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McCandless

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  1. There are several like that, and when they post multiple times on a thread they end up taking several pages...
  2. 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.
  3. I'm still shooting a 150 I bought from you years ago! Great shotgun.
  4. I'd never accuse you of being stupid, under any spelling. You've been doing all things CAS for quite some time. I've never had the pleasure of shooting with you, but I hope to one day if I get out West. I've never had the combination of Black Powder and Hi-Tek coated bullets work well in my rifle, it appears to build up a hard fouling. Red River Ray, when he had Red River Bullets, advised me to "don't do that"! Since I had/have a large quantity of BP-lubed bullets, I use those instead. I would never claim to be the holder of all knowledge. Since the combination of BP and Hi-Tek coated bullets works well for you, then obviously it must work well for others. I've just never had it work well for me, and the other soot shooters who have told me of their poor experience with that combination. Why is that? I haven't a clue.
  5. The non Hi-Tek coated bullets from Scarlett and the ones you pictured from Badman Bullets have a smokeless lube. What you need is to find a bullet-maker that gives you an option of either smokeless or BP lube (for example SPG lube). Or, buy big lube bullets without lube and pan-lube them yourself. Hi-Tek polymer coating and smokeless lube do not play well with BP. You'll notice this most in the rifle. At this moment, I don't remember which bullet-makers offer BP lube. But, when the right synapses finally connect, and my memory kicks in, I'll post it here.
  6. This is the next chapter in Robert B. Parker's "Appaloosa" series and follows Hitch and Cole after the bloody confrontation. This excellent condition Hard Cover book has the original Dust Jacket which is protected in a mylar archival sleeve. 20.00 + actual shipping via USPS to CONUS (shipping is 9.74 via USPS Ground Advantage 3-5 days, or 11.27 via USPS Priority Mail 2-3 days)
  7. Adam Sandler Jim Carrey Can't stand either of them and won't watch their movies.
  8. I only shoot .44s now. But, when I shot .36s I used 19gr of Goex Cowboy. (Yeah, I know they don't make that anymore.) I found that the little 88gr ball did not make a loud enough "clang" to be heard by the spotters; especially when there were other berms shooting, or over the boom of the BP. So, spotting being what it is, I would get Miss calls when I know I hit the target, and the T.O. agreed, but there's nothing we can do but grin and take it. I went with 144gr conical bullets for the extra weight and the louder "clang"... much mo' betta outcome!
  9. This is a 2005 Signed First Edition Hard Cover copy of Robert B. Parker's book, "Appaloosa" Excellent Condition. Dust Jacket is in an archival sleeve. 40.00 to CONUS including shipping in a box via USPS (I hate it when folks ship HC books in a bag.) I'll post some of the sequels in a bit.
  10. Growing up, we had boiled Tongue, because it was cheap and there would be a fair amount of leftovers. My ma made something that she optimistically called "Shephard's Pie", which was nothing like Shephard's Pie. It was dry and nasty, and if we wanted to eat, that's all there was... and if you didn't eat the pile of green peas that came with it, you sat there until you did. To this day I hate green peas. Can't stand 'em. Head Cheese, jeez, that stuff was awful! My Grandmother always had a jar of Schmaltz (rendered chicken fat), in the refrigerator for cooking, and used it like butter in the pan. Liver and onions, haven't had them since I was a kid. I remember I kinda liked it, especially with the gravy. But, haven't had it in more years than I can remember. My dad loved Pickled Herring in Cream Sauce. I came across it in a supermarket recently. Didn't buy it, but it brought back memories. Cold Borscht with sour cream, Gefilte Fish with a potent Horseradish sauce that could clear out your sinuses from across the room... Growing up in Brooklyn in the '50s we had easy access to foods from all cultures. Most of it I can't remember what it was or what it was called.
  11. End of Trail will be held in Phoenix from February 26th - March 3rd, 2024. Contact Bullets by Scarlett, who is a vendor for Rugged Gear. Since she's going to be there, she can bring what you order and save you the shipping fees.
