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  1. I’m going to be making venison summer sausage this weekend using Backwoods LEM mix. What wood would you recommend for smoking it? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. 14 hours on this bone in pork butt on the smoker with apple and a little cherry. Came out awesome. Put it on at 2:45AM. New to this stuff but it sure is fun. Got chicken on now with pecan.
  3. Yeah, I watched the videos as well. The issue wasn’t getting them to actually mount, it was getting them to mount in a way that the sticks wouldn’t be digging into my legs or keeping the whole setup from folding flat. I ended up ditching that mounting block and strapping them onto the stand two on each side of the main support. They “stick out” a lot with a block of 4 of them too. I think the sticks with only 2 steps would be completely different as they’re so much shorter. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. I am a first time ford truck owner and my experience has not been great so far. I have a 2018 super crew with the 5.0 liter. I thought I did my homework on trucks, but I guess I didn’t do enough. I was dead set on the 5 liter because I historically keep my trucks a long time and turbos scared me off a bit. Turns out my 5 liter is using oil, even after the dealer having it for a month replacing the cylinder heads. I suspect now they’ll do the short block. They couldn’t get Ford to go for the long block before... I’m also not in love with the way the 10 speed transmission behaves. Long story long, I love the way the truck looks, and I bought it because I thought it wouldn’t rust being aluminum, but I can’t say I’m totally happy with it. The 2.7 seems to be fine, as well as the 3.5. Maybe in 2021 they’ve got the 5.0 sorted out. I know I’m not answering your question specifically, but I thought it was worthwhile to share. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. I have the XOP stand and sticks. If if I’m being isn’t Lone Wolf (I have a Sit n Climb Wide)....that said, the sticks (I have the ones with three steps) are easy to use, and the stand is totally fine. The little block thing that allegedly can be mounted to the stand to hold the sticks on the stand didn’t work for me no matter how I tried to mount it. That said, I’m not remorseful of the purchase. I think with practice it could be a great tool. I won’t use it often, but I will use it. I bought the similar Hawk setup with two steps too... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Thanks for the info. I must say, I made jump from VX3’s to VX5’s on a couple rifles. They are really nice. I still don’t ever find the VX3 lacking. I’m sure that VXR is a good one. Good luck with the sale! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. What’s the Leupold? Looks like a vx5hd... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. What smoker? Looks great! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Figured this is as good a spot as any, but apologies in advance if it’s a hijack. I am planning to make my first sausage ever and have purchased Backwoods (LEM) breakfast blend seasoning. For that I’m not planning on using casings, just ground. For this, I was planning about 80-20 venison to pork fat. Also was thinking I’d run some already ground in with the pork and grind it through a medium plate. Does that sound like a good plan? I also bought a summer sausage seasoning pack and some fibrous cases. I have meat that has not been ground yet and wanted advice on what to mix in with it. Was thinking pork and pork fat originally, but also wanted opinions on beef or a mix of pork and beef with the venison. I do not have a stuffer, just a grinder with a three plates and a tube. I also have a jerky shooter thing. Any input is appreciated. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. I have a couple of the newer Browning BAR Shorttrac rifles in .308. I have always liked the idea of one in .243 as well. My .308’s are every bit as accurate as the Browning bolt guns I have in the same caliber. I can’t speak to other models or brands (besides the AR designs that also are very accurate) but I really like mine for hunting. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. I like the idea of form fitting seat covers to protect my truck seats and to make easier to clean. Neoprene seems to be a popular option. Do any of you have them? Are they hot in the summer? How have they held up? Do they look cheap? Thanks! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Just my opinion, but I’d spend money making habitat improvements on my own land before I paid for a lease if I had to choose one. If you can or are doing that already, then yeah more spots is great. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. I will tell you I’ve done the live in a subdivision, go to the lease every weekend 100 miles away, the live in a subdivision and have my own hunting property, and now the house and the hunting property all in one. I don’t have a dog, but I can tell you I have a happier wife and kids since I’m “home” more now. Keep sanctuary areas on your property and you’ll be happy you can hunt out your back door. It is an amazing thing not having to get in your truck and drive to your hunting spot. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. 102.5 grains of H4895?!? Holy smokes that’s awesome! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. How about draping a towel or something loosely over the breech (obviously being sure the hammer is free)? I bet you could muffle it to almost inaudible. Tuck under coat or hand muff thing or something... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk