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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-25-2022, 07:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 640
Posted By Blood Trail
Rapid expansion where you would want penetration....

Rapid expansion where you would want penetration. This is like the varmint ballistic tip version of a slug.


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-21-2022, 01:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 640
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That’s a great slug gun! I have a 220 with a...

That’s a great slug gun! I have a 220 with a custom Tarhunt barrel.


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-21-2022, 12:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 640
Posted By Blood Trail
12 ga twister slug in action (YouTube video)

Here’s the YouTube video of Ethan’s hunt using the twister slug. Carnage.

https://youtu.be/VrDMTwFjsR0


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Forum: Around the Campfire 01-16-2022, 09:52 PM
Replies: 1,491
Views: 43,678
Posted By Blood Trail
When you have to dig deep in your playbook for...

When you have to dig deep in your playbook for razzle-dazzles plays to keep up, you’re already in trouble.

I told y’all from the beginning:

McCarthy will break your heart every time.

...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-08-2022, 11:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 722
Posted By Blood Trail
I’ll look him up now. Sent from my...

I’ll look him up now.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 01-08-2022, 11:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 722
Posted By Blood Trail
Another thing, this dog drinks so much water, we...

Another thing, this dog drinks so much water, we have to cut him off.

I’m taking him to vet to see if he has kidney issues.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 01-08-2022, 10:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 722
Posted By Blood Trail
Lab Retriever training questions

Bought a pup last may/June to eventually replace my lab I hunt with now.

I chose this pup because he was the biggest and the bully out of the bunch. I was hoping he would be fearless like my...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-03-2021, 10:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,628
Posted By Blood Trail
I’m overdue for a schooner and some fellowship. ...

I’m overdue for a schooner and some fellowship.


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-01-2021, 08:15 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,663
Posted By Blood Trail
I have a Para Ordnance P-14. Something about a...

I have a Para Ordnance P-14. Something about a 1911 that holds 14+1 .45 ACP does it for me.


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-01-2021, 08:12 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,730
Posted By Blood Trail
What Caliber

30 PRC.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-30-2021, 09:13 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 21,034
Posted By Blood Trail
I did on my work laptop. Sent from my...

I did on my work laptop.


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-30-2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,753
Posted By Blood Trail
.45-70 Lever Action Recoil

My 13 year old sons shoots mine all day. 45-70 ain’t as bad as some of y’all make it out to be, at least to me anyway. Sharp push.


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-30-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,822
Posted By Blood Trail
Is there a "need" for a 3.5" shotgun?

Mossberg collaborated with Federal to create the 3.5” to fill the gap between 10 and 12 ga. Once lead was outlawed, steel shot left a lot to be desired. Too light compared to lead translates to...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-30-2021, 08:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 632
Posted By Blood Trail
12 ga 6 petal Twister slug verses doe

Filmed a hunt for my son Ethan this weekend. It’ll be on my YouTube channel in a couple of days. The slug used in this hunt was the 6 petal Twister slug attached to a flex seal, X12X gas seal, and 38...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-10-2021, 01:54 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 21,034
Posted By Blood Trail
Crazy thing is, when I close my eyes, it feels...

Crazy thing is, when I close my eyes, it feels like it’s there. Went to scratch my nose a couple days ago and was about an inch too short. [emoji1]


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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-10-2021, 01:19 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 21,034
Posted By Blood Trail
Update: Had the stitches removed last...

Update:

Had the stitches removed last Monday. Healing well. Never thought how losing the tip would affect my daily life. The smallest tasks just as writing, typing, and holding a fork, I have to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-04-2021, 01:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 552
Posted By Blood Trail
It was a 200 pack. [emoji16] Between the...

It was a 200 pack. [emoji16]

Between the fire saw and bow drill, those are what I’m best at when making fires.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-04-2021, 12:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 552
Posted By Blood Trail
Bushcraft skills and tips

Bushcraft has been a major interest to me since my days as a Marine. It’s fun to get out in the woods from time to time and put them skills to use. You find what works and what don’t. Even in my...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-27-2021, 01:07 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 21,034
Posted By Blood Trail
It’s actually a flap they cut from the backside...

It’s actually a flap they cut from the backside of my finger and flipped it over


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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 10-27-2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,564
Posted By Blood Trail
Rattlecan paint job on a rusty 870.

I used Rust-o-leum camo paint. That stuff is great.


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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 10-26-2021, 10:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,564
Posted By Blood Trail
Rattlecan paint job on a rusty 870.

I hate 870’s. Anyway, got this for free a while back. Thing grows rust, no matter how much oil I soak it in. Got tired and bored this evening.

Couple hundred rubber bands and some twine got this...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-25-2021, 03:59 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 21,034
Posted By Blood Trail
Eh….mind over matter: if I don’t mind, then it...

Eh….mind over matter: if I don’t mind, then it don’t matter. [emoji57]


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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-25-2021, 03:31 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 21,034
Posted By Blood Trail
Well, first changing of the dressing took about...

Well, first changing of the dressing took about an hour. The gauze they dressed it with was 100% saturated with blood and dried rock hard like it was a cast.

Strangely enough, it smells like...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-23-2021, 03:25 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 21,034
Posted By Blood Trail
Someone said LDP’s?...

Someone said LDP’s? [emoji57]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211023/04ac5fafb1ac7591f02bee809dcde9c6.jpg
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211023/5078d8ed27ff1dbfd629465ee80b07c3.jpg


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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-21-2021, 05:48 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 21,034
Posted By Blood Trail
Thank you all! At home in a considerable, but...

Thank you all! At home in a considerable, but manageable pain.

The vid is pretty gnarly. They said the nerve block would last a couple hours. Not sure what time they’re on, but it started wearing...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-21-2021, 03:15 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 21,034
Posted By Blood Trail
Went to docs to treat a wart on my finger, then this happened….

