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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-21-2022, 12:13 PM
Replies: 7,533
Views: 686,464
Posted By PlanoDano
I have some friends who are going to be first...

I have some friends who are going to be first timers. I try to tell them less is more but they are deaf. They are putting everything in the world on a 20 ft trailer to drag up the mountain. They even...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-17-2022, 05:37 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,816
Posted By PlanoDano
yes and no

yes and no
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-16-2022, 10:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,443
Posted By PlanoDano
Here is a stress test with Kuiu, Stone Glacier,...

Here is a stress test with Kuiu, Stone Glacier, Mystery Ranch and others.
https://www.gohunt.com/video/backpack-teardown-the-gohunt-stress-test#gs.3ua09p

I pack really light for 3 nights and use...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-11-2022, 02:48 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,564
Posted By PlanoDano
Current mountain rifle is in 7mm-08. backup...

Current mountain rifle is in 7mm-08.

backup is a 6.5 prc
been thinking of reducing recoil considered 6mm cm or fast twist .243 before ordering a Sako S20 in 6.5 cm. For now the 7mm-08 is still my...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-04-2022, 03:50 PM
Replies: 7,533
Views: 686,464
Posted By PlanoDano
It is definitely getting tougher to draw. Woods...

It is definitely getting tougher to draw. Woods are packed with rookies but we all started somewhere. I am 0 for 3 this year and one draw was a set of units that is usually 100% second choice. I am...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-02-2022, 08:31 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 18,018
Posted By PlanoDano
I do not think the Fed is done yet. Just noticed...

I do not think the Fed is done yet. Just noticed last weekend, every restaurant parking lot was full. I drove a neighbors kid to work at an outlet shopping center and got into a traffic jam at the...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-31-2022, 08:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 860
Posted By PlanoDano
6 inch target. I mostly miss high. I think you...

6 inch target. I mostly miss high. I think you just hit on my issue - I have never kept cold bore dope. I have never thought it made that much difference.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-31-2022, 08:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 860
Posted By PlanoDano
I was mainly talking about the difference in hit...

I was mainly talking about the difference in hit rates 1st shot out of a cold rifle at longer ranges vs moving to longer range after shooting some rounds at 100 and 200. I hit at a much higher rate...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-31-2022, 12:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,492
Posted By PlanoDano
308 is more than enough. The real question is...

308 is more than enough. The real question is what are you going to shoot off of. Start practicing with pack and trekking poles because you are not likely to find that tripod in the prone position...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-31-2022, 12:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 860
Posted By PlanoDano
Eye opening practice

One common phrase I hear is "I want to be able to take animals to X00 yards" usually 600. I am not in the league of the long range shooters on this board but would love to hear them chime in. I...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-24-2022, 09:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,270
Posted By PlanoDano
All the scopes below are tough and will do the...

All the scopes below are tough and will do the job. Pick a price point

SWFA SS 6X $300
SWFA SS HD 3-9X42 $600
Nightforce shv 4-14X50 f1 $1400
Nightforce atcar 4-16X42 f1 $2800
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-22-2022, 05:29 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,397
Posted By PlanoDano
Fire ants, hogs, eyeworms, and drought all...

Fire ants, hogs, eyeworms, and drought all factors for sure. I think an unmentioned factor is round up resistant crops which kills all the cover around some fields. I have a really nice flusher in...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-22-2022, 02:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 765
Posted By PlanoDano
+1 you have to do it every few years of some...

+1 you have to do it every few years of some jackets. Same for silnylon tarps and some tents.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-14-2022, 09:20 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,251
Posted By PlanoDano
Ever notice the places where shade would help...

Ever notice the places where shade would help there are no trees and where there is lots of shade it doesn't help.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-04-2022, 01:06 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 10,981
Posted By PlanoDano
Probably not so bad since you at least know and...

Probably not so bad since you at least know and talk to some of your neighbors. Most of DFW the neighbors barely know each other. Having come from a small town where most folk have a good ideal of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-04-2022, 12:22 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 10,981
Posted By PlanoDano
If you do shake their hands. Mess cooks worked as...

