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McCandless last won the day on May 18 2018

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About McCandless

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  1. Time to downsize my massive collection of old Paperback Westerns and Civil War Books These are not in new condition, but certainly readable. From a non-smoking home. This is Lot 1 Sin Killer by Larry McMurtry Dead Man Range by Ernest Haycock The Caves by Norman Thaddeus Vane Trouble Valley by Lee Hoffman The Doomsday Trail by Ray Hogan Blood Dance by William O. Turner Treachery at Rock Point Deep West by Ernest Haycox Gunman's Harvest by James Keene Shorty by Clifton Adams King Fisher's Road by Shepard Rifkin Dead or Alive by Max Brand West of Rimrock by Wayne D. Overholser Just 15.00 plus whatever is the actual cost to box them up and mail them to where you are.
  2. If I remember correctly, Ruger contracted with Eagle Grips for Smooth Gunfighter Grips with the Ruger Medallion for the Talo edition. Most other times, the grips are made by Altamont, have a wider profile, and widen at the base. Occasionally, Ruger uses slim plastic grips on some of their models, that have a narrow profile.
  3. I will not use nickel cases in the rifle. If the case splits, as they are prone to do, it can be very hard to extract. All the while the timer is saying, "tick, tick, tick, tick..."
  4. I had been trying to buy another, but they were "out of stock" for quite a while. I guess they hired a new bean counter who decided to put the money into black-rifle parts.
  5. Any idea why they made such a stoopid decision? It was an excellent product and they must have sold a ton of them. I have them in all my Marlins, and all the Marlins I upgraded and slicked for others.
  6. I'm guessing you are talking about the cut-and-weld method of short-stroking a toggle-link rifle? It was the first method of short-stroking. Developed by Cody Conagher and Lone Dude. Before that, the '92 was THE rifle for CAS. It is still an effective way of giving you a short-stroke action. Taylor's sells a rifle with this tyle of short-stroke, The Comanchero. Quite a number of shooters use Codymatics. If I were to compare it to a short-stroke kit, it seems similar to a 3rd Gen short-stroke, and a lot like what you find on the Winchester/Miroku. While I'm sure a weld can fail, I've not personally seen or heard of one failing. For that, I'd recommend talking to a gunsmith who works on a lot of these guns. Short-stoke kits have progressed past the 'Cut n' Weld', as there are now kits like the Boogie Short Stroke Kit, the Cowboys and Indians 5th Gen Kit, and the Pioneer Super Short Stroke Kit. But, the main thing is, are YOU satisfied with your rifle? If so, it's a moot point. There's no real hang-up with the Cut and Weld method, it was the first short-stroke in use and still being done. Is everyone satisfied with it? Is "everyone" ever satisfied with everything? And it sure beats a stock Uberti rifle for feel and function. Shoot and have fun during the coming New Year! Hope it's a great one.
  7. Wow! I guess we're spoiled for choices in my area. Right around me, I can choose from Food Lion, Walmart, Kroger, Costco, Wegmans, Harris Teeter, IGA, Lowes Foods, Sam's Club, Lidl, Aldis, Trader Joe's, Target Food, Whole Foods, Fresh Market, and various ethnic markets.
  8. Legal or illegal? Yes So either there needs to be strict wording of the rule to go by or remove the wording that makes it a puzzle. So, levers may be wrapped or padded with leather, suede, imitation leather, or whatever that looks like leather. I'm sure rawhide is good too. So, as long as your padding material is covered, under the proposed #3, we'll be good to go. T.O.s won't have to police that mess.
  9. About the only argument against some of the built-up "blocks" or spacers is "they don't look cowboy". But, I wasn't around back then, and I don't know what some 19th century person may or may not have done. To my eye, this just doesn't "look" right. But, outlawing a bit of foam under a leather lever wrap doesn't sound right either. (photo courtesy of Jokers Wild)... no it's not his rifle either.
  10. 1955 sweep, T-1 (1 rifle) T-2 (9 rifle) T-3 (dump pistol) T-4 (dump pistol) Stand and deliver with 3 dumps. Then maybe go to another position for the shotgun, or shoot the shotgun from the same position. This is the kind of stage that the InRange guy was talking about. Not a whole lot of challenge or movement. Granted, there are only so many ways you can shoot a 10-10-4+, and sometimes in the height of summer, this kind of stage is welcome. Perhaps break it up some? Widely spaced targets. Shotgun on 2 targets on the left, shotgun on 2 targets on the right, pick up the rifle. Then 1 on an R-target on the far left, then 9 on an R-target on the far right, then proceed to a downrange position to do the 5-5 on 2 widely spaced P targets. It's still a 3-dump 1955 but with movement and maybe a little challenge? Just a suggestion. Never mind... I need more coffee.
  11. I ordered a 5.56 Carbine Upper from them on a Monday and had it in hand on Friday, so they're pretty good with their order picking and shipping. But, I'm only one state away from their location.
  12. There are several like that, and when they post multiple times on a thread they end up taking several pages...
  13. He wants to "bring in younger blood". Well, with that laying in on the ground scenario, he's lost most of the ladies and most of the older shooters. To which he's also added a foot race. Looking at the way he moves when he's running, he'd no longer be able to do it 10yrs from now. The idea of his Dead-Eye CQB Brutality Match seems to be geared toward younger male shooters. That seems to be his target audience. Way to kill a game that welcomes all shooters, male and female, of all ages.
  14. I'm still shooting a 150 I bought from you years ago! Great shotgun.
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