heavier, and available in higher pressure rounds. The Contender is only available in lower...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-24-2020, 08:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 604
Posted By Olmandan
If the wind is right, it doesn't matter what you...

If the wind is right, it doesn't matter what you do. If the wind is wrong, it doesn't matter what you do.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-17-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 3,882
Posted By Olmandan
Count me in as well.

Count me in as well.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-16-2020, 11:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 237
Posted By Olmandan
I started my granddaughter with a Savage compact...

I started my granddaughter with a Savage compact Axis in 7mm-08. She's 16 now, but still tiny. Nothing wrong with the caliber from most uses.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-15-2020, 07:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By Olmandan
The barrel nut is bigger on the 10 than the 15,...

The barrel nut is bigger on the 10 than the 15, but the process is the same. Grip, stock, and many internal parts are the same. They are more finicky on gassing, so an adjustable block is a good...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-12-2020, 06:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,811
Posted By Olmandan
Sew nice printing and promotions

Sew nice printing and promotions
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-31-2020, 06:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 743
Posted By Olmandan
The universal guns were originally built out of...

The universal guns were originally built out of leftovers from the military downsizing after WW II and Korea. Mismatched manufacturers and so forth. New parts made and added as they ran out. I had...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-18-2020, 09:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 362
Posted By Olmandan
I have a 6.5 manbun. It shoots anything well,...

I have a 6.5 manbun. It shoots anything well, about a half inch at 100 if my flinch and jerk cancel each other. That's 140 grain stuff. Haven't tried anything lighter.
Forum: Rate the Day Lease 08-17-2020, 09:07 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 19,170
Posted By Olmandan
I am the reincarnation of geezer56. We went, we...

I am the reincarnation of geezer56. We went, we saw, we didn't conquer much. Weather did not do well. Caleb was great as always. It just got green too early.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-16-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,757
Posted By Olmandan
If you have the AR already, look at a new upper...

If you have the AR already, look at a new upper in Grendel or 7.62x39. I prefer the 7.62, Tula makes a 154 grain soft point that is an absolute hammer on deer and pigs. Use a 10 round mag, and go. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-16-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Posted By Olmandan
Thermal is best, but NV is way better than a...

Thermal is best, but NV is way better than a flashlight. I killed a bunch of pigs with a Photon 4.6 before I stepped up to thermal.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-14-2020, 08:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,164
Posted By Olmandan
It will give you pucker power. I have tried it...

It will give you pucker power. I have tried it several times. Not recommended by me. At all. Ever.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-14-2020, 07:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 267
Posted By Olmandan
I killed several pigs with a 300 BO, using the...

I killed several pigs with a 300 BO, using the Hornady 130 gr SP bullets. I was happy with the bullet performance. I couldn't get enough expansion with the heavier slugs. I know you are talking...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-06-2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 818
Posted By Olmandan
Change the stock out to a fixed A-2 design. No...

Change the stock out to a fixed A-2 design. No more rattle. I have a thermal on a 7.62x39 that I assembled from parts. Love that set up
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-06-2020, 06:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,018
Posted By Olmandan
I killed a bunch of pigs with a 308 compact and a...

I killed a bunch of pigs with a 308 compact and a Photon 4.6 night vision. Bought it for my grandson, and he outgrew it
. I found it was short, light, and handy with the NV.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-26-2020, 08:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 414
Posted By Olmandan
Wylde has enough free bore to use 5.56 ammo...

Wylde has enough free bore to use 5.56 ammo without pressure issues. Neck is tight enough to be more accurate than a 5.56 chamber. Best combo of I reliable function and accuracy. That's why the 3...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-19-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 643
Posted By Olmandan
I had a 770. Key word, had. It had the roughest...

I had a 770. Key word, had. It had the roughest action I ever cycled. I used up all my left adjustment on 2 different scopes to get it zeroed. Something was out of square for sure. No more 770...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-19-2020, 01:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 941
Posted By Olmandan
I built one up for grins and giggles. I used a...

I built one up for grins and giggles. I used a barrel off GunBroker, 18 inch. Very light profile. I built the upper as light as I could. At 100 yds, it will touch 3 rounds together before barrel...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-19-2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,298
Posted By Olmandan
Watching hunting shows on TV only convinces me...

Watching hunting shows on TV only convinces me that you absolutely have to have a big red wagon to haul all of the essential items required to kill a deer to your (insert brand of choice) fabricated...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-04-2020, 12:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 413
Posted By Olmandan
I live in Marion North Carolina. That is the home...

I live in Marion North Carolina. That is the home of toolcraft. you can't really be sure about no name stuff in a ours, because there are a very few manufacturers that make parts for everyone....
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-16-2020, 08:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 735
Posted By Olmandan
If you want cheap. Durkin Tactical. No choice...

If you want cheap. Durkin Tactical. No choice on components, but a complete build kit, less lower and mag, $319. I haven't used any of them, so I can't speak from experience.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-14-2020, 09:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 219
Posted By Olmandan
My advice would be to get a teacher and learn to...

My advice would be to get a teacher and learn to do it yourself. That way you aren't depending on anyone else and are safe from the shortage/hoarding garbage that happens. Buy your own set up and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-14-2020, 09:08 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,487
Posted By Olmandan
I have probably assembled 50 AR rifles. My...

