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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-17-2021, 05:35 PM
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Posted By softpoint
A good read on it here....

A good read on it here. https://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2021/05/to-the-governor-texas-passes-suppressor-freedom-act/
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-17-2021, 04:57 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,274
Posted By softpoint
I disagree with that. It's no longer "PC" to be...

I disagree with that. It's no longer "PC" to be anti-gun. Firearm sales have hit record highs for years now. That says a lot more to me than the handful of fake media organizations. Firearms and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-17-2021, 04:45 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,274
Posted By softpoint
It is stupid. And the ATF classifies it as a...

It is stupid. And the ATF classifies it as a firearm, and it doesn't fit their own definition of firearm.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-17-2021, 09:00 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,274
Posted By softpoint
It's a milestone. Just like states legalizing...

It's a milestone. Just like states legalizing marijuana, whether you agree with those states or not, they set precedent in states rights. The feds are not intervening as it was assumed they might....
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-16-2021, 09:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 687
Posted By softpoint
Had it happen years ago, got water in a diesel 1...

Had it happen years ago, got water in a diesel 1 ton. Station denied I got bad fuel from them and basically told me I must have got the bad fuel somewhere else. They never did anything. If you have...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-15-2021, 09:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,604
Posted By softpoint
That's like...100% of them...

That's like...100% of them...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-13-2021, 08:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,836
Posted By softpoint
I haven't found a tree yet I couldn't take down...

I haven't found a tree yet I couldn't take down by first "girdling" it, or "ringing" it with a hatchet and then spraying that ring with a 80/20 mix of diesel and Remedy. Pronone pellets will also...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-10-2021, 06:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,729
Posted By softpoint
Kubota has an extensive lineup. You can go as...

Kubota has an extensive lineup. You can go as "commercial" and as pricey as you like. Another is one of the oldest zero turn brands, the Grasshopper.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-08-2021, 10:36 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,802
Posted By softpoint
I had one of those several years ago. I didn't...

I had one of those several years ago. I didn't have much success with it. It trapped some mosquitos, but must have attracted more than it trapped. It didn't help.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-08-2021, 08:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 987
Posted By softpoint
I was gifted a Spypoint last year. It has a solar...

I was gifted a Spypoint last year. It has a solar charger on the camera, and i haven't had any problems with it so far. Not sure of the model, it says Link S and LTE on the front.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-07-2021, 09:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 588
Posted By softpoint
I have Rise. It's either that or satellite, or...

I have Rise. It's either that or satellite, or Verizon. I've tried them all. Satellite sucks, unless that is all you can get. Verizon worked well, but they got expensive if it was used a lot. We are...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-07-2021, 08:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,604
Posted By softpoint
Those aren't venomous. To borrow a phrase though,...

Those aren't venomous. To borrow a phrase though, those are rude. I can't stand rude behavior in a snake. Won't tolerate it. Shotgun fixes it.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-06-2021, 08:29 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,832
Posted By softpoint
I also load the .45 caliber 300 grain XTP in my...

I also load the .45 caliber 300 grain XTP in my Freedom .454 Casull, but haven't shot any game animal with it yet. Only killed one pig with that pistol so far, and it was a cast bullet.
I likely...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-06-2021, 08:03 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,832
Posted By softpoint
I have a .44 caliber XTP 300 grain bullet laying...

I have a .44 caliber XTP 300 grain bullet laying around here somewhere that I retrieved from a buck deer several years ago. It was fired from a .444 Marlin at about 125 yards, almost went the full...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-04-2021, 12:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 492
Posted By softpoint
Built a BUNCH of them over the years for...

Built a BUNCH of them over the years for oilfield. Eight feet wide. 12 pipes if 2 7/8 top pipe, 13 pipes if doing 2 3/8 top pipes. I still have the channel iron spacers I used. I used a variety of...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-04-2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 287
Posted By softpoint
I use very few gas checks anymore on .44 bullets....

