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Everything posted by Hoss

  1. Ok, the whole sass world wants to know... who is it? if he lives in Conroe has probably shot at THSS in Columbus. They have a big bear target, so he had some practice! Good shooting cowboy!
  2. I use a Frankfort Arsenal vibra-prime. I dont load into their tubes then transfer to Dillon tube, I took the end off Dillon tube and load it direct. You may need to polish off some rough edges in the feeder hole in the tray, then get the angle just right and they run down the tube like ants into a hole. Just takes a little experimenting.
  3. Slick i was hunting some. My local academy gets ammo in on Tuesdays. I watched the website. Said available, limited to 3 boxes. I bought it, curbside delivery. Blazer brand. Normal price, about 12/box of 50. just find out when they get their ammo and haunt the website.
  4. I lucked on 10K Federal Small magnums today. I bought them will share the wealth with my partner Verdadero. vendor told me he did not expect any more primers until December.
  5. Hoss

    73 or 76?

    A friend of mine is writing a book on Texas Ranger JA Brooks. He is 4th from left back row. Has a mangled left hand. is he holding a 73 or a 76?
  6. On a lark, I loaded some 32SW with 78 grn bullets and a magnum primer. Bullets would exit the barrel, but would not always reseat they primer, so gun wound jam.
  7. I’ve bought and tried several different boots Justin’s, Ariats, Earthwalkers, custom made (2pairs) the most comfortable I have found for me are Red Wing work boots. Oil finished leather. I have a pair of lace ups (packer style) and a pair of pull on. These are just basic Wellington’s, not lug soles work boots. Probably not “blingy” enough for B Westrrn, but ok for everything else
  8. MindyourowndangedbusinessAbilene! I just snuck a new Sig in the house. I think she would notice 4 new guns
  9. Thanks for the update. I figured as much, but never saw the info. now I have to wait another year on my new guns
  10. Drawing was to be held at EOT. Obviously that did not happen. Does anybody know status? I assume drawing was made at some point. Who was the lucky shooter?
  11. Was at LGS in Corpus Christi last Friday. They had Federal small magnums in stock. I figured might as well pick up a couple thousand. Until he told me 55/K! He is pretty bad on price gouging. He did same thing last time we went thru this. But hey, they are his primers, he can put whatever price he wants on them. My choice to buy or not!
  12. Unless, of course, somebody changed the grips out at some point. For me, I only use real BP or APP in pocket pistols. These are old guns. The S&W were pretty well made. The Iver Johnson’s and a few others not so much.
  13. Well, I decided on a Sig 365MS, picked it up today. I looked at several, and the LGS gad a HellCat as well. The Sig just felt better in my hand Now I have to find some 9mm ammo. I could kick myself, about a year ago I bought an estate sale full of reloading stuff. Included a Dillon 550, that had a 9mm setup. Sold the toolhead, dies, powder measure, conversion kit, 500 new star line cases, probably 3000 bullets. oh well. I’ll find some practice ammo and likely will use factory for carry anyway.
  14. Still just a 6 or maybe 7 shooter.
  15. Kelley also makes a really nice sight.
  16. For years I’ve carried a 357 Ruger SP101 or more recently a Kimber K6. I just like the simplicity of revolvers, plus carrying a semi auto with one in the chamber gives me the willies. (All though my hammerless Kimber is basically the same thing) I do sometimes carry a Sig P238 380 when a revolver is just too big to conceal. I’ve been thinking about going to a 9mm to increase capacity a bit, plus easier to carry additional ammo. I definitely want something with a safety, thinking about a Sig 365 MS. any thoughts on what I ought to be looking for? I’m really not a Glock fan. I know they are good pistols, I just don’t like them! Plus lack a safety. I have a fear of snagging a trigger in my shirt-tail!
  17. I won a Remington R1 at a match. I don’t shoot a lot of WB, but it has worked well every time. They can usually be found for 5-600. Good gun for the money. Especially when I see guys having failures to feed with their $2000 guns!
  18. At 800 yds you are going to need more than a buckhorn or ladder. Even a Lyman tang likely not enough. You will need a precision vernier-Soule sight with a globe front sight. Even then, 800 yds out of a 95 is asking a lot. Doable, probably, but a challenge for sure.
  19. Old Fort Parker likely closest, and is a really neat place to shoot. Especially long range side matches from the fort blockhouse. other clubs not all that far. Within 3 hours. 3.5 hrs is about my max for a one day trip. 7 hours on the road, 3-4 hrs hanging out with my friends, 150 or so seconds actually shooting! Worth it! i do have a great traveling Pard, Verdadero & I go to most matches together, we solve all of the worlds problems while on the road.
  20. Any Interest in a Kimber K6 revolver. 3” barrel, 357 mag. ?
  21. 14 grn Red Dot, 7/8 oz shot. Grey clay Buster wads. ive not chronoed the load, but I’m guessing around 1000FPS. Adequate for SASS targets, easy to shoot.
  22. Gasses will only combust when between the Lower Explosive Limit (LEL) and Upper Explosive Limit (UEL) when the speaker was to near the bottom, mixture was too rich. As he moved it out once the mixture was between the LEL & UEL it popped. Learned this early in my maritime career, when needing to do welding in or on barges. As a practical matter, we never do hot work on barges if they are in the UEL range. I along with many others, doubt that static electricity will set off black powder. I suppose their is some legitimacy to Sedalia Dave’s thoughts on using a metal hopper that would direct the blast up instead of into face of operator.
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