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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-13-2022, 12:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,343
Posted By Jethro
I have a Thermion and like it, but it is heavy. ...

I have a Thermion and like it, but it is heavy. I would also like a LRF on it. But dang, I bet that thing would be a brick. Looks like they added it above the objective from the picture I saw (if...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-13-2022, 08:28 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,343
Posted By Jethro
I really don't know for sure. We have both here....

I really don't know for sure. We have both here. Couple years ago was seeing reds, but now mostly seeing greys. I think it was a grey, but maybe not.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-12-2022, 12:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,343
Posted By Jethro
Been using a Hogster 35R as a scanner and backup...

Been using a Hogster 35R as a scanner and backup scope for about a year now. It doesn't have recording but it does have video out. I remembered that I have a MDVR from back in my old digital night...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-10-2022, 09:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,547
Posted By Jethro
Like many others I have found a lot right under...

Like many others I have found a lot right under the skin, that is pretty common.

One time though I found one laying in the back of the pickup. I had shot the deer and loaded it in the truck, and...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-06-2022, 09:37 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,343
Posted By Jethro
That is a Thermion XQ50. I have started pretty...

That is a Thermion XQ50. I have started pretty much running red monochrome (instead of white hot/black hot) because it is easier on my old eyes when I come off the scope to stalk. Doesn't kill my...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-05-2022, 11:22 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,343
Posted By Jethro
Couple of boars from last month. ...

Couple of boars from last month.

https://youtu.be/UzmwguLjvUA

https://youtu.be/q18vd_sttsE
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-05-2022, 09:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,343
Posted By Jethro
2022 Thermal and Night Vision thread.

Came here looking for the Thermal and Night Vision thread for the new year but y'all been slacking. 5 days in and no new thread. I guess since nobody is stepping up I will get the ball rolling. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-04-2022, 11:09 AM
Replies: 596
Views: 28,159
Posted By Jethro
I ended the year with 68 in 2021, but I think...

I ended the year with 68 in 2021, but I think most of them I have already posted. Did have 12 in December I can add to the count though.

New Total 2184
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-28-2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 298
Posted By Jethro
If you want a great steak, Cattleman's down at...

If you want a great steak, Cattleman's down at the stockyards had a really good one when I was there. One of the top 3-4 steaks I have ever had. Pretty neat place too.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-16-2021, 09:37 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,177
Posted By Jethro
Lots of people on this thread with lots of...

Lots of people on this thread with lots of various knowledge. All of it is good. I like reading threads like this because I always learn.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-16-2021, 09:09 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,177
Posted By Jethro
To me it would be really hard to answer that...

To me it would be really hard to answer that question. There have been so many different things done over the years by different people and drillers just no way to tell until you open your system up...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-15-2021, 11:28 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,177
Posted By Jethro
Luckily I grew up in a time and place that a lot...

Luckily I grew up in a time and place that a lot of what people now call prepping, was just everyday living. Grandparents (and a community in general) that raised animals and butchered them, grew...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-10-2021, 11:06 AM
Replies: 787
Views: 57,010
Posted By Jethro
Quick little video from the other night. Me and...

Quick little video from the other night. Me and a friend did a double shot on this 200 lb boar, right at 100 yards away.

https://youtu.be/UzmwguLjvUA
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-23-2021, 04:56 PM
Replies: 2,557
Views: 237,392
Posted By Jethro
I think I have a sealed box of 6.5/130 Accubonds....

I think I have a sealed box of 6.5/130 Accubonds. If I do and your other deal doesn't work out first I could use the 143 ELDX. Put me next in line if you are interested.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-23-2021, 04:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 108
Posted By Jethro
No, Thermion does not have recoil activated...

No, Thermion does not have recoil activated recording. The Trails did, but Thermion doesn't.

I just use the cord and plug my Thermion into the computer. It will come up just like any other USB...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-15-2021, 08:54 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 8,187
Posted By Jethro
Things seemed really slow this weekend from what...

Things seemed really slow this weekend from what we saw and from folks I talked to. Not much movement in areas I usually see a lot. We weren't hunting feeders though.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-11-2021, 06:02 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 8,187
Posted By Jethro
For those asking, My name is Jeff and I am...

