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Captain Bill Burt

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Captain Bill Burt last won the day on March 17 2020

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  1. Founders Ranch is about 1400 miles for me. I could make it in a long two days with one night on the road. Phoenix is 1800 for me, that’s two nights on the road to get there. The run to Indiana is about 670. I can make that in a day. I hope they decide to alternate East to West, otherwise it will be a while before I shoot EOT again.
  2. I have a set of Wranglers, black. As other's have mentioned they're not as smooth as Jimmy Spurs guns, but they're not too bad. The loading gate is definitely stiff on both of them. I also have a set of #17/30 Wolff springs on order. Once they come in I'll swap those out, polish anything that looks like it needs it, add a set of On Target brass sights, and should be good to go. FYI Yank Ma Chain said the same sights that fit over the Single Sixes will fit over these.
  3. This will be a big post. I'm fortunate in several ways with respect to the OP topic. The first is that my dad is still around. The second is that he was somewhat of a collector of fine guns. The third is that he has already given me most of his collection as he is no longer interested in doing anything with them. He gave me a Remington 700 in 22-250 with the heavy fluted barrel and a pretty big NightForce scope. He also gave me a pre 64 Winchester model 70 in 300 WinMag. That's one of my favorites. He gave me a older Browning A5 in 12 gauge. Belgium.
  4. I was happy to discover that Yank’s sights fit the Ruger Wranglers. I’ll be buying another set next Saturday. Great guy to do business with.
  5. I’ll second/third/fourth what others have said. How is Colt the gold standard? Are they more durable than a Ruger. I don’t think so. Does Colt treat their customers well? No, quite the opposite. Are they more accurate than any other clone out there? I’ve never seen evidence of that. Better built than a Freedom Arms? I don’t think so. They live off their heritage, that’s it. Yeah, I have several and they’re good guns, but gold standard? Not to me. I’ll take a NMV over a Colt any day.
  6. As an economist I don't believe there is such a thing as price gouging. Regulated utilities are not a good example as they are limited by whatever agency is doing the regulating. If they're overcharging your complaint is with the regulator that is allowing them to charge those prices. With respect to non-regulated individuals or businesses. Why on earth would anyone think they have a right to tell someone what they can charge for their property when they sell it? Whose property is it? Theirs, or yours? Price gouging controls ALWAYS end up hurting the consumer and a
  7. I would love to get them back as soon as I can, but you don’t jiggle a master craftsman when he’s working, so I’m ok waiting. I’m sure it will be worth it.
  8. We do have certain standards to uphold, even here in the saloon. Talking about s**** and cornbread together is just a step too far. I have been known to throw a little jalapeno in there, but that's as far as I can go. I agree with @Smuteye John SASS#24774 even us dumb southerners figured out that sugar melts quicker in hot tea than in iced tea, and that's the way it ought to be.
  9. This is how I feel also. Not to long ago a shooter buddy sold me 2K Federal SPP for $60, yeah, $60. Why, because we're friends. I ended up selling them to a new shooter last month. He needed them to get in the game. I charged him what I paid, $60. I don't need to make money off the back of my pards. I have a job for that. Having said that, if I were selling on the Wire Classifieds to a vendor, I would charge that person the same I would charge if I were selling on Gunbroker, whatever the market will bear.
  10. Great question Goody. Speaking only for myself. If I post here in the classifieds I'm going to do my best to offer a deal that all will view as fair, maybe even underpriced just a bit. That's just the way I want to be seen in this community. OTH, if I'm selling on GB, I'm selling for top dollar. I have zero problem with a seller allowing a dealer to purchase an item, and I have zero problem with a seller deciding they don't want to sell to a dealer. Their stuff, they can sell it however they want. I do sometimes feel badly when I see new people miss a g
  11. Lol, you're a funny guy T. I'm nowhere near as smart as you I just use big words that I don't really understand anyway. Thanks for the compliment though! Believe it or not those tires aren't too bad, about $350 each. The problem is you can't rotate them because their unidirectional and the back ones are much bigger than the front ones. It looks cool that way though. I'm not sure, I guess this is a discussion of the propriety of a merchant buying stuff from the classifieds and then reselling at a markup. From an economic perspective the middleman is a
  12. I have to agree with that. Capitalism is fine, but come on, if you're a part of the SASS community there is such a thing as the cowboy way, and undercutting someone's WTB ain't it.
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