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Forum: Around the Campfire 05-11-2022, 06:17 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,340
Posted By Cottonfish
This whole mess is why I try to own reliable...

This whole mess is why I try to own reliable vehicles these days. I worked at a local auto parts store in Clute in '79 and '80, then the Hi-Lo stores in College Station and Huntsville after that...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-07-2022, 06:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,360
Posted By Cottonfish
This. OP, you have just transitioned life...

This.

OP, you have just transitioned life roles into that of the patient and tolerant instructor. This young man must be trained. :D

Stu
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-07-2022, 06:35 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,198
Posted By Cottonfish
I am saddened, and we are all diminished, by this...

I am saddened, and we are all diminished, by this news. Alas, the Taquito is still the righteous anchor of the morning menu. With a senior cup of coffee. The regular menu has dropped in quality...
Forum: Bownanza 2022 03-31-2022, 06:14 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,794
Posted By Cottonfish
Big cookers and propane - Double D-med cooker...

Big cookers and propane - Double D-med cooker w/propane , Tony 1 cooker and propane . Jamesdad07 cooker possible. I’m borrowing Jeremy’s big cooker and I have 2 20lb bottles. Stu - 30lb bottle...
Forum: Bownanza 2022 03-31-2022, 04:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,316
Posted By Cottonfish
Yew gone sale sum dem grammatical books, Randy? ...

Yew gone sale sum dem grammatical books, Randy? I'd bye won wen I git their.

Stu
Forum: Bownanza 2022 03-31-2022, 02:47 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,794
Posted By Cottonfish
Likely at day break when they start the pits. ...

Likely at day break when they start the pits.

Stu
Forum: Bownanza 2022 03-30-2022, 02:03 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,794
Posted By Cottonfish
I'll bring my 90qt Igloo and a 30lb tank of...

I'll bring my 90qt Igloo and a 30lb tank of propane.

Stu
Forum: Bownanza 2022 03-28-2022, 12:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,863
Posted By Cottonfish
Ordered for pickup at Nanza. Thanks, Mary. ...

Ordered for pickup at Nanza. Thanks, Mary.

Stu
Forum: Bownanza 2022 03-27-2022, 04:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,863
Posted By Cottonfish
Just waiting on the word to pre-order! Stu

Just waiting on the word to pre-order!

Stu
Forum: Bownanza 2022 03-24-2022, 07:04 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,794
Posted By Cottonfish
Sorry I'm late to the party, had to trade working...

Sorry I'm late to the party, had to trade working this weekend for being off next weekend (insurance appraiser, we're busy!). I'll contribute $50 or $100, whatever is needed. I also have a 90qt...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-24-2022, 02:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,397
Posted By Cottonfish
You must subject it to the trials of flame and...

You must subject it to the trials of flame and compression. Stomp it and burn it, only way to be sure.

Stu
Forum: Bownanza 2022 03-17-2022, 04:07 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,297
Posted By Cottonfish
Cottonfish - Stuart Swenson

Cottonfish - Stuart Swenson
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 03-01-2022, 10:28 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,921
Posted By Cottonfish
That engine's gonna be brutal in a 16' hull,...

That engine's gonna be brutal in a 16' hull, especially with a 2.3:1 and a 4-blade. Work on getting your pitch set just right to keep blade tip speed at the prop manufacturer's recommendation and...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 03-01-2022, 06:54 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,921
Posted By Cottonfish
Very nice! A set of Inconel exhaust valves will...

Very nice! A set of Inconel exhaust valves will help keep the motor from eating a valve at night a long way from the boat ramp.......

Good luck!

Stu
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-21-2022, 09:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 793
Posted By Cottonfish
64-66 base model mustang. Higher trims had the...

64-66 base model mustang. Higher trims had the round speedo gauge.

Stu
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-21-2022, 08:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 516
Posted By Cottonfish
Never shot an animal with them, but have run a...

Never shot an animal with them, but have run a bunch through a suppressor.

Stu
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-09-2022, 03:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 192
Posted By Cottonfish
PM sent. Stu

PM sent.

Stu
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-06-2022, 02:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,382
Posted By Cottonfish
PT is most important, cannot stress that enough! ...

