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Dogmeat Dad, SASS #48563L

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  • Birthday 11/18/1956

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    Damascus Wildlife Rangers, Thurmont Rangers

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  1. I don't know if it's getting old or being tired (or maybe just a touch of dyslexia) but I swear I read that as "Cadavers" and I'm thinking to myself... Dang! $50.00 for the shirt off a dead guy! That's outrageous! I think I should probably go to bed early tonight...
  2. In just eleven day, on the 17th, Holli and I will hit the road for Kentucky. According to Google Maps, it 542 miles and about 8 1/2 hours (plus stops) from home to the range so, if we can get an early start, we should be at the range in time to get registered and offload the cart, which will make the rest of the trip much easier. Although all the parts have all finally come in for the repair, the truck is still not back from the shop, so it looks like we may be once again making the trip in the Prius. That will make four BIG matches in a row in that LITTLE car this year, DE State, PA State, VA BP State, and now KY State. It's a very tight fit to get everything in there, especially when we use the big cart, but we sort of have a packing system that seems to work. As long as we don't hit the weight limit with ammo that is!
  3. Congratulations Jack E Rabbit! What an awesome cart and what a great cause!
  4. That's what I was storing, their holsters, belts, and shotgun belts plus some I had picked up for the grand-kids should they ever decide to play cowboy. The desiccant pack will saturate at some point and everything sort of becomes stable, humidity wise. Since it's not an "air-tight" seal on the box, it doesn't get to be like a desert in there. Check it occasionally, and just by opening the box, you will let in a little humidity.
  5. We have moisture issues up here in the Mid-Atlantic as well. I have my kids stuff stored in plastic storage boxes (not air tight but a decent seal) with one of those little desiccant packs in it, like Damp Rid. Been that way for 5+ years and they still seem OK. Had some other stuff (leather slings, etc) that was stored out in the open and they all got moldy. I have run a pair of dehumidifiers in the basement for the last 3 or so years and that has helped immensely.
  6. Got mine. Win or lose, the Carver family will win! Thanks to Yul Lose and Moe T Vator for putting this together.
  7. Well, Sunday night I did the deed. Cleaned and prepped the nuts (more like I flange bolt with a hole drilled through it) and the mating threaded hole in the receiver. I also discovered that there was a bur on the end of nut that kept loosening which may have prevented it from seating fully. Buffed that out with a jewelers file and stone. Used a toothpick to carefully apply the Loctite to the threads of the nut, and snugged it up. Did both of them. Next match (and the first test) is this coming Saturday near Williamsburg, VA, Smoke on the Mattaponi, then Black Gold, then Gunfight at the Double C, then Appalachian Showdown, and then hopefully, North Carolina. Not doing too many monthly matches at the moment, life is too complicated these days... Thanks for the info, I will report back occasionally with status. Hope it works!
  8. Loose screws are to be expected here, but no one wants to lose their nuts!
  9. Yep, I can feel the softness of the metal. Had me thinking of how to fix it if it stripped. A new nut could be made, but the other would require drilling out the tube and making an insert to replace the original. Could be done, not easily, but it could be done. Got me to thinking about an oversized nut and an helicoil used backwards. Hopefully, it will never get to that point. I blew a brake line on the truck (During Thunder Valley Days of course!) and have to make a run to Home Despot to get a new small pipe cutter as my old small one it lost in the garage somewhere. When I finally die, my kids are going to be cleaning out the house wondering why Dad had 10 of the same dang tool! I will pick up a fresh tube of Blue Loctite222 while I am there. Last one is probably 20 years old and, you guessed it, lost in the garage somewhere...
  10. Larsen, I was hoping you would pop up with the answer. I was going to put a dot on the barrels under the wood forend as a test, but now I can just do it! I was about to grind a perfectly good box end wrench to be thin enough to fit without removing the hammer! I'm sure that would have been exciting! LOL Thanks! Dogmeat
