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Max Payne

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About Max Payne

  • Birthday 09/22/1947

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    Riverbend Roughriders, Piedmont Regulators, South River Shootists, Ocoee Rangers, Cherokee Cowboys, Greenville Gunfighters

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    Cumming, Georgia
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    Cowboy Action Shooting. No time for anything else.

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  1. I bought a Super 1050 maybe 5 or 6 years ago & was having trouble setting it up initially. It was likely dumbness on my part. I called Dillon 3 times for help, & when I called the 3rd time, they said, "You're having too much trouble with that new machine, so we're gonna send you another one. In 2 or 3 days, the new one showed up. They had the other one picked up. Replacement was perfect, as I had probably made all possible mistakes by then & learned from them. I also have a 650 & a 550 & have had other spectacular experiences with factory support, like the time I lit up a primer column of almost 100 primers. Great company to deal with, as most of you know.
  2. I use 158's for hot loads when I have Knockdowns. If I get within about 10 inches of the KD, the wind will knock them down. Otherwise, it's 105's for me with 2.7 grns of TiteGroup.
  3. Since we're not shooting bullseye competitions, I'm glad I never filed front sites on my pistols to point of aim. I think it's easier to find them quickly & get used to the adjustment of a certain amount of the front sight when the beeper goes off. However, I want my rifle right "on the money". Again, my two cents.
  4. In my opinion, a first class shooter's book & classy awards (especially buckles) are VERY important for a good impression of the match. Certainly for annuals, state championships, & above. If either appears cheap or haphazard, it doesn't reflect well on the match. Molly's buckles are the way to go for state champions (& above). It's also a nice touch for annuals. Two good friends won the overall not long ago at a state match & received very unimpressive awards for the overall win. Not good. If expense is an issue, raise the registration amount. It's a worthwhile investment for all involved. That's not the place to save money. My two cents.
  5. Max did not get theĀ PM or an email.

  6. Max , bring $185.00 to the state match Thursday , got something for you.

    1. Max Payne

      Max Payne

      Okey-doke. Bet I can guess what! We're gonna be in the 1st motorhome on the right with a concrete pad.

    2. Dirty Redd
  7. I have two of the Frankford arsenal vibra tubes. They hang up about 5-8 times while I'm loading 100, & I have to take it apart each time & straighten it out. I've tried everything from holding it at different angles, tapping it on the bench, using silicone spray (don't do this one), whatever I could think of. I even bought the 2nd one thinking maybe it was the one, but the new one does the same thing. This machine is a pain, but it's better than using the pickup tubes. If I knew the Hornady works perfectly, or close to perfectly, I'll spring for the price.
  8. Faygo, you said above that if anybody had any questions on the Cochlear implants, to PM you. I PM'ed with with some questions. No response. I tried again, & found that I was blocked. Naturally, I'm puzzled.
  9. Obviously, the best advice will come from the known fast guys, like Deuce & Junky on this topic. However, I can share my experience in my own evolution, & I have decreased my stage times significantly over the last year, & that year over the previous. Here are some things I have learned: If I try to shoot fast, I jack a round. If I think more about fast than hitting every single target every single time, I'm going to jack a round. I decide on a cadence, ESPECIALLY for a dump, or 4+ shots on a target that is safe for me, & it isn't as fast as I think I can shoot. I practice, usually 300-400 rounds/week. I'm fortunate to have a setup in my backyard with a mountain as my berm. If I have a misfire, I give the mainspring a quarter turn tighter. If it's a cold day (like 35 degrees or colder), & I'm at a shoot where I don't get a warmup stage to test everything, I'll tighten the mainspring a quarter-turn anyway, cause I know it's more likely to misfire on a cold morning. Even if it's a dump, focus on every single shot hitting the target. If you do that, & if you practice at least once/week, the speed will take care of itself. It's a lot like golf, as others have pointed out before. If you try to hit the ball hard, it doesn't work out. If you swing smoothly & correctly, you'll be amazed at how far the ball goes & how well things turn out. That's the only thing I learned at golf, because even though I played regularly & faithfully once a year, I never got any better.
  10. Hope you're not offended by an offer: If you would consider $200, plus the $25 shipping, I'll take the small primer one.
  11. 2 weeks between matches. I'm getting withdrawal shakes. Guess I'll take the duality out & pull some people out of ditches. That's always fun!
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