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Happy Jack, SASS #20451

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  1. On short ranges like 300 a flag at 150 or200 would work. There is almost no mirage to be seen at WR. On the 540 a flag at 300 and near the target would be fine.  

         As for flags I have about 12 strung out on my 4 long ranges. (move them around but use 6 on my 1650yd.)  To make it easy I made them 1/2 size. Get bright lime green cheap fabric at the store. 42" wide normally. Get a piece 3yds. long. Cut it on a diagonal to a point. Makes 2 flags. Sew a seam along the diagonal cut. On the 42" end sew a pocket about 1" wide and close one end.  Then the flag will slide down over a stick of 1/2" conduit. Drive a piece of 3/8" rebar about 30" long in the ground about a foot and slide the conduit down over it. When done just pull the rebar back out. these flags work GREAT and are cheap. 

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  2. Straight cases such as 45-70 and 45-90 are known to get shorter from multiple firings. The inexpensive Tim-Smith Lyon "stretcher" requires considerable strokes  to stretch the cases and only stretches them in the neck area resulting in noticeable thinner necks. That will obviously affect neck tension. The much more expensive kal-max stretches stretches the cases in the middle. Whether the shorter cases result in measurable accuracy loss is the issue. If you can't see any difference in accuracy I would not worry about it. If you can you must decide if it is easier/cheaper to buy new cases or go to he expense and trouble of stretching the ones you have. I  you decide to stretch cases it is important that they be properly annealed first.   I finally bought a new AMP annealer from New  Zealand.  It is absolutely AMAZING.  I sold my trusty Bench Source machine as I feel the AMP is orders of magnitude more accurate.

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  3. The reason for allowing the base pads was actually a safety one.  We have a number of shooters who work in the medical field and they had occasional problems with bloody spots and couldn't go to work. Also Others (especially ladies and those with small hands) would get blood blisters from pinching their palm when reloading.  I KNOW that it is a technique issue but we try to do what is best for the game.  Actually for those of us who have shot 1911's for many years a base pad on the magazine is actually a deterrent. You can't fell when the magazine base is flush with the receiver. So anyone who thinks it is a "gamer plus" doesn't really understand.

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  4. Yul, when we first setup our site 25 years ago I went with Lister Petter diesel generators.  The only problem with them is as you noted. They have problems starting in cold weather.  Super efficient but a bit noisy.  The reason we replaced then 2-3 years ago is they are now bankrupt, no replacement parts are available and the original design engines no longer meet US pollution standards. Replaced the units with Perkins. I agree nothing in the world was as good as the old Listers.  Too bad they are gone.


  5. I would recommend a Kohler over a Generac any day. If it will only run on rare occasions Generac is OK, but they run at 3600rpm. You want A 1800rpm unit if possible. I think Kohler makes one. I only use 20-30Kw diesels but I am totally off the grid with solar and generator backup.

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  6. NO,  Attendance was too low to pay for the facilities at the later ones. They tried a couple further East but the attendance there was lower than at Las Vegas.  Finally stoped them due to loosing money.

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  7. I hate problems !!  So Copper Queen and I bought a 1 year old used Airstream 18 years ago. Seller traded it in. 28ft. wanted a 30ft. Still as good as new.  You get what you pay for. It has 15" wheels and the ONLY good quality 15" trailer tires are the Goodyear Enduro.  Made right here in the US. (came with them from the factory)  I have replaced them twice just because of age.  Other than that only a slight leak around the skylight.  Store it outside year round. Just keep the heat on at 40 in the winter.

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  8. Almost all my punches are from Starrett or Snalp On.  However I have a set of the "replaceable pin" punches from Brownells. Not as sturdy as the fixed steel ones, but you can get short pins for them that are great for starting small pins. Long tiny diameter pin punches from the best companies bend easily and the short Brownells replaceable pins solve that problem.


  9. I don't know about the auto phone programming stuff, but CREE corporation makes high end LED stuff that lasts for years in the worst environments.  They supply almost ALL the street lights for cities on the Coasts. Also make some lighter duty  stuff. Contact a store that does industrial lighting. They can get the CREE stuff.


  10. Contact Boggus Deal.  He can fix you up.  NM State CAS match is going on this weekend so you might need to contact someone you know and have them get in touch with him. He has parts and does pretty good 1911 work. 


  11. In the traditional category replacement larger fixed sights are allowed. At the moment only 2 non-manufacturer supplied replacement sights are listed as legal.  WBAS targets are smaller and further out than CAs targets. Even with larger sights and adjustable ones  on the modern category pistols only 1 person has ever shot WBAS clean at EOR.  It's a shooting match.  Come and have fun. No silly target engagements, just good fun shooting.

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