I use very few gas checks anymore on .44 bullets. Powder coating has negated the need for them on most pistol bullets. And powder coat keeps both auto pistols and revolvers MUCH cleaner. I wish I had...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-03-2021, 08:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,016
Posted By softpoint
I'm a landowner, and I don't feel that way. Nor...

I'm a landowner, and I don't feel that way. Nor do I refer to other hunters as "some dumbass with a weapon" I'd let someone hog hunt here. The problem is, the hogs don't come in on cue. They won't...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-03-2021, 01:30 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,973
Posted By softpoint
Don't trust them, either, but my father once said...

Don't trust them, either, but my father once said he bought a bowl of chili in a border town, and after eating part of it found a tough morsel in it, and upon inspecting it, it looked like a small...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-03-2021, 12:20 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,973
Posted By softpoint
Not sure I'd buy boxed meat from any place that...

Not sure I'd buy boxed meat from any place that had a reputation for eating dogs and cats, and dismembering rival cartel members. But that's just me...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-03-2021, 11:35 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,016
Posted By softpoint
I don't own enough land to consider letting...

I don't own enough land to consider letting others hog hunt it, but if there is that much liability attached to letting someone on your property, maybe we should be sterilizing and poisoning lawyers...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-03-2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,016
Posted By softpoint
This^^

This^^
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-03-2021, 11:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,894
Posted By softpoint
I'd do a bolt action for a "first" rifle. Both...

I'd do a bolt action for a "first" rifle. Both Marlin 39's and Winchester 9422's are overpriced, IMHO, and parts availability on the 9422 is already kind of spotty. The Henry is a good rifle, as...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-02-2021, 07:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 814
Posted By softpoint
Had mine taken out about 6 years ago. Robotic...

Had mine taken out about 6 years ago. Robotic surgery, assume that's how they do all of them now? Day surgery, and went home. Easy recovery, no after effects. I had a couple of attacks leading up to...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-30-2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 596
Posted By softpoint
me

me
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 05-30-2021, 08:40 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,928
Posted By softpoint
Every venomous snake I see on my place gets...

Every venomous snake I see on my place gets killed. There are easier, safer methods to get rid of mice than keeping copperheads and rattlesnakes around the house. I don't care if venomous snakes...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-29-2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,866
Posted By softpoint
All poisonous snakes caught around the house here...

All poisonous snakes caught around the house here have their heads bludgeoned into an unrecognizable bloody paste....
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-27-2021, 06:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 952
Posted By softpoint
Jut had one drilled last summer. $10k here. can't...

Jut had one drilled last summer. $10k here. can't remember exactly how deep, I'm thinking 280 feet though.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-26-2021, 07:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 665
Posted By softpoint
And, yes, you can use shorter brass in it, but...

And, yes, you can use shorter brass in it, but accuracy is likely to suffer. I don't have any load data here handy for it, but a medium burn powder such as 3031 would probably be useful in it....
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-24-2021, 10:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 665
Posted By softpoint
Buffalo Arms. And the B78 and the 1885 Brownings...

Buffalo Arms. And the B78 and the 1885 Brownings are as strong as the Ruger #1's I have both a B78 and a 1885.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-22-2021, 09:08 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,115
Posted By softpoint
I had an Excalibur, several years ago. Big,...

I had an Excalibur, several years ago. Big, bulky, and reliable. If I had to pick one to be able to use a long time with little maintenance, I'd get another one. I am looking to get something a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-21-2021, 07:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 774
Posted By softpoint
Been there. Used several different insoles. Some...

Been there. Used several different insoles. Some helped, none very much. Got some of the RedWing insoles and I'm hooked on them. They are about $60 if I remember correctly, but worth every penny....
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-21-2021, 08:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,200
Posted By softpoint
Thanks, I have everything except the bingo chips,...

Thanks, I have everything except the bingo chips, I'll make a substitute..lol..I have some card wads. I have plenty of Blue Dot and Longshot.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-20-2021, 09:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,200
Posted By softpoint
Interested in the details on both the two and...

Interested in the details on both the two and three ball loads. .
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-20-2021, 03:25 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,558
Posted By softpoint
Life of batteries....In just a few years, the...

