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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-29-2021, 08:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,198
Posted By gatorgrizz27
7.62x39 is a different bolt than every other...

7.62x39 is a different bolt than every other cartridge. Diameter is the same as the 6.5 Grendel but the depth isnít.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-29-2021, 08:18 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,652
Posted By gatorgrizz27
If you can find a holster that works to carry...

If you can find a holster that works to carry comfortably, I don’t see a downside as long as you use an RMR and still have BUIS. I wouldn’t trust other options, especially without irons that can be...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-26-2021, 10:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,198
Posted By gatorgrizz27
I did research before I built mine, I’m well...

I did research before I built mine, I’m well versed in AR tuning but not in 7.62x39.

The most common problems I found were mags, firing pins, and feed ramps. I bought Duramags, a Windham Weaponry...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-18-2021, 03:56 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,729
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Good to hear, I’m getting more invested in it...

Good to hear, I’m getting more invested in it lately as a kid’s hunting round, I haven’t shot anything with one yet, but that is the bullet I’m using and I have suppressors. Will be supersonic,...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-11-2021, 10:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,612
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Saw you’ve already quoted it, but there are two...

Saw you’ve already quoted it, but there are two way I bid jobs when I’m not quite sure how to figure them.

The first for fairly normal work is the cost of materials plus my daily rate x the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-07-2021, 08:21 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,260
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Pretty much. This isnít a case of a single mom...

Pretty much. This isnít a case of a single mom stealing food from the grocery store to feed her kids.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-28-2021, 08:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,052
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Personally I’d just pre-mix it unless the boat is...

Personally I’d just pre-mix it unless the boat is kept in the water and fueled at marinas. Getting gas there is enough of a hassle that I wouldn’t want to comokcsfe it more by having to add a precise...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 03-28-2021, 07:41 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,955
Posted By gatorgrizz27
It is my understanding that on quality rifle cans...

It is my understanding that on quality rifle cans (17-4, stellite, etc) erosion only really starts happening once the can in hot. Meaning you get almost zero erosion on the first shot or 2.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-18-2021, 08:28 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,610
Posted By gatorgrizz27
I’m not a jock, but I’ve found the guys I’ve...

I’m not a jock, but I’ve found the guys I’ve hired that played sports were harder working, easier to train, and didn’t get their feelings hurt easily compared to those that didn’t.

I came to this...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-17-2021, 09:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,330
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Zeiss Conquest HD. Pretty dang close to the Swaro...

Zeiss Conquest HD. Pretty dang close to the Swaro SLC, substantially better than Leupold’s. Haven’t looked through Maven’s, I know they are good, but at $1,000 there’s no reason not to go with Euro...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-16-2021, 09:18 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 10,111
Posted By gatorgrizz27
I am 100% for private businesses setting their...

I am 100% for private businesses setting their own policies, however all that becomes very murky when they are REQUIRED to post Covid warnings and mask mandates on their front doors.

Obviously...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-16-2021, 09:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,368
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Apparently this works well and can be removed...

Apparently this works well and can be removed with no issues.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-13-2021, 11:23 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 17,537
Posted By gatorgrizz27
IMO the immigration process needs to be...

IMO the immigration process needs to be simplified and less lengthy/costly. I’m NOT saying let everyone in, not by a long shot, but with the current system, a lot of them just choose to do it...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-04-2021, 08:45 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,472
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Wink ďDonít show up with your wife/girlfriend...

ďDonít show up with your wife/girlfriend unannouncedĒ was going to be my tip.

Really depends on the place and the girl. Some are serious hunters, some have to be the center of attention and...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 03-04-2021, 08:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 831
Posted By gatorgrizz27
It appears to be a direct ripoff of the Law...

It appears to be a direct ripoff of the Law Tactical unit. Guessing it is made in China based on their “USA shifty branding.”
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 03-04-2021, 08:31 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,777
Posted By gatorgrizz27
I just purchased one of those as well. Had been...

I just purchased one of those as well. Had been on my radar but I found solid reviews by Sage Dynamics and Mr Guns and Gear. Both are well respected by me. I like it so far, only negative IMO is the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-01-2021, 07:43 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,240
Posted By gatorgrizz27
The “clean shaven” in the military actually...

The “clean shaven” in the military actually started with mustard gas and masks in WWI. Same deal for firefighters. Prior to that beards were considered dignified.
...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-28-2021, 07:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 580
Posted By gatorgrizz27
$18 isn’t bad, I think they were almost $17 at...

$18 isn’t bad, I think they were almost $17 at the start of all this last year. I was at our Academy last week and there was a single box of Hornady 30 gr .22 WMR on the shelf. It rang up $39.99, I...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-28-2021, 07:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 424
Posted By gatorgrizz27
I have one with a 6” ported barrel my dad gave...

I have one with a 6” ported barrel my dad gave me. From the little research I’ve done, those with full under lug, no locks, and the hammer mounted firing pins (all forged parts) were considered top...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-22-2021, 08:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,639
Posted By gatorgrizz27
A power vise for the workbench would be pretty...

A power vise for the workbench would be pretty sweet. You could probably keep it from crushing stuff by playing with different sized marine circuit breakers. Amp draw should increase with resistance...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-20-2021, 05:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,764
Posted By gatorgrizz27
I was looking at this for awhile and ended up...

I was looking at this for awhile and ended up buying 2 separate guns. Savage 42 .22 Mag/.410 for killing hogs/coyotes/coons, and a Tikka T1X in .22 LR for squirrels and plinking.

I like the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-18-2021, 08:21 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,328
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Marcus King is no joke. Iíve been into ďgoodĒ...

Marcus King is no joke. Iíve been into ďgoodĒ music for a dang long time. Heard him come on one day and was wondering where he had been all my life, assuming he had been running around with the likes...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-09-2021, 06:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,406
Posted By gatorgrizz27
It would be pretty easy to put an eye bolt into a...

It would be pretty easy to put an eye bolt into a stud and run a vinyl coated cable through all the trigger guards with a padlock on it. Wouldnít slow them down much if they have snips but Iíd...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-09-2021, 06:21 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,324
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Great work! I hate to be “that guy”, because...

Great work!

I hate to be “that guy”, because it really doesn’t bother me at all, but he does need to pay attention to potential trademark infringement using logos on the flags (or plasma cutting),...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-08-2021, 08:09 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,205
Posted By gatorgrizz27
I’ve been interested in it for awhile as a kid’s...

I’ve been interested in it for awhile as a kid’s hunting round, it seems ideal IMO. A 100 gr bullet at 2,500 fps is what I’ve been looking for.

I bought some Duramag 10 round magazines, a...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-08-2021, 07:59 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,797
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Same here. However, I do check if an item is in...

Same here. However, I do check if an item is in stock or not before I buy. They seem to have live inventory but also accept backorders for almost anything, without any idea when it will arrive. That...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-08-2021, 07:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 652
Posted By gatorgrizz27
https://honest-food.net/on-hanging-pheasants-2/ ...

https://honest-food.net/on-hanging-pheasants-2/

http://corksoutdoors.com/blog/pheasants-hang-em-high/

This would say yes, they are fine
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-29-2021, 07:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 661
Posted By gatorgrizz27
I just picked up a Tikka T1x .22 as well as a...

I just picked up a Tikka T1x .22 as well as a Dead Air Mask. I wanted something to hunt with as well as shoot small groups at 50-100 yards at the range, or longer range at some steel.

I ended up...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-23-2021, 07:21 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,943
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I was going to suggest a .30-06 as that’s my...

I was going to suggest a .30-06 as that’s my choice for just about everything, and they don’t suffer horribly from a 20” barrel, I doubt they can run a 150 at 3000 fps. It will be dang close with the...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-23-2021, 02:15 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,943
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Pretty much, especially if you’re not going to...

Pretty much, especially if you’re not going to hand load for it.

The new 6.8 Western actually “might” be able to do a 150 gr bullet at 3,000 fps from a 20” barrel. Factory loads will be heavier,...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-23-2021, 12:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,070
Posted By gatorgrizz27
From a textbook/legal/extreme safety standpoint...

From a textbook/legal/extreme safety standpoint it is correct that firing .223 in a 5.56 chamber is ok whereas firing 5.56 in a .223 chamber may not be.

However, the reality is that any quality...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-23-2021, 12:41 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,943
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Everything drops enough past 300 that you need to...

