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Cpt Dan Blodgett, SASS #75655

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  1. Possibly but they can give and extremely accurate report of yesterdays weather tomorrow
  2. good to hear you can run them, anyone figure out how to keep BIGFOOT from stepping on them or is that just the cost of doing business?
  3. if not let me know generally bring one for color guard
  4. Make sure you have a krag, check out the AZ rangers Morenci Stike photo.
  5. Some decent powders for .38 special are bullseye, red dot, A2, Nitro 100 on the slower side HP38, unique or universal. I use the Bullseye, Red Dot, A2 and Nitro 100 range of powders and get 2000 or so rounds out of a lb. not necessarily container as many now have 12 or 14 oz vs a true pound
  6. Really? How sad would be damn be fun to get into a squirrel cage and run to lift up a 2000 lb ore car and use shotgun to bust clay pigeons falling out.
  7. Pretty sure if a true clone of the SAA as far as frame size goes there would be no way to fit a cylinder beefy enough to withstand 44 mag pressures. Pretty much the reason ruger super blackhawks and OMVs are so big.
  8. Do not carry any, do not shoot black powder. If I did would carry stuff to clean pistols, rifles and shotgun chambers prolly windex with vinegar and balistol or moose milk. If at out of town match keep cleaning stuff in the truck or 5th wheel if I am dragging it.
  9. Rumor has it there are still slots available, get those applications in.
  10. I shoot 44 mag 7.5 inch OMVs getting to be to heavy to shoot 1 handed with trashed shoulders so now shoot two handed
  11. Interesting, I notice your MEC has a 3 hole base, mine all have 4. How old is your MEC? Trying to figure out if it is super old or super new and the change to 4 hole came long ago or the 3 hole is a new thing.
  12. I shoot mine occasionally it is a 45 colt. I made the stick to hold 10 rounds and keep the follower from hitting my hand. In AZ for summer matches the barrel and magazine get rather warm, burn your hand hot actually when doing a 6 stage match. Shot it at the first EOT in AZ as I recall. Cool weather and 4 stages barrel heat not a problem. Once must be careful when loading not to allow the mag follower to slam into the rounds. With the stick not much of a problem as the follower does not go very far before hitting stick. One should still exercise care and let it down in a controlled fashion. I have also learned the funny bump at the end of the barrel was not put there to make it hurt worse if inserted and actually will help eliminate misses.
  13. I bought walkers mostly because I could get them for $69 on sale about a year ago as I recall. They work good and hold a charge well no problem shooting a 6 stage match on a charge. You may want to take this with a grain of salt as I am cheap enough to shoot mossberg pumps and rifles as well as tisas 1911 commanders vs proper more expensive models.
  14. Do not know if I save anything but shooting a Cinchester 1887 if find the relatively cheap Fiocchi shells are to long to play nicely with the 87, feed great eject not so much. This has sent me down the rabbit hole of roll crimped loading for excellent ejection. The added bonus having 1910 ish Stevens 325 hammered long barreled double there is some question if the chambers are actually long enough to shoot modern 23/4 inch star crimped shells. I have done it before with no issue but... I know it absolutely will handle roll crimped shell. No it is not a damascas twist barrel. My press really likes AA hulls and AA wads, federal or Fiocchi not so much bad crimps and leaking shot, Prolly would work better with different wads as neither the white or pink 11/8 oz wads make for great crimps with the latter 2 brand hulls.
  15. Finally got around to loading the cheddites in 20 ga and 12 ga, work fine no issues seating or shooting
  16. There might be a reason I shoot my Blued Vaqueros rather that Shiny stainless ones most of the time.
  17. I load .38 .357 44 mag 45 colt and .45 ACP with hi tech coated bullets and use the standard expander that comes with Lee or Hornady New Dimension dies with no problem. I adjust the expander die to give the minimum bell where the bullets will sit straight in the case without shaving lead or coating off the bullets. Were I shooting 1000 yards with 45/70 might worry about what size expander to use to give the neck tension that would keep me in the 10 ring. Not being able to hold that hard anymore I don't worry about it.
  18. Sadly I cannot stand on my head long enough to work lever and align sights
  19. These days it is what ever powder you can find that has data for the guage and shot weight that you can find and don't have to sell your first born to buy.
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