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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. 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. 

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  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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  6. 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.

  7. 3 hours ago, irish ike, SASS #43615 said:

    What really caused this was the Paradise fire in Northern California last year. The entire town and about 500 homes were lost because of the fire. Caused by a transformer or power line failing.

    Power outage

    1 person reported died because they had no power for their oxygen regenerator at home.

    No cash, no gas, no food. even if you walked in with cash who's going to have an adding machine to calculate sales tax and can any of the younger generation actually make change from a cash sale?

     Unless grocery stores have emergency generators I wouldn't be buying any meat or frozen stuff from them for awhile!

    Oh the real win is home owners insurance. We bought a house last December as the California fires were being put out. Insurance companies wouldn't sell insurance. Found one for $1,795/ year. for a $360K house located at the edge of a national forest. Just got the renewal notice  $8,500 for insurance! I'm shopping.



    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.


    11 hours ago, Garrison Joe, SASS #60708 said:


    That's from melting off the plastic of the wad with the hot fouling on the barrel bore.   Same wad in a smokeless load does not melt off hardly any plastic,  just a little bit of barrel friction rubs off some plastic - especially at the choke area.   The only difference - the black powder fouling roughing up the barrel walls and considerably higher barrel temperatures when shooting BP.


    But the same mechanism that deposits plastic with a smokeless s/g load, can quite easily be what leaves some plastic fouling in a cartridge gun barrel when shooting polymer coated bullets.


    I too  have been hearing lots of  reports of less accuracy with polymer bullets.  If a shooter has a fairly low level of concern about top notch accuracy, the conveniences of polymer bullets can be attractive.


    Good luck, GJ

    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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

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