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by octagon
Sun Aug 07, 2022 5:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 115crows...
Replies: 16
Views: 251

Re: 115crows...

Nice shootin and great photo Nath.
by octagon
Thu Aug 04, 2022 10:02 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Griner sentenced to 9 years
Replies: 13
Views: 198

Re: Griner sentenced to 9 years

I have little compassion for a drug smuggling kneeler. I micturate in her general direction.
by octagon
Thu Aug 04, 2022 6:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pitchy (Lenn)
Replies: 26
Views: 715

Re: Pitchy (Lenn)

:D
by octagon
Thu Jul 28, 2022 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Way off topic.....Bees
Replies: 14
Views: 298

Re: Way off topic.....Bees

Have had good success with malathion and bees, you have to follow up with a good snort of diesel or they will come back. Soapy water works well on yellowjackets, have not tried it on bees.
by octagon
Wed Jul 27, 2022 3:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is anyone still shooting a Red Ryder?
Replies: 32
Views: 490

Re: Is anyone still shooting a Red Ryder?

Shoot mine all the time. Dad called one day and asked what we were doing. I said shooting deer off the back porch with my brother. I've told you boys about that...how many did ya shoot...eight or nine i guess...Eight or Nine!! [shooting Axis deer wayyy out there with red ryders] great fun, they woul...
by octagon
Sat Jul 16, 2022 3:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ALWAYS be vigilant
Replies: 12
Views: 785

Re: ALWAYS be vigilant

BIL was stabbed high in the back inches from midline, about a year ago. He was out for a walk when attacked from behind by two 16 year olds and kicked in the head after the stabbing, busting an ear drum. He no longer lives in the city but relocated to middle of nowhere, and is a proud new gun owner....
by octagon
Thu Jul 14, 2022 7:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I feel better now
Replies: 19
Views: 1018

Re: I feel better now

Just found some 380 in San Marcos. They had lots of 9mm and 223, no 30 30 or 10mm or 270. Lots of 22.
by octagon
Thu Jul 14, 2022 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Not sure what to call it.
Replies: 12
Views: 429

Re: Not sure what to call it.

have not had 4 inches since last August. the lowest high temp forcast for the next 10 days is 104. feels like this time it might dry up and blow away. 3 months more to come
by octagon
Thu Jul 07, 2022 4:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1876 Winchester Parts Gun
Replies: 26
Views: 597

Re: 1876 Winchester Parts Gun

like the color on that wood, you've got some nice skills Texian.
by octagon
Thu Jun 30, 2022 5:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wild Hogs & 1876 Winchester 50-95wcf
Replies: 22
Views: 612

Re: Wild Hogs & 1876 Winchester 50-95wcf

i have not been in Mason in some time, since before the arson, how is the rebuild going?
by octagon
Thu Jun 30, 2022 7:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wild Hogs & 1876 Winchester 50-95wcf
Replies: 22
Views: 612

Re: Wild Hogs & 1876 Winchester 50-95wcf

DT, I'm out in W. McCullough county. As for the big cat, there are pigs and turkeys enough for all and have been since the 70s that I know of.
by octagon
Thu Jun 30, 2022 6:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wild Hogs & 1876 Winchester 50-95wcf
Replies: 22
Views: 612

Re: Wild Hogs & 1876 Winchester 50-95wcf

Nicely done and great rifle. I recently saw a 100lb sow nursing four in the middle of the road. Three back and one red\white. Later the same day saw a humongous bobcat all gold with no spots Biggest bobcat I ever saw, feeding hard on little pigs and turkeys no doubt.
by octagon
Sat Jun 25, 2022 5:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Residential rabbits....
Replies: 20
Views: 687

Re: Residential rabbits....

Nice shooting Nath!
by octagon
Thu Jun 23, 2022 4:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HUGE 2A Win
Replies: 15
Views: 542

Re: HUGE 2A Win

Kudos to Trump on those conservative appointments.
by octagon
Tue Jun 21, 2022 3:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Did I over-accessorize my new lawnmower...?
Replies: 16
Views: 637

Re: Did I over-accessorize my new lawnmower...?

I've often thought a couple dozen Henrys and a wagon load of ammo would have changed the outcome at the Alamo. Burning the defenders bodies was barbaric in my opinion.
by octagon
Sat Jun 11, 2022 5:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: the weather
Replies: 16
Views: 583

Re: the weather

108° today and tomorrow at the ranch. We had worse temps the first week of May! Never seen it that hot so early in the season. With only 4" of rain in almost a year, I won't be planting anything this year only to watch it burn up. We often get a little rain around July 4, without it, the outlook is ...
by octagon
Thu May 19, 2022 9:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Solar total eclipse. . . anyone BTDT...?
Replies: 9
Views: 444

Re: Solar total eclipse. . . anyone BTDT...?

