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Chief Rick

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  1. 1 hour ago, Father Kit Cool Gun Garth said:


    19 minutes ago, Buckshot Bear said:

    See 'em everywhere tied on 4WD's now.


    9 minutes ago, Texas Joker said:

    Make a mud ladder. Cut a 2x4 tire wide and drill holes rope big near the ends. Make a rope ladder with the 2x4s as the rungs. Roll it up and put it in the back of your rig. 


    When you get stuck unroll the ladder in front of your tie for traction.

    I'll take this as three that don't/haven't used them.

  2. 43 minutes ago, Big Sage, SASS #49891 Life said:

    If you are a long time Cabela's patron you know what has happened. I have been shopping at Cabela's for at least 30 years, don't spend much there now. Quality on store branded stuff has dropped. They don't stock a lot of reloading, guns and hunting stuff compared with what they did before Johnny Morris took over. The help is terrible too, especially in guns, ammo and hunting stuff. 

    With as few experiences as I've had with Cabela's, guess it's good that I don't have one near me.


    The closest BPS is no less than 60 miles and it's the last place I go to look for powder, primers or even guns.  If I'm in the area with time to kill I might stop in.


    I've been blessed to have a couple of good LGSs that have always had better prices and selections on reloading components.  They usually also have the ability to get most any gun that BPS has at the same or better prices - not always, but usually.

  3. 1 hour ago, La Sombra said:

    It seems about every three months or so, some one asks for a "load for 45 Cowboy Special". Since C45S is considered a "wildcat" with no posted loads from the Powder Companies, maybe we need to create a "sticky thread" for the load or reloading of that round? I am loathe to respond to such threads for the OP to use the search function. It doesn't seem like the Cowboy Way. (But it is the right answer.)


    La Sombra

    I've posted in several threads on not just C45S but also 38 Special and 12-Gauge.  Then a little time has gone by and I've tried to search for those threads with no luck.  I've never had great results using the search function with the SASS Wire.

  4. I didn't see this posted yet.


    I received an e-mail with the following text:


    To our valued customers,


    A year ago, Sportsman’s Warehouse entered into a merger agreement with Great American Outdoors, parent company of Cabela’s and Bass Pro Shops. Effective December 2, 2021, that merger agreement was terminated. We at Sportsman’s Warehouse are excited to continue operating as a separate, independent and publicly-traded company (NASDAQ: SPWH).


    As we enter 2022, we look forward to continuing our strong growth – adding more stores, improving Sportsmans.com, and expanding our product assortment and services. Our mission to provide outstanding gear and exceptional service remains unchanged.


    Gear up for unforgettable!


    Jon Barker


    Sportsman’s Warehouse

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  5. The Peacemakers will hold our annual match, Rootin’ Tootin’ Shootin' III on Saturday, April 30, 2022.
    This will be a one day, six stage match and entry will include lunch.  
    All six stages will feature a throw-back from matches from days gone by; this may include target placement, target types and off-the-clock actions to name a few.
  6. 2 hours ago, Chickasaw Bill SASS #70001 said:

    in case ya don't like , hang around for a spell , it WILL change 


      CB :rolleyes:

    Yep.  No jacket today - just long sleeves.


    High of 65°F today and 71°F tomorrow.

  7. 10 lbs per month is a lot.


    With limits, nothing in moderation is bad for you and anything you over-do can be bad for you.


    Weight loss and maintaining is a lifestyle change - not a diet.


    Cutting out most sugar and carbs is a good start.  Doing some cardio is also recommended.


    Not knowing your health/medical history, I recommend asking your doctor.


    No offense to you, but the first four to six weeks of the year is the worst time for me at the gym.  The next several weeks will see an influx of "new" members at most every gym that will spend more time sitting than exercising.  After showing up two or three times a week for a month or month and a half and not seeing results (because they're not pushing themselves at the gym and/or changing their eating habits) they'll quit coming to the gym until next year.


    From Dec 1999 until Aug 2003 I went from 145 pounds to 210.


