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Matthew Duncan

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  1. 8 minutes ago, Phantom, SASS #54973 said:

    My thoughts are, if you don't need them to make category, leave them at home. The less folks wear spurs at a match, the better.




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  2. 1 hour ago, Kid Rich said:

    If you are using that as a reason for not going to matches you are missing a lot of really great shoots and not meeting some really fine Cowboys.


    Tell ya what.  I’ll draw up a list of all the matches I want to attend along with the associate expenses.  I know you wouldn’t want me to miss really great shoots and not meeting really fine Cowboys so you’ll be financing my attendance?

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  3. 9 hours ago, Creeker, SASS #43022 said:

    Can these report to multiple external sources?

    I used a timer years ago that reported to a digital display visible to spectators - may have been the same brand.


    I am always looking into methods that make our game more spectator friendly.

    And visible scoring is one avenue to explore.

    Timer is Bluetooth connected to an individual scoring tablet. 

  4. 52 minutes ago, Abe E.S. Corpus SASS #87667 said:

    We started using the AMG timers a couple of months ago.  We read out the raw time to verify what the tablet downloads but I’m now aware of any errors as long as the scorekeeper has not “jumped the gun” pecking the download command.  


    I was the scorer.  TO read out loud the time.  The score he announced wasn't the score the AMG reported to the tablet.  I asked the TO repeat the time.  TO had inadvertently transposed the last two digits the first time.  Without the AMG the error would not have been noticed.

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  5. On 11/12/2021 at 10:09 PM, Injun Ryder, SASS #36201L said:

    A few months ago, the teller "casually" asked me what the cash withdrawal was for. I said "Western Art".:P

    I would have smiled back at the teller and ignore the question by not answering.

  6. 40 minutes ago, Hendo said:

    That's a great Lil addition. 

    Just remember to have it in the "on" position when you start your reloading session. 


    Just sayin.


    Well ain't y'all feeling the primer seat on the end of the up stroke anyway?

  7. Improving my stage times?



    With the times scarcity of ammo and reloading components, practicing to improve my stage times has been problematic for me.


    BUT I believe I’ve found a solution that is worthwhile pursuing.  Placing a Neodymium Iron Boron magnet into my cast bullets!  Think about it!  We do shoot at STEEL targets and magnets are attracted to steel!


    My first attempt proved this idea to be worthwhile to pursue further.  Drop a magnet into the bullet mold first, then pour in the molten lead.  Resize and lube as normal.  Tested five rounds of my Magnet Automatic Direction bullets at my private range.  Worked like a charm.  Loaded 100 for my next match.


    First stage morning sun was shining on my back.  I’m called to the line, aim within a foot or two of the targets and pulling the triggers as fast as I could.  My stage times were cut in half!  I’m smiling from ear to ear.


    Stage Two is when I recalled that magnets have a north and a south pole.  The third round out of my first pistol had the magnet south pole casted on the bullet’s point.  Timer Operator had this big old Bowie knife on his belt.  Considering the TO’s age he eventually would have needed his hip replaced anyway.


    Before the next match I have my reloads sorted by their north and south magnetic poles.


    This is THE match.  I’ll place in the top ten for the first time ever!  The only question I have, do I need the north facing bullets or the south facing bullets?  I lose my smile when I realize all of the stages are all facing west!?!?!?  And for nosy cowpokes, yes right after announcing the Clean Shooters they announced their first ever 100% miss Shooter.


    Using Al Gore’s Internet a search found a Ebay post from a fellow in China that guarantees he has east west poled magnetics in stock.










    If’n any of y’all believe this story, let me tell you about the time I recycled lead from a car battery.

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  8.  Mohawk,


    Don’t forget a WRITTEN agreement with the landowner.  Be a shame if y’all put your sweat, time and blood to build.  Then have a major disagreement or worse, have the landowner tell you “Thank you, goodbye.”

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  9. 8 hours ago, Buckshot Bear said:

    I'm' still asking a heap of questions and still getting helpful answers.....and still so very much appreciating how warm and friendly folks here are.


    Thanks one and all. 



    Ask away! 



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  10. Background


    A few years back a Father and Son were sharing a rifle.   Their rifle broke so I offered to share mine so they could continue the match.  Both rifles were 45 Colt caliber so they used their reloads..  Next stage they were having problems with my rifle feeding.  Cost them a lot of time during that stage.  I felt they were starting to question my motives for loaning them a "defective" rifle.  I used it on the same stage with zero problems.  We compared their reloads to mine and discovered their cartridges over all length was considerably longer.  They finished the match using my reloads with zero problems.


    My Wonderments


    Better to loan out a firearm if they used only ammo provided by you?   


    Let them use their ammo so they don't feel so beholden?


    Ignore the situation and let those that push an arsenal around in their gun carts offer to help?







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