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Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 08:58 PM
Replies: 89
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Posted By Mike D
Never gonna happen. Sent from my iPad...

Never gonna happen.


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Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 02:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,957
Posted By Mike D
I need to clean and organize my shop but...

I need to clean and organize my shop but something always comes up.

Todayís example:https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210919/a91ed851cf8ba4a18d85f4e39a13d044.jpg


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) Yesterday, 02:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 242
Posted By Mike D
I would be concerned with lack of expansion in a...

I would be concerned with lack of expansion in a .223/5.56.

I shoot them in my 22-250 Ackley but my muzzle velocity is 3500fps.


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Forum: D-I-Y Projects Yesterday, 10:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,093
Posted By Mike D
If this is a cart you plan to keep, find some...

If this is a cart you plan to keep, find some Nissan Leaf Gen 3 3S7P lithium cells and donít look back.

If you plan to flip it I would find a reasonably priced set of lead acid and go from there....
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-18-2021, 02:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,366
Posted By Mike D
Yes. But it appears you were making a lot...

Yes.

But it appears you were making a lot of wild assumptions.


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-18-2021, 02:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,366
Posted By Mike D
Whatís the difference between had the gun...

Whatís the difference between had the gun showing/printing and all of it showing via open carry?


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-17-2021, 07:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,366
Posted By Mike D
Constitutional carry, make sure you know the law

Itís amazing how freedom scares some people.

People should mind their own **** business.


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-14-2021, 10:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,520
Posted By Mike D
ugly annealer

I guarantee itís as fast or faster than any flame annealer and if youíre just that lazy you can get an auto feeder attachment for it. It takes less than 3 seconds per case average on 308 size cases. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-14-2021, 09:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 958
Posted By Mike D
I donít know how big your shop is but mine is...

I donít know how big your shop is but mine is 30x50 with 16í sides and I only need (8) 2íx2í lights to make it plenty bright.
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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-14-2021, 09:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,386
Posted By Mike D
Well it finally happened

To answer your question, yes. We were blessed to be born here. They can do it the legal way or GTFO of my country.


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-13-2021, 09:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 586
Posted By Mike D
Heck no I wouldnít use those for .223. Iíll...

Heck no I wouldnít use those for .223.

Iíll be glad to take them off your hands though.


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-13-2021, 08:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,121
Posted By Mike D
They canít (so far) get the guns so they go after...

They canít (so far) get the guns so they go after the ammo.


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-12-2021, 04:35 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,973
Posted By Mike D
They are still available but come at a premium...

They are still available but come at a premium price. Probably the most affordable are the Cooper rifles.

I have some wood furniture guns but they typically stay in the safe because I use my...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-12-2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 893
Posted By Mike D
Gun safe advice?

Iíll go against the manual dial recommendations. I had 2 go bad less than 2 years apart.

Iíve had my AMSEC electronic for 10 years and have only changed batteries twice. Has never failed to open....
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-10-2021, 06:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,679
Posted By Mike D
Based on your first statement Iíd say it sounds...

Based on your first statement Iíd say it sounds scope related.


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-10-2021, 01:31 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,155
Posted By Mike D
Iím pretty sure it shows sold. Whoever paid that...

Iím pretty sure it shows sold. Whoever paid that price got bent over for sure.

It was all I could do to bite my tongue and not say anything in that ad.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-09-2021, 02:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,983
Posted By Mike D
Iíve never had a fun experience pulling a tongue...

Iíve never had a fun experience pulling a tongue pull travel trailer behind a 1/2 ton of any make.

It just plain sucks especially if you are used to a 3/4 ton or larger.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-09-2021, 01:57 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,771
Posted By Mike D
FWIW you can get a trap door drip tray with the...

FWIW you can get a trap door drip tray with the Pitts & Spitts. Thatís what I have in mine for the same reason you mentioned.


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-09-2021, 01:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 459
Posted By Mike D
Got multiple new loads to work on before this coming seaon

An 8 twist should easily stabilize 140 grain 6.5mm bullets. Thatís all Iíve shot in my 6.5-284 and more recently my 260 Remington with the factory 5R barrel. I recently had the 260 rebarreled with a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-09-2021, 01:41 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,639
Posted By Mike D
Costco. Sent from my iPhone using...

Costco.


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-09-2021, 10:58 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,032
Posted By Mike D
You donít have to have a magnum to have speed....

You donít have to have a magnum to have speed. 22-250 comes to mind.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-08-2021, 06:34 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,771
Posted By Mike D
Which pellet smoker?

The premium brands are Pitts & Spitts, Rec Tec and Yoder. These are built to be lifetime units and are very heavy duty.

All of the others I have looked at are cheaper, thinner metal and most...
Forum: Recipes 09-07-2021, 08:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,339
Posted By Mike D
That looks fantastic! Sent from my iPhone...

That looks fantastic!


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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-06-2021, 07:19 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,073
Posted By Mike D
Weird. Pit Boss pellets are known to be low...

Weird. Pit Boss pellets are known to be low quality using a lot of kiln dried saw dust and other fillers and binders. The very first smoke I did on my pellet smoker was terrible with them. Literally...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-06-2021, 10:41 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,073
Posted By Mike D
Lumberjack, Bear Mountain and B&B are my...

Lumberjack, Bear Mountain and B&B are my preferred pellets and in that order.

