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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-27-2020, 09:03 AM
Replies: 482
Views: 27,027
Posted By Cottonfish
After dragging a bit more trailer this weekend...

After dragging a bit more trailer this weekend than I usually do with my '15 Tacoma 4x4, I'll be installing a trailer brake controller and likely rear air bags. Anyone have any experience with air...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-14-2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,456
Posted By Cottonfish
That's Insurance Auto Auction's stock...

That's Insurance Auto Auction's stock identification tag, I think the circled "I" indicates it has been inspected by the insurance company. Can't see the smaller yellow and green tags clearly enough...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-13-2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,456
Posted By Cottonfish
Sounds like if it went to the "insurance yard",...

Sounds like if it went to the "insurance yard", they triaged it as a probable total loss and moved it to a salvage yard like Insurance Auto Auction or Copart. If so, chances are pretty good it will...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-10-2020, 07:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By Cottonfish
Bought my first "new to me" deer rifle from them...

Bought my first "new to me" deer rifle from them back in the early '90's, an original Remington 700 Mountain Rifle in .270. They set up and bore mounted the scope as well (was pretty close as I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-24-2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 821
Posted By Cottonfish
Billy Bob's Burgers in Hondo......the Giant Heart...

Billy Bob's Burgers in Hondo......the Giant Heart Attack was Scotty's favorite. Stopped there every time on our way to the old lease outside Sabinal.

Stu
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-15-2020, 09:29 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,213
Posted By Cottonfish
Great thread, just ordered mine as well. Hate...

Great thread, just ordered mine as well. Hate standing in line, especially so during the days of Covid.......I can imagine Academy will be a circus.

Stu
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-13-2020, 05:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 225
Posted By Cottonfish
BTT, need someone to carry 11 boxes of Grendel...

BTT, need someone to carry 11 boxes of Grendel ammo to the Houston area from the Tyler area if you are heading that way. Thanks.....

Stu
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-12-2020, 10:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 225
Posted By Cottonfish
Need TBH Express

I have a conditional sale on a physically small classified item if we can find an Express from the Tyler area to the Houston area. The prospective buyer informs me he's in the Houston area but is...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 08-08-2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,342
Posted By Cottonfish
Heck, in the last 8 years I've gone through a...

Heck, in the last 8 years I've gone through a 2009 GT500, to a 2006 Switchback XT, then a 2015 Obsession Evolution, and currently a 2009 Mathews DXT. All were used, fully rigged, and much less than...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-06-2020, 05:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,022
Posted By Cottonfish
I have a 20" bbl compact in 6.5CM, shoots really...

I have a 20" bbl compact in 6.5CM, shoots really well. Bought it as my first dedicated suppressor host and put it in a Boyd's stock. Only drawback is velocity, it only runs about 2550fps for 140gr...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-19-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 574
Posted By Cottonfish
Bought a Hustler Raptor 42" cut for my 1/2 acre...

Bought a Hustler Raptor 42" cut for my 1/2 acre suburban yard, cost mid-$3k range. Has a 21.5hp Kwacker motor. Haven't bogged it yet, even over my "lush" septic runs. Takes me 20-30 minutes to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-29-2020, 09:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 981
Posted By Cottonfish
Took a number of vacations at The Other Place in...

Took a number of vacations at The Other Place in the '70s, never had much luck fishing due to all the traffic I suppose. I'd probably start with smaller "finesse" baits due to water clarity, maybe...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-28-2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 913
Posted By Cottonfish
I agree with this. I have an early '80's new in...

I agree with this. I have an early '80's new in box 5000a given to my by a friend who has now passed away, that I mounted on a rod that was handmade by a boyhood friend in the '70's, as a display...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-14-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,303
Posted By Cottonfish
I normally carry a 9mm or .45 Shield in an...

I normally carry a 9mm or .45 Shield in an inexpensive Don Hume right hand pancake holster with a reload mag in the off-side pocket in the warmer months. I'm somewhere between 5'7" and 5'8"...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-08-2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,635
Posted By Cottonfish
Watched it quite a bit until my...

Watched it quite a bit until my Mustang/Camaro/Chevelle started keeping me out late on Friday nights. Same for SNL, caught the first two seasons then always seemed to be out with friends or working...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-08-2020, 07:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 684
Posted By Cottonfish
I think I still have all of them. Stu

I think I still have all of them.

Stu
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-13-2020, 05:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,503
Posted By Cottonfish
Had to drive up through Big Sandy and Gilmer this...

