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Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 08:08 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,464
Posted By Mike D
Thatís not uncommon. Itís a good idea to keep a...

Thatís not uncommon. Itís a good idea to keep a spare on hand.

BUT Iím a pinch you can use a propane torch to get the pellets going and once they get to smoldering they will take off on their...
Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 08:07 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,464
Posted By Mike D
Considering a Traeger pellet smoker

Pitts & Spitts Hybrid

$5k for the carbon steel
$10k for the stainless


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Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 08:05 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,464
Posted By Mike D
DO NOT spend $2k on a Traeger of any model. If...

DO NOT spend $2k on a Traeger of any model. If you have that budget or a little more look at Pitts & Spitts, RecTec or Yoder.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-02-2022, 08:34 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,726
Posted By Mike D
If the population is thriving there is no need...

If the population is thriving there is no need for government intervention, I.e regulations.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-02-2022, 08:01 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,146
Posted By Mike D
Thatís greatness right there. KAC! ...

Thatís greatness right there.

KAC!


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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-02-2022, 07:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 602
Posted By Mike D
Sounds like you are blessed. Sent from...

Sounds like you are blessed.


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-01-2022, 04:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 434
Posted By Mike D
You can still get the feeling, just donít react...

You can still get the feeling, just donít react instantly. Take a couple of minutes before reacting.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-01-2022, 04:20 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,732
Posted By Mike D
https://media4.giphy.com/media/ccVQRJ2pCvX69hf7VX/...

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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-01-2022, 12:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 434
Posted By Mike D
Yep this is what has worked for me. Sent...

Yep this is what has worked for me.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-01-2022, 11:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 879
Posted By Mike D
This for sure. Dogs are really pretty nasty...

This for sure.

Dogs are really pretty nasty if you think about it.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-01-2022, 11:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 879
Posted By Mike D
I think they all belong outdoorsÖÖ But we...

I think they all belong outdoorsÖÖ

But we have both and cats are far less maintenance and schedule disruptive. Dogs need more attention, cats donít want it most of the time.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-01-2022, 11:55 AM
Replies: 18,059
Views: 1,036,093
Posted By Mike D
Morning all. I donít post on this thread as much...

Morning all. I donít post on this thread as much as I should.

I was just sitting here drinking coffee this morning pondering. This is my 5th opening morning in a row that Iím not sitting in a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-30-2022, 07:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 581
Posted By Mike D
Price for axis doe hunt

Well please share. Iíve been going axis hunting for the past 3 years.

Prices have increased 50-60% since the freeze.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-30-2022, 12:35 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,555
Posted By Mike D
So many people miss the point in this post....

So many people miss the point in this post. People get so hung up in chasing $$ that they lose sight of what they are losing in exchange. Time is the biggest thief and you can never get it back.

...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-30-2022, 11:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 206
Posted By Mike D
Varget available at Powder Valley

At least as of right now itís available.

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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-29-2022, 09:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 471
Posted By Mike D
Large Rifle vs LMR primers

Magnum primers also have thicker cups and are less likely to pierce when running stout loads.


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-29-2022, 08:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,089
Posted By Mike D
New Remington offering.

Lol, ok because wood never moves or warps in wet, cold, hot, etc conditions.

I like the looks of a wood stock as much as anybody but the composites are much more stable and impervious to varying...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-29-2022, 08:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,089
Posted By Mike D
AG Composites stocks are far from cheap. ...

AG Composites stocks are far from cheap.


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-29-2022, 08:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,478
Posted By Mike D
Nightforce glass imo has mediocre glass at best...

Nightforce glass imo has mediocre glass at best until you get to the ATACR line.


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-28-2022, 09:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 386
Posted By Mike D
You donít want mega lumens indoors. The plain old...

You donít want mega lumens indoors. The plain old Streamlight TLR-1S is perfect.


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-28-2022, 09:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,478
Posted By Mike D
Is SWFA still even in business? I heard they...

Is SWFA still even in business? I heard they closed the Midlothian store.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-28-2022, 09:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,334
Posted By Mike D
Fenix or Olight Sent from my iPhone using...

Fenix or Olight


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-28-2022, 09:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 764
Posted By Mike D
I have heard enough mixed reviews on them that I...

I have heard enough mixed reviews on them that I wonít buy one.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-28-2022, 09:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,504
Posted By Mike D
The brisket itself can make a difference. I...

The brisket itself can make a difference. I normally pull Prime briskets at 203-205. Iíve never pushed one to 210.

I did a choice since I couldnít find a good Prime and it was tough and dry at...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-28-2022, 08:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 738
Posted By Mike D
Hell no! Send it this way. **** this 90į BS...

Hell no! Send it this way.

**** this 90į BS in October.


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-28-2022, 08:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,089
Posted By Mike D
I for one am glad to see them finally listen to...

I for one am glad to see them finally listen to the market. I hope they come back in strong fashion.

There is a reason that they are the most copied pattern on the market for custom actions and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-27-2022, 12:57 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,620
Posted By Mike D
Over saturation of colors is one way to make us...

