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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-25-2021, 10:28 AM
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I have done this a few times with google maps. ...

I have done this a few times with google maps.

If you want a higher resolution image, you can zoom in to the maximum that google allows,capture the area as several images, then use a photo...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-22-2021, 11:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 669
Posted By howabouttheiris
I am convinced that you can turn a $50 set of...

I am convinced that you can turn a $50 set of rings into a $150 set of rings with a lapping rod and a bit of elbow grease. Straight is straight, and that is way more important than how matched they...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-22-2021, 08:31 PM
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Posted By howabouttheiris
If it is clean enough to prime, why run it again?...

If it is clean enough to prime, why run it again?

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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-22-2021, 04:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 811
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Agree. You want to be low by ~85% of your...

Agree.

You want to be low by ~85% of your scope height over bore.


Assume a straight line of bullet travel.
If your scope is 2" high.
At bang, the bullet is 2" low.
At 100yds, you want...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-22-2021, 02:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,801
Posted By howabouttheiris
I don't do it and in general I don't personally...

I don't do it and in general I don't personally recommend break in to someone unless they have experience and the proper brushes / bore guides.

I believe the average rifle owner will do more...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-14-2021, 06:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,471
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I had some interactions with hikers and cyclists...

I had some interactions with hikers and cyclists while hunting on COE land.

Even had a visit from the police for the 'murder scene' i created while dragging an arrowed doe away from my stand and...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-13-2021, 07:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 442
Posted By howabouttheiris
I use a cheap lee precision perfect powder...

I use a cheap lee precision perfect powder dispenser and a very small scoop on my setup. I pull the handle to throw the charge +/- 0.2 gn into a powder dish, onto the digital scale and quickly...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-08-2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,488
Posted By howabouttheiris
IMHO.... There are sufficiently many...

IMHO....

There are sufficiently many recreational hunting properties that want hogs in order to have year-round hunting to offset any progress made by the state and farmers that do not want...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-04-2021, 07:56 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,865
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Wow. Congrats! Sent from my SM-G970U using...

Wow. Congrats!

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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-28-2021, 06:20 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,319
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I think it is just out of ease of sale. Every...

I think it is just out of ease of sale. Every dollar he cuts from the price costs the seller $0.94, but costs the agent only $0.03. In this market, the agent is motivated to just sell and get onto...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-28-2021, 06:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 415
Posted By howabouttheiris
To find the animals and make the shots at that...

To find the animals and make the shots at that distance, I would run the scope around 12x.

To identify specific animals at that distance, I would run the scope at 20x+.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-24-2021, 09:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 707
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+1 Sent from my SM-G970U using Tapatalk

+1

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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-24-2021, 01:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By howabouttheiris
You will need around 6 mrad (20 MOA) of elevation...

You will need around 6 mrad (20 MOA) of elevation dialed..... Most scopes will have that from their zero without the base.

Just verify what you have left in the scope from your zero.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-17-2021, 05:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,248
Posted By howabouttheiris
Any way you can put either dear where I am...

Any way you can put either dear where I am hunting?

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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-17-2021, 03:50 PM
Replies: 5,654
Views: 311,165
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Not really... I have not found anything that...

Not really... I have not found anything that quite has the leather taste that I get so distinctively from Garrison Bros.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-17-2021, 02:55 PM
Replies: 2,491
Views: 225,504
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Been regularly available this past week, so I...

Been regularly available this past week, so I picked up a few more boxes.

Avail now at midsouth if anyone is looking.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210917/66b3227befeda306fce58238fd55ad13.jpg...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-16-2021, 10:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 790
Posted By howabouttheiris
Should not matter where you look. If you are...

Should not matter where you look. If you are buying new, they will be price fixed.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-15-2021, 08:12 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,396
Posted By howabouttheiris
Wait until you see that the hand-written work to...

Wait until you see that the hand-written work to figure out the answer for 4+5 is different than it is to figure out 5+4.

One uses the 'double plus one' rule and the other uses the 'double minus...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-12-2021, 03:09 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,030
Posted By howabouttheiris
Speaking of high wood prices, like 15 bucks worth...

Speaking of high wood prices, like 15 bucks worth of hardwood dowel.

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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-12-2021, 03:04 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,030
Posted By howabouttheiris
Ya... I couldn't afford the $3100 ATACR, but...

Ya... I couldn't afford the $3100 ATACR, but still wanted to be ethical.

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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-12-2021, 02:38 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,030
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OK. You guys changed my mind. Any WOODEN...

OK. You guys changed my mind.

Any WOODEN GUN recommendations to upgrade my duck gun?

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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-12-2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,030
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:) OK, I went too far. Sent from my...

:) OK, I went too far.

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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-12-2021, 02:12 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,030
Posted By howabouttheiris
Understood, but you probably just didn't notice...

Understood, but you probably just didn't notice that it is chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor.

I think i read somewhere that more deer have been killed in Texas by 6.5 Creedmoor than any other cartridge...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-12-2021, 12:59 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,030
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Only a Fudd uses a wooden gun to hunt. ...

Only a Fudd uses a wooden gun to hunt.

Argument over, Savage wins.

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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-01-2021, 08:29 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,404
Posted By howabouttheiris
If anyone finds a suppressor shop willing to risk...

If anyone finds a suppressor shop willing to risk their federal license to sell a suppressor under the new rules, please post on here.

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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-27-2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,151
Posted By howabouttheiris
I just hope there is as bad of a shortage of new...

I just hope there is as bad of a shortage of new 30.06 signs as there is a shortage of new ammo.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 08-26-2021, 01:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 802
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I understand how that would be the right move for...