  11. Howdy, The title basically says it all, but I have a TTN shotgun that I have been using for a number of years and one of the firing pin nuts just won't stay tight. I have pulled the hammer and put a socket on it and tightened it as much as I feel is appropriate for a nut that size, but it typically only goes a couple of matches before it's loose again. I don't want to give it the full "Mongo" torque, but I don't want it to come loose during a match and lose it, the firing pin, and spring. I figure there are four options... Install a crush washer under the nut, but I need to make sure the nut fully seats as that sets the firing pin position. Crunch the nut a tiny bit to make it a "Lock Nut" but that will likely trash the threads on the receiver. Use a little thread-lock compound like LocTite 222, but I am concerned about it eating the bluing. Of course, there is always a lacquer like nail polish or the like. Anyone else have this issue? What was your solution? Thanks in advance, Dogmeat
  12. Scores are posted online at the club website. You can find them here...Thunder Valley Days 2024 Scores Congratulations to our repeat champions... The Maryland State Ladies Champion - Misfire Maggie SASS 69350 The Maryland State Men's Champion – Lead Slinging Nick SASS 82660 Overall Top Match Ladies Champion – Misfire Maggie SASS 69350 Overall Match Top Male Champion – Lead Slinging Nick SASS 82660 In addition, Pop LeCorque has posted a lot of video from the match on his YouTube channel and there will be pictures will begin appearing before too long on https://www.memorytrailsphoto.com/sass-cowboy-shooting Just a little note to anyone using CAS Scoring on an iPad. They did an update over the weekend that had a bug that would only show the first category in the Scores by Category list. I contacted them on Monday morning and he said a fix was in process. It was released either late Monday or early Tuesday. (I believe he is in Czechoslovakia maybe?). I did it manually for the awards ceremony, but make sure you are updated to V1.511 or it will be a problem!
  13. Thank you for the kind remarks, and we are glad you enjoyed your time with us. As to me not being on the shooters list, well the story sort of goes like this. Over the 7 years I have been match director for Thunder Valley Days, (Only 6 matches due to Covid) I have only shot 2 of them. While I would have loved to shoot them all, I quickly discovered that I can either shoot well (at least for me) or be a good Match Director, but if I try to do both I don't do well at either task. In the end, I find that I enjoy myself more making sure everyone in attendance has a good time, talking with folks, taking care of the problems that inevitably arise, and just watching the show. Smiling folks, is what makes me happy, and hopefully, there were plenty of those! Next year will be our 25th Anniversary Match and will be themed after the movie Silverado in honor of it being our Silver Anniversary! The dates would normally be the 2nd weekend of June, but due to the variability of the Calendar, that weekend will also be Fathers Day Weekend, so we are looking at shifting the date for 2025, but I need to have a discussion with the other clubs in the area so we don't step on anyone else's match. More information will be available soon, so stay tuned, and I hope to see you there next year!
  14. Cemetery, Having shot with you several times, I can say that it was hard earned and well deserved! Looking forward to the next time, but I think I may get a small fire extinguisher to put in my cart, just in case! Double Tap Taylor, It was an honor and privilege to watch you shoot again. If I ever grow up, I want to shoot just like you! All I need to do is shave about 12 seconds (Per Stage) off my times!
  15. And yet, after all these years, you still have that sparkle in your eyes, not to mention coming out of your shotgun barrels! I was a pleasure shooting with you and Double Tap Taylor again, as well as all of the folks on Posse 8! You guys all Rock! Holli and I had a lot of fun, with a great group of folks, and good lord willing, we will be back again next year. For the record, I have no idea how in the heck I managed to get a clean match. I thought for sure I messed up on Stage 4 because I literally couldn't see anything. I was aiming by looking for the target stand bases and trying to keep the rifle pointed at the same height above the ground as I swept across the targets. All I can guess is that the spotters couldn't see anything either. I suspect it was one of those situations that can best be described by the phrase "And much discussion ensued"...... Now I just need to find a "Ribbon Of Shame" to pin my "Dirtiest Clean Match Ever" award onto before next year! (If you don't know what a Ribbon Of Shame is, watch the 1986 movie Gung Ho with Michael Keaton )
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