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Widder, SASS #59054

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  1. Bogus Jim......... The Man what knows how to dress Cowboy, look like a B-Western movie star..... and shoot like a ball of fire.


    Congratulations on SE Regional B-Western champion AND 6th Overall in a super tough crowd.




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  2. Indeed.   


    I got to meet BOTH Bucky and Haley this weekend and it was a pleasure to talk with them, as it was with

    some very notable Cracker Crew posse.   Got to visit with the Legendary Fireball and I got to have some

    great conversations with OTJ (The Outlaw Travis James).   


    Congratulations to Bucky and Haley.  Well deserved.


    P.S. - watch out for Haley's 97 speed.  She is destined to probably set some new speed shotgun records in the future.





  3. 1 hour ago, Assassin said:

    Here's something I've learned about writing scenarios, most shooters don't appreciate well written stages, they like simplicity. Well written stages are appreciated by gunfighters, duelists, and the top 10%. Most don't realize a stage that is written with all aspects; left-hand, right-hand, duelists, gunfighter. tall, short, etc. People enjoy a match and they return, stage writing is just a small part of the pie. 


    You are probably totally correct.   But when that small part of the pie is made with salt instead of sugar..... well, the whole pie is usually



    There are a lot of small parts of a major match that help make it a success or failure:   Vendors (food and Cowboy stuff),

    organization, target setup and props, etc..... and even the weather.


    Making the shooters happy with stage scenarios plays a big part which is the reason match directors

    and stage writers work overtime to avoid stages that might have a 'P' trap.  

    And also when those Match Directors go to great strides to set up 10-12 stages that

    will completely accommodate all styles of shooting, and all sizes of shooters.    They establish staging tables that are not toooooo short nor toooooo tall, and window/door frames with appropriate size as not to hinder tall shooters,

    although tall shooters are only a small percentage,  etc...........


    Yep, you're right..... its a small piece of the pie.    But it takes all the right ingredients to make it tasteful and enjoyable.


    Have a good day.






  4. RYE,

    There is some good and accurate information above post by some knowledgeable Wire Pards.  


    From my personal experience, here is my opinion:

    1.   The 04 series and up appear to be better IAC's.    They can be tuned to run as good as anyone is capable of running them.


    2. 'SOME' of the 01 thru 03 series are good.....but a real good 97 smith might be needed to enhance their life span.

    And it doesn't hurt the 04 series and up to also be tuned by a good smith.


    3.  I use an 01 series and an 09 series for my dry fire practice with good results.

    I used an 03 and 04 series for about 8 years in all my monthly matches and side match speed competition.

    My 04 series model can be considered a 97 lovers 'dream model'.   It's flawless.   It has been abused and still keeps

    on ticking.


    4.  I presently use 3 CB series (Cowboy) models for monthly matches..... including my 03 series model.   These are just

    darn good guns.


    5.  Like all of our guns, your gonna find folks who swear by some and folks that curse some of them.   


    $300 is a great price..... regardless

    I think a properly tuned IAC 97 is as good, if not better, than a Winny 97.


    Good luck and I hope you enjoy your new toy.     




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  5. 2 hours ago, The Rainmaker, SASS #11631 said:

    Who's WaterLou?  :P


    TW thinks if he shaves his head, rubs ash on his body and wears a sack cloth 

    Cowboy outfit that its gonna help him shoot better in the match.


    You ask..."Who is WaterLou".    We all might be 'WaterLou'd  if we start getting

    that rain.  :P




  6. 1 hour ago, Captain Bill Burt said:


    From the email it sounds like they're as ready for rain as you can be.


    A person can get ready for the rain.  You can get ready for supper.

    You can even get ready for Christmas and New Years.

    Heck, you can even get ready to deal with a bunch of Widdermaniacs.


    But can we really get ready for the TW or Krazy Kajun manifestations that could befall

    on us in Alabama?




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  7. 12 minutes ago, Flyin Shootest said:

    You are up early this AM,  I seem to be a little thick at the moment,  Can you elaborate regarding "Where the Hands Go", or more specifically what the issue is?


    "hands at the sides, and not touching any firearm" seems clear to me?




    The phrase..... "not touching any firearm" can be interpreted to mean that NO PART of the body can be touching a firearm.


    That was not the intent of that rule.   The intent of the rule is that THE HANDS can't be touching any firearm.


    On a side note:  when I'm standing in the default position, my forearms are 'touching' the grips of my pistols

    because of the position in which I wear my pistols.   And I would venture to guess when most folks strap on 2 revolvers

    and stand upright with their arms hanging downward along their side, their forearms are probably 'touching' their

    pistol grips.


    P.S. - Thanks Sadie.   Wording it correctly is noteworthy.




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  8. TN Williams told me this morning that he has started his Anti-Rain Incantations

    using preserved Buzzards eyeballs from both a Male and Female buzzard.


    Plus, some other secret family concoction passed down from his famous uncle.....

    Percy Elgonquin Byrum.    As many of you are aware, Percy was the feller

    back in the 1800's what discovered that a good match could burn a tick off the

    butt of a Bull.    Poor Percy died while showing off his discovery to a group of

    doctors when a sensitive butt bull kicked him in his little boys.


    Anyhow, TW says.......... NO RAIN!       


    p.s. - I think I'll pack my umbrella, nonetheless.






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  9. Do you think that dead squirrel or rabbit will care whether it was shot with a 16" or 18" barrel?


    I doubt it..   Besides..... I thought you lost that rifle in a boating accident.   :D




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  10. Snuffy,

    I don't know the answer to your question, BUT...... try using CFE Pistol powder and see if that helps.


    I use it in .45 acp,  .460 Rowland and 10mm with good, consistent performance and haven't noticed any fouling problems.


    CFE Pistol is a Hodgdon powder.




  11. On 9/20/2022 at 3:02 PM, Colonel Kraken said:

    At an annual match last weekend we had a shooter who was using a Marlin rifle. At the end of the rifle string he levered the gun and laid it down on the table. The gun was placed down, lever open, on it’s right side. When the shooter was done a member or two from the posse said that there was a spent round on the carrier. 



    Ranger Dan,

    You make, in my opinion, a good point IF this were a penalty based certain occurrences..   But, based on the OP's thread,

    there appears to be a 'certainty'  that 1 or 2 folks noticed the ".....spent round on the carrier".

    In this case, when the spent case was discovered in the position described by the OP, there doesn't appear to be

    any doubt of what the penalty should be.   Therefore, benefit of the doubt can't be considered for the shooter because

    there was no doubt.


    Other situations can vary to cause folks to reconsider a penalty.   But based on the present rules and the situation stated

    by the OP,  the MSV is warranted.   Benefit of doubt can't be considered for the shooter because there was no doubt.


    Have a good day.





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