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Captain Bill Burt

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  1. I take a layered approach. When I pick up my brass at the ULT it gets a good shake. If it makes that tinny sound, the split brass is located and discarded. After cleaning, brass gets a visual inspection before going into the hopper. While reloading, at station 4, I will generally notice split brass because the bullet will seat too deep when I press it into the case mouth. When at the LT, all brass, and primers, get another look. So far after just over 10 years of CAS only one split has made it through to a match.
  2. I wouldn’t say ‘all’ parts are the same dimensions, but they’re close enough that Wolff springs for a Single Six work in a Wrangler. The finish isn’t rougher, the frame is cerakoted cast aluminum. Only the cylinder and barrel are steel.
  3. Every gun I've ever owned. I'm fully qualified to screw up even the simplest of them. This is why I've been shooting CAS for over ten years and never gotten beyond taking the sideplates and magazine end cap off a 73.
  4. They are still pretty new, so time will tell, but so far I like this pair of Ruger Wranglers. I bought them for my youngest and got them for under $200 each. I bought Wolff 17/34 springs and installed them, polishing up the hammer struts a bit while I was at it. He's been running an assortment of rounds through them, including some super cheap .22 shorts I bought years ago. So far not a single failure to fire with a range of ammunition from Remington to Federal to Winchester to Blazer to whatever the .22 shorts are (German I think).
  5. I was ruminating on my ammunition situation and coming to the conclusion that we'll run out of store bought shotgun ammo sometime early fall at the current rate of consumption. That got me to thinking about how long the 1,000 209A primers I currently have will last when the store bought runs out. After a lot of higher order math, adding, subtracting, multiplying and such, I came to the conclusion that 1,000 209A primers would give me about 40 boxes of shells, which will last about 4 months. That made me happy thinking, hey, we can get to the end of 2021 in terms of shotgun primers. I figur
  6. Joking aside Max, scrap those and the powder mix, you can afford to.
  7. Nine days. It’s going to be fun, sign up while you can.
  8. If we’re taking my Camaro or my son’s Mustang, both of which are garage kept, everything gets packed the night before, which makes morning prep easy. If we’re taking Sharyn’s Honda, which lives in the driveway, everything but guns gets packed the night before.
  9. I bought my first set of spurs in a cowboy store in Cottonwood AZ, in 1992. I was working in Camp Verde. I purchased a custom pair of boots, a Stetson, and the spurs. I still have all of them though the Stetson is pretty much done.
  10. Same here, that extra weight out on the end helps it break open easier.
  11. LOL, but will it keep up with a modern small block Chevy?
  12. I agree, and a seasoned Cowboy Action Shooter who is also familiar with modern guns is even more of a force to be reckoned with. Imagine facing Sidekick and Tator armed with Glocks and AR-15s.
  13. The real question is how far can you yeet a bobcat
  14. There's some hills, but nothing major and it's likely there will be some golf carts running folks around.
  15. That would be cool. Do you have his number?
  16. None of us will look as good as you, so why try??
  17. Some folks better be wearing ballistic vests if they’re shooting at my ride!
  18. I got your point. Different people like different things. I like all kinds of matches, but more big and close would be nice, from my perspective.
  19. Nah, movement is great, I move better than I shoot.
  20. If modified guns could be an issue in court I can see myself explaining why I had my 73 shortstroked, lever safety removed, bigger front sights, and a 1.25 lb trigger. No thanks. My Mossberg is stock and shooting store bought ammo.
  21. I've never done it, but it's worth a try.
  22. Probably nobody interested in running one.
  23. Three Fast Eddie SKBs for less than $900 each. A Colt SAA 2nd gen .357. My dad bought for $50 at an estate sale.
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