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Kirk James

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  1. Forgot to mention the current staff at Bordertown is to be commended for their hard work and success with Bordertown. We appreciate all you do!!!!!
  2. Not only do they travel from many states, but they also travel from other countries to attend Bordertown. Not saying every match should be a Bordertown match, but it sells. A lot of credit should go to TA Chance who has been successful where every he goes. I have never been to one of his matches that didn't get incredible reviews. Not saying everyone love them, but I have never heard a complaint. I realize there are many other individuals who contributed with him and they should be commended also.
  3. If they go ding, it's a hit. Just make sure they meet the minimum power factor!!! 3.5 puts you safely in there. Just remember, if you think it is a ding it is a hit.
  4. We run light springs. Most Winchester primers go off, but it only take one to ruin a great match and we had several that didn't go off. Use what reliably works in your firearms. We have had two of our gunsmiths suggest we use Federal only due to the light springs. Good shooting!!!!
  5. Great to see new young shooters. She did great grandpa. What an incredible experience for the both of you. Nice job Jedi.
  6. If you need cowboys to make your match more entertaining or challenging or however you look at it; this cowboys center mass is 10 inches by 10.5 inches with another 5 by 7 rectangle on top for those of you taking head shots or just normally shoot high. At what distance would your monthly match place this target and how far apart?
  7. Look forward to seeing you on the range. Don't get to shoot Rio, 4 hour drive, but shoot other shoots in AZ. A lot to choose from.
  8. There are many different shape cowboys. The cowboys in the pictures in this thread have a lot of center mass. There are other cowboys that have puffed out skinny arms and legs and a small head and hat. If the center mass is approximately seven to ten inches or more, and beyond that 50 percent of the remaining area is steel and 50 percent is air, there builds luck or chance into the game for the bulk of our shooters. Take the no. of shooters that will slow down and shoot the center mass out of the equation, small no., and what you have left is those affected by the luck of the draw, some hit steel and some hit air. Please don’t respond that you are so good you take foot shots. Sorry, someone already stole that line. We all know we should slow down and shoot the center mass but the reality is most of do not, example EOT. I am now practicing with smaller targets and a little more distance. It will make me better able to adjust to the situation in front of me. I, also do not like to many targets that build an additional layer of luck or chance in the game. But I will shoot whatever is in front of me, hopefully.
  9. I like the stage Doc. Gives the shooter a lot of choices. Might try alternating on the 15 and 20 yard target for 6 rounds and 8 and 8 for 4 rounds with the rifle. Shot the 8 and 8 again once each carefully with the pistols making sure there isn't double tap and then alternate the two four yard targets with the remaining 8 rounds. I like stages that are flexible and give choices. How would the rest of you shoot the stage?
  10. Monthly matches make our sport. For whatever reason you shoot, they keep us interested and involved much of the year. I am always grateful for the hard working individuals who keep us going. For years I have used them to try new techniques, have fun with the kids, shoot for the silver (shooting all year for club awards), finding my edge as well as where to back it off of it for big matches and many others. Whether you like the old days, new days, big and short or small and far it is as challenging as you want to make it. Whether you use them for practice, competition or both, you have a place to shoot. There is a club to meet your needs and hopefully you do not to travel long distances to find it. I am sure it is different from club to club, but I rarely hear individuals complain about their monthlies. We all appreciate a place to shoot, have been robbed by spotters, disagreed with something or another. But remember the thousands of great experiences you have had, the friends you've made and it is worth it to most. Again, I appreciate all of you that work to keep our monthly matches and SASS alive.
  11. How do you view monthly matches? Do you shoot them for practice or is it more for the competition or both?
  12. 73 Uberti or Winchester in .357 or .45. It gives you a lot of options down the road w/o having to sell it.
  13. We started with firearms that could be worked over to be competitive at a later date. Chicken George is going through the process with his family. It is costly to recover from most mistakes. He is doing his homework and talking with shooters. Hells Comin has given my family advice for a long time and keep us from making costly mistakes. I would start with 38s and 12 gauges for most kids. You can start with 22s but most kids grow out of them fast. Depends on the child. I have seen too many shooters that start out saying they are not interested in being competitive and get the bug. Once you have shot a slicked up action, it is hard to stay with factory.
  14. But will the ap get there in time. Paid over $25 for two day delivery with Fed Ex. Did not want to take a chance. It is worth it. Great match. Cannot wait!!!!!
  15. My Fed Ex fee was close to my entry fee. What ever happened to a stamp!!!!!!!
  16. SASS Kicker and Cody Women's Overall Winter Range in 2016
  17. This is outstanding. The history of what we are so excited about. Wish my family could have meet China Camp.. Remarkable video. Didn't see pictures of to many young shooters. Hope more people contribute. Thanks to those who are sharing.
  18. Our competition rifles are by Palo Verde Gunworks. When you go to someone like Rich, he is fine tuning that rifle for world class shooters. He stands by his work and is completing the work himself. He puts in both 4th and 5th generation actions. You do need to shoot other rifles and feel the difference. Often it is the personal touch that makes a difference. I highly recommend you shoot various rifles before you spend the money.
  19. While I am in favor of total time, I want to congratulate all the champions of rank point matches. I believe rank pt matches are very strategic in knowing how to shoot them and can understand their challenge. Just to help those that are having a tough time understanding the problem shooters have with rank points, I want to share the difference between two stages and times at EOT. On stage 7 a score of 21.18 had 199 rank pts. On the same stage a 5+/- second faster score of 16.17 had 36 rank points. In the 5 second difference there were 163 shooters who shot between the 5 second difference equaling 163 rank pts. On stage 6 a score of 31.41 had 200 rank pts. while a 5 second faster score of 26.38 had 88 rank pts, there was a 112 pt difference. A miss, fumbled shotgun reload, rifle jam cost more on stage 7 than stage 6 costing the shooter 51 more rank pts. A championship won in the 1990's is just as hard to win as championship win in 2017. While I know there is more to it than this one illustration, I hope it helps understand the differences in opinions.
  20. Congratulations and continued success. Thank you for everything you do from the whole family. See you at Winter Range!!
  21. SASS is an incredible organization. We have been fortunate to have met so many great friends through SASS. Thank you for your responses. Allie Mo, we would enjoy with you some day.
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