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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-21-2021, 06:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 700
Posted By blaqkpanda
I haven't had to use him, but a buddy of mine had...

I haven't had to use him, but a buddy of mine had a few barrels chambered by Pete Pieper and highly recommended him. He's up in Hempstead. http://www.precisionbarrelwork.com/
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-12-2021, 10:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 916
Posted By blaqkpanda
If you're putting it on the second floor, take a...

If you're putting it on the second floor, take a look at the SecureIt Agile line. Instead of a single, large safe, you can put together multiple small ones. I have two of their Answer 8's and am...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-23-2021, 01:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 454
Posted By blaqkpanda
Should be good to go. If you have a chamber...

Should be good to go. If you have a chamber gauge, you can check it that way. Or if you have shoulder comparator gauges, they will tell you too.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-17-2021, 11:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 881
Posted By blaqkpanda
Nothing wrong with the Sig red dots. However,...

Nothing wrong with the Sig red dots. However, they are just rebranded Holosuns.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-17-2021, 09:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 881
Posted By blaqkpanda
First question is do you have astigmatism? A...

First question is do you have astigmatism? A standard red dot will appear blurry or sunburst if you do. Guys with astigmatism can run a holographic sight like an Eotech or a Vortex Huey. The...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-12-2021, 10:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 649
Posted By blaqkpanda
The Thermion. I didn't realize how important...

The Thermion. I didn't realize how important base magnification was on thermals. You essentially only have digital zoom. Once you zoom to 2x, you've halved your resolution. If you double it again...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-15-2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 251
Posted By blaqkpanda
Sent you a pm.

Sent you a pm.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-15-2021, 11:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 251
Posted By blaqkpanda
are you looking to sell it or just get rid of it?

are you looking to sell it or just get rid of it?
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-12-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 248
Posted By blaqkpanda
KAK does some. It looks like they sell a whole...

KAK does some. It looks like they sell a whole upper.

https://www.kakindustry.com/lr-308-parts/magnum
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-09-2021, 02:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 687
Posted By blaqkpanda
Second ctom87's post. I have something similar,...

Second ctom87's post. I have something similar, though an older model as it only supports up to 32Gb cards. The only thing I would add, is to install it with an installation kit from the Dashcam...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-22-2021, 09:31 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 7,649
Posted By blaqkpanda
For the folks asking how Ivermectin works in...

For the folks asking how Ivermectin works in covid treatment, here's a link. Quote from the article

"Reports from in vitro studies suggest that ivermectin acts by inhibiting the host importin...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-27-2021, 02:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,299
Posted By blaqkpanda
Diesels only have to have a safety inspection. ...

Diesels only have to have a safety inspection. Only gasoline vehicles undergo emissions testing.
...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-24-2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 580
Posted By blaqkpanda
Pre-ordered one through Brownell's, can't wait to...

Pre-ordered one through Brownell's, can't wait to get it.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-02-2021, 09:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 678
Posted By blaqkpanda
[QUOTE=QuackHunter;15445494]Also curious about...

[QUOTE=QuackHunter;15445494]Also curious about this, you can fly with night vision in a carry on as well as armor, Complete helmet setups etc.

They won't let you carry on anything that goes on a...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-31-2020, 11:08 AM
Replies: 513
Views: 41,306
Posted By blaqkpanda
Is the 22LR a Rem 700 footprint action?

Is the 22LR a Rem 700 footprint action?
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-16-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 345
Posted By blaqkpanda
I found a demo Sightmark Wraith HD 4-32 for my...

I found a demo Sightmark Wraith HD 4-32 for my dad. I've gotten to play with it a little bit and I would certainly recommend it. I would also recommend upgrading the IR light to something like the...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-02-2020, 11:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 521
Posted By blaqkpanda
If it doesn't have it, it usually means that it's...

If it doesn't have it, it usually means that it's fixed at 100 yards. If you understand that and have a consistent cheek weld, you don't have to have it.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-05-2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,395
Posted By blaqkpanda
I went with the basic USCCA coverage. I bought...