I understand how that would be the right move for society at large. I'll let someone else fight that fight. I don't need a spiteful teacher deciding my son's college transcript grades. (And yes,...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-25-2021, 04:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 802
Posted By howabouttheiris
It doesn't get better in college. This is an...

It doesn't get better in college.

This is an actual slide from my son's college government class.

There was a slide detailing the supporters of the Democrat Party, including women, minorities,...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-25-2021, 08:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 687
Posted By howabouttheiris
I load .308 and 6.5 only. My standard range...

I load .308 and 6.5 only. My standard range session is 50 rnds. I have 1 hour to devote to loading. I load for subMOA. I load in the garage.

This allows me to hand prep my brass, hand prime,...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-25-2021, 08:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 687
Posted By howabouttheiris
I would put brand very far down the list of...

I would put brand very far down the list of beginner deciding factors ... I'm in the "Ford/GMC" camp when it comes to that.

More importantly, in my opinion, you need to decide on what type of...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-25-2021, 07:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 687
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I'd agree under normal conditions, but I have...

I'd agree under normal conditions, but I have shot several thousand 6.5mm 140gn ELDs over the last year at my cost of < $0.60 each.... I probably worked myself back toward break even at least.
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-17-2021, 09:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 998
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Looks like $340 to my door.... getting close, but...

Looks like $340 to my door.... getting close, but not quite there. Thanks for the link.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 08-17-2021, 09:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 998
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:) I'll pass for now... never say never. ...

:) I'll pass for now... never say never.

Just looked at my last large purchase of 9mm. $184 per 1000, brass cased Herters target. April 2020.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 08-17-2021, 08:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 998
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If i could get a 1k case of 9mm to my door for ...

If i could get a 1k case of 9mm to my door for any price that starts with a 2, I'd buy one.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 08-15-2021, 07:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 827
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Have you tried a steroid injection for it? I...

Have you tried a steroid injection for it? I suffered from cedar fever pretty bad each year, so now I just get the shot each fall. Think it is good for about 3m, which gets me thru from archery...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-13-2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,881
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How was the beach traveling this year? Can a...

How was the beach traveling this year?

Can a 4wd jeep (with stock road tires) make it to mm40?

Going to try to get down just after the rest of the kids get back to school and things quiet...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-11-2021, 05:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 434
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Looked through one with access to a 3x more...

Looked through one with access to a 3x more expensive Burris and a couple others at the same time. I found the glass a bit milky, but liked the general brightness and field of view. It is not in...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-04-2021, 07:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 753
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Shack 512 is a fun little restaurant if you are...

Shack 512 is a fun little restaurant if you are looking for drinks and lake food.

A big 2nd for Steiner Ranch steakhouse ... fantastic patio around sundown.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 08-03-2021, 05:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,046
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"A separate study published back in May tested...

"A separate study published back in May tested the inoculation (infection) of whitetail fawns with SARS-CoV-2. "

There's your source...

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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-23-2021, 08:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
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I carry a G23, which is the .40, but in the...

I carry a G23, which is the .40, but in the larger 'compact' frame.. 2 sizes above the G43 (subcompact and slimline being the smaller ones). It is equivalent in size to the 9mm version, the G19.
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-23-2021, 08:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
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Does Glock even make a slimline equivalent to the...

Does Glock even make a slimline equivalent to the G43 in .40?

G27 is the closest I know of, but it's a subcompact, like the G26.

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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-18-2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,011
Posted By howabouttheiris
The best option may be a bit controversial. ...

The best option may be a bit controversial.

Drag your deer blind back 28 ft and use the metric system like you probably should with MRAD. :)



There is 1 trick you can do....

Take out...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-15-2021, 03:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 914
Posted By howabouttheiris
Max pressure spike should be reached when the...

Max pressure spike should be reached when the bullet is less than an inch or 2 into the barrel and will decrease after that. A longer barrel, in itself, should not increase the pressure. (Other...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-13-2021, 01:47 PM
Replies: 2,491
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more 140 ELDs ...

more 140 ELDs

https://www.midsouthshooterssupply.com/item/0015326331b250/6halfmm-point264-diameter-140-grain-eld-match-250-count?Tk=DFBU
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-23-2021, 10:05 AM
Replies: 2,491
Views: 225,504
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IMR4350 H4350 Varget in stock at Brownells....

IMR4350 H4350 Varget in stock at Brownells. 10:05AM
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-22-2021, 06:50 PM
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Views: 225,504
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I was able to pick up 1k bricks of Federal LRP...

I was able to pick up 1k bricks of Federal LRP Match and Winchester SPP today from Powder Valley. They have been dropping a lot of product the last 2 days.... hope it continues.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-21-2021, 06:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,251
Posted By howabouttheiris
You checked that the fan is running outside and...

You checked that the fan is running outside and you didn't just pop another capacitor?

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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-21-2021, 09:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,127
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I use a Traust rear bag. 10" x 7" x 4" and only...

I use a Traust rear bag. 10" x 7" x 4" and only weighs 9oz.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-21-2021, 07:04 AM
Replies: 2,491
Views: 225,504
Posted By howabouttheiris
Starting to run low again... Looking for...

Starting to run low again...


Looking for imr4350.

Have h4350, imr4064, 9mm (brass cased), .223 (steel and match brass cased), 6.5 range brass, .308 165gn Fusion, etc. Austin (anytime) or...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-20-2021, 06:53 AM
Replies: 2,491
Views: 225,504
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While i looked last night 2000 CCI LR primers...

While i looked last night 2000 CCI LR primers closed at $245 w $20 shipping. Just less than 2x current retail.

If you avoid the crazy "buy now" pricing, and only look at auctions ending within 2...
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