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Widder, SASS #59054

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  1. Larsen, sure hope the Docs fix it for you and you recover your hearing loss soon. I can relate to deafness cause I'm totally without any hearing ability in BOTH ears unless I put some special hearing aids in. Even with one hearing aid, I can barely hear anything and even with both, a lot of words are garbled and misinterpreted. Again, hope you recover soon. EDIT: I remember going for one of my hearing test and the Audiologist ask me: "Are you around any loud noises"? I answered: "How would I know whats loud or not. I can
  2. That is a gracious memory to share with us, UB. Thanks. I don't have much historical military info about my grandpa. Heck, I ain't even sure he was in America during 1914. But dad was born in 1925 and with his Mom's permission, joined the Navy around 42 as a 17 year old. He was on the USS Blackhawk for a while but an explosion somewhere put some shrapnel in his back and the Navy sent him back home with a medical discharge before the war ended. Then he went back to school for his high school diploma. LOTS of young boys and women left high
  3. Sends chills up my spine. Makes me want to shoot a bullet into all the tree's before I go to bed at night. Maybe I should tie my wife up outside on the deck for sacrifice should Baranga venture into my little jungle area. ..........Widder
  4. Howdy HTH. I recently owned a Ruger 77 bolt rifle in .17 Hornet and although I shot it very little, it was a great shooting rifle. If I were to start shooting the T/C pistols again, I would probably get one in .17 Hornet, along with a few other calibers. ..........Widder
  5. I got 2 bricks (ten 100 round packs) of CCI Large Pistol 'Magnum' primers with a price tag of $7.95. This would have been around 1983/1984 at WYNN's in Maryville, TN. ..........Widder
  6. I would guess that the .17 Hornet would also be a dandy to shoot. ..........Widder
  7. Well AL, how much will you take for that widget? P.S. - don't feel too bad, our pard Blackwater gets emails addressed to Mr. Dark & Wet. ..........Widder
  8. sometimes, a regular pair of wire-pliers will have a 'wire cutter' built into the rearward section of the plier area. ..........Widder
  9. BUT... if you go 4 seconds with rifle and 4 seconds with pistols and CLEAN, and someone goes 1.5 with rifle and 1.5 with pistols with a MISS..... it even out. Then the fastest with SG will determine the final time. ..........Widder
  10. Chili, I thought this thread was gonna be about your favorite Moderator.... 'Wire Cutter'. ..........Widder
  11. Howdy Larsen. Of the few (very few) that I have witnessed using the HBB, it seems they want to use it as an excuse for their poor performance at the match. You can hear some of them say: 'I could do little better but I'm shooting the HBB', etc..... ..........Widder
  12. Condolences Charlie, to you and especially your daughter and his children. ..........Widder
  13. Don't forget Ann Margaret. Personally, being a Radioman in the Navy, I use the 1-5 system. Some of us (Radioman) also referred to it as 'Nickels' if we rated something near perfect...... "She's worth a whole Nickel" meant she was worth taking home to meet Momma. If she were well built, beautiful hair and super nice, but missing a front tooth, she would be a 4. If she were missing a front tooth and crossed eyed, she'd be closer to the 3 range. And so on..... ..........Widder
  14. Agree with CC. And I will add #4. If any of your brass is slightly shorter than other brass, your crimp on that shorter brass will not be as sufficient as with longer brass. And I'm talking about a few .000's Therefore, weak crimp on shorter brass allows for incomplete combustion of your powder. More residue will be obvious due to unburnt (or insufficient burning) of the powder, which you will experience by less sealing of the brass to the chamber walls..... thereby allowing the blowback you are experiencing. ..........Widder
  15. Zack, your pressure signs might show differently ON THE RIFLE (bolt vs lever), but the pressure signs on the brass and primer should be the same in either rifle. The lever rifle can show pressure by an overly stiff opening of the lever. And sometimes, the bolt can show battering signs on the outward tip of the lever AND on the bolt safety lug. In my opinion, assuming you are using a good, sound 1894 Marlin, there ain't much you can do that should harm the rifle. You may experience split brass, stiff extractions, and flattened or blown out pr
  16. Have any of you noticed that Dudley and Branchwater seem to be good friends..... and always end up on the same posse. ..........Widder
  17. GREAT job Warden. Enjoy your post, your work and your videos that you share. Ya done GOOD! ..........Widder
  18. I would try to hide and protect meowndangself IF I didn't know the circumstances. What if the folks who fed me and gave me shelter were some sort of child molesters and the father of a victim was seeking justice? ..........Widder
  19. "Two outta three ain't bad" ..........Widder
  20. I like the ? and videos, Branchwater. Not everone, including meowndangself, know all the rules. This is one question that even A LOT of seasoned shooters don't seem to get right and often times, when I interject the actual rule, I think some of them don't even believe it. Good video. ..........Widder
  21. For me, I normally develop my loads using a few reloading manuals and a chronograph. In the process, I look for pressure signs, erratic velocities, etc...... Sometimes, my results closely mirror reloading manual information and my testing becomes easier. Sometimes, there are MANY powders to test, which means I spend more time at the reloading bench and using the chronograph a lot. This works for me. As a side note, my test experience with the .357 for some max loads involved powders like H110, LilGun and I think I've gotten go
  22. Although I don't own, nor shoot, a 50 cal like that, I have seen the screw breech models. I don't know Scott, but I watch A LOT of his 'Kentucky Ballistics' videos, especially his pistol videos. He does a lot of testing with bullet penetrations, etc..... and a lot of good videos with bullet effectiveness in ballistics gel. I'm glad he's alright. And I look forward to more of his videos. SCOTT: If you are reading this wire, God bless ya and hope you get well soon. ..........Widder
  23. I haven't seen "The Professionals" either. Maybe I should watch it and then go buy a 97'. ..........Widder
  24. Conversation twixt Widder and TN Williams: Widder: Hey TN, can I ask you a STUPID question? TN: Sure. Always glad to help. Widder: Why did the chicken cross the road? Dang if he didn't know. That feller knows answers to all the stupid questions.... ..........Widder
  25. You can watch it on YouTube. Type in '48 hours April 2021' and then find Season 34, Episode 29. ..........Widder
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