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Forum: Around the Campfire Today, 11:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,985
Posted By okrattler
This is the one I caught Saturday laying next to...

This is the one I caught Saturday laying next to a den.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) Yesterday, 08:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 682
Posted By okrattler
What are you gonna be shootin with it? For...

What are you gonna be shootin with it? For varmints 150 yards or less I vote for the Savage B-Mag in .17WSM.
Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 08:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,985
Posted By okrattler
That first one was a big sucker. I caught one...

That first one was a big sucker. I caught one yesterday but the wind picked up and had them hiding today. Probably another week or so of nice weather and they're gonna come out.
Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 07:08 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,937
Posted By okrattler
I'd guess 250-275, somewhere in there probably.

I'd guess 250-275, somewhere in there probably.
Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 12:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 983
Posted By okrattler
Interesting karate class you got there.

Interesting karate class you got there.
Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 10:47 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,347
Posted By okrattler
If God wanted me to hunt from the sky he woulda...

If God wanted me to hunt from the sky he woulda gave me wings.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 03-06-2021, 12:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,775
Posted By okrattler
I think the accuracy issues most guys run into...

I think the accuracy issues most guys run into with the .22mag has to do with the ammo rather than the gun. Mine is the most accurate with 40 grain bullets. I can put bullets through the mouth of an...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-06-2021, 11:35 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,224
Posted By okrattler
Some reality checks are a lot more harsh than...

Some reality checks are a lot more harsh than others. The reality that a friend will never walk again or that I'll never see a loved one again have been the hardest to accept in my life. Moving...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-06-2021, 11:17 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,224
Posted By okrattler
Very true. But if you don't have a dog how can...

Very true. But if you don't have a dog how can you feel happiness that,that dog will bring you?

That applies to a lot of things in life. I surround myself with things that make me happy. I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-06-2021, 04:31 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,224
Posted By okrattler
First off I don't worry about anyone's business...

First off I don't worry about anyone's business but my own. If I hear someone sigh or I think they're having a rough day they better not expect me to ask what's wrong. I don't need that negativity in...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-05-2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 939
Posted By okrattler
If I was protecting Biden I'd forget to put the...

If I was protecting Biden I'd forget to put the magazine in mine too.

At the first sign of trouble I'd drop my rifle and point my finger at the threat. Pew,pew,bang,bang,bang,pow,pow!!!
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-05-2021, 08:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 963
Posted By okrattler
Most taxidermist that I know will do shoulder...

Most taxidermist that I know will do shoulder mounts on deer before they start working on predators and such. Because the deer mounts they can finish faster. But it shouldn't take that long for them...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-04-2021, 09:04 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,426
Posted By okrattler
Oh yeah that stuff is oily so it's hard to clean...

Oh yeah that stuff is oily so it's hard to clean off of anything. Anything that's made out of any kind of fabric it don't come out of.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-04-2021, 08:42 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,426
Posted By okrattler
If you shoot a jackrabbit and throw it in the...

If you shoot a jackrabbit and throw it in the trap you'll catch skunks too. You'd be surprised what those nasty things will eat. A lot of people don't look at them as killers or meat eaters but they...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-04-2021, 02:18 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,426
Posted By okrattler
Gotta bring this back up. I've shot at least one...

Gotta bring this back up. I've shot at least one skunk every evening for the past week. One evening I shot 3 in the same area. Once you shoot one and it sprays others are going to show up as I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-03-2021, 10:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,576
Posted By okrattler
I was "helping" clean pheasants and quail at a...

I was "helping" clean pheasants and quail at a young age and looking at bits and pieces of prairie dogs after my Uncle and Grandpa got done shooting them. I don't wear women's clothing and murder...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 03-03-2021, 09:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,775
Posted By okrattler
If I wanted to get serious about spending money...

If I wanted to get serious about spending money on a rimfire I'd get a Franklin Armory F17.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 03-03-2021, 06:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,775
Posted By okrattler
Oh I bet that is a sweet gun. I wouldn't mind...

