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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-22-2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 9,710
Posted By lordvader
Hornady interlocks, Winchester power points, and...

Hornady interlocks, Winchester power points, and one with a federal blue box special. calibers used were/are 243, 270, 30 06. IMO, premium bullets are a waste of money, for deer hunting. Most of...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 10-08-2019, 11:19 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,247
Posted By lordvader
I think it is time to bring our soldiers home. ...

I think it is time to bring our soldiers home. Why spill American blood in a region that has been at war since Biblical times. Many members of our Government want to continue to keep our soldiers...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-08-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,296
Posted By lordvader
I know deer have been taken with 22 rimfires from...

I know deer have been taken with 22 rimfires from what old timers have told me. A 223 will work, but shot placement and bullet choice are critical. Good luck.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-08-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,069
Posted By lordvader
I would have taken him. Unless that buck stays...

I would have taken him. Unless that buck stays within your property, someone else sure may not think like you on an adjacent property, and take the shot. I know I would.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-08-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,513
Posted By lordvader
I don't use elimination spray, never have. And I...

I don't use elimination spray, never have. And I still kill deer. Just like I don't wear camouflage clothing inside a box blind. What's the point, the only thing deer are going to see is your...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 09-09-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,167
Posted By lordvader
Someone's going to take him, so why not you. I...

Someone's going to take him, so why not you. I would.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-06-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,875
Posted By lordvader
If you believe in it, you die for it. Otherwise...

If you believe in it, you die for it. Otherwise you might as well give up all your freedoms. If you let them take one, then they'll take another. Banning guns is not going to stop crime of any...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-30-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 381
Views: 31,292
Posted By lordvader
You may have to get lawyers involved. He...

You may have to get lawyers involved. He misrepresented the services you purchased. You should be taking him to court. If it were me, he'd be lucky to get the original price quoted. You paid for...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-09-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,243
Posted By lordvader
Take a few starving cats out there. They'll...

Take a few starving cats out there. They'll clean up in no time.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-09-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,982
Posted By lordvader
Can't wait for a season 4 if there is one. 8...

Can't wait for a season 4 if there is one. 8 episodes wasn't enough.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 06-06-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 551
Views: 28,854
Posted By lordvader
After many tries, we finally got picked for...

After many tries, we finally got picked for Chaparral last year. Boy was that a disappointing hunt. The place felt like you were in a game preserve with all its rules and regs on the game animals. ...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-01-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,582
Posted By lordvader
My advice, pick whichever one you like and works...

My advice, pick whichever one you like and works best for you. I will say that all my scopes are under $200 and have never failed me. Taken a lot of deer+ other non game animals, with them. But...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-18-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,827
Posted By lordvader
Someone is not being truthful or thinks they can...

Someone is not being truthful or thinks they can pull a fast one on an unsuspecting hunter desperate for a lease. Anyone can tell the difference when walking or driving on a 240 acre parcel vs a 400...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-14-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,034
Posted By lordvader
243 win, ammo available everywhere at a good...

243 win, ammo available everywhere at a good price, and is very effective on deer. And remember, its not the size of the bullet, but rather where that bullet impacts on game that makes it effective.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-14-2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,350
Posted By lordvader
I think $2200 is just bit high for 25 acres. ...

I think $2200 is just bit high for 25 acres. $1000 would be the highest, I would consider, paying for 25 acres, depending on where its at, and if it was an annual lease. Not seasonal. And if I...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-09-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,092
Posted By lordvader
The only rifle that comes close that we own is...

The only rifle that comes close that we own is the Mossberg atr 100. The action is the same as the Mossberg on your list. Have 2, a 270 and a 243. My son has taken quite a few deer with the 243. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-09-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,078
Posted By lordvader
I think every state should purge its maximum...

I think every state should purge its maximum security prisons to make room for the next batch of hardened criminals to be purged. It never made sense to me that when a wild animal attacks and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-09-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,521
Posted By lordvader
No, however, you should always wear gloves when...

