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Forum: Around the Campfire 03-25-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 588
Posted By Rat
Aeroseal is a good product if you have...

Aeroseal is a good product if you have inaccessible ducts that need to be sealed, like between floors on a two story home. If the ducts are accessible they can be sealed by hand just as good.
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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 03-25-2020, 02:41 PM
Replies: 12,361
Views: 1,222,512
Posted By Rat
Wear comfortable walking shoes. Always have an...

Wear comfortable walking shoes.
Always have an arrow nocked and release on the string.
If they are running shoot them in the lips.
Take water (or a filter), it's getting hot.
You cannot outrun a...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 03-25-2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 807
Posted By Rat
G5/Prime makes a helluva bow, but you need to...

G5/Prime makes a helluva bow, but you need to shoot one to know for sure if ti will fit you or not.

I have shot most of the Black series and I will say this:

Very dead in the hand, just the...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 03-23-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 786
Posted By Rat
A little late to the party, buuuut... 12...

A little late to the party, buuuut...

12 inches is plenty deep for a cloth filled target. I use the Third Hand Archery target faces, so when your trampoline material eventually gives up that is...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 03-23-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 779
Posted By Rat
I had problems on my Logic as well. Mine is...

I had problems on my Logic as well.

Mine is tied to the axle, what would happen is the limb would over travel and stretch the spring out, then the rest would go out of time, not stay down at the...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 03-20-2020, 08:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 917
Posted By Rat
It depends on the bow company and what you want. ...

It depends on the bow company and what you want.

Pretty much across the board I have heard that Winner's Choice has gone down hill since being bought by the same company that owns Elite bows, and...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 03-09-2020, 08:41 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,043
Posted By Rat
Keep in mind you are paying for a feature you are...

Keep in mind you are paying for a feature you are only going to use once, when setting it up, and then maybe never again. While non-micro tune rests are more finicky to set up initially, you only...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 03-06-2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,391
Posted By Rat
Try Cinnamon Creek... As long as you are...

Try Cinnamon Creek...

As long as you are looking for and trying release aids with lots of options; look at the Stan Perfex. It has a lot of options out of the box for fitment and is a great...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-05-2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,199
Posted By Rat
This from the guy who DIDN'T EVEN SHOW UP!

This from the guy who DIDN'T EVEN SHOW UP!
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 03-02-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,394
Posted By Rat
Basically, KE does matter, just not as much as...

Basically, KE does matter, just not as much as Mass and a well designed arrow.

Interesting is that the 60-80 group had an increase in KE only and had better penetration, of all the groups this is...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 02-26-2020, 09:03 AM
Replies: 12,361
Views: 1,222,512
Posted By Rat
Point of fact, I am remiss that I did not get one...

Point of fact, I am remiss that I did not get one whilst being towed, I did, however, get a few at the bank. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200226/9e8bc7fa5921b7b01f55ce17a78d47fd.jpg
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-24-2020, 03:05 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 19,416
Posted By Rat
The recap thread is up! GRXH 2020 - The...

The recap thread is up!

GRXH 2020 - The Recap (https://discussions.texasbowhunter.com/forums/showthread.php?t=759723)
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-24-2020, 02:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,199
Posted By Rat
My turn to get towed! 993389 Bucking wood...

My turn to get towed!
993389

Bucking wood for the nights white man fire!
993390

993391

Until next year, keep 'em sharp fellas!
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-24-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,199
Posted By Rat
Looking for a lost motor, yep, there's a motor in...

Looking for a lost motor, yep, there's a motor in there somewhere!
993379

993380

Good friends have tow ropes!
993381

The only hog killed, thanks Stinkbelly!
993382
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-24-2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,199
Posted By Rat
Jim's new boat! 993368 The only fish I...

Jim's new boat!
993368

The only fish I caught!
993369

Some fire images, of course...
993370

993371
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-24-2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,199
Posted By Rat
GRXH 2020 - The Recap!

