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  1. Now all I have to do is convince a MD to write a 4 shot derringer side match!  Not sure what I’m going to do with it, but have wanted one for a while!


    HJS Arms 22 4 shot derringer. Modeled after the C Sharps derringer. Has a nifty rotating firing pin on hammer. 



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  2. If allowed anytime, and your rifle will hold 11, as you pick it up, stuff one in. Otherwise I go over the top. Using right hand. Practice only doing it one way. I see people try to go over the top with action closed, then open action and try to go thru the gate! (Yes, done it myself!) 


    For pistol, shoot 1, open gate, put one in cylinder.  No need to roll cylinder or count clicks that way. 

    Practicing  at home, can be done in nano-seconds . At a match, with timer running, takes hours! 

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  3. 16 minutes ago, H. K. Uriah, SASS #74619 said:

    I'm sorry to say that I never cared for Lonesome Dove.

    This scene ruined it for me.



    When all is said and done, they hanged those four men without a trial.  That was wrong and made them no better than the outlaws.  I know that won't be a popular opinion, but this so offends my sense of right an wrong that I can't watch the movie.

    If you read the book, it kind of goes more in-depth of the thought process. In those days, horse stealing was a hanging offense, as leaving a man horseless was likely going to cost him his life.  The Suggs boys were outlaws. Stoke horses, killed, hung, burned the sodbusters.  Jake went along with it. Mostly due to weak character.  Call couldn’t hang them and let Jake go. 

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  4. 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

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  5. 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”. 

  6. 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! 

  7. 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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  8. 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. 


  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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