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Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 07:26 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By PlanoDano
Ah, maybe backup weapon and a credit card.

Ah, maybe backup weapon and a credit card.
Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 06:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 853
Posted By PlanoDano
Cache while hunting out west.

Anyone else make a cache of backup things that would ruin your trip if all were stolen? I have been doing so for close to 40 years without a problem.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) Yesterday, 05:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 665
Posted By PlanoDano
If you are doing it one time I would buy the...

If you are doing it one time I would buy the barrel and hire a gunsmith to put it on, otherwise you will need tools. Barrel Vise, Action Wrench, good torque wrench, "shh some cheater bar". Spent my...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) Yesterday, 02:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 665
Posted By PlanoDano
Take out the 2 screws, lift out barrel, adjust...

Take out the 2 screws, lift out barrel, adjust trigger if you want, put in bravo frame making sure you position recoil lug, put in 2 screws to torque spec. 15 minutes if you take your time.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) Yesterday, 02:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 665
Posted By PlanoDano
Not really, I guess I have a big head:D. I...

Not really, I guess I have a big head:D. I position the rifle prone with eyes closed. When I open my eyes the alignment is perfect and that is the most comfortable thing. Other option is to go to the...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) Yesterday, 01:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 665
Posted By PlanoDano
notice the cheek piece is removed, with that...

notice the cheek piece is removed, with that scope I get perfect sight with the cheek piece removed. I used an AICS magazine
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) Yesterday, 01:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 665
Posted By PlanoDano
My current main hunting rig is a 7mm-08 in a...

My current main hunting rig is a 7mm-08 in a bravo frame. I currently have a Sako S20 hunter that is quickly replacing this as my go to. Action is as good, trigger is a little better.
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-27-2022, 04:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 897
Posted By PlanoDano
I carry the family to the mountains late July or...

I carry the family to the mountains late July or early august. Gets them out of the heat and me in some kind of mountain condition plus it is just fun.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-27-2022, 03:29 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,670
Posted By PlanoDano
You are good at 384. Nosler says they will expand...

You are good at 384. Nosler says they will expand down to 1800 fps and you should be above that at 400 and i would guess even 500. Don't depend on the Nosler provided stats as they use a 24 inch...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-19-2022, 11:47 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,240
Posted By PlanoDano
There were plenty 6mm projectiles available...

There were plenty 6mm projectiles available through ammo shortage. It will stabilize 103, 105 gn. projectiles.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-17-2022, 12:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 494
Posted By PlanoDano
On that particular rifle, it is my opinion 2...

On that particular rifle, it is my opinion 2 piece rings utilizing both the 16.5 mm dovetail and recoil lug are the best mounting solution. There are dovetail to weaver or picatinny adapters but I...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-10-2022, 03:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,330
Posted By PlanoDano
I have to agree with Mike here. My previous post...

I have to agree with Mike here. My previous post did not consider that you may be really wanting a custom rifle. I know I have sold several good functional and accurate hunting rifles on this board...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-10-2022, 11:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,330
Posted By PlanoDano
He wants a rifle that he is comfortable hunting...

He wants a rifle that he is comfortable hunting with in any condition. He is not comfortable carrying his x-bolt in the field. Just get a Tikka and be done with it. The black and tan would be my...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-02-2022, 12:53 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 5,067
Posted By PlanoDano
It is fun working when you do not have to. I...

It is fun working when you do not have to. I think it may keep you sharp also.

I only work Friday - Sunday and have the weekdays for my hobbies.

Never the less, my organization knows to lay me...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-21-2022, 02:25 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,597
Posted By PlanoDano
Thanks for the spelling help. I just checked the...

Thanks for the spelling help. I just checked the box and I have been doing that for a long time. I bought all of the SHV in the last year an a half. They are F1 and have a small illuminated cross if...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-21-2022, 12:44 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,597
Posted By PlanoDano
I am running 1 NF Atcar 4-16 and 3 NF SHV 4-14....

I am running 1 NF Atcar 4-16 and 3 NF SHV 4-14. My rifle budget will not allow more Atcar but the SHVs have been good so far. One of the SHV has zero use as my new rifle has an integrated pic rail...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-20-2022, 01:04 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,597
Posted By PlanoDano
Traversing Forest Service roads with your rifle...

