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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-12-2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,099
Posted By droptine8850
I've got a 12 twist 22-250 and Federal premium 60...

I've got a 12 twist 22-250 and Federal premium 60 gr Nosler partitions shoot really well and put the smack down on everything I've shot with it. WT, Axis, hogs and yotes
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-30-2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,172
Posted By droptine8850
We need to start blowing up his facebook page.....

We need to start blowing up his facebook page.....
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-29-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 872
Posted By droptine8850
I had a Rem 700 trued and re-barreled to 35...

I had a Rem 700 trued and re-barreled to 35 Whelen. Shoots 200 gr Federal fusion into 3/4" or less groups. Bought some Nosler 225 gr Accubonds for bigger stuff like Nilgai and bear, but the fusions...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-19-2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,172
Posted By droptine8850
You getting yours back in 8 months makes me think...

You getting yours back in 8 months makes me think that those of us that have been waiting 2 yrs plus are probably never gonna get ours. Either someone that worked for him quit and took a bunch of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-18-2019, 10:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,172
Posted By droptine8850
He's had my bobcat since March 2017 also. Gave...

He's had my bobcat since March 2017 also. Gave me excuses about help leaving, moving to another location, etc. Promised to have it done by March 1st this year. Sent an email around March...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-08-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 975
Posted By droptine8850
I'm interested also....guessing ELD-X

I'm interested also....guessing ELD-X
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-02-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 151
Posted By droptine8850
That's just to apply for a tag correct? I have a...

That's just to apply for a tag correct? I have a landowner tag. I need to purchase the habitat stamp and license by June 21st correct?
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-28-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,216
Posted By droptine8850
I inspected Randy's roof on Monday. It's totaled...

I inspected Randy's roof on Monday. It's totaled and the drone shouldn't be a problem. In 2017, Allstate sent a drone pilot (they are not licensed adjusters) to look at a roof in Prosper and the...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 03-18-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 921
Posted By droptine8850
Ok, sounds like a good set of plugs should be...

Ok, sounds like a good set of plugs should be enough for hunting and use plugs with muffs for practice. Thanks fellas!
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 03-15-2019, 06:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 921
Posted By droptine8850
bump

bump
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 03-09-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 921
Posted By droptine8850
Keep the suggestions coming. Mainly looking for...

Keep the suggestions coming. Mainly looking for something to use when hunting. Not sure I could wear muffs all day during warm/hot weather.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 03-08-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 921
Posted By droptine8850
Hearing Protection

This will be my 1st rifle with a muzzle brake and was checking to see what everyone is using. In the past, I've always used muffs when practicing and nothing when hunting. Will probably double up...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-21-2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 5,398
Posted By droptine8850
I had a 30-06 re-barreled to 35 whelen...

I had a 30-06 re-barreled to 35 whelen specifically for Nilgai and bear some day. If you see how thick the hide is, you'll know why outfitters prefer larger calibers. The shoulders and neck area...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-12-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 889
Posted By droptine8850
I've only shot 1 elk and it was a cow, but 160 gr...

I've only shot 1 elk and it was a cow, but 160 gr Nosler accubonds from my 7 mag did the trick. She went maybe 20 yards after the shot. Not too much meat damage with a shoulder shot at a little...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-12-2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,241
Posted By droptine8850
I put a CMC trigger in my LR 308 and my groups...

I put a CMC trigger in my LR 308 and my groups almost shrunk in half. BIG difference to me!
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-07-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 1,110
Views: 53,841
Posted By droptine8850
Pure speculation....we already have the 6.5 and...

Pure speculation....we already have the 6.5 and 300, so a 7mm is bound to happen. Especially since the 7 wsm seems to be dead or soon will be.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-06-2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 1,110
Views: 53,841
Posted By droptine8850
7mm PRC.....think I'll wait on it! 150 gr...

7mm PRC.....think I'll wait on it!
150 gr ELD-x for deer and heavier stuff for bigger critters
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-02-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 678
Views: 45,126
Posted By droptine8850
This is my APR 270 win. Factory loaded 130 gr...

This is my APR 270 win. Factory loaded 130 gr Nosler Accubonds. I'm not a bench rest type of shooter either. I'm sure handloads would be better.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-22-2019, 07:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 507
Posted By droptine8850
ammo

My X bolt carbon fluted 270 wsm likes the Winchester Supreme 140 gr Accubonds best. I order it from Midway USA when they have the free shipping deals. No tax and free shipping, so I usually buy 3-4...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-20-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,089
Posted By droptine8850
What did you use to attach the framed walls to...

What did you use to attach the framed walls to the container?
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-15-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 10,477
Posted By droptine8850
Not sure exactly but he bottomed out a 300 lb...

Not sure exactly but he bottomed out a 300 lb scale easily....guide guessed around 350ish
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-14-2019, 08:28 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 10,477
Posted By droptine8850
Trophy Aoudad

As I have posted previously in this thread, If you are hunting them free range in the mountains.....use something capable of reaching the vitals from any angle and that has enough azz to knock them...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-30-2018, 01:43 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,024
Posted By droptine8850
What does a bull cost? Didn't see any pricing on...

What does a bull cost? Didn't see any pricing on the website
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-30-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,715
Posted By droptine8850
Dallas reloads can load it for you. Buy 100...

Dallas reloads can load it for you. Buy 100 rounds and keep your brass
Forum: Photography 12-27-2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,407
Posted By droptine8850
February this year

February this year
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-27-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 40,393
Posted By droptine8850
Following...looking for something from the...

Following...looking for something from the Abilene area down to the hill country.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-27-2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 814
Posted By droptine8850
Does the 300 have the pachmayr recoil pad? If...

