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The Aggie Rifleman, SASS#55213

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About The Aggie Rifleman, SASS#55213

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  • Birthday 07/07/1976

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    Las Cruces NM
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    SASS, WWII Reenacting

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  1. Big Ed sure made good leather. A belt I got from him years ago starting out is still my go-to for SASS! Unfortunately, he's been gone for a while. Spangenbergs is gone too.
  2. 7mm Rimmed should be perfectly legal. to convert you'll have to do some work to the extractor or possibly use a new one (from a rimmed cartridge). The prohibition of rimless cartridges from LR rifle always irked me. Rimless cartridges existed in the SASS mandated timeframe. Examples include 7mm Mauser, 8mm Mauser, 6.5 Carcano, or 6.5 Swedish. The Remington Rolling block was chambered in a wide variety of cartridges, including these military rounds. While 7mm Rimmed would make it SASS legal, I think that the juice to turn it into such a rifle wouldn't be worth the squeeze. I would keep shopping around for a SASS legal caliber. I know Pedersoli makes/made rolling blocks in 30-40 Krag… I have one and its great!
  3. Pards and Mods, Is there any way to create a permanent top post, "sticky topic", or even a subforum for all the Post Winter Range (and other major matches) congratulatory posts? After EOT it seemed like the wire for two weeks was just a wall of congratulations for the myriad of different shooters/categories.
  4. My best guess is that I'm in fullback/linebacker player number range. Working on getting to Wide Receiver player number range.
  5. Love the 1895, I have two...just too bad it's forbidden from SASS LR Rifle.
  6. Henry has released tactical versions of their pistol and rifle caliber rifles. Black synthetic stocks, loading gates, taller sights (I think) and threaded barrels. Definitely trying to break into the tactical/silenced market. Suprisingly Lever Guns work well silenced, they are tolerant of heavier bullets for subsonic work, they're easier to maintain (no gas systems to clog due to higher pressure) and they're surprisingly robust/easy to scope. Now for cowboy action shooting these guns would be verboten and shunned, but overall kudos to Henry for trying something. What I would love to hear from the SHOT show is that Rossi is starting to crank out Ranch Hands again at Rossi prices instead of what Chiappa is charging. Any innovation in SASS/CAS announced at the SHOT show would probably be lambasted/scorned/deemed illegal for some reason or another (Uberti's 380ACP revolver?). Also, how much innovation can their be when you're limited by rules to a small select crowd of arms designs and rules? The only thing I could think of would be Ruger upsizing the Wrangler to make an affordable Vaquero but then they'd be undercutting a primetime member of their pistol lineup. Finally, I'm hearing lots of not-so-good info about Colts new Python. I think someone said it best here that its sad when there's a plethora of companies (foreign and domestic) that can build their bread-n-butter wares (Revolvers, SAAs, AR-15s) better than they can.
  7. Carbon buildup gets scrubbed off with copper brushes (the double sided ones everyone who's cleaned an M-16 for Uncle Sugar uses) and if its still stubborn I do my worst Doc Holliday impression with a set of dental tools. Carbon buildup on revolvers pales in comparison to things like M-249 SAW pistons, used Iraqi AK-47 piston heads, or the bolt face of an Uzi after 1k rounds.
  8. The Colt Company isn't listening to its customers, its trying to cash in on what remains of its former glory. The Neo Python isn't going to be a top seller. Collectors will buy it but that's it. The gun community at large isn't clamboring for a 6 shot 357 revolver. Colt will be long studied as a model for poorly run businesses. They used to have the lions share of the market for pistols, revolvers and AR Style rifles, but they've let it all slip through their grasp due to management malfeasance. They've thought their name would get them through but it doesn't cut it anymore when there's a plethora of rivals who not only make your wares better than you do, but they're more affordable as well. Take a look at modern pistols. Colt doesn't even try to compete in the polymer world or with striker fired items. Up the road at Ruger and S&W they're making several different models at a wide variety of prices. Their most modern semi-automatic pistol is a 100+ year old design. As others have said, The Italians make a better SAA, plenty of others make better 1911s, S&W makes better Double actions, and lots make better ARs. So Colt tries to compete by resurrecting the name of a old firearm? Nostalgia is all Colt has going for it, and that will only last for so long.
  9. Get a longer stock made. Then install a longer magazine tube so you can fit ten rounds. Finally (if you're not over 6 ft. tall) sleep standing up with 50 lbs of lead strapped to both wrists. This will lengthen your arms Stretch Armstrong style allowing you to shoot the Spencer with the longer stock.
  10. I've wondered if these new Charles Daly triple barrel shotguns are legal... https://www.charlesdaly.com/product.php?id=372
  11. MIM parts are cheaper and easier to make with modern methods when compared to older ones (machining, casting, stamping, etc). Manufacturers like this. Some shooters will claim that MIM parts are weaker, more brittle, less reliable than originals. Whether that is true is to be determined. MIM has been used for lots of parts, even outside of the firearms industry. Its a fairly safe bet that everyone's automobile is full of MIM parts. If its going to break, its going to break is what I say. I've had parts of all methods of manufacture break. Things wear out and then are replaced. It all comes down to what a person wants, and today if you want something affordable, especially if it is a part for a almost 150 year old design, MIM is the way to go (right or wrong).
  12. Well after who knows how many rounds fired the ole half moon ejector on my Buntline finally set for the last time. Figured I'd see if anyone on the wire had an extra laying around they didn't need before I scrounge the vendors. I'd like to find a bullseye rod as a replacement. My buntline is in 45LC.
  13. Metal Injection Molding (MIM) is a metal manufacturing method. It is a rapidly growing segment of metal component manufacturing and is being used for firearm applications, to the dislike of many.
  14. I'm all for it. Make wild bunch a main match category vs. a separate side match. Ca[, if we do have auto loader rifles you can use my BAR anyday.
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