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Happy Jack, SASS #20451

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  1. Bgavin, there is really no serious change at Mernickle. Bob and Sherri are staying on for at least a year to make a smooth transition. The new "owners" are long time leather makers themselves and do excellent work.  You don't have to order $4000 dollars worth of spots and conchos to get a great Mernickle rig.  I have 2 and neither went over $600.

  2. What is interesting is that Speedy won most of those matches YEARS ago. He was loading his match rounds like all the rest of us Benchrest shooters. With a powder measure on the bench during the match. We didn't even weight them at all in the field. Just knew what our measure threw from a particular setting. Give or take 1/10th or so. At ranges inside 400yds. you can't tell the difference between .1 grains.  Unless you are sorting all your brass by volume that sort of accuracy in powder weight is a waste of time.  I just finished my 1 mile range for military sniper teams that come here and I can assure you that there are more important things than powder weight closer than .1 grains. They are, however, the only automated powder measure that will stay within .1 grains. All of the consumer ones Redding, RCBS, Pact, etc. will vary .3 grains so every charge they throw must be checked on precision rounds.

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  3. Absolutely terrible.  Those who didn't know him had no idea of his talent as a TRUE pistolsmith. One of only a handful that were really 1911 legendary smiths.  A great person and an example of the kind of craftsman we rarely see. I was honored to call him a friend.  A sad day indeed.

  4. If he wants to talk to people knowledgable about real BP shooting there is a branch of the n-ssa in Springfield, IL.


    I made many pounds of real BP back in the 60's and I don't recommend it for amateurs. 

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  5. Old Man Graybeard.  Not to cause you a problem but IF you make a non-trench model 12 into a trench model by cutting the barrel, adding a heat shield, etc. it is NOT LEGAL for Wild Bunch. Trench guns must be original as provided by the manufacturer. They can be repaired but must be originally issued in that form.  Making one is not an "allowable external modification".

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  6. Yul Lose,  The reason 16 gauge 97's are NOT allowed in WBAS is because the Wild Bunch made it clear to me when I was writing the original rules that they were NOT allowed and would never be.  (I had 2  16 gauge  97's and wanted to allow them.)  I also have a custom built 20 gauge 97 that I had made for Copper Queen we cannot use even in CAS.

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