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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) Yesterday, 11:45 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Mike D
6.5mm 120 Gold Dots available at Midway - Better Hurry!

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1019830051?pid=726278


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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-25-2021, 01:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 574
Posted By Mike D
Looks awesome. Great smoke ring on the brisket. ...

Looks awesome. Great smoke ring on the brisket.

Did you cook the brisket by time, feel or internal temp?

I love my Maverick 1250. One piece of advice; go ahead and buy an extra hot rod. I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-24-2021, 01:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 587
Posted By Mike D
How many drops do you need to pull? Can you...

How many drops do you need to pull?

Can you buy the cable and pay some younger folks to pull it for you?

Do you have a way to crimp the connectors on and test the cable?


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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-24-2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,275
Posted By Mike D
https://www.cnet.com/home/kitchen-and-household/be...

https://www.cnet.com/home/kitchen-and-household/best-coffee-maker/


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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-24-2021, 09:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,101
Posted By Mike D
You are wasting time suppressing any rimfire that...

You are wasting time suppressing any rimfire that is supersonic. A .223 will sound the same suppressed and youíll have a much higher kill probability by not using rimfire.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-23-2021, 05:37 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By Mike D
Oof

I use a reflex style sight on my bow. I anchor the string at the tip of my nose and line it up with the outer edge of my sight.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-23-2021, 11:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,831
Posted By Mike D
This is the problem today. Most kids arenít...

This is the problem today. Most kids arenít taught that there are rules in life and they may not like them. Also regardless of what some folks say, they need structure.

School is not the place to...
Forum: Recipes 10-23-2021, 11:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,615
Posted By Mike D
Iíll pass up whitetail to eat Axis. But...

Iíll pass up whitetail to eat Axis.

But Iíll take the first target of opportunity.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-23-2021, 11:49 AM
Replies: 13
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Views: 1,157
Posted By Mike D
This. Or after a lot of shooting you donít even...

This. Or after a lot of shooting you donít even need the kisser.

You just need consistent repeatable anchor points.


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-23-2021, 11:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 662
Posted By Mike D
Iím not convinced that is correct but in your...

Iím not convinced that is correct but in your scenario you are just swapping your labor for theirs.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-23-2021, 11:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 363
Posted By Mike D
Canít help you with a dealer but anything Toyota...

Canít help you with a dealer but anything Toyota or Honda will serve you well for a long time.


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-23-2021, 11:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,281
Posted By Mike D
Fiber optic front, peep style rear. Sent...

Fiber optic front, peep style rear.


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-22-2021, 01:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 662
Posted By Mike D
I recently purchased my first set of ARC rings...

I recently purchased my first set of ARC rings and ooooooffff they are extremely nice.


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-22-2021, 01:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 662
Posted By Mike D
I didnít know they made rings. Cool. ...

I didnít know they made rings. Cool.


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-22-2021, 01:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,076
Posted By Mike D
https://youtu.be/Xm8wAXkVaxU Sent from my...

https://youtu.be/Xm8wAXkVaxU


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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-22-2021, 01:44 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,585
Posted By Mike D
This is very freaking cool, congrats! ...

This is very freaking cool, congrats!


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-21-2021, 08:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 490
Posted By Mike D
I built my Socom specifically for shooting subs....

I built my Socom specifically for shooting subs. The 300 blackout with huge expanding subs just doesnít have the *** to push through. The Socom has 4x the energy on target as the blackout.


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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 10-21-2021, 01:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,340
Posted By Mike D
Mine did fine over the 4-5 years I was on mine. ...

Mine did fine over the 4-5 years I was on mine.

You do have to be diligent with your off season maintenance. Make sure everything is tight and all bushings replaced before season and you are...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-21-2021, 06:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 702
Posted By Mike D
golf cart batteries

My cart got 7 years on my last set of Trojans and I admittedly did not maintain them like I should have. However they were destructive to everything, needed attention very often and needed cleaning...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-20-2021, 09:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 487
Posted By Mike D
Heavier buffer or spring isnít going to help gas...

Heavier buffer or spring isnít going to help gas from getting back in the chamber, if anything it will make it worse by delaying unlocking and opening of the bolt.


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-20-2021, 09:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 490
Posted By Mike D
The 458 Socom Rex bullets will definitely expand...

The 458 Socom Rex bullets will definitely expand a sub velocities. I havenít shot an animal with one yet but this one was recovered from my dirt back stop from about 40 yards.
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-19-2021, 07:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 702
Posted By Mike D
Those look like regular cranking batteries. I...

Those look like regular cranking batteries. I donít they are going to do well in your cart.

Also is your buggy set up with 4x12v batteries or 6x8v?


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-19-2021, 03:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 512
Posted By Mike D
I would get the lowest rings possible, especially...

I would get the lowest rings possible, especially for a kid. His head needs to be down on the stock for sure.


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-16-2021, 02:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,076
Posted By Mike D
My favorite hunting Bullet is the Nosler...

My favorite hunting Bullet is the Nosler Partition.

I just wish they would make a tipped version of it.


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-15-2021, 06:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,760
Posted By Mike D
Thereís no need to require .243 minimum caliber. ...

