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  1. 4 hours ago, Goody, SASS #26190 said:

    Sorry, I misunderstood what you were saying. What exactly is breaking on a downed target that you have to fix as opposed to what you have to do regular maintenance on?

    I have had hinges blown off or packed so full of lead the target can't be reset with out being torn down.   

      The others were launchers. The arm and pad took the brunt.  Neither part is designed to take a shotgun blast

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  2. 14 hours ago, Goody, SASS #26190 said:

    Are you saying that if someone hits the downed target with a shotgun you call a miss or a penalty on them? Seems overly strict to me. I understand the concern with a downed rifle or pistol, but a shotgun? I guess you could have a housing development directly down range or a playground or something.

    No I never said that.    I said shooting downed targets can create issues.   I've had to fix several targets due to being shot while down.  

  3. 16 minutes ago, Goody, SASS #26190 said:

    It really wouldn't matter to me. But the game has been played with makeups forever. Why would we change it? It's certainly not a safety issue. And we already have to shoot where it was on down targets. 

    It can be a issue. I'd say a solid 90% of the shooters i have told to shoot where the target was,  still shot the downed target.     It seems that it's a hard concept to  grasp to many.  This can result in splash back or damage to targets


     I wouldn't make it the rule but I also do on occasion write stages where it is exact round count for shotgun. No makeups,   It adds variety.  

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  4. 10 hours ago, John Barleycorn, SASS #76982 said:

    Trade made on one box, I have 3k left of the blue box Winchester Large Pistol primers 

    I'll did through what I have and see.  I don't reload shotgun much anymore but I'm pretty sure i still have some 209s floating around

  5. 11 hours ago, Sarge said:

    In a sense all gunfighters are cross eye dominant since they are shooting the off hand with the strong eye.  As Branchwater Jack said, the key is getting the sights of both pistols in line with the dominant eye.  We used to train a tilt of the pistol as one method of shooting with the cross dominant eye.  Rather than tightly closing the weak eye, it may be helpful to scrunch the weak eye so you still have some light coming in.  If you totally close one eye, it can affect the pupil of the open eye too.

    Not all.   Several of us use an eye for each gun.  

  6. 1 hour ago, Larsen E. Pettifogger, SASS #32933 said:

    I have traveled all over the country and attended a lot of shoots.  Despite some BS on the wire from those claiming they don't care how crappy they shoot, I have never met anyone at a match that says they came to the match with the express intent of shooting poorly.

    My father for one.  He quit shooting sass because people kept pushing him to try to shoot faster.  He was out to enjoy shooting the guns.  Would walk between  guns laugh and have fun.   He could shoot a hell of a lot faster but didn't care to. 

      Not everybody is here to shoot fast.  Not everybody gives a hoot about the time.    I shoot a single shot shotgun from time to time because it's fun.   Even won matches with it over state champion quality shooters.   Took 4th place at regionals with a bone stock steoger, a very well used non short stroked uberti 73 and a pair of vaqueros that only had the springs changed.   The three that beat me?  Duece, carty and Jonny otter.   They practice and take this hobby very seriously.  I do it because I love the guns and it beats working on the farm.  


     I will agree that shotgun is where you win or lose.  Plain fact is you do not need a 1500 shotgun to win, and having one won't put you on the podium.  Look at how many people are shooting a skb with action job that has to be pretty close to $2000 and still don't even hit the top 1/3 of the shooters.  Money only gets you so far.  Practice and talent will get you the win.  You can't buy a podium the shooter earns it. 

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  7. 15 hours ago, Creeker, SASS #43022 said:

    I sure wish I knew where these $350 working 97 shotguns are.

    I can sell them thru the shop (the ones that I don't keep for myself) for $500+ pretty quickly.


    I'll keep you in mind for the next ones we get in.   I've enough for our needs and an extra.   I've had probably 20 in the last few years that came home with me. There just isnt much of a market around us.   With my wife preferring them, and now the kids  too, I try to keep 5 or 6 around.

  8. In mn the going rate is about 350.  Depending on condition.  A couple weeks ago I was at an auction and picked up a clean one for the kids to shoot for 275  .  Screw in chokes would detract from the value a bit around here. We still see a couple a month come in at the store.   