About 40 years ago I was a young carpenter building 2 large grease traps as part of a remodel at a huge grocery store. Lots of steel in those traps,and in the early afternoon viewed an eclipse through a welders mask. IT got very dark and cast an odd yellowish shadow,very cool as one might expect. Wo...
by octagon
Thu May 05, 2022 7:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mom has gone home to our Lord
Replies: 45
Views: 1336

Re: Mom has gone home to our Lord

my condolences Kid, RIP
by octagon
Sun Apr 17, 2022 3:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: American Bulldog Winner (update)
Replies: 35
Views: 1828

Re: American Bulldog Winner (update)

Scott pm
by octagon
Sat Apr 16, 2022 3:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: American Bulldog Winner (update)
Replies: 35
Views: 1828

Re: American Bulldog Winner (update)

Went and looked at the Cimmaron retail shop in F burg yesterday. They had a number of 357s, was hoping to find a 44 special or 45 or 45 ACP with a short barrel but no dice. Have never bought guns from a computer and don't want to. Saw none at the gun show in Llano recently.
by octagon
Tue Apr 12, 2022 5:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New lever action project
Replies: 9
Views: 570

Re: New lever action project

Used to shoot piles of locusts as a kid. You had to fire and retreat immediately cause they might fly over and micturate on your hat. We'd disturb yellow jacket nests with cane poles and smack em with a ping pong paddle in each hand to overcome the boredom of a long hot summer.
by octagon
Mon Apr 11, 2022 6:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: American Bulldog Winner (update)
Replies: 35
Views: 1828

Re: American Bulldog Winner (update)

Got to shoot a similar gun this weekend at turkey/pig camp. A 3" Uberti with lightning grip, in 45 colt, did not get to try the ACP cylinder. With cowboy loads, it was sure enough pleasant, seemed to have a good bit more push straight back and up compared to a plowhandle grip. The weight was nice as...
by octagon
Tue Apr 05, 2022 8:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Growing Up Shooting by my Dad, Allen Taylor
Replies: 10
Views: 705

Re: Growing Up Shooting by my Dad, Allen Taylor

Another goodun Jim. My Dad has been gone 10 years as well. Going turkey/pig hunting this week, I'll be sure and raise a glass to our Dads.
by octagon
Wed Mar 30, 2022 6:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: About Drinking
Replies: 23
Views: 1337

Re: About Drinking

50 some odd years ago a young drunk made a bad decision one night when he drove a married lady home to another town. Three quarters of the way to his destination he crossed over the lina and hit my Uncle's family head on on the highway. The engine of the Chevy went inside the cab and severed my Aunt...
by octagon
Mon Mar 28, 2022 7:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wild Creatures of the Night ... Fierce Beasts .. Incredible Photo
Replies: 31
Views: 1539

Re: Wild Creatures of the Night ... Fierce Beasts .. Incredible Photo

I was losing a few chickens, and one night real late I'm hear what sounds like a fight on the back patio. Grabing the nearest gun, a .38, i run out the back door and there in the light is a big coon strangling a hen and growling at me. As i aim at his head and get ready to squeeze i realize i'm abou...
by octagon
Thu Mar 24, 2022 3:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Been awhile
Replies: 14
Views: 568

Re: Been awhile

Fantastic! Hondo you ever take any varnishing tips from violin makers? They've been working maple for many centuries. I ask because having looked at these pics a number of times, the color is awesome. The checkering is striking as well. Well done. :D I might add that those violin cats might get some...
by octagon
Tue Mar 22, 2022 9:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A weak moment
Replies: 18
Views: 876

Re: A weak moment

Saw a new 4in at a gun show in Llano recently, looked kinda big compared to my old 8in. It was priced at 19 hundred and was left there. I might have been a buyer at 15. Was not impressed with laminated grips. I'll probably get one of these 4 or 6in as the 8 in is ridiculous to carry. I recently put ...
by octagon
Tue Mar 22, 2022 9:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is it ?
Replies: 16
Views: 914

Re: What is it ?

Neat. I like old tools with mystery functions.
by octagon
Tue Mar 22, 2022 9:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Guy From Florida
Replies: 27
Views: 1263

Re: New Guy From Florida

Welcome New Guy! You ever catch any peacock bass in Florida?
by octagon
Fri Mar 18, 2022 11:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Last years bear
Replies: 10
Views: 688

Re: Last years bear

:D
by octagon
Thu Mar 17, 2022 10:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: We have a new hawk
Replies: 8
Views: 498

Re: We have a new hawk

We have a healthy rabbit population and then many hawks,owls. Last few years been seeing g those big Mexican eagles which are voracious and known to sit right by waiting for new born calves , you can imagine their popularity with local ranchers.
by octagon
Thu Mar 17, 2022 10:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: One more time !
Replies: 22
Views: 996

Re: One more time !

Thinking about pulling the trigger on. A dove or quail with the safety on makes me ill. I detest auto safety. I prefer single triggers too, but have a double trigger right beside me for snakes as it'll be 84 degrees today.
by octagon
Tue Mar 15, 2022 2:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 98….FM….KZEW….
Replies: 1
Views: 271

Re: 98….FM….KZEW….