I have probably assembled 50 AR rifles. My thermal is permanently stuck on top of a 7.62x39. I use the Tula 154 soft point ammo. It runs about $12 per box of 40. Thumps pigs quite well, and my...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-14-2020, 08:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,326
Posted By Olmandan
First, remove the air filter assembly. Check to...

First, remove the air filter assembly. Check to make sure that the accelerator pump puts a shot of gas out when you open the throttle. If it does, you are either flooded out with too much fuel, or...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-14-2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 436
Posted By Olmandan
Congratulations. Standards are very, very smart....

Congratulations. Standards are very, very smart. Some of them are really hard headed. But you can teach them to do anything. The 2 I had were natural retrievers. Their nose is better than you...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-12-2020, 09:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 829
Posted By Olmandan
They won't necessarily feed through all guns. ...

They won't necessarily feed through all guns. I've tried them in several different pumps, no luck with any of them. They are great in double barrel guns. Some pumps and auto loaders will run them,...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-07-2020, 07:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 556
Posted By Olmandan
I buy Anderson lowers 5 at a time. The lower...

I buy Anderson lowers 5 at a time. The lower parts kit is more important than the lower forging. That is only if you want a trigger that doesn't feel like it is full of sand. There is more common...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-24-2020, 09:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 474
Posted By Olmandan
Also, don't be afraid of used equipment. Go to...

Also, don't be afraid of used equipment. Go to your local range, or a good store that sells supplies. Ask around. You may wind up with a new friend, a teacher, and a source of equipment all in a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-04-2020, 09:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 590
Posted By Olmandan
I built one with an 18-inch barrel. I used the...

I built one with an 18-inch barrel. I used the lightest barrel I can find just to keep weight down. It had a few teething issues with feeding, but a little work with a Dremel tool and some polishing...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-03-2020, 07:20 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,035
Posted By Olmandan
At age 12, my dad bought a Ben Pearson fiberglass...

At age 12, my dad bought a Ben Pearson fiberglass bow for my birthday. It was 45 lbs, and yellow. I'm 69 today, and still have it. I've been shooting a bow ever since.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-26-2020, 08:49 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,272
Posted By Olmandan
I looked at used for a year. Bought a new...

I looked at used for a year. Bought a new Kawasaki Mule for 7k. Financed at 2.99 interest for 3 years. Got a 5 year warranty. Used were about 1k less and higher finance rates for a 3 year old...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-25-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,569
Posted By Olmandan
Headspace gauge for 30-06 also works on 25-06 and...

Headspace gauge for 30-06 also works on 25-06 and 270. Not to mention 35 Whelen. I have used 270 brass to make all of those at one time or another. The devil is in the details though. The...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-25-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,015
Posted By Olmandan
Modern day rimless 22 Hornet. Fun, yes. Not...

Modern day rimless 22 Hornet. Fun, yes. Not extremely practical, but it doesn't have to be.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-25-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 830
Posted By Olmandan
I have been a reloader since 1972. I still use...

I have been a reloader since 1972. I still use the Rockchucker press I bought back then. I have never had an ammo shortage. I load, I cast bullets, and I have a supply of powder and primers that...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-20-2020, 10:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,895
Posted By Olmandan
I killed several deer with a regular 280. I used...

I killed several deer with a regular 280. I used the Hornady 139 gr. SP bullets. I belong to the leak out both sides on game. I killed a couple with 120's, no exits. Didn't like the results, too...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-18-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,724
Posted By Olmandan
Pink is ok, but I would build a 7.62x39. Ammo is...

Pink is ok, but I would build a 7.62x39. Ammo is cheaper, bullet weights can be heavier, and mag issues they used to have are pretty well sorted out. Tula sells steel case 154 gr soft points for...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-13-2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,071
Posted By Olmandan
I built an AR in this caliber. Have not shot any...

I built an AR in this caliber. Have not shot any live critters yet, but it is a tack driver on paper, as in 3 shots touching at 100 yards. I used the lightest stuff I could find for the assembly,...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-11-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,644
Posted By Olmandan
Listen to John Prine sing hello in there. It...

Listen to John Prine sing hello in there. It describes old folks loneliness better than anything I have ever heard.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-09-2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,962
Posted By Olmandan
I feel like the 243 is just a bit light for game....

I feel like the 243 is just a bit light for game. Ammo for the 6.5 creedmoor is getting a lot easier to find. But honestly, my vote would go for a 260 Remington.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-08-2020, 07:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,309
Posted By Olmandan
I have probably owned 100 of these things in my...

I have probably owned 100 of these things in my life. At one time I had 25 in the safe. They are either really good, or really bad. I could do the trigger jobs myself, and most of the other tinkering...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-08-2020, 06:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,269
Posted By Olmandan
I have a couple of the BCA units. I use them with...

I have a couple of the BCA units. I use them with the bulky thermal scope or the night vision. Just for clearance. Initial charge, I use the last round bolt hold open. Manually lock bolt open,...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-08-2020, 05:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,108
Posted By Olmandan
I used Prine as a litmus test for prospective...

I used Prine as a litmus test for prospective girlfriends when I was in the dating pool. Pick her up to go out, plug in a John Prine cassette, and wait for the response. If she liked it, good deal....
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-06-2020, 08:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By Olmandan
Some factory barrels are not drilled straight...

Some factory barrels are not drilled straight through. The bore may not be concentric with the OD of the barrel. The bad thing is, the only way to find out if it is concentric is to cut it.
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