Over saturation of colors is one way to make us think cameras are ďbetterĒ.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-27-2022, 08:08 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,620
Posted By Mike D
You are running a phone that is 6 generation old...

You are running a phone that is 6 generation old and complaining? Are the Droid phones lasting as long as the apple phones?

My wife still uses an iPhone 7 and it runs just fine.

What kind of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-27-2022, 08:06 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,620
Posted By Mike D
Shane the .com should be there is typing in an...

Shane the .com should be there is typing in an address bar. Also auto fill text is available in settings. You are correct about the numbers though. I would think at least on the ma phones that would...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-27-2022, 06:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 878
Posted By Mike D
For a hunting scope where long range and dialing...

For a hunting scope where long range and dialing is not a priority, of the ones you mentioned Swarovski hands down.


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-26-2022, 07:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 792
Posted By Mike D
Decide for yourself. ...

Decide for yourself.

https://youtu.be/Xm8wAXkVaxU

https://youtu.be/mABWOCI6NhY


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-25-2022, 07:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 792
Posted By Mike D
I shoot 147 ELDMs in my 260AI. I havenít measured...

I shoot 147 ELDMs in my 260AI. I havenít measured for consistency but they shoot 1/2Ē or less so I donít really care.


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-25-2022, 09:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 308
Posted By Mike D
True but itís not what most people are looking...

True but itís not what most people are looking for.


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-24-2022, 08:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 665
Posted By Mike D
ButÖ..ButÖÖ the ATF said 90 day approvals with...

ButÖ..ButÖÖ the ATF said 90 day approvals with EForms.


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-24-2022, 03:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 665
Posted By Mike D
Iím at 19 weeks after certifying right now. ...

Iím at 19 weeks after certifying right now.


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Forum: Traditional 09-24-2022, 05:48 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,593
Posted By Mike D
Congrats Gary! I sure miss that timber...

Congrats Gary!

I sure miss that timber hunting from back East.


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Forum: Recipes 09-24-2022, 05:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,133
Posted By Mike D
Iíve tried it at a couple of nice restaurants as...

Iíve tried it at a couple of nice restaurants as well.

I much prefer everything about a steak (for example) cooked over hot wood or a screaming hot cast iron skillet.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-23-2022, 07:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,081
Posted By Mike D
No, as was said earlier in the thread the folks...

No, as was said earlier in the thread the folks who buy diesels and make them mall crawlers are the ones that have problems.

Work them and get them hot and issues go way down.


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Forum: Recipes 09-23-2022, 06:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,133
Posted By Mike D
Iíve tried a few sous vide cooked cuts of meat...

Iíve tried a few sous vide cooked cuts of meat and my opinion is mehÖÖ.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-22-2022, 01:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,015
Posted By Mike D
No doubt laws only keep honest people honest but...

No doubt laws only keep honest people honest but I already have a huge disdain for drones simply because of the invasion of privacy they are already allowed; so this would be a big nope from me.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-21-2022, 08:41 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 9,661
Posted By Mike D
Plenty of asinine statements in here for sure. To...

Plenty of asinine statements in here for sure. To hit anything with a shoulder fired rifle manipulated by man at 4.4 milesÖÖ.

Luck ainít got a **** thing to do with it.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-21-2022, 08:36 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 9,661
Posted By Mike D
Lol sure you could. Sent from my iPhone...

Lol sure you could.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-21-2022, 07:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,302
Posted By Mike D
What was their reason for denying your claim? ...

What was their reason for denying your claim?


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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-21-2022, 12:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,302
Posted By Mike D
Home Owners Insurance advice

Over that entire time maybe 3 collision auto claims, several comprehensive ones.

Homeowner, 2 lightning strikes and 1 plumbing leak. They are currently subrogating the plumber for the leak.
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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-20-2022, 03:04 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,661
Posted By Mike D
People miss the point about the meat being dry to...

People miss the point about the meat being dry to get a good sear. The hotter the skillet/grill and the dryer the steak, the better the sear is.
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-20-2022, 02:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,302
Posted By Mike D
Iíve been with State Farm for over 35 years. In...

Iíve been with State Farm for over 35 years. In the past no one has been able to beat them for the same coverage. Iíve reached out to a couple of insurance guys here on TBH and they were honest and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-20-2022, 02:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 609
Posted By Mike D
Thereís several reasons as a seller online to not...

Thereís several reasons as a seller online to not accept electronic payments.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-19-2022, 01:35 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,134
Posted By Mike D
One million is easily achievable if you start in...

One million is easily achievable if you start in your 20ís. The longer you wait the more difficult it becomes.

Hypothetical scenario:

When Jack turned 21, he decided to start investing $200 a...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-18-2022, 08:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 775
Posted By Mike D
IMO the 28 Nosler is the best all around 7mm...

IMO the 28 Nosler is the best all around 7mm cartridge there is; and itís even better if you handload and have a custom reamer built.

But for your stated purposes Iíd step up to the 30 Nosler.
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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-18-2022, 11:27 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,661
Posted By Mike D
All a good steak needs is coarse salt and pepper!...

All a good steak needs is coarse salt and pepper!

But that Kinderís buttery steakhouse is pretty dang good too. [emoji3]


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