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Abilene, SASS # 27489

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  • Birthday 09/04/1952

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    Leander, TX, C.K.U.
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    music, photography, WD5N

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  1. Add me to those who had the motor fail on an older Dillon vibrational tumbler, and finding out that motor was discontinued. So I went back to my Lyman and it's still plugging away.
  2. I would be very glad that the live primer only broke in two and didn't fire when down in the action. Might not have hurt anything, but who knows? Occasionally one or two of my ancient REM-UMC Brass shotgun hulls is minus the fired primer after the cleaning process, not sure when it actually came out.
  3. This won't help any, just an aside. I've had a ham radio license for 56 years, but have been inactive almost since I started CAS, but it's in my blood and I'll get back to it. A friend of mine used to make comparisons of the similarities between bird-watching and radio contesting. I have similarly made mental comparisons and parallels between radio contesting and CAS. While I have been inactive, SO2R has become very popular. Single-Operator-2-Radio: they listen to two radios on two different frequencies simultaneously, listening to one in each ear, with electronic or mechanical switching of the transmittng frequency. It takes a lot of practice and coordination, but the regular one radio and one frequency at a time operator is now at a disadvantage. I was actually fairly good (I think I may still hold a world record in a minor category since '97). I do NOT think I would want to put in the work to learn SO2R. I can imagine the same scenario in CAS. Someone who shot duelist years ago and is now getting back into it will find themselves at a disadvantage due to the way the category has "progressed" with DD. But then, all the other CAS styles have also progressed in speed so someone who shot traditional-style 20 years ago would be fairly shocked at how fast folks are shooting today as well.
  4. I'm guessing that after they came out with the '66, the two were called the Henry and the Winchester.
  5. Those are often called Frankenguns. Pietta makes a model just like that. Being a .44 with a brass frame you might want to keep keep the loads on the lighter side.
  6. Maybe load up a minimal charge of each and shoot to compare?
  7. When picking I like to watch the shooter to see where the brass is going. Often I will see one here or there in the grass and make a mental note of it. But just looking away for a second or two then looking back and it has disappeared!
  8. Attach the slide to a regular belt to wear where a shotgun belt would be worn.
  9. Or punch a small hole through the rubber cups and secure them with small nuts and bolts, either before or after the little screws fail.
  10. Just an aside, but long ago a shooter told me his Henry was more accurate an long distance than his 30" '73. He said it was due to the Henry barrel was very "stiff" because of the attached magazine, whereas the 30" barrel was more "wavy". I still think the 30" '73's are cool. A pard, Jake Jones, used to have two of them in his cart (before burglars got them), and one club used to have 26(?) knockdown targets that you could use ANY CAS-legal gun combination to shoot (back in the "good ol' days" of course). He would load up both '73's and just shoot those and he always won that stage.
  11. The expensive ones are made by Rocky Mountain Cartridge Co. https://www.rockymountaincartridge.com They are heavy, full thickness so you use the same gauge wads, and they use 209 primers. Their 12 ga shells were $6 each 20 years ago! Stepping on them will just hurt your foot.
  12. Uberti USA was the importer of "generic" Ubertis back before Beretta bought Uberti. Uberti USA then morphed into VTI gun parts, and a "generic" Uberti is now imported as a Stoeger.
  13. Today we were holding a garage sale for my 97-year-old mom. An elderly fellow wearing a Korean War Vet cap dropped by and visited for a bit. He was very lively and sharp. He was also 91 years old. His name is Robert McAnear. He handed me a card from a stack in his pocket, and asked me to share it if I liked. It was a poem he wrote: A NAME ON THE WALL I did not know you... You are from far away. ...from a small town I never knew. I did not see you when you fell. ...I did not hear your last breath, nor feel your last pulse. ...I only know you died. ...for the same cause that my friends died. The difference is that I heard their cries, and heard the sounds that brought this pain. ...Their blood mixed with mine, and I felt their hands...holding on to me. ...and I could not help them. I could tell their loved ones how they died, ...but I can never know their pain. ...or understand what they tried to say. I can only remember what I saw... in their eyes, in the half light, and I know they died for all of us...but...not alone. I cannot tell you what they said - that was only for those they leave behind, heart to heart, soul to soul, ..not to be shared with others. These were private thoughts - not for strangers - I do not know you, but my friend died, ...holding my hand, and, I honor you both the same. You both died for all of us, ...and you will be remembered. by Robert McAnear
  14. Depends. I have some Rem-UMC brass 12 gauge shells that I have reloaded over 50 times and they were used when I got them.
  15. To me, the Bisley looks like an SAA with osteoporosis.
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