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The Rainmaker, SASS #11631

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  1. Very interesting. Funny, all the powders we've used that were referred to as "flake" powders are called "disk" in this info. Cool to look at close-ups though.
  2. Amen to that, brother! I love the "what if this" and "but you didn't say..." You know what was intended, don't try to game my stage. just shoot it as intended and have fun.
  3. Lotsa folks like Fed, I haven't had any probs with CCI or Fed. Winchester primers seem to be harder though.
  4. I don't care where he gets em from (I know he has plenty already, but DDD need to get back down to Griffin and do some shootin' with his DHI pards. That's what I'm sayin...
  5. I don't know about WallyWorld but shooters have some tough decisions to make. Find a gun across the country for a "bargain price" and have it shipped or go to your LGS and have em order it for you. I love to support my locals (Amazon and the like are killing local commerce) but I also like to save a buck. I have done both, mostly because the LGS did not have what I wanted (Lg frame Vaqueros) and I found them on Gunxxxxxx. I have also walked into said LGS and found exactly what I wanted and even though it was a little more than online, I bought it. We have two in town, one smaller than the other. I love the guys at the smaller one, but to order something through them makes the price a good bit more than I can get it elsewhere. I do buy other than guns from the locals, I try to support them when I can. As for the aforementioned Arkansas based super store, our stores in town have had their gun selling privileges revoked more times than I can count and unless they were giving it away, I don't think I'd ever buy from them. Usually just shotgun shells.
  6. Wow, screamin'! How bad is your leading? Or does the gas check take care of that?
  7. Well said, Creeker. I agree totally. You can only judge on what happened, not what he was thinking. Of course, if he fessed up and admitted the error of his ways, then you know for sure... otherwise, Miss. Did he game it, most likely. Do you know that, no. Look out the side of your eye at him, make a mental note of it, but its a Miss. I view that the same as "jumping the timer"; your hand starts moving before the beep, yer cheatin'... sorry.
  8. I agree on the consensus here, SDQ, but getting back to changing the SHB... if the shooter falls and controls the firearm all the way until it touches the ground... NO CALL!!! Controlled is controlled, whether it touched the ground or not.
  9. When I needed a barrel for my Remington, Uberti was no help whatsoever. Try Taylors, at least they will talk to you.
  10. We just get one or two for the match and chuck em. We also use a low table in front and if going with SG last, just bring it forward so you won't have to shoot over it.
  11. You could angle the long gun rests to the side (so yer not sweepin yerself) and use a hay bale for a forward stopping point and gun rest, if need be. Just an idea.
  12. And maybe even have, oh I don't know, a NO-Shoot target. "What did he say?" Oh the horror! A target in front of another that you're not supposed to shoot? How could this be? Like bad guys never took hostages? And a plate rack was mentioned; not the horizontal plate rack, but the one-behind-another rack. You know if you lean to the side just a little, the plates are all overlapping! For our monthlies, I usually have two stages with no movement, two with one move and two with two moves... but not always. Never more than two stand and deliver stages; they're fun but get old. And I don't want the same old, that's why I started writing stages in the first place. If you have targets that overlap, just shoot the right one at the right time. I don't make it a habit to set them up this way, but what do they say about variety?
  13. Beautiful! If you look, there are beautiful places all over our great country. Headed to Arizona next week for a wedding; love it there!
  14. Humor... yes, of course have a laugh, lightly ridicule, cajole... and start em over.
  15. It doesn't say in the OP, but apparently the rifle action was open (AND it was empty). Penalty should be that the shooter has to load all guns ON the clock... that'll learn em!
  16. That IS Southern Illinois! Hahaha. Spent the first 25 years of my life there (DuPage Co), loved it, never thought of going anywhere else... then Uncle Sam called and I have been to some of the most beautiful places this country has to offer. Anchorage, Alaska - Wow!, beautiful! Kansas was fine, Mt Home Idaho - gorgeous! Tucson, Az - Love me some desert. No California was great, just too liberal and too expensive. Middle Georgia is fine, but I sure miss the mountains back West. Oh, "Southern" Illinois is fine... if ya like CORN!!! Hahaha. Family in Putnam; very nice and quiet there. Really though, my dad told me many years ago how messed up our country was getting (with all of the laws and nonsense we have to deal with) and being in Illinois, it was that much more prevalent. People didn't take him seriously, but he was RIGHT! Now he's gone and Illinois is worse than ever and I can't see ever going back to the oppression there.
  17. Leather makers regularly put their "mark" on their work, always have. Not apparel either.
  18. The solution is to move from that *%$@^ state and never look back. Went into the military in 1988 and have only been back to visit since. Pizza - Yes, Italian Beef sandwiches - Yes, Love my Cubbies too, but NEVER going back to that crooked, liberal state!
  19. And then there are shooters who can move to "make" targets overlap. Just by shifting your body position in the shooting "box", you could change overlap and non-overlap of targets. Yes, there are shooters who think this way. Every advantage you can get. And if you blow through a row of targets and they are "overlapped" and you hit the wrong one, it's a miss, right? It is subjective. Unfortunately, we can't always set up targets to make it the same and fair for everyone. I intend to engage and hit all of the targets in the correct order, it just doesn't always work out that way. But I INTENDED to! You can't tell what someone's intentions are, you can just evaluate what they actually did. Maybe all stages should be two 16"x24" rectangles, 10 feet apart, 24 inches off the ground and at 7.5 yards from the shooter. But that's unfair to taller shooters, because they have to shoot down at the targets. And shooters with wider chests have an advantage because the distance between the targets doesn't seem as great and... You can what if this to death! Life is not fair, all shooters are not alike. Shooters will have different vantage points in stage setups from other shooters. Can we make things better? Yes; will it always be fair and even to all shooters? No. Where do you draw the line? 1/2" between targets? 12" between targets? I never miss, the bullets just go where I hadn't "intended" them to. My view
  20. See ya on the range... yucky hands an all!
  21. Had to put a pal down in Nov. Very sad. Sorry for your loss.
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