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Wife and I will be leaving late tomorrow evening for Texas. Hoped to get into some hogs but that kind of fell through.
We will heading down south of San Antonio and then over to Rockport to fish for the day. We are going down to visit with an old friend that I met on a forum and we went hunting a few times together.
For my wife’s sake I hope we don’t hit the whiskey to hard. We can be a handful after too many.
My wife hasn’t been down there on any of the times I have gone so this is her first. I REALLY hope she likes Texas.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / First day out
« on: October 05, 2018, 02:34:10 PM »
Skipped morning for evening hunt. Almost shot a coyote. Warm and cloudy.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / 19 years today
« on: October 02, 2018, 01:06:50 PM »
My wife said “I do” to me on this date 19 years ago. Many hard times but glad she stuck it out.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Youth season
« on: September 30, 2018, 07:40:18 AM »
My youngest daughter went out this morning. Her phone alarm went off on the way to the woods, after I told her to make sure the sound was turned off.
We had a few deer huffing at us from the start.
She had a buck in front of her coming out of the corn but it was a hard shot so she passed. I told her I would rather that she only shoots if she is 100%.
He walked back into the corn and neve came back out. We had a couple deer down wind of us that started hollering at us. Then she had to go to the restroom so the hunt was ended.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Put the blind out today
« on: September 03, 2018, 04:25:01 PM »
Did some digging and brush removal. I usually put my blind on a hillside so that was where most of the digging went on. Had some tall stuff outside the blind too.
I also moved my tripod. Nothing major there. Moved it about 40 or so yards back so we could see on either side of a ravine.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Shot the .375 Ruger today
« on: July 24, 2018, 01:13:03 PM »
My ammo came in so I had to take a shot in the backyard. Recoils was not as bad I thought it would be. Its not one that you want to shoot several rounds from the bench but with a good grip and weight forward it won’t kill you.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / .375 Ruger
« on: July 11, 2018, 06:54:20 AM »
After talking to one or two people over the last few years about buying a .375 H&H I decided to buy a .375 Ruger instead.
I was turned on too another model after I was pointed in this direction. I went with the least expensive route.
I should say that I never plan to hunt Africa because I will not be able to ever have the time off work that would allow me to go and the cost also hampers it.
I will never hunt Brown/Grizzly bears either. I don’t have that kind of money.
So you ask why would I want one. Well, because I want one. That’s all it is.
I can hunt pigs and even use it for deer if I choose too. I can pull it out occasionally and let someone who has never shot one pull the trigger a couple times.
I plan on buying a few boxes of ammo and dies. I eventually will prolly put something like a 2-7x scope on it. It comes with rifled sights which will be alright. More than anything it will be one of my “fun guns”.

Archery / New strings came in today
« on: July 09, 2018, 02:39:59 PM »
I ordered two strings for my Excalibur from a guy out of Virginia. 8 pt custom strings.
Look pretty nice. I think he does strings for other than Excalibur crossbows so if anyone needs strings that won’t break the bank in colors of your choice he might be a good option for you.
His email is 8ptcustomstrings.com and his name is Mike Collins.

Archery / Spare strings
« on: June 23, 2018, 05:43:02 PM »
I ordered two flemish strings for my Excalibur. Really nice knowing I will not need to find a bow shop if something happens.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Is this stupid?
« on: June 18, 2018, 12:43:22 PM »
I have the 6.5-300 in the Accumark model cause when Weatherby came out with it I said I was going too.
When the discussion came about bringing this round out I suggested that they use the Vanguard to scratch the surface and see how well it would bite. Now that they are chambering it in the 6.5-300 now as well(with a 26” barrel!!) I kind of want one.
So how dumb is it to buy one if I already have one rifle in that caliber?

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Happy Fathers Day
« on: June 17, 2018, 07:52:03 AM »
To all that have kids or help raise kids.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Power out at the house
« on: June 11, 2018, 02:16:16 AM »
We had a good thunderstorm and power had been out since 3 yesterday. Put some food in a cooler but I am hoping it comes back before too long or I will lose my deer meat in the deep freezer!

I ordered two boxes to see how they shoot. I have only shot the Hornady ammo from mine which shoots very well. I will be interested how well these shoot.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / My .257 and neighbor
« on: May 17, 2018, 11:10:40 AM »
I went to my amish neighbors house earlier today. I have not been over there but a few times but we keep missing one another.
He told me that he forgot to tell me he shot two more deer during deer season and he shot another coyote. That will make his tally 4 deer and 3 coyotes.
He said both deer and the last coyote just dropped where they were standing. Of the four deer three were bang flops. One deer wasn’t hit too well with the first shot. All three coyotes were bang flops. Asked him if he needed more ammo? He said “no, I still have eight more shells.”
He is a good guy and it really helps him out lending him my gun. Besides he lets me sneak over there from time to time.

Archery / Bolts for my Bulldog 330
« on: May 16, 2018, 07:50:55 PM »
Picked up 1/2 dozen Diablo bolts this evening. I only had two left.

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