I went with the basic USCCA coverage. I bought it just because in Houston there has been a 20% increase of burglaries as a result of covid. I haven't needed it yet, thankfully.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-26-2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 599
Posted By blaqkpanda
I've run this Platinum 1-8 on my AR-10 308. ...

I've run this Platinum 1-8 on my AR-10 308. Great little optic, I just ended up sticking with Vortex. I think the Razor and Platinum glass is coming from the same factory.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-29-2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 801
Posted By blaqkpanda
I lost my chrony data when I shot these....

I lost my chrony data when I shot these. Quickload gives me 2400fps with an 18" barrel. These could definitely be hotter. The Nosler book shows this as near max, but the Hodgdon website lists this as...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-28-2020, 10:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 801
Posted By blaqkpanda
I've had good luck with the 100gr Nosler BT. CCI...

I've had good luck with the 100gr Nosler BT. CCI no. 450, 28.8gr 8208 XBR at a COL 2.245". Shoots ~1/2 MOA out of my gun and two buddies tried it in their Grendels and theirs does about the same.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-13-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 714
Posted By blaqkpanda
if you have a chronograph, Berger has a bullet...

if you have a chronograph, Berger has a bullet stability calculator. It's at least a starting point if you know your bullet weight, velocity, and barrel twist you'll at least have an idea of whether...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-15-2020, 10:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 622
Posted By blaqkpanda
Second on the rod guide. PMA Tool has been my go...

Second on the rod guide. PMA Tool has been my go to since Mike Lucas stopped making them. I basically use the same method as SabreKiller but with Copperzilla and Gunzilla. Let the Copperzilla sit...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-05-2020, 06:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,789
Posted By blaqkpanda
"X Ash Archangel" assuming you just say the X, ...

"X Ash Archangel" assuming you just say the X, = Ash, and A-12 was code named Archangel as the prototype to the SR-71.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-12-2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,624
Posted By blaqkpanda
Very nice

Very nice
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-30-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,030
Posted By blaqkpanda
LHPanther, your comment hadn't shown up when I...

LHPanther, your comment hadn't shown up when I posted this. #greatminds

http://www.quickmeme.com/img/cc/ccb8dd4c6ec4326b41567aef783aab0e64e0dc9d49aa560e79e43f60fea6639c.jpg
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-26-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 927
Posted By blaqkpanda
doesn't 2 firearms constitute a...

doesn't 2 firearms constitute a "collection"?
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-30-2020, 04:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 633
Posted By blaqkpanda
Do you handload for it or even have any...

Do you handload for it or even have any velocities for it currently? I can put your information into Quickload when I get home in a week or two (in the field for work) and see what the program...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-31-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,109
Posted By blaqkpanda
If you have a sizable budget, you could build...

If you have a sizable budget, you could build whatever you want. I did a Remington 700 45 Raptor with a 16" barrel from X-caliber all in an MDT LSS-XL chassis. I'm getting MOA groups with 250gr...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-29-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 5,936
Posted By blaqkpanda
Season the meat with black pepper, garlic powder,...

Season the meat with black pepper, garlic powder, brown sugar, paprika. You can sear it if you would like, but I haven't noticed much of a difference. My favorite was 1 jar of Better Than Good...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-29-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 5,936
Posted By blaqkpanda
I have. I did a hunt and my dad and I got 7...

I have. I did a hunt and my dad and I got 7 hogs. A mix of sows and boars. Largest boar was 110 lbs. My go to meal is just a crockpot with onions and bbq sauce. The first meal I did had a real...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-20-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,000
Posted By blaqkpanda
I had the same problem with ASC magazines and...

I had the same problem with ASC magazines and switched to E-Landers and it stopped. I did dremel the ASC mags and it still never fixed the problem. I can send them to you or meet you around Houston...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-19-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 854
Posted By blaqkpanda
I did a form 4 on a trust as well. ATF cashed...