Traversing Forest Service roads with your rifle in the back will usually let you know if your scope will hold zero. I no longer use some popular and expensive scopes because of my experience. I do...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-18-2022, 10:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,090
Posted By PlanoDano
Prana Zion are great but a little high dollar. ...

Prana Zion are great but a little high dollar.
The UnionBay Tech pants are also great at a better price.
Western hunting terrain is easier on the clothes than North Texas. Everywhere is easier on...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 10-16-2022, 02:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,289
Posted By PlanoDano
I keep a couple of Stan Shootoffs. Good clean...

I keep a couple of Stan Shootoffs. Good clean releases which create a nice V for anchor. I have large hands and this is the only release I feel fits them. I have a Carter Too Simple that gets close...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-09-2022, 06:28 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,459
Posted By PlanoDano
The let off on todays bows really help. With the...

The let off on todays bows really help. With the old bows with no or low let-off, holding draw too long leads to fatigue and fatigue leads to getting out of position. You can get out of position with...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-09-2022, 03:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 549
Posted By PlanoDano
The price difference between the 2 is huge. My...

The price difference between the 2 is huge. My wife really prefers Cayman's to anywhere in the carib. The Cayman's are safer than USA beach towns by far. The Bahamas not so much. I would only...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-09-2022, 06:50 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,254
Posted By PlanoDano
This is the way I have always lived... within my...

This is the way I have always lived... within my means as the ant in our nursery tales.
Pay cash for the luxuries or buy an investment which pays for the luxury while putting some extra cash in my...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-08-2022, 07:58 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,254
Posted By PlanoDano
A few years ago I put my #80 Parker in the trash...

A few years ago I put my #80 Parker in the trash because I would not wish that thing on anyone. I paid $60. I went for a mid-range PSE and I think I fully outfitted it for close to $700. I bought a...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-01-2022, 01:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 474
Posted By PlanoDano
You know you are right. Now I think about it I...

You know you are right. Now I think about it I would not trade that feeling for anything.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-01-2022, 01:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 451
Posted By PlanoDano
I was right handed and left eye dominant for 2...

I was right handed and left eye dominant for 2 decades. I initially learned to shoot with a left handed bow. Eye dominance switched and I found it easy to shoot a right handed bow. Bowhunting is the...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-01-2022, 12:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 474
Posted By PlanoDano
Adrenaline release

I do not get an adrenaline release often but, I have had a few and found it impossible to take a good shot. It has always been with a rifle and never with a bow. It has always been at short range...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-27-2022, 10:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 944
Posted By PlanoDano
Most years my hunting rifles get hard use. FS...

Most years my hunting rifles get hard use. FS roads, hiking 9 to 15 miles a day. Even been known to be strapped to backpack while riding a dirt bike. Under $1500 I am using NF shv f1.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-18-2022, 03:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 497
Posted By PlanoDano
Looks like a consensus. That is what I am going...

Looks like a consensus. That is what I am going to do. Thanks everyone thor your input.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-18-2022, 01:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 497
Posted By PlanoDano
Adding a livescope questions

Adding a livescope with new Garmin uhd 93 sv. I already have a hummingbird SI /DI I use while under motor. The 93 sv was actually cheaper with an SI/DI transducer. Livescope transducer will be...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 09-14-2022, 01:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,286
Posted By PlanoDano
I refuse to use ground blinds. Every position...

I refuse to use ground blinds. Every position sucks after a while. If it is warm everything itches. limited vision.
I have had great success with a ghost blind over a pop up.
Saddle is a great way...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-04-2022, 01:48 AM
Replies: 790
Views: 118,989
Posted By PlanoDano
Maybe if dry there will be less ticks. I did well...

Maybe if dry there will be less ticks. I did well 2014-2016
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 08-30-2022, 09:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,704
Posted By PlanoDano
In the rut I have watched mulies raking small...

In the rut I have watched mulies raking small trees and brush like an elk. I have never seen another buck come in to it though.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-29-2022, 05:20 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,614
Posted By PlanoDano
I am not that simple. Still carrying release,...

I am not that simple. Still carrying release, flashlight, marking tape and most important toilet paper. I don't want to try leaves or spend the day with an arse taco.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-29-2022, 05:12 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,550
Posted By PlanoDano
I used to carry my wife on one every year until...

