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  1. I am not a fan of the poly bullets with BP or 777. They worked with the citrus based powders, but I still prefer a soft lubed, soft lead bullet. Snakebite
  2. When shooting Real BP, I do prefer a well lubed bullet. That is one of the main reasons that I developed the Big Lube Snakebite Bullet. The Lube does indeed help to keep things soft, but it also stops the bullet for "Galling" as it get toward the end of the rifle barrel. If it were me... I would simply dip the nose of every other bullet into a small vessel of SPG. That will give you plenty of lube down the bore. Snakebite
  3. It's a good idea to drop all your shells into a sizing gauge before the match. I rarely find any of my MEC 9000 reloaded shells to have a size problem. I also find very few new Remington shells to have a problem. The vast majority of sizing problems that we have had came from Winchester AA Feather Lights. We don't shoot many of them, but I had a couple cases that I bought when Walmart was clearing them out for $5 a box. I do like the results of the Slick X Taper Tool. I believe that it provides a little extra margin of confidence to shot shells, especially to cases that have been loaded a few times. It does a good job of smoothing out the edges of the crimp and providing just a slight tapper to the case. You do need strong hand however if you are gong to do many shells at a time. My old messed up hands can only do a box at a time before they start to hurt. Snakebite
  4. I think that you are overlooking, or ignoring some basic facts. Fair and equal to all relates to "Equals". There is a Tier System in play here. GF are on a much lower Tier than other shooters in the game. They are in a much lower "Class" or "Sect". They simply can not expect to be treated as "Equals" to "Regular" shooters/people. No body faults you for this, it's just the way you were born. Get over it, accept your place, and stop trying to rise above your station. Geeze!
  5. Well I agree with that. You ask What ever happened.... I don't think that wire debates or opinions have as much impact as they once did. Seems like some things have just followed the wind. Snakebite
  6. Unfortunately I had to miss the 2020 WR... if all goes well I expect to be back for the 2021 match. Having not attended, I can't comment directly on the last WR, but having attended most of them since day one, I can affirm that WR has always been one of the Best, if not the Best match in the game. (The old Mule Camp was a damned fine match too) The scenarios are always well thought out, and the props are beyond being just great. WR has always put forth the same philosophy that I have always promoted... and that is a good mix. I have not seen any stage/scenario that was over the top difficult for the most shooters to accomplish. Some of course can do them faster than others, but THAT is the game. Ideas for improvement.... though not impossible, that will be a very difficult task. It will be hard to improve WR. Snakebite
  7. Well there you go. Wrong again... at least 2 implies that there is 3 or more. just come out with it. I see no reason to dance around it. There are 3 members outside of the US...... at least. Snakebite
  8. Yep... I've got a few things that I will never ever use again. Not sure what to even do with some them. When I moved out of the mountains I cut my collection down by over 50%, now, with no convenient place to shoot, I don't need many guns.
  9. TNX pard... just got my computer working again. The gun is a good 98%. I'll take another look around and see what I can find. It will shoot virtually the same hole at 100yds with Speer Nitrex ammo, and under MOA with my reloads. By far the most accurate gun I've ever owned. I got it for some fun hunting, but it was just too pretty to take out, and then they outlawed any bullets with lead for hunting, so I had to load Barnes copper. They were good, but nothing shoots like the Speer Nitrex ammo. I think if I listed it for that price, I would jump on it myself! Also have a lot of ammo and dies. Thanks again Snakebite
  10. Been looking for comps, but current ones seem to be scarce. I have a Browning Low Wall, 243 with Leupold Vari X 2-7 Compact. It is 98%, and has very few rounds through it. Since moving to town, I don't see any further opportunities to enjoy it. I would appreciate some feedback as to what I might expect. I've searched high and low, and can not find the box. Lots of things I can find since the move to town. Snakebite
  11. A gas checked bullet does not obturate like a plain based lead bullet does. Sizing becomes more critical when using a gas checked bullet in a 45-70.
  12. Long before Mash... James Fennimore Cooper wrote about his Frontier Scout Hero, Hawkeye. The Deer Slayer and The Last of the Mohicans were two of the most popular. I pretty sure that Jim took his name from there.
  13. My good friend and Co-Founder of the Kings River Regulators has crossed the River. Jim Riley was one of the best. He always had a smile, and was always first to give help where he could. All that know him will miss him. Goodbye my old friend. Snakebite
  14. Keeping the loading table down to one or two shooters might help in some cases, and keeping the line spaced out. As for timing, If the stage were written so as to start and stop at the same location, the Timer could be put on delay and left at the start/stop location to sound the starting beep, and to pickup the final shot. If the shooter were unable to hear the timer's beep, the T.O. could stand back at a safe distance and shoot the Shooter in the ass with a bean flip when the timer went off. Naw... I'll just wait until it's safe, then go back to playing the game. Snakebite
  16. So sorry for the loss of your friend and family member. We too have been there a number of times. Each time we said that we would not get another because the loss was too much to bare. However, each time we ended up doing so because living without the love and comfort that a true K-9 friend can provide is just too much to bare. You can never replace you friend, but you can enjoy another one. The years of joy should not be wasted. If possible, after a short time, get yourself another friend. Snakebite
  17. I guess that it is all relative. For me, it is the Old Game and the New Game. At our club it's still the Early Days.
  18. Bernie, the Fort Miller match is in Clovis, Ca. It is Bigger and Better than Ever. Third Weekend in April. If yer still getting around you owe it yourself to make a run at it. Snakebite
  19. Gimmie a Break... that old Goat was never that young!
  20. Hi Kid... just wonder... what difference it makes to you if they offer age based category in BP. (of course now it is mandatory), but if there are enough to fill the category, then why not? It has no effect on anyone else. I don't think it is right to force a 75 yr old guy to shoot against 18 yr old guy or else change to Smokeless category. Just because I am old doesn't mean that I don't still enjoy competition, but it is not competition to shoot against guys that are a quarter my age. It's no fun when you don't even have a chance to do well. I have been shooting BP in this game for close to 25 yrs, and should not have to change to smokeless powder if I can gather up enough folks that also want to shoot in their age based BP category. I just don't see where that interferes with anyone. WR use to say that they would put in any category that could garnish 10 shooters. Well, they changed that as soon as it started happening. You know very well that the bulk of BP shooters are over 60 years old, so why not give them a category to shoot in?

