Jump to content
SASS Wire Forum

Chief Rick

  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Posts posted by Chief Rick

  1. 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...

    • Haha 2
  2. 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.

    • Thanks 1
  3. 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.

    • Like 1
  4. 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.

    • Like 3
  5. 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.



    • Like 1
  6. I use the Frankford Arsenal tumbler with no pins.  I have been using the FA brass cleaning packets but will use dawn and Lemi Shine when I run out.


    I run the tumbler for about two hours with ~300 pieces of brass and one cleaning packet.


    The FA tumbler includes two strainer inserts but I only use one.  After the tumbler runs for about two hours, replace the clear insert on one end with the strainer.  Dump water and refill three or four times in my kitchen sink to rinse the brass.  Then I place the wet brass in an older Nesco food dehydrator with the temp set at ~145°F for about two hours and I'm done.


    I don't know how people think this is too much work, but to each their own.


    My FA tumbler and dehydrator take up no more room than my old tumbler and separator.


    Now I no longer have to deal with dust or getting residue on my hands and I don't have worry about crushed walnut on my floor or disposing of it.


    One tip, especially for the FA tumbler:  when filling the tumbler with water prior to use, use a few drops of Dawn to lubricate both sides of the rubber gasket before tightening the lid.  You won't have to crank the lid down to keep it from leaking and it will open easier.

    • Like 2
  7. 21 minutes ago, Cold Lake Kid, SASS # 51474 said:

    We don't have that kind of problem.

    Canadian Flag  (1).jpg

    Neither do Ethiopia








    Sierra Leone








    Or Yemen


    But I don't think that's the kind of company I'd want to be compared to as having "similarities". :o:D:ph34r:

    • Haha 2

    I'm not sure where the old threads go....

    Every time I see a post with load recommendations, I copy the info over to a spreadsheet.

    Below is the information I've collected for C45S.

    I have been testing 130 gr Barnstormers and 180 gr RNFP over 3.6 gr Clays with standard and magnum Federal LPPs out of Ruger Bisleys and Pietta Eliminator 8s with no issues regarding reliability or pressure.  Point of impact does vary.


    Bullet Weight Powder Charge
    130 Titegroup 4.3
    130 Trail Boss 4.0
    160 Bullseye 5.8
    160 Clays 3.4
    160 Red Dot 3.3
    160 Red Dot 3.8
    160 Red Dot 5.3
    160 Titegroup 4.7
    160 Trail Boss 3.5
    160 Unique 7.1
    160 W231/HP38 6.1
    160 ZIP 6.5
    175 Win Super Target 4.2
    180 Clays 3.6
    180 Trail Boss 3.5
    185 Trail Boss 3.5
    200 Clays 3.6
    • Like 2
  9. 16 minutes ago, Lucky Lead Pepper said:

    Tonight was a free preview of the first episode on Paramount.  If you want to watch more episodes, you will need to subscribe to Paramount + for $4.99 or $9.99 per month. Episode 2 is on Paramount + now with new episodes to be released weekly.  If you want to see the show, subscribe for a month or two (until the season ends) then cancel your subscription.  It take a few minutes to subscribe and a few minutes to cancel.  

    If there was a great new western in the theater or available to rent at home are you saying you wouldn’t pay $5 or $10 to do that?  This isn’t much different.

    If I have to subscribe to another streaming service I won't be watching any more of the episodes.


    I don't subscribe to any streaming service that has a fee.  I do have Disney+ as part of my phone plan and my wife has Netflix.  While I watch a couple of shows on each of those services, I personally wouldn't pay money for either.


    And no - I don't go the theatre to watch movies.  I'll wait for it to air on one of the services that I have or I won't see it.  We don't have high-speed internet out here in the country so streaming isn't an option unless I/we watch on our phones.

  10. 57 minutes ago, Anvil Al #59168 said:

    Starts tonight on TV.

    Get it on two different channels. 

    Comes on right after Yellowstone. 

    Thanks for posting that.


    I looked and also get it.


    Haven't ever seen a single episode of Yellowstone but I'll give 1883 a chance.


    DVR is set to record series.

  11. Wife needs a new laptop for work (school teacher).


    No Apple/Mac products, please.


    School relies heavily on Google docs and she uses the variety of M$ Office products.


    Other than that - just surfing the internet and watching videos/YouTube.


    Built-in DVD player a plus but not required.

  12. On 12/11/2021 at 8:18 AM, Smuteye John SASS#24774 said:

    Not weird at all.  Kimber's quality isn't always what you'd call consistent. 


    Yeah, I know that they have a reputation for being the be all and end all with some folks but I've never been impressed with their consistency.  (and I'm pretty certain that I just pissed off some Kimber fanboy out there by saying that).


    The first new gun I ever saw that wasn't fully functional from the factory was a Kimber 1911.  Grip safety didn't work.  The manager of the shop I was working in made it a habit to function test each gun as they were received and the Kimber failed, so it got sent back.


    The second was a very late AMT Automag III with a faulty safety.  The part that blocked the firing pin was so misshaped and poorly finished that it never fully cleared the pin, so the gun couldn't fire.

    Kimber customer service left something to be desired as well.  It may have changed in the last few years but the LGS I worked at from 2010-2014 had several issues with defective guns and trying to get Kimber to make it right.  Stopped carrying Kimber after that.

    • Like 1
  13. 21 hours ago, Widder, SASS #59054 said:

    "People better get use to eating sausage because when there gets to be a shortage of pigs, there ain't

    gonna be anymore bacon".




    There ain't no shortage of pigs down here. Feral hogs are available in abundance for anyone that wants to kill them.

    • Like 1
  14. 23 minutes ago, Tequila Shooter said:

    All this TB talk and I’ve got pounds of it just sitting here.  When I went over to the Darkside I put it away and never looked back.  Maybe I should bring what I have to the next big shoot and try to sell it. 

    I'll give ya a dollar a jar Saturday.:o:D:ph34r:

    • Haha 2
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.