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mountainguyed67

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What are you getting for a cord of wood out there? Price/species?

Mixed softwood (fir, sugar pine, cedar) goes for $180 - $200 per cord. That’s delivered within about twenty miles. Extra for further deliveries. Oak usually goes for $250 per cord. I just looked, one guy has oak for $200 per cord. Few people here know what a face cord or rick is. I haven't sold oak in about ten years, it’s too scarce to part with. We burn it ourselves. Those are local prices, on the coast oak goes for $350 - $375 per cord.
 

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It is odd the calibers that make it and the ones that went the way of the dodo bird.
Yes indeed.

The 284 is a great cartridge but was destined to fail from the start because it was only chambered in one or two models. And folks were afraid of a rebated cartridge.

Then you’ve got Remington with the .222, .223, and .222 Remington mag. Each of them a millimeter in case difference.
 
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Your full of it, I've killed plenty of deer with my 338. Bullet selection is important. My buck this year had minimal meat damage with the 300 mag. I've seen plenty of guys blow deer to nothing with an 06 and ballistic tip ammo. Learn to shoot you gun, and the next time I'm out at the ranch in Montana I'll remember I should have taken my 243 when were out for elk. Oh wait that will be in the safe amd I'll likely have the 338 with, again.
Sorry to offend, I dont have to over compensate, I usually hit where I aim. I have no need for the big magnums, but I dont hunt out west and I dont hunt elk or grizzlies.
 
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You folks know so much about firearms! Interesting read for the most part :) I’m mostly involved with firearms as a firearm instructor and coordinator. I have recently inherited my father’s firearms also so I’m looking forward to cleaning them, bring them back to life and bring my boys out shooting/hunting when they’re older. I wasn’t interested much as a kid (if only we could go back..) so hopefully my boys are because I still remember the couple times I went out with my father.
 
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Would this be scrounging firewood? 2loads free from a resaw mill near me
More of a 'scrounge', IMO, than some of the posts in this thread!

Many years ago I knew of a pallet factory that used to sell short ends of oak and maple: $5 per pickup load in the summer; $15 during the heating season. Not pretty, but, but kiln dried, no splitting, etc. When I first bought a wood stove insert for my fireplace, I bought large 'bundles' (about 8' long? 4' to 5' diameter?) of oak clapboard from the mills: about $60, delivered (also not technically a' scrounge', but a good deal). Bought my first electric chainsaw to cut it up.

Philbert
 
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I dont understand all those big calibers for you northern folks. Biggest magnum I own is the 7mm win mag. I only have it for shtf moments I havent ran into yet. For long range hunting, my .270 does just find and I have killed deer at 300yrds with my 30-06. Killed more deer with a 243 than anything else I have ever owned. I aint had a bear run off yet when shot with my 44mg ruger carbine or my 44mag model 29. those big 300 mag and 338 magnum are best left to those folks that shoot from mountain top to mountain top out west or across those 600 acre corn fields on elk and moose and mule deer. Hit a white tail with a 338 and you dont have nothing left to eat. Heck, most of the deer you get to shoot around here can be took with open sights and a 30-30.
I wasn't going to say anything. I hunt the mountains of MD and WV. My go to deer gun is a 250-3000 Savage 99. I know I've shot at least 80-100 deer with the 1950 model R with a Redfield 2-7. I've found that if you shoot them in the eye, no matter how big they are, they die, NOW. The 250 shoots flat enough you use the same point of aim at 200 as you do at 100. I'm getting old and soft. When I was young I loved my Contender with the 14" barrel and 4X Lobo scope, in 35 Remington. I used to want a 416 Rigby Double. Now I want a 275 Rigby bolt.
 
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Your full of it, I've killed plenty of deer with my 338. Bullet selection is important. My buck this year had minimal meat damage with the 300 mag. I've seen plenty of guys blow deer to nothing with an 06 and ballistic tip ammo. Learn to shoot you gun, and the next time I'm out at the ranch in Montana I'll remember I should have taken my 243 when were out for elk. Oh wait that will be in the safe amd I'll likely have the 338 with, again.
Sean, he did say those whoppers are for out west and big stuff. He also said something about the North East Guys. All you had to do is say you do hunt out West, and that doesn't really matter either. All you need to say is it's what you like. I've been getting into single shot target rifles and have found how easy it is to put a round in a target the size of a quarter. I haven't ruined an ounce of meat since I started shooting stuff in the eye or ear. I've been invited to hunt bear in Oregon, think I'll use one of my 1899's in 303 Savage.
 
