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  1. 2 minutes ago, Garrison Joe, SASS #60708 said:


    Two side matches, actually. 


    Bolt Action Military Match - a side match for Wild Bunch shooters




    Bucky O'Neill Long Range Match - one segment of which is for military repeaters made before about 1912. 


    Both are cast bullet matches (predominately).


    Good luck, GJ

    Yes, I seen that. That is why I removed my query.

  2. I also use 12 grains of Extra Lite, and prefer Remington hulls. Either STS or Gun Club both work well. However, I normally use a Grey Clay Buster's wad. Both wads work well. I use an adjustable bar in my Mec 9000, and just adjust the shot to give me a good crimp. Overall wad height is the same.



  3. I have one of those work benches. I don't use it for a loading bench, but for a work bench in my small shop. I have it pushed into a corner, and it is plenty stable. Such a deal for that price... If I can figure out a place to put another one, I'll get one. For my Loading bench I use another Harbor Freight cart called a Yukon. It is a metal cart with large casters on it, two large drawers and two large doors. Laminated hardwood top and is VERY heavy. I have a 650 and Mec 9000 mounted on it. I also use two Inline Fabrication elevated mounts. It allows me to quickly change out either of the loading presses and put the turret press into service very quickly, they even have a vice mount that can be put into the stand. It's a pretty good system and works very well. Since I moved from our mountain home where I had a huge shop, and a huge loading room, I've had to down size a great deal. These items really did help. 




  4. I was looking through the Oct Chronicle again, and this time I went page by page and actually looked at every person and tried to guess their age. Ha, it was interesting, but nothing I didn't already know. 



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  5. 12 minutes ago, Dead_Head said:

    I paid $1,800 for mine about six years ago.

    And that is what they ought to be going for IMO. I got $1500 for the one I sold several years ago and though it was an excellent shooter, it showed some wear. This one is unfired, 99% 

  6. Hey guys, thanks for the feedback. This is one of two of these guns that I've had/have. I shot the first one quite a bit and it preformed very well for me. When looking at the Auction sites I found many Italian Clones that were bringing what seemed to me like a very strong price for what they are.  I think that the Browning is worth considerably more than those guns. When I sold the first one (fired) several years ago it brought what I've seen in the listings shown here. I believe that the Badger barrel and Stock Soule type sights that come on the BPCR are far superior to what the Italian guns have on them. Maybe it just isn't the time to bring it out of the safe yet.





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  7. I have a unfired Browning BPCR 45-70 with sights and no box. Looks new.  I've been looking around trying to find a realistic price on one, but they seem to be scarce. I would appreciate some realistic feed back on what I should list it for.


    Tnx, Snakebite


    ps... hope this is not against forum guidelines... if so, please delete

  8. On 11/18/2019 at 10:04 AM, Marshal Hangtree said:

    This is partially inspired by the current thread of how to best grow our sport/hobby.


    In our initial start-up membership, for $75 we get a welcome letter, a SASS number, a very inexpensive badge, and get our alias listed in a log.


    After that, subsequent years are $65.  I keep the same SASS number and cheap badge, and I'm pretty sure nobody else will want my alias.


    Just what do we get for our hard earned dollars from SASS after the initial year?  The Cowboy Chronicle is free on line to be viewed by anybody, so that's not much of a return.  Where does our money go?


    Has anyone ever seen a published accounting of where our dues money gets spent?

    SASS would have a much better grasp on the answers to the questions about the cheap badge, the free Chronicle or any questions as to where your hard earned dollars paid to SASS goes. The similarities come from what I see as a negative tone of the public inquiry rather than first asking SASS. That is again... MY OPINION. I guess that we all get out of SASS what we put into it. I have put a lot into it, and I have been well rewarded with the many years of enjoyment that it has provided me. This is the end of my comments on this. 



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  9. 42 minutes ago, Marshal Hangtree said:


    And you would be mistaken, Sir.

    That may well be so, but I have been following the impeachment hearings and could not help but see similarities. Like I said..... it is my opinion. Also IMO, queries to the SASS office, BOD, would be the best place to start. They would be better informed to have answers, since it is they and not the membership at large who pays the bills.



  10. $65 just barely fills my car with gas in California. It will just cover the cost of dining out for two at a decent restaurant. Ain't nobody getting rich off of this. And since my retirement from the ROC I haven't received even one retirement check.... it was and is done for the Love of the Game. SASS is one of the best values in entertainment that I have ever seen. Thousands of volunteer hours are donated to SASS every year around the country because of the joy derived from being a part of the CAS Family. No, everything is not done the way I would like to see it done, but it is being done by those that have a much better grasp of the Big Picture. It is to everyone's best interest to strongly support SASS. If clubs decided to go it on their own, it might work for a while, but the fact is, those that don't directly support SASS are just riding the coat tails of those who do. Running SASS is indeed a business, and all businesses have salaries to pay and other expenses. This thread may be well intended, but IMO it sounds like a part of the Democratic agenda.



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  11. The only thing that I don't like about the Classified wire is the listing of stuff  that has nothing to do directly with SASS or CAS. I've seen RVs, Houses, Motorcycles, Guitars yata, yata. By the way, I've got a nice used washing machine that has washed my Cowboy cloths, cheap, pickup only, and my brother in law is selling his home in Los Angeles. He has some of my old Chronicles in his garage, so that makes it SASS related. 

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  12. Just borrow one from somebody, lay the parts out on a piece of heavy paper and draw around them as a basic templet. Cut, heat, beat, weld, hammer, add more material, file some off, cut bend beat some more to fine tune the timing. If you can Butcher a Hog, you can do it. Really, you ought to be able to visualize what you are doing, and why you are doing it. If you don't understand why you are bending the top of the lever, or adding material to the lifter, etc, then you might ought to reconsider things. The after market kits are easy, and with little effort, they work every time.



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  13. Don't know what the great price is on the gun you speak of, but I have a Browning BPCR 45-70 that I've never fired that I am considering listing. Had two of them, and the one I used was a excellent gun. The 45-70 is proofed for Smokeless powder too. They are not cheap, but they are a premium rifle with Bull Barrel and decent Soule type factory sights. 

  14. 11 hours ago, Cheyenne Culpepper 32827 said:

    no p for jumping the gun,, restart,,, if it's a problem that's different,,,


    no penalty for starting shooting before the timer,, restart,,unless it's a often occurrence


    same for a shooter asking for several restarts,,, when it gets old,, tell them this time it's for real


    remember half of us are near deaf with ear plugs in to boot

    Geeze Pard... I read that wrong and thought it said that Half of us were near death! :ph34r:

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  15. 2 hours ago, Rooster Ron Wayne said:

    I have found after 10 years of shooting SASS , That calls of any kind  came down to a Popularity contest  , 

     More then a safety call  !

    Just Sayin .


    All I can say is that you must be shooting in the wrong places. I've seen spotters intimidated by certain shooters, and I've seen "Team Shooting" that yields a lot of missed calls, but I've not seen any Popularity contest calls. 

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  16. Always a strong possibility of guns getting taken while in transit. Something that I always do, is to ship them is a disguised box. Lke a Battery charger box, or Rice cooker box, etc, etc. I always remove the stocks on Long Guns and ship them in a odd shaped box that would not look like it would hold a Long Gun.



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  17. 1 hour ago, John Barleycorn, SASS #76982 said:

    There is nothing wrong with cut and weld short strokes. Do you have any idea how many Codymatic and Jimmy Spurs 73 are competition proven? 

    Removed, sorry to rant, and yes, I do have a very good idea. 

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