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  1. 8 points
    My thoughts? Honestly? I would rather go fishing than shoot stages like that.
  2. 7 points
    Wild Bunch is a side match..... (ducks and hides).
  3. 7 points
    Anytime it's above 40 F , below 90 F and no rain a day at the range is a fun day.
  4. 6 points
  5. 6 points
  6. 5 points
    Fun is 100% subjective. There is no "fun" scale I can look at to determine if I think a match would be one I wish to attend. So I have to look at the actual metrics of a match and base my opinion on that. Clean shooters is a metric that I can use to judge not only the target sizes and distances; but the clarity of the stage writing as well. And because events rarely happen in a vacuum - those same club officers who make the effort to write matches with clear instructions and well placed targets are more likely to be paying attention to all the other details as well. I go to cowboy shoots to shoot. Everything that is not the match is a (way, way) distant second in my valuation. I'm not there to dance - I'm not there to listen to cowboy poetry - I'm not there for whiskey tastings - I came to shoot. Clean shooters is my most valuable measurement to determine the attractiveness of a match.
  7. 5 points
    Icy. It warmed up nicely to near 50 though.
  8. 5 points
    When the bottle busts and it’s all over the carpet it’s called “Oh sh**!”
  9. 5 points
    Lone Ranger and Tonto were riding along when they were suddenly surrounded by 100 indians that looked mean as hell. The Lone Ranger said to Tonto,"Kemosabe, what should we do?" Tonto said, " What do you mean Kemosabe, white man"?
  10. 5 points
    Insecurity and uncertainty can be your friends!!
  11. 4 points
    Huh? Wha?? (gotta get me another cup!)
  12. 4 points
    I think I made the right decision to take my name out of the running for the position. I would end up in jail for sure. TM
  13. 4 points
  14. 4 points
    The good doctor prescribed a belt that holds 12. Doc Noper, that is. The most I have used on a "shotgun only" stage is 8. But if you are moving, shells can fall out. And under the timer you can fumble a reload. Nice to go to the belt and find a few more you can grab.
  15. 4 points
    Shouldn't think of these as Blackouts. Consider them practice if the "Green New Deal" ever gets implemented.
  16. 3 points
    I dressed up as Richard Pryor with his hair on fire one year and everybody thought that was a hoot, wonder what the reaction would be now days? My how things have changed.
  17. 3 points
    Man, those oldies are scarier than anything I've seen in recent years!
  18. 3 points
    Shipping or not shipping guns to California pards
  19. 3 points
    C'mon Phantom, You know there is that mythic shooter group out there that can't run their guns quickly; but when presented with pistol targets at 75 yards will somehow suddenly take over the top positions. We have heard this nonsense for years. And it is always new shooters presenting it.
  20. 3 points
    Maybe we should get Dairy Queen to charge more to the unclean, fast shooters
  21. 3 points
    Only if your State allows it! Some of our 50 States are "may issue" locales where carrying concealed without a permit can get your guns impounded and you fitted for a pair of bracelets. Know your State and Local laws. When in doubt, have your guns in locked cases, and ammo separate from the guns. Either in the trunk, or if an SUV, in the cargo compartment. Laws in some areas might not even allow that. Check the published laws first, before relying on what you many hear or see in online forums.
  22. 3 points
    Howdy First off, wood is a natural product, so the color can vary from stock to stock. It is true that both Cimarron and Taylor's import Uberti products, and other than the name stamped on the barrel, they are identical. What many shooters don't realize is that when they left the factory, most Winchesters had a red stain applied to the wood under the varnish. Most are used to seeing old guns where the old finish oxidized, or has been refinished. More of a brown walnut color is going to be present on an old gun. This model 1873 left the factory in 1887. The old varnish wore off years ago and the wood was refinished with oil at some point. Hence the brown color. This old Winchester was refinished at some point, The wood was stained and refinished to resemble the way it looked when it left the factory. Notice how much redder it is. Pretty similar to the color of a new Uberti stock.
  23. 3 points
    Bah, not real unless they have chicken wire in front of the stage!
  24. 3 points
    Howdy Pretty much if you want to be competitive with a '97 you have to perfect the technique of loading one shot after another by grabbing a round from you belt loops and throwing it into the chamber. Loading and shooting a '97 any other way is not very competitive. I have a lovely old '97 that left the factory in 1909. But I realized right away I was not going to be competitive with it. Was not going to be able to perfect that technique. So instead I went with a SXS. This nice old Stevens Model 250 was probably made around 1908. Somebody before me cut the barrels down to 24". I'm not very competitive with it, but I sure like blasting targets with it.
  25. 3 points
    Not a fan of the slide. Some stages will have 6 SG targets. And you might need extra if you need a makeup. Might even need more than that. Have had some shotgun side matches have 8 SG targets. So would say for me. 8 minimum. One reason I prefer the SG belt over slide. With the slide and that many rounds in the slide. It kind of limits where and how you place your holsters. Lets don't forget your rifle reloads you will need also. With the SG belt. I can place my holsters closer together if I want. Still have room for all the SG shells I need and also have my rifle reloads on my SG belt. My belt has room for 6 shells on one side. 5 rifle reloads in the middle. 6 more SG shells on the other side. You will see shooters use more SG belts than slides mainly because of the reasons listed above.
