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Build Threads / Re: 2016 Rubicon GJ
« on: Today at 10:19:46 AM »
What did those lights cost Don?

LoL Nate.... well you can drive, which makes sense anyway from a economy standpoint. The Eco Beater is hell on fuel when heavily loaded. We'd spend more on fuel that it would cost to fix square D LoL  I need to save my $$$ for barbecue, air compressor motors, fixing that yellow chebbie, and maybe then someday I can actually build my truck. Besides Nate.... when going to the city, take a city truck right?

Most Favored Companies / Re: Companies we don't like so much
« on: December 17, 2017, 10:13:07 PM »
Kay looks far too good in 501's to avoid them.... then again, she still owns 501's she had in highschool so she may never buy a new pair anyway LoL

Cooking equipment / Re: So we bought s smoker....
« on: December 17, 2017, 01:22:19 PM »
As for the Huskers....

The tailgating at Memorial stadium is world class...best food and widest variety you have ever seen I wager. Visiting fans eat free is the tradition. Drinking free is also quite normal.

Frost was the plan 3 years ago....now we shall see what he can do with the present mess we have. May be a rocky year or two, we shall see. We spent a boat load of $$$, lots of restructuring, fired a AD, corralled some alumni.....ducks are in a row, now we just need to see what he and the boys can do.


Cooking equipment / Re: So we bought s smoker....
« on: December 17, 2017, 01:14:41 PM »
LoL @ burn barrel. In effect yes....but as she pointed out. The last drum smoker lasted 3 years and it was powder coated. I ended up spending $145 to powder coat it......So big picture hard to purchase a barrel, ceramic coat it, build a fire box and such and not spend close to the $299 buy in on this barrel.

But..... as soon as I find a stainless 30 gallon barrel...I may experiment and build a pellet cooker for the deck I still need to build LoL

Cooking equipment / Re: So we bought s smoker....
« on: December 17, 2017, 11:33:15 AM »
Honestly making one was the plan...I think she just didn't want to wait for me to actually do it LoL  Because still no air/welder at the shop...

I was going to buy her that fancy E smoker thingy like Shawn has and come to find out she wants to drag it to games n such...*news to me.

Either or, you guys will get to watch the process..the triumph, the despair right here.

She even said since it's inexpensive I can "modify it" if I want to.....

Shawn.... The idea of said building is so I can hide, not talk to people LoL

Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: December 17, 2017, 10:53:27 AM »
I have a LOT of metal roofs on buildings so thanks for the tip. I usually end up on said roofs in the summer, I usually ruin my arm hairs and burn my self multiple times. Almost always drop my hammer somehow....and watch it slide 50' and wonder what it will land on.

The good news is, they are rusty *1920's era  So they have decent traction built in LoL  But your idea would sure save on the old knees.

Cooking equipment / Re: So we bought s smoker....
« on: December 17, 2017, 10:45:52 AM »
Her smoker selection criteria....

The smoker needs to smoke a large Turkey, or a large ham, it has to sear a ribeye, or say smoke a leg quarter.

It has to be light enough she can move it *not sure why*

Portable enough we can take it to Husker games, or Auto crossing, car shows, or down to the shop. *guessing this is why*

It can't rely on electricity to operate.

It has to be simple because .... never mind why.

So her selection was/is a "Pit Barrel Cooker"  the link https://www.pitbarrelcooker.com/

She bought the entire deal including "accessories" for $365 shipped to our door. So I have decided I will do a review of said "cooker" when it arrives. The a review of my attempts to use it...

Cooking equipment / So we bought s smoker....
« on: December 17, 2017, 10:23:48 AM »
Yesterday I tried very hard to purchase a smoker. I was set on the idea of buying a Green Mountain grill. I called every dealer within 200 miles of us. My plan was to just go buy one, load it up and be smoking ASAP> "because Nate"

For reasons I can't explain simply, the prices on the same grill varied by almost $300. The lowest priced one was still almost $200 higher than I was told they cost in hippy land. Very odd, since EVERY dealer told me they were on sale.... anyway.

While I was mentioning these price discrepancies to my wife as she had her nose in her laptop, ranting low key about how maybe I should become a dealer for such items as clearly the mark up was quite good.....she declares the following.

"I just now bought a smoker, it will be here this week maybe, Relax"  My first thought...she actually has her credit card #'s memorized... sneaky.

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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: December 17, 2017, 10:01:25 AM »
I live with 5 women, sometimes I just need male conversation.

Besides I had your safety in mind guys, if you'd have fallen, I'd have txt'd my concern  :cool:

Cooking equipment / Re: New Green Mountain Daniel Boone w/ WIFI
« on: December 17, 2017, 09:57:31 AM »
Yes  TRN?  I don't want to DOT the thread n stuff LoL

Cooking equipment / Re: New Green Mountain Daniel Boone w/ WIFI
« on: December 16, 2017, 04:11:04 PM »
At some point this winter I may spend the $$$ on a pellet deal and build a fancy antique fridge smoker. Until then, my wife has a plan she says.

Cooking equipment / Re: New Green Mountain Daniel Boone w/ WIFI
« on: December 16, 2017, 12:17:06 PM »
Nate I am not sharing anything....She has her UDS she use very effectively. I am just going to one up her and learn more better patience, thus becoming the families "king of dead animal preparation"

I am considering a pellet smoker/UDS hybrid concept.

Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: December 16, 2017, 12:12:26 PM »
Wilbur....you and your family are in our prayers.

Most Favored Companies / Re: McCoys
« on: December 16, 2017, 12:09:25 PM »
Nate..... the mayor may have kicked out the openly operating"clubs" But plenty of underground "clubs" are still running as of a few months ago.

CIEMR / Re: So I ran across this.......
« on: December 16, 2017, 12:06:18 PM »
Maybe I am dense and am missing the point...but it seems to me a woman stuffing a loaded weapon in her kids britches is a bit ..... irresponsible?

Most Favored Companies / Re: Companies we don't like so much
« on: December 15, 2017, 10:59:32 PM »
LoL @ Austin rainbows n stuff... just LoL

Most Favored Companies / Re: McCoys
« on: December 15, 2017, 07:22:30 PM »
LoL Don.... Long story, but Kay knows Lawton very well. 

I also buy local as much as possible. Especially if I can do it and no one notices I am in town.

Build Threads / Re: SquareD Part 8, This thing ever going to get finished?
« on: December 15, 2017, 07:11:57 PM »
We all shall wait.....

I have a 20' Featherlight  care trailer it will fit on just fine=)

Most Favored Companies / Re: McCoys
« on: December 15, 2017, 12:26:21 PM »
Ahhhhhhh Lawton..... memories.

Cooking equipment / Re: New Green Mountain Daniel Boone w/ WIFI
« on: December 15, 2017, 12:23:22 PM »
Nate... you are going to cost me money with all your food talk. I have a old telephone booth...it would make a nice smoker  :laugh:

Firearms / Re: Black Ace Tactical DT Shotgun
« on: December 15, 2017, 12:20:44 PM »
John.... any known sensitivity to ammo? Or will it eat most anything?

Farmer here, I tend to let shells roll around in my pickup on the floor a while before using them.

Sales tip: Coat one in bright Red, and TexasRedneck will buy one on pure impulse  :grin:

Build Threads / Re: SquareD Part 8, This thing ever going to get finished?
« on: December 15, 2017, 12:12:51 PM »
Worst case deal Don.....I will run down with the Eco Beater, pickup square D, drag it home, get it running, and the problem will be solved. Nate and I can have it running inside a week or so that way.

Cooking equipment / Re: New Green Mountain Daniel Boone w/ WIFI
« on: December 15, 2017, 07:12:57 AM »
Congrats..... I'd set that grill up behind a well thought out VPN tunnel. don't want your supper hacked =P

CIEMR / Re: Commies gotta commie, Cali one step closer to mileage tax
« on: December 15, 2017, 07:01:43 AM »
 LoL @ mileage tax...wonder how they intend to enforce that?

Firearms / Re: new remington 870 mag fed shotgun
« on: December 15, 2017, 06:47:19 AM »
 Still recovering from my shoulder injury....so at some point when it stops being sore after a few mags of anything above a .22 I intend to set up a Glock as you described. If it turns out I don't like it long term, I am sure one of my boys will buy it LoL

ATM I am screwing together a 24" barrel AR for sniping prairie dogs at about 300-400 yards. This must have been a good breeding year for them, time to trim the population back a bit. They are making a mess out of the river banks on one of our properties.

I scored a new Anderson upper complete with a NB BCG for $325 (he finally caved in Nate LoL) So assuming I can find some inexpensive glass that gets the job done, and is befitting a truck gun type of life (read it will get banged around a little) I should be under my monthly gun budget yet LoL

Today's project between "work moments" is to find where I hid a lower I had already assembled with a nice trigger and A1 stock...assuming I can find that, I should be able to go run the barrel in this weekend. Then if it all works as planned I can disassemble and have it coated this next week and call it done tell I find the glass I want. Best laid plans and all that.....Lol

Build Threads / Re: SquareD Part 8, This thing ever going to get finished?
« on: December 14, 2017, 10:14:01 AM »
It's Thursday.... I had a dream last night that Don actually put Square D in a storage shed to make room in his garage for a home gym. I woke up thinking....I should do that with the Yeller Chevy LoL

So no word yet?  I guess back to my days planned activity....

