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Widder, SASS #59054

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  1. Brave and/or Stupid........you be the judge.


    Probably the same things were said about the Wright Bros, Chuck Yeager, John Glenn, etc....... :)




  2. I reload for the 9mm but I must admit my component testing has been limited.


    But, of the powders I have tried, I REALLY like CLEAN SHOT. I buy my supplies from Scarlett Darlin, who owns 'Clarks bullets by Scarlett'.


    I also use her 124 gr. lead bullets and Berry's plated bullets in the 115 gr weight.


    Hope this helps a little.




  3. I guess the "new" Henry's took the place of Winchester 94's as the bane of the CAS society.


    You know, it's funny, I used a '94 for years. It was terrible the way that thing frustrated other people. Oh sure, it wasn't perfect and had a hitch on occasion, but some folks got so aggravated about it. I finally took pity on 'em and got a Marlin. Darn shame to watch grown men get so twisted up about an inanimate object that they didn't have to pay for or even shoot. It was the darndest thing...


    Kindest regards,

    Pat (what's pokin' fun) Riot


    YEP, we are a peculiar breed.


    I kinda faced the same situation the first few years shooting my Marlin with folks who had some fancy 73's.

    Wew, I loved those 73's in both their looks and functioning. And nearly all my shooting Pards were nudging me to dump the Marlin and get a nice 73.

    BUT, for some reason, I just couldn't shoulder one of them as well as I could my 1894 Marlin.


    Sooooo, I stuck with my Marlin. And to this day, I still shoot my Marlin, which will perform as well as any 73 on the firing line.




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  4. Interesting.


    I have put 4 or 5 of those 'Trigger Happy' triggers in my 1894's with NO issues.


    One thing to consider: when your lever is up to the point of touching your 'Trigger Block', your bolt safety lug is already in position to secure the bolt from flying backwards.


    And, if you are using the factory 2 piece trigger system, the bolt safety lug has probably not fully aligned the rear portion with the front portion.


    And there are other items within the design of the 1894 Marlin that help minimize an OOB occurrence.


    If I still needed another Trigger Happy, I would buy that from you for the price you paid. But I really don't need another.




  5. I wish EVERYONE realized that a Nevada Sweep can start on ANY target, including the middle.


    You don't know how many times I have been told that a Nevada Sweep 'HAS' to start on an end target....ugh...


    I can see where a shooter could earn a 'P' on that stage, but I'm not so sure its a 'P' trap.




  6. Wyatt,


    there are many great/good TO's that haven't taken refresher courses in over 2 years.


    If your posse thinks enough of you to ask your assistance in running the Timer during the day, then I'm sure you still have the right stuff to do the task.


    Its a 'tall order', but I'm sure you are up to the task (pun intended... hehehehe)




  7. Navy had more players on the sideline so a recount should be acceptable.


    Navy was ahead before the final moments of the game.


    Everybody was sure Navy would win before the actual game started.


    A recount sounds right to me .........


    NOT !




  8. Although my handling of a Henry BB is minimal, I will say this:


    it just doesn't have the feel IF the user is wanting to be competitive.


    I even worked on one (to some degree) and tried to make it 'feel' competitive, reliable, smooth, etc...


    Well, I could get it to function reasonably quick, but it still lacked the reliability and smoothness needed to enjoy shooting with it.


    Thats from my personal experience.




  9. Howdy Pit.


    If you are wanting a shell holder to use with the LEE hand primer, then NO, they are not the same, unless Lee has changed their design.


    BUT, if you are wanting a shell holder to use with a reloading press, the appropriate shell holder for that caliber is 'BASICALLY' the same.


    The reason I say 'Basically' is because some shell holders might set your cartridge higher/lower than another shell holder.

    In other words, if you set your die up for a particular bullet seating depth OR crimp using a particular brand of shell holder, switching brands of shell holder could possibly change the bullet seating depth and crimp by a few thousandths. Maybe not enough to make much difference but still something to consider.


    Hope I explained this well enough.






  10. When you live in a WidderWonderLand, the gremlins are:


    Pecan Pie and Guns.


    I've already indulged in Pecan Pie, with more planned during the next couple weeks.


    Plus, I've ordered me a new Browning Buckmark 'Field Target'. Its the 5.5" round BULL barrel model with real wood grips. I already have the 4" model 'Carbon Fiber' that is outstanding.


    I also have a constant craving for Chili & Tamale..... mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm !




  11. I've read where Desmond Doss was an ARMY medic.


    I thought during the movie, a couple lines from his Sergeant mentioned 'The Corp'.

    Which made me think he was in the Marines.


    ALSO, I wasn't aware of any ARMY activity on Okinawa, where Desmond Doss served so valiantly.


    Question: Was he a medic in the ARMY or a Corpman for a Marine Battalion?




  12. Congratulations . It appears to me that it will be hard to get a 2017 pard with a resume even close to yours.


    By the way, many decades ago, I competed in pistol at Dartmouth. Is there a CAS range anywhere near Hanover?

    Mud Marine: there was atleast one other nominee being considered with some mighty good credentials, which will be in the running for 2017.


    SASS is blessed with some Pards with various experiences and accomplishments. Likewise, the JEDI GF ranks also have some very impressive members.


    Merry Christmas.




  13. The JEDI Councils pick for JEDI GF of the Year 2016 is:




    You won't believe this resume, which extends way beyond SASS and CAS.


    Joined SASS in 2000.

    Started FCGF in 2006.

    SASS REGULATOR in 2011.

    He created the JEDI GF website around 2012 or 2013. And continues to keep it updated and maintained.




    He's been a world-class rifle shooter back in 1966-96 in 10M air rifle, 50M smallbore Free Rifle Prone, 50M small bore Free Rifle 3-position, 300M Free Rifle and 300M Standard Rifle representing the USA on the US Shooting Team winning 19 medals in World Championships, Pan American Games, etc...


    He also shot Service Rifle and helped win the National Trophy 3 times.

    He was a 4-time All American at Tennessee Tech and then was the East Tennessee State University Rifle Coach for 6 years, AND...Chairman of the NCAA Rifle Committee.


    He worked for the US Shooting Team at the NRA in Washington, DC. and later in Colorado Springs, CO at the US Olympic Training Center. And for a short time, he was on the US Olympic Committee board.


    He went full time Cowboy Shooting in 2000 up in New Hampshire shooting Duelist.


    In 2006, he switched to FCGF.

    He has won numerous FCGF category competition at the New Hampshire State and Regionals in the Northeast.


    DeadHead has won belt buckles as a SrGF at Winter Range in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

    DeadHead has created and run websites for:

    White Mountain Regulators

    Harvard Ghost Riders

    Pemi Valley Peacemakers

    Verdant Mountain Vigilantes

    Circle K Regulators

    Northeast Western Shooters

    Connecticut Valley Bushwackers

    Ledyard Sidewinders

    Danvers Desperados

    AND..... a couple others.


    One of his most valuable websites is www.northeastcas.com.

    He created this to help shooters in the New England find out which clubs have CAS activities and also compile all the club shoots into a consolidated list of CAS shoots to show WHAT, WHEN and WHERE is going on at any given weekend (www.northeastcas.com/CASdates.htm.


    He runs and enters scores for the SASS New Hampshire State and SASS Northeast Regional.

    He has run the 200 & 300 yard Single Shot Long Range Shoots October to March since 2004.

    And he is the SASS Club contact for the White Mountain Regulators of New Hampshire.


    WHEW..... I hope I've covered most everything.


    These type activities surely raise the bar for the Yearly JEDI GF recognition.


    Thanks DEADHEAD, for all you do. AND.........



    On behalf of the JEDI Council.... Jed I Knight, Possum Skinner, Widder, Badlands Bud (whom I have been unable to reach),






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