    1. Kid Rich

      Kid Rich

      I'm 72 and I don't want to have "aged based" in FC.  By the way didn't you win overall in FC 2 years ago at WR? As far as I'm concerned they should start limiting aged based categories instead of adding more every year. I also have some other opinions about some of the practices of some of the "competitors" that shoot in FC.  I am just as entitled to my opinion as you are to yours. I compete against some of the best FC shooters in the game on a monthly basis and do not want to have  or compete in any age based FC categories.

  21. after pouring off the dirty water, rinsing and pouring off the rinse water I just pour the brass and SS pellet mix into the separator and start turning. I see no need for putting water into the separator. My separator has a Claim Shell type top that closes and keeps all the SS pellets inside. After a few turns, I just pour the pellets back in the tumbling drum, ready for a new batch of dirty cases. You are gonna LOVE the results you get with the wet tumbling. Just for your information,  99% of my brass cleaning is on Straight walled cases such as 38 spl and 32 H&R, and I have no problem with pellets hanging inside the cases. I doubt that you will have any problem with the slight necked down 44-40. It might become a problem with some highly necked down rifle cases. However I did some 7.69 X 39 cases and had no problem.

  22. http://www.cabelas.com/product/Lee-Load-All-Reloader/741150.uts?searchPath=%2Fbrowse.cmd%3FcategoryId%3D734095080%26CQ_search%3Dlee%2Bload%2Ball%26CQ_st%3Db This is just what came up when I typed it into the browser.Obviously they are available for less. Point being made was that for the occasional 20 ga BP shooter they could get setup to produced a few boxes without spending much money and avoid the task of trying to find a place that sells 20 ga BP shells. It would certainly not be my first choice for shell loading, but if I only wanted a few boxes a year, and didn't already have a shell loader, I would consider one just for those few occasions. Snakebite
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