Life of batteries....In just a few years, the vehicle is basically worth 0, because it needs batteries... Even if you don't put many miles on it, or especially if you don't put many miles on it?
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-16-2021, 02:59 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,524
Posted By softpoint
I was once told that there are two things that...

I was once told that there are two things that will always inhabit the earth, no matter how many you kill, coyotes and roaches. So I shoot every one I see. And they get their vengeance too, one...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-16-2021, 02:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 374
Posted By softpoint
I checked into this a few years ago. I could tow...

I checked into this a few years ago. I could tow my 21 foot boat behind my 29 foot fifth wheel legally, here in Texas, and every state going to Florida, except for Florida. It wasn't legal in...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-09-2021, 06:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,525
Posted By softpoint
Wind. Gusts to 40-45 mph. where I was at...

Wind. Gusts to 40-45 mph. where I was at yesterday.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-05-2021, 09:39 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,427
Posted By softpoint
This^^. I have 2 Kubota tractors and an RTV from...

This^^. I have 2 Kubota tractors and an RTV from there.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-02-2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,159
Posted By softpoint
My Dr. told me that the vaccine was 85-95%...

My Dr. told me that the vaccine was 85-95% effective in preventing covid from making me sick enough to need any kind of medical treatment. And 100% effective in preventing death from covid. Said...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-01-2021, 03:14 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,726
Posted By softpoint
This place is something else, sometimes, ain't...

This place is something else, sometimes, ain't it...:D
Forum: Recipes 05-01-2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,347
Posted By softpoint
I didn't plant any Habanero peppers this year,...

I didn't plant any Habanero peppers this year, but I have both Ghost peppers and Scorpion pepper plants doing well. Wondering what the ratio would be to make some out of those and it not be too hot...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-01-2021, 10:36 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,159
Posted By softpoint
Lots of serious diseases were virtually wiped out...

Lots of serious diseases were virtually wiped out by vaccines many years ago. Before the internet came along and made vaccines less effective...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-01-2021, 09:32 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,159
Posted By softpoint
I tend to agree. I got vaccinated. My family...

I tend to agree. I got vaccinated. My family doctor and i talked about it. He advised it. I respect his opinion and the opinion of healthcare professionals and medical scientists over the opinions of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-30-2021, 08:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,267
Posted By softpoint
Only seen two coral snakes on my place in 40...

Only seen two coral snakes on my place in 40 years. Never any rattlers, but have seen 2 timber rattlers not far from here. Several cottonmouths around the pond, and have to kill 6 to 10 dang...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 04-29-2021, 09:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,714
Posted By softpoint
Having been a self-employed welder for about 40...

Having been a self-employed welder for about 40 years, I've had a number of opportunities to repair-restore old cast iron stoves, wash pots, and the like. Much of that old cast iron simply cannot be...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-29-2021, 12:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,176
Posted By softpoint
Had a friend get bit several times several years...

Had a friend get bit several times several years ago. Nasty wounds/sores, he wound up moving out of that house, but not primarily because of the spiders. he got bit again in the new home he moved...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-29-2021, 11:56 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,056
Posted By softpoint
I'd never let a tax appraiser inside. My personal...

I'd never let a tax appraiser inside. My personal belongings, furniture, etc. are none of their business.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-29-2021, 09:24 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,056
Posted By softpoint
Property tax is one of the marks of a socialist...

Property tax is one of the marks of a socialist society. It's a fine for being productive and choosing to acquire something. For the wife and I, the biggest check we write all year is for the right...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-25-2021, 06:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,302
Posted By softpoint
Stick with that LaRue, you'll be happy. I 've had...

Stick with that LaRue, you'll be happy. I 've had a bunch of AR triggers some much more costly than the LaRue, But I'd be happy with it all day long...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-24-2021, 02:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,675
Posted By softpoint
My material list would be "oxygen and acetylene,...

My material list would be "oxygen and acetylene, scrap steel and lumber." I've never heard of such here in Brazos county. I have five home made trailers right now. I've never been asked for anything...
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