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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) Today, 02:49 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Balcones_Walker
I had mine cut for an RMR and have been very...

I had mine cut for an RMR and have been very happy. Not sure if you have a red dot laying around to use on it.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) Yesterday, 10:21 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,495
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Can back that up - this is 143 gn 24" 6.5...

Can back that up - this is 143 gn 24" 6.5 Creedmoor using a fairly warm load. 6.5 PRC is great for trading up to a long action that squeezes a little bit more fps out of 6.5 CM, but it seems like...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-15-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,495
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Those are 6.5 Creedmoor velocities. Seems like...

Those are 6.5 Creedmoor velocities. Seems like with the PRC you're just trying to squeeze a little more out of 6.5CM, so you might as well give it all the help you can with a long barrel.

Oh and...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-15-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,495
Posted By Balcones_Walker
If I am *actually* shooting 500 yds (rather than...

If I am *actually* shooting 500 yds (rather than a "forum post" 500 yds), I want a 300WM or at least a hot 7mm. Personally I wouldn't shoot an animal with a 6.5 caliber bullet at that real life...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-09-2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,214
Posted By Balcones_Walker
I had a lot of trouble with my '15 when it got up...

I had a lot of trouble with my '15 when it got up to 70-80k miles, traded it in and went back to Toyota.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-09-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,149
Posted By Balcones_Walker
I like the little Browning 1911 in .380. You...

I like the little Browning 1911 in .380. You indicated you were looking for a fun gun, not a defend-my-life gun - the Browning weighs practically nothing, but handles like a 1911. Perfect for...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-08-2020, 01:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 579
Posted By Balcones_Walker
You WILL damage your hearing if you shoot without...

You WILL damage your hearing if you shoot without ear protection, brake or no brake. Going deaf is not cool, and neither is tinnitus.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-02-2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,748
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Thanks, that APR 6mm had a great season this year...

Thanks, that APR 6mm had a great season this year as my do everything hunting rifle, and I've yet to lose an animal with it. I like those Berger 105s too - great conical wound cavities that balance...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-31-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,748
Posted By Balcones_Walker
When you do handload for the Bergers in an APR...

When you do handload for the Bergers in an APR 6mm CM do you have a recipe you like? 42.1 of H4350 has been okay for me, but I wonder what others are using.
Forum: Recipes 12-26-2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 701
Posted By Balcones_Walker
I do something like this but add one more step...

I do something like this but add one more step and dry it into jerky, it's really good that way.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-24-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,977
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Fiiiine... $400.

Fiiiine... $400.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-23-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,029
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Love my 6CM from APR.

Love my 6CM from APR.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-18-2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,842
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Look at it this way: ornery beevs taste better

Look at it this way: ornery beevs taste better
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-18-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,494
Posted By Balcones_Walker
I've hunted the 6mm Creed this year with no...

I've hunted the 6mm Creed this year with no issues. I like the precision.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-16-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 393
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Thanks, I'll give them a call. More...

Thanks, I'll give them a call. More recommendations?
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-16-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 393
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Elk Outfitter Recommendation?

I'd like to get an outfitter to help with an elk hunt in 2020, and I figured y'all might have some recommendations.

- Thinking Montana or Wyoming
- First rifle is ideal
- I care more about meat...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-12-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 664
Views: 31,339
Posted By Balcones_Walker
I loved last year's so much I picked up another....

I loved last year's so much I picked up another. I'll figure out a home for 2,3 or 5
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-04-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 11,389
Posted By Balcones_Walker
I once put in a 200-yard long, high fence section...

I once put in a 200-yard long, high fence section on an otherwise low fence property to solve your neighbor's particular problem. The feeder by the property line disappeared right after.
Your...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-19-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,664
Posted By Balcones_Walker
I like the MDT LSS

I like the MDT LSS
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-13-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,411
Posted By Balcones_Walker
I had a 16.1", it was my go-to for a long time,...

I had a 16.1", it was my go-to for a long time, especially good with a suppressor. Never had a problem with performance.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-04-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,848
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Same.

Same.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-30-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 5,319
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Here's a solid tip from cleaning and eating a lot...

Here's a solid tip from cleaning and eating a lot of males. It's true that occasionally you'll get one with tainted meat from the hormones (1/10), and that one will not taste great, and more often it...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-24-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 982
Posted By Balcones_Walker
I know it's not the same but I love my KIDD....

I know it's not the same but I love my KIDD. Rapid fire, suppressed, pin hole accuracy to 50 yds. Coyotes do not like it at all.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-23-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 463
Posted By Balcones_Walker
I like the "holup" aspect of this post.

I like the "holup" aspect of this post.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-17-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,696
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Agreed on all your points. :)

Agreed on all your points. :)
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-16-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,696
Posted By Balcones_Walker
I've owned ARPerformance and LaRue barreled ARs...

I've owned ARPerformance and LaRue barreled ARs among others, in all the fad cartridges (although not the .45+ thumpers). I've come to realize... there are different definitions of "accurate".
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-15-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,105
Posted By Balcones_Walker
I would too. Reminds me of that first kill 6.5...