Does the 300 have the pachmayr recoil pad? If not, I'd change the factory pad out while you're doing the mercury recoil reducer. Will make it comfortable to shoot extended range sessions without...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-27-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,375
Posted By droptine8850
It is a buck. We call them knot heads. He's got...

It is a buck. We call them knot heads. He's got some age on him also. Horrible luck all around. Didn't get the one he was after and killed another potential trophy without antlers....
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-27-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 814
Posted By droptine8850
Not much heavier, but they are designed to soak...

Not much heavier, but they are designed to soak up recoil and have much better recoil pads. I have a stainless Rem 700 300 win that came with the factory synthetic stock. After 5-6 shots, my groups...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-27-2018, 06:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 814
Posted By droptine8850
No need for a bonded bullet in the 308. 165 gr...

No need for a bonded bullet in the 308. 165 gr Gamekings or Interlocks work great.
180-200 gr Nosler Accubonds for the 300. That featherweight is gonna kick like a mule. Might look at dropping it...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-23-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 621
Posted By droptine8850
My buddy and I found a load today for the 150 gr...

My buddy and I found a load today for the 150 gr eld-x at 3167 fps. Between 1/2 & 3/4" groups at 100. Gonna take it out further and see what happens. Hopefully the 150 gr eld-x will hold together...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-23-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 621
Posted By droptine8850
What velocities were you using for those numbers?

What velocities were you using for those numbers?
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-23-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 621
Posted By droptine8850
Hornady ELD-X

Thinking about using the 150 gr Eld-x in my 7 mag next year for Colorado mule deer. Really like the ballistics of the 150 at 3150 fps or so vs the 162 at 2900-2950. Worried about performance though...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-06-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,198
Posted By droptine8850
Glad to see APR is expanding, any chance ya'll...

Glad to see APR is expanding, any chance ya'll start building on Tikka actions in the future Robert?
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-06-2018, 07:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,301
Posted By droptine8850
Possibly the magazine box is backwards?

Possibly the magazine box is backwards?
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-25-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 999
Posted By droptine8850
Taxi

X's 2 on Trophy Case. He did last years WT and this years Aoudad for me and does excellent work!
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-17-2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,850
Posted By droptine8850
Congrats to her! You said you dialed to...

Congrats to her!

You said you dialed to 260 yards....Leupold CDS? I recently sent my vx6 2-12 to the custom shop to have the ZL2 turret installed. Just going to use it as an MOA turret...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-15-2018, 10:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,397
Posted By droptine8850
Dropped my bobcat off at "One of the best cat...

Dropped my bobcat off at "One of the best cat guys" in DFW on March 15th 2017. Was told to expect to have it back within a year.....still waiting! Supposed to have it by the end of the month. Kaleb,...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-14-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,271
Posted By droptine8850
I hunt around Rocksprings. We have a ton of...

I hunt around Rocksprings. We have a ton of Whitetail and axis. We HUNT for trophy animals and culls, but harvest doe to keep the numbers in check. Shooting doe, isn't anything more than being a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-14-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,165
Posted By droptine8850
Mine is still green

Mine is still green
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-12-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 324
Posted By droptine8850
How well do they work on deer? Only place I've...

How well do they work on deer? Only place I've ever seen the bullets available were at Midway and they are out of stock now.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-10-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,056
Posted By droptine8850
Sent my VX6 in last week to have a CDS ZL2 turret...

Sent my VX6 in last week to have a CDS ZL2 turret installed. They received it this past Monday. Sent me an email that I needed to call with a credit card to pay for the turret upgrade. Called them...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-09-2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 481
Posted By droptine8850
I've used 120 gr Nosler Ballistic tips, 120gr...

I've used 120 gr Nosler Ballistic tips, 120gr Federal Fusions, and 140gr Sierra Gamekings. All of them work great, but probably like the Gamekings best
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-07-2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 908
Posted By droptine8850
I usually find it a Cabelas or Bass Pro, but that...

I usually find it a Cabelas or Bass Pro, but that is a great price...if shipping isn't too bad. Usually order several boxes to offset shipping. No tax helps
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-07-2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,042
Posted By droptine8850
I've got a Sako 85 Hunter 260 rem, APR custom...

I've got a Sako 85 Hunter 260 rem, APR custom 270, and a Tikka 270. All work very well for deer. If I was going after bigger game....aoudad, Elk, or similar type game, i'd use my 270 or bigger. ...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-07-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 908
Posted By droptine8850
My savage has a 1 in 12 twist and really likes...

My savage has a 1 in 12 twist and really likes the Federal Premium 60 gr Nosler Partition. Whitetail and Axis hate it.....in the shoulder or behind it and they either drop or only make it a few...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-07-2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 1,348
Views: 85,019
Posted By droptine8850
Any issues with the turret adjusting correctly...

Any issues with the turret adjusting correctly and returning to zero? I sent my VX6 in to have the CDS ZL2 installed. Supposed to be ready in a couple weeks. Have heard people are having trouble...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-07-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 889
Posted By droptine8850
Congrats! I'm headed to GMU 85 next year for a...

Congrats! I'm headed to GMU 85 next year for a Mule deer....can't wait!
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-07-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,408
Posted By droptine8850
175 gr Nosler Partition 150 Gr Nosler E tip ...

175 gr Nosler Partition
150 Gr Nosler E tip
160 gr Swift A Frame
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-02-2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,408
Posted By droptine8850
300 gr 375 H&H vs 165 gr 7 mag? Almost double...

300 gr 375 H&H vs 165 gr 7 mag? Almost double the bullet weight and much lower velocity equals much better penetration
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