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Abilene Slim SASS 81783

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  1. Gonna take a break from the Wire and Saloon for a bit. These forums have been a pleasant diversion for a long time, but recent posts have been getting me down more than usual. Real life demands more of my attention at the moment. I'll be back when I regain some proper perspective. Until then, see y'all down the trail.
  2. It's a fine and all-to-rare video, especially in our current political environment. The guy is on screen for what 1.5 seconds? Kinda like trashing "The Searchers" because JW uses an 1892. JMO. Carry on.
  3. Nothing against her - she's an actress working for a living and for the exposure she gives the company, I would think she'd be worth more. I just don't like the character she plays. Things that make you go "blechh!"
  4. That's why I don't bother to weigh it - it's irrelevant. That's one of the beauties of BP loading, just fill the case to accommodate the bullet and you're done.
  5. No. They were amusing for the first year or so, but not since. She’s getting a little long in the tooth and kinda creepy these days.
  6. The Burger King “king” is pretty creepy.
  7. Pitcher appeared asleep at the switch, and the catcher bobbled a poor throw, so straight up question: who gets the error - catcher, pitcher or none?
  8. I roll my own paper cartridges for an original 1863 percussion Sharps carbine. It's tedious, but necessary for this rifle. Personally, I'd rather watch paint dry than spend time making enough paper pistol cartridges for a match. It's far more time-consuming than the few minutes saved at the range. For some, that's part of the fun, it's just not for me. I load my .44 Pietta Sherifs off the gun as the loading lever is too short to load on the gun. I used to use a cheater bar for leverage until I discovered it was bending the loading lever to where it wouldn't latch reliably. Some folks like to buy and pre-load extra cylinders to save time at the range. It still takes time to load 'em at home it and takes even more time to clean 'em after the match. A nice gun could be bought for less than the cost of extra cylinders. Removing an empty cylinder, installing another and capping it on the clock for the second pistol string is a time-consuming and fumble-inducing endeavor. Kinda like using a single shot rifle or shotgun. Bet you only do it once. Adding on, the average TO knows little of C&B peculiarities and probably would be very nervous watching you make the swap. If you attempt it, be sure they know what you're going to do ahead of time as they may ground your pistol, if they let you do it all. I like to keep C&B as simple as possible. Others think a lot of fuss and minutia is fun, and I'm not being at all critical of that. Whatever floats your boat. That's one of the cool things about C&B, there's a hundred different ways to approach it. Every time I load my pistols for Frontiersman, I'm reminded of what a marvelous and remarkable invention the self-contained metallic cartridge is! Have fun!
  9. If you have HBO, and excellent documentary. https://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/la-et-mn-critics-choice-cold-blue-20190606-story.html
  10. For me, Wild Bunch and sporting clays
  11. I'm guessing it's not because the gun wasn't offered with one back in the day. I've been wrong before, though.
  12. Joe, If you don't have one already, I highly recommend it. Lots of good info on casting and loading. https://www.amazon.com/Lyman-Cast-Bullet-Handbook-4Th/dp/B07PSNM3KV
  13. I’m interested and looking forward to your post. I use a dowel as well that allows me to avoid the “Henry hop”. I’ve often wondered about a slip on fore end.
  14. I think the problem is our celebrity obsessed culture. So a soccer player announces she won't sing. Why is that news? Why do people care? Because the media puts it out there as if it's important. And people respond thru social media with outrage or support and the media reports that. Then we have the talking heads on TV twittering about it ad nauseam. The celebrity then thinks anything they have to say is of cosmic importance. And the cycle repeats itself. Celebrities thrive on attention and the public loves giving it to them. Wish there was a way to ignore them so they'd go away.
  15. He played Bloody Bill Anderson in Outlaw Josie Wales and Marshal Stockburn in Pale Rider. I remember watching the series as a kid, but not much else.
  16. We've started re-watching the series and I gotta say one of my favorite characters is Raylan's partner Tim. Always cool.
  17. Perhaps we can share a drink together sometime. Cheers!
  18. This game and the rules have evolved immensely in the last 30 years. It’s even way different and better than when I started 10 years ago. If it wasn’t for people questioning the status quo, our game would have died a long time ago. It’s just a discussion and a GAME. The fate of western civilization isn’ hanging in the balance. Carry on.
  19. Sounds like my parents. "Because I said so, that's why." Never answered my question then, nor now, but that's the way it is. BTW, I don't try to have fun, I am having fun.
  20. Then in what period does Frontiersman fall? Is that not the old west? In that category, one can shoot any SASS legal long gun except a '97. The conundrum for me is the firearm restrictions, particularly for long guns that seem arbitrary and contradictory. I've shot a lot of Frontiersman over the years and have recently been shooting CC. It's the contrast of long gun requirements between the two that got me scratching my head. Just thought this would be an interesting topic for discussion. So far it has been. I appreciate the replies.
  21. Thanks Phantom, I respect your opinion. This is the kind of dialogue I'm looking for. What say the rest of you?
  22. Ok so totally/entirely might not be the correct term. But without getting lawyer-esque, it is integral to our game. As has been said repeatedly on this forum, we aren't re-enactors. The question still remains. Why is this gun excluded and what would it take to make an accommodation for a classic and iconic western firearm?
  23. Our game is based entirely on Hollywood westerns. The Win '92 is by far the most prolific lever action rifle ever used in Hollywood. John Wayne's "Stagecoach" and "The Searchers" are testament to that fact. After 10 years of CAS, I still don't understand why this magnificent rifle is excluded from Classic Cowboy. I've no problem with the caliber requirements, but this seems senseless. What would it take for the ROC to make this rifle acceptable within current caliber requirements for CC?
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