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  1. You will probably have to "blue-print" the gun to see where it is too tight. Here is a picture of the parts: The part you will work on is on the right of course. Use smoke or something similar to "mark" the parts, then put it together and the smoke will be worn off where it needs to be corrected. Here is a good video in general, but it does not specifically address the different parts issue:
  2. I tried one, but it was too confining. . .
  3. It appears that the problem is not the powder, but likely the powder measure. What measure are you using? If Dillon, are you using the correct set-up. (I don't recall, but it has at least a couple different parts for different loads or types of powder. Find some sort of colander and dump all your powder to see if there is something mixed in that is messing up the measure. I also had that trouble for a while and found part of the plastic seal from a bottle had gotten into my measure and really messed me up.
  4. I always like to have the starting position match the stage definition. If you are expecting a fight, stand accordingly. If you are jawing with yer pards, stand accordingly. If you are reading a paper, getting a shave, cooking your grub, sweet-talking your gal, position accordingly. So you write the start position to match.
  5. First, you have to have a good load that isn't too short or too tall of a column. Then you have to have at least 30 pounds of wad pressure when you load the wads. This is due to the two piece design of the "new" hulls. Then you have to experiment a little with the crimp, but it can be done and I've had good luck - but with a MEC 650. The MEC instructions are pretty good about this if read carefully. Also, do a search on Youtube.com for how-tos. There should be something to help. Maybe this one: Crimp Adjustment https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFdejFuOr-M https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJu1o_Y-T1E&list=PLLki88II4oTsgZ-gT60yr80G1nmEXxBDt&index=5 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VusbIuRPGm4
  6. If colder, an oilskin duster. Warm, one of the yellow (fish) jackets. Hat either a good quality beaver-mix hat or one of the plastic hat covers over my straw hat. For the guns, I treat them with either Frog Lube or Seal1. That has protected exceptionally well for me.
  7. Just a reminder that rim-fire compared to center fire takes a little stronger hammer spring to be reliable.
  8. Don't give up!


    Fast Eddie wants as much feedback as possible and he does consider input very important.  So he may very well decide to do the 5 and 5 as we have done in the past, but as you can tell it is a balancing act.


    And thanks for the offer to help with the scoring.  We can always use more help, especially as many of us are not what we once were.


    Sorry Petey did n't have his usual match.  I always enjoy shooting with him as he has been one of my hero's in the sport.

    1. MizPete


      Still had a great time!

  9. Titegroup does work well, but it is a little louder than some and have a sharper recoil  It can also be used for a 12 gauge load.

    "I was looking at the Hodgon load data website and they have loads listed using Titegroup powder, This peeked my interest as I have lots of it on hand for pistol calibers I load for. the lightest load I see they have listed is for one ounce. My question is would it be okay to use this data for a Lee 7/8 oz slug.Or would anyone know of a source of load data for 7/8 oz loads.The loads listed below are starting and middle of the road so I assume I would be ok.

    Hodgdon Titegroup Rem. 209P Rem. TGT 12 17.3 8,900 PSI 1,235 fps
    Hodgdon Titegroup Rem. 209P Rem. TGT 12 18.6 10,100 PSI 1,290 fps"


    Unique is a little dirtier but is also a great powder for both.


    Clays is a great option for 12 gauge and can be used for the 9mm.  But since it is a little fast for the 9mm, you will have to load near max for a reliable load.  My only concern is that if the pistol is new it sometimes wants a higher velocity load to break them in.  But i have shot a lot of Clyays in 9mm and it has worked well in nearly all my pistols.

    1. Marshal Hangtree

      Marshal Hangtree

      Thanks, Marauder!  That's all great information.  I appreciate it.



  10. Wow, Carolina is really losing it.  A bit of an ego problem.


    We need folks that can spot, time and watch the loading and unloading tables.


    All tasks are important even when we cannot do every single task.


    You hang in there!

    1. Allie Mo, SASS No. 25217

      Allie Mo, SASS No. 25217

      :wub: Ya, Friend! Thank you!


