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irish ike, SASS #43615

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  1. The "standards" to manage by haven't really been effectively applied. Or consistently applied across the entire country. Has anyone ever seen a "smoke" standard contested at a match? What match has ever created test rounds to compare against a shooters contested BP rounds? Has anyone ever seen a "mouse fart" load contested at a match? As in using a chronograph and determining the Power Factor? Has anyone ever seen a moose killer load contested. As in someone shows up with factory magnum loads. Rules without management and enforcement are just so much paper filler.
  2. I've been involved in many Federal contracts that had the buy American clause. No one pays attention to it.
  3. Many of our club members have stopped reloading SG shells. They can buy them for almost the same cost.
  4. Standardize a subjective application of "smoke". I'll wait.
  5. We're down about 30%. COVID, Old age and burn out. The other thing we have noticed; 1. no interest in a summer picnic or Xmas diner. 2. We used to have members come out on Friday and camp all weekend. Potlucks, side match practice, beach chair 22's etc. Now nothing. 3. People show up, shoot and leave. 4. people complain if you have a lot of movement and if the targets can't be hit with the gun barrel. Oh well
  6. We'll depend on foreign manufacturers. And the price will go up. 1 lb Goex 2F 20 years ago $10/lb Now with shipping, hazmat, and taxes it's right at $40/lb!$ Making your own is a risky proposition.
  7. This, like how do we attract new, "younger" members has been hashed over Young people want to shoot semi-autos, AR's and tactical shotguns. It gives them the opportunity to shoot multiple shooting sports. SASS guns let you shoot..............SASS
  8. We tried shooting WB and SASS together. One of the biggest issues is a different set of rules for each. Spotters and TO's needed to be well versed in each. DIdn't happen. That and target types and number of rounds was a deterent.
  9. It's fading because of aging of it's members. The ultimate reason, he got old and died!
  10. The whole BP standard of does it make enough smoke is a joke. It should have been based on some sort of chrono FPS standard. The issue being no one wants to set up a chronograph. Power factor doesn't work because my 32-20 rounds with a full case of FFFG doesn't compare to a 45 Colt, or 38 special.
  11. The 7th explosion at the plant since 1997. Yikes, not a very good track record! Not knowing the cause and effect one could guess the cost to repair/rebuild the plant exceeds the ability to pay for it out of profits or a loan in a reasonable time. So close it down. I bet their insurance went up a bit after each explosion?
  12. I thought the discussion on smoke factor was dead. Apparently it still floats to the surface.
  13. In the gunfight scene Costner gets off at least 15 rounds from his 6 shooter???????? I just watched it and tried to count them.
  14. I checked with 15 BP sales/vendors this morning. GOEX does not exist on anyones shelves. I finally found some from a non-shooter source.
  15. Count the shots from Costner during the gunfight before he reloads, Way more than 6. Costner said the director and editor wanted the scene and weren't worried about accuracy. So its Hollywooded!
  16. I shoot BP. My bp pistols are all 44 caliber. For my conversion cylinder in my ROA I use the Cowboy 45 brass. Gives me the same recoil as the 44 round ball load. I wanted to shoot a Single action Colt clone. No way was I going to load 44-40, my 73 is 44-40, and use fillers to get the recoil down. So Bought a set of 32-20 Colt clones. And a 73 in 32-20. Pistols shoot great. Rifle is too heavy. Small hole means more weight. I didn't go to 38's because they are not bottleneck cases. Saw too many issues with blowback.
  17. Loc al CCW instructor, you can enter places that have these signs. If caught they'll ask you to leave or call the cops. If the cops show up they'll ask you to leave. Leave and be done with it. It's when the person carrying a gun, in a place that says no, starts jumping on the civil and constitutional rights thing they get arrested.
  18. We were targeted and blown up while were dancing and setting up.
  19. But you can only use 5 of the cylinders. And how would you handle re-loads if needed?
  20. All I know is the gas prices here locally went down to an all time low under Trump. $2.29/G Dec. 2020
  21. But demand is down because people aren't driving to work. The government has created a whole new way to count not count the unemployed. Our gas prices went up $1.50 in 3 months. The middle of winter when demand was down.
  22. Reservations don't pay taxes on certain products, gas and cigarettes have no tax.
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