Had to drive up through Big Sandy and Gilmer this morning, lots of broken/uprooted trees and debris on the road. Lots of wind during Sunday morning's storm at the house in Noonday, but thankfully...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-13-2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 775
Posted By Cottonfish
Another thing to check is copper fouling in the...

Another thing to check is copper fouling in the barrel. Any used gun I pick up gets about a week of cleaning with alternating powder and copper solvent, especially a carbon steel barrel. It's...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-07-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 669
Posted By Cottonfish
Shout out to On Target Archery in Canton

Bought an older Mathews bow off the Classifieds (thanks again, Nick!), and took it to On Target Archery in Canton today to set up. They swapped the cam, timed everything, adjusted peep and d-loop,...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-02-2020, 05:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,345
Posted By Cottonfish
Beat by Muddy Bud........we used to use cut...

Beat by Muddy Bud........we used to use cut mullet when fishing the Dow canals or the Brazos when i was a kid in Lake Jackson. I bet any cut bait would work well.

Stu
Forum: 3D/Tournament 03-30-2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,774
Posted By Cottonfish
Is this the range that was located adjacent to...

Is this the range that was located adjacent to the Greenwood Gun Club? If so, I started my illustrious career in archery there in the '60's......dad was a member.

Stu
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-23-2020, 07:03 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,138
Posted By Cottonfish
The Ridgeline is a Pilot with a bed where the 3rd...

The Ridgeline is a Pilot with a bed where the 3rd row seat should be, and optional AWD - not a true 4WD system. My elderly father has one, does what he needs perfectly. It's comfortable, gets about...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-19-2020, 09:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,131
Posted By Cottonfish
The first "deer" rifle I ever bought for myself...

The first "deer" rifle I ever bought for myself was an original Mountain Rifle in .270 from the early '90's. Had a Leupold lightweight compact 3-9x scope on it. Very light, handled great, but had...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-03-2020, 06:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,225
Posted By Cottonfish
I had a 22"bbl 700 BDL that preferred 165gr...

I had a 22"bbl 700 BDL that preferred 165gr bullets over 150's all day long, factory or handloaded. It REALLY liked handloaded 165 SST's over H4350, especially after I spent about a week cleaning...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-03-2020, 06:04 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,899
Posted By Cottonfish
Terrible news, I heard it at the very end of his...

Terrible news, I heard it at the very end of his show as I was listening in the truck today. Many prayers up for "The Big Voice on the Right". He truly has been a pioneer in conservative talk...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-02-2020, 01:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,326
Posted By Cottonfish
Easy there, brother. A team of experts did that...

Easy there, brother. A team of experts did that and the K5 Blazer behind it in the wilds of Sabinal a long time ago. There might have been a few oat sodas involved.......

Stu
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-31-2020, 09:42 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 4,371
Posted By Cottonfish
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your whole family tonight........God bless.

Stu
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-16-2020, 06:31 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,289
Posted By Cottonfish
I get 2550fps out of factory 140's in a 20" Ruger...

I get 2550fps out of factory 140's in a 20" Ruger American Rifle in 6.5CM, handloaded 143 ELDx's (H4350) run a little slower at 2525fps, both through an Omega suppressor. Factory Hornady 143 ELDx...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-05-2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,547
Posted By Cottonfish
Caught a bunch on canned sweet corn at the little...

Caught a bunch on canned sweet corn at the little lake in Faulkner Park here in Tyler the last time they were stocked. Looks like another stocking planned for this week, will be out there for some...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-05-2020, 04:44 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,373
Posted By Cottonfish
Using the new JSB Hades hunting pellets in .25...

Using the new JSB Hades hunting pellets in .25 this morning:

986642

Resulted in a delicious BBQ lunch:

986643

Launch platform was a pair of FX Wildcats in .25.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-06-2019, 06:19 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,524
Posted By Cottonfish
First gun I ever bought was a Ruger 10-22 from...

First gun I ever bought was a Ruger 10-22 from the Gibson's in Clute in 1976. IIRC, it was about $80 and I had to put it on layaway. It had the "Made in the 200th year of American Liberty" rollmark...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-22-2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,568
Posted By Cottonfish
I started hunting with a Ruger 77 in .257R (dad...

I started hunting with a Ruger 77 in .257R (dad still has the gun), have had a Ruger 77 MKII re-barreled to .257AI (sold to a TBH'r), a Remington 700 .25-06 (sold to a TBH'r), currently have a Rem...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-11-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,523
Posted By Cottonfish
I run both of my 6.5CM's suppressed, the 20" bbl...

