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Phantom, SASS #54973

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  1. 13 minutes ago, Circuit Rider Jeff said:

    No Phantom sorry I am not responding to your comments, just looking to help out some new friends to the game. You can pm me with more info though I'd like to know your opinion to help me make our shoots better.

    Many of the items on the list are handled with SASS "Conventions" If folks would take the time to understand what these Conventions are, stage writing/explaining would be much simpler. For example, folks will write into a stage "make rifle/shotgun safe". Well, there are SASS rules on how a long gun is "safe". Secondly, what is the alternative?? Make rifle/shotgun unsafe??


    Here's one from your list: Keep movement laterally, toward the unloading table. So if your Unloading Table is always on the right side, you should then write only left to right stages?? This is silly. And what if your club has berms...are you supposed to not have downrange movement...only lateral movement?


    It's all good to have things that one can read to get an idea of what stage writing is all about. But if you don't travel...experience...ask questions...take notes...then you'll probably never be a good stage writer. It's kinda like all those folks that take ROI and ROII classes and then think that they're ready to take the timer.





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  2. 3 minutes ago, Circuit Rider Jeff said:

    Well what's great about this country is you're allowed to have an opinion. In match directing it works well around here to have flow and variety to keep it interesting and moving along.

    Are you addressing these comments to me?


    First...assuming you were...my comments didn't reference any one point on the...holy list...that you linked to. So why bring up only two points?


    Secondly, it would be far more beneficial to perhaps ask why I said what I said. I'd be glad to bring up a few issues that are just...not that great when writing stages.



  3. 1 hour ago, Circuit Rider Jeff said:

    This is the best we found a while back and have been using ever since.


    This is old stage writing...and there are a fair amount of things that are just not...good.


    Traveling and experiencing other matches in other States...Regions...will help one recognize what's Good and what's Bad.



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  4. 9 hours ago, VinnieBoomBah said:

    This maybe?




    ETA:   While I was reading through that I had another thought in mind and wouldn't you know it, I found this:

    • Never try to affect the outcomes in favor of 'these guys' or 'those guys' by putting stuff into a stage to help or hinder. write 'em right and let 'em rock!


    My opinion on that is not SASS related, just from years of shooting, but if you have match after match that caters to one or even a couple of The In Crowd shooters strengths folks will notice and start to lose interest.  Sure, it's fun for the folks winning and often times it's unintentional, but good shooters shouldn't need a cheat code and new shooters (at least the ones worth getting to know) shouldn't mind getting bested by better shooters if the stages are about shooting and not about something like an abnormal ability to remember a tortuous shooting sequence or 40 yard speed runs



    Yeah, yeah, I know no one in SASS sets up stages with a 40 yard mad dash, I was just going for a hyperbolic example to make the point  :)




    It's actually the other way around.


    But anyway, if new shooters want to learn how to write stages, have them travel around to other matches for a few years...and learn.



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  5. 1 minute ago, Lead Monger said:

    Your welcome. Being a Taylor’s Dealer, now you know. 
    Merry Christmas 

    "Your welcome"...I'm sure you meant "you're welcome"...you're welcome.


    But, as I alluded to earlier, I don't sell the Comanchero unless someone won't listen to reason as there are better options. As far as new gun sales, I sell new guns at just about cost...we look at new guns sales as kind of a Loss Leader. So the time we spend understanding every nuance of the new guns on the market...particularly "Cowboy" guns, is rather limited.


    Merry Christmas



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  6. 11 minutes ago, Lead Monger said:

    Confuzaled for sure and your thinking of Taylor’s modifications to the Comanchero is “Obsolete”. I spewed 50 rounds threw it today during our very brief daylight period then brought it in for a tare down, cleaning and compare. First the lever has not been modified at all. Using the pin and screw holes to index the lever against a brand new lever from my toy box it is an exact match. Only the cam and sides that touch the toggle have been polished. The links themselves have clearly been replaced. The slot is on a different angle than stock links. I am sure they have not been welded up and recut. They are far too clean and precisely made. That leaves the carrier lifter arm. It is the stock arm with some metal added and then filed to fit for timing. The springs appear to be ground and polished factory type flat springs. There is nothing in there I can complain about. 



    Maybe the "new" Comanchero has replacement links...do you know what they used to have??? I can accept not knowing what they are now since I've had zero reason to recommend them to other shooters.


    But I appreciate you extending my confuzaled state to more than it was intended. So...you think that filing/reprofiling/polishing is...what...State-of-the Art?


    Enjoy your rifle...be careful when you compare it to other rifles ;)



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  7. 34 minutes ago, Major BS Walker Regulator said:

    The Comanchero was a regular factory rifle when received and is then slicked up by an outside gunsmith then sold by Taylor's as the Comanchero. Hope you got a good price.


    Did you mean to respond to me?


    I don't have a Taylor's Comanchero...and yes, being a Taylor's Dealer I'm aware of their modification process.



  8. 12 minutes ago, Michigan Slim said:

    I have. Decent enough gun. Wood was so so, finish good. Kinda rough to cycle compared to a Henry but better than my 39, surprisingly. Didn't like the plastic barrel band up front. Looked cheap. 

    The Henry is more money but worth the extra.

    There are Henry's with plastic barrel bands too.



  9. 15 hours ago, Frontier Lone Rider said:

    ..  I shoot smokeless in the 5th versions of these Lemon Squeezers without any issues.

    I'm confused... Are you referring to the Top Breaks of this discussion or are you referring to S&W Safety Hammerless revolvers?



  10. 7 hours ago, H. K. Uriah, SASS #74619 said:

    so I'd assume for the speed is everything crowd

    Who are these folks...I don't know anyone like this...is it the opposite of the Slowness is everything crowd???


    Anyway, back to the issue...whatever that is. As Cap't Burt said, there is no upside, yet there is a downside...hmmm...


    So if your goal at a SASS match is to not give a damn about where you finish and you like the looks of the 1860, then buy one a shoot it...have fun. Believe it or not, no one actually cares what other's shoot.



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  11. 2 minutes ago, H. K. Uriah, SASS #74619 said:


    Yeah, that does make sense.  A desirable caliber would command a higher price.  That's only logical.  I'm just surprised at how MUCH it seems to have with regard to .32-20 stuff.  Hey, I guess that just means those who like the caliber are lucky.  :)

    32-20 is a cool caliber... Just not high on the collect list... For the most part.



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  12. 1 minute ago, H. K. Uriah, SASS #74619 said:

    Another "interesting" aspect of .32-20 is how "vintage" guns chambered for this caliber, be they Winchesters, Colts, or Marlins seem to cost a lot less money that comparable ones in the larger calibers.  I got a pair of Bisleys in pretty good shape for less that what I've seen people asking for 1 in .44-40 or .45 Colt.  

    Go figure.

    This isn't unusual. Caliber is often a major factor in determining value on a firearm.



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