I would too. Reminds me of that first kill 6.5 PRC video where they shot the bull four times before it went down. A good old 300WM is a useful tool for anyone to have in the safe.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-14-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,696
Posted By Balcones_Walker
I've given up on semi-autos for hunting because...

I've given up on semi-autos for hunting because they are less accurate than really good bolt guns, but at least with 7.62x39 you'd have the improved power downrange and it would be cheap to shoot.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-14-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,676
Posted By Balcones_Walker
As the others have pointed out, your issue was...

As the others have pointed out, your issue was easy to spot when you said "subsonic".
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-28-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,715
Posted By Balcones_Walker
A 10mm Glock with an RMR is the ideal woods...

A 10mm Glock with an RMR is the ideal woods sidearm in almost every scenario. When approaching a kill in the dark in bear country a 454 is good to have along. A 22 is fun for plinking around the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-16-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 857
Posted By Balcones_Walker
After researching it I was thinking that too,...

After researching it I was thinking that too, thanks!
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-16-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 857
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Thanks all. Looks like they sell the cedar... I'm...

Thanks all. Looks like they sell the cedar... I'm just looking for the metal posts. I have a whole lotta cedar :D
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-16-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 857
Posted By Balcones_Walker
I'm thinking about just welding three T-posts...

I'm thinking about just welding three T-posts together to make the boxes. I have an ocean of cedar to fill them up with, so I figured I'd put it to good use.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-16-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 857
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Cedar stack fence posts

Does anyone know where I can find the posts for building a fence like this? I've seen several fences like this in the hill country but can't find the posts anywhere.
...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-11-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 519
Posted By Balcones_Walker
My KIDD 10/22 shoots lights-out to 75 yds with a...

My KIDD 10/22 shoots lights-out to 75 yds with a Leupold 2-7. More accurate than any AR platform I've ever shot. 10/22s aren't all created equal.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-31-2019, 10:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,880
Posted By Balcones_Walker
I toss any animal that seems sick; usually it's...

I toss any animal that seems sick; usually it's pigs with those weird tumors or starving. All that being said those veins probably wouldn't have triggered my "nope!", they look close enough to normal.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-29-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 891
Posted By Balcones_Walker
If I was to buy a new night vision pig hunting...

If I was to buy a new night vision pig hunting rig it'd be a 20" bolt action .308 with a DT suppressor and a fat bolt knob. I eat them though, they aren't varmints to me. For varmints, a semi in...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-28-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,649
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Yep. It's not intended for us

Yep. It's not intended for us
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-28-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,062
Posted By Balcones_Walker
These days I can justify either a $500...

These days I can justify either a $500 mess-around gun, or a full custom APR. Everything in between feels like a waste of money. It isn't just right, and it's too expensive not to be.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-22-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,676
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Totally agree, I was surprised when I priced...

Totally agree, I was surprised when I priced Kubota and Mahindra and found the prices were almost the same. The Deere seemed much more solid to me, better network of dealers, and better resale.

I...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-21-2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,318
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Where does Winchester fit between Marlin and...

Where does Winchester fit between Marlin and Henry?
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-20-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,049
Posted By Balcones_Walker
I had a Silverado 1500 and switched to the Tacoma...

I had a Silverado 1500 and switched to the Tacoma after the Silverado started catching American Car Disease around 80k miles (AC went, 4x4 went, electrical issues).
I like being able to park the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-16-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 9,455
Posted By Balcones_Walker
"Field" in Prague, Czech Republic is probably at...

"Field" in Prague, Czech Republic is probably at the top
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-16-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,089
Posted By Balcones_Walker
That'd be my choice too

That'd be my choice too
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 08-14-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,974
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Low fence? I used to do all free choice but it...

Low fence? I used to do all free choice but it got expensive. Now I do timed protein and corn 365 days a year, and see just as much on cams.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-13-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,436
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Also this seems to imply that Anthrax came to...

Also this seems to imply that Anthrax came to Texas from East Coast fertilizer in the mid-20th century, which is not true - it's naturally occurring.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-13-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,436
Posted By Balcones_Walker
That's not my understanding of how it works. The...

That's not my understanding of how it works. The flies create sores on the noses of the animals, which are then exposed to the spores as they drink from infected, evaporating puddles.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 07-30-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 709
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Lamcos are too big to transport easily in a 1/2...

Lamcos are too big to transport easily in a 1/2 ton truck; I like how easy All Seasons are to move around with the skids.

I had one get wet in a flood though, and I wish I'd just thrown it out....
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-30-2019, 02:16 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 31,925
Posted By Balcones_Walker
Any reports in Edwards Co? We haven't seen any...

Any reports in Edwards Co? We haven't seen any signs near Rocksprings.

Also, when is it supposed to end? When the rains come in September/October?
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-15-2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 3,947
Posted By Balcones_Walker
I've got one in the classifieds that is sweet,...

I've got one in the classifieds that is sweet, well trained and needs a home (and a job to do!)

https://discussions.texasbowhunter.com/forums/showthread.php?t=734232
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