I did a form 4 on a trust as well. ATF cashed the check Feb 1, 2018 and I was approved mid-February 2019.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-09-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,684
Posted By blaqkpanda
Do you reload? 350 Legend is a great...

Do you reload? 350 Legend is a great handloader's cartridge. Winchester did a bad job of rolling out ammo for it but there is a lot of potential there. The Grendel will be effective on deer and...
Forum: Recipes 09-09-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,610
Posted By blaqkpanda
I like a bone in ribeye. Or at least something...

I like a bone in ribeye. Or at least something with a good amount of fat or fat cap. You can always add butter to something lean. The fat will render down over the cooking time. Black pepper,...
Forum: Photography 08-14-2019, 09:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,962
Posted By blaqkpanda
I hiked up to the summit of Mt. Ida. Saw this...

I hiked up to the summit of Mt. Ida. Saw this big bull elk on the way down.

Big Elk - YouTube
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-14-2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 617
Posted By blaqkpanda
I moved while I waited on my form 4. I also did...

I moved while I waited on my form 4. I also did a trust. All that matters is that your ID has the same address as your current residence on your form you fill out when you pick it up. Granted, I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-27-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 171
Posted By blaqkpanda
barrel, bolt, mag. most barrel manufacturers...

barrel, bolt, mag. most barrel manufacturers will offer a bolt with their barrel.
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 06-03-2019, 10:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,939
Posted By blaqkpanda
String suppressor/ string stop for a Carbon...

String suppressor/ string stop for a Carbon Knight?
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-29-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 342
Posted By blaqkpanda
If you're willing to wait, I found an m5e1...

If you're willing to wait, I found an m5e1 builders set from Schuyler Arms for my dad. Got it for $310 (normally $460) and then only $7 shipping. It looks like he puts them on at that price a...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 03-19-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,873
Posted By blaqkpanda
I guess my photos didn't show up from my previous...

I guess my photos didn't show up from my previous posts. stupid Google image hosting...Anyway, here you go....
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 03-18-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,873
Posted By blaqkpanda
Yeah, they do headspace off of the case mouth...

Yeah, they do headspace off of the case mouth like a 45 Auto. My AR liked 42.0gr of IMR 4227 and seated to the cannelure. you could certainly shoot them hotter. I've loaded 240gr XTP's at 42.0 with...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 03-18-2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,873
Posted By blaqkpanda
I tried the Medesha mags and they wouldn't feed...

I tried the Medesha mags and they wouldn't feed at all. so I modified a Pmag and it only ran the 225 FTX's. I do reload for it. I taper crimp with a Hornady taper crimp die but I bet you could get...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 03-18-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,873
Posted By blaqkpanda
I also took a doe with 45 Raptor. This is the...

I also took a doe with 45 Raptor. This is the entrance wound. I just couldn't get it to feed anything reliably other than 225gr...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 03-18-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,873
Posted By blaqkpanda
nice. i built one on a remington 700...

nice. i built one on a remington 700...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-15-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 439
Posted By blaqkpanda
I don't know if you plan on running suppressed,...

I don't know if you plan on running suppressed, but Silencerco recommends 20-30 ft-lbs and using Rocksett.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-22-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,534
Posted By blaqkpanda
this is the information I've seen. ...

this is the information I've seen.
https://americansuppressorassociation.com/nfa-division-affected-by-government-shutdown/
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-14-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 967
Posted By blaqkpanda
You can run into over stabilization of light...

You can run into over stabilization of light bullets with too fast of a twist. Now, 55gr and 1:8 doesn't sound like you would be in that zone. Since it stabilizes other 55gr, I would try shooting...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-11-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 633
Posted By blaqkpanda
energy=0.5*m*v^2. where m=mass and v=velocity. ...

energy=0.5*m*v^2. where m=mass and v=velocity. you see that doubling your velocity will give you 4x the energy but doubling mass only gives you 2x. to me velocity is important but shot placement...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-11-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,534
Posted By blaqkpanda
ATF isn't doing any processing during the...

ATF isn't doing any processing during the shutdown either.
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