| Outdoor Board|| Shhh...... - CoastieGM on 3/7/14 at 8:30 am|
My lovely wife has been gently riding my arse to sell a gun for any new gun purchase.
On Monday, I fired (not "shot") someone's Taurus Tracker .357 w/ported 6" bbl. I absolutely [u]loved[/u] it. (.38 rounds felt like a .22 magnum).
She's in Alaska right now…I'm in Texas…..
| Outdoor Board|| UPDATE w/Pics - Kid Hide Tanning Kit w/DVD - I HIGHLY recommend for kids - CoastieGM on 3/6/14 at 12:58 pm|
I got this for my 11 yr old. The best $40 I've ever spent.
It's not just kept him interested and busy for hours, but DAYS and WEEKS.
Dang kid is producing soft and pliable squirrel hides far superior to anything I ev...
| Outdoor Board|| Fired the Taurus Tracker mod 627 .357 (ported) yesterday - CoastieGM on 3/5/14 at 6:11 am|
I've been looking for a pistol solution for the wife & kids fishing/dip netting/clamming in Alaska. They can barely handle a regular .357 firing 200 grain bear loads. Can't get off an accurate follow-up shot in time for bear charge. (Heck, I'm doing good to get off 2, maybe 3 [u]good[/u] rapid shots...
| Outdoor Board|| How Moose Attack - CoastieGM on 3/1/14 at 8:32 am|
Using hooves, not antlers. The first time I've seen a video depicting this.
It's always been difficult to describe in words what happened when I had fend off one of those bastards last year....those ...
| Food and Drink Board|| Roadkill for Mama - CoastieGM on 2/26/14 at 11:24 am|
So I'm driving home from the grocery when I pass my 2 youngest kiddos (ages 4 and 11) in the road messing with a roadkill squirrel. They give me a quick background and ask if they can take it home to process.
Unfortunately, I knew Mama Coastie would have a total cow and strongly object, so I told...
| Outdoor Board|| Roadkill for Mama - CoastieGM on 2/26/14 at 12:09 am|
The entire family is down in Texas right now.
So I'm driving home from the grocery when I pass my 2 youngest kiddos (ages 4 and 11) in the street messing with a roadkill squirrel. They give me a quick background and ask if they can take it home to process.
Unfortunately, I knew Mama Coastie wo...
| Outdoor Board|| Moss grows on the north side...SAFETY WARNING - CoastieGM on 2/22/14 at 10:40 pm|
So I'm installing a new furnace vent pipe at a rental property yesterday. The south-facing part of the shingle roof (right) is mostly clean, and the north-facing part of the roof (left) is discolored by typical lichen growth.
| Outdoor Board|| Red Wing Black Bird - CoastieGM on 2/13/14 at 1:47 pm|
I told the boy grab his air rifle nail as many nasty-ass grackles as he could behind the house.
In the resultant pile of carcasses were a few red wing black birds.
How are they on the normal person edibility scale? ("normal person" as opposed to someone who thinks possum pie with nutria dick-c...
| Outdoor Board|| Mon. C & D…Bullwinkle Style - CoastieGM on 2/10/14 at 5:42 pm|
Wife flew from Anchorage yesterday to meet me in Houston. She brought this from our freezer...
(gawd I love my wife!!!)
Cooked it into a chili like this…
| Outdoor Board|| Offshore fishing in Mexico? - CoastieGM on 2/1/14 at 6:53 am|
You sure don't want this dude to Skipper your outing...
| Outdoor Board|| Man goes to pub after shark attack - CoastieGM on 1/30/14 at 2:45 pm|
Bass-ass New Zealand kid.
Did BP or Tyger ever sow their oats in New Zealand 25 years ago? :lol:...
| Outdoor Board|| Basic Hide Tanning Kit (SOFT HIDE, not stiff) - CoastieGM on 1/25/14 at 8:47 am|
Need a recommendation.
Looking for a basic hide tanning kit for my 11 yr old son who wants to tan some squirrel hides. We want a soft, pliable hide when all is done.
The way I always preserved hides when I was a kid ended up with stiff hides. Want to learn about making soft hides.
What say ...
| Outdoor Board|| Paging LoneStarTiger - CoastieGM on 1/23/14 at 5:40 pm|
Park here and explore.
I've kept this area to myself for 30 years (even have a little postage-stamp lot bordering the forest just down the road for private access). But I'm living in Alaska and New Mexico most of the time and seldom go to this area any longer. Lots of game...
| Outdoor Board|| Hiking / Camping Sam Houston Natl Forest (pics) - CoastieGM on 1/23/14 at 4:47 pm|
Went north of Montgomery, TX to do a little backpacking and minimalist camping last week. I own a little postage stamp size lot that backs up to the Sam Houston National Forest so I have private access.
Beautiful drive...passed the old boundary sign...
| Outdoor Board|| ConvertedTiger-Thanks for Tip - CoastieGM on 1/23/14 at 10:16 am|
The OB needs a little schoolin' by ConvertedTiger. I tried out the technique CT recommended for skinning a squirrel tail [link=(http://www.tigerdroppings.com/rant/p/47799209/Squirrel-Hide.aspx)]LINK[/link].