Used to listen in the 70's, most of our radio stations were Mexican back then, it was all good.
by octagon
Sun Mar 13, 2022 5:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Diabetic wound
Replies: 33
Views: 1262

Re: Diabetic wound

I might ask the folks at Wound Care if you are a candidate for hyperbaric oxygen threpy, if the wound is tunneling, surely you might benefit from hyper O2.
by octagon
Sat Mar 12, 2022 7:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is your age ?
Replies: 54
Views: 2303

Re: What is your age ?

59 today. Feels like more.
by octagon
Wed Mar 09, 2022 10:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wa marxist magazine ban
Replies: 13
Views: 848

Re: Wa marxist magazine ban

:D
by octagon
Wed Mar 09, 2022 10:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wa marxist magazine ban
Replies: 13
Views: 848

Re: Wa marxist magazine ban

Bill I think "Hitler Puta" has a certain transcultural/continental feel going for it, very descriptive ...
by octagon
Thu Mar 03, 2022 7:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New trap gun !
Replies: 14
Views: 737

Re: New trap gun !

That wood has some nice depth. The wide beavertail fore end reminds me of the older BT-99, though yours is much earlier, bet that thing is hell from 27 yards! Sweet!
by octagon
Tue Feb 22, 2022 7:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2-22-22 Granddaughter's first birthday. Something tells me
Replies: 7
Views: 455

Re: 2-22-22 Granddaughter's first birthday. Something tells me

A real dandy, look at those cheeks! She's on some good feed.
by octagon
Mon Feb 21, 2022 6:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New trap gun !
Replies: 14
Views: 737

Re: New trap gun !

Slick! Make a fine gun for a turkey hunt or a trapshoot.
by octagon
Sat Feb 19, 2022 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Replaced another one, S&W Model 66
Replies: 10
Views: 642

Re: Replaced another one, S&W Model 66

I've. Got an 8" that I've I killed some turkeys with, but it mostly sits around being to long to carry much. I'd like a short barreled 44 special for pigs. Starting to get tired of heavy guns.
by octagon
Sat Feb 19, 2022 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Replaced another one, S&W Model 66
Replies: 10
Views: 642

Re: Replaced another one, S&W Model 66

Cool score! Love 66's. Just went to a show and saw a new 3" Python for 1500 that was shiny. It was bigger than I figured. I have short barrels on the brain lately. A guy at the show had the biggest collection of SAA's I've ever seen lots of stag and ivory, must have been 50 or 60 guns. Not a model 9...
by octagon
Mon Feb 14, 2022 4:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayers needed (update below)
Replies: 41
Views: 2583

Re: Prayers needed (update below)

Prayers up for Eden, what a delightful name!
by octagon
Sat Feb 12, 2022 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: American Bulldog we have a winner!
Replies: 18
Views: 1013

Re: American Bulldog we have a winner!

Slicker than greased owl pelosi! Nice photo. Ive been eyeballin those short barreled birdsheads for a long while, your bulldog threads have exacerbated the itch.
by octagon
Fri Feb 11, 2022 5:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Not even close to Leverguns
Replies: 19
Views: 1227

Re: Not even close to Leverguns

Ted I used to hunt Sonora years ago, a big lease (10 sections) just across the I 10 from the Caverns. Used to see javelinas regularly back then in the 70s and 80s. Did you see any javelinas around Sonora?
by octagon
Wed Feb 09, 2022 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Assault by Deer
Replies: 9
Views: 720

Re: Assault by Deer

I culled a knob horned Axis buck and we cooked it side by side with some whitetail steaks. No one could tell the difference. Raw Axis meat has larger fibers in the meat, it is darker red, but looks and tastes very similar when cooked meaning Bbq. I brine either about 30 or 40 minutes in saltwater fi...
by octagon
Tue Feb 08, 2022 5:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Assault by Deer
Replies: 9
Views: 720

Assault by Deer

In a small town outside of San Antone, a woman looked out the window one morning to find an Axis buck in her garden again. She heads out the door and grabs a switch to confront the hungry interloper. Now, an Axis buck gets pretty big with maturity and can go 300 lbs or so on the hoof I'd say. There ...
by octagon
Tue Feb 08, 2022 5:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Favorite Deer Hunting Story
Replies: 9
Views: 616

Re: My Favorite Deer Hunting Story

Another great story Jim. I can relate somewhat to falling down a mountain with a deer, but no horses were involved. Shot a big mulie in Colorado that was way way up a mountain, behind a big bush, could only see his head, ears and horns, held right on his nose...a perfect neck shot just under the chi...
by octagon
Tue Feb 08, 2022 4:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Was lucky today.
Replies: 15
Views: 760

Re: Was lucky today.

Glad to hear you are still above ground Pitchy. Hardly a year goes by at the farm where some neighbor is not hurt bad or killed by heavy equipment, usually a tractor they've driven a thousand times. My cuz got killed in an ugly manner by a tractor. Be careful pal.