Firearms / Re: new remington 870 mag fed shotgun
« on: December 14, 2017, 09:51:10 AM »
TRN....funny little fact. I have been shopping/shooting 10mm's now for a few months.

I was ready to plunk down some $$$ on a Coonan 1911 in 10mm. My local shop has one with less than 100rds through it. Then I shot it....not impressed. When I loaded up some DT full power 185 grain...even less impressed. I then had some LEO buddies shoot it...they also weren't impressed. AT 40 yards best anyone could get was a 10" group. In comparison to my Kimber in .45...sad

So I deliberated... It's not likely fair to compare a full on gun smith caressed Kimber and a box stock Coonan, maybe...but the $$$ they get for those...add more time/$$ to improve it's accuracy (if you can).... and you have one seriously overpriced 1911.

The I shot a G20 in 10mm. Ok now we are talking... impressed in comparison. It can shoot paper almost on par with the Kimber. Accuracy didn't change between wimpy counter loads and the DT loads.........it was also "smoother" and with more capacity whats not to like?  It's ugly, it's chintzy its a Glock. That said as tools go, it seems to be the weapon of choice for 10mm.

So now I have come to the point...if I buy a 10mm for ranch use....it will be a G20. Unless someone trades in a Kimber in 10mm and it somehow shoots far better than that Coonan...Glock it will be.

The question remains.... why not a .500 wheel gun? Less capacity....slower to fire no question. But at 500+ grain sizing loads...the .500 mag can be loaded much like a shotgun slug in so far as energy/impact.

Firearms / Re: new remington 870 mag fed shotgun
« on: December 13, 2017, 08:20:30 PM »
and then ya have to factor in hot hand loads .... :laugh:

That truck needs some tree branch scratches Nate  :laugh:

I never have loading docks where we use ATV's. But ditches do work ok at times agreed.

Novel concept "flatbed" LoL

Firearms / Re: new remington 870 mag fed shotgun
« on: December 13, 2017, 11:13:19 AM »
I often shoot long yardage with my 45/70 which has about the same holdover as a shot gun  LoL

Firearms / Re: new remington 870 mag fed shotgun
« on: December 13, 2017, 11:07:59 AM »
Load out: (this may become lengthy)

Don your load out recommendations are solid advice I feel if confronting human beings. though It might get you killed on the Ranch.
First some background...I CC a .380 Kimber Micro when I need to conceal (not often) Other wise I open carry a full frame Kimber .45, or sometimes a PT99 if on the "ranch" both have failed me multiple times in "defense"  Hence the last few years I just keep the 870 very close.  My learning experiences...

I was repairing a broken pivot in tall grass. Out of the blue a angry wild boar just shows up charging. No clue what his issue was, rare they ever bother you. He was 20' away when I got my first glimpse..I heard him way before I could see him. I took 3 fast shots at a less than ideal angle with the 9mm. Then I ran for the pickup hood...and emptied the other 14 into him as i ran. I jumped on the hood, he died when he hit the bumper. I hit him all total 15 times. Too small of a gun...simple reality.

So I decided the shot gun was the answer because despite my always having a 45/70 lever in the pickup it still requires semi precise shot placement on larger animals, and smaller ones are harder to hit period.

I load it 00 00 then slug/00/the rest slugs. Here is the reason... most "critters" I have to shoot are smaller, maneuverable, and in brush/grass. I once had to use it on a badger that was determined to tear me apart. First shot of that 00 slowed him down a LOT but it took #2 to stop him. Bird shot or even #6 would have just pissed him off more...00 removed chunks. That second shot had it been a slug may have missed.

Last spring Kay and I were way out in the hills fixing a fence corner. I was carrying the Kimber .45  Kay had the 870. This steer grazing about 35' from us had been minding his own business for almost a hour..we had the fence almost repaired. Out of the blue he paws the ground and charges right at me. I draw the .45 and I see Kay go for the 870 10' from her. I got 4 shots into his chest area and he just lowered his head and charged harder. Then the 870 starts barking... she hit him two to the head with the 00 slowing him but he's still coming with half his head skin and one eye gone, and she flat gutted him with the remaining slugs to his chest/shoulder. Never was I so thankful for not only her practicing dumping lead fast on target, but also for the load out.

That steer died on his feet falling and knocked me over. My .45 was empty.... useless toy guns against large angry creatures.