  12. There was a question recently, "Does anyone know when Ruger will build more vaqueros?" Well, it looks like Ruger New Vaqueros are busting out all over. While a lot of local gun stores ignore CAS firearms. Ruger seems to be churning them out. If your LGS won't order it for you, go to someplace like Bud's Gun Shop online. Discounted prices, free shipping, and most important, "in stock". https://www.budsgunshop.com/search.php/q/ruger+new+vaquero
  13. I'd take the one on the bottom if you can do a Paypal payment.
  14. Plainsman matches are rather rare in my neck o' the woods. The last time I was someplace that offered Plainsman was when EoT was in Indiana. I bought an H&R .45-70 Handi Rifle off the Classified Forum for 179. back around 2002 and have been using it whenever I got the chance, ever since. No complaints, it seems to work well at whatever distances I've come across. Although I have had to download the rounds to .45 Colt levels for some of our Eastern matches with short bays.
  15. Howdy, I don't think I've ever run into a shooter who refuses to say at least "ready", or "shooter ready", or does something to indicate that they are set to "own the stage". Then I give 'em the beep. Do they have to say the prescribed line? No. Ain't no such rule. My alias is McCandless, but many know me as "Duc", and I often quack my line with a duck call. At a State Championship match, I ran into a T.O. who wanted to give me a P for not saying the line correctly. A founding member of SASS was on the posse and informed the T.O. in no uncertain terms, that he was wrong. Don't strain at gnats. There are larger things to be concerned about when R.O.ing a shooter through the course of fire.
  16. Shotgun Boogie Fast Eddie Doc Noper Not listed in any order of preference. SKBs I've handled that were done by them were sweet. Mine were done by Johnny Meadows, (but he's mostly retired) and Doc Noper.
  17. Has this kit been installed in a gun and the carrier lifter arm already filed down to properly time in your rifle?
  18. Project DYNAMO, Rep. Cory Mills (FL), and some civilian operations are trying to get Americans out of Israel, as commercial flights are avoiding the area. Why isn't the State Department or some branch of our gov't working to extract any American civilians who want to get outa there?
  19. Iff'n someone don't buy this quick, I'ma gonna end up with another Marlin!
  20. Israel is getting ready for their ground assault into Gaza, they have been warning the populace to leave, go to shelters. Telling them, "If you stay, you'll die". So, a good number have gone to UN shelters. Hamas however, is telling the people to stay, "Don't leave your homes because of the Zionist liars!" Hamas wants maximum civilian casualties so that the opinion of the world will shift, seeing the Palestinians as the "poor victims of Israeli aggression". And since they see the U.S. as weak, with no will for the long haul, that we'll abandon Israel.
  21. We've had stages where one closeup target at the end, or the beginning of the rifle string was fired at a large, close, target was required to be fired from the hip. Not a bonus, not a reload, no going back to the rifle. I can't remember anyone missing. We don't have any Outlaw shooters at our club and everybody did well.
  22. Not much out there about them yet. But, the Ruger Wrangler is a proven gun at a lower price, (199.00 - 229.00) around me. If you just want a cheap .22 then a Heritage at 179.00 would do.
  23. WTB: Lighted Brass Carrier for the large caliber '73, (.45 Colt/.44-40). If I can't find one, I'll probably resort to buying an Aluminum one online. But, I really would like a brass one. Let me know what you have. "Duc"
  24. Yep, I've run into this kind of mindset before. My unofficial SASS alias is "Duc". I often quack the starting line with a duck call. (I quack myself up!) Before I get to obscure the targets with a cloud of smoke. I ran into one T.O. at a State Match that wasn't going to allow that. (The quacking, not the smoke). Oh well, whatever. But, he was overruled by one of the Wild Bunch who was shooting with us. I certainly don't see where the competitive advantage comes in. I've yet to find it.
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