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Hoss last won the day on December 8 2016

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  1. 10.0 Unique in my HiWall with 260 grn bullet works well. Wind will have a pretty big effect on the bullet. I’ve shot mine out to 500 meters, but if it’s windy, it’s tough. Good sights are a must. If you are shooting a H&R Buffalo Classic you can’t mount a tang sight as no steel tang. While you could mount them on wood, they won’t be as stable. The 38-55 is a good target load, but has it’s limitations, primarily due to wind. The heavier the bullet the better, mine can handle a 310. I tried 335 but the would not stabilize. Sounded like a bee going downrange!
  2. Most of the matches I’ve been to whomever the MD gets to running a particular side match makes the rules and shooting sequences. As long as it’s the same for everybody it’s fair. Many just write top score on a board, change it when somebody beats it. I prefer recording all scores. That way, if leader somehow MDQs later during the side matches, you can go to the next person in line. I also prefer, as time allows, letting a shooter try 3 times, keep his best score.
  3. 535 grn bullet, 25 grns 5744. 200 yds.
  4. Just “Waller” it out some with the 3/8 bit!!!!
  5. check for a burr in the frame channel the hammer rides in
  6. We call it Cody Dixon down here in Texas. A hoot to shoot. I use a Win 94 in 38-55
  7. without applying a protractor, those holsters look to be pushing the 30 degree rule.
  8. I would not stop a shooter because the timer missed a shot. But if it was obviously malfunctioning then I likely would between guns. And yes, look at timer before/as you cover the mic.
  9. Capt bill, I agree that at a monthly with 15 shooters you may get less than ideal TOs. but if a newer shooter is willing to try, then more expereinced shooters should be encouraging. thats how good TOs are made. If they make a mistake, maybe tell them later about it. I dont mind constructive critisim of my TOing. What I dont like is having a shooter complain about "silly" things. too much delay, not enough delay, too close, not close enough, too loud, not loud enough, etc.
  10. there is a lot to do when TOing. its an art as much as a science! With the exception of # 1, may not be in order 1) safely assit shooter with empahsis on SAFETY! 2) assess shooter before stage for shotgun shells, and if they appear "ready" 3) dont ask if they understand the scenario (newer shoters will tell it to you) rather say "when shooter ready give starting line" 4) instructions are gennerally to be on shooters strong side, over his shoulder. I try to also take into account which way shooter will be moving. I dont want to be in his way, so if other shoulder is better, thats where i'll position myself. 5) count the shots! 6) as shooter puts long guns down check for clear actions 7) make sure spotters are identified, ready and attentive 8) know your shooter if at all possible. some are hard of hearing and require a tap when beeper goes off. some need more coaching than others. some want no coaching at all. 9) watch the timer to make sure it is recording shots. 10) after last shot put finger over mic so it does not pick up shots from adjacent stages 11) show to shooter and call time 11) poll spotters. never "argue" for a miss. if a spotter claimes he saw and edger than confirm if you know. if you dont know, dont say anythong, just ask the spotters what THEY saw. 12) assess misses/penalties. Be fair. call what they did. if you are not sure, then no call. if you are sure, make the call. 13) pass info to scorekeeper 14) make sure stage is ready for next shooter 15) NEXT SHOOTER! there may be and probably are other things that TO has to be aware of. its a demanding position. TO should not have to also pick up brass, reset shotgun targets etc. 5-6 shooters really ought to be max.
  11. Hoss

    Sharps Questions

    lots more options with 45-70 Yes, Shiloh & C Sharps are 2 different companies. Somebody had a C Sharps for sale on the SASS wire not long ago. I dont recall if it sold or not. You might want to check it out
  12. Hoss

    WTC. Equipment

    That’s my thought too. Heck of a nice guy. I would hate for him to have a problem down the trail.
  13. Hoss

    WTC. Equipment

    My drawing definitely not to scale. But for argument sake, yes ammo at or below belly button
  14. Hoss

    WTC. Equipment

    No picture, but if you will promise not to laugh at my artwork.... lets assume all all other aspects are within rules, ammo at or below belly button, period correct materials, conform to shooters body etc. and for the record, Im not trying to create a problem for anybody who may use a rig like this. I don’t think there is any competitive advantage or anything like that. Nor do I think I would want to use one. Im just curious. I could see an argument that it is a type of bandolier as it has shoulder support. And given it is tied down, that would not be within the rules.
  15. Hoss

    WTC. Equipment

    Saw something new this weekend. Shooter had a shotgun slide that instead of being hooked to his gun belt or a separate belt, it attached to his suspenders on each side, was horizontal across his body. In all other respects “legal”. Any rule against this?
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