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Hashknife Cowboy

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  1. I have a pair of antique glasses that I use to use on the range until I took a bullet fragment in the eye brow.  That was just a bit too close, now it is prescription safety glasses on the range that will be a antique in 100 years.  But the antique glasses have a  cool factor of quite high!

  2. On the topic of North American Bison, we have a number of them on the north Kaibab Plateau in Northern AZ.   Specifically, just outside of the park at the Grand Canyon North Rim.  One evening as the sun was setting one of our hunting partners  was overdue in returning to deer camp.  We were all involved in a archery deer hunt.  So we went looking and within a relatively short time we found Richard perched like a squirrel, 20 feet up a Douglas Fir with a nasty bull Bison just below him at the base of the tree.   The bull was laying down just looking around, occasionally dosing and occasionally looking up at our friend.  We came to find out that the bull charged Richard about 7 hours earlier which caused him to scamper up the tree leaving all dignity behind and actively not becoming involved in a natural selection event.  What caused this was just a chance encounter, unprovoked and according to Richard, unsolicited.  We finally did spook the bull off, and instead of gratitude all Richard could say was, "What took you so long!"


    New signs: Yellowstone bison gores Helvetica Man - East ...  

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  3. I have a pair of CZ Coach hammered SG's.  One is my go to and the other is a safe queen and only used as a prop in a Redneck Wedding by the Brides Father.  But that is another story.  I bought these when they first came out, had a great experience with a prior CZ and was never disappointed.  My go-to CAS SG shows the wear but it just adds to the character.  Never a problem, no complaints or concerns.  They are stiff when new, they do break in nicely if your patient or you can find a good smith to speed up the process.  But they are expensive.





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  4. I have taken mule deer with a .44 mag. (240 gr SP), 41 mag. (210 gr flat point)  and one with a .357 mag. (158 gr SP).   All pistol shots at less than 50 yards.   I have not tried the .45 Colt yet, perhaps once I come up with a load for my Marlin 1894.  You got me thinking......and it will be all about bullet placement.  Perhaps this is the way to go.



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  5. Its a good looking rifle, I have my CAS go to rifles that I am quite happy with.  Might consider it, but Henry will have a difficult time breaking into the 1873 /  Marlin crowd.  Question is, do I need another pretty toy, but then at this stage of the game most of us do not need, it is all about want.

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  6. Probably something to do with spending a small fortune on three different ones to make them work consistently and finally throwing  in the towel.  I would love to have one that is reliable but lever guns just work, all of the time.  I am still partially infected with the bug but is became a lesser priority.  I even bought a Henry Pump .22 and it works flawlessly.  


    Photo of Pump Action Octagon

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  7. Buy what makes you happy.  All are good, some have some unique quirks but it is an investment into your happiness.  I prefer Ruger and Colt, I have used the Italian Pistolas without any regrets but appreciate the feel of the Colt SAA and the toughness of the NMV.  Go to a shoot and test drive a few, I have not met anyone in CAS that would be opposed to sharing and even providing some ammo.  My go-to pair are shown below....



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  8. I use the data from the Hornady manual for the 250 grain XTP bullet in .45 Colt and avoid +P anything.  I have an older Marlin 1894 that feeds reliably with the Hornady data.  Please do not re-seat, just like everyone said, it is dangerous.  

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  9. My favorite stupid person story is based upon someone who publicly stated in anger that they were going to sue us for, "defecation of character."  Perhaps before they ventured into the world of 4 syllable  words they needed to learn the difference between defecation and defamation.....

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  10. While at a LGS here in Northern AZ something caught my eye, now that in of itself is nothing new but I do have a fondness for single actions.  This time it was a Ruger Single Six convertible, 22 LR/22 Mag, 6 .5 length barrel, complete with original black box, instruction manual and that cute little red bag with the gold draw string.  This gun dated back to 1962.  It took me back to the days of hunting with Dad,  with close friends and the many nights we spent around the camp fire. I have looked for quite sometime, I have Dad's original 22 LR version of this in a shorter barrel from 1962 but wanted another but with the interchangeable cylinder. 


    The Single Six was my introduction into everything single action, I guess it was kind of a gateway drug.  Together over the years dad and I collected many more Single actions and there was always a bit of excitement in that phone call describing what homeless pistol, rifle or shotgun had followed one of us home.  So here is to a era of $69.50 Single Six 22's and all the memories and values that were shared and taught by dads of that era.   Lets continue the traditions...and yes it it  no longer homeless.





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  11. I have one, it is my primary SASS rifle in .45.  Out of the box it was smooth, internally it was clean and I had nothing done to it.  I have no complaints about it, I'd even buy another if needed. And I have shot it quite a bit in the years that I have owned it, no failures or breakage.



    Winchester 1873 .45 Colt Serial #00021ZP73Z.JPG

  12. I did the reverse, I ordered the rifle for hunting and not CAS.  Having used the Shiloh Sharps for big game, I an tell you that the 45-70 is more than adequate for hunting purposes.  Mule deer and cow elk were relocated from the field to the freezer.    Then one day I started practicing at  greater distances and remember thinking, hey this is fun!  So now my  Shiloh Sharps 1874 Business rifle in 45-70 fills both needs and it may not be a Quigley but it is all I need with a 30 inch barrel that is round and octagon.





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  13. I have used them and they all worked well.  I guess the green means they are environmentally friendly and leave to carbon footprint.  Recently someone asked me why was there a electrical cord poking through the grill of my Silverado HD, I told them it was a green electric truck and I was thanked for being environmentally conscious.  Same concept.....

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  14. The ones that I have seen and handled are quality rifles.  I will get one eventually in .357 just because ... my dream would be in .41 mag., but probably not a reality.

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