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Tex Jones, SASS 2263

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Tex Jones, SASS 2263 last won the day on November 10 2016

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About Tex Jones, SASS 2263

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  1. I didn't know that there is a currently serving vessel with that name. The last one I remember is the carrier during the Vietnam War. Proud name. Hope it's not too bad for the swabbies involved.
  2. Ammunition is made in Minnesota. No locations in NY or NJ. The company is designated "essential" by Homeland Security. Unfortunately they don't have a company store.
  3. Scheels opened a new (250,000 sq. ft.) today here in MN. There was a good crowd and plenty of sporting goods for sale. The only places where there was limited entry were in the ammunition section and firearms. Wait time to get into the firearms section 2-3 hours. Ammunition was limited to 1,000 rds per person. I didn't wait, nothing I needed. Outside the front entrance were two life sized bronzed statues; Abraham Lincoln sitting on a bench and Ronald Reagan wearing his cowboy hat and smiling. That was worth the trip.
  4. Went to two local stores yesterday. One is a Sig dealer the other a regional Cabelas type store. The Sig dealer didn't have any Sig products, which are usually displayed in vertical showcases holding around 80-120 pistols and rifles. They did have a bunch of 1911 style pistols in the $4,000-$7,000 range and a bunch of bolt action rifles. They did have two Saints ARs from Springfield Armory. The bigger store had no ARs, very few handguns and the manager told me they have sold over 75%of their stock and only a few pieces come in during the week. I have never seen the shelves that bare. That ties in with the increase in NICS activity recently.
  5. Just as bad as a shot to the shoulder. Either one could cripple or kill. Of course when the shoulder hits are " through and throughs" it's not a problem.
  6. Only watched about 40 minutes. I think it's a show that is best seen in the theater where your attention is focused solely on the stage. I don't have enough Tequila to get through the whole thing.
  7. Welcome back. Another source of loaded ammo, especially 44-40, is Choice Ammunition, another SASS supporting vendor. Keep the brass as you may want to get into reloading.
  8. Sure does, but without all the extra equipment.
  9. Looks like a Mark 37 5 inch gun and mount, with some parts missing, including training and elevation equipment and pedestal. If you blow up the photo and look at the gun on the left, the gun description, which appears painted over, is on the plates at the end of the cradle.
  10. Boeing built 744 B-52s and delivered the last, a B-52H, in October 1962. Only the H model is still in the Air Force inventory; it is assigned to Air Force Global Strike Command. Power plant 8 Pratt & Whitney engines TF33-P-3/103 turbofan Thrust Each engine up to 17,000 lbs Wingspan 185 ft (56.4 m) Length 159 ft, 4 in (48.5 m) Height 40 ft, 8 in (12.4 m) Weight Approximately 185,000 lbs (83,250 kg) Max Takeoff Weight 488,000 lbs (219,600 kg) Fuel Capacity 312,197 lbs Payload 70,000 lbs (31,500 kg) Speed 650 mph (Mach 0.86) Range 8,800 mi (7,652 nautical miles) Ceiling 50,000 ft (15,150 m) Crew 5 (aircraft commander, pilot, radar navigator, navigator and electronic warfare officer Initial operating capability May 1961 (Current ‘H’ Model) Armament Approximately 70,000 lbs (31,500 kg) mixed ordnance -- bombs, smart weapons, mines and missiles. Modified to carry air-launched cruise missiles and Miniature Air Launched Decoy.
  11. Picked up 1K Federal 150s yesterday at a local gun store. Some are still available in this neck of the woods.
  12. Lots of water under the bridge. Old friends, new friends, friends yet to be met. From a game started 40 years ago, it has become important to a lot of folks. Thanks to the Wild Bunch for the laughs, good times, frustrations and all the cowboy guns. Who woulda thought? Tex
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