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Matthew Duncan

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  1. 2 hours ago, Brushy Creek Bill, SASS # 49466 said:

    Been using unique in my 73 rifle in 45 colt.  Fouling on the bolt and in the action seems to build up fairly quickly, way lots faster than unique in my 357 rifle.  I know that it's the nature of the beast for the 45 cartridge but was wondering if any of y'all have come across a powder that doesn't foul quite as bad as unique.  I use this for wild bunch and it's running a power factor of approx. 167 already so "add more powder" isn't really what I'm looking for.  :huh: If any of y'all have come across a powder that really works for you I would sure like to hear about it.  Thanks, Brushy. 

    Can’t make a silk purse out a pig’s ear just as you can’t eliminate fouling shooting 45 Colt in a rifle BUT you can reduce it.


    Use a 250 grain bullet.

    Load at towards the top of the powder manufacturer’s maximum.

    A very good case crimp.

  2. 4 hours ago, Creeker, SASS #43022 said:

    …When someone is curt or dismissive - don't become angry - simply stop them and rephrase your request.  Often fun to play obliviousness to the point they realize it would be quicker to assist you than ignore you.…

    Yeah.  I ordered a small drink.  Lady told me they didn’t have a small, only medium, large and jumbo. I then asked the lady if medium was the smallest they had.  She said yes.  Then I said then I’ll have the smallest size then.  Didn’t hear another word out of her and I got my small drink.

  3. 4 hours ago, Creeker, SASS #43022 said:

    I have more than once fallen out of the saddle of my own high horse. 

    It is indeed a long and sobering fall.

    I apologize for any personal affront.


    I am sometimes overly defensive of the "customer service" profession as I witnessed first hand over 20 years of retail management the changes in priority of retailers and the added demands placed upon the "sales associate".


    The inability/ unwillingness of sales people to go above and beyond is not all their fault (for reasons I listed above and many more).

    And the customer has changed as well - instant gratification and the expectation of immediate product availability of every size, color and variation has lead to an "entitlement" attitude that is sometimes reacted to.


    Now obviously not EVERY customer service person and not EVERY customer falls into these parameters - but enough that the circular behavior (someone is rude, someone else is rude back, someone else picks up on attitude and becomes defensive, and the negative attitude grows and becomes the expected and prepared for behavior).


    Everyone is stressed and everyone is busy - sometimes we forget that we are only the center of our own universe - that the guy or girl standing in front of you is not the cause of everything annoying that has happened today.


    When your interaction is satisfactory - say Thank You and mean it.

    When someone is curt or dismissive - don't become angry - simply stop them and rephrase your request.  Often fun to play obliviousness to the point they realize it would be quicker to assist you than ignore you.


    But we often receive what we project.

    So once again, I apologize.

    About ten years back I dished out some old geezer revenge.  I was out of town and needed a screwdriver.  Found a hardware store and asked the young pimply kid at the counter if they had any left handed screwdrivers.  Frowning the kid said he didn’t think they had any.  A mature voice from the back yelled they have a whole rack full of them.  Kid walk me over to their screwdrivers.  I picked up a few to site down their length.  Here’s one I declared.  I fully believe that today there is a 10 year older kid without pimples that truly believes there are left handed screwdriver.

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  4. 1 hour ago, Waxahachie Kid #17017 L said:

    All mail goes to Dallas, and then back here to deliver. Mail for in-town takes 4 to 5 days to deliver. Makes zero sense…

    Because someone mail anthrax to our “Leaders”in D.C.all mail now goes through expensive sniffers.

  5. 17 hours ago, Black Angus McPherson said:


    Thanks, but now I've got a follow up question:


    Does that block the call or just silence the ringer?  I'd like to give the caller the option to leave a message just in case it's someone I know who's number I don't have listed in my phone, or it's someone I know calling from a borrowed phone.



    It silences the ringer and sends the caller direct to your voice mail.

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  6. 6 hours ago, Alpo said:

    .…And they needed to see my ID. That made sense. And they took my driver's license and took it and the check and put them on the scanner and photoed them into their computer system.…

    Local Credit Union, new Tellers would ask for ID.  As the Teller was punching at her keyboard I got my Driver’s License ready.  She looked at her computer screen and then told me she didn’t need it because the have it on file!?!?

  7. 1.  Phone number:  574-831-xxxx (your number)

    2. Calling Party number:  xxx-xxx-xxxx (any number)

    3.  Bill to number: xxx-xxx-xxxx (any active number)


    A business has several phone lines (1).  Business wants only their published number (2) to be appear to the called party.  And they want all long distance calls billed to the national office (3).


    I’m on vacation four hours from work, son is marrying in two hours.  I get a call, I recognize the number as from my employer (telephone company), I didn’t answer.  A few minutes later I get another call from my number, I know how this works, someone at work is spoofing my number hoping I’ll answer, I didn’t.  Then my wife got a call from me!?  She’s frowning at me wondering how I can call her without having a phone in my hand.  “DON’T ANSWER!!!”  She did’t take the call.  Work continued calling using every number they thought would tempt me to answer.  Didn’t work, phones were now on vibrate.


    Telemarketers have the same ability to spoof numbers.


    My phone now only rings if the calling party matches a number on my contact list.



  8. 15 minutes ago, Crusty Knees said:


    Ok, I don't know these things.  I'm sorta trying to find out stuff as I go.  I've just figured out what end of the screwdriver to use :lol: 


    I’m trying to figure these things out too.  There is difference in the ends of screwdrivers?  :o

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