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Chief Rick

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  1. Y'all are talking about parents and grandparents taking responsibility.  The problem is, as I see it, we can't use the term "parents" as what most of us grew up with.  Babies having babies, being a "grandparent" in late 20s sometimes.  Baby delivery vehicles and sperm donors can't take care of themselves, let alone a child.

  2. 1 hour ago, Patagonia Pete said:


    .. However ..

    Our checkbooks (thought they were all this way) have an impression sheet behind each check. 

    When you write a check the "writing" is captured on the impression sheet. You essentially are left with a copy of each check you write.


    In addition ... you can then go to a running balance section at the front of the book where you enter check number/amt etc etc and keep a running total of how much money you have left.  :ph34r:


    When I order checks, carbon copy is an option.


    I choose not to do this:  the carbon copy checks cost more (not greatly so, but still) and if I am already recording the info in the register I don't see a need for the carbon copy.  I also have a debit card and I record all debit transactions in the register.

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  3. 5 hours ago, Widder, SASS #59054 said:

    How can Ruger expect different results if they hire the same techs and engineers that created the present 

    situation to begin with.




    The way I interpreted the article was that Remington inherited old, dilapidated equipment but did/would not bring the workers that could still make it reasonably function.  When this equipment was set up in the new facility it produced bad guns, which Remington then had to go out and purchase new/modern equipment to make the guns.  After the new equipment was purchased and set up, I thought the consensus on the wire was that quality was improved.

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  4. 9 minutes ago, Lone Rider SASS#32091 said:

    I don’t think that’s the look that SASS would want to promote.

    Or is it a look you don't want SASS to promote?


    What can you see in the pic that breaks any SASS clothing regulations?


    The sleeves? Maybe - depending on whether they are actually fastened or secured (I can't tell FOR SURE by the picture, benefit goes to the shooter).


    The hat? Just because someone may not think of this as a "cowboy hat" doesn't mean it's prohibited.  As mentioned hats are not required, except for specific costume categories.

  5. 2 hours ago, Tequila Shooter said:


    No, but why show someone with that kind of hat?  When I think of cowboy that hat doesn’t spring into my mind.

    That's a problem with perception.


    I think the best solution is to have a slideshow of shooters, as recommended above.


    There's already a dedicated thread on the Wire that they could go to and copy and paste.

  6. I've always pushed but I saw some videos of drawing the knife across the stone.  I've looked at some of the Lansky systems, from very inexpensive to very expensive.  Not sure what the difference is between the different "kits".  Haven't looked that closely.


  7. 6 minutes ago, Nate Kiowa Jones #6765 said:

    I think someone is missing some info. I have never heard of using rice. But, I have used rice hulls. If you are near rice growing country there will be a rice mill near. You can get the hulls by the truck load. They work much like ground corn cob or crushed walnut.

    No sir.  That would be an incorrect assumption.  The article included pictures, along with a link to the specific rice used.

  8. 47 minutes ago, Smuteye John SASS#24774 said:



    Every time I pick one up, it's pointed in a new and different direction. 

    Yep, that is DEFINITELY a problem with the gun.


    Something like that can't have anything to do with the operator.

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  9. 26 minutes ago, Pat Riot, SASS #13748 said:

    And I will bet you $100 that if you sent that frame to Glock, they would replace it for free. 

    Of course people that hate Glocks usually don’t own Glocks so I am pretty safe in making that bet with you Smuteye John. ;) Or, give your Glock to a big dog and let’s prove me wrong. :D

    Hater's gonna hate.


    When you can't feel good about your own decisions, ridicule someone elses.

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  10. 57 minutes ago, Lunger Dan said:

    Be ready to pick rice out of each flash hole..I tried it once-never again
    Lizard litter will always be available and cheap at the pet store


    One of the things mentioned was to use larger grained rice to keep this from happening.


    Also mentioned was it wouldn't work at all for .17 caliber cartridges.

  11. Just stumbled across an article talking about using rice as tumbling media.


    Says it doesn't dust up like crushed walnut/pecan shells.


    Anyone try it?


    I don't see myself changing from I currently use but if supplies of cleaning media get as scarce as other shooting supplies, you never know...

  12. 2 hours ago, GrizzleStomp said:


    And since I won't really be competing in any SASS competitions in the sense that I am at all likely to win/place, I figured it couldn't hurt to ask people thoughts on the Henry BB as a crossover SASS/hunting rifle.


    Also to add: yes, you will be competing, if only with yourself. 


    If you find yourself getting faster with the BB you will outrun it and you have two choices:

    1 - Slow down

    2 - New rifle

  13. A Win '92 can be every bit as slick as a '73 but can be more sensitive to bullet OAL.


    Nothing wrong with the Henry Big Boy as long as you are aware of it's limitations.  It is not designed to be a fast gun.  It is, IMO, a great hunting rifle.


    One thing you didn't mention is whether you want a scope for hunting.  If you want to put a scope on it, a Marlin 1894 is your best bet.  You can also put a scope on a Henry Big Boy, but again, not designed to be a fast rifle.


    The Marlin 1894 can also be really slick and fast.  Not as OAL sensitive as the Win 1892 but not as forgiving as the 66/73.

  14. 6 hours ago, J-BAR #18287 said:

    I got my hardcopy in the mail today, and think it is a gem.  Lots of action photos and interesting articles.  My congratulations to editor Skinny, his staff, and the authors for a fine issue.  I’m one of those throwbacks that prefer a magazine I can hold rather than an online publication.  This is one I will save.

    My daughter said mine arrived at the house. 


    I also MUCH prefer a paper book/magazine.  That said, electric is nice when you're away from home for extended periods of time.

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  15. Glock double-stack 9mm and 40S&W magazines are practically identical except for (maybe) the feed lips.


    Yes, you can put a loaded .40S&W magazine in a 9mm and you will not know the difference until you drop the slide.


    Don't ask me how I know...

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