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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) Today, 01:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,384
Posted By sir shovelhands
Saw that too, looks like it has a grip safety???

Saw that too, looks like it has a grip safety???
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-11-2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 534
Posted By sir shovelhands
Yuuup. Precision >>>> accuracy for a body weight...

Yuuup. Precision >>>> accuracy for a body weight scale. And most body weight scales will have a precision of 1% or less.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-11-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 715
Posted By sir shovelhands
It's a manfrotto pixi evo 2-section tripod. ...

It's a manfrotto pixi evo 2-section tripod. Picked it up on amazon 2 years ago.

They have the single section ones for about 2/3 the price if you don't need much height.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-11-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 715
Posted By sir shovelhands
I have one. It's a breeze to physically setup,...

I have one. It's a breeze to physically setup, that's for sure. Getting all the input settings right to make it pick up your shots reliably can be frustrating, but once it's set it's great. Much...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 02-10-2020, 09:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,559
Posted By sir shovelhands
Just FYI, it's pretty standard for first term...

Just FYI, it's pretty standard for first term Presidents to clear out most fed prosecutors from the previous administration (those who haven't yet resigned, of which many do). Trump did the same...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-10-2020, 08:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,666
Posted By sir shovelhands
Good movie.

Good movie.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-05-2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,828
Posted By sir shovelhands
Just...wow. Those parts in bold made me laugh as...

Just...wow. Those parts in bold made me laugh as an engineer.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-04-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 419
Posted By sir shovelhands
Your bolt face and action length determines what...

Your bolt face and action length determines what calibers will be interchangeable without swapping anything but the barrel (and maybe mags).

Here's a list I found ...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-03-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 421
Posted By sir shovelhands
$20 may sound like a good deal, but in my mind,...

$20 may sound like a good deal, but in my mind, I'd be thinking that I could've bought two of the special wrenches (for the castle nut) needed to assemble the lower for that much. just curious, how...
Forum: Recipes 01-28-2020, 07:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,090
Posted By sir shovelhands
Similar to how I do mine. Instead of wet...

Similar to how I do mine. Instead of wet brining, I salt it and let it set for 12 hours, then wash the salt off. No pepper til it's done cooking (pepper burns at 266F and I prefer the taste fresh)....
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-27-2020, 08:25 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,720
Posted By sir shovelhands
There's a reason governments take this stuff very...

There's a reason governments take this stuff very seriously: 100 years ago the Spanish flu infected about a third of the world and killed 3-6% of the human population (and it didn't discriminate...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-25-2020, 02:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,144
Posted By sir shovelhands
Hunting and don't reload? I'd take the 300 wm.

Hunting and don't reload? I'd take the 300 wm.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-25-2020, 12:17 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 6,646
Posted By sir shovelhands
Yall mean Romani (or Roma/Romany)? Romani =/=...

Yall mean Romani (or Roma/Romany)? Romani =/= Romanian.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-24-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,823
Posted By sir shovelhands
I was up when it happened and felt/heard it 8...

I was up when it happened and felt/heard it 8 miles away (by memorial park).
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-23-2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 493
Posted By sir shovelhands
I just got one of those 12.5" faxon Gunner...

I just got one of those 12.5" faxon Gunner barrels in 6.5. I'm very happy with it.

I've also got a 20" bhw that shoots under an inch and used to have a massively heavy 24" Satern but sold it. ...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-22-2020, 09:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 520
Posted By sir shovelhands
$15 at the place I use in Houston. Previously...

$15 at the place I use in Houston. Previously paid $25 at another.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-22-2020, 12:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 333
Posted By sir shovelhands
I'd make you a deal on some 34mm ARC M10 rings if...

I'd make you a deal on some 34mm ARC M10 rings if you're interested. They're the .94 in (lows).
Forum: Recipes 01-20-2020, 09:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,221
Posted By sir shovelhands
One reaper is hotter than 5 habaneros.

One reaper is hotter than 5 habaneros.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-18-2020, 05:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,106
Posted By sir shovelhands
I've done USPS multiple times, worked for me. ...

I've done USPS multiple times, worked for me. Though they were all out of state to an FFL. In state I'd have signature required.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-17-2020, 06:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 484
Posted By sir shovelhands
Already going way above and beyond by lapping...

Already going way above and beyond by lapping receiver face and bedding the barrel.

I'd suggest a 1-6 optic OVER a 1.5-4, hell if you're shooting out to 400 yards, you might want even more...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-16-2020, 08:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 497
Posted By sir shovelhands
Another here who pulls bolt and looks down barrel.

Another here who pulls bolt and looks down barrel.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-14-2020, 05:52 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,451
Posted By sir shovelhands
Any recommendations?

Any recommendations?
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-14-2020, 05:44 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,451
Posted By sir shovelhands
Yep. I use a recipe called "slick stuff": ...

Yep.

I use a recipe called "slick stuff":

2 parts dexron II atf
1 part synthetic 10w-30
1 part STP oil treatment

About $20 for a lifetime's worth of lube.
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 01-12-2020, 01:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,006
Posted By sir shovelhands
Unlikely, given how they've stomped down all...

Unlikely, given how they've stomped down all previous protests.

Khamenei is one of those "from my cold dead hands" theocrats, regarding his people's freedom.
Forum: Recipes 01-12-2020, 01:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 866
Posted By sir shovelhands
With the grain is a chore to chew in my opinion...

With the grain is a chore to chew in my opinion (TMJ issues). I just thick cut it across the grain and it's still chewy but I can eat a bag without killing my jaw.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-11-2020, 04:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 670
Posted By sir shovelhands
I've used them. Good people, they know lever guns...

