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Smokin Gator SASS #29736

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. How much of the beef that is graded as prime is grass fed vs grain fed?
  13. They said when Gene Autry went to England or Ireland, I forget which one, 300,000 people turned out to see him. Great series so far.
  14. I've heard and read on this forum that if a shooter transitions to the next target and needs to hesitate to confirm his sight picture before breaking the shot, the targets are to small or distant. It's now a bullseye match, to them.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. I didn't say it couldn't be done. You did it intentionally, not accidentally as I stated. Other than SASS shooting there's not a lot of load data published for sub 60pf loads.
  19. It's pretty difficult to accidentally load below 60 pf with 38 cal and above.
  20. I guess John Wayne, Burt Lancaster and the rest weren't worried about a penalty. Duke even stated "If you need six, load 6. I'm sure if trouble was expected a lot of guys would load that sixth chamber.
  21. The top shooters would determine how a major pf (150 for example) category would be perceived. If most of them stayed in their normal category and the shooters moving to the higher pf category were just shooters who wanted to compete against other similar shooters it would then be just another category. If most of the champion shooters moved to the higher pf category it might become the elite competition category.
  22. Penny's tennies, with a line that looked like a smile on the toe. Finally got Converse in junior high. Black pair. You only got white if you actually played organized basketball. Penny's jeans for a while too. We got Levis at an old store where when you paid they put your cash in a basket and sent it upstairs on a wire. The cashier would send your change down in the basket.
  23. I like 3031. 5744 worked fine but I got little dings in the fired case from unburned powder.
  24. I drove a 92 Toyota Corolla to 333,000 miles. Bought it with about 70,000 on it. Now I have a 2007 Tacoma just hitting 195,000. My daughter has our old Civic with around 260,000. We gave to her and she's put around 50,000 on it. Bought my wife a new Honda Fit and gave my daughter her old car.
  25. I'm not sure about all of the Leverevolution calibers but I know that some of them use slightly shorter brass. If you buy loaded factory ammo you could re-use it but other factory brass might need to be trimmed.
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