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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: New Binoculars
« on: August 16, 2017, 12:20:10 PM »
Nice! I'm a fan of Nikon optics. I hunt with a pair of their binos, and my "truck" binos are also Nikon. Dollar for Dollar (for my eyes at least) I think it's tremendously hard to beat Nikon and Vortex. I have a Prostaff scope and have nothing but good things to say about it.  Have you tried them out yet, and if so, what do you think so far?

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: New favorite Posted sign.
« on: August 15, 2017, 09:19:36 PM »
Dw, I hope that link was a prank, but as noted Philosopher and Scotch drinker Ron White suggests: "You can't fix stupid".

I still have my doubts, even after seeing this below, when I went looking for the original story again after seeing your post. But, I have now gone from being 100% sure it had to be a prank to kinda wondering... ( Also, God bless The Tater!!)

Nice! When you heading out again?

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: New favorite Posted sign.
« on: August 15, 2017, 11:47:39 AM »
Well the deer can't plead ignorance, since the state posts Deer Crossing signs all along the highways, they have to know how to read so that they know where to cross.  ;D  Great sign, I'd like to have few to pass around to friends.

Ha! Reminded me of this.


Good luck and post pics when you get some of those critters!

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Range Day
« on: August 12, 2017, 10:51:47 AM »
Pic 2

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Range Day
« on: August 12, 2017, 10:51:09 AM »
Have to post the pics seperately for some reason.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Range Day
« on: August 12, 2017, 10:46:35 AM »
Took 3 of my WBY rifles to the range yesterday after I slipped out of work about an hour early. One was my 270 WSM Sub-Moa that I have recently replaced the scope on from a Nikon Prostaff 5 to a Nikon Monarch 7, as I've posted about on here.  Today I was able to actually get pics of my groupings. The rifle is definitely still holding up it's end of the bargain.
 First pic is from the 270 WSM from 100 yards. Second is of the Bee's that went with me.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: My Pig Mount is Done
« on: August 10, 2017, 08:01:15 AM »
Looks good, will be a eye catcher on the wall.
In my case, it would catch the eye of my wife and I would be sleeping with my mount in the garage.
Without a doubt +1!!!

Well fellas, funny y'all should say all that.... this pig will either be going in my office at work or in the garage. I'll count my blessings that when I started mentioning I was going to have a wild hog shoulder mounted she replied.... "eh, ummm, I mean, if that makes you happy!" She then immediately started dropping hints that if it could live somewhere besides inside the actual house that would just be wonderful.

I'm not gonna push my luck, the garage or office it is. When I showed her the picture the other day however, I did get a "oh, that's not nearly as ugly as I thought it would be" kinda response. Small victories!!

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: .257 bedding the action
« on: August 09, 2017, 05:48:14 AM »

The berger was going 3120 and would add to barrel life and was accurate to 1000 yds

I could definitely see why you would be interested in preserving the functional use of the Bergers.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: .257 bedding the action
« on: August 08, 2017, 09:10:40 PM »
If it were me, I'd have to decide if I would be more upset with it not shooting the Barnes for hunting and having to start all over at square one with the rifle or if it not shooting the Berger 115's along with the Barnes was more irritating to me. How do the Barnes do for you at longer ranges? If it were me, and it was a dedicated hunting rifle, I'd probably be inclined to practice specifically with the load I was gonna hunt with anyways. But I do completely understand liking to be able to switch loads in a gun for different purposes. Hope it works out!!

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: My Pig Mount is Done
« on: August 08, 2017, 07:13:57 PM »
Thanks fellas. From what I can tell form the picture, I am pleased with the job he did for sure. And no, it did not take him very long at all. I used the local shop in Mason, TX for this, called A Vision Taxidermy. Hopefully I can take him a deer this fall. :D

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / My Pig Mount is Done
« on: August 08, 2017, 06:39:54 PM »
The taxidermist called this afternoon to tell me my pig mount was done. He beat his original timeline by about a month. I Probably won't be able to make it down for a few weeks to pick it up but he sent me this picture.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: WBY 30-06 project done
« on: August 07, 2017, 09:34:27 PM »
Nice! I also really like the roll over cheek piece.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Ordered A New Scope Today
« on: August 05, 2017, 07:13:24 PM »
Got it sighted in today. Gun shoots as good as ever. I was getting a little under an inch at 100 groups once I got it dialed in. Don't have any pictures of groups though. A father/son combo showed up as I was waiting for a cease fire to retrieve my targets and the kid had a brand new lever .22 and he was EXCITIED to get going. I only had 6 shots on an upper corner of one of my targets an the other was clean. I told them they were welcome to them if they wanted and the boy jumped all over it.

Pretty good day at the range. My own Dad came with me and was trying out a new load in his Vanguard 300win getting ready for an elk hunt he has coming up. Seeing the kid with his dad and how geared up he was for his new gun brought back some memories of my childhood and dad getting me a few guns.

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