  9. I have several different systems  a camera that sends a pic to my phone when somebody enters the drive.  As well as a bull at the end of the drive.  He bellows anytime someone passes his pen which sets off the dogs which generally lets me know to pick up my phone because I'm about to get a notice from the camera. 

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  10. I started wet tumbling this year with a trick I learned from Jerry miculek.   I use an old cement mixer I picked up at an auction cheap.  One batch and they are all done.  I dry on an old screen door on saw horses out in the sun.    So far I like how it works.   

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  11. I've not made any in .44 so can't expound on that.    However I've made .357 out of brass, aluminum,  titanium,  stainless,  delron.. sp?, as well as several different alloys.    What are you looking to get out of it?   

      Aluminum will be lighter but unless hard coated it will wear a ton faster.   I usually will swap mine out about every 20k  I do have a new type of hard coat that is running over 40k with minimal wear.   

     Brass has less issues over all to me.  Lightened makes it close to aluminum in weight but stronger. 


      My recommendation.   Stick with brass 

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  12.   So my daughter is too petite for even the youth stock on her henry.  She really wants to shoot like mom and dad.    So tonight's project was cutting down the stock.  


      She picked it up and was able to run off 10 no problem.   Before I had to cycle the action for her after every shot.  Great... but she said ouch as she was poked in the cheek.    Hmmm project number two..   grabbed a deer hide I kept from my first deer and made a butt cover.  I am no leather crafter but it will work for now.   While I was at it I quickly made  a small ammo pouch for her.






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  13. I've 13 new shooters from my classes over winter that want to shoot.  Unfortunately do to current cost of ammo and guns I think most won't make it to the range

  14. I'll always keep a few hunting and long range, that aren't sass approved but other than that very rarely is there a semi auto at the house.   My 3 gun firearms are stored at the shop as are the ones with the fun switch.  

       If somebody breaks into your house and you empty a 30 round mag there is no way you will ever win that lawsuit.   Any time i see somebody write crap like " I have 50 mags and a 45 because they don't make a 46, " i just shake my head.   If you ever use a gun to defend yourself good luck keeping those posts out of the trial. You will paint yourself as somebody looking for an excuse to use it.   I keep the tools that is necessary to defend my family. As I don't live in a war zone I don't live like I do.   What those tools are is nobody's business.   

      Can I run the guns? Yes. Ive spent thousands of hrs training with them.  That's the real key. Training,   you can have the baddest toys but if you don't train with them, they are no better than a club.   Not just the basics like situational awareness or how to mag change,  but dynamics,  entry, escape,  force multipliers,  defenses.  limited mobility exercises. Malfunction manipulation,  Improvised medical aid. Knowing when and where to go from a long gun to  side arm.   If you only have one or two places in your house with an ammo storage for your main defense gun you need to rethink your strategy. Also you need to have a hard rule of where that line of no return for use of deadly force exists. As well as your lawyers number because the minute after you call the police you need to call him before anyone asks any questions.  Then shut up until he is by your side.  Seriously. Do not say a word. Other than you want a lawyer present for any and all questions.


       A very long winded way of saying,  most my guns are sass approved but not all

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  15. 9 hours ago, Abilene Slim SASS 81783 said:


    Do you mean Rim Rock? I got 900 160gr .45 RNFP for $82; 500 128gr .38  TCFP for $33; and 700  200gr .44-40 for $61. Unit Prices are spot on or better than compared to MO Bullets. 

    No I do not.  I pay 46.50 per 1k


    Non coated is normally about $7 per k less than that.    


     Ive never bought from mo bullets so couldn't say on that. 

  16. 39 minutes ago, Goody, SASS #26190 said:

    Very nice! Always wonder why so many back in the day would choose the button mag configuration. It certainly adds to the curb appeal, but limits the number of readily available shots. Granted, there wouldn't be that many occasions to rip off 10 or 12 shots, but still.....,

    Because the guns were used a lot, bent mag tubes were a lot harder to replace back then.  They didn't have next day shipping 

  17. In normal times, 9mm and .223 is cheap enough that it really isn't that much advantage to reload when shooting large round counts.  

      I was at an auction yesterday.   Ammo prices were insane.  Better than a dollar a round for 9, 45, .223, 7.62.  30 cents a round for .22.  The real kicker.   .410 slugs.    $120 per box of 5 rounds.  

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