Bay Flats Lodge is the premier fishing (and duck hunting) lodge on the upper Texas Gulf Coast. Located in the quiet fishing village of Seadrift, the lodge and facilities are first-class. No long truck rides to the boat ramp – the dock is a short stroll out the front door. You will fish the San Antonio Bay system including the back side of primitive Matagorda Island. Continue reading “Bay Flats Lodge”
Fishing in Texas
Good times fishing with the boys
I came across this picture this morning of my two boys from our first season on the hunting lease about 5 years ago. It was spring and we were exploring the place and did a little fishing at one of the tanks on the property. That smile on David’s face is what it is all about.
Savage Precision Carbine .308
This article is part one of a long-term field test of the Savage Precision Carbine. Now that it is legal to hunt whitetail deer in Texas with a suppressor, I was searching for a suitable host platform. I quickly settled on the .308 cartridge because of the availability of factory threaded barrels in that caliber – usually offered as a “tactical” or “law enforcement” model – and the adaptability of that cartridge. My criteria: A short 18″ – 20″ barrel, detachable box magazine, decent factory stock out of the box, and a reputation for accuracy. A great trigger is a must but I was willing to drop in a Timney or Jewell if needed. The Savage Precision Carbine quickly became the obvious choice. Continue reading “Savage Precision Carbine .308”
AAC Model 7 300 Blackout
The AAC Model 7 300 Blackout rifle is breaking my heart. It reminds me of the hot new girl in town that everyone is after who turned out to be hard to live with.
The AAC Model is essentially a Remington Model 7 fitted with the AAC .30 caliber barrel. It is a short, lightweight, cool little gun that I really want to like (a lot). Specifications: Continue reading “AAC Model 7 300 Blackout”
Weatherby Vanguard II 308 Suppressor Ready project
After getting such great results from the Weatherby Vanguard II 7mm08 we tested earlier I thought to myself, “it would be great if I could run a can on this gun” . I contacted Tim at Weatherby and suggested they should offer these rifles in a shorter, threaded barrel given how popular hunting with suppressors has become. He was interested.. Continue reading “Weatherby Vanguard II 308 Suppressor Ready project”
6.8 SPC II Custom Build Rifle
There have been countless wildcat cartridges over the years. One recent trend has been the various efforts to modify the standard AR15 to shoot a heavier, more lethal bullet. The crazy hype surrounding the 300 Blackout is but one example. For my money, the 6.8 SPC is the best of the lot for general all-around use. Continue reading “6.8 SPC II Custom Build Rifle”