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Captain Bill Burt

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  1. Sunlight will degrade your tires, how much depends upon the intensity of the light and the tires. Leaving a car parked for too long will screw up the tires too. I don't know whether the surface you're parked on impacts that or not. My guess would be the harder the surface, the more severe the degradation. My tires don't last long enough to worry about things like that. I bought a new set last June and am due for another set this week.
  2. PM’s answered! Grips are on the gun! Thank you all!
  3. Not a penalty until one is cocked.
  4. Better yet, just leave it in his gun cart right where he’ll put his hand to get shot shells.
  5. That’s one of those spitten cobras. You’re lucky it hasn’t shot venom in your eyes. I hear they like to eat nanner splits too. You best kill it, pickle it and send it to the Kajun he can probably make some strong juju with it.
  6. Johnny is a great guy to work with and does excellent work.
  7. Ideally yes, both eyes open is best, but, if you're dominant eye is on the opposite side as your dominant hand (mine is) you may end up seeing double if you try that (I do). I'm left eye dominant, right handed. If I try to shoot right handed with both eyes open I see two sights. If I shoot left handed with both eyes open I only see one sight. So I have to choose, shoot with left eye closed, or shoot left handed. I've chosen to shoot with left eye closed. I'm not a duelist, but I have observed many duelists who 'cant' that left revolver, I assume to get it in line with their dominant eye. I'm wondering if Sitting Bull is having a problem with something related to that. The few times I have shot duelist I shot right handed, left eye closed, then left handed, right eye closed. That messes up my depth perception a bit, but it's better than seeing two sights and having to choose which one is right.
  8. Do you aim left eye left pistol, right eye right pistol and do you have more trouble picking up the sights when using a specific hand?
  9. If I'm starting hands on pistol(s), or if I'm starting SASS default (pistols first) I look at the target, as I can find the pistols without looking at them. If I'm starting in any other position or with any gun other than pistols I'll start looking at the gun.
  10. What kind of front sights do you have. I put brass front sights on my Rugers and like them a lot.
  11. The beard looks good. I would wear it and not care what others thought.
  12. I purchased a set of factory grips from Ruger for Shootin Sharyn last year and they don't fit. Who knew that Ruger New Model Single Sixes had two different grip sizes? Well, they do and we need the shorter grips, which Ruger did not have. I'm interested in purchasing one set of grips, or trading them for the ones I have if anyone has that need. Thanks,
  13. I’ve had my share of shoulder issues, not as significant as yours, but I can relate. I hope you make a swift and complete recovery.
  14. If you shop around for components you should be able to load .38 for under .09 per round. My wife and I shoot bullets loaded similarly to Randy, but with 2.7 of Clays. The Dillon 650 is easy to operate and easy to maintain. Once you get used to it you should be able to do 600 rounds an hour pretty easily. You can go faster, but my experience has been poor once you are pushing 700 or so rounds an hour. Just over 2 hours a month gets me the 1,400 or so rounds my wife and I use each month. The auto indexing feature isn’t that challenging in my experience. If you suspect something went wrong just STOP, pull the pins and inspect each cartridge. Hurrying during reloading is a bad idea. Although technically this is ‘rocket science’ my experience has been that it’s just not that complicated. Many shooters are very OCD about reloading, and that’s fine. I take a more casual approach. I set COAL initially by setting my reload next to some Georgia Arms ammo I knew fed well and placing a bubble level across both. When they were level I knew my seating die was set correctly. I set the crimp using my finger to feel the seam. I set the bell visually. No crushed mouths or lead shavings and you’re good to go. I stick with the minimum bell needed to increase case longevity . I check for split cases by grabbing a handful of brass and shaking it before throwing it in the hopper. If you have a split case you’ll be able to hear it if your hearing is near normal. I use Clays and don’t have a powder check. Never had an issue with bridging and in 9 years have never had a squib. I’ve had two split cases get through during that 9 years. I don’t trim brass nor inspect it other than as I’m loading at the LT. when in doubt I toss it. If the occasional .357 gets through you’ll see it when you place the bullet. You can toss it then and you’re out a penny or two for the primer.
  15. My experience has been that initially the 97 is easier to learn and get decent times with. When I purchased my 97 I was running four shots through it in just under six seconds within a couple of hours. My SKB took longer to master, but my times are better than with the 97, about four seconds for four shots. I still have a couple of 97s but they’re safe queens. You don’t have to be able to pull four in one hand to be proficient with a 97. Two in each hand also works well or three in one hand and one in the other.
  16. I wouldn't kick her out of bed if she were eating frogs. Finish the frog dear and get back in bed. I wear Levi's too, but not as well as she does.
  17. The question that comes to my mind is if he had gotten out of that truck and starting shooting would it have been duelist or traditional. I would be pretty disappointed to see him with both hands on a pistol.
  18. He's a TV star now too, so he'll probably be needing to buy a new, bigger hat. We need to check his truck for scuff marks, he may have run over something/someone.
  19. Yeah. Just a few bad apples who are about to turn their lives around. Gentle giants.
  20. So you can't use your rifle at match speeds? $99 for the package and $59 for each additional bullet? So if I want to practice firing 10 round pistol strings, like a match requires, I'm looking at over $600 bucks? Still might be good for practicing first shots, but not anything else.
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