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Desert Pete SASS #42168

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About Desert Pete SASS #42168

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    Orygun Cowboys

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    Orygun Territory
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    SASS, Amateur Radio, bow hunting, black powder rifles and hunting

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  1. Local police department recommends against decals that advertise activities like shooting or amateur radio. So, I only have my amateur radio license plates on my rig.
  2. I ordered a scope from Midway using their free shipping. It took exactly two weeks to arrive. The tracking of the package was a black hole once UPS had it. Guess that’s what passes for ‘normal’ these days. Small wonder Amazon is the largest online store. I ordered a scope cover (yeah, an expensive scope comes with no cover and no caps) yesterday and it arrives today. When it comes to shooting supplies Amazon is not at the top of my mind, but they had the same scope for the same price and it was eligible for Prime. Rather than waiting two weeks I could have had it overnight! I try to support folks in the industry but sometimes they make it hard.
  3. Demographics are going to win out in the end. I am the only gun owner on our cul-de-sac. There used to be two of us but the other one died of cancer related to Agent Orange. Everyone else is under 50. They don’t own guns, and in many cases, have never even held a gun in their hands. It’s just not their thing. They accept the fact that my owning guns is a little “out there” but I do keep them cased coming and going. No one has actually seen my guns. Some idiot was seen carrying an AR through a wooded area near a primary school not long ago. The pro 2A folks lost a lot of ground with that little stunt. Even though the cops said he was within his rights, the alarmed mothers were all for banning guns of all kinds to protect their children. It’s hard to have a conversation in an emotionally charged environment like that. I don’t know how we can stop the relentless march toward invalidating the 2A. Our numbers are shrinking and their numbers are growing.
  4. You might call Rich’s Gun Shop in Aurora. They have a couple of good smiths. Or, just buy a 22-45 which may be cheaper.
  5. Mostly I use Apple iOS devices. It is easiest to do an all, or none, on quotes. It is technically possible to pick out a phrase or a sentence but is is a real hassle. Windows is easy, I just don’t use a ‘real’ computer much anymore.
  6. Thanks. The Arisaka is very accurate with .264, 140 grain boat tail and IMR 4350. Cast bullets are a whole new adventure.
  7. There are some Unique loads for the Arisaka. I prefer IMR 4350 with jacketed bullets. Just trying to slow things down a bit for cast bullets.
  8. Have any idea what a Unique load would be for a 6.5 Arisaka? I need to work up a long range load for WR.
  9. The most popular gun game at my club’s Action Range does not have any movement. This is to allow shooters who are not Action Range certified to play. This is basically a “show up and shoot” event with most any handgun or rimfire in your closet. It more, or less, mimics steel challenge.
  10. How about we do some sort of focus groupS with our target audience- younger shooters? We are talking to ourselves. Group Think is guaranteed to fail!
  11. My club shoots a Speed Steel event that regularly draws 80+ shooters in good weather and 60 when the rains arrive. It can be shot with a $200 10-22 and a box of whatever is on sale bulk .22 ammo. There are a lot of young adults shooting, including those with kids. These people can get away once a month for a shoot. The cost of entry is ridiculously low. Young men and women can pull together a couple of hundred dollars to shoot. CAS requires a couple of thousand dollars. Perhaps we need to look at making CAS a less expensive sport. Say, a category using a Henry .22 rifle, single action rimfire revolvers (Maybe just one revolver) and, of course a shotgun (nothing really cheaper than a 12 gauge). Possibly, a category that uses only rifle and pistol. Moving Winter Range is a non-starter to me. WR works because of the army of enthusiastic, dedicated volunteers and the truly awesome location. These conditions very likely cannot be duplicated elsewhere. SASS would be the loser with a move. IMHO, EOT could work better almost anywhere but where it is.
  12. My experience has been that ladle pour works best for the heavy long range bullets. Bottom pour works well enough but the ladle is more consistent once you perfect the “art form” to using it.
  13. Lyman groups the toggle link guns into a weaker action category and develops their loads accordingly. Take a look at their loading manual.
  14. How about you put the car in the cart?
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