Oh I bet that is a sweet gun. I wouldn't mind seeing them come out with a .22WSM. The 20 and 25 grain v-max both have worked fine putting down critters in my buddies rifle but I'd like to see them...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 03-03-2021, 01:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 760
Posted By okrattler
I've killed a few in the Fall with mine and my...

I've killed a few in the Fall with mine and my buddy has too. It'll get the job done.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-02-2021, 11:53 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,148
Posted By okrattler
No but I was a kid once. Nobody cared how long my...

No but I was a kid once. Nobody cared how long my hair got and it wouldn't have mattered if they did then and it don't matter now.;)b

I rarely miss work and rarely get a haircut and I don't shave...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-01-2021, 09:22 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,148
Posted By okrattler
I don't have kids but I think kids should have...

I don't have kids but I think kids should have the freedom to be individuals. When they get out into the real world they're going to need to learn good work ethic which needs to start at school....
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 03-01-2021, 07:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,775
Posted By okrattler
I will say that the .17WSM smokes both of them....

I will say that the .17WSM smokes both of them. I've shot coyotes,badgers,skunks,armadillos a grey fox and a beaver and small stuff like prairie dogs with my buddies .17WSM. It'll kill a coyote with...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 03-01-2021, 05:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,775
Posted By okrattler
For bigger critters I prefer the .22mag. I've...

For bigger critters I prefer the .22mag. I've killed a lot with both but a badger is about the biggest animal I'd expect the .17hmr to kill consistently. If I were targeting animals over 15 pounds...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-28-2021, 10:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 565
Posted By okrattler
That's ridiculous. One box used to be $12 and...

That's ridiculous. One box used to be $12 and some change at one point.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-28-2021, 04:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,618
Posted By okrattler
Tires are too freakin expensive to be changing...

Tires are too freakin expensive to be changing them like you change underwear. I buy used tires so it helps but still.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-28-2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,618
Posted By okrattler
Pretty much when the wires are showing most of...

Pretty much when the wires are showing most of the time if I'm being honest. So however thick the rubber is.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-28-2021, 07:31 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,155
Posted By okrattler
I'd probably go with a .224 Valkyrie if I was...

I'd probably go with a .224 Valkyrie if I was switching cartridges. But I'd probably try a heavier grain bonded bullet in .223 beforehand. I've seen where softpoints blew up on bone while huntin...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-27-2021, 12:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,169
Posted By okrattler
Cheaper than dirt. They must own land in Texas.

Cheaper than dirt. They must own land in Texas.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-27-2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,169
Posted By okrattler
I used to buy those for $15-20......I would go...

I used to buy those for $15-20......I would go the rest of my life without ever shooting another .22 if that's what it costs to shoot one.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-27-2021, 09:28 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 9,611
Posted By okrattler
Well you know regardless of who you are fights...

Well you know regardless of who you are fights always end one of two ways. You're either the winner or you're not. You never can tell just by looking at a person what the outcome will be. You walk up...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-27-2021, 09:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,873
Posted By okrattler
It may vary from person to person. Personally I...

It may vary from person to person. Personally I think store bought is the way to go.

Sometimes being unique,special,above average can be achieved. It just takes a little money.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-27-2021, 03:41 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 3,459
Posted By okrattler
Shot a big raccoon yesterday evening with the...

Shot a big raccoon yesterday evening with the .17HMR using CCI 20 grain Gamepoint. He was climbing out of a well on top of an old well house. I shot him and he fell back in it. I would have got him...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-26-2021, 10:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,873
Posted By okrattler
I guess I don't understand the question. Average...

I guess I don't understand the question. Average is the same as ordinary. Is that what you're asking? Are we trying to think of synonyms for the word average?

Average is......pretty much every...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-26-2021, 10:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,077
Posted By okrattler
I've shot a few with a rifle in the Fall. It's...

I've shot a few with a rifle in the Fall. It's not necessarily easy to hit a turkey in the head with a rifle especially if it's moving.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-26-2021, 02:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,999
Posted By okrattler
In today's world we'd be lucky if it was a Mrs....

In today's world we'd be lucky if it was a Mrs. The gays are gonna be mad that Mr. Potato Head isn't bisexual.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-26-2021, 04:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,077
Posted By okrattler
I figured it was shotgun only or bow in the...

I figured it was shotgun only or bow in the Spring. That's how it is in Oklahoma so I guess I just assumed. In the Fall you can use a rifle or a pistol here. I think getting a turkey with a pistol...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-25-2021, 10:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,999
Posted By okrattler
They went from GI Joe to this? I don't get it....

They went from GI Joe to this? I don't get it. Who gets offended by a toy?........not the kind that adults play with. I can see where those could get offensive.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-24-2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,135
Posted By okrattler
I've killed a bunch and seen a bunch killed with...

I've killed a bunch and seen a bunch killed with 130 grain Remington Hog Hammer. Which has a Barnes bullet in it. I've hit hogs between the eyes with that bullet, which people claim is the worst shot...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-23-2021, 08:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,764
Posted By okrattler
I did too. Slipped and fell flat on my back....

I did too. Slipped and fell flat on my back. Couldn't do nothin about it. My head bounced off the concrete like a basketball. Felt like it knocked me cross eyed.

That's pretty dangerous stuff. I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-23-2021, 02:27 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 3,395
Posted By okrattler
Any way you can make them. Except raw......

Any way you can make them. Except raw......
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-23-2021, 01:53 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,496
Posted By okrattler
Missed an Oklahoma coyote yesterday evening and...

Missed an Oklahoma coyote yesterday evening and killed a Kansas coyote last night.

#98
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-21-2021, 09:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 842
Posted By okrattler
Ammo or gun manufacturing.

Ammo or gun manufacturing.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-21-2021, 08:33 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,050
Posted By okrattler
Sounds like a prairie dog shoot kinda. That's...

Sounds like a prairie dog shoot kinda. That's fun!;)b
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-21-2021, 08:32 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,050
Posted By okrattler
I think you may have to get a depredation tag or...

I think you may have to get a depredation tag or something. I looked at the rules and it said you can shoot them if they're being a nuisance or destroying crops. Which leaves me with one...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-21-2021, 07:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,501
Posted By okrattler
As if that matters? We have a lot of deer around...

As if that matters? We have a lot of deer around here. Should I cut their ears off and shoot coyotes that come in when I find a fawn? That's the stupidest **** I've ever heard. And a lame excuse to...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-21-2021, 05:29 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,050
Posted By okrattler
Well yeah he is the law. That's how a lot of them...

Well yeah he is the law. That's how a lot of them are. I've heard of game wardens doing stuff they'd give people a ticket for a lot.:D

Just buy a few cats and they will get rid of the grackles. I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-21-2021, 01:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,493
Posted By okrattler
I saw some Canadian geese standing out in a field...

I saw some Canadian geese standing out in a field the day after it got -30 at night. I bet they were thinking they were back home. They're probably thinking about flying to Florida for the Winter...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-21-2021, 12:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,501
Posted By okrattler
Or if you're not into the whole animal cruelty...

Or if you're not into the whole animal cruelty thing buy a predator call.......

This is 2021. That sort of technology does exist now.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-20-2021, 11:18 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,050
Posted By okrattler
I think grackles are protected so my vote is...

I think grackles are protected so my vote is .223,.204 or 22-250 so it blows them everywhere and leaves little evidence that there was one ever there.

But if I was just shooting squirrels probably...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-20-2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,181
Posted By okrattler
As much as people were freaking out over a little...

As much as people were freaking out over a little snow and cold weather I'd say 98% of people in Texas probably better stick to city livin.
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