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Ok. Back to cast iron, which if you recall is one of the self-moderated-approved topics! Just ordered this bag for my Dutch oven (the kind that smells good). We use the Dutch oven when camping, to cook with coals. Nice to have something to store it in rather than the cardboard box.
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Ok. Back to cast iron, which if you recall is one of the self-moderated-approved topics! Just ordered this bag for my Dutch oven (the kind that smells good). We use the Dutch oven when camping, to cook with coals. Nice to have something to store it in rather than the cardboard box.
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I'm heading out to the grill right now with the Le Creuset cast frying pan the family got me for my bith day. It has the serated lid that puts grill maks on the meat from the top. I put it in the grill, close the lid, and get the temps up close to 600*, then I throw the meat in the pan, put the lid on, and in 3-4 minutes the steak and chicken are perfect.
 
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...... We use the Dutch oven when camping, to cook with coals. Nice to have something to store it in rather than the cardboard box.
I too take my 4 and 6 qt dutch ovens camping and I thought about getting those bags. But I wonder how greasy/oily they get inside. So for the 6 qt, I have a Aluminum deep fry pan with handles that it just fits inside. I place the 4 qt on top and then store them in my truck box.
 
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I put the grill all the way up, came in tossed the salad, went back out the grill and skillet were at 500*. Dipped the stakes in a thin layer of olive oil and put them on. Put a can of green beans on. Drank half a beer. Steaks were on 5 minutes. Beans done. About 15 minutes start to table.
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One thing I learned about quality meat and fish, when you take it off the grill you have to eat it NOW. The meat is still hot, so it's still cooking. My first piece was perfect pink in the middle. I ran around the kitchen cleaning up a little, and when I came back the other two pieces were cooked through. They were still delicious, but the first piece was better. Back in the summer, with every one bummed out about covid, we had a mask on cook out. I had caught a big Yellow Fin Tuna a couple days before. The block party was supposed to be every one walk around and say , Hi. I rolled my grill down on the court and cooked 25 pounds of Sushi grade Tuna, took every piece straight off the grill and handed it to the next in line. Only a few of my neighbors had ever had fresh Tuna before. Lots of happy campers went home that day.

I could ramble on about that skillet. It is just one of the best presents I've ever gotten. When we caught the Tuna, one of my neighbors went. He had never been off shore before. So, the following week he took us out on the Chesapeake Bay Rock fishing. We limited out in an hour or so. Got home, filleted the fish, fired up the grill. Same recipe, a little olive oil. Since the top of the skillet is just as hot as the bottom, there is a learning curve. It only took 2 minutes to cook the Rock Fish. No flipping and cook the other side. Glad you guys got started on cast cook ware, other wise I wouldn't have done my steaks like that!
 
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Sean, he did say those whoppers are for out west and big stuff. He also said something about the North East Guys. All you had to do is say you do hunt out West, and that doesn't really matter either. All you need to say is it's what you like. I've been getting into single shot target rifles and have found how easy it is to put a round in a target the size of a quarter. I haven't ruined an ounce of meat since I started shooting stuff in the eye or ear. I've been invited to hunt bear in Oregon, think I'll use one of my 1899's in 303 Savage.
Your right, I should have handled that reply with a bit more grace.
 
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The very best free wood was from the Rail tie treatment plant. Awesome blocks of oak gum popular. Some were 18in or more long. Lawyers sued them out of business. I still have about a trailer load held back from maybe 15 years ago waiting on hard times.
More of a 'scrounge', IMO, than some of the posts in this thread!

Many years ago I knew of a pallet factory that used to sell short ends of oak and maple: $5 per pickup load in the summer; $15 during the heating season. Not pretty, but, but kiln dried, no splitting, etc. When I first bought a wood stove insert for my fireplace, I bought large 'bundles' (about 8' long? 4 to 5' diameter?) of oak clapboard from the mills: about $60, delivered (also not technically a' scrounge', but a good deal). Bought my first electric chainsaw to cut it up.

Philbert
 
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