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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-25-2020, 06:02 PM
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Posted By howabouttheiris
Just looked online and Cabelas Canada has 1000...

Just looked online and Cabelas Canada has 1000 packs of Winchester 9mm in stock at standard price.

Between Cabelas and Winchester, I suspect they could figure that out if they wanted.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-23-2020, 06:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,369
Posted By howabouttheiris
I've used 2 gallon Ziplock bags and hot water to...

I've used 2 gallon Ziplock bags and hot water to reheat.

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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-17-2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 721
Posted By howabouttheiris
Hmmm... IMHO, the difference in the...

Hmmm...

IMHO, the difference in the calculator is too much to make up with BC, temp, etc at that range.

It could be velocity, but it would have to be >100 fps off. Verify that the jmb...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-16-2020, 06:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 721
Posted By howabouttheiris
Did you verify that you correctly entered your...

Did you verify that you correctly entered your scope height over bore? It can really skew numbers in the 1st few 100 yards.

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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-13-2020, 08:58 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,507
Posted By howabouttheiris
I agree. Use the best shooting rifle you own. ...

I agree. Use the best shooting rifle you own.

I use my target rifle setup as my hunting rifle every season.

IMHO a good portion of making a clean, ethical shot is confidence. I shoot my long...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-09-2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 791
Posted By howabouttheiris
I hunted in Bronte this weekend. Deer...

I hunted in Bronte this weekend.

Deer population is very high. Lots of hogs and turkey.

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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-05-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,252
Posted By howabouttheiris
Interesting observation. I handle the...

Interesting observation.

I handle the brass with my left, actuate the handles with my right. If I get what you implied from the question correctly, I agree that I could swap the charge stage to...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-04-2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,354
Posted By howabouttheiris
Whatever magnified optic you want on top and a...

Whatever magnified optic you want on top and a red dot on a 45 degree mount?

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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-03-2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,252
Posted By howabouttheiris
Normally it is, but this is the internet. ...

Normally it is, but this is the internet. Everyone here can shoot 1/4 MOA all day every day in 25mph winds.


I make due with a single press and hand weighing each round. Takes me 1 minute per...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-28-2020, 10:01 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 5,220
Posted By howabouttheiris
Had a feeder set for 2am, so we could hunt hogs. ...

Had a feeder set for 2am, so we could hunt hogs. Forgot to adjust it and it spun for 1 hour and 5 seconds... I'll never do that again.

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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-25-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,049
Posted By howabouttheiris
This may be higher than recommended for many ring...

This may be higher than recommended for many ring sets.

For instance, Vortex wants the 4-16 PST in their ring set torqued to only 15 inch pounds.

Having them too tight can effect the elevator...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-22-2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,067
Posted By howabouttheiris
Unless the LDPs are taken on another camera (and...

Unless the LDPs are taken on another camera (and photo reversed), the dark markings between the eye and ear appear to be wrong.

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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-21-2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,630
Posted By howabouttheiris
I hunted Unit 15 about 5 years ago. The...

I hunted Unit 15 about 5 years ago.

The blind is up on a mesa, so the houses are not visible. It was a rough, narrow drive up the hill, so be careful if you choose to take the Corolla.

***...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-21-2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,630
Posted By howabouttheiris
I've hunted Unit 13 w my son several years ago. ...

I've hunted Unit 13 w my son several years ago.

He took a decent buck.

When we were there, it was 1 blind and most of the eastern field was obscured from view due to tall bushes along road in....
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-12-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,301
Posted By howabouttheiris
41.7gn of IMR4064 168gn BTHP. ...

41.7gn of IMR4064 168gn BTHP.
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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-11-2020, 09:59 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,055
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Jalapeno, cheddar, bacon-wrapped ...

Jalapeno, cheddar, bacon-wrapped

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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-21-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,303
Posted By howabouttheiris
I will never deal with Optics Planet again. ...

I will never deal with Optics Planet again.

If you attempt to cancel an order after 8 weeks of it not shipping, then they will charge your card, pull a shipping number, tell you that you cannot...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-18-2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 789
Posted By howabouttheiris
Given perfect input of those values it will be...

Given perfect input of those values it will be very, very good.

I think most error comes from people taking the values on the side of the box and not compensating for the things you listed.
...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-11-2020, 01:36 PM
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Views: 589,985
Posted By howabouttheiris
Standbys were notified of their place in line...

Standbys were notified of their place in line already. Another THBer's email said he was standby #3.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 08-07-2020, 05:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 909
Posted By howabouttheiris
If it is for calculating land size, you can use...

If it is for calculating land size, you can use measure in google maps to trace the boundaries and it will give you area once you enclose a property.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-31-2020, 08:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 566
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The financing side can be difficult for young...

The financing side can be difficult for young couples as it is not easy to find lenders willing to do international credit checks to establish credit score.

Once that is in place it is very easy....
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-17-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 429
Posted By howabouttheiris
Got out to the mid distance range at RPR, and...

Got out to the mid distance range at RPR, and able to finally shoot some distance with the new rifle.

Photo of the range and a video of a 1k shot.

photo:
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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-07-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 429
Posted By howabouttheiris
Savage 110 Elite Precision in 6.5 Creedmoor

Looking at starting to shoot local matches, so I decided to replace my fclass rifle (a Savage 12 FTR) with a PRS specific rifle.

I had great luck with Savage and was really comfortable with the...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-07-2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,324
Posted By howabouttheiris
I've used them exclusively for hunting w my .308...

I've used them exclusively for hunting w my .308 for years.

They grouped around 0.5 - 0.7 MOA in my bolt gun. I used them as a control when developing my handloaded rounds for target shooting.
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-05-2020, 08:45 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,214
Posted By howabouttheiris
Grew up on the ocean, so I've seen lots of...

Grew up on the ocean, so I've seen lots of waterspouts.

Seen 1 tornado w my eyes in ~2000 NW of Austin.

In ~2009, I was under 1 in Cedar Park as it developed. It eventually formed and damaged...
Forum: Recipes 06-04-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,978
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I have made a lot of hard lemonade / hard cider /...

I have made a lot of hard lemonade / hard cider / wines and am finishing a batch now.

A few recommendations...

1) Get champagne yeast for fermentation. Bread yeast will leave off flavors and...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-24-2020, 10:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,129
Posted By howabouttheiris
I have a membership out there. Fantastic range. ...

I have a membership out there. Fantastic range.


Many tactical bays.

Pistol range.

Mid distance steel range (5 plate sets in 100 yard increments to 670 yds)

New 1k range being built
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-20-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,129
Posted By howabouttheiris
Here is a printable target that may work well for...

Here is a printable target that may work well for the 4 group golf.

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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-20-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,129
Posted By howabouttheiris
We have used this target (printed on an 8.5"x11"...

We have used this target (printed on an 8.5"x11" sheet of paper) as an online challenge in the past.

Shot at 100yards. Just break the inner solid black circle for a point. 16 holes on the page...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-19-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,217
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Is there a thread for the worst grouping gun? ...

Is there a thread for the worst grouping gun?

AR-15, 55gn .223, 25 yds.



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Forum: Around the Campfire 05-19-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,017
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winter...

winter muleyhttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200519/cdb8af6a271550052a354be6b70d97a3.jpg

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Forum: Around the Campfire 05-19-2020, 10:14 AM
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A few that I had ... ...

A few that I had ...
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Forum: Around the Campfire 04-16-2020, 10:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,361
Posted By howabouttheiris
6' (2 yard) drop at 100 yards = sqrt(100*100-2*2)...

6' (2 yard) drop at 100 yards = sqrt(100*100-2*2) = 99.98 yards

That is about 3/4 of an inch short of 100 yards.

No measurable effect at all.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-13-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,157
Posted By howabouttheiris
Agree.... same glass to same glass, bigger is...

Agree.... same glass to same glass, bigger is better.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-12-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,157
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I look for a scope with the features that I...

I look for a scope with the features that I wanted in the price range I can afford. I just bought a scope this week and my list looked like ...


0 wanted new vs used.. willing to pay the...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-03-2020, 07:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,595
Posted By howabouttheiris
"There are various 1911 style 22 LR pistols as...

"There are various 1911 style 22 LR pistols as well."

I have the super cheap GSG 1911 in 22lr. As rec'd it was particular about which ammo I needed to use, but after a quick polish to remove some...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-01-2020, 10:21 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,255
Posted By howabouttheiris
OK, I'll rep for the Canadians. 12 = case ...

OK, I'll rep for the Canadians.

12 = case
24 = two-four



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Forum: Around the Campfire 03-19-2020, 09:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,120
Posted By howabouttheiris
I'll have to go with the Federal Fusion, since it...

I'll have to go with the Federal Fusion, since it is all I use.

It shoots really well out of my target gun.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 01-29-2020, 09:15 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,547
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Are they keeping good records of who turns in a...

Are they keeping good records of who turns in a gun or at least providing a decent receipt?

I have an old shotgun that would be a great donation if it could get me on the "I already turned in my...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 01-26-2020, 01:31 PM
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That is in the general hunting area. Bird...

That is in the general hunting area. Bird hunting reopened there after the general deer season ended and changed back to MLD deer season.

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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 01-09-2020, 12:31 PM
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from the 12/18 email.... Friday, January 31,...

from the 12/18 email....

Friday, January 31, 2020 will be the last day hunters will be able to harvest and check in deer.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-19-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,762
Posted By howabouttheiris
Anything can be plugged... you just got to want...

Anything can be plugged... you just got to want it bad enough.... :)

I got out of the field and all 200 miles to home on this patch job.

Shops wouldn't touch it... tire was eventually...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-10-2019, 05:47 PM
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Decided to sit tonight.... some guy is driving a...

Decided to sit tonight.... some guy is driving a white motorcycle up and down the trailhead.

Sometimes I don't know why I bother.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-05-2019, 05:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 739
Posted By howabouttheiris
For a hunting shot on a deer, it should not...

For a hunting shot on a deer, it should not really matter.... but if you want to hit exactly where you wish, the info above is not enough to determine how you should hold. The zero of the rifle will...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-29-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 5,725
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I eat them all and actually prefer to shoot hog...

I eat them all and actually prefer to shoot hog over deer.

I've never had issues with boars vs sows.
...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-28-2019, 08:34 PM
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Brad sent this out after complaints. Hopefully...

Brad sent this out after complaints. Hopefully they got the message.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-28-2019, 07:29 PM
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Views: 589,985
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FYI. For those that were bothered by the...

FYI.

For those that were bothered by the dove hunters on core property this morning, this was sent from the office to the small game hunters.

"Just a friendly reminder. Small game hunting is...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-16-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 10,700
Posted By howabouttheiris
Finished 0/5 today. Still have 1 left with a...

Finished 0/5 today. Still have 1 left with a National Preserve Youth Draw on Oct 1.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-16-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 10,700
Posted By howabouttheiris
make that 2.... 0/2

make that 2.... 0/2
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-16-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 10,700
Posted By howabouttheiris
1st pending for me..... 0/1

1st pending for me..... 0/1
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