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Smokin Gator SASS #29736

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  1. There are powder coated bullets out there that are different then then the hi tek coating.
  2. When i buy used brass I seperate the small primer from large. Most suppliers seperate them but you'll still find some small primer cases. I load the small primer brass when I've accumulated enough and use it at larger lost brass matches (USPSA). They are common enough now that shooters shouldn't be surprised when they find them. Not enough pf difference to matter. Standard reloading practices should include inspecting your cases for rocks, dirt, tumbling media, etc., that can be stuck in a case, even after tumbling, before dumping them in the casefeeder. You would find your small primer brass at the same time along with major dents and splits.
  3. At first glance I thought it was one of those double shell tacos and they'd put the filling between the two shells instead of the middle. This is even worse then that.
  4. The last trip to Bend I stopped at a station in Klamath Falls. Attendant came right up opened the cover and removed the cap. Looked like they had a routine worked out. I told him I was getting $40. Went in and paid got something to drink. Came out and the cover was closed but the tank said $50. I put the key in and still only had a quarter of a tank. I hadn't noticed what the pump read before going in. Told the attendant and finally someone else came out and after some discussion I finally got my gas. It made me wonder if this was a fluke or someone was trying to pocket some money. It was busy so I figure it was just a mistake.
  5. Sometime authors with a long series will write a prequel with the main characters backround before the first published stories. You can read the stories in the order they were published or follow the timeline. Sometimes I've picked up a book in the middle of a series, liked it, then get the earlier books and go on from there.
  6. When I first moved to Chico there was a place, Ruby's Ranchito. They had a Chile relleno omelet that I always ordered. Never had a better breakfast.
  7. They could if SASS wants to change the usual stage setup. But you could still set up stages as they are now, allow movement. Anyone who wants to could shoot the same way they are now and others wouldn't have to worry about getting a penalty for shuffling both feet with a cocked firearm. A match director could set up a stage allowing more movement to see how shooters like it. Just like two clubs in the same area might differ on having big and close vs big and a little farther targets and you see which0 one the shooters support. I was assuming that most clubs would setup the same but just allow movement. Many clubs here don't have bays to allow the side to side or downrange movement that would allow the stage setup to be much different.
  8. If shooting on the move were legalized most people would be surprised at how little it would change things. 95+% would just barely break the old basketball rule of keeping one foot planted with a cocked gun. The way SASS stages are set up the pistol targets, for example, are not strung along the shooting line allowing someone to shoot them as they run by. Most shooters will quickly learn how little time they'd save vs how many more misses they'd get. The very best shooters would be able to move more. Western 3 gun stages are set up differently allowing the shooter to move down the shooting line or downrange engaging a couple of targets then moving to engage a couple of more. Most shooters end up moving then stopping and shooting then moving again.
  9. I won't eat a lot of the typical things mentioned ,organ meats, snails , etc. But one that has been brought up a bunch is beets. We cut them into chunks and cook them in the instapot .Then we drizzle seasoned rice vinegar on them. Eating them cold out of the fridge is refreshing in the summer. Not for everyone it appears.
  10. I found a box with receipts from around 1954 or so. Rent on the house was $35 and utilities around $3. I think the household income was around $150 a month.
  11. Not a cowboy but recently the lady working in the eyeglass section at Costco asked my name as I waited. I told her and she said the lady near me in a wheelchair thought I was...... John Madden football coach. On a better note, once I had someone tell me I sounded like Sam Elliot. I don't but I'll take it.
  12. I would definitely check your mag tube regularly at first and then if it's still looking clean you can decide how often to check and clean it. Mine eventually got dirty enough that the spring got hung up and didn't push the rounds out. This is a Marlin 44- 40. I think the residue got in the tube when I sprayed Windex down the bore and pulled a bore snake through after a days shooting. After each match. The excess got into the tube. I think this is what happened as opposed to fouling getting in there when shooting. My 44- 40 is runs much cleaner the my 44 mag Marlin.
  13. Almost all of 2 handed shots in western movies are with the left hand supporting the right wrist. I've never seen an example of a 2 hand hold with rapid cocking with the weak hand thumb as done in SASS.
  14. It's just amazing that for us baby boomers growing up in Ca. in the 50's, 60's, it was a big deal being a Californian. Now it's an embarrassment. I do still enjoy living here with all my grandkids nearby and our little 3 acres with our animals.
  15. In range scenes with tv leos a lot of the time the targets when shown actually are pretty bad. Unless they're trying to put a hit on every part of the target. Usually another officer will walk in and the reaction is as if the target showed great shooting.
  16. How about using a box that is bigger then one that would be routinely used to ship a handgun. Maybe a 12" cube shape. It might cost a little more but would be less obvious to thiefs that it was a handgun.
  17. A buddy of mine texted me last night to see if we lost power. We still have it and never were shut down last time. He is in Red Bluff and we are in the Corning area about 15 miles between. We are more in the middle of the valley and they are closer to the foothills.
  18. 14,000 single family homes and mobile homes destroyed in Paradise area Camp fire. Several hundred building permit so far and a small number have moved back in.
  19. I don't do the work that some shooters do as far as testing dozens of different bullets, powders of different weights and testing for accuracy. I have a buddy that is really into it and he tests for accuracy at 50 yards with a ransom? rest for ICORE. ICORE has a standards course of fire that includes 50 yd shots with a 4" center X that is a - 1 second bonus if hit. He gets great results with the coated bullets. In USPSA they do equipment surveys at nationals and many shooters have switched to coated lead including shooters who used jacketed or copper coated lead. Much more accuracy is required then for SASS. Of course you do have to eventually clean your barrel no matter what bullet you use.
  20. I think there's a big difference between the Hitech coating and the plastic in shotgun wads. I get the wad residue shooting real black powder in the shotgun.
  21. The hytech coated bullets have become very popular in action shooting sports. Even at 125 pf and 165+pf they generally shoot very clean. Also they don't gum up your reloading dies and your hands are pretty clean. You can use different colors to identify different loads.
  22. How much of the beef that is graded as prime is grass fed vs grain fed?
  23. They had confrontations before with this neighbor and the woman he was walking with had a no contact order with him. Not a good idea to make that gesture with the previous history.
  24. As far as names go it's probably easier to remember shooters aliases then peoples normal first and last names. It is easy not to recognize someone when you are them away from a SASS match.
  25. I didn't say it couldn't be done. You did it intentionally, not accidentally as I stated. I'm not talking about the measure being able to drop a small charge. I'm talking about the load data you choose to use. Other than SASS shooting there's not a lot of load data published for sub 60pf loads.
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