As always, writing the recap thread for a GRXH is sweet sorrow, sweet that we had such a great hunt, sorrowful that it's over.

GRXH 2020 wasn't a banner year by any measure, one hog, about 20...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 02-18-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,152
Posted By Rat
I am going to be the outlier here... What...

I am going to be the outlier here...

What you have COULD be attributed to target panic but it could as easily be attributed to a high draw shoulder as well. If left uncorrected (high shoulder) it...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 02-18-2020, 09:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,483
Posted By Rat
Yes, if the target is too blurry you have too...

Yes, if the target is too blurry you have too high a power of verifier lens, just drop down one power and see how it looks. As others have said, you want what looks good to you but most will end up...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 02-18-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,113
Posted By Rat
I use the Spot Hogg double pin scope, I liked it...

I use the Spot Hogg double pin scope, I liked it enough I converted both of mine from single pin to double with the double pointer; they work great.

99% of the time I use the top pin, but when I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-18-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 19,416
Posted By Rat
We are here, tomorrow is the day. I haven't...

We are here, tomorrow is the day. I haven't prepped anything except the boat; no packing, nothing.

I will still be out tomorrow around 1300, that's what I'm planning anyway.

My number is...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-18-2020, 09:09 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 19,416
Posted By Rat
Bring the short burner and a propane tank, I can...

Bring the short burner and a propane tank, I can bring the extra cook pots.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-17-2020, 08:24 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 19,416
Posted By Rat
How’s navigating the lake by boat? Well, it's a...

How’s navigating the lake by boat?
Well, it's a lake, so it will be hard to navigate it any other way...

Any particular areas I should avoid?
Yes, any area that looks like it should be filled...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-14-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 19,416
Posted By Rat
Yes, I'll take car of it on Wednesday, and let...

Yes, I'll take car of it on Wednesday, and let the gate keeper at Taylor know we are coming.

Last time I went out, New Years, I spent four days at primitive; I did call and leave a message at HQ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-14-2020, 09:32 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 19,416
Posted By Rat
We still do it, we just don't invite you! The...

We still do it, we just don't invite you!
The Meat and Potato hunt is usually by roll call, if enough people want to do it, we do it.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-14-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 19,416
Posted By Rat
WHAAAAAT? How much do you want for that beauty,...

WHAAAAAT? How much do you want for that beauty, asking for a friend!
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 02-14-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 12,361
Views: 1,222,512
Posted By Rat
That's rarefied air at Granger, good hunting!

That's rarefied air at Granger, good hunting!
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 02-14-2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 12,361
Views: 1,222,512
Posted By Rat
This is the part that gets Granger, firearms are...

This is the part that gets Granger, firearms are always allowed for squirrel and small game, so orange must be worn at all times unless you are hunting under the exception rules.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-05-2020, 08:57 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 19,416
Posted By Rat
Yes, if you shoot a pig before noon on Friday you...

Yes, if you shoot a pig before noon on Friday you need to wait until after noon to bring it to camp.

So plan accordingly...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-03-2020, 08:28 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 19,416
Posted By Rat
Y'all know math isn't my strong suit! Lemme see,...

Y'all know math isn't my strong suit! Lemme see, 21 minus 1, is 20, but I think I meant to type 19 and somehow fat fingered it to 13...? Sounds about right anyway...

Also, my time keeping isn't so...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-03-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 19,416
Posted By Rat
It's official, we are in the MONTH of GRXH 2020! ...

It's official, we are in the MONTH of GRXH 2020!


ONLY 13 DAYS!

Has Boat
Rat +1
Paint man and grinder
Briar Friar
Dirtymike and 2.0
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-30-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 19,416
Posted By Rat
This is now a thing, I'll bring the roll of...

This is now a thing, I'll bring the roll of plastic!
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-25-2020, 08:57 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,650
Posted By Rat
Who said what about being gay? That ***...

