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Charlie Whiskers

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  1. Charlie, I just read a post on the CMP forum, about my inquiry about DEM 43 ammo for the Garand. 

    Poster stated that the CMP had issued cans that had been re-packaged in 1960.

    Originally the rounds were issued in stripper clips and bandoleers. 

    They repackaged them in loose cans in 1960.

    Rounds are corrosive being that they were made before 1952 and WW II rounds. 

    Poster said he had two cans, shot half of one and still had one sealed. 

    So I guess it is ok to shoot but must be cleaned and treated as corrosive. 

    1. Charlie Whiskers

      Charlie Whiskers


        I have about 300 rounds of ball ammo that I've had for years. It's been quite a while since I dug out the Garand's. I spend more time shooting my cowboy guns.

        When I do want to burn up some military ammo, I haul the M1A out and go through a hundred or so of that. I bought 750 rounds of British Berdan primed ammo that shoots pretty darn good for $239. And I traded a barrel for a Remington 1187 my uncle had for another 500+ rounds of several brands of 308. I keep meaning to take the M1's out and burn up some rounds but it seems every time I think I can do it something comes up on a new "honey do list".

        Neither of the M1's are CMP rifles. The Springfield one I bought at a gun shop when I was on a trip to Vegas. The other is a composite built one with a Danish or Norway built barrel....I forget which. It shoots better than the Springfield with ball ammo. I bought that one from SOG international in 2000.


      Thanks for the info though,



  2. Charlie isn't there another club or group out towards Augusta? I remember passing what looked like a shooting town out past sun river on the left hand side of the road

    1. Charlie Whiskers

      Charlie Whiskers

      The State Shoot is at the Black Horse range at the shooting complex north of town. We did 7 stages today and the last 5 tomorrow. Should be done by about 11or so. The club out from Simms is the Sun River Rangers.

    2. Herry Heck

      Herry Heck

      I didn't make it out today. Had a small issue with a bulldozer throwing a track.

  3. I own most of the Dukes westerns. I was watching Rio Lobo the other night. Right after the Civil war he went back to Texas and was looking for the guy in his company that was selling info about gold shipments to the "Rebs". Of course he found him with help from 2 Rebs he had caught during the war. JW and everyone else were carrying Colt SAA's and he sporting a 92 Winchester. This was a year or 2 after the war as far as I could gather...may be wrong, but it sure wasn't indicated it was late enough for those weapons. The same snafu was in the Undefeated with Rock Hudson. The prop room must have
  4. I've been using the CCI 209 magnum primers for the last few years. Never have had a FTF with those or the Winchester 209's. The only FTF's I've had have been with the Federal 209's. I had 8 FTF's out of 50 with the Federals. And that was after switching barrels to see if it was the firing pin not doing it's job. I load on a MEC 9000.
  5. They do run on road courses too. Just making left turns on those could be a minor problem.
  6. I just saw this on my home page. Mary Tyler Moore died today at a hospital in Connecticut. The detail of what caused it are not stated at this time, but she has been battling Diabetes for many years. She was 80.
  7. YOU speechless ?...I have to mark today's date down on my calendar.
  8. Thanks, I wasn't sure about the single or double action part. I've never had the urge to own one let alone handle one. I was going to buy a Desert Eagle at one point until I handled it. I didn't like the way it fit my hands. I do have a Mountain Eagle (22LR) that Magnum Research built back in the 90's. It looks like it weighs a ton, but except for the barrel and action it's all polymer. As for using it in CAS, like was mentioned by many, it's not the best choice for the money. For what one of those cost you can buy a 2nd vaquero AND a good SxS ; a Johnny Meadows Baikal comes to mind. I h
  9. I could be wrong, but doesn't the BFR in 454 have a 5 round cylinder capacity? SASS rules say hammer down on empty chamber or spent cartridge. That would mean you'd have to load only 4 then reload one for our standard 5 round per pistol scenarios. On some pocket pistols there's a notch between chambers for the hammer to rest. Does the BFR have that? And is it Single action only or double action? Like several have said already, the price for one of those would be equal to 2 cowboy 6 guns.
  10. That answers that, thanks. If the demand for the SAA's is there then why don't they run more when they do make them. And are the only SAA's Colt makes custom shop fancy ones? What about the "standard'' models? Does the custom shop make those too? I looked at 2 of my distributors catalogs and the only SAA's shown are 45LC and 357. They show a new frontier in 44spl. Both I looked at have none in stock of any model. My dealer cost for the "cheapest" ones is $1360, so I guess that answered my own question.
  11. It was longer than that. I joined SASS in 09 and signed up for the 3 year plan. Renewed it for another 3 then SASS quit offering it as an option. I laminated my "durable paper" card too.
  12. Are ya going to shoot em up with your new toys? Good luck in the shoot.
  13. I got a call from my dear friend a bit ago. Mt. Prairie Dog told me Curley Sue had passed away. Sue had been fighting cancer for several years and the damn stuff finally won out. They had been together for 53 years and I know it's going to be hard on him their son Troy and both of their families. I know I am going to miss her a lot, even if she is in a better world now. Let's all let them know our thoughts are with him and the whole family.
  14. My uncle was a crew chief on a B24 during WW2 flying missions over the hump from India to China.
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