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Chief Rick

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  1. 9 minutes ago, Larsen E. Pettifogger, SASS #32933 said:

    Yep the IRA (actually a TSP for me) looks pretty good right now.  However, once inflation kicks in from all the spending by the feds with no revenue coming in it will drop like it did in 2008.

    Yep - trying to decide whether to move everything into the G fund or just leave it.

    I won't be withdrawing any for another 10 years regardless.

  2. Another forum - user is asking about "period correct" slings for a SxS shotgun.


    I tried a search but came up with nothing.


    Anybody have an example of a sling that would have been used on a SxS in the late 1800's, early 1900's?

  3. 1 hour ago, Sedalia Dave said:

    DO NOT go below the minimum loads for Trail Boss. It becomes very erratic. I found staying 2 tenths of a grain above the minimum worked really well. Some goes for too much powder, Trail Boss does not do well when compressed


    On Hodgdon's website under "Resources - Reference Data" you'll find a link to a PDF document that tells you how to calculate the minimum and maximum Trail Boss loads for any rifle or pistol cartridge.


    DO NOT use Trail Boss in shotgun loads. 


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  4. I also purchased the Otto NoizeBarrier Micro earplugs.  I've worn them around the house and at one match.  Still trying to get the ear tips figured out.  The included triple-flange are too small and don't seal well. 


    I bought the 3M PELTOR Skull Screw Communication Tip Replacements.  These worked "ok" during the match but the left earplug would work it's way out and need to be re-seated periodically. Way more often than I think is necessary, especially since the right earplug didn't need to be repositioned at all.  It could have been that the foam was damaged.  It did not look as "full" as the other tips.  I will be replacing it trying them again at our next match.


    I also bought the medium Comply Professional Noise Isolating Earphone Tips.  I have not tried these yet but may have to depending on how the next match goes.


    All that said, I am very happy with the performance of the units themselves.


    I was able to watch tv with the volume at a level that hasn't been used in a long time. (Wife was very happy about that.) At the match, I was able to hear all RO commands and not be bothered by the gunfire.  I had no problems with wind noise.  The batteries were fully charged the night before the match and the earplugs were only down to 60% after five hours of continuous use.

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  5. Welcome.


    Before you buy any more guns for Cowboy Action Shooting - go to the range and see what others are using.  Ask questions and tell them you're interested.  Don't be surprised when you're offered the opportunity to shoot someone's guns, and do it.  But ask what, if any, work has been done.


    Go here and see what clubs are closest to you.

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  6. Living in the country, we have a dish.

    Living on the Gulf Coast, we lose signal quite a bit due to weather.

    If you have to rely on the satellite for weather/news, I recommend getting an additional antenna for local channels.  Today's channels are broadcast digitally, as mentioned above, so their signal does not travel as far as the analog signals of past.  That said, if you can get the digital signal it will be clear, unlike the analog signals of past.

    There is a website that you can go to that will show you the nearest tv stations to your location in order to help determine what type of antenna you might need.  I'll try to remember to share the link after I get home tonight if someone else doesn't do it first.

  7. I spent two months in Bahrain last year.  The "police" were only there for accidents.  Speeders were caught using camera's.

    When I turned my rental car in, they ran a check in the "system" to ensure I hadn't received a ticket before they would let me close out the contract.

    Never saw one of those fancy high-speed cars in Bahrain, either.

  8. 4 minutes ago, Hellbender said:

    I'm by no means that familiar at all with them, but because the Up the Creek Gang has two 44 magnum rifles in our current 5-gun raffle, and because someone asked if the Winchester was an AE, I looked it up.  AE's are made to allow you to mount a scope because they make the cartridges fly out at an angle toward the right instead of straight up.  The one we have in our auction is a non-AE.

    I wonder if one is more reliable or more desirable than the other?

  9. Have you tried using MS PowerPoint?

    I started using MS Word and then went to PP. 

    Had a very difficult time keeping the images aligned properly with the text when using word.

    Don't have that problem with PP as you can insert a text box and move it anywhere without affecting anything else on the page.  Also, you can use any picture from the web as an icon.

    After finishing all the stages in PP, save as a PDF file for printing/distribution.

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  10. 34 minutes ago, Griff said:

    What Pat Riot said.  Be cautious in how much metal you take off!  BTW, is this a mdl 94, or a mdl 94AE?  If the former, I'll take off you hands, it'd replace the one I had stolen...



    I think it's just a 94 but I'll have to look when I get home.  Appears to be a saddle ring carbine but missing the saddle ring.  I don't even know what this would be worth if he wants to sell.  I'll keep you in mind if he does.

  11. I got the rifle home and it's a saddle ring carbine with steel buttplate. It levers just as hard as my 94 30-30.


    Going to look at/for a 92 for him. 


    Like a lot of people in these times that aren't really into guns, he made a panic buy without asking anybody for help. I'm just trying to minimize the expense for them. 

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