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Abilene Slim SASS 81783

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  1. Wasn’t this very topic was thoroughly flogged and dismembered a few months ago?
  2. No. In previous years we’ve had a Henry Challenge where the shooter uses an 1860 Henry for the whole match. Major usually wins.
  3. Are we still doing the Henry challenge, ‘cause I’m in for that!
  4. How many stations are on a 9000? If it’s 6, the QL is not a substitute for the final Mec crimp die (perhaps I’ve misunderstood what you meant ). All shells should be run through all of Mec’s dies before the QL is used. On my Mec 650, it’s easiest to finish a batch a shells, then replace the crimp starter die and individually size them with QL. Maybe it’s be easier to replace the final crimp die on a 9000.
  5. https://www.avweb.com/aviation-news/coming-airworthiness-directive-expected-to-ground-all-airworthy-b-17s/?MailingID=1314 Sounds really expensive.
  6. “Your tattoo may have cost $150, but this scar cost $15,000”.
  7. Sometimes media celebrities become bigger than the organizations they work for. Dan Rather comes to mind. It wasn’t CBS news anymore, it was Dan Rather and the news. I think Tucker had become bigger than Fox. Carlson is a pundit and very skilled at his craft, appealing to a large audience that more often than not includes us. But I get concerned when any pundit achieves demigod status the way so many of them are becoming today. Punditry is as old as the written word and should be taken with a grain of salt. I like a variety of views so I can make up my own mind. As such, I hope he sticks around to round out the infotainment industry. Wouldn’t surprise me one bit if CNN courts and lands him the way a sports franchise does for a marquis player.
  8. Unless all those fees are mandatory, I don’t have a problem with it. You can still see the critters, right? No different than $12 for a can of beer at a pro sports stadium. You don’t have to buy it.
  9. Nice! My wife has a 2020 also with AWD. Loves it. We don’t typically get a lot of snow at one time, but enough to make streets sloppy. It does really well. You might not get the fuel economy of your 2WD, but only a tiny bit less.
  10. Those are available from a number of vendors. If your hands are arthritic, you might have some difficulty as it takes a bit of hand strength to use. https://www.google.com/search?q=slix+shotshell+sizer&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en-us&client=safari
  11. Our range doesn’t have berms between stages, which means we‘d have to shut the entire range down to paint between shooters. When weather is good, we often have 45 shooters or more divided into 3 posses. 45 shooters x 5 stages means 225 down range calls to paint targets. Allowing an optimistic 4 min per shooter which includes staging guns, final questions/clarifications, time to shoot, clear guns, calling a down range and painting, and calling a hot range would amount to a 15 hour match at our club. That’s a lot of paint and time.
  12. Nothing "Free" there. That there is high maintenance and really expensive!
  13. Adding on, I recently read that Dan Rowan of “Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In” was a P-40 pilot with 2 kills to his credit in the Pacific theater. Things we never knew when we saw these folks on TV & film.
  14. Yup, and awarded a Bronze Star with V too. https://www.military.com/veteran-jobs/career-advice/military-transition/famous-veteran-eddie-albert.html/amp
  15. Yup, that debate has been going for some time now.
  16. Cool. Similar in concept to this Sikorsky. My son saw these being used on wildfires when he was a Hotshot. Versatile, but expensive to operate.
  17. Cool. I still wanna know what kind of lead Randy has. And I bet he wants to know if he can make bullets with it.
  18. You’ve received some great advice from very knowledgeable people, but you still want to squeeze orange juice from a turnip. Knock yourself out.
  19. Unless and until you put your gun in a Ransom rest, this entire examination of minutiae is moot.
  20. Dontcha love it when someone asks a question and argues with most everyone who replies, because he didn’t get the reply he wanted? I need more popcorn.
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