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Cassalong Hopidy

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Cassalong Hopidy last won the day on January 24 2017

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About Cassalong Hopidy

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  • Birthday 11/04/1948

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    Regulator, Life #39703
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    Red Hills Rangers, Riverbend Roughriders, South River Shootists

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    Tallahassee, Florida
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    Big game hunting, shooting, Harley riding, adventure races, political and military history, Jedi Gunfighter
  1. Rex Looks like it is an ADL. Good scope, but I want to get a rifle with a faster twist rate. Thanks much for the information, though. Cass
  2. Rex Thanks. If it is a Remington 700 action, I think it would be an ADL or SPS. Let me do some research. What I have actually been looking for is a Sauer Classic 100 XT or maybe a Tikka in .223, but I know the Remington 700 actions are good. Triggers typically are a bit rough. How accurate have you found it?
  3. I have a very lightly used Ruger SR 1911 (used in 3 or 4 WB matches). What model Remington 700 and what model Vortex scope?
  4. I have a very lightly used Mernickle rig that should fit you. I may have used it 3 times. It says US on holster-black. Send me email address if you want pics. Cass
  5. Purly, got a spot for another old Gunfighter? Turns out I have be in the Cohutta area next Friday so thought I’d come join the fun. Looks like some great friends are already signed up. I’ll mail my app and check tomorrow if it’s not too late. Cass
  6. Oh yeah--and I don't do indoor ranges.
  7. Mine was 33. I get it tested every 3-6 months now. Last reading was 22--but it has gone down and up and down more than once. I test again in September. Would like to have it back in the teens. The measures I have taken are: 1. I went to wet tumbling, with stainless steel media (inhalation). 2. I try to be meticulous about washing my hands after shooting before I eat anything (ingestion). Occasionally, I forget, like when someone offers me Skittles during a match. 3. I wear nitrile gloves when I reload, handle ammo (e.g., put rounds in loading strips night before match), or clean guns. 4. I put all clothes worn during shooting in the wash. 5. I use a Dillon 650 and put a spent primer chute and tube on it that carries punched out primers to a 5-gallon bucket--put a cover over that so only the tube going into the bucket creates an opening. 6. I try hard to lay off running the timer these days, though like Capt. BIll, I am not always successful. I love running the timer and frequently find myself doing so for one reason or another. I do believe that inhalation of lead during TO activities is the single greatest source of blood lead in my case FWIW, as refraining from that activity seems to have produced the greatest reduction in BLL readings. I don't believe absorption through the skin is much of a factor. Good luck--it's not anything to be too casual about and I wouldn't care to end up in chelation therapy. Cass
  8. Hey buddy my wife's loads were a number 19 bushing of Clays and a claybuster pink wad and 1oz of shot we she started. Same MEC 600 press. Don't hold me to it but I think it was 11.9 grains. She HATED the shotgun and the only way I could get her to shoot was groom a very light load for her double. Those loads were super light but still took down all the targets with no issues. She shot them for years but I weaned her off them in time......I went up a bushing about every six months or so and she didn't notice. She shoots a 24 now. 

    1. Cowboy Junky

      Cowboy Junky

      Those even tripped her dirt merchant SG. 

    2. Cassalong Hopidy

      Cassalong Hopidy

      Great.  Thx Junky.  I will try it.

  9. You can contact me when you get in town for State Match and I’ll meet you to see the SKB 200. 8649159779.

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    2. R. R. Ranger

      R. R. Ranger

      Are you shooting any side matches tomorrow? When are you getting into Greenville? If staying at Crown Plaza with others , it is close to where I work and can easily meet. Live close to the range too if that works better.

    3. Cassalong Hopidy

      Cassalong Hopidy

      I am teaching RO class at Range this morning (Thursday), starting at 8. Then side matches,  staying at Days Inn Mauldin.

    4. R. R. Ranger

      R. R. Ranger

      Let me know when you’re free. Will take me about 15 - 20 minutes to get there. I’m sure we can find a place to test fire if you like.

  10. Amaduelist. Can you call me 850.459.5472)?  I don't have your number.  Thx

     

    cass

  11. Happy Birthday to the organization that helps me live the dream! May SASS continue to grow and thrive. And thanks for the great leadership, Misty.
  12. Creeker In the proposed stage, there are 5 strings, including 2 revolver strings--whether you are shooting GF or not---because all shooters are changing firearm types 4 times. Yes, the stage conventions, as noted, require that the revolver be returned to leather at the end of the string, BUT those shooting GF style are expressly forbidden to reholster with the intent to use the revolvers again and so must shoot double duelist unless stage design accommodate grounding the pistols. Furthermore, as the relevant stage convention pertaining to a single revolver being deployed specifically notes, it may be overridden with instructions requiring or permitting the revolver to be staged rather than reholstered. It is not necessary that the revolvers first be staged in order to permit/require them to be staged after use. For the sake of clarity and consistency, in writing your stage instructions, you could simply require all shooters to stage the revolver(s) at the end of the first revolver string. Or you could permit it for those shooting other than GF style, allowing them the choice either of reholstering the first revolver or of staging it until the stage concludes.
  13. Bucky was one of my favorite cowboys--always easy going, relaxed, smiling. Nice guy and lots of fun to be around. I had been following his travails, thanks to Rolan, and knew he was struggling. Whiskey and all his family will be in my prayers.
  14. I have some badly dimpled shotgun knockdown targets. I wlll reverse those I can. But as for the rest, can they be ground down to recover a flat surface and used again or am I relegated to replacing them? Any advice on repairing dimpled steel, if that's a viable option, would be appreciated. Thanks.
  15. Meant to add I use 5744 and Starline brass. Make sure you get the right brass.
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