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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-01-2022, 12:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 427
Posted By PlanoDano
You know you are right. Now I think about it I...

You know you are right. Now I think about it I would not trade that feeling for anything.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-01-2022, 12:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 423
Posted By PlanoDano
I was right handed and left eye dominant for 2...

I was right handed and left eye dominant for 2 decades. I initially learned to shoot with a left handed bow. Eye dominance switched and I found it easy to shoot a right handed bow. Bowhunting is the...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-30-2022, 11:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 427
Posted By PlanoDano
Adrenaline release

I do not get an adrenaline release often but, I have had a few and found it impossible to take a good shot. It has always been with a rifle and never with a bow. It has always been at short range...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-27-2022, 09:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 876
Posted By PlanoDano
Most years my hunting rifles get hard use. FS...

Most years my hunting rifles get hard use. FS roads, hiking 9 to 15 miles a day. Even been known to be strapped to backpack while riding a dirt bike. Under $1500 I am using NF shv f1.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-18-2022, 02:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 469
Posted By PlanoDano
Looks like a consensus. That is what I am going...

Looks like a consensus. That is what I am going to do. Thanks everyone thor your input.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-18-2022, 12:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 469
Posted By PlanoDano
Adding a livescope questions

Adding a livescope with new Garmin uhd 93 sv. I already have a hummingbird SI /DI I use while under motor. The 93 sv was actually cheaper with an SI/DI transducer. Livescope transducer will be...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 09-14-2022, 12:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 842
Posted By PlanoDano
I refuse to use ground blinds. Every position...

I refuse to use ground blinds. Every position sucks after a while. If it is warm everything itches. limited vision.
I have had great success with a ghost blind over a pop up.
Saddle is a great way...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-04-2022, 12:48 AM
Replies: 783
Views: 111,657
Posted By PlanoDano
Maybe if dry there will be less ticks. I did well...

Maybe if dry there will be less ticks. I did well 2014-2016
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 08-30-2022, 08:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,412
Posted By PlanoDano
In the rut I have watched mulies raking small...

In the rut I have watched mulies raking small trees and brush like an elk. I have never seen another buck come in to it though.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-29-2022, 04:20 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,517
Posted By PlanoDano
I am not that simple. Still carrying release,...

I am not that simple. Still carrying release, flashlight, marking tape and most important toilet paper. I don't want to try leaves or spend the day with an arse taco.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-29-2022, 04:12 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,510
Posted By PlanoDano
I used to carry my wife on one every year until...

I used to carry my wife on one every year until she decided to quit getting sun. It was great - one cruise a year with a good attitude with my wife would punch my fishing and hunting ticket for the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-29-2022, 01:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 598
Posted By PlanoDano
BTW my dog quartered instinctively. You are not...

BTW my dog quartered instinctively. You are not that far away from decent woodcock hunting.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-29-2022, 01:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 598
Posted By PlanoDano
They are great and my wife is happier that I went...

They are great and my wife is happier that I went with English Cocker as you do not have to sweep up as much as with a lab. You never have to look for your dog as they never get that far from you...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-29-2022, 01:24 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,281
Posted By PlanoDano
What do you call high end. I usually have a BM...

What do you call high end.
I usually have a BM bugout or grip in my pocket but I do not consider them high end. I might carry something different when hunting or camping but then again I might not....
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-29-2022, 01:01 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,337
Posted By PlanoDano
I leave a check under the mat and my lawn...

I leave a check under the mat and my lawn magically get mowed.

I knew some Arkies that would sit on the front porch and "marvel" at how well the fire ant hills were growing in their yard.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-29-2022, 12:46 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,517
Posted By PlanoDano
Never carry a side arm while hunting, I am always...

Never carry a side arm while hunting, I am always trying to simplify. Reduce to the minimum then reduce some more.

Unlike Playa I always hunt in full pants. I had an unfortunate chigger encounter...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-28-2022, 07:31 PM
Replies: 444
Views: 27,679
Posted By PlanoDano
Still into real estate investments and have no...

Still into real estate investments and have no intention of returning to stocks. I sold a lot of my holdings over the last year which amounted to taking profits and was planning to stay in cash...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-25-2022, 11:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,323
Posted By PlanoDano
Offshore fishing is great August, September and...

