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  1. 19 minutes ago, Rye Miles #13621 said:

    Interesting fact, Return to Lonesome Dove was the only one that was NOT a book by McMurtyr. Jon Voight was Capt. Call, I thought he did a great job also. Lots of good actors in that, Reese Witherspoon plays the young wife of Gregor Dunnigan but tries seducing Newt Call played by Ricky Schroder. Barbara Hershey is in it too!:wub:

    I’ll watch anything with Barbara Hershey. She may have been my first crush when she was on The Monroe’s

  2. At the start of the book  they talk about how much sugar Bolivar puts in his coffee. Gus remarked that his droppings were so sugary the shoats had started stalking him. Newt thought it was probably true because they stalked him and his droppings were mostly bean. Just cracked me up! 

    the character development in the book was rich. Each of the characters you got to know, and realized that each of them could be “the lonesome dove”. 

  3. 44 minutes ago, Abilene, SASS # 27489 said:

    Me, too, but can't think of any range in Texas big enough for an EOT.  Badlands Bar 3 is maybe the largest?

    That came to mind to me as well. But not sure they want to do SASS events. But they could pull it off! 

  4. 16 minutes ago, Lone Spur Jake SASS #7728 said:

    Putting my money on somewhere in Texas.  Still land of the free and home of the brave.  And it's next door to New Mexico.  Doubt if Ben Avery in Phoenix.  New big shot at Ben Avery is causing ACSA nightmares on set up day for monthly matches.

    Texas works for me! 

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  5. A toolhead for each caliber is nice. I load 2 different 45-70 loads, so have 2 toolheads there. I just use one powder dispenser, change the powder bar so I don’t have to search for the right setting every time. 

    on my 750 where I only load 38sp, I prefer Lee dies as it’s easier to change from my pistol to my rifle bullets simple knob on top. One revolution difference between the 2 bullets. 


  6. Dillon will tell you not to load BP. I don’t think you can find proof that anybody ever blew up a press from static electricity while loading BP 

    get strong mount. 


    Roller handle is nice, but not really needed. 

    get the tool kit. having every Allen wrench you will need right there is handy. Put them back in there place when done! 

    get the spare parts kit. Yes Dillon will replace anything you break, but this way you do t have to wait, you can fix press, then order part. No downtime. 

    I got the uniquetek aftermarket bearing for the shell plate. Made it quite a bit smoother. 

    I prefer the Pyrex hoppers available from dramworx for my Dillon presses. 

    I recently purchased a D750 from Double Alpha. Same price as Dillon direct, 2 weeks instead of 12+. I may have just gotten lucky, who knows! 

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  7. One can take the hoppers off by slipping the hands off. WARNING, it is spring loaded, it will fly off, make sure you are holding g onto it!  Drill a 3/8 hole in corner of lid. Put it over the hopper and pour out powder. (I just leave the shot in mine). 

    lee makes good inexpensive equipment. They work. Not as pretty as some, and the MEC makes a better crimp, but the Load-All is a simple machine that does the job, and can be had for around $50. I still use one for BP loads. I did find a Hornaday  366 at an estate sale, that’s what I load my smokeless on. I’ve also had a size master, sold it when I got the Hornaday 

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  8. Yes, legal. 
    I don’t care for the non-natural looking ones tho. If I were in charge, a plastic or resin grip would have to look like either the black gutta percha or similar materials as used on old handguns. Or wood, or ivory. But not multi-colored swirled together. But it ain’t gonna ruin my day if you have them! 

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  9. One of the things my traveling Pard Verdadero & I do every year is make a trip into Houston to Collectors Firearms. Biggest gun store I’ve ever seen. New, used, modern, antique,  military, curios, most long guns out where you can get all touchy-feely with them. Prices are a tad high, but they do bargain a bit. 





  10. 55 minutes ago, Renegade Plowboy said:

    Y’all forgot one important detail about the round in the rifle, where was it?


    Was the rifle grounded open or closed? Did any part of the round make it into the chamber, even if the action was open?  If any part of the round started to enter the chamber, than the round is considered chambered, even if it was left open. 


    SDQ if any part of the unfired round made it into the chamber. 

    Bullet not in chamber. Action open 

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  11. 29 minutes ago, Anvil Al #59168 said:

    I have not shot down there in years because of the. Well, lets just say, ways.


    Had heard they have been changing.

    So hope they have.

    And we just sent ours in a few days ago.


    Have they changed enough??

    Will see. If not. It will be the last time I give them another chance.  

    But hope for the best. Come on THSS. Do it right.

    AA, I’m not a THSS member.  So not “selling the brand”  But I can tell you they have moved more towards SASS norms. Did away with the non-sass rules. (Like if aiming at wrong target and miss, it’s a P and a miss) target distances are very reasonable.  They do still have THSS wild bunch as a category, shot with 1911, early model DA revolver, military rifle, model 97. not my cup of tea, but hey, certainly not hurting me. THSS started my favorite category, Cody Dixon.  They also offer sharpshooter, where shooter shoots main match rifle targets with pistols, and another set of targets (shared with Cody Dixon) at 60-75 yds or so for rifle. A little something for everyone! 

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  12. 19 minutes ago, PaleWolf Brunelle, #2495L said:

    No violation of any rule, procedure, or safety/handling convention = NO PENALTY.

    I was 99% on that. FWIW no call was made. 

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