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by octagon
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Feels good to be hunting again
Replies: 11
Views: 138

Re: Feels good to be hunting again

Congrats on making it out of the hole and full partnership. Amen to "life is good in Texas"
Congrats as well on the fine lady, got one myself 25 years ago this year.
by octagon
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pigs at River Ranch w pics
Replies: 11
Views: 275

Re: Pigs at River Ranch

https://ibb.co/0QF9GXM https://ibb.co/3YmKf0r https://ibb.co/9bFf9gL https://ibb.co/z5dRtF5 Hunting bros: Cuzbro, me, and neighbor, and a big pecan tree, we got 9 pigs last yr My Boy, note pig sign everywhere... they have fouled the river About a 200 lb boar my Boy shot w .270, pig dropped and never...
by octagon
Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pigs at River Ranch w pics
Replies: 11
Views: 275

Pigs at River Ranch w pics

The snow will cut our trip short and knowing this, I thumb in three shells, lever one in, and set my Winchester on half cock. I head up the mostly dry river, looking for a couple hat sized piggies for the wife to bbq. Five hundred yards later, I see a pig across the riverbed, 150 yards out, bobbing ...
by octagon
Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New year’s buck
Replies: 18
Views: 389

Re: New year’s buck

Scott i used to hunt a place on the Devils River about 19,000 acres and ran into Audad pretty regularly, usually hunting turkeys while armed with .22s. This place was near Bakers Cave and had excellent fishing large and small mouth, catfish, caves. The place was so big you could get lost, but would ...
by octagon
Mon Jan 04, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Meteorite Collectors
Replies: 29
Views: 525

Re: Meteorite Collectors

About 50 years ago Dad came home with a hot rock he found in the parking lot at work. It was the size and shape of a large russet baking potato. It was hot to touch, a real dark black/purple, and and had gold yellow green flecks all over, and seemed to change color a bit as you turned it in the ligh...
by octagon
Sun Jan 03, 2021 8:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Albino deer...
Replies: 10
Views: 193

Re: Albino deer...

I recall a deer with white face, and white antlers, the rest being normal colored. This one as well, came under the too cool to kill category. I always hope these cool deer will make good seed bucks, till some other hunter comes along with different plans.
by octagon
Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Albino deer...
Replies: 10
Views: 193

Re: Albino deer...

Killed a white Turkey years ago, with 2 small black feathers under his beard..
Saw a black fox, twice at my place. A black lion at my place (3 times). One deer was yellow like gold, a huge deer, too cool to kill.
by octagon
Fri Jan 01, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New year’s buck
Replies: 18
Views: 389

Re: New year’s buck

As a kid, my Dad shot a BIG buck at a 10 section place in Sonora. That buck had a similar wound just N of the hock, big around as a soda can. Asking our old friend Felix about the deer he said he'd be thinking about that wound every time he ate it, and we left it for the varmints. I shot a doe that ...
by octagon
Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Late season dove shoot !
Replies: 5
Views: 148

Re: Late season dove shoot !

My boy and I are fixing to go bass fishing 2 days, then pig hunting 2.5 days, with Ruger Hunter 44 mag, a 94 in 30 - 30, 8 in Python. We got 9 pigs last year, they have had a good bit of pressure lately, might shoot a deer, too late for turkeys. Good luck with the quail hunt.
by octagon
Wed Dec 30, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Late season dove shoot !
Replies: 5
Views: 148

Re: Late season dove shoot !

Nice shooting! I rarely hunt late season doves, never seem to see any once it rains or the weather gets cold. 1 oz loads and doves go together like biscuits and gravy.
by octagon
Wed Dec 30, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Picked up my Christmas present today
Replies: 14
Views: 316

Re: Picked up my Christmas present today

BBQ rifle, sweet! :D :D
by octagon
Tue Dec 29, 2020 4:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: USPS Delivery Status
Replies: 26
Views: 558

Re: USPS Delivery Status

Got a package from Daughter in Pa, at my doorstep in Texas 2 days early. I attribute this to many years of good clean living :D
by octagon
Sat Dec 19, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Look what I found
Replies: 17
Views: 668

Re: Look what I found

Slick :D
by octagon
Thu Dec 17, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: You HAVE To Be Kidding Me. If This Isn't Insanity, I Do Not Know What Is
Replies: 15
Views: 505

Re: You HAVE To Be Kidding Me. If This Isn't Insanity, I Do Not Know What Is

Our fine Governor Abbott has said, " We won't force Texas homeowners to retreat." I won't shoot anyone over a lawnmower, entering my house uninvited will get you a short meeting with a big pist off man with a shotgun, which is in accordance with the Texas law. God bless Texas, I love it here. I woul...
by octagon
Wed Dec 16, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: How to 'honor' murdered children....
Replies: 4
Views: 163

Re: How to 'honor' murdered children....