  11. I would like a couple of you SKB springs.  'm ordering 2 from



    Is that correct?

    1. Marauder SASS #13056

      Marauder SASS #13056

      I ordered via a message and paid with Pay pal.



    2. Jackaroo, # 29989

      Jackaroo, # 29989

      Yea got your message Marauder,sent return email,on the pony in the morning.


    3. Marauder SASS #13056

      Marauder SASS #13056

      I got them today.



  12. I find that Trail Boss is cleaner and better with a little more powder. 


    So I use 3.6 grains with 105 and 125 grain bullets.

  13. Not sure about if they will post the stages.


    But many matches no longer post posse lists due to so many wanting to swap posses - only to want to swap again when someone else does.  So it creates a LOT of extra work. 

    But they will allow folks to ask about switching when they sign up, but probably get only one change per person.

  14. You are in trouble now :D:D


    Now we all want to hear your program.


    Can i give you a call?

  15. Thanks!


    Yes it was Squaw Creek Rose.

  16. I sooo agree with your comments on the "safety rules!"    Both about moving and about an empty round in an open action. 

    I also worked with safety for about 40 years and understand that as you add more rules, you almost always create more confusion and reduce safety.


    Thanks for your well reasoned comments.

    1. Jailhouse Jim, SASS #13104

      Jailhouse Jim, SASS #13104

      Thank you for your comments.  It's so hard to get some folks to understand the concept that more rules create many more problems.  It's like they are blind to anything they don't agree with.  It's more like the government trying to protect us from ourselves making us reliant on someone else to think for us and/or giving folks someone else to blame for our own mistakes.

    2. Marauder SASS #13056

      Marauder SASS #13056

      It further became a problem in the late 1800's when they thought up "social sciences."  They thought that they could even create a "perfect contract" that people would not break.  Along with the idea that we can communicate verbally much better than we actually can.


      Thus, if we create the right rule and word it just right. . .  

      Then we don't have to think. .


      Our govenment and society are now eaten up with the idea even thought they hate it.

  17. I bought some ETR7 powder a couple years ago and like it.  But I don't think it is readily available anymore.

    Do you know of a source?

    1. Buckshot Dobbs

      Buckshot Dobbs

      No, not since Expansion Industries quit carrying it, sorry.

  18. Don't be sad about being born in Denver!!  :D:D:D

    1. The Original Lumpy Gritz

      The Original Lumpy Gritz


      To me, Colorado is my home-I only live in PRK. ^_^

      Have a great New Year!



    2. Marauder SASS #13056

      Marauder SASS #13056

      Now THAT could be Depressing. :D

    3. The Original Lumpy Gritz

      The Original Lumpy Gritz

      Yes it could in some ways, with the flakes that get all of the media attention.

      The real folks of Colorado are still the same.;)


  19. As a student of statistics, sampling and measurement, it does make a difference in the impact, although not the process. The number of shooters defines the index or sampling for the accuracy of the system. Just as a valid sampling is needed for a poll. So the larger the sample, the more accurate the measurement. If you are in a gun fight close up, misses are much more dangerous to you than if you are at 20 yards - because your opponent is much less likely to miss at close range than further out. . So it is entirely appropriate for the impact of a miss or mistake to vary, depending on the circumstance. For example, if you stumble and lose 5 seconds in a race.. If it is a sprint, that stumble has a MUCH larger impact than in a longer run. Are you saying that is not fair? Similarly, if you fumble on the 2 yard line in football, it normally is much worse than fumbling at mid-field. Should football change it's scoring to make that more fair? In a rank point match, it is important to beat out as many people as you can on each stage. So if it is a fast stand and deliver, a miss will hurt you much more because many more shooters will beat you. That is fair - they beat you.
  20. And if you try using rank within category, it is a total mess. You need a large sampling to provide an adequate index for a good measurement. Since the old gunfights didn't have categories, they lumped everyone together, just like rank does now.
  21. Just because a system is complicated, doesn't make it wrong. But you are correct in that there are problems with Rank scoring. And it does not work well at all for smaller matches. Just too many holes.
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