No, however, you should always wear gloves when skinning/gutting any game animal, as they can have parasites.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-27-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 857
Posted By lordvader
If you are hunting deer with the 308, a 150 grain...

If you are hunting deer with the 308, a 150 grain Hornady interlock will work just fine. Killed a lot of deer with a 3006 using the 150 flat base interlock, that I reload. But I will say that I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-13-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,143
Posted By lordvader
If it were me, it would be time to get out of...

If it were me, it would be time to get out of that lease and look for another. Or change your blind location within that lease. I sure wouldn't stay on a lease for five years and not show anything...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-13-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 9,674
Posted By lordvader
I hope they catch the perp and you get your...

I hope they catch the perp and you get your equipment back. That really sucks. I too have been a victim of theft, several times, and it isn't fun having to replace equipment that is taken. ...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 12-11-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 7,249
Posted By lordvader
Not our problem. However, to get a better...

Not our problem. However, to get a better understanding of why this is happening, you need to read into the history of the region. They basically did to them what they did to the American Indian. ...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-11-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,052
Posted By lordvader
There's a one time cost for the equipment, but...

There's a one time cost for the equipment, but components can vary in price depending on where purchased and brand. Unless you specifically want to shoot a lot, or load a specific bullet, sometimes...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-11-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,506
Posted By lordvader
#1 since it offers a great broadside shot.

#1 since it offers a great broadside shot.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-01-2018, 03:30 AM
Replies: 524
Views: 32,715
Posted By lordvader
As I said it was not for lack of deer, but for...

As I said it was not for lack of deer, but for lack of legal deer. I honestly believe that there doe population is quite small, as not many were seen. We were allowed 2 bucks and 1doe or vice /...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-01-2018, 12:18 AM
Replies: 524
Views: 32,715
Posted By lordvader
I really don't know what all the rave is about on...

I really don't know what all the rave is about on chaparral. Hunted from the 27th thru the 29th of this month, November 2018. Got back Thursday, it was my first time there, but it may be my last. ...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-30-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,187
Posted By lordvader
Walmart, EZ pawn, gun shows, or pvt sales. Have...

Walmart, EZ pawn, gun shows, or pvt sales. Have gotten some of my best deals at EZ pawn, with some rifles and handguns in like new condition.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-30-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 14,230
Posted By lordvader
Not at East Lake, but have shot and killed 3...

Not at East Lake, but have shot and killed 3 nilgai cows several years ago, like 15+ years back. Used a 3006 for all my kills using 165grain Speer grand slams I hand loaded myself. Two were one...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-30-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,705
Posted By lordvader
Nice deer and handgun. I called TPWD awhile back...

Nice deer and handgun. I called TPWD awhile back asking about possibly opening up a public handgun hunt. There advice was for me to call the WMA's and talk to them about that. So basically that...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-30-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 746
Posted By lordvader
I wouldn't go with anything shorter than a 22...

I wouldn't go with anything shorter than a 22 inch barrel regardless if it were a youth rifle or not. The only youth rifle calibers I personally have come across were 223, 243, and 7-08 calibers. ...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-30-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,660
Posted By lordvader
Well it made me laugh.

Well it made me laugh.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-30-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,075
Posted By lordvader
My grandson which is about your grandsons age...

My grandson which is about your grandsons age just got over rsv. Seeing a picture of your grandson brought tears to my eyes. I pray for a speedy recovery for your grandson and many more years for...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-26-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,505
Posted By lordvader
GMC/CHEVY, everything else is just laughable.

GMC/CHEVY, everything else is just laughable.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-19-2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 938
Posted By lordvader
Never used the A max in a 243, but we have used...

Never used the A max in a 243, but we have used the 100 grain interlock and they work pretty good. We have also had very good results with federal blue box 100 grain power shok.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-19-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,817
Posted By lordvader
Heard it's an all you can eat for mosquito's...

