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Jackaroo, # 29989

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  1. I use Kathouse Kelli's make up pad removers in place of the rolled into a ball paper towel.:D

    Spray the barrel with windex and spray the pad on one side, shove it down the barrel, then turn it over and use the other side for the clean up.

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  2. On 5/7/2022 at 10:32 PM, JohnWesleyHardin said:

    I am new to black powder loading.  I'm trying to load shotgun shells. I'm dropping 42 grains of black powder using 7/8 ounces of shot.  I need a suggestion for a wad.

    Cut the cup off the 7/8" wad and use that only with a 1/2" lubed fibre wad underneath, which goes on top of a thin cardboard wad, on top of the powder.

    So it's powder, thin card wad, lubed fibre wad, wad cup only, shot in cup.:D

  3. On 5/10/2022 at 11:49 PM, Possum Skinner, SASS#60697 said:

    This was discussed at the SW Regional at some length.  What we were told was that what was voted on was the shooter had until a gun was fired to correct it.  What went into effect was until you removed your hand.

    Yes exactly, it was somehow hi jacked by the ROC I believe and in fact taking your hand off was another SGQ so you got two SDQ and ended up with a MDQ.

    That was NEVER the intent of the rule. The original intent was you got automatic SDQ if you STAGED your rifle cocked, it was never about coming from the LT with it cocked.

    99% of the time no one is looking at the shooter coming to the LT it's really only noticed if at all, once it's staged, and the shooter ready, that's where an RO would carry out an "inspection" of the shooter to see he/she had sg ammo, leather correct etc. Reason why,??? He could have come to the table with the hammer down and when staging it brushed the hammer on his clothing or the prop etc, ( I have personal experience of this when RO ing) we all have very light hammers these days.

    I have argued long and hard about the rule as it is now, because it's wrong.

  4. I had that once too, the plastic guide wasn't pushing the shell all the way in. Found the spring broken underneath that pushed the slide in.

    Had a few springs break over time, it's just wear and tear, replaced the spring and been good ever since. I took the precaution of ordering a whole set of springs for the machine just in case. Was a good move cause others have broken to. Dillon normally send them FOC too.

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  5. Prefer to load through the gate, I've fitted Boogies 66 style loading gate and it is far quicker, usually I can do 2 to 3 secs.

    Keep the rifle in the shoulder, round is  placed on the belt right behind 1st sg round. loading with the right hand. Another quick way is load with 

    your weak hand Left in my case, holding rifle with right hand twisted 90 deg gate up, but flat up against arm on under side, and shove it in dead vertical into the gate, it slips right in.

    Kathouse Kelli loads like that after T bone showed her.:D

    Larger cals I found easier than smaller cals to load over the top, I load my 44 russian over the top, cause you cant get it in through the gate far enough, to get in 

    front of the little spring load gate inside the carrier.

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  6. Yea a shameful situation here in Australia. These so called Firearm Registries were initially set up as a totally secure data bases. That's turned out to be an absolute joke with firearm details, name and address being recorded in gunshops all over the country everytime you go and buy something. Held on the shop's computer and can be accessed by almost anyone.!

    As for our beloved Sporting Association of Australia, (SSAA) that's an even bigger joke. They have a massive war chest to fight the govt. but don't use it for fear of a worse outcome. They're no NRA by a long way, but there are a few others like Shooters Union Of Australia who has gone into bat for gun owners albeit they have very smaller funding, but growing as the dis satisfaction with SSAA is growing and members are leaving in droves.

    They're a lame duck organisation that most of the time works with the govt, a case of if they say JUMP,... they ask HOW HIGH.???

    An organisation that here the SSAA Branch in Queensland and Victoria state even banned non vaxxed shooters from their ranges, & open air ranges mind you. Oh we're abiding by the govt guidelines,..they say what BS,... that only applied to pubs and clubs and restaurants.

    And with no second amendment here I believe we're almost doomed.



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  7. On 2/24/2022 at 8:51 AM, Hendo said:

    Last I heard it was an apple ap and they were taking reservations, but I think it was supposed to light off today.

    Unconfirmed scuttlebutt only.

    Yea, that doesn't work go to Twitter as Elon Musk has made a huge billion $ bid, and the liberals are terrified.

  8. On 4/13/2022 at 11:48 AM, Diamond Jake said:

    I just booked my hotel for the drive out.  Going as far as Fort Smith on Sunday night; should arrive at the range lunchtime Monday to set up camp.  Looks like the gas bill to get there will be more than the entrance fee and hotels combined.  Looking forward to it A LOT anyway!

    Hell,...my gas bill is gonna be 20 times yours Jake.:lol::lol::D

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  9. 23 hours ago, Billy Boots, # 20282 LTG-Regulator said:

    I like your design for cosmetic but I personally prefer them made with flat "table tops".  Nothing real wide, just wide enough to down one or possibly two long guns.  IMO, more individual are comfortable with a flat top as that is what they probably see more often.  I have grown to not fear those as pictured but in my early days I did somewhat dread them as I just was not accustom to them at home ranges.

    Also with flat surface one does not have to inquire as to shotgun preferences (left/right side) before shooter stages long gun.

    Billy, variety is the spice of life, a bit of both works well.:wub:  don't you think?:D

  10. On 3/25/2022 at 12:22 PM, Orient Express said:

    Searching the interwebs, everyone seems to have their own concoction of lubes. Is there a generic off-the-shelf one I can buy for my situation of using regular projectiles?

    OE mix beeswax and lanolin 50:50 makes a good lube, just warm it up, mix, then store in jar of sorts if you want, and yes, using Hi Tek coated bullets are fine.

    Put your powder in, a card wad on top, scrap some lube in the case on top of wad, seat bullet, squashing lube out a little, store bullet down in boxes.

    Works fine for me.

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  11. On 3/5/2022 at 4:36 PM, Buckshot Bear said:

    Can't get Dillon Dies anywhere in Australia every gun shop is sold out, what's another brand of dies you'd recommend for a XL650 for loading .38 S&W?


    Is there a Dillon shortage in the USA? There's just nothing Dillon available in Australia presently, all suppliers just say "there's a shipment coming in but we don't know when". 

    I have a set of Lee 38 S&W dies for sale. Hardly used, I never used them. $50.00

    BTW I use Lee or RCBS dies in my 650 no problem.

  12. On 1/19/2022 at 7:03 AM, Bullets By Scarlett said:
    We have APP in stock! I took it off my website because I was fighting with a cc processor who said “my products” were “high risk” and violated their policy…though NOTHING in their prohibited business said ANYTHING about firearms, ammunition, powder, etc.  I gave an excellent argument to no avail.  It will be back on my website eventually.  For now, just email me and tell me what you’d like and I tell APP.  I will send you an invoice that you can pay via cc or there are instructions for mailing a check.  The APP ships FED EX Ground and prices include hazmat and shipping.  An adult signature is required and it usually arrives within a week to 10 days from when I get the order to APP - which is almost always the same day. :)
    APP ships in case quantity - 12 pounds.  I ship 1, 2 and 4 cases.  I can ship 8 cases but that has to go Motor Freight to a commercial address - but it drops the price and can be good for a group or gun store.
    1 case $300 ($25/pound)
    2 cases $276 per case ($23/pound)
    4 cases $252 ($21/pound)
    I can deliver to End of Trail!
    These prices will likely go UP (like everything else) within the next 6 weeks or so.  I keep being told to be on the look out but it has not happened yet... just want you to be informed.
    Great big hugs!

    Are you able to export Scarlett?

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