  26. 2 points
    I'm sorry I didn't have a clever insult for you. I know I haven't done so in some time and that you must miss that. Put some Tupelo honey on a biscuit and wash it down with some Jack Daniels on my behalf sometime.
  27. 2 points
    Of course the Baptist Category would require "Cross" draw Duh
  28. 2 points
    So I am relying on very old memories to answer this question. Sepharia translates as people of the book. Sephariam therefore would be books or more accurately texts of the Old Testament or of Talmudic teachings.
  29. 2 points
  30. 2 points
    That article made me feel woke. It sounds more like another excuse to raise at eyebrow against shooting in the holy name of climate change and environmental hatred. So woke that on my way home today, I am going to stop and buy a six pack of sugary soft drinks in plastic bottles and then throw throw the plastic rings and bottle right in the garbage. ...then I'm going to eat meat, dairy, and gluten for dinner
  31. 2 points
    I don't want to cheat Smoking Dave out of a sale but it looks to me like a tapered stick and a tapered hole. But there are at least two places to buy them ready made. Here is a link to the ones made by Capandball guy https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F153674302542 He also markets reproduction cartridge boxes. Found a third on flea-bay https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F303298198820 .
  32. 2 points
    The best I could come up with is on my Tombstone I'd like it to say............. Well....Bye!
  33. 2 points
    Whadda ya mean, "could have?" Why... I had me a glass o' Cabernet just last night!
  34. 2 points
    Did you confuse the Tiger Balm Muscle Gel for the Preparation H again? :-)
  35. 2 points
    If % clean =fun....Black Gold must be great fun with 25% clean shooters! Crips, I even shot it clean! I've long suggested that we should be allowed to throw out our worse stage and be scored on the remaining. I want to change my alias to " One Bad Stage"
  36. 2 points
    As member of the WarTrace family, thank you to all the workers, especially the spouses & families of our volunteer workers/leaders!! They do a ton of work that no one ever sees!! Another fun filled State!! Congrats to all that participated!!
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  38. 2 points
    Nothing wrong with celebrating good wherever and whenever it happens. Glad and you had a good time with your sons.
  39. 2 points
    SXS, single trigger... easier and faster for me... plus a pump gun just doesn't seem very "western"
  40. 2 points
    Bombing a small island - has to drop over water so the forward momentum will carry the ordnance to the land.
  41. 2 points
    I'm not saying y'all're wrong, because I've never loaded paper, and I've never loaded black powder shotshells. But IF in the 1880s all there was was black powder, and IF all there were was paper shotshells, and IF you can only shoot black powder out of paper one time, Then why did they invent shotshell reloading tools back then? It don't make sense.
  42. 2 points
    So what's your point, Bob? I'm a male chauvinist pig and proud of it. That being said, there's noting nicer than a gun totin' gal. Remember the Swedish bikini team? I also believe in treating a woman like a Lady until SHE proves that she doesn't deserve it.
  43. 2 points
    While you have the magazine tube opened up, polish the port hole, clean and polish inside of tube, apply wax, trim magazine spring to no more than 3" longer than the tube. On the 1894c you can probably go as short as 2". I made this tube mod to my Marlin 1894c.
  44. 1 point
    W, I have probably shot near a 1000 rounds of 454 ammo thru several 454s, all Freedom Arms. I still own a 6" and 10" although seldom fire them since I have given up most hunting of big game. I also shot a 475 Lin in a M87 FA that was in test and I came to conclusion that the 454 Casull would do all I needed it to do for game and much more versatile in loading A 260 at near 1900 to a 185 at 1400 are favorite loads. Bullseye can give you nice "pussycat" loads with most any bullet if desiring just a practice load. 454 C is one excellent cartridge. I have taken some 18 bull elk with one, including several well over 100 yards, an antelope, pigs, numerous whitetail, and even Mountain goat. If one has the desire, the recoil will not be factor. I guess I was one of those because I practiced with full house loads and actually enjoyed it. But then that's part of the thrill of hunting. Yes, trigger discipline is a must, but it should be with any gun for the serious hunter, especially the handgun hunter. Personally, I would not recommend 454 in Ruger as I feel there are bargains out there on used FAs that would be better. If ever a question, be glad to help. In my IHMSA days, I enjoyed FA 10" M87s in 353, 41, and 44 mag. Such accuracy in revolvers. Note: When I shot the 475 in test I was at a writers event and another writer had just tried it. I was hesitant in trying it but he said that recoil was not bad, "it would just roll to side of your head". He actually was quite right. The recoil was certainly there but handling was not bad since it did have that roll to side on its way up. I do think 454 might be more rearward, bet I have hit my cap/hat brim a time or two.
  45. 1 point
    I use what they come with the rammer on the pistol. I can load 2 pistols in the time it takes to run two shooters through at the unloading table. Where I usually charge the cylinders. Don't need no fancy contraption! 51 Navies, ROA's and 1858's Ike
  46. 1 point
    Safe travels and may your new home be a blessing in many ways. Knowing some of the Pards from Indiana, I can understand your feelings of leaving. ..........Widder
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  48. 1 point
    Also-Let's not forget who he is related to........ She is pull'n his strings for sure OLG
  49. 1 point
    Allie Mo Are you questioning the moderators by opening a new post on a closed thread? How rude!
  50. 1 point
    I know how to find out. Just wait and see.
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