Offshore fishing is great August, September and part of October.
Hiking is good local and great a few hours north.
I do not Bass fish but knew a couple of officers out of central that flirted with...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-25-2022, 10:58 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,200
Posted By PlanoDano
Apparently I am too old but, being that Sly Stone...

Apparently I am too old but, being that Sly Stone and Keith Richards are still kicking I might have a few good years left.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-21-2022, 10:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 730
Posted By PlanoDano
I always have several with me and swap them out...

I always have several with me and swap them out every few hours for a less slobbered one. It probably shouldn't make a difference but I do it.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-21-2022, 08:27 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 34,908
Posted By PlanoDano
Dang the timing, Good Luck.

Dang the timing, Good Luck.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-21-2022, 08:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 730
Posted By PlanoDano
I use Bugling Bull diaphram calls. Usually the...

I use Bugling Bull diaphram calls. Usually the white or green.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-17-2022, 01:08 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 9,243
Posted By PlanoDano
I like that....Favorite JB quote is "It's a...

I like that....Favorite JB quote is

"It's a fine line between Saturday Night and Sunday Morning"
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-15-2022, 03:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,022
Posted By PlanoDano
Tikka gets more for the ember color about $1200...

Tikka gets more for the ember color about $1200 total. Seekins is around $1800. I looked at the Seekins hard when I last went buying but did not go that way. I do like the integrated picatinny rail...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-15-2022, 02:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,022
Posted By PlanoDano
T3x and PH2 are not at the same price point. Sako...

T3x and PH2 are not at the same price point. Sako S20 is closer to the PH2 in price from Beretta and is in my eye superior if the weight is not to much.

Tx3 and Seekins are a tossup in my eyes
...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-13-2022, 11:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 938
Posted By PlanoDano
I have mostly Tikkas including one in 7mm-08....

I have mostly Tikkas including one in 7mm-08. Unlike the other poster I prefer the T3x stock over the Bell and Carlson stock. I have upgraded one rifle to a KRG Bravo stock and really like it. I have...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 08-12-2022, 11:03 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 7,534
Posted By PlanoDano
Shooting Hoyt Ventum 33 on the ground PSE...

Shooting Hoyt Ventum 33 on the ground
PSE Ferocity from a tree
Have a PSE Bowmadness Epix I haven't decided whether to hand it down or not. Shoots sweet
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-08-2022, 07:28 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,005
Posted By PlanoDano
I went from 9 bolt action rifles to just 2 (a...

I went from 9 bolt action rifles to just 2 (a hunting rifle and a practice rifle). But suddenly I turn around and am back up to 4.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-13-2022, 11:55 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,927
Posted By PlanoDano
I was tempted by the Maven C4 15X56 binos -20% =...

I was tempted by the Maven C4 15X56 binos -20% = $560 for prime day as i was in the market for some 15x binos. I opted for Meopta b1 with no discouynt instead.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-03-2022, 07:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,904
Posted By PlanoDano
Hard to believe it but Meth has been rampant in...

Hard to believe it but Meth has been rampant in West Texas going 40 years now. It has probably been in a lot of other rural areas that long also I am just not as familiar with other areas. You never...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-03-2022, 07:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,424
Posted By PlanoDano
I always go solo. Last year was the first I...

I always go solo. Last year was the first I missed in the last 20 due to a sickness in the family. I used to primarily hunt Idaho but getting good tags in Idaho is not as easy as it used to be. I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-21-2022, 12:13 PM
Replies: 7,839
Views: 722,769
Posted By PlanoDano
I have some friends who are going to be first...

I have some friends who are going to be first timers. I try to tell them less is more but they are deaf. They are putting everything in the world on a 20 ft trailer to drag up the mountain. They even...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-17-2022, 05:37 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,910
Posted By PlanoDano
yes and no

yes and no
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-16-2022, 10:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,486
Posted By PlanoDano
Here is a stress test with Kuiu, Stone Glacier,...

Here is a stress test with Kuiu, Stone Glacier, Mystery Ranch and others.
https://www.gohunt.com/video/backpack-teardown-the-gohunt-stress-test#gs.3ua09p

I pack really light for 3 nights and use...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-11-2022, 02:48 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,750
Posted By PlanoDano
Current mountain rifle is in 7mm-08. backup...