If you do shake their hands. Mess cooks worked as hard as anyone to keep us free. The Disbursing Clerk was my favorite person at least twice a month. All hands are at equal risk while on a warship. I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-27-2022, 01:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,531
Posted By PlanoDano
Amen +1: As long as we keep buying prices will go...

Amen +1: As long as we keep buying prices will go up. I should not say we because I am not playing the game. My 2012 F150 stays parked until I do something truck worthy, I do day to day stuff in a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-27-2022, 12:00 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,713
Posted By PlanoDano
I like visiting the mountains in August. I no...

I like visiting the mountains in August. I no longer enjoy being in Texas in August. I work out for power year round but do not always watch my weight. Spending August hiking and fly fishing seems to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-24-2022, 05:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 708
Posted By PlanoDano
Thanks, I will try one of their 10X42 at $199.

Thanks, I will try one of their 10X42 at $199.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-24-2022, 01:31 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,986
Posted By PlanoDano
I thought the same thing. Then wife started...

I thought the same thing. Then wife started telling me what she needs in the new home. Room for sewing and yarn, room for her other crafts, combination music and media room, her office, and to top it...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-22-2022, 06:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,367
Posted By PlanoDano
Whatever you do, do not start with a class in...

Whatever you do, do not start with a class in financial fundamentals. Reading balance sheets and cash flow statements is of no use to average internet stock investor. Depend solely on your instincts...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-20-2022, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7,533
Views: 686,464
Posted By PlanoDano
Congrats all. 3 reds for me, hopefully next year.

Congrats all. 3 reds for me, hopefully next year.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-20-2022, 11:39 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,655
Posted By PlanoDano
Congrats to all who were drawn. Unsuccessful in...

Congrats to all who were drawn. Unsuccessful in red and black for me.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-08-2022, 10:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 952
Posted By PlanoDano
Thread made me spend some dollars. I made a...

Thread made me spend some dollars. I made a choice between the Fury AB and the Geovid 3200.com. I had money for either but chose the fury in this case. Leica is allowing you to upgrade to AB and it...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-08-2022, 09:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,471
Posted By PlanoDano
My burr oak is just starting. Little green fringe...

My burr oak is just starting. Little green fringe all around
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-07-2022, 09:26 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,220
Posted By PlanoDano
What he said plus in the field (spot and stalk)...

What he said plus in the field (spot and stalk) or in a tree, i am way less accurate with the crossbow because of the front end heaviness. I could see it in a ground blind with shooting stick but...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-23-2022, 12:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 952
Posted By PlanoDano
I have been toying with the same idea. I...

I have been toying with the same idea. I currently glass from tripod with 12x and was trying to decide between moving up in power to 15x or 18x or moving to rf binos for western hunting. I have no...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-13-2022, 06:03 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 7,610
Posted By PlanoDano
Profession is very good. Tried to retire but they...

Profession is very good. Tried to retire but they made me an offer I could not refuse (again). One of these days

Side business (rental real estate) makes more money than my profession. I have...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-07-2022, 11:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,910
Posted By PlanoDano
Federal premium cartridges

Federal premium cartridges
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-26-2022, 08:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,602
Posted By PlanoDano
I always used a plow sweep. If they could drag it...

I always used a plow sweep. If they could drag it a little they would not chew their leg off. The sweep will get hung up after a short ways.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-26-2022, 05:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 988
Posted By PlanoDano
It is a cheaper brand called Laguna. I spent 80...

It is a cheaper brand called Laguna. I spent 80 bucks on a guage to square the table to the blade but, did not have to make adjustments. I did take my time lining up the scale side of the fence. I...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-25-2022, 11:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 988
Posted By PlanoDano
Is there anything grander?

Than a table saw which fence measurement agrees with your measuring devices and cuts the length perfectly every time. This is the first saw I have had that will do this and it is a game changer.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-18-2022, 06:19 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,774
Posted By PlanoDano
I love quail but hard to find good numbers now. I...

