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Max Payne

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About Max Payne

  • Birthday 09/22/1947

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  • SASS #
    96573
  • SASS Affiliated Club
    Riverbend Roughriders, Doc Holliday Immortals, South River Shootists, Cherokee Cowboys

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Cumming, Georgia
  • Interests
    Cowboy Action Shooting. No time for anything else.

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    jfletch409@yahoo.com

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  1. Big thanks to the Faygo Kid!!! - Educated me on some stuff I didn't know about my own Cochlear implant that's gonna help a lot. And, thanks to everyone else also for your feedback.
  2. Faygo, I PM'ed my phone number to your 3 different listings for Faygo Kid. 2 of the 3 have the same SASS #, & the 3rd listing has a different SASS #. I would like to talk to you if you have the chance to call me.
  3. Hey, Faygo! I'm gonna PM you my phone number, because I do want to ask some questions. I was afraid the shooting noise might hurt my "last line of defense", since I know it hasn't helped my eardrums thru the years. When I was young, like I'm sure a lot of people, I didn't need no stinkin' hearing protection when shooting, riding motorcycles without a helmet, loud music, etc., etc.
  4. Claybuster Pink CB 1100's for above loads.
  5. Federal 100 standard small pistol primers. Don't try the 200 magnums - they're harder. There's lots of specs & opinions that the 100's & 200's fire the same, but my rifle likes 100's & does not like 200's. I know other cowboys with the same experience.
  6. Good feedback from everyone. I did explore the Competition Electronics option, but didn't proceed with it. I talked to them, & they say I still need a power source for the light, a battery. It got a little more complicated than I want to deal with when I practice. I tried the muffs over hearing aid, & my combination of hearing loss didn't work with that solution. Widder's approach sounded interesting. Although not perfect, my solution is working pretty well for me right now. My left ear is going fast, so I think I'll be headed for a 2nd Cochlear in the not too distant future. Which also means I'll be headed for the "shoulder tap" start in matches, & I don't think I'll hate that, as I do it sometimes now.
  7. Yeah, I almost cried when you had those problems. Sometimes bad stuff happens to good people! (That sounds familiar, doesn't it?). Anyway, when I shoot against Purly, I know I'm starting 30 seconds in the hole, so any help is appreciated! The doll helped me to blast by Purly & win by 1/100th second for the match!
  8. I'm totally deaf in my right ear (have a Cochlear Implant for when I'm not shooting, & almost deaf in my left ear (have a hearing aid when I'm not shooting). I practice alone a fair amount & like to use a timer to measure improvement or lack thereof. My wife usually doesn't, so I have tried to work out how to use the timer since I can't hear it. I explored trying to add a light somehow to the timer so I could see it, but couldn't find a practical solution. I bought a ShotMaxx watch timer, but still have to hold it very close to my left ear, & even then, I mostly can't hear it. Had a brainstorm the other day: I know pretty closely what my time to 1st shot is, so I hit the timer button on the table, I shoot, & then I subtract the time to 1st shot & substitute what I know it usually to be for me. Not perfect, but a lot better than what I've been able to do previously. Hope this helps somebody. And, if you have found better solutions, love to hear them!
  9. Alliant American Select – 26 Bushing – 15.3 Grn, Claybuster Pink Wads, 1 1/8 shot, 956 fps STS Green or Gold Hulls. Winchester hulls work fine also. Alliant American Select - 23 Bushing – 13.8 American Select, same wads, shot & hulls - 902fps I like American Select & shot 8 pounds of it before I couldn't find it. I had about 12 pounds of Clays, so I switched. When I shoot that up, I may go back to American Select, although no problem with the Clays.
  10. I ran a Mr. BulletFeeder on my 650 for awhile. I used a combo seat & crimp die & didn't have to give up the powder check, which I would never do. The Mr. BulletFeeder worked great, but just as with any piece of machinery, you have to fix a problem from time to time. Sometimes a bullet will stick in the tube/hose. Sometimes it'll start feeding multiple bullets. I moved to a 1050, & hung the Mr. BulletFeeder on the case feeder, but haven't gotten around to setting it up otherwise. My hand is right by the seater die station, & it's so easy to just set the bullet on there. And, I don't have to fix an occasional malfunction. When I think about adding the seat/crimp die & changing the powder funnel that comes with the Mr. BulletFeeder, I just can't get myself to make the time for it. I really like not having to deal with a malfunction from time-to-time. There aren't many, but it's just another thing I don't have to do.You know, usual mechanical stull. Anyway, as others have said, in the 550 you could use a bullet feeder if you don't use a powder check & if use a combo seater/feeder. I wouldn't run volume bullets without a powder check. One squib will cause a lot of pain. I may hook the feeder back up sometime in the future, so I'm not ready to sell it. Guess I could have mentioned, I use a 1050 for volume 38's, a 650 for volume 32's (for my wife), & I use the 550 I started with to correct train-wrecks from the other two, & to make black powder bullets (hand-dipping the BP).
  11. I ran a Mr. BulletFeeder on my 650 for awhile. I used a combo seat & crimp die & didn't have to give up the powder check, which I would never do. The Mr. BulletFeeder worked great, but just as with any piece of machinery, you have to fix a problem from time to time. Sometimes a bullet will stick in the tube/hose. Sometimes it'll start feeding multiple bullets. I moved to a 1050, & hung the Mr. BulletFeeder on the case feeder, but haven't gotten around to setting it up otherwise. My hand is right by the seater die station, & it's so easy to just set the bullet on there. And, I don't have to fix an occasional malfunction. When I think about adding the seat/crimp die & changing the powder funnel that comes with the Mr. BulletFeeder, I just can't get myself to make the time for it. I really like not having to deal with a malfunction from time-to-time. There aren't many, but it's just another thing I don't have to do.You know, usual mechanical stull. Anyway, as others have said, in the 550 you could use a bullet feeder if you don't use a powder check & if use a combo seater/feeder. I wouldn't run volume bullets without a powder check. One squib will cause a lot of pain. I may hook the feeder back up sometime in the future, so I'm not ready to sell it.
  12. Welcome! Get your wallet ready! You can never buy too much Cowboy stuff!!!
  13. M & M's & some other stuff I can't remember right now.
  14. Your guys are too kind. The only way I can beat either of you is if you drop a gun or something!
  15. I'm comin' for yah! But, let's both agree to not practice beforehand. I promise.......
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