I also know of a Milk cow gone mad who took 7 .45 to the head and chest and still mauled the pickup the farmer dove into for 2 min before dropping.

In my world... self defense is not from humans. They don't worry me too much. Sad day I have to draw any weapon on a human being... on animals it's just part of life at times, and isn't uncommon to need to stop them HARD.

Recently my sons and I were shooting paper at 40 yards with the hand guns. We practice long because in my experience it's valuable. We were  crowing about our groups on the multiple targets. My Kimber Micro is a tack driver at that range for a CC weapon..the PT99 is just flat as accurate all day. The kids Glock was holding well also.... Kay walks up with her Benelli and proceeds to hammer two targets with the 00 and then blow the wooden posts n half with slugs. Her way of saying supper was ready.

At supper the oldest son says "Dad, I fear Kay and her shotgun" LoL


Firearms / Re: new remington 870 mag fed shotgun
« on: December 13, 2017, 09:54:57 AM »
Jr... my favorite action is the model 98 Mauser. My fav hunting caliber is .270...it was cheap...I am weak LoL

I will start a thread if ya all want to watch the process?

Firearms / Re: new remington 870 mag fed shotgun
« on: December 12, 2017, 04:10:06 PM »
Ya know I was just at my shop...stopped in the gun store quick to ask about said 870 that started this discussion. Somehow ended up leaving with another .270 Mauser. I blame you guys... another $200 I will never see again.

I checked out this contraption the other day on Nate's city truck. It's beefy, I have no doubt it can hold the weight of a ATV. I do think it would require a ramp angle that would be challenging wet/snowy. A ATV winch would likely make loading safe and easy...just thinking out loud here LoL

Firearms / Re: new remington 870 mag fed shotgun
« on: December 12, 2017, 08:15:25 AM »
 I'd agree on the mag box thing. I always keep my truck gun 00 first two shots then slugs. Old habit...

But the ability to "toss in" what I want is why I mentioned I think I will keep my old school 870's. Plus that mag just looks like it would be in my way....maybe not.

But yeah... if Don wants to try one out, I'd read his review. If he doesn't...I might know a gun shop owner who could write it off=P

As I get older I like "simple" more and more.

Medical Corner / Re: Essential Oils
« on: December 12, 2017, 07:15:33 AM »
Gun oil... very essential.

Build Threads / Re: SquareD Part 8, This thing ever going to get finished?
« on: December 12, 2017, 07:07:01 AM »
who has 12/12 on the square D runs pool?

Hi Don  :grin:

Firearms / Re: new remington 870 mag fed shotgun
« on: December 12, 2017, 06:54:09 AM »
I think it all boils down to preference.

We own a couple 870's, a couple Mossy 500's ... nothing to debate, I like them both. The 870 maybe a little more, not even sure why. With gloves the safety of the Mossy wins...

As semi auto go... my wife bought herself a Benelli M4 years ago. I have yet to shoot anything else that comes close. The Mossy 930 maybe, but it's not as smooth/fast and it's less forgiving of ammo choice.

My son has a Saiga... *eye roll* He'd own a M4 if he hadn't spent the $$ on a toy gun.

Firearms / Re: new remington 870 mag fed shotgun
« on: December 11, 2017, 07:58:25 PM »
Hmmmm..... not sure what to think about this. I guess without handling one and messing with it I'd not be sure... but the gut says,  I will keep my present 870.

We should start a 870 thread...mods, tricks, how to use one for a hood prop the works.

you need to explain this standardization concept LoL

Medical Corner / Re: The Remedy Thread
« on: December 11, 2017, 03:01:09 PM »
My wife the Native American type tends to sneak garlic into almost any meal she can and it not be a problem taste wise. It's got a long standing tradition to be good for us. Great immune system helper.

Another one she uses a lot when she can is Turmeric. She also always makes things with Oysters once a week.

Its fairly impressive how she can "sneak" this stuff in to normal meals and no one notices. But I am thankful she does. 

Editor note: Turmeric is a very good anti inflammatory agent. It is difficult for the body to absorb, and most people in the know seem to recommend you eating about 1000mg a day.

CIEMR / Re: Dangerous times
« on: December 11, 2017, 02:45:03 PM »
I watched it a few times as well. Context is everything...

What I saw/see was a preventable downing of a suspect.