I love quail but hard to find good numbers now. I hunted woodcock this year to work my dog and found it really enjoyable. I will be doing this again next year.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-18-2022, 06:15 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,774
Posted By PlanoDano
Bamboo chicken

Bamboo chicken
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-13-2022, 02:02 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 6,481
Posted By PlanoDano
Anyone have some hints on getting my combo...

Anyone have some hints on getting my combo license back into the little envelope?
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-11-2022, 05:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,082
Posted By PlanoDano
MOA/MIL same thing (an angular measurement) just...

MOA/MIL same thing (an angular measurement) just pick one. If you are shooting competition go MIL because your spotter will probably be sending MIL. I am a Nightforce fan but I agree with the others...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-07-2022, 05:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,630
Posted By PlanoDano
I wonder if I would fall less than I do on a dirt...

I wonder if I would fall less than I do on a dirt bike? Every year the secondary FS roads are getting worse.

Question: Do you ride off the seat in the rough stuff?
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-06-2022, 02:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,093
Posted By PlanoDano
You will need to work within your clearance to...

You will need to work within your clearance to keep you clearance. It might mean moving to the DC area for a while. With you rank and rate I would be looking project management over at DISA. For...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-04-2022, 05:49 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,335
Posted By PlanoDano
Are you self employed? Your boss is holding on to...

Are you self employed? Your boss is holding on to the profits.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-02-2022, 12:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,680
Posted By PlanoDano
Watched a grey climbing in a small mesquite tree...

Watched a grey climbing in a small mesquite tree for about 45 minutes over at kickapoo caverns SP. I never did figure out what it was trying to get to.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-31-2022, 01:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,258
Posted By PlanoDano
Some of us took up bow hunting just to be able to...

Some of us took up bow hunting just to be able to increase our ability to get tags. Now there are more bow hunters vying for tags than ever before. Some of the popularity is driven by youtube,...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-27-2022, 03:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,345
Posted By PlanoDano
I have heard talk on other boards about the 7-08...

I have heard talk on other boards about the 7-08 Tikka not grouping. That has not been my experience. I have a 7mm-08 Tikka and it shoots better than I do. I do have mine in a KRG-bravo stock. The t3...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-24-2022, 06:28 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,704
Posted By PlanoDano
I would probably look at a Finnlight for trigger...

I would probably look at a Finnlight for trigger reliability. Out of their stock Calibers I would look at 6.5 cm, 7wsm or 7rm in that order. Scope I would look at reliability over weight or glass....
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-23-2022, 03:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,873
Posted By PlanoDano
Prayers for his daughter and family.

Prayers for his daughter and family.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-20-2022, 08:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,320
Posted By PlanoDano
This, we pulled many with just a regular rim.

This, we pulled many with just a regular rim.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-19-2022, 01:55 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,005
Posted By PlanoDano
Answer on this is easy for me. In my life I can...

Answer on this is easy for me. In my life I can remember periods of high inflation (I think between 7 and 10) since 1970 and lots of years with moderate in inflation and a few periods of recession. I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-11-2022, 07:19 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 4,683
Posted By PlanoDano
It is a catch 22. We need more diy hunters to...

It is a catch 22. We need more diy hunters to protect access to the public lands. But more hunters mean more competition for the resource. Some states have exploited this demand but then again...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-11-2022, 05:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 713
Posted By PlanoDano
I tried Burris XTR signature (the ones with the...

I tried Burris XTR signature (the ones with the inserts) for the first time in 2021 on my practice rifle. No problems so far and north of 900 rnds. It might not be a relative test because the rifle...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-09-2022, 04:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 832
Posted By PlanoDano
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Forum: Around the Campfire 01-05-2022, 03:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,564
Posted By PlanoDano
Mad Are all of the new consumer routers...

Mad
Are all of the new consumer routers sophisticated enough to plug and play multiple hardwired routers. I mean without disabling DHCP in the slave routers or setting up DHCP relay for the wireless...
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