Millions of abortions in US equal millions of children murdered. Kamala does not call it murder she calls it "pro choice." Murdering children is the cornerstone of the Democrats platform. Over 1,00,000 abortions in US in 2011. I personally feel the opposite of "pro life" is "pro death."
by octagon
Mon Dec 14, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Holiday goodness from New Mexico
Replies: 15
Views: 569

Re: Holiday goodness from New Mexico

Lost me with the anise seeds :shock: another smell I cannot tolerate: magnolia flowers.
I think a recipe thread is a great idea, wish Doc Hudson still here to contribute.
by octagon
Thu Dec 03, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fire Starter
Replies: 6
Views: 473

Re: Fire Starter

As a young man I toured the USA via motorcycle a few times, and always carried a 35mm film canister full of fresh pitch. It would start good campfires with fairly wet wood. Also had half a dozen fatwood sticks as well, sure nice when a cold fellow wants a fire right now.
by octagon
Mon Nov 30, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30-30 Stuff
Replies: 42
Views: 3238

Re: 30-30 Stuff

Piller, 70 or 80 lb Texas deer? The hill country deer are fairly small, I take it you've not hunted S or W Texas, last good deer I weighed at my place field dressed at 168 lbs. (W texas).
by octagon
Sun Nov 29, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spoke to Buck Elliot yesterday
Replies: 21
Views: 1122

Re: Spoke to Buck Elliot yesterday

A good old boy, glad to hear. Glad to see you back as well Andy.
by octagon
Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What’s under your bed?
Replies: 37
Views: 1586

Re: What’s under your bed?

Thanks. That looks like it would make a good truck gun. Dandy for snakes with birdshot i bet. I get up to that Cabellas in Buda on occasion for dove shells.
by octagon
Thu Nov 26, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What’s under your bed?
Replies: 37
Views: 1586

Re: What’s under your bed?

Glock 20 (10mm) under pillow. Scott that pump looks like a hand full, what shells do you run in it?
by octagon
Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Smoke them while you have them.
Replies: 26
Views: 814

Re: Smoke them while you have them.

Hard news friend. You've always been a favorite here, good luck.
by octagon
Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Had another spinal injection
Replies: 17
Views: 645

Re: Had another spinal injection

More payers up tonight for your back Kid, from Texas. Hoping for the relief you need carry on for your family.
by octagon
Sat Nov 21, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Odd Bullet Behavior
Replies: 11
Views: 505

Re: Odd Bullet Behavior

In 2010 I shot an old doe with a 30WCF using 150 Corelokt. This deer was 45 yards broad Side grazing and was hit in the neck close to her shoulders at the big vertebrae, this being my preferred shot for decades. The deer dropped like a rock as expected, but forgot to die as expected, she looked rath...
by octagon
Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How much is enough?
Replies: 24
Views: 1378

Re: How much is enough?

While shooting .45 ACP at cactus fruits with my boy at 21 ', a honeybee landed on a small purple thistle bud...penetration was complete. Used the same Colt to head shoot a 6' snake at 39' later that week, his head went sideways, my kind of snake.
by octagon
Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Family issues, need prayers big time
Replies: 15
Views: 700

Re: Family issues, need prayers big time

Prayers up for you and yours Joe.
by octagon
Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Odd Bullet Behavior
Replies: 11
Views: 505

Odd Bullet Behavior

Every now and then I will see or hear of weird bullet episodes which i find interesting from an entertainment perspective. Here are two from a couple of fellows I've hunted with for many decades: A brother hunts pigs often and was unloading his .50 black powder rifle before the trip home and saw a s...
by octagon
Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Had another spinal injection
Replies: 17
Views: 645

Re: Had another spinal injection

Prayers up Kid. I have prayed for your back a number of times, I'm putting you on speed dial. With us old dudes and all this back trouble, maybe we should consider a class action lawsuit. I'm seeing a design flaw and a cover up :wink:
by octagon
Thu Nov 12, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thinking about selling all my black guns
Replies: 31
Views: 889

Re: Thinking about selling all my black guns

My black gun is green, a Sig Sauer M400. It sat around for years, shot it a little with the peep and it was accurate with 77 grainers, put a scope on it and it will one hole em at 50 yards. Plan was to use for pigs, when the pig hunt showed up I took a 30 WCF and Ruger hunter 44 mag and the m400 was...
by octagon
Tue Nov 10, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Favorite Levergun Cartridge
Replies: 76
Views: 2007

Re: My Favorite Levergun Cartridge

.30 WCF by a long shot. My Dad started me on it at age 12, after killing a number of deer With scoped .243 and .270, he thought the iron sights would give me more challenge and excitement for the hunt. He scored a brand new Canadian Cent. Model 26" barrel for 100 bucks. When he gave me this NIB gun,...
by octagon
Mon Nov 09, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: I'm at peace
Replies: 23
Views: 896

Re: I'm at peace

I see no evidence whatever of anyone claiming to be "at peace" with post election shenanigans, rather it appears to indicate being at peace with having voted "R" and love for the President and America. How do these sentiments qualify these old time Levergunners to be "The biggest P in the world?" Th...
by octagon
Wed Nov 04, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shiloh Sharps
Replies: 23
Views: 809

Re: Shiloh Sharps

Somebody running a sale on furniture tacks?
by octagon
Tue Nov 03, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: I'm at peace
Replies: 23
Views: 896

Re: I'm at peace

+2
It seems Texas is well represented here at Paco Kelly's Leverguns. It is the only computer group I've ever been a member of...the rest have higher standards I guess.
by octagon
Tue Nov 03, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New UK restrictions.
Replies: 7
Views: 323

Re: New UK restrictions.