Heard it's an all you can eat for mosquito's there. I guess not to many hunters want to go there if they have that many standby's available. I'll be at the Chaparral on the 27, 28, and 29th.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-19-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 772
Posted By lordvader
I don't believe that deer is real. Photo just...

I don't believe that deer is real. Photo just doesn't look right.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-09-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,169
Posted By lordvader
Got drawn for the 27th, 28th, and 29th of...

Got drawn for the 27th, 28th, and 29th of November, don't remember the category. Haven't paid that much attention to it, just know we are going on those dates. Never been there, hope its a good...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-09-2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,735
Posted By lordvader
I agree with you 100%. I'm not a rich man, and...

I agree with you 100%. I'm not a rich man, and unlike these so called hunters, I hunt for meat. There are a lot of people, so called hunters, who hunt for horns. If a small buck or doe comes my...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-09-2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,877
Posted By lordvader
I hunt a lot of public land and have been very...

I hunt a lot of public land and have been very successful. But I just use what available cover there is, to give an example, the NWR's down here in South Texas. They have no blinds of any kind set...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-02-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,816
Posted By lordvader
12 gauge Federal 3 inch 00 buck with flitecontrol...

12 gauge Federal 3 inch 00 buck with flitecontrol wad. Winchester 1300 slug gun.
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 11-02-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 10,290
Posted By lordvader
Not sure about this, but I read an article, a few...

Not sure about this, but I read an article, a few weeks ago about the migrants coming to the U.S. In the article it talked about how many of these problems in these countries were a result of the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-02-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 416
Views: 17,233
Posted By lordvader
Like you stated, we talked about, MAYBE, putting...

Like you stated, we talked about, MAYBE, putting this buck on the list, and, NEVER, made it clear to all the members. If your going to have rules about what game can and can't be taken, ALL members...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-19-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,670
Posted By lordvader
Didn't apply. Hunted there a few years ago. I...

Didn't apply. Hunted there a few years ago. I wasn't impressed with the area, or the way the hunts were conducted. Never going back.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-19-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 999
Views: 56,194
Posted By lordvader
My advice on the 4 wheeler is don't go around...

My advice on the 4 wheeler is don't go around driving all over the place during the hunt. Cause you are going to annoy a lot of hunters who are still hunting. I know, I hunted there a few years ago...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-19-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,302
Posted By lordvader
All I know is I used to get picked often when...

All I know is I used to get picked often when they had the old system of applying through the mail. Got picked 5 times to hunt at Laguna, once back to back, within a 6 or 7 year period Since TPWD...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-05-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,450
Posted By lordvader
Put up a fence around your feeder. Go out about...

Put up a fence around your feeder. Go out about 30+ yards from your feeder. All you need is about 2 to 3 strands of wire to keep the cows out. I had this same problem years ago on a lease I had. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-05-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 804
Posted By lordvader
CONGRATS on your new grandson. Teach him all you...

CONGRATS on your new grandson. Teach him all you know about hunting as he grows up.
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 10-05-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 919
Posted By lordvader
I think yes. Lets see, 16 rounds fired into an...

I think yes. Lets see, 16 rounds fired into an individual who had already been disabled and on the ground, after the 2nd or 3rd round. If your that scared and fearful, then that line of work is not...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-27-2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,557
Posted By lordvader
Owned a 2002 extended cab Tundra Limited edition,...

Owned a 2002 extended cab Tundra Limited edition, back around 2008. Was a really nice truck with plenty of power. Had the v8 with the tow package, leather electric seats, just a nice truck overall...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-27-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 800
Posted By lordvader
What I currently have is Federal 130 and 150...

What I currently have is Federal 130 and 150 grain power shok. I do have a 270 but have never hunted with it. I did sight it in with the 150s and they were real accurate. Will try hunting with it...
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