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McCandless last won the day on May 18 2018

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About McCandless

  • Birthday October 17

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    25723 L
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    CCSASS, Old Hickory Regulators, Flat Branch Ranch Cowboys, Cross Creek Cowboys

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    Nawth Ca'lina
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    ?? Annoying people seems to be what I do best...

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  1. I shot up a bunch of 158gr, just for grins, on Saturday. 3.0gr Clays and 158gr handled our knockdown targets without a problem. Mild to moderate recoil with Ruger New Vaqueros. I used the same load with 125gr. bullets, same result. With Red Dot, 3.2 - 3.4gr seems to be exactly equal to the Clays loads.
  2. Personally, I think a larger brass sight and a squared out rear sight on the hammer, do wonders for the 1860. Dead on at CAS distances and longer.
  3. I'll take it. Send me your particulars via PM. Can do Paypal, Cash, Check or M.O., whatever your druthers.
  4. I haven't seen this particular coil spring mod before. I'm familiar with Pioneer's and Boogie's, this isn't them. Just curious, does anyone know who does this one? Looks sort of like a mousetrap arrangement.
  5. I had a similar problem on the last day of a major match. After getting home and going all through the rifle, the culprit seemed to be a worn firing pin. I replaced it with a hardened, extended firing pin and it's been running fine since. Just an idea of something more for you to look at.
  6. I keep a small pair of mosquito forceps in one of my bullet loops.
  7. "Don't" - A repeated one word empty threat a certain POTUS said to Iran before they "Did".
  8. Some folks hate Facebook, some folks find it a useful tool. If you're going to get bogged down in polytickin' it's worthless. But, it's just like a television, you can change the channel. When I log in to Facebook I go straight to the Cowboy Action Shooting sites, (and in my case, coin collecting sites). Nothing else. The Single Action Shooting Society has a FB page. And there are several good discussion groups about CAS and WBAS on FB. You don't have to like FB, but there is a huge audience out there. These FB groups have introduced CAS to people who had no idea it existed. As a result, we've gotten quite a few interested, and a good number have displayed their new SASS Member Certificates. You don't have to like it or look at it, but a whole lot of people do, in all age groups. A lot of SASS Clubs have a FB presence and a website. Some, just FB. Some of those FB pages are frustrating because they don't tell you where the club is! Please include your address, some directions, when you open, what time is the signup and safety briefing. List a contact number. Post your scores, photos, and some videos. Keep it up to date! AS for match registrations, almost every multiday match I go to, is now using a registration form that you can fill out on your computer. It makes for a much more legible application! The SC State Match, "The Bushwack" is the first one I've come across that you can also pay online with a credit card. That was an outstanding step forward! Nice job Slippery Stew! Yes, I still keep a checkbook, although I rarely use it. Mostly for match registrations or buying something off the Classifieds. I use electronic forms of payment for all my bills. So, yes the old forms of payment are still being used, alongside the new forms of payment. Nothings going away, but more convenient, faster forms of payment are the future.
  9. Thanks! I'll get back to you tomorrow.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. McC, did you find the carrier that you were looking for?  If you are still looking, I have one that might fit the bill.  I bought it to maybe replace one that had a small hole from a casting flaw in an original Longhunter rifle.  Never was problem for me, but I sold the rifle to a rookie buyer and he cried about it being more used than my description and photos showed.  I gave him his money back minus my shipping & ffl cost, and sold the rifle to a very knowledgeable SASS shooter the day after I received back.  The new one I bought I sent to Sgt. Eli for lighting.  He found a casting flaw in it also but filled the small gap with JB Weld and finished it with final machining.  If you are interested PM me a cell phone # and I can provide a couple of photos.  The price will be $100.00 shipped me to you.  C.W. Knight, 47289L  :FlagAm:

  13. A photo taken at the Alabama Rangers 3rd Annual Dixie Shootout, 1996 Hawk Spivey Cool Waters Brazos Bill (photos courtesy of Hawk Spivey)
  14. Hmmm... Back row, top left. Diamond Dick. Top row 2nd from right, San Quentin. Front row, second from right, Marshal Harlan Wolff. Third from right, (between Bounty Hunter and Marshal Wolff), is Cajun Kid.
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