Who said what about being gay? That *** though...!https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200126/54aee037d424bfeffe1597aa1bff4ae9.jpg
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-24-2020, 04:25 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 19,416
Posted By Rat
GRXH 2020 Supply Roster, get your name on your...

GRXH 2020 Supply Roster, get your name on your gear!

GRXH Supply Roster (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1TVvE87JrHM1YQSKajmLfxudz4dOkxkavKhawpkluu4c/edit?usp=sharing)
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-24-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,650
Posted By Rat
I"m putting this on my calendar. It has been...

I"m putting this on my calendar.
It has been interesting to watch the resurgence of saddle hunting in the last few years along with the great new products being offered.

I saddle hunted for...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 01-20-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 815
Posted By Rat
Why are you torn on what vanes to use? Are you...

Why are you torn on what vanes to use? Are you looking for a certain attribute out of a vane like speed/weight, noise profile or durability?

Let us know what you want in a vane and we can make...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 01-20-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,676
Posted By Rat
I have a theory that mechanical broadheads result...

I have a theory that mechanical broadheads result in more recovered deer (that's not a theory, that's based on an actual study) for two reasons:
1) They are more forgiving on the shot when a bad...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 01-10-2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 963
Posted By Rat
Specialty Archery Pro Press with Pro Draw, love...

Specialty Archery Pro Press with Pro Draw, love this thing...

987357
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 01-10-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 963
Posted By Rat
Tool and parts storage-ish... 987356

Tool and parts storage-ish...

987356
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 01-10-2020, 10:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 963
Posted By Rat
Arrow work station, you can see a bit of the...

Arrow work station, you can see a bit of the arrow saw in the background...

987355
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 01-10-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 963
Posted By Rat
Bow Vise... That orange triangle is the D-loop...

Bow Vise...
That orange triangle is the D-loop gauge, works great.
You can also see a few other tools like a serving jig and the levels I use.

I tuned a bow on Sunday, so this is how everything...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 01-10-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 963
Posted By Rat
Let's try this again. Overview of my Bow...

Let's try this again.
Overview of my Bow Workshop/area...

987353
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 01-10-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 963
Posted By Rat
Weird... Le'me try and figure this out...

Weird...
Le'me try and figure this out...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 01-10-2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 963
Posted By Rat
BCY for D-loop material, stay away from D Braid...

BCY for D-loop material, stay away from D Braid unless you are using a hook or very good caliper....
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 01-09-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 963
Posted By Rat
Must Have: Press - I use the Specialty Archery...

Must Have:
Press - I use the Specialty Archery Pro Press with the Pro Draw, an excellent press; but, the 92safari, Bowaconstrictor is also nice as well as the EZ Green series.

Draw Board - Easy...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-09-2020, 07:59 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 19,416
Posted By Rat
Not yet, I'll get on it today.

Not yet, I'll get on it today.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 01-09-2020, 07:58 AM
Replies: 12,361
Views: 1,222,512
Posted By Rat
Feed will work eventually if you are consistent...

Feed will work eventually if you are consistent (at baiting) and patient. The trick is getting them to hit it consistently and then using the spot and stalk method. Back in the day I baited quite a...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 01-02-2020, 08:45 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,043
Posted By Rat
I don't understand what you mean here Sleepy; do...

I don't understand what you mean here Sleepy; do you mean you don't like the the arrow is being raised during the draw cycle?

And how do you feel it is more cumbersome to load the limb driven...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-27-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 12,361
Views: 1,222,512
Posted By Rat
I am going to pick up the food today for the...

I am going to pick up the food today for the Granger Ranger New Year Hunt.

If you want me to cook your food (breakfast and dinner) please make sure you get paid; the PayPal link is below, it's...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-27-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 12,361
Views: 1,222,512
Posted By Rat
No

No
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 12-27-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 772
Posted By Rat
A half inch is way more than "a few turns" in the...

A half inch is way more than "a few turns" in the cables. IF he really needs to move half an inch it was probably a tad too long to begin with and that extra little length from twisting the cables...
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