Burying the birds? :shock: I would think someone would organize a team of volunteers to process the extra birds and freeze em till they found folks who could use em. I have been known to bury birds...in gravy.
by octagon
Thu Oct 29, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Marlin 410 and another squirrel for the stew
Replies: 13
Views: 417

Re: The Marlin 410 and another squirrel for the stew

The flavor of a squirrel killed by such a pretty gun, is bound to be improved!
by octagon
Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tractor Rebuild Begins
Replies: 14
Views: 601

Re: Tractor Rebuild Begins

Neat project! I've been looking for a smaller tractor just to shred roads with, my john deere is way too big. I saw an 8n for sale and went to look at it...wheels were rusted clean through, and most every thing else. It would not start, and walking away the guy says 500 cash, I passed. My cuz traded...
by octagon
Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: We All Know Who AOC is, So I Just Decided Who KFC is
Replies: 8
Views: 397

Re: We All Know Who AOC is, So I Just Decided Who KFC is

Ray, "a somewhat lecherous octogenarian" cracks me smooth up...I can only aspire to reach such a lofty designation one day :shock: it would make a fine epitaph.
by octagon
Tue Oct 20, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UPDATE ON PACO'S DAUGHTER JENNIFER 10/20/20
Replies: 13
Views: 462

Re: UPDATE ON PACO'S DAUGHTER JENNIFER 10/20/20

Gotta be tough as stump to survive such, Congrats! Thank God in Heaven!
by octagon
Tue Oct 20, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: We All Know Who AOC is, So I Just Decided Who KFC is
Replies: 8
Views: 397

Re: We All Know Who AOC is, So I Just Decided Who KFC is

I may never eat fried chicken again :cry:
by octagon
Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Salvinelli
Replies: 4
Views: 277

Re: Salvinelli

Slick! What is the barrel length and what are you gonna shoot with it?
by octagon
Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Henry vs Marlin drop at comb
Replies: 5
Views: 250

Re: Henry vs Marlin drop at comb

Henry may be accommodating, call em?
by octagon
Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayer request (Update)
Replies: 22
Views: 771

Re: Prayer request (Update)

:D :D :D
by octagon
Sun Oct 11, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sick Squirrel.....?
Replies: 7
Views: 326

Re: Sick Squirrel.....?

W. Texas gets periodic rabies and plague ( yeah, the Black Death), the Game Warden recommended to dispatch any animal acting wierd...coons walking around during day etc. I found one coon walking like a drunk and not running from the truck 3 feet away. He looked skinny and sick. Bang! I unfortunately...
by octagon
Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: a big day
Replies: 14
Views: 474

Re: a big day

Happy Birthday, and my best wishes to you.
by octagon
Fri Oct 09, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Memories
Replies: 10
Views: 518

Re: Memories

Beautiful mare Jim, love the refined pretty shape of the head.
by octagon
Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bronze Age smelting, anyone?
Replies: 18
Views: 925

Re: Bronze Age smelting, anyone?

Bill that axe is cool, I've been studying the ice man for years.
by octagon
Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What a Difference Proper Lube Makes
Replies: 6
Views: 722

Re: What a Difference Proper Lube Makes

Some boneheads used that ramming technique on our local gun shop with a stolen truck.
I detest thieves, have no tolerance for em.
by octagon
Tue Oct 06, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bronze Age smelting, anyone?
Replies: 18
Views: 925

Re: Bronze Age smelting, anyone?

I have a cool very old copper chisel, maybe Great Lakes or Mexican or Peruvian, not sure. It's about 6 "long and 1/2 " wide. Had a long copper needle and awl of similar vintage I gave to my daughter, a costume designer. The chisel would still cut if properly hafted, it's in fantastic condition, and ...
by octagon
Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ready for Saturday !
Replies: 6
Views: 567

Re: Ready for Saturday !

6pt I like the light your hat. I have a few smaller ones, fairly effective. What make and model is yours?
by octagon
Sat Oct 03, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: You know it's just NOT your Lucky Day when....
Replies: 5
Views: 684

Re: You know it's just NOT your Lucky Day when....

Leaving work on interstate in San Diego one day I looked up to see a tire coming directly towards my windshield, wobbling as it fell straight down :shock: I swerved instantly into the next lane without looking to see if it was empty, lucky it was. The tire would have killed me I think, I was going a...