Thereís no need to require .243 minimum caliber.

.224 bullets are plenty capable of killing deer and at longer distances than some people think.

All of my kids have killed plenty of deer with...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-15-2021, 05:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 925
Posted By Mike D
The cartridge is fine. If you want to buy good...

The cartridge is fine. If you want to buy good factory Ammo itís a good choice. If you are a hand loader you can outperform it pretty easily.


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-13-2021, 08:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 612
Posted By Mike D
And unless you are running the ATACR the glass is...

And unless you are running the ATACR the glass is just ok.


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-13-2021, 08:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 441
Posted By Mike D
Chargemaster 1500 will do what you want. ...

Chargemaster 1500 will do what you want.


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-13-2021, 09:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 922
Posted By Mike D
Iíve only had issues with the pins sticking in...

Iíve only had issues with the pins sticking in 6.5mm caliber brass. It tends to get stuck in the necks.

Nothing will get brass as clean as ss pin tumbling, especially primer pockets so I will...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-13-2021, 09:19 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,238
Posted By Mike D
My personal top 3 would be Iowa, Kansas and...

My personal top 3 would be Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska.


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-12-2021, 07:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 922
Posted By Mike D
Exactly the same process here. Sent from...

Exactly the same process here.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-12-2021, 07:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 403
Posted By Mike D
If you are willing to drive to Weatherford Texas...

If you are willing to drive to Weatherford Texas Diesel Power has done good work on my Cummins.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-12-2021, 06:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,471
Posted By Mike D
See my response above. Sent from my...

See my response above.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-12-2021, 06:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,471
Posted By Mike D
Doesnít the law say ďproof of financial...

Doesnít the law say ďproof of financial responsibilityĒ?

I may be wrong.


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-12-2021, 12:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 612
Posted By Mike D
1). There are many variables and different test...

1). There are many variables and different test methods that are not consistent across manufacturers. Also some people like Hodgdon will use a generic bullet and provide a safe load that will work...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-12-2021, 12:42 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,200
Posted By Mike D
Bye bye John Gruden

I havenít seen the emails and donít really care. All I want to know is how did we become such a nation of pansies?


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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-12-2021, 12:33 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,471
Posted By Mike D
Playing devilís advocate here. If itís a fraud do...

Playing devilís advocate here. If itís a fraud do you have it and if so, why?


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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-11-2021, 07:38 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,554
Posted By Mike D
Why is Buc-cees biased against west texas???

The piece of property Iím talking about is west of those apartments that were recently built.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-11-2021, 07:37 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,554
Posted By Mike D
Iíd rather have a Buccees than all of the dang...

Iíd rather have a Buccees than all of the dang apartments popping up around here.

At least the people who stop and visit Buccees leave without screwing things up!

Bring on the Buccees!

...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-11-2021, 02:46 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,554
Posted By Mike D
Thereís been a lot of development along I20 &...

Thereís been a lot of development along I20 & Centerpoint since this thread was active.

I see a large parcel being cleared and leveled on the frontage road just west of the Walmart.

Any idea...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 10-11-2021, 02:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,425
Posted By Mike D
Does your BMS not have a shunt with it? ...

Does your BMS not have a shunt with it?


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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-10-2021, 11:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,228
Posted By Mike D
I think probably 1Ē minimum. The resistance for...

I think probably 1Ē minimum. The resistance for that distance will hinder flow a lot on small diameter pipe.


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-09-2021, 11:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 781
Posted By Mike D
I agree they are picky but they worked just fine...

I agree they are picky but they worked just fine on Axis and are very accurate in my wifeís 6.5x47 Lapua.

Build better guns! [emoji12][emoji1787]


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-08-2021, 07:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 781
Posted By Mike D
They do have a low velocity expansion threshold...

They do have a low velocity expansion threshold of a claimed 1300fps.

But still being a bonded bullet there shouldnít be core/jacket separation.


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-08-2021, 03:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 781
Posted By Mike D
Thatís odd since they are a bonded bullet. ...

Thatís odd since they are a bonded bullet.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-08-2021, 03:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 249
Posted By Mike D
Yup. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk...

Yup.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-08-2021, 03:41 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 6,937
Posted By Mike D
To go along with this mine is people that say no...

To go along with this mine is people that say no worries or no problem as a response when I say thank you.

The proper response is youíre welcome.

This ainít Australia and I hope it wasnít a...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-07-2021, 08:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,201
Posted By Mike D
This is the ticket right here. Very stable and...

This is the ticket right here. Very stable and doesnít take up as much room as a tripod. If you use a primos trigger stick like T8 mentioned itís even better because the height is easily adjusted.
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Forum: Recipes 10-07-2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,041
Posted By Mike D
Cajun Blakeís bourbon pecan pie recipe is on...

Cajun Blakeís bourbon pecan pie recipe is on point!

Iíve made it at thanksgiving and Christmas for several years now and thereís rarely any leftovers.

I use pecan halves mixed in and never...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-06-2021, 07:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 781
Posted By Mike D
What was your experience with them and what was...

What was your experience with them and what was the tough game?

Iíve only killed axis with them but they flat hammer axis.


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