For those asking, My name is Jeff and I am production manager at Plas-Mac, Inc. We custom build water and foam tanks for fire trucks. Big silver metal building with a white roof a mile south of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-08-2021, 06:09 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 8,187
Posted By Jethro
I always watch this thread but don't comment too...

I always watch this thread but don't comment too much since I rarely deer hunt anymore. I do have an old high school buddy coming up to hunt this weekend so I will go out with him. We will be rifle...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-22-2021, 06:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,137
Posted By Jethro
On the 120 Gold Dot, yes. Good bullet, opens...

On the 120 Gold Dot, yes. Good bullet, opens quick yet holds together good. For deer or shooting pigs around a feeder they would be great. Excellent terminal performance. They do bounce bad...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-23-2021, 05:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,792
Posted By Jethro
0000 Steel wool and Kroil. Best combination I...

0000 Steel wool and Kroil. Best combination I have found.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-13-2021, 12:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,137
Posted By Jethro
Have several good loads I use for coyotes and pig...

Have several good loads I use for coyotes and pig damage control work at night with thermal. All use CCI 450, Starline brass, and Benchmark at the moment. My favorite bullet is the 95 VMAX, but I...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-21-2021, 05:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 365
Posted By Jethro
I tune all of my loads with the suppressor I am...

I tune all of my loads with the suppressor I am going to shoot on that rifle. In my experience it can (not necessarily always, but can) change accuracy nodes.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-17-2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 2,557
Views: 237,392
Posted By Jethro
Precision reloading has .277/145 ELDX, or at...

Precision reloading has .277/145 ELDX, or at least did when I ordered some a few minutes ago. First time I had seen them in a while if anyone is looking.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-09-2021, 11:22 AM
Replies: 787
Views: 57,010
Posted By Jethro
Shannon Bug Tamer for sure! Some of the best...

Shannon Bug Tamer for sure! Some of the best money I have ever spent. It works and is not hot.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-28-2021, 03:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,408
Posted By Jethro
Actually Mike I was talking about the Forester...

Actually Mike I was talking about the Forester sizing dies, but I like their seating dies as well.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-28-2021, 09:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,408
Posted By Jethro
I'll have to go with Kong and say buy the best...

I'll have to go with Kong and say buy the best equipment you can, even if you have to scrimp and save for a while. Buy once cry once. In the end you spend less money because you aren't replacing...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-27-2021, 10:29 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,465
Posted By Jethro
Last night I loaded up some test loads using some...

Last night I loaded up some test loads using some old components I need to go ahead and burn up. I figure now is the good time to use up the last of that old stuff and and save my newer stuff. Kill...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-26-2021, 09:58 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,465
Posted By Jethro
I always love these type threads, very...

I always love these type threads, very entertaining.

Is it gouging? I wouldn't pay that, but someone will. Then again I am well prepared and maybe the other guy isn't. Which is really what all...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-24-2021, 08:41 AM
Replies: 2,557
Views: 237,392
Posted By Jethro
If any of you guys travel through OKC, it is...

If any of you guys travel through OKC, it is always worth a stop at Gene Sears in El Reno. They are only open on weekdays, no weekends. I was there on Friday and got 8lbs of H335 for $224. Tax and...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-21-2021, 12:30 PM
Replies: 2,557
Views: 237,392
Posted By Jethro
Wow that didn't last long. AA already gone, CFE...

Wow that didn't last long. AA already gone, CFE BLK still there.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-21-2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 2,557
Views: 237,392
Posted By Jethro
AA#7, AA1680, CFE BLK at mid south ...

AA#7, AA1680, CFE BLK at mid south

https://www.midsouthshooterssupply.com/dept/reloading/smokeless-powder?instock=true
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-17-2021, 09:34 AM
Replies: 787
Views: 57,010
Posted By Jethro
That is a good nights work. For sure they are in...

That is a good nights work. For sure they are in the wheat over here. Crossing over into the peanuts too, we are hunting both types of crops. Luckily not getting too much peanut damage so far this...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-13-2021, 09:51 AM
Replies: 787
Views: 57,010
Posted By Jethro
Earlier this week we stalked a decent sounder of...