I've used them. Good people, they know lever guns well. Cut my 1895 gbl back to 16" and threaded the barrel (had to cut back the magazine too which is not a simple operation). Bluing still looked...
Forum: Recipes 01-09-2020, 11:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,229
Posted By sir shovelhands
Pasta carbonara, using this recipe: ...

Pasta carbonara, using this recipe:

https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2015/12/pasta-carbonara-sauce-recipe.html


If you go into Houston, stop at Fabio's and pick up some fresh made pasta and...
Forum: Recipes 01-05-2020, 01:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,634
Posted By sir shovelhands
Give poaching shrimp a try sometime. I'd grown...

Give poaching shrimp a try sometime. I'd grown up having shrimp usually boiled for X minutes and then pulled out and thought that texture was how they should be.

I first poached some a few...
Forum: Recipes 01-05-2020, 01:05 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,363
Posted By sir shovelhands
I'll have to try these when I get home. No lard...

I'll have to try these when I get home. No lard at the house, but I've got a bunch of schmaltz I'll try it with.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-31-2019, 11:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 945
Posted By sir shovelhands
Yep. No way to hang a weight on the end of your...

Yep. No way to hang a weight on the end of your barrel and not have a change in POI.
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 12-31-2019, 09:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 874
Posted By sir shovelhands
I dug them flying Apaches over the protestors...

I dug them flying Apaches over the protestors shooting flares as a warning. Not going to kill any ambassadors with those on watch.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-31-2019, 09:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 886
Posted By sir shovelhands
As long as the ammo is proprietary, count me out....

As long as the ammo is proprietary, count me out. Too expensive to shoot.
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 12-30-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 748
Posted By sir shovelhands
Doesn't really matter if the Russians still can't...

Doesn't really matter if the Russians still can't intercept regular ICBMs (something we've both been trying to do for decades and failing at). Still plenty of time from them firing these new...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-30-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 368
Posted By sir shovelhands
Oh yeah, you can get real fancy. Some people...

Oh yeah, you can get real fancy. Some people sort brass by weight, check run out on finished cases, seat bullets using a force gauge, neck turn cases for uniformity (or necessity with a tight...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-28-2019, 10:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 878
Posted By sir shovelhands
I'm a big fan of the 2.5x leupold scout scope I...

I'm a big fan of the 2.5x leupold scout scope I have mounted on a XS lever rail. Weighs only 7.5 oz, eye relief is insane, and since you can shoot it with two eyes open, you can pick up targets...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 12-27-2019, 09:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,394
Posted By sir shovelhands
Just, wow. That's some crazy.

Just, wow. That's some crazy.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-26-2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,158
Posted By sir shovelhands
Because cheap gin (like beefeater) is often...

Because cheap gin (like beefeater) is often overpoweringly junipery, which is off putting to a lot of people (myself included).
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-24-2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 561
Posted By sir shovelhands
You can always get a dimpling jjg, but I've...

You can always get a dimpling jjg, but I've always wanted to try these

https://hbindustries.net/store/shop/ar15-gas-block-aligner-5-56mm/
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-24-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 561
Posted By sir shovelhands
First time seeing those for me too. The bootleg...

First time seeing those for me too. The bootleg one is probably high quality, it's the same company as PWS.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-24-2019, 06:43 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,158
Posted By sir shovelhands
Botanist is my go-to, but picked up a bottle of...

Botanist is my go-to, but picked up a bottle of Roku recently and it's pretty good as well.

If you want some weird gin, try a German Steinhager.

I was in the gin sucked camp until I had the...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-23-2019, 12:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 561
Posted By sir shovelhands
Given that you can't have a handguard covering...

Given that you can't have a handguard covering the switchblock, and 300 blks are mostly pistol or carbine, you'd be stuck with a very short handguard or one that's specifically made to expose the...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 12-21-2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,873
Posted By sir shovelhands
McConnell has already said he wants zero...

McConnell has already said he wants zero witnesses at the senate trial. I assume he basically wants to present the articles and have a vote to get it over with ASAP.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-21-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,069
Posted By sir shovelhands
I paid $820 for mine about 6 years ago. Mags are...

I paid $820 for mine about 6 years ago. Mags are bloody expensive for the 1006, so having 4 will jack your price up.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-21-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,955
Posted By sir shovelhands
On a M1895 it sure does. But that's the only...

On a M1895 it sure does. But that's the only revolver that shifts the cylinder forward to close the gap before firing. Sounds like a peashooter.
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 12-17-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 852
Posted By sir shovelhands
Yep. If he's got "proof", why on earth would he...

Yep. If he's got "proof", why on earth would he sit on it?
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-14-2019, 02:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 675
Posted By sir shovelhands
That is pretty. What's that stock color?

That is pretty. What's that stock color?
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-13-2019, 12:00 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,955
Posted By sir shovelhands
Back scabbard? ...

Back scabbard?

https://cdn.athlonoutdoors.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2015/12/rfl-scbbrd-scygdt.png
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 12-11-2019, 10:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,049
Posted By sir shovelhands
It was in response to your quoting Matthew. ...

It was in response to your quoting Matthew.

But as an aside, the Tanakh is pretty ambiguous on the afterlife.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-09-2019, 03:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,348
Posted By sir shovelhands
My dad (65) and I (30) both liked it. Some of us...

My dad (65) and I (30) both liked it. Some of us don't care for Michael Bay movies...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 12-09-2019, 12:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,049
Posted By sir shovelhands
...yall know he's Jewish, right?

...yall know he's Jewish, right?
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