I run both of my 6.5CM's suppressed, the 20" bbl RAR compact shoots 140 Hornady Black at 2550fps, handloaded 143 ELDx's at 2525fps. The 22" bbl Savage I just chrono'd over the weekend running...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-25-2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,304
Posted By Cottonfish
Wife and I recorded the series, are watching...

Wife and I recorded the series, are watching episode #4 right now. Have enjoyed all of it, and learned a lot we didn't know.

Stu
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-25-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,170
Posted By Cottonfish
That look into the camera says "half right,...

That look into the camera says "half right, FACE!". Great job, dad.....tell him we're proud of him.

Stu
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-21-2019, 09:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 793
Posted By Cottonfish
My (low velocity node) handloads with a 143 ELD-x...

My (low velocity node) handloads with a 143 ELD-x bullet pushed by H4350 run 2525 out of a 20" bbl Ruger American Rifle. I think I remember chronographing around 2550 with the factory Precision...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-07-2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 711
Posted By Cottonfish
Got a 28ga Viper to use for dove this year, have...

Got a 28ga Viper to use for dove this year, have been happy with it. Decent build quality, handles really well. Now, if I only shot better.........

Stu
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-07-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,361
Posted By Cottonfish
Oh, yeah.......Ft. Jackson 1985, watching the...

Oh, yeah.......Ft. Jackson 1985, watching the drills break some more CS capsules over the burner because there weren't enough on there already.........take off the mask, say your name/social, all I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-02-2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,712
Posted By Cottonfish
Just got back from Santa Ana, nothing but a few...

Just got back from Santa Ana, nothing but a few stray local birds. Frontal system blew what they had out, outfitter had decent birds until the weather came in right on time....

Stu
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-28-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,302
Posted By Cottonfish
Had a Squamous cell lesion cut out of my right...

Had a Squamous cell lesion cut out of my right temple area with Mohs surgery last year. It came up really quickly, looked just like a wart. First one I ever had, but get regular dermatologist...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-28-2019, 06:26 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,530
Posted By Cottonfish
Went to a 28ga autoloader this year, have several...

Went to a 28ga autoloader this year, have several loads to try - Winchester, Federal, Fiocci are all 3/4 ounce 7.5 shot 1200-1300 fps. After shooting an open choke 12ga all these years, ya'll pray...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-19-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,284
Posted By Cottonfish
Prayers up for you and the whole family, Mike. ...

Prayers up for you and the whole family, Mike.

Stu
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-08-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,096
Posted By Cottonfish
I have a MINT, never before had line on it, 5000A...

I have a MINT, never before had line on it, 5000A red reel with the leather case and all accessories. It's currently a display piece on a rod I hand built in the '70's from a Fenwick blank, they...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-07-2019, 09:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 685
Posted By Cottonfish
From Waco you're backtracking to get to 79, I'd...

From Waco you're backtracking to get to 79, I'd just take 31 as most of the improvement construction is complete now. Lately I've been traveling to Waco from Tyler via Buffalo and off through the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-05-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,426
Posted By Cottonfish
OP you're a good man, and a credit to your...

OP you're a good man, and a credit to your parents. It's evident they did a great job raising you. I see this on the near horizon with my 87 year old father, and I dread what I know is coming. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-23-2019, 06:20 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 6,695
Posted By Cottonfish
I took the plunge and requested one for Father's...

I took the plunge and requested one for Father's day. Got it somewhat late, but wore it mowing grass the other day for the first time. Some observations:

It IS heavy(ish) and floppy, but got...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-19-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 381
Views: 10,707
Posted By Cottonfish
Great news and prayers for a full and speedy...

Great news and prayers for a full and speedy recovery.

Stu
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-01-2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 368
Posted By Cottonfish
I have Elanders, 3 of the 17rd and a 10 rd. All...

I have Elanders, 3 of the 17rd and a 10 rd. All work like they should, and all get tough to load when nearing capacity. Never tried any of the 5.56 mags I have, although it's reported they should...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-11-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 920
Posted By Cottonfish
You should be quiet, man with the bitchin' 20ga...

You should be quiet, man with the bitchin' 20ga Browning.....:D

Stu
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-11-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 920
Posted By Cottonfish
Paul, the Pintail is an inertia operated gun like...

Paul, the Pintail is an inertia operated gun like a Benelli which is my only concern about the lighter loads from a cycling perspective. I'll likely stay with the 1oz loads, and really appreciate...
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