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Oddnews SASS# 24779

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  • Birthday 12/11/1962

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  1. I haven't shot in a long time, just because of circumstances, but I'd go .38 instead of 45. Either that or one of the traditional but lighter rounds like .38-40 or even .32-20. Just more economical over the long haul (and I'd rather have an 1873 in one of the traditional Winchester Center Fire calibers).
  2. Why only the 97? Because no one was making money on re-pop Marlins. Sorry to be cynical, that's how it always looked to me.
  3. If it was a lost art, the supplies would be available and you could buy powder and primers. Someone apparently is still handloading.
  4. If you just mean "relevant to the sport," I think you got it with the original list (plus variants). It would be hard to argue on a broader scope that the pre-64 Model 70 wasn't part of the "classic Winchester line."
  5. I don't have contact information, but I agree with those who suggest contacting Dusty Rogers. I had the pleasure of shooting on a posse with him at the Missouri State Championships in 2000 in Branson (a great match, by the way, put on by great people). He's friendly and approachable, and will give you any information he has.
  6. Either term is meaningless in the context of the sport.
  7. I don't understand the desire to use non-lubed bullets, but you can make this 2 parts by weight Paraffin wax 2 parts by weight Sheep Tallow (Dixie Gun Works) 1 part by weight Beeswax You can also substitute Crisco for the sheep tallow. What you end up with is, except for the aroma, indistinguishable from SPG. It should be malleable enough to put on the front of the cylinder. It works great when put in the lube grooves on the bullet.
  8. When I first started in CAS I didn't cast lead bullets, and the most readily available .45s were 230-grn lead roundnose, and I shot them for at least two years before I started casting. I never had a problem -- but I still don't think it's a good idea. I think you are unlikely to set off a primer with a round nosed bullet. I think you will definitely not set off a primer with a flat nose bullet. That little gap between "unlikely" and "definitely" is the area where I define safety, and I'd rather be on the safer end of things. Your mileage may vary.
  9. "Firearms must operate as intended by the original pre-1900 designs they depict." Ha ha ha ha ha
  10. The original post is talking about the Colt Signature series repop of this musket: http://nramuseum.com/guns/the-galleries/a-nation-asunder-1861-to-1865/case-15-union-muskets-and-rifles/colt-special-model-1861-contract-rifle-musket.aspx Which was Colt's kinda/sorta copy of the three-band Enfield musket and was made throughout the Civil War. It was rifled. I agree with those above who say the Colt Signature Series is overpriced.
  11. One year at that event I got to shoot J.B. Hogdon's gatling gun. Sorry it doesn't exist anymore.
  12. I didn't know Doolin had died. He was a great guy to shoot with.
  13. I thought he was saying that Dern played the bartender in the Shootist (there are two, one shoots Wayne in the back). Maybe I misunderstood. If so, my apologies.
  14. As near as I can find, Bruce Dern wasn't in "The Shootist." He isn't listed in the cast on the Internet Movie Database here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075213/fullcredits?ref_=tt_cl_sm#cast The white-haired bartender was played by Ralph Volkie Murray the bartender was played by Charles G. Martin -- he may be the one you're thinking of as he bore a slight resemblence to Dern.
  15. I'd buy one, but I note that USFA went under while marketing arguably the most successful pistol design ever created -- the Colt Model P Single Action Army. Now, there are a host of reasons that USFA was mismanaged, but if you can't make a go on the SAA, how likely is it that someone can make a go of M&H -- an obscure design only suited for this sport, and minimally at that. Sure, you might be able to sell a few thousand to collectors. I'd love to have one, but I simply can't see a company staying in business making them. M&H didn't.
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