Man, it worked like a charm...and I mean PERFECTLY!
| Outdoor Board|| Squirrel Hide - CoastieGM on 1/22/14 at 11:19 am|
My 11 yr old squirrel assassin nailed a couple grey ones this morning.
He wants to keep a couple pelts as trophies before we head back up to Alaska.
The tail. How necessary to get that bone out? Dang that thing sure is small...gonna be a pain in the arse to split open. Will it just dry out or...
| Outdoor Board|| Later guys - CoastieGM on 1/13/14 at 1:21 pm|
Hmmm...Chamber of Commerce weather.....at a good stopping point on tasks....nothing pressing right now.
Screw it. I'm packing my backpack and heading out to Sam Houston Nat'l Forrest until I feel like coming back. Ya'll enjoy your work week!
sure is nice being retired sometimes... :moon:...
| Outdoor Board|| Which OB'er USED to be a reporter? (NSFW) - CoastieGM on 1/11/14 at 9:18 am|
Like a firearm, I guess a reporter should always assume a camera is always loaded ready to go.
| Outdoor Board|| Everyone forgot about Freeze/Ice Storm of Jan 1988? - CoastieGM on 1/7/14 at 10:24 am|
Jan '88 seems to be forgotten. [link=(http://www.srh.noaa.gov/hun/?n=hunsurold_jan1988snow)]January of 1988[/link].
I was going to get out ahead of the front to catch deer on the move. 3-inches of ice developed, cold as shite. Truck was unmovable. Couldn't even open doors. Was miles out in deep...
| Outdoor Board|| Squirrel Assassin's Haul - Need Recipe Ideas - CoastieGM on 1/5/14 at 5:37 pm|
Took away the boy's .410 cause he was killing more game than he/we could process when we got to Texas.
Restricting him to a .177 pump air rifle helped, but he still gets anywhere from 4 to 15 squirrels every morning by 9am (typically running around barefoot).
Any ideas on what to do with 40+ ...
| Outdoor Board|| OB Educashun: "Shot" vs "Fired" - CoastieGM on 12/29/13 at 11:52 am|
Ok brethren. I've kept my mouth shut for over a year, but I'm feeling a little crotchety today.
We all know clips ain't magazines and vice versa. And we know clipazines are cute and common as squatch.
We SHOOT a deer. We SHOOT a thief or other 2-legged undesirable. Some folks even SHOOT a...
| Outdoor Board|| Tis the Season... - CoastieGM on 12/25/13 at 9:27 pm|
...to bust a cap in the arse of that freaking ______________ (fill in blank with "[i]neighbor's cat[/i]", "[i]uncollared loose dog[/i]", etc.), now that you have sound cover from all the fireworks thru New Year.
| Outdoor Board|| Wife is REALLY hatin' on moose - CoastieGM on 12/23/13 at 6:50 am|
A moose attacked us last winter when we were just walking down the street minding our own business.
Now last night, a moose was in the driveway reaching over Mama Coastie's car to eat old crabapples up in a tree...
| Outdoor Board|| Gators Using Tools to Hunt? - CoastieGM on 12/14/13 at 7:06 pm|
Have you ever seen this?
| Outdoor Board|| Water Oak: How close to a house? - CoastieGM on 12/11/13 at 8:08 am|
I have a young 10-yr old water oak tree near where I need to construct a small building on the back of a lot in Houston (not just a storage building, but a "Tiny House").
How close can I have a water oak to a building?
What if I trench between the tree and proposed building site and install ...
| Outdoor Board|| American Firearm Quality Going to Hell? - CoastieGM on 12/4/13 at 1:00 pm|
Last year my son buys a Remington 870. Shells kept getting jammed in chamber. Chamber required boring out.
Yesterday, my son gets his first 1911. A beautiful Springfield Armory black stainless steel. Trigger isn't for shite. Piss poor workmanship. Feels like burrs or something, even after 500 roun...
| Outdoor Board|| Blowing out Water Pipes (pics)- Freeze Spinoff - CoastieGM on 11/27/13 at 12:42 pm|
Having rental properties, here's what I do for vacant properties, RV, and camp house.
Get these parts...
and make this...
| Outdoor Board|| .357 Plinking Ammo - CoastieGM on 11/26/13 at 9:05 am|
Is it just me, or is .357 ammo still at full-retard prices?
Cheapest thing I can find is $0.46/rd. I don't recall it being anywhere near that expensive before the shortages. Am I remembering correctly?
I know premium $1+ per round ammo is available, but I just want plinking .357 (not .38)
| Outdoor Board|| Deep-water Stingray - CoastieGM on 11/25/13 at 11:27 pm|
Anyone ever seen or heard of such a thing?
| Outdoor Board|| Magpul PMag Virgin needs advice - CoastieGM on 11/22/13 at 5:45 pm|
What's the difference between MOE, Gen M2, Gen M3, etc.?
My old AR-15 was an old Colt SP1 model from the mid-70's before I lost it in the Brazos River
I assume all mags are still totally interchangeable across all models / years?
Any real advantage/disadvantage to having the PMag with a wi...