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The Rainmaker, SASS #11631

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  1. Haha, she's a delight even when she beats me. Oh, she relishes the victory but she is a humble winner and I could not be more proud of her.
  2. Make up your own mind on what you are there to accomplish. Wanna be the fastest? Then practice for that. Wanna shoot clean? Then practice and take the time you need to shoot clean. I don't practice as much as I need to... I know it. Nobody's fault but mine. If I want to shoot clean, I know that I better not outrun MY skill. I like shooting clean but that's not my goal. My goal is to improve and monthly matches are where I can get the practice to do that. Had a miss on Saturday AND my kid beat me! Guess I need to practice some more... not get easier stages. And if SHE were to practice more... she'd be knockin em down and be in the top couple shooters at monthlies.
  3. Soaking it with oil. BTW, I have had them pop from overheating while being ground down with a Dremel. Scared the bejeezers outta me! Shoulda soaked longer, I guess. Safety glasses always
  4. Use nickel cases (all shined up or new) and lead bullets. You could hit the bullets after loading with fine steel wool to bring up a sheen and coat the lead with clear nail polish to preserve so they won't dull. Dummy or live rounds will weigh basically the same and live primers do look better than popped ones. I made some 38 Spl case head earrings for my daughter and used unpopped primers I had deactivated. They look great. Several ways you could go with it.
  5. Cool info. I make my own pistol grips but the stock making is another whole deal altogether. Love to see that skill and artisanship.
  6. May I ask what you're using them for? Would make a difference on my recommendation.
  7. It's not just the TO that gets blamed; some folks just have to find fault elsewhere. Spotters, peanut gallery, stage writer... anyone but themselves. "I'm mad because bla, bla, bla and I'm not goin back to that club!" Sorry, we'll miss ya. Probably not. I hate feeling that way, but everyone had to shoot the same thing. Why did someone else cause YOUR problem? Yes I know, folks make mistakes. ROs DO cause problems sometimes, either by mistake or maybe because they're full of themselves. But Constable Nelson makes an excellent point... no one gets paid for the work they put in. Appreciate that we have folks that put in the time, lick yer wounds and move on to the next stage. Beep...
  8. I stand close to the shooters but I do have a couple that flail about . You know who you are. If I get too close, I will impede them and I've also had them hit the timer after the last shot. Oops! Stay close... not too close. Pay attention to the shooter. If you've done this any amount of time, you can tell who you need to stick like glue on or who you can loosen up a bit. Hold the timer in a way that you can take a peek, if you need to and where it can pick up ALL the shots. TRY to do a good job and you'll be fine.
  9. Scarlett Darlin', of course. She's in So Carolina. https://bulletsbyscarlett.com And if ya get em in person, ya get a hug too! She's a sweetheart
  10. I didn't know about Cratex's MX cotton based abrasives either. Interesting...
  11. BB, those Cratex 6" wheels on a bench grinder may be the ticket. I don't know if you scrolled down that far on their page. I didn't even know they made em. Great, now I gotta go buy a bench grinder... heh, heh, heh...
  12. LOVED the old "newspaper" versions and still like the magazines. Sad to hear we'll be getting less of them. Just something missing with the digital version. I know you can get more packed in there but I'm tactile so...
  13. I know folks say "I only do a good clean on my guns once a year". These guns were not made to operate properly with months of gunk on and in them. If you don't clean your guns regularly, I think you're very lucky they're still working properly and on borrowed time as to when they will malfunction. I'm not saying they need to be completely disassembled after every shoot, just clean em up some, that's all. I think a lot of malfunctions could be prevented/fixed with some judicious cleaning. So there!
  14. I use a LOT of Cratex bobs, wheels and bullet points on my Dremel. A couple of different grits make things right shiny! I too, hope to upgrade and want to get into something like a Foredom tool. Good luck Billy. You can never have too many tools, ya know Check this out: https://www.cratex.com/gunsmith-tools-supplies
  15. But... we're not shooting REAL bad guys, we're shooting steel plates at 4-15 yds! With lead bullets, you're never gonna damage your targets unless they're made of tin foil. If your people are ok with you blastin away with hot "authentic" loads... then have a ball. Kinda excessive though... IMO
  16. Thank you. It's great to see what other clubs are doing.
  17. Not criticizing, but are knockin' the snot out of the targets? That's a pretty weighty load... bullet AND fps. Why close to 1000 fps in a pistol for CAS?
  18. Nice rifle! I'd be afraid to get a fingerprint on it though. Sooo nice
  19. Why do you want to keep the action "packed" with grease? As the gun heats up from firing, wouldn't it come oozing out by the trigger and around the trigger guard and grip frame? Do you really need the action full of grease? I understand keeping cap pieces out of a C&B gun but on a cartridge revolver it seems kind of odd. And if the owner of a revolver fired with BP "never has to open it up"? That's ok? May get a little nasty after a while... even without fouling getting inside.
  20. I use fired AA and Rem (brass base) hulls, resize the base and give em a wipe with a silicone sprayed rag before boxing them up. Run em in both a SxS and a '97 and they seem to work fine... off the belt, in the chambers and then back out. Oh yeah, I love picking brass for the guys who dip there shells in Crisco... thanks. Yuck!
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