Earlier this week we stalked a decent sounder of pigs out in a wheat field, intercepted them before they could get to the peanuts that had just been planted. It was 3 sows and a whole bunch of 40-50...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-11-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 596
Views: 28,159
Posted By Jethro
+12 with thermal the last 2 weeks. New total...

+12 with thermal the last 2 weeks.

New total 1021
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-04-2021, 10:43 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,297
Posted By Jethro
My wife is the administrator of a rural TX...

My wife is the administrator of a rural TX hospital. Also had one of my employees get bit a few years ago. He got hit by a medium sized rattler curled up under a rose bush at his house. He got bit...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-30-2021, 09:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,049
Posted By Jethro
Ours is a 30 amp trailer. It just would not keep...

Ours is a 30 amp trailer. It just would not keep up once temps went over the high 90's. We added a second AC in the front (master) bedroom where the roof vent was. Had it wired down to a separate...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-29-2021, 02:52 PM
Replies: 2,557
Views: 237,392
Posted By Jethro
Sure. Ill send you a pm.

Sure. Ill send you a pm.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-29-2021, 09:01 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,272
Posted By Jethro
This

This
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-29-2021, 08:51 AM
Replies: 2,557
Views: 237,392
Posted By Jethro
I have BR-2 and need some Benchmark. You are a...

I have BR-2 and need some Benchmark. You are a pretty good ways away from me though.

I have H4350 I would trade for Benchmark as well.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-28-2021, 12:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 812
Posted By Jethro
I was getting my brass $50/1500 from a guy at a...

I was getting my brass $50/1500 from a guy at a marksmanship unit, all fired in match chambers or test barrels. Good LC stuff. That source has dried up now, lol. The 62 BTHP used to sell for...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-28-2021, 09:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 812
Posted By Jethro
I personally haven't shot any of the 75's. ...

I personally haven't shot any of the 75's.

It's little brother the Hornady 62 BTHP (that once upon a time you could buy really cheap at Mid-South), I have shot a lot of those on pigs and they work...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-27-2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 596
Views: 28,159
Posted By Jethro
+2, now 987

+2, now 987
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-27-2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 682
Posted By Jethro
Up here peanut planting time starts this week. ...

Up here peanut planting time starts this week. They can do thousands of $$$ a night in damage, replanting costs. We aren't busting through brush with our tripods. We are stalking open planted...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-27-2021, 10:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 812
Posted By Jethro
If you need 556 pig bullets...

These have been in stock 24 hours now. Lots of folks talk about the Hornady Black 75 BTHP being really good on pigs in 556. I bought 2 boxes of 250 as a backup. Limit 2 boxes. Price pretty good,...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-27-2021, 09:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 682
Posted By Jethro
I have one I am using for thermal pig stalking...

I have one I am using for thermal pig stalking and coyote calling right now that I really like. In fact I like it so well I just ordered a second one. Had to order the second because my daughter...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-22-2021, 01:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,696
Posted By Jethro
Plan on, its going to be 10-15 degrees hotter in...

Plan on, its going to be 10-15 degrees hotter in the bottom of the canyon than it will be up on top, lol.

But seriously, See Texas and the Museum. Both are legendary and very good.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-22-2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,696
Posted By Jethro
For sure stop in and check out the Panhandle...

For sure stop in and check out the Panhandle Plains Museum.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-20-2021, 12:35 PM
Replies: 596
Views: 28,159
Posted By Jethro
Add 8 more from last night. Total 969

Add 8 more from last night.

Total 969
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-19-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 596
Views: 28,159
Posted By Jethro
960 new total. I think I have just shot 5 at...

960 new total.

I think I have just shot 5 at night since I updated this thread.

We had 3 helicopters flying the county this weekend, I was on one of them. Totals were 110, 105, and 118. That...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-16-2021, 09:25 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,024
Posted By Jethro
It was good talking to you the other day Randy. ...

It was good talking to you the other day Randy. You catch any fish on your trip?

I got my wife home, she is feeling a little better every day. She actually went in and worked a half day...
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