    I retired from the Navy in 2013 at ~205 lbs and that's when I got serious about getting in better shape.  I cut out all sodas and rarely drink sweet tea - plain water, black coffee and Gatorade/Powerade (low sugar versions).  Bread is my downfall.  I don't necessarily eat anything specific, and I haven't cut anything out, I try to eat everything in moderation and try to not eat more than a serving per meal.  I am in the gym 3-5 times a week for 1 1/2 hours at a time; I'm currently up to 45 minutes cardio on a stationary bike (that's right at 13 miles, with the bike set on level 8 and random hills) and light weights to maintain range of motion.


    I'm down to ~185 pounds now and would like to get down to 175.

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  8. 1 hour ago, sassnetguy50 said:

    The 450 Bushmaster is tempting for the .452 bullet options vs the .458 lead options in the 45-70.  45 Colt also uses the .452 bullets.  


    Several of these big-bore cartridges, the vast majority of available bullets are for pistols.  Driving these pistol bullets at rifle velocities doesn't usually work well in terminal performance.


    That was (may still be) a problem with the 444 Marlin (.429" bullet) as well as the 50 Beowulf (.500" bullet) and 450 Bushmaster (.452" bullet); much less selection of bullets designed to be shot at higher velocities.


    Bullet development for the 460 S&W Mag and 500 S&W Mag have directly affected the performance capability of the 450 Bushmaster and 50 Beowulf.


    The 458 SOCOM does have the largest selection of bullets available, if the shooter can use/wants that cartridge.


  9. 4 hours ago, Slapshot said:

    Appropriate projectiles are available for the 223 to kill most NA game animals. But it doesn't make it a equal. Nor is the 450 BM the equal to the 458, and nor is it equal to the 45/70. the only to that are close are the 458 SOCOM and the 45/70. Personally I'd take the 45/70 preferrably a double instead of a single. But a 458 would suffice.


    But that is just my opinion on those calibers.




    Sass# 111639

    Who said anything about them being equal?


    But as I think about it - they are equal.  Dead is dead.  Unless something can be more dead...

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  10. When they come out of the dehydrator, they get put in loading blocks and inspected for cracks/split cases.


    Then I liberally spray them with One Shot, give them about 15-30 minutes to dry, and then reload.


    I don't like to reload bad brass.

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  11. 1 hour ago, Slapshot said:

    lol, I don't on any of them. But I know what my friends experience is with the socom. But you don't really have to reload or own one to compare the data to get a ideal. The mechanic owned a 50 beowulf and still owns the SOCOM. He said the 50 is restricted to the bullets for it and doesn't have a advantage over the SOCOM. He thinks in his opinion that the 450 Bushy can't compare to the SOCOM because of the wide range of the bullets and weights the SOCOM can use being same bullets as the 45/70. I would actually side with his opinion on that. About the heaviest a 450 is going to see is a 325-350 but a SOCOM can see much higher weights and still have case capacity when the 450 with heavies is loosing to much case capacity. JMO, but alas I don't own any of them so just going by data and the mechanics experience. ;)

    Appropriate projectiles are available for all of the cartridges to take most any North American game within 100 yards.  What one can kill, so can the others.


    Yes, there are more projectiles available for some than for others.


    None of these are appropriate, IMO, outside 100 yards (give or take a minor amount).  And, none are either better or worse than the time-honored .45-70 within the same distances.  They're just - different.

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  12. 1 hour ago, Pat Riot, SASS #13748 said:

    I am trying to remember why I had settled on the .450 Bushmaster over the SOCOM. I guess that really isn’t important any longer. 

    Maybe not your reason, but over the counter availability is a big reason for some, as is the ability to use in an AR platform vs a single-shot or lever-action.


    I think it's funny people trying to justify 450 Bushmaster/458 SOCOM/458 HAM'R/50 Beowulf as being better than the other. 


    Even more funny, the number of people debating that don't even own, shoot or reload one of these cartridges.

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  13. 1 minute ago, Marauder SASS #13056 said:

    Time -

     -  You cannot do a normal progressive reload - deprime as a separate step

     - (Very Minor) You have to wait for it to dry


    I do not deprime prior to wet tumbling and I use a Dillon 550.


    I do not let my brass sit in the water/cleaning solution once it's done tumbling (2-3 hours depending on amount of brass).  I immediately rinse and place in the dehydrator to dry (another 2 hours).


    I have plenty of brass so I'm not trying to rush the drying process, but I can see where some people may have a problem with waiting.



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