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Trailboss (Santa) Dave

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    Moniteau Creek River Raiders Home of the Mo. boatride

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    Columbia Mo.
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    I love the history of the old west and shooting.

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  1. I make my own rigs and like you I hand sew them I do not sew on bullet loops, for reloads I carry 4-6 rounds in my vest pocket
  2. Like John Boy I have not good results using Bertram brass. Case life was a big issure, I could count on losing about 10% of my cases before the second loading Was able to get about 500 45-90 and 150 45-120 cases from Norma a while back and am very happy
  3. I like the 25-06 myself, but here in Mid Missouri I have taken 12 Whitetail with handguns 4 of them with the 38 Super, the others with 44mag, 10mm, and 357mag As Warden Callaway said with good shot placement they will all work
  4. Several years ago I started making my own leather I now have more belts and holsters than I can count And I always want to make another rig, just to do something different Because I don't need to make a living at this, I enjoy making rigs for those just starting out at a price that lets me replace the supplies I use
  5. I ran a small casting operation for 5-6 years, just 2 casting machines. And have been a hand caster for many years Hand casting when you figure all the cost and time is not cheaper than buying from a commercial caster Hand casting I use at least 2-4 6 cavity molds and 2 20# melting pots, I can run about 800-1000 bullets and hour. I can size them in about the same time With the 2 casting machines and 1 sizer I was turning out over 4000 bullets and hour in an 8 hour day I still hand cast my bullets, but only because I like to do it and have all the time I need to do so
  6. Warden Callaway, I shop at Graf's in fact I was there Monday But Midway is just a little more than a mile down the road
  7. No, SASS was not my first shooting sport. I shot IPSC/USPSA for years even ran the local club The cost of getting into any shooting sport can be high, but it depends on how deep you want to go with your equipment When I started SASS I already had the guns so start up was no problem, but then the Wife and Sons got involved and the cost went up I started in SASS because it was still fun, the other was becoming a job and had stopped being fun
  8. Like you I have done to much to this old body to make it threw a match, and I have an 1860 Henry, made by Henry I also have a Grandson who's middle name is Henry, guess who is going to end up with this gun I have to tell this story of the 1st time he saw the Henry. He was about 4 and standing beside me as I opened the safe one day, he saw the Henry, reached in and touched it, looked up at me an said mine Now my other Grandson's middle name is Harly
  9. My foot doc's say I have to wear custom made boots ands shoes with custom insoles Redwing made me a nice 8 inch pair of lace up boots and I just picked up another pair, sorry I don't remember the brand, from my local Hanger store Sad to say my 17 inch boots just set in the closet and collect dust as I can't wear them all day anymore
  10. I make my own leather and have problems with both shoulders ( 8 surgeries between them so far) . I have dropped my holsters 3" and while I love my 71/2 inch barrels, I have gone to 51/2 and 43/4 inch barreled guns
  11. I had a problem with one gun I purchased from them Sent it in and had it back in less than 48 hours.
  12. I will not load ammo for others, due to the liability that comes with doing so Without Insurance, and a license It is just not worth the headaches that could come with it
  13. I have cast my own bullets for many years, and have made my own alloys depending on the need. I enjoy doing it, but plan to buy my lead already mixed from a couple of places I have found on the web The one thing I will point out is by the time you buy your lead and pay for your molds and other equipment and figure your time it's cheaper to buy your bullets
  14. I have the Lee Shaver sight on my pedersoli Sharps, it works well On my 86 I added the same sight as is on my Browning 45-90 Hi-Wall
  15. I started with the Lee pots many, many years ago Have owned several lee pots, still have one and they all either dripped or just ran like a water hose Use it to pre melt the lead for my Lyman and RCBS pots Even had 2 Ballisti- Cast machines for several years. Was turning out 4000 bullets an hour 6 days a week and could not keep up with sales But for hand casting the Lyman was my go to pot over the RCBS
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