Done! All went well. Got my finger tip in my pocket. Doc was hella cool. Was able to film the whole thing, too!

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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-20-2021, 09:19 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 21,034
Posted By Blood Trail
I know I should be mad at the dermatologist that...

I know I should be mad at the dermatologist that did this, but really, I’m not. Never was. From talking to him at my last follow-up, he seemed to feel pretty awful about it. It was just an...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-20-2021, 08:39 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 21,034
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Aight yall, tomorrow is the big dance, so around...

Aight yall, tomorrow is the big dance, so around 1300, y’all say a little prayer for ya boy. I opted not to get put under, so they’ll do it in the doctors office. They’ll inject my hand with a nerve...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-18-2021, 04:34 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 21,034
Posted By Blood Trail
Ok, so the surgery date is scheduled for this...

Ok, so the surgery date is scheduled for this Thursday. They’ll numb the mess out of it and perform the amputation right in the doc’s office.

Wednesday at work, we’re having an early...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-15-2021, 08:54 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,051
Posted By Blood Trail
Rabies is probably the most deadliest pathogen...

Rabies is probably the most deadliest pathogen known to man with an almost 100% fatality rate if left untreated.

Once you start showing symptoms (usually about a month), it’s too late.

And...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-15-2021, 08:07 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 21,034
Posted By Blood Trail
Man, my buddy Jeff came in clutch with the custom...

Man, my buddy Jeff came in clutch with the custom tee. [emoji16][emoji16][emoji16]

Funny thing is, we’re Facebook friends but never met in person. My man drove all the way down from Wichita Falls...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-14-2021, 09:47 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 21,034
Posted By Blood Trail
I really appreciate that, Doug. Sent...

I really appreciate that, Doug.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-14-2021, 09:47 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 21,034
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Hey, least it’s not Covid. [emoji57] At this...

Hey, least it’s not Covid. [emoji57]

At this point, laughing about it is all I can do.

Thank you, brother.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-14-2021, 08:52 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 21,034
Posted By Blood Trail
Update on my zombie finger: Saw the hand...

Update on my zombie finger:

Saw the hand surgeon yesterday. He said what I have is known as “dry gangrene”, which is actually a good thing in my situation. It denotes no infection.

He also...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-11-2021, 10:52 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 21,034
Posted By Blood Trail
Shot my bow today with my middle finger. Worked...

Shot my bow today with my middle finger. Worked great. [emoji16]


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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-11-2021, 09:29 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 21,034
Posted By Blood Trail
Thanks for the prayers, y’all. Update: I go...

Thanks for the prayers, y’all.

Update: I go to the hand specialist Wednesday. I was hopeful that they could save my finger tip, but now I don’t think that’s a possibility. I’m pretty certain I’ll...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-05-2021, 09:26 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 21,034
Posted By Blood Trail
I’ll see a hand specialist next week. The...

I’ll see a hand specialist next week. The dermatologist thinks they can go in and clean up the dead tissue.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-04-2021, 11:08 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 21,034
Posted By Blood Trail
I feel great. Looking slightly better. They may...

I feel great. Looking slightly better. They may be able to abrade it instead of removing it. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211005/6d14dcfffc74369fc058801d24f5433f.jpg...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-04-2021, 08:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 869
Posted By Blood Trail
Great results with the Russian 12ga Twister slug

You have to purchase the mold from AS-Bullet Company out of Russia and cast them.


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-04-2021, 08:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 869
Posted By Blood Trail
This was using my savage 212. Sent from...

This was using my savage 212.


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-04-2021, 08:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 869
Posted By Blood Trail
Acts as a skirt and helps with the flight...

Acts as a skirt and helps with the flight stability.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-04-2021, 04:34 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 21,034
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Yeah, it looked nothing like that last year when...

Yeah, it looked nothing like that last year when the used liquid nitrogen before they did the yeast injection. That doctor was very conservative with the liquid nitogen as he didn’t want to kill the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-04-2021, 12:33 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 21,034
Posted By Blood Trail
Thanks y’all! I have feeling in my finger tip and...

Thanks y’all! I have feeling in my finger tip and the discoloration is just a huge blood blister that’s getting smaller.

Sucked this happened. Just glad that it didn’t happen to any of y’all.
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-03-2021, 09:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,855
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Mike, so glad all is well with you, brother. ...

Mike, so glad all is well with you, brother.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-03-2021, 09:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,439
Posted By Blood Trail
I got nuthin. Still tryna figure out how to open...

I got nuthin. Still tryna figure out how to open a bag of pretzels in the stand and I hate pretzels.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-03-2021, 09:40 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 21,034
Posted By Blood Trail
No. It split open. Trying to keep stuff out that...

No. It split open. Trying to keep stuff out that may cause an infection.

On another note, shout out to the guys at work who sent me a bag of prosthetic fingers.

Looks legit. [emoji57]...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-03-2021, 09:15 PM
Replies: 1,491
Views: 43,678
Posted By Blood Trail
[emoji23][emoji23][emoji23] Sent from my...

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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-03-2021, 09:14 PM
Replies: 1,491
Views: 43,678
Posted By Blood Trail
Dallas Cowboys

The only weakness I see in the organization is your head coach. You’ll see.

Signed,

A Packers Fan

“Better yall than us”


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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-03-2021, 09:11 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,084
Posted By Blood Trail
Thanks Joe Biden. Got dudes out here eating road...

Thanks Joe Biden. Got dudes out here eating road kill yard birds. Times getting hard out there.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-03-2021, 09:07 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 21,034
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All my fingers are trigger fingers. I’m that...

All my fingers are trigger fingers. I’m that dangerous.


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