I used to carry my wife on one every year until she decided to quit getting sun. It was great - one cruise a year with a good attitude with my wife would punch my fishing and hunting ticket for the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-29-2022, 02:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 620
Posted By PlanoDano
BTW my dog quartered instinctively. You are not...

BTW my dog quartered instinctively. You are not that far away from decent woodcock hunting.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-29-2022, 02:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 620
Posted By PlanoDano
They are great and my wife is happier that I went...

They are great and my wife is happier that I went with English Cocker as you do not have to sweep up as much as with a lab. You never have to look for your dog as they never get that far from you...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-29-2022, 02:24 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,359
Posted By PlanoDano
What do you call high end. I usually have a BM...

What do you call high end.
I usually have a BM bugout or grip in my pocket but I do not consider them high end. I might carry something different when hunting or camping but then again I might not....
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-29-2022, 02:01 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,402
Posted By PlanoDano
I leave a check under the mat and my lawn...

I leave a check under the mat and my lawn magically get mowed.

I knew some Arkies that would sit on the front porch and "marvel" at how well the fire ant hills were growing in their yard.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-29-2022, 01:46 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,614
Posted By PlanoDano
Never carry a side arm while hunting, I am always...

Never carry a side arm while hunting, I am always trying to simplify. Reduce to the minimum then reduce some more.

Unlike Playa I always hunt in full pants. I had an unfortunate chigger encounter...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-28-2022, 08:31 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 33,101
Posted By PlanoDano
Still into real estate investments and have no...

Still into real estate investments and have no intention of returning to stocks. I sold a lot of my holdings over the last year which amounted to taking profits and was planning to stay in cash...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-26-2022, 12:26 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,345
Posted By PlanoDano
Offshore fishing is great August, September and...

Offshore fishing is great August, September and part of October.
Hiking is good local and great a few hours north.
I do not Bass fish but knew a couple of officers out of central that flirted with...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-25-2022, 11:58 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,262
Posted By PlanoDano
Apparently I am too old but, being that Sly Stone...

Apparently I am too old but, being that Sly Stone and Keith Richards are still kicking I might have a few good years left.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-21-2022, 11:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 767
Posted By PlanoDano
I always have several with me and swap them out...

I always have several with me and swap them out every few hours for a less slobbered one. It probably shouldn't make a difference but I do it.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-21-2022, 09:27 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 35,048
Posted By PlanoDano
Dang the timing, Good Luck.

Dang the timing, Good Luck.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-21-2022, 09:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 767
Posted By PlanoDano
I use Bugling Bull diaphram calls. Usually the...

I use Bugling Bull diaphram calls. Usually the white or green.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-17-2022, 02:08 PM
Replies: 332
Views: 12,942
Posted By PlanoDano
I like that....Favorite JB quote is "It's a...

I like that....Favorite JB quote is

"It's a fine line between Saturday Night and Sunday Morning"
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-15-2022, 04:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,384
Posted By PlanoDano
Tikka gets more for the ember color about $1200...

Tikka gets more for the ember color about $1200 total. Seekins is around $1800. I looked at the Seekins hard when I last went buying but did not go that way. I do like the integrated picatinny rail...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-15-2022, 03:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,384
Posted By PlanoDano
T3x and PH2 are not at the same price point. Sako...

T3x and PH2 are not at the same price point. Sako S20 is closer to the PH2 in price from Beretta and is in my eye superior if the weight is not to much.

Tx3 and Seekins are a tossup in my eyes
...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-14-2022, 12:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,000
Posted By PlanoDano
I have mostly Tikkas including one in 7mm-08....

I have mostly Tikkas including one in 7mm-08. Unlike the other poster I prefer the T3x stock over the Bell and Carlson stock. I have upgraded one rifle to a KRG Bravo stock and really like it. I have...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 08-12-2022, 12:03 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 11,984
Posted By PlanoDano
Shooting Hoyt Ventum 33 on the ground PSE...

Shooting Hoyt Ventum 33 on the ground
PSE Ferocity from a tree
Have a PSE Bowmadness Epix I haven't decided whether to hand it down or not. Shoots sweet
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