PT is most important, cannot stress that enough! I've had both hips replaced, left in 2013 and right in 2016. I'm 62 now and (the hips, anyway) feel better than I have in 40 years. Was up the day...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-24-2022, 06:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 655
Posted By Cottonfish
Best thing you can do is to research the value of...

Best thing you can do is to research the value of your vehicle in case they declare it a total loss. Then you will know whether the settlement figure they offer is reasonable or not, and you can...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-23-2022, 04:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 458
Posted By Cottonfish
I have the exact same gun, and I have a 3-15...

I have the exact same gun, and I have a 3-15 VX5-HD in Talley 1pc low rings on mine. Light, strong, and simple.

Stu
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-20-2022, 02:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 539
Posted By Cottonfish
Let the insurance company do their initial...

Let the insurance company do their initial estimate, then get the vehicle to the shop of your choice and they will supplement insurance for anything else they need. Easy peasy.

Stu
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-17-2022, 04:59 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,839
Posted By Cottonfish
Summer 1977, I had saved enough from working at...

Summer 1977, I had saved enough from working at McDonald's to pay $800 for this 1968 Mustang. It had a 200 6-cyl, 3spd standard, and an air conditioner. But, I was 17 and had tools so it soon had a...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-15-2022, 02:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,471
Posted By Cottonfish
Have one of these on grandson's RAR 6.5CM, and...

Have one of these on grandson's RAR 6.5CM, and like it a lot. Especially for the price!

Burris Fullfield E1 Rifle Scope 4.5-14x 42mm Matte
https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1548612225?pid=612225...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-14-2022, 03:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,282
Posted By Cottonfish
I am GREATLY saddened about Bud Jones, used to go...

I am GREATLY saddened about Bud Jones, used to go there for breakfast occasionally and really enjoyed it.

Loggins has always been good. Need to drag my wife down there, she's never been.

Stu
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-12-2022, 06:25 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 19,702
Posted By Cottonfish
In with a two-queen room......wait, that didn't...

In with a two-queen room......wait, that didn't sound quite right.....:eek:

Stu
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-03-2022, 06:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,084
Posted By Cottonfish
I got one for what ended up being the grandson's...

I got one for what ended up being the grandson's rifle, all I had to do (IIRC) was "finish" the inletting a bit to allow the action to sit correctly in the stock before glass bedding it. It's a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-01-2022, 11:02 AM
Replies: 531
Views: 16,225
Posted By Cottonfish
Prayers for all of y'all, family and friends. ...

Prayers for all of y'all, family and friends.

Stu
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-01-2022, 10:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 972
Posted By Cottonfish
I bought a 6.5CM Ridgeline in early 2021, have...

I bought a 6.5CM Ridgeline in early 2021, have stayed with factory ammo (Hornady 140HP, some 143 ELDx, and S&B 140gr SP) for the first 35 rounds, and still have 15 to go. Am following their...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-11-2021, 11:48 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,130
Posted By Cottonfish
Federal HST 124gr 9mm and 230gr .45acp, I also...

Federal HST 124gr 9mm and 230gr .45acp, I also have some Winchester Ranger 124gr +P+ 9mm that I use in longer barrels.

Stu
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-03-2021, 07:00 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,941
Posted By Cottonfish
I deal with this a lot at work. Latest was a...

I deal with this a lot at work. Latest was a 2002 F250 gas motor truck they took the cat and sensor from while parked directly in front of they guy's front door in a heavily-traveled apartment...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-03-2021, 06:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,369
Posted By Cottonfish
That's VERY interesting, thanks for the tip! I...

That's VERY interesting, thanks for the tip! I have enough of other popular powders that I could trade for Varget if I have to.

Stu
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-03-2021, 06:42 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,953
Posted By Cottonfish
Had an 1895ss with the standard-length (22"?)...

Had an 1895ss with the standard-length (22"?) barrel back in the late 2000's, killed one deer with it. Poor little doe........hit low on the rib cage and it looked like a wooden boat grounded on a...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-03-2021, 06:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,369
Posted By Cottonfish
I'm glad the issue of burn rates was brought up. ...

I'm glad the issue of burn rates was brought up. I've read that Varget (or other faster burners) is a better choice for lighter bullets in 7mm-08, and may eventually play around with some 120gr...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-02-2021, 06:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,369
Posted By Cottonfish
I've used 140 Bergers before, in a .284...