From the beginning.... they respond to a "possible" rifle in a hotel room. Possessing a long rifle in a hotel room is not against the law. People do it all the time...competition shooters, hunters, you name it. The report from the hot tub was that he had pointed it out the window...this would change the context. Officers responding have reason to suspect....worse case scenario. Yet.... no shots had been fired. Again maybe a contextual reason to be less "jumpy" Maybe not... the above serves to remind the jury of reality. The officer who shot...was clearly very jumpy. Every classic sign of fear is available to see on the body cam. His breathing, the rifle wavering,, his using the wall as a steadying point. Each time the suspect moved his hands behind him, or at all you can see the tensions increase. The final where the suspect is shot 5 times...very excessive. Possibly also a sign of a very stressed officer doing a very stressful job semi poorly.

The suspect: Lets face it, not very bright. But he also was likely VERY stressed. He's showing an air rifle to some "people he knows in his room" cops arrive start screaming at him...it likely seemed a little absurd. Remember he doesn't know the hot tub call was even made..The Sargent (I assume) yelling at him, is clearly also very stressed. (more on this in a min) He was obviously not thinking clearly....if at all. But as long as those hands went behind his back...the result is predictable and is exactly what happened. Like TRN I am surprised he wasn't shot the first time he did it honestly.

Now..The Sargent running this circus of sadness. This is where I take issue.
He was NOT in any way in control. Clearly yelling at times contradictory commands, threats, destabilizing his men/suspects, and his ability to control the situation. Why were they maintaining such distance from the suspects? One assumes because they don't want to project themselves as targets to the room door... fear of a rifleman in there etc. Which makes sense right up tell the point the suspect is shot, and they basically stand right in front of the door after stepping over his dead body and play key card confusion.

backing up to the point the suspect moved his hands back the first time. The Sargent should have quickly realized this is one of two things...he has a gun, or he's freaking out...either or would have been handled with a tazer shot. A low risk solution with a rifle trained on the man at the time. If the man is "freaking out" the tazer would have been the level headed approach. If he had a weapon, well with a rifle trained on him as it was...I don't see the tazer as a "risk" to the officers, and clearly would have been beneficial to the suspect as it worked out.

Bottom line.... I understand why the officer was acquitted. I do NOT understand why the Sargent is still employed, or ever was.. And honestly if I was that department I would be taking a HARD look at how many errors were made here, and what is wrong with their system. At the very least...a preventable tragedy. Bordering in my opinion on negligent training/tactics/execution.


Construction and Building / Re: The Oracle...Jared's Corner
« on: December 11, 2017, 01:11:31 PM »
No TRN.... much like they won't allow me on Naked and Afraid because.... skills =P

I was thinking of using small LED Spa/hot-tub/pool lights permanently mounted to the gutters. You could use multi color lights which would afford you to light up your home like a Hot tub.... lights that dance to a Christmas beat, change colors LoL  Think of the possibilities.

Mount them so the UV won't get them and the wiring. 12V so they are cheap to run *kinda*  I think it's a sound idea that will be the envy of the neighborhood. 

I like this idea so much I think I may use it myself..

If I lived in town I'd especially in-cooperate this with my front lawn rock garden machine gun nest idea. But out here, these things are not near as amusing.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: December 11, 2017, 12:52:27 PM »
Nate....  That would be my guess yeah. I best get that shop up and running, the projects are piling up LoL At the rate we are suffering truck failures, I may have to put some doors back on Patch, fix the lift pump and put it back in action to fill in.

Build Threads / Re: SquareD Part 8, This thing ever going to get finished?
« on: December 11, 2017, 10:56:32 AM »
No pressure Don... just keeping the dream  :laugh:

I can relate to the other projects aspect... I am about to begin the battle of me vs old Case skid steer. Some nit wit hid my spare air compressor in a rather hard to get to location....so need to move some heavy stuff and well...it best start LoL

My wife finds the availability of compressed air to be very handy for certain tasks in the home. Pre plumbing a few lines into possible use areas minimizes needed hose lengths/clutter.

Built in Christmas lights... has to be better than a ladder and prayer LoL

Build Threads / Re: SquareD Part 8, This thing ever going to get finished?
« on: December 11, 2017, 10:45:47 AM »
Monday Square D date 12/11/17 .......

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: December 11, 2017, 10:41:58 AM »
It was Kays B day Saturday... spent the day with family, did some shooting, and then in typical Kay style she fixed a meal for a king.

Sunday was spent retrieving the sons beater suburban that had the 10bolt rear end fail in the middle of nowhere. The rest if the day was used hanging drywall because that project never ends LoL

Construction and Building / Re: The Oracle...Jared's Corner
« on: December 11, 2017, 10:30:13 AM »
I will agree quality thick copper is not as easy to buy as it use to be. I got lucky, a local city tore down a old school. I bought the gym floor and the copper boiler pluming for $300. I have been using that stash for 10 years now and haven't hardly dented it LoL

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