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Forum: Around the Campfire Today, 09:04 PM
Replies: 25
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Posted By Notaguide
This^^^^^ If you want to step up, Stradic...

This^^^^^

If you want to step up, Stradic and don't look back. 2500's are plenty for what swims in the bay. I've found new BG's and Battles on eBay well under $70 at times.
Forum: Around the Campfire Today, 05:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 814
Posted By Notaguide
You are correct, there is a dirt shoulder on the...

You are correct, there is a dirt shoulder on the side of the street mainly from people parking to throw a cast net in the drainage ditch. The neighbor I mentioned is actually a very nice retired...
Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 07:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 814
Posted By Notaguide
Behind the airport gets hammered every day but...

Behind the airport gets hammered every day but can produce at times with shrimp and popping cork for some. Good place to try if you have a strong south wind.

If I was on foot, I would park on the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-16-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 484
Posted By Notaguide
Weigh Safe if your around saltwater much with...

Weigh Safe if your around saltwater much with stainless balls and locking pins. After a few years, my B&W was a mess but still operated smoothly. I believe the 2.5" WS has a 20k load and 2k tongue...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-13-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,805
Posted By Notaguide
I don't think you could justify the cost of a...

I don't think you could justify the cost of a diesel unless pulling a bunch of weight for extended lengths of time. Having said that, I switched back from gas to diesel last year and don't miss the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-11-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,119
Posted By Notaguide
I'll add another vote for the X3 especially with...

I'll add another vote for the X3 especially with the new Suzuki D350A dual prop setup. Hearing big top end numbers that the 250 missed. A true cross over boat handling all but the shallowest areas...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-10-2019, 05:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,201
Posted By Notaguide
Someone will want them. Craiglist before removing...

Someone will want them. Craiglist before removing and see what happens. Later Hpdi's are super solid with corrected oil issues that plagued the earlier years and having low hours is a plus. Pound for...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-10-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 938
Posted By Notaguide
https://twistedx.com/product/mhkwbs1/ Looks...

https://twistedx.com/product/mhkwbs1/

Looks like they are copying what Twisted X came out with last year.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-22-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 534
Posted By Notaguide
I see nothing really new that hasn't been offered...

I see nothing really new that hasn't been offered or available for less. Am I missing something?
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-18-2019, 10:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 224
Posted By Notaguide
Very nice country, lots of wildlife in most areas...

Very nice country, lots of wildlife in most areas (deer, pigs, turkey, some dove), with 130-140" deer as the norm. Good burger joint in town with a small hardware store and Brookshire Bros. grocery...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-17-2019, 09:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,258
Posted By Notaguide
Beat me to it.....

Beat me to it.....
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-17-2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,258
Posted By Notaguide
Registered as a Pistol? Thought all stripped...

Registered as a Pistol? Thought all stripped lowers are classified as 'other'.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-08-2019, 09:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 947
Posted By Notaguide
Fly Fishing?

Fly Fishing?
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-08-2019, 08:53 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 14,057
Posted By Notaguide
Most likely won't get any better. I remember the...

Most likely won't get any better. I remember the days of no cell phones when I would leave on a Friday to go hunt and return on Sunday to a smile and more than a hug usually. Can't imagine what the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-08-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,144
Posted By Notaguide
^^^^^ This is correct approach as most homes have...

^^^^^ This is correct approach as most homes have a few openings that for some reason have issues. Exactly why rough opening are 2" oversized and a jamb is 4 5/8". It could have bee easily bumped...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-07-2019, 09:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 440
Posted By Notaguide
Totally agree is why I asked OP. Seeing more...

Totally agree is why I asked OP. Seeing more homes being built with one overhead unit vs. using two exterior units to saving a little coin though.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-07-2019, 09:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 440
Posted By Notaguide
AO Smith and Rinnia both make good (9.4) units...

AO Smith and Rinnia both make good (9.4) units that can be found at most suppliers. Price is negligible from my experience. Are you running one centralized unit in attic or exterior wall vented?
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-07-2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,548
Posted By Notaguide
Kinda funny I knew some old timers that would use...

Kinda funny I knew some old timers that would use roofing tar thinned with Kerosene to stain or seal wood including old cedar because thats what they had on hand. Crazy what people would do back in...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-06-2019, 08:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 548
Posted By Notaguide
We built a place in South Rockport on Austin St....

We built a place in South Rockport on Austin St. back in '02-03 before it was considered a cool area. It's off water but it also offers convenience to town and is two blocks from historical downtown....
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-29-2019, 10:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 274
Posted By Notaguide
Curios why you would need a engineer for stick...

Curios why you would need a engineer for stick framing questions? If I had to guess its for a open/living concept while removing walls? I recommend calling a reputable framer in the area and most if...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-28-2019, 09:53 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,432
Posted By Notaguide
5x is way high for something on the middle coast....

5x is way high for something on the middle coast. Flood can vary based on zone and or also the certificate height for property. Windstorm pool for what it is....is very reasonable. If it doesn't...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-23-2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 376
Posted By Notaguide
Agree that cages will cause issues but have had...

Agree that cages will cause issues but have had good luck keeping the spinner plate closer to the tube and programming it to spin longer. It drops less volume all at once and gives the spinner time...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-19-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 678
Posted By Notaguide
Sherwin Williams will try and sell you a DIY kit...

Sherwin Williams will try and sell you a DIY kit that isn't the same quality as their commercial line called "Tile Clad" which also can be tinted most any color. Prep work is the same as other...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-18-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,356
Posted By Notaguide
My wip ..........

My wip ..........
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-16-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,553
Posted By Notaguide
Comes down to the realization that we all have a...