Current mountain rifle is in 7mm-08.

backup is a 6.5 prc
been thinking of reducing recoil considered 6mm cm or fast twist .243 before ordering a Sako S20 in 6.5 cm. For now the 7mm-08 is still my...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-04-2022, 03:50 PM
Replies: 7,839
Views: 722,769
Posted By PlanoDano
It is definitely getting tougher to draw. Woods...

It is definitely getting tougher to draw. Woods are packed with rookies but we all started somewhere. I am 0 for 3 this year and one draw was a set of units that is usually 100% second choice. I am...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-02-2022, 08:31 PM
Replies: 444
Views: 27,679
Posted By PlanoDano
I do not think the Fed is done yet. Just noticed...

I do not think the Fed is done yet. Just noticed last weekend, every restaurant parking lot was full. I drove a neighbors kid to work at an outlet shopping center and got into a traffic jam at the...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-31-2022, 08:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 889
Posted By PlanoDano
6 inch target. I mostly miss high. I think you...

6 inch target. I mostly miss high. I think you just hit on my issue - I have never kept cold bore dope. I have never thought it made that much difference.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-31-2022, 08:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 889
Posted By PlanoDano
I was mainly talking about the difference in hit...

I was mainly talking about the difference in hit rates 1st shot out of a cold rifle at longer ranges vs moving to longer range after shooting some rounds at 100 and 200. I hit at a much higher rate...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-31-2022, 12:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,585
Posted By PlanoDano
308 is more than enough. The real question is...

308 is more than enough. The real question is what are you going to shoot off of. Start practicing with pack and trekking poles because you are not likely to find that tripod in the prone position...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-31-2022, 12:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 889
Posted By PlanoDano
Eye opening practice

One common phrase I hear is "I want to be able to take animals to X00 yards" usually 600. I am not in the league of the long range shooters on this board but would love to hear them chime in. I...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-24-2022, 09:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,346
Posted By PlanoDano
All the scopes below are tough and will do the...

All the scopes below are tough and will do the job. Pick a price point

SWFA SS 6X $300
SWFA SS HD 3-9X42 $600
Nightforce shv 4-14X50 f1 $1400
Nightforce atcar 4-16X42 f1 $2800
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-22-2022, 05:29 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,476
Posted By PlanoDano
Fire ants, hogs, eyeworms, and drought all...

Fire ants, hogs, eyeworms, and drought all factors for sure. I think an unmentioned factor is round up resistant crops which kills all the cover around some fields. I have a really nice flusher in...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-22-2022, 02:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 800
Posted By PlanoDano
+1 you have to do it every few years of some...

+1 you have to do it every few years of some jackets. Same for silnylon tarps and some tents.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-14-2022, 09:20 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,580
Posted By PlanoDano
Ever notice the places where shade would help...

Ever notice the places where shade would help there are no trees and where there is lots of shade it doesn't help.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-04-2022, 01:06 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 11,326
Posted By PlanoDano
Probably not so bad since you at least know and...

Probably not so bad since you at least know and talk to some of your neighbors. Most of DFW the neighbors barely know each other. Having come from a small town where most folk have a good ideal of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-04-2022, 12:22 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 11,326
Posted By PlanoDano
If you do shake their hands. Mess cooks worked as...

If you do shake their hands. Mess cooks worked as hard as anyone to keep us free. The Disbursing Clerk was my favorite person at least twice a month. All hands are at equal risk while on a warship. I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-27-2022, 01:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,614
Posted By PlanoDano
Amen +1: As long as we keep buying prices will go...

Amen +1: As long as we keep buying prices will go up. I should not say we because I am not playing the game. My 2012 F150 stays parked until I do something truck worthy, I do day to day stuff in a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-27-2022, 12:00 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,805
Posted By PlanoDano
I like visiting the mountains in August. I no...

I like visiting the mountains in August. I no longer enjoy being in Texas in August. I work out for power year round but do not always watch my weight. Spending August hiking and fly fishing seems to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-24-2022, 05:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 723
Posted By PlanoDano
Thanks, I will try one of their 10X42 at $199.

Thanks, I will try one of their 10X42 at $199.
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