Everything drops enough past 300 that you need to at the very least estimate range and use a hold over. If you’ve got a rangefinder and a scope where you can dial drop on the turret, it’s a...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-22-2021, 06:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,901
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Dead Air Nomad would be my vote. Standard if it...

Dead Air Nomad would be my vote. Standard if it will be run on some ARís as well, probably Ti if itís for hunting/long range only.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-21-2021, 09:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 825
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Equimax.

Equimax.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-20-2021, 06:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,901
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Not true. If you have a CHL they can already...

Not true. If you have a CHL they can already assume you have a gun.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-16-2021, 09:02 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 12,621
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Ainít going to happen, but if they can keep...

Ainít going to happen, but if they can keep everyone scared enough we will keep maintaining our own problem!
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-16-2021, 08:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 350
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Cool deal, always been a big fan of his!

Cool deal, always been a big fan of his!
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-15-2021, 08:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,217
Posted By gatorgrizz27
I’m a little bit worried, as I’ve got 3 in...

I’m a little bit worried, as I’ve got 3 in suppressor jail. However, Biden’s plan has been “register everything with the NFA”, so I don’t see them shutting it down early.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-15-2021, 08:26 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 12,621
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Agreed. I have 10 loaded AR mags for an ďAlamoĒ...

Agreed. I have 10 loaded AR mags for an ďAlamoĒ scenario. That will be either enough to win or I wonít be alive at the end of it.

I have generally kept about 1,000 rounds of 5.56, 600 rounds of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-15-2021, 07:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,752
Posted By gatorgrizz27
I cut the crap out of my finger this morning on...

I cut the crap out of my finger this morning on one of the mold marks on my CZ scorpion, and I’m a carpenter, not somebody with delicate lady hands, so I believe it haha.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-13-2021, 08:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,140
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Sounds like a perfect case for a Dead Air...

Sounds like a perfect case for a Dead Air Sandman. Rated full auto to .300 WM with no barrel length restrictions. :)
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-13-2021, 08:55 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 12,621
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Iíd expect way less on them if the last few weeks...

Iíd expect way less on them if the last few weeks around here are any indication. Iím wondering if they had pre-allocated orders for 2020 that arenít happening any more.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-13-2021, 06:06 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 12,621
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Academy had been ok even though there wasnít much...

Academy had been ok even though there wasnít much variety. Last week the total shipment was 8 boxes of 5.56. Today it was zero of anything, no ammo whatsoever, nada.

I posted on another site...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-12-2021, 06:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 411
Posted By gatorgrizz27
When I was doing research ~ 10 years ago, the...

When I was doing research ~ 10 years ago, the consensus was it doesn’t really matter so long as you’re getting a cast iron, oiled pump. There are two tiers, the single stage 60 gallon, $500-$600...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 01-11-2021, 06:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,897
Posted By gatorgrizz27
If you think you might ever do a backcountry...

If you think you might ever do a backcountry hunt, even if you plan to base camp, I’d get a Western style pack with a frame and separate bag. Many good brands mentioned already.

I have the KUIU...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 01-11-2021, 06:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,897
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Yeah, no, spammer.

Yeah, no, spammer.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-05-2021, 08:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,351
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Agreed. You can focus on security (own your home...

Agreed. You can focus on security (own your home outright, stable funds, etc), or you can gamble to win big.

Our financial advisor will break it down as to ďwhat could you afford to lose?Ē Put it...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-02-2021, 06:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,242
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Adding insult to injury, Cabela’s used to blow...

Adding insult to injury, Cabela’s used to blow out discontinued Leupold scopes at ridiculous deals. I picked up several VX-1’s for just over $100. Looks like Bass Pro has ruined that with the...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-02-2021, 06:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,375
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Weatherby has used 9/16” threads for muzzle...

Weatherby has used 9/16” threads for muzzle brakes on their sporter weight rifles forever. Leaves plenty of meat with a .30 bore.

Unfortunately most suppressor manufacturers don’t offer much for...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-02-2021, 06:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 483
Posted By gatorgrizz27
You’ll have to research it but a guy we met over...

You’ll have to research it but a guy we met over the weekend said stem cell supplement capsules had completely taken care of his arthritis and other aging issues. Apparently they trigger yours to...
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