I always use oak pellets for brisket.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-04-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,481
Posted By Mike D
I want to run these but they donít make them in...

I want to run these but they donít make them in the size I want.

My next ones will either be the Falken Wild Peak AT3 or the Kenda Klever AT.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-04-2021, 11:02 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,481
Posted By Mike D
Weird how experiences differ. Iím on my 2nd set...

Weird how experiences differ. Iím on my 2nd set of Toyo AT2 after all 4 of the first ones were replaced due to belt separation.

They still suck. Wet pavement traction is non existent. I can roll...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-03-2021, 04:13 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,161
Posted By Mike D
**** Anthony, why you be dissiní on 2 of my...

**** Anthony, why you be dissiní on 2 of my favorite calibers? [emoji3]


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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-02-2021, 08:10 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,982
Posted By Mike D
Whataburger still makes the best FAST FOOD burger...

Whataburger still makes the best FAST FOOD burger available.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-02-2021, 01:50 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,669
Posted By Mike D
See told...

See told yaÖÖhttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210902/db4670eca836cc8ceece1504c68a5a82.jpg


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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-02-2021, 01:45 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,669
Posted By Mike D
Lol! [emoji23][emoji23][emoji23] Sent...

Lol! [emoji23][emoji23][emoji23]


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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-01-2021, 08:17 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,637
Posted By Mike D
Youíd be surprised. They made $$ on the...

Youíd be surprised.

They made $$ on the scope you bought.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-01-2021, 08:16 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,263
Posted By Mike D
I figured youíd pay $2 NOT to have turkeys....

I figured youíd pay $2 NOT to have turkeys. [emoji23][emoji23]


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-01-2021, 08:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,520
Posted By Mike D
Itís sure nice and fast though. Eric...

Itís sure nice and fast though.

Eric Cortina did a bullet seating tension test with it vs an Anneal EZ (I think) flame annealer and the AMP was more consistent in seating tension and more...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-01-2021, 08:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,669
Posted By Mike D
I can understand your confusion. Texans think it...

I can understand your confusion. Texans think it is KrogerS. [emoji57]


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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-01-2021, 08:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 454
Posted By Mike D
Uhhhhh that looks like a 6933 SBR. Thatís doesnít...

Uhhhhh that looks like a 6933 SBR. Thatís doesnít appear to be a pistol brace.


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-01-2021, 01:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,520
Posted By Mike D
Why the pan of water? Wouldnít that harden the...

Why the pan of water? Wouldnít that harden the brass right back up?


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-31-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,520
Posted By Mike D
I went all out. ...

I went all out.

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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-31-2021, 08:27 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,780
Posted By Mike D
Go-To Gun 2021-2022 Deer Season

Probably my plain old boring 308 again. Stuff just dies when it comes out.

Unless my current project gets done before season ends.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 08-30-2021, 09:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,463
Posted By Mike D
I talked to a company about this a while back but...

I talked to a company about this a while back but didnít try it at the time.

What part of the state is your friend in?


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-30-2021, 06:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,137
Posted By Mike D
I donít understand the confusion on the new law,...

I donít understand the confusion on the new law, it doesnít say itís open carry only and open carry has been legal for a few years now.

As to the first target nonsense, it is just that internet...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-30-2021, 06:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 465
Posted By Mike D
You donít have to buy a new phone. They sell...

You donít have to buy a new phone. They sell models back to the XR or maybe a little older.

Also I would go to the Apple Store and request a new SIM card before I did anything else. Most of the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-30-2021, 01:33 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,637
Posted By Mike D
No doubt. Some of the replies are pathetic...

No doubt.

Some of the replies are pathetic and childish.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 08-29-2021, 08:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,463
Posted By Mike D
Shot Crete a pond?

Bentonite is NOT a guarantee. I have a neighbor that has spent thousands of $$ on Bentonite, clay, etc. he finally put a liner in and it holds water now.

If you are gonna try Bentonite, donít...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-29-2021, 11:40 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,935
Posted By Mike D
I picked up some Golden Pilsner at H‑E‑B to see...

I picked up some Golden Pilsner at H‑E‑B to see what they hype us about.

Itís a solid Meh at best from me.


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-27-2021, 09:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,093
Posted By Mike D
Alpha Munitions

My point was the Lapua brass had no problem making that jump but the alpha crushed every time.

I actually have a 6mm-30 tapered expander on the way.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 08-27-2021, 07:33 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,735
Posted By Mike D
My next tires are gonna either be the Falken...

My next tires are gonna either be the Falken Wildpeak AT3 or the Kenda Klever.


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-27-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,093
Posted By Mike D
Iím finding the Alpha brass to be very soft. ...

Iím finding the Alpha brass to be very soft.

Iím playing around with a potential wildcat cartridge based on a 6BR or 6 Dasher case necked up to 30 cal.

I have no issue necking the Lapua brass...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-27-2021, 08:10 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,735
Posted By Mike D
Same here. The Toyos are absolutely horrible on...

Same here. The Toyos are absolutely horrible on wet roads.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 08-26-2021, 09:22 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,735
Posted By Mike D
Iíve gotten over 150k miles on 2 sets of BFGs on...

Iíve gotten over 150k miles on 2 sets of BFGs on my Ram 2500 diesel.

I currently have a set of Toyo AT2 and absolutely despise them.


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