Comes down to the realization that we all have a false sense of ownership when in reality we are glorified lessee's of the Gov't. They will get the info eventually one way or the other and possibly...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-14-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,606
Posted By Notaguide
This^^^^

This^^^^
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-13-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,182
Posted By Notaguide
Does it have to be the actual animal you where...

Does it have to be the actual animal you where aiming at? Little over 475 on a group of pigs in a sendero. Hit the pig standing next to the one I was aiming at from a top drive with 6 other people....
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-09-2019, 05:25 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,929
Posted By Notaguide
G42..... More likely to care it anytime all...

G42.....

More likely to care it anytime all the time rather then changing to a larger frame depending on attire. Additional two rounds added with grip extension without changing in overall size...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-08-2019, 09:13 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 16,626
Posted By Notaguide
Lmao

Lmao
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-08-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,834
Posted By Notaguide
If hunting out west, Kuiu. Whitetail tree stand...

If hunting out west, Kuiu. Whitetail tree stand ultra quiet, Sitka. Both are awesome but different. Sitka has a wider choice of offerings and I prefer the Elevated II when sitting in a live oak. Yes...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-05-2019, 10:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,740
Posted By Notaguide
Love repurposed materials.....good idea on the...

Love repurposed materials.....good idea on the seat!
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-05-2019, 09:32 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,789
Posted By Notaguide
Actually just cleaned it a little and stuck it...

Actually just cleaned it a little and stuck it back into the truck for tomorrow.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-04-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 521
Posted By Notaguide
Great info thanks. I've leveled off the internals...

Great info thanks. I've leveled off the internals under the cap along with double checking underside the scope as well. I like the idea of squaring the scope to the barrel instead of leveling the...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-04-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 521
Posted By Notaguide
It's actually surprising how much I can rotate...

It's actually surprising how much I can rotate the scope to level the reticle in regards to the turret even if only 2deg. I'll be sending it in for piece of mind. I've got 35" of elevation at 500yrds...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-03-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 521
Posted By Notaguide
VX6 HD Reticle canted

Recently decided to upgrade a older Darrel Holland advance Moa retical on a VX3 to a new VX-6 HD with TMOA. The choice was based on having turret capability for long range fun while not hunting and...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-02-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 486
Posted By Notaguide
Depends on some manufacturers with height. Will...

Depends on some manufacturers with height. Will say that with Warne rail and rings you may need to go high which I'm running on a 700 22-250 (sps) with 50mm VX3. Barrel contour can require more or...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-02-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 486
Posted By Notaguide
Depends on some manufacturers with height. Will...

Depends on some manufacturers with height. Will say that with Warne rail and rings you may need to go high. Recently installed a pair of Hawkins hybrid rings and the lows would possibly work with...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-26-2018, 10:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 480
Posted By Notaguide
M&P's are good mid tier units. Good platform for...

M&P's are good mid tier units. Good platform for average hunting or plinking especially for the cost. Have had a couple of lowers and used parts from others that have been normal mil spec. Don't know...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-23-2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,613
Posted By Notaguide
Really don't see the benefit of a 300 unless...

Really don't see the benefit of a 300 unless wanting to go sbr or pistol. I have both AR and bolt guns and would rather have gone bolt .308 being its 16". Not a lot the 300 will do that a 308 won't...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-22-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,383
Posted By Notaguide
Good job and congrats!

Good job and congrats!
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-21-2018, 09:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 549
Posted By Notaguide
Bartlein Barrels seem to be on top with...

Bartlein Barrels seem to be on top with competition guys and have printed the following on their website. Their barrel cleaning recommendations also go against a few old timers recommendations also....
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-19-2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 572
Posted By Notaguide
RR 314's guess is probably pretty close. I...

RR 314's guess is probably pretty close. I believe I had 8 - 10' sticks of tubing before I started with 1.5 left over. The expanded metal runs around $50 a sheet but had about $25 in it.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-19-2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 572
Posted By Notaguide
Lol.....did take a little extra time but no snags...

Lol.....did take a little extra time but no snags later. Also ran over them all with a 24grit sanding disk on a grinder. Worst part was the condition of metal being a little rusty but also wire...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-18-2018, 10:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 572
Posted By Notaguide
DIY Shooting Bench

Had a little free time Sunday and weather was nice to start a little project with some left over tubing. I've built a couple of benches in the past that lacked in a few areas so had a good idea of...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-18-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,699
Posted By Notaguide
.....That was the HD specs I attached knowing it...

.....That was the HD specs I attached knowing it was discontinued off Sport Optics. Leupold has 539g which is closer to 19oz so something was incorrect. Agree its splitting hairs on the vx-5 vs 6...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-18-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,699
Posted By Notaguide
You are correct.....my mistake but still really...

You are correct.....my mistake but still really like the Vx-6. Glass is incredible, lower profile, decent length. The Razor is definitely a winner but also a increase in cost. 30mm and 34mm tubes add...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-17-2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,699
Posted By Notaguide
Leupold VX-6 6-18x44 SF TMOA with CDS weighing in...

Leupold VX-6 6-18x44 SF TMOA with CDS weighing in at 14.6oz. Mounted with a pair of Hawkins long range hybrid rings would be tough to beat.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-17-2018, 09:12 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 10,342
Posted By Notaguide
Was told growing up how grown men only fight over...

Was told growing up how grown men only fight over two things....money or women. You can definitely add one more to the list today. With the importance of growing "trophies", cost, and overall...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-16-2018, 09:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,273
Posted By Notaguide
Awesome build. I really hope he names it the...

Awesome build. I really hope he names it the "purple poo"....It just fits.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-14-2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,896
Posted By Notaguide
Trophy Tabby...... I hear Clay Wagner does...

Trophy Tabby...... I hear Clay Wagner does awesome cat mounts:D
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