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Predator / Mountain Lion Attack
« on: February 05, 2019, 08:28:16 PM »
Just thought I'd post a story that could have had a very different ending if just one or two factors had been different. Although sightings are more frequent with the continual onslaught of modern civilization, it's still a small percentage of the population who have actually caught sight of a cougar in the wild. In Texas where I live, I've hunted in two seperate counties where I've been warned that a lion had been seen on the property, although I never saw them. Theres danger when we go out into the wild, whether you're hunting, hiking, camping, or just taking a walk. Always err on the side of cautious safety and prepare yourself and your family on any outing. Like I said, this story could have been very different, and the victim might not have been so fortunate.

Shotguns / If 2 is good, 3 is better❓🙄
« on: February 05, 2019, 06:01:37 AM »
Not to be outdone in the shotgun theater, Charles Daly goes "one better" than the Shockwave. More of a novelty than a serious edition. JMO

Archery / Chair for a bow blind or brush blind in the woods?
« on: January 14, 2019, 07:26:14 AM »
My son-in-law is a bow hunter and a few years ago, as a b-day gift, I gave him a simple folding canvas type chair to use in his blind. Portable and light weight. For his up coming b-day I'm thinking about up grading. I found a couple of chairs that are affordable and seem sturdy and comfortable enough to use in a ground blind. Problem is I'm not sure how much extra crap (weight) bow hunters are wiling to carry around to different ground blinds/or make shift brush blinds in the woods? The chairs I found have what looks like useful features, but I don't know if they are worth the extra hassle (the weight and bulk) of caring them around. (maybe rifle hunters could use these in box blinds, so those opinions useful too) Primarily looking for bow hunter opinions on these two, Thanks 



Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Taxidermy Request's
« on: January 06, 2019, 08:33:17 AM »
Right out of Ripley's Believe it or not:
It may cost you a little more, but next time you do a mount, use your imagination and ask for something different.(I may try a Tom with two heads, or one with two sets of tail feathers   ;D)

Ammo / Barnes Vor-Tx LR
« on: November 24, 2018, 05:05:13 AM »
The NRA's American Rifleman mag. has a short write up on the Barnes LR ammo that I believe they unveiled (for use) earlier this year or late last year.  But first, this is from the Barnes "Facts, Answers, and Questions" section:
    "What is the difference between the TSX®, the TTSX® (Tipped TSX) and the LRX™ bullets?"
Barnes TSX, TTSX, and LRX share the same all-copper design resulting in virtually 100% weight retention. Four razor-sharp cutting petals expand to double the bullet’s original diameter to create a very long and wide wound channel. Additionally, all three designs feature the Accu-groove™ technology which provides the shooter with decreased fouling and improved accuracy. The TTSX differs from the TSX in that it features a re-engineered nose cavity that accommodates a polymer tip. The addition of the polymer tip initiates rapid expansion and improves ballistics at extended distances. The LRX also features a polymer tip along with a longer nose profile and a boattail design that delivers match grade accuracy at long range with an incredibly high B.C. without sacrificing terminal performance. The LRX has a very wide range of functionality – terminal performance is unmatched on game at not only close, but extreme distances for long range hunters. The LRX’s combination of a high B.C. and wide range of functionality can really extend the shooters’ effective range resulting in quick, clean and ethical kills.

You can set the zoom feature on this article for easier reading.


Other Big Game / Texas A&M Fall 2018 Wild Pig Newsletter
« on: November 23, 2018, 05:52:57 PM »
Thought I'd post the latest A&M wild pig newsletter for anyone interested in hunting and trapping hogs. A couple of short videos that are pretty interesting.

Handguns / The Best 9mm Pistol Designs/Gun Digest
« on: November 14, 2018, 07:38:08 PM »
A short and interesting read on the seven most influential 9mm pistol designs that brought the 9mm to the forefront of the shooting world. It's a pretty convincing list based on the original concept design of the gun maker or mfg. I didn't know it, but one of the icon's has been discontinued.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Veterans Day 2018
« on: November 11, 2018, 09:43:12 AM »
One more occasion to thank military veterans for their unselfish service and making the ultimate sacrifice to preserve a nation of peace and liberty. A "Grateful Thanks" to past veterans and those who currently serve, to keep America Free and Strong.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / FedEx splits from NRA
« on: November 02, 2018, 12:39:15 PM »
Just a snippet here, but I haven't heard anything from the NRA side of the aisle. It does seem that FedEx is still 2nd Amendment friendly.

Ammo / Hornady Outfitter
« on: October 18, 2018, 10:24:29 AM »
Another ammo offering from Hornady.


Rifles / How would the Weatherby 22LR stack up?
« on: October 18, 2018, 07:03:14 AM »
I came across a new article on the latest offerings in 22 Rimfire's. The article is mostly about accuracy at 50 yards and price. Because of the strides in technology over the years, its a bit unfair trying to compare new rifles and ammo to those of old. Which of these rifles would you consider buying, and would the Weatherby 22LR compare in accuracy to any of them?( not really a fair comparison since these new rimfire's are bolt action, but just for grins )


This posting has shown up on the internet a number of times over the years, but I've never seen it posted here on the Nation. I thought it worthy of posting on the Weatherby community since Pres. Harry S. Truman and Pres. Donald Trump both had/have similar ways of speaking straightforward. Open link first.

This definition should be posted on billboards across the country on roadsides.  Es chiste 😃

Handguns / Bright Colt Cobra
« on: August 31, 2018, 08:47:55 AM »
Just for comparison, though I'd post a picture of the latest version of the Colt Cobra and the original standard version that came out in 2017.



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