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Name: Jesus (HeyZeus)
Gender: Male
Current location: Texas
Member since: Wed Jul 2, 2014, 09:51 AM
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Deer season has kicked off


I'm hunting hard for El Jefe above.




Still a bit warm. Hunting in 85 deg weather just don't feel right

Just bought my 1st gun of 2016





Same specs as the video, but mine is a short action Savage Arms’ 10 BA Stealth Precision Rifle in 6.5 Creedmoor. Now I need to pickup some glass.

Happy National Dog Day 2016

Our boy Ollie then


and now

Drove thru the mother of thunderstorms today

I was headed from the beach back towards Houston on SH-288. I drove 40 miles in lightning, thunder, 1/4" hail and zero visibility at times. At one point when the visibility went to zero, two rear windows on my truck shattered and blew inward. Scared the crap out of me. I looked around and saw five other vehicles with shattered windows. I didn't think the hail was big enough to do that kind of damage to be honest.





Police: Man with concealed carry permit accidentally shoots self, woman at graduation ceremony

A high school graduation in Augusta, Kan., was interrupted on Sunday by a “knucklehead situation,” police say.

Augusta Police Chief Tyler Brewer told the Wichita Eagle that a 37-year-old man with a concealed carry permit inadvertently caused a small automatic handgun to go off inside his sock during the Augusta High School commencement.

“An individual sitting on the southern portion of the stadium had brought this gun into the stadium,” Brewer said. “It was in his sock. It was uncomfortable for him. He went to adjust his sock, and the weapon went off, striking him in the foot.”

According to the Associated Press, the bullet then traveled 50 feet, hitting a woman in her calf.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/05/16/police-man-with-concealed-carry-permit-accidentally-shoots-self-woman-at-graduation-ceremony/?tid=hybrid_experimentrandom_2_na

BBQ Brisket



Cooked this 14 hours last Fri-Sat. Started with a 15 pound prime brisket from Costco. Served it with fresh creamed corn and austin baked beans. There were no left overs

Range Report: S&W M&P10 308win

So after a year of weighing build or buy scenarios for this new rifle, I ended up splitting the difference. I bought S&W's version of the AR10 (BCG, buffer tube, gas tube and barrel extension are all S&W proprietary parts) and then replaced 1/3 of the rifle before hitting the range.

I started out with this:


18” barrel with Nitride (Melonite) coating
1 in 10”- 5R rifling
Fully ambidextrous controls

Here's the finished rifle


Here's what I changed or added:
Leupold VX-3 4.5-14x40mm
Burris high rings
Geissele SSA-E trigger group
Diamondhead 15" modular rail
Giessele low proflie gas block
Magpul ACS-L stock
Daniel Defense muzzle brake
Ergo Suregrip
GG&G QR bipod mount

Here's the 100 yard results with Federal Fusion 180gr SP:


I tried four other hunting loads from 150 to 180 grains that were throwing 1-2.5" groups. I was surprised to see the heavy, low-tech soft point perform so well. When I adjusted for a 200 yard zero (2" high at 100 yards) the group only opened a smidgen. All in all I'm very satisfied with the bang for my buck on this project. I can't wait for a chance to shoot match loads and my own reloads, but that will have to wait until 2016 when deer season ends.

Sunday cooking: bbq brisket

Fired up my new smoker at 3am Sunday morning. Smoked a whole packer brisket for 14 hours. The offset smoker is more work than my BGE, but the results were delicious



So can you change a tire?

Science fiction author Robert A. Heinlein once wrote: "A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects."

Any dove hunters?

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Our dove season opens Sept. 1st in Central Texas. I need to squeeze in a few rounds of skeet to get warmed up. Here's my fav recipe for bacon-wrapped dove:


http://www.texasmonthly.com/story/bacon-wrapped-dove
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