I've used 140 Bergers before, in a .284 Winchester I had my first Huskemaw scope on. Was satisfied with accuracy and terminal performance on game (Pronghorn). My current consolidation consideration...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-01-2021, 10:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,369
Posted By Cottonfish
Definitely handloading, but one of my other...

Definitely handloading, but one of my other considerations is the ability to use factory ammunition if necessary. I'll start with 140gr bullets but I'm also intrigued by the ability of the 7mm-08 to...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-01-2021, 08:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,369
Posted By Cottonfish
Short Barrel 7mm-08

I'm in the planning stages of what may be my last rifle project (nothing ominous, just consolidating stuff). It will be a 7mm-08 hunting rifle using 140gr bullets (I have lots of components) for...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-01-2021, 08:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,235
Posted By Cottonfish
I kind of have the same issue with an older M700...

I kind of have the same issue with an older M700 Classic in 7RM, it has the old brown Remington recoil pad that is now petrified. That, and age is creeping up on me as it is for all of us, and I...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-20-2021, 11:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 689
Posted By Cottonfish
I'm going to give it to the middle of next year,...

I'm going to give it to the middle of next year, so SA can iron out some of the minor issues I've seen in YouTube videos, and magazine availability improves. I had a Browning MKIII as a carry gun in...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-12-2021, 03:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 497
Posted By Cottonfish
I seem to remember several years ago when 6.5CM...

I seem to remember several years ago when 6.5CM brass wasn't so available that folks were "creating" it out of 22-250 brass........

Stu
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-11-2021, 04:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 815
Posted By Cottonfish
I'm definitely interested. Had an original...

I'm definitely interested. Had an original Browning MKIII as a carry gun in the late '90's, remember that it wasn't rated for +P ammo. I wonder if the SA gun will be with its forged frame, slide,...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-11-2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 231
Posted By Cottonfish
I have an E1 on grandson's RAR 6.5CM compact,...

I have an E1 on grandson's RAR 6.5CM compact, seems to be a decent quality scope for minimal cost. I like the simple BDC reticle in it. I think the Droptine is their baseline model, kinda like a...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-11-2021, 07:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By Cottonfish
Extremely interesting that it appears to wear the...

Extremely interesting that it appears to wear the original barrel, any buyer would be sure to want the muzzle wear and throat erosion measurements. That brake will likely have to come off the get a...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-08-2021, 05:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 307
Posted By Cottonfish
A family member had this done, don't know where...

A family member had this done, don't know where or by who, but the bedding appears to extend well past the lug into the chamber area:

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The more I think about it, the more I think I'll...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-07-2021, 07:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 307
Posted By Cottonfish
Barrel Replacement - Bedded Stock

I have a nice Remington 700BDL short action with the original BDL wood stock, that has been pillar and glass bedded. I'm considering a barrel replacement, does this pose any unique or special...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-07-2021, 06:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,031
Posted By Cottonfish
Really nice deer, BT, and a great story. We...

Really nice deer, BT, and a great story. We haven't been seeing much yet this season.

Stu
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-07-2021, 06:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,249
Posted By Cottonfish
Mobil 1, have new oil drippings from numerous oil...

Mobil 1, have new oil drippings from numerous oil changes and will never have to buy "gun" oil again. It's a "multi-viscosity" blend. :D

Stu
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-05-2021, 06:02 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,088
Posted By Cottonfish
That's absolutely outstanding, Bill! Best of...

That's absolutely outstanding, Bill! Best of luck to your dad, hope he tags a good one with that M99! My dad is also 89, but his hunting days are behind him now.

Stu
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-08-2021, 05:24 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 8,230
Posted By Cottonfish
Dang, over 10 years ago.......I'M old now, too. ...

Dang, over 10 years ago.......I'M old now, too. :(

Stu
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-29-2021, 11:23 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,137
Posted By Cottonfish
Picked up a 12 pack of Light in cans last night...

Picked up a 12 pack of Light in cans last night at Wally World, will do some taste testing tonight.

Stu
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-19-2021, 09:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,717
Posted By Cottonfish
Hey there brother Timm.......good to hear from...

Hey there brother Timm.......good to hear from you.

Stu
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