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Hollifer A. Dollar

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  1. I use separate seat & crimp dies for everything, whether on the 550s or single stage for hunting rounds.  Never had any luck at all seating/crimping in 1 step - buckled/bulged cases & inconsistent OAL.  Crimp dies aren't that expensive.  YMMV.

     

    Holler

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  2. 1 hour ago, Billy Boots, # 20282 LTG-Regulator said:

    But standing erect, right? :D

     

    This reminds me of an annual match we attended a few years back.  During the posse marshal walk-thru, the starting position for one of the stages was "Shooter standing fully erect".  Well, being a smart ass, I couldn't resist.  After the MD read through the stage, I said I had 2 questions about the listed starting position.  First, who was going to check the "fully erect" part & 2nd, what about the lady shooters?  The MD looked at me like I was from Mars, then an obvious "ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh" look came across his face.  All the other PMs were laughing & the lone female PM was just busting a gut.  If I remember right, the MD took out his pen, scratched through the word "erect" & wrote in "upright".

     

    Holler

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  3. I have shipped long guns to FFLs a few times.  First time I did it, the local postmistress was really helpful & showed me all the applicable rules.  She said that a lot of USPS counter employees don't know the process, so they just come up with some kind of obscure rule so they didn't have to handle the shipment.  She also told me about shipping direct to another person within the same state & recommended insuring the package for more than the value of the firearm inside, said it was pretty cheap insurance.  She was one of the few that was always helpful & courteous.  That's one of the nice things about living in a small town.

     

    Holler

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  4. We load 32-20s on a Dillon 550 with Goex 3FG - first time we tried it, the same thing happened.  I got an aquarium air pump & bungee-cord it to the powder measure - problem solved.

     

    When I first started loading BP on the Dillon, I used dippers & a Lee powder-thru expander die because I was using filler.  I found a funnel at Dollar General that fit the top of the Lee expander die perfectly.  The only thing that was tough was getting the Pull/Dip Powder/Dump/Dip Filler/Dump/Push rhythm down.  I finally decided to go full case of powder & started using the powder measure.  32-20 is the only round that has given us any problems since then.

     

    Holler

  5. It is again my sad duty to report that South Pacific SASS #59402L passed away June 24, 2022.  He was a long time member of SASS, serving as TG for Panhandle Cattle Company & made many trips to Founders Ranch to serve as a waddie at EoT.  He was a great cowboy & a great friend.

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  6. It is my sad duty to tell everyone that Jehremie Woods, aka Captain Murphy, lost his long battle with cancer & passed away early Monday morning.  He was a great friend.  He will be sorely missed.

    Hollifer A. Dollar

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  7. Abe E.S. Corpus gets full credit. I had bought a Taurus Judge revolver & mentioned to him that it would be nice to have a rifle in 45 Colt to match up with it. He said "ever thought about a lever action rifle?" & it was downhill from there.

     

    Holler

  8. I am on my 2nd set of prescription safety glasses from WalMart. Full wraparound protection & very comfortable. Very reasonably priced if you get them in single vision, something like $75. I got them for distance only, which I prefer for shooting, but I did put a stick-on bifocal on the left lens, which covers close vision for scoring. The stick-on bifocal lenses came from Amazon for $15.

     

    Like Boggus said, safety eyewear is more about protection than being period correct. After seeing someone take a bit of lead to the eye while wearing very small lenses without side shields, I decided to go for safety rather than appearance.

     

    Holler

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