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Snakebite

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  1. 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
  2. Gimmie a Break... that old Goat was never that young!
  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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
  6. I second this... the Lee machine can be had new for $60. BP 20 ga shells would most likely cost you at least $XX/box. If you buy the loader, shot, powder, and primers, I'd bet that you would still come out ahead just loading 10 boxes. Loading BP Shot shells is easy as pie. I'm sure that you can get a recipe from any number of people on this forum. Snakebite Snakebite
  7. I've got one..... it is now a very nice and interesting Floor lamp. Snakebite
  8. Humm, I looked through what I could, and this is the only one I found not selling, wanting to buy or give away something. So, I guess that this one post asking about this forum is too many to suit you. IMO, this is the perfect place to find out what folks think of the Classified forum. There are many who look here first, often, and only here. It is their opinion that I was wanting to hear. I had a recent less than stellar experience here, and just wondered if it was a fluke or a trend... sounds to me like it was a fluke. Snakebite
  9. Yes it would if, except that I have a couple of very nice custom Cross Draw rigs. My wife got this same setup, and loves it... so I thought that I would try it. Of course she has only used two strong side holsters, so didn't have to change her memory or stance. O-well, like Ringer said... it's only money! Ha!
  10. Sorry about that... they are made for 5 1/2" New Ruger Vaquero's. Snakebite
  11. IMO, if NOT shooting GF, the first pistol would need to be holstered before shooting the next gun.... unless the scenario states otherwise. Snakebite
  12. After a 4 month wait I received my Mernickle High Performace Holsters, Gun Belt and Shotgun Belt. Models HP1REF1, HPSG1REF1. Size to center hole is 43". Fits 36-38" waist, with a hole either way. Cartridge slide is for 38/357 Cost $400 for the Holster rig, $140 for the Shotgun Belt + shipping = $560 total cost. I used it for two hours, that's all it took for me to decide that after 25ys of using a cross draw rig in this game that I am not going to change now. For sale $400 + shipping No 4 month wait Snakebite Go to Mernickles web site to see what they look like. They are the Gunfighter Brown. Can't seem to get photo's to post here.
  13. Yeah, but it was not a good thing... Before I could stop myself I had shot him 10 times with the rifle, then slipped 10 more in from my handguns... ran up to him and hit him 4 more times with the shotgun. Then looked around and ask. "What was my time?"
  14. Most of the folks go by the admonition that their word is their bond. I've only found one person in all these years who has tried to cheat me. Hey, if he needs the money that bad, he can keep it.
  15. What has been your experience Buying or Selling on the SASS Classified? I've completed quite a few deals using the SASS wire and they have gone very well. I find that most folks in our Cowboy community are a honest bunch of folks who do what they say. Most! Snakebite
  16. Well, the lower Air pressure in Az should allow you pass more gas! Congrats you Old Goat... will see you at WR. Snakebite
  17. If you want a big bead, just soak a small pistol primer in some WD40, then remove the primer material and super glue the cup over the existing bead. Works just fine. Snakebite
  18. Cancer is hard on all of us. God Bless them and help them, and all who are effected by this terrible decease. Snakebite
  19. I can't even remember how many pairs of hearing aids I've had.... at least 15+ pairs. They have come a long way. My insurance buys me a pair every two years, so I sell the old pair on ebay for CHEAP. Years of Jet blast, and thousands of high pitched muffin fans while working for the FAA just totally destroyed all of my high pitch hearing, and greatly damaged the mid frequencies. These new hearing aids are really neat... they take the sound that is too high for you to hear at any volume, transpose it to a lower frequency that you are able to hear. It works very well. The OLD way of doing it just tried to amplify the higher frequencies, which leads to very poor sound, and lots of feed back. All of this forces you to use a closed canal type of fitting, which gives your "In a barrel", un-natural sound. I get NONE of that with these new aids.(Phonak B-R series), and no batteries to buy, ever! I hate the Timers that have the high pitched tone (like the one's that they use to use at WR), because I can not hear them with my ear plugs in. This leads me to remove them in order to hear the start, which just further hurts the situation. IMO, touching my shoulder is not a good option, and is only done as a last resort. For every 3 db of increase the sound doubles! So... if you go from say 70 db to 73 db, it is twice as loud. Wear your hearing protection! Snakebite
  20. Tnx for the advice.. I'll do it tomorrow. I have been using a handful some putty like stuff. I like the 1/2 ball idea. I've also been using a large hammer to regain strength in my wrist... the handle allows for adjusting how much weight you use by choking up or down on it. Snakebite
  21. I got the restraints off of my hand, and the surgery was a success. Now if I can just get enough strength back to cock the hammer I will be chasing them kids around in FC at WR. Didn't think I was going to get released in time. This ought to be a very humbling experience, but Never say Die! Snakebite
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