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Abilene Slim SASS 81783

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  1. Have you sized the new brass before belling? Is this a new problem? Is it only with new brass?
  2. By the way, what is the correct answer?
  3. Betcha these guys wanted to join the ranks of those before them who get so much publicity. Now they’re infamous, which I’m pretty sure in their twisted heads is better than being anonymous.
  4. The P-39 is one of the coolest looking planes of its era, IMO. It and the P-40 would have performed better if the US had a better inline engine than the underpowered Allison. Even the P-51 was an underachiever until powered with a Merlin. The Buffalo was a groundbreaking airframe when designed in the 30’s. But the Navy kept adding requirements that weighed it down without increasing its horsepower. Kinda like making an F-150 haul as much as a deuce n a half.
  5. Walk right in, it's around the back Just a half a mile from the railroad track You can get anything you want, at Alice's restaurant
  6. What TV viewers see is action distorted by very long telephoto lenses. What appears to be a move just a step in front of another often occurs over a longer distance. Probably not as dramatic or overt as things may appear on TV. Adding on, I don't care about any sporting event that can be decided by a committee of lawyers and race officials after the fact. That ain't racing, IMHO. Before long, there will be a race where the jockeys start berating and beating on one another just like NASCAR...
  7. Lowell Bayles was killed in the model Z when trying to achieve a world speed record in 1931. Doolittle won the Thompson with the R-1 in 1932. Russell Boardman was killed in the same plane in 1933 Bendix Trophy race.
  8. What generation kit does your friend's gun have - 3rd, 4th, 5th, etc. Makes a huge difference in feel. My 1873 and 1860 Henry have 3rd gen which isn't as aggressive as 4th and 5th. I don't care at all for the 5th gen. You can do a lot to improve things by polishing/smoothing and adding lighter springs. Keep in mind that if you put in an aluminum carrier, you're going to need to modify or replace the carrier arm. Without it, the lighter carrier won't drop to the bottom of its travel. My own opinion is that you're going to a lot of effort and missing an opportunity to really make your rifle sing. I think you might like a 3rd gen kit. Got mine from the Cowboys and Indians Store.
  9. Ahh, the gremlins of C&B. So many issues to investigate, sometimes it's just a matter of a sorcerer's wand. I use Slix nipples and #10 Remington caps, not that Slix vs. Treso is significant. Even so, I had FTP issues. Upon extensive investigation, I discovered the hammer channels in my Pietta 1860 Sheriffs weren't cut well. They had a slight convex shape causing the hammer to drag just enough that caps wouldn't fire reliably. Try marking your hammers with a Sharpie and dry fire. If the hammer is dragging, it'll be evident where the ink is scraped off. Good luck!
  10. If you aren't doing so already, a push stick will minimize the those FTP (failure to pop) caps. I load all my caps with a Ted Cash snail capper, then follow up with a firm push onto the nipple with a piece of antler. Prior to that, I used a wooden dowel mounted into a golf ball. The golf ball made a comfortable grip.
  11. Been shootin' this one for the last 10 years. Folks, you don't want to miss it!
  12. I've made it to this match the last 5 years in a row. Always a great time! Much thanks to Flinthills Dawg, Shady Willy Brown, Major Art Tillery, Kansas Flatlander and all who put this match together.
  13. "...and I don't want to die. Just want to ride my motorcy...cle."
  14. Said I didn't have much use for 'em, never said I didn't know how to use 'em.
  15. Three of us Henry shooters were on posse 4 and finished the whole match with 'em: Major Artillery, Dantankerous and myself. It was a hoot! Next time I'll do it with black powder. From left to right, myself, Dantankerous and Major Art Tillery.
  16. Middle finger on my left hand is like that. I found these work well when you place the pad over the part that makes contact with the gun. Avoids having the added bulk of a glove over the rest of my hand. https://www.walmart.com/ip/Band-Aid-Brand-Flexible-Fabric-Knuckle-and-Fingertip-Adhesive-Bandages-for-Wound-Care-Assorted-Sizes-20-Count/1120737?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=0&wl13=1599&adid=22222222227000072154&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=40754420912&wl4=pla-53729392840&wl5=9023904&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=8175035&wl11=local&wl12=1120737&wl13=1599&veh=sem&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIpueQ_quH4gIVBrnACh00HgwvEAQYAyABEgI40fD_BwE
  17. I don't know what gun you're loading for, but the original bullet diameter for .38 S&W (a.k.a. 'Police') is .361. If you're loading for an old top-break revolver, please read the background info for this cartridge, not just the data tables. There are important cautions and caveats. My references are Lyman and Speer manuals.
  18. I don’t recommend TB for such a small case as it doesn’t meter well in small charges. You’ll be better off with powders like HP-38/Win 231.
  19. Velocities go down dramatically as bullet weight increases. Check out the rest of the tables for 180 and 200 gr bullets. If you can feel the difference in recoil between them in a rifle, you’re a more sensitive guy than I am. If reducing recoil in your pistols is your primary goal, use a smaller case like C45S or Schofield. Lots more options there that will give you harmonious outcomes.
  20. That's a pretty light bullet for a big straight wall case, hence the powder charge. Heavier bullets require less powder and vice versa. Even at 7 gr you'll likely find this to be a dirty load. Are you loading that round for a rifle, pistol or both?
  21. For me, there are always train wrecks. However there are just enough good ones to keep me coming back for more self-inflicted abuse!
  22. Uh, oh. If you'r shooting your '87, I may have to shoot mine. We'll talk tomorrow. Decisions, decisions...
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