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Tom Bullweed

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Tom Bullweed last won the day on December 17 2016

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About Tom Bullweed

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    Central North Carolina
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    SASS, IPSC, kayaking

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  1. I was in Valle Crucis, NC this week, near Grandfather Mtn and Boone. There were marks of high waters on the door jambs, up to four feet above ground or many feet above the nearest river. These water marks coincuded with hurricanes that came north from the gulf. More hurricane deaths in the NC miuntains than the NC coast is what I have read.
  2. With the primer shortage, having an option to load SP is a plus.
  3. Are you saying that a bit of fungi can make a bad pair/pear?
  4. I had an original in .32-20. The guide screws limited how fast I could run the gun. These screws, only in the original .32, did not give enough support to the cartridge to run fast. Now that I shoot mostly B-Western, an original in .38-40 is one ,y short list of wanted guns.
  5. I bought my first .32 H&R mag in 1986, a Ruger Single Six. I shot Ruger OMVs in .45 since 2005 but bought a baby Vaquero in .32 with a birdshead grip in early 2019. I looked for a match until late 2020. Now I have a salt&pepper set (one blued and one stainless) to match my OMVs. I prefer the look of one working blued gun and one shiny engraved gun.
  6. I got to handle a Marlin 1893 in .32-40 with a 14" barrel. Short barrel rifle caliber lever guns were popular with trappers about 100 years ago. Very handy and light as they wanted a brush gun that could down a bear or wolf while they worked their traps.
  7. Rooster, the important information needed here is the serial number that is on the receiver and the two barrel assemblies. If they match or are very close, then I would get a letter from the Cody Museum about this gun. The $65 letter authenticates how the gun originally shipped from Winchester, and if it shipped with two barrels, the value could be high. If the numbers are far apart, then some shooter just matched a second barrel assembly. Still a good find.
  8. I use CCI #11 caps on stock Oietta 1851s. I did file some of the nipples to make them more consistent. I also use Rem #10s when I can find them.
  9. Not sure if the Mex laws have changed, but for decades a citizen could not own a pistol in a military cartridge or a cartridge larger than .40 caliber. The 1911 is .38 Super is popular south of the border.
  10. I use on-line manufacturer's data since I like to believe that it is the most up-to-date. I use Handloader magazine to help me understand the different loads. Brian Pearce and Mike Venturino were good sources when I started loading .32 and .38 WCF (a.k.a. .32-20 and .38-40).
  11. BP loads can be made hotter by layering the first 20 grains of FFFg, tamping that tightly and then adding FFg for the desired total powder charge (usually 65-80 grains). The finer powder combust quicker and raises pressure by combusting the coarser powder with a larger flash than just a primer. These types of loads were used by harvest duck and goose hunters in the late 1800s.
  12. I live in a small city. Their list of recyclables does not include everything that says that it can be recycled. No fast food cups, newspaper or glossy paper.
  13. I will not modify these. Every dim is too big and would require removing material deeper than the hardened zone. The heat-treat on these seems to only to surface hardness since the parts are somewhat pliable. If I can't find the right part, I will just retire this gun from matches. I have peened the existing extractor about as much as I am willing to go but half of the hulls on one side are bypassed by the extractor.
  14. I use cornmeal. Never understood why people use grits. Grits seem too hard and angular to send down a bore. I like grits, but cornmeal&bp smell right together.
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