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Max Payne

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  1. My point is that if I had one bend, I wouldn't want to install another one if a hardened one is available. The stock Uberti lever & the replacement C & I hardened one should both work on a standard rifle, as long as nobody ground on the lever instead of the lifter arm when timing the rifle. I fired one out of battery a few years ago & discovered that the lever was bent. I compared it to another one I had & was able to bend it back so that it worked. I talked to my favorite gunsmith at the time, & he cautioned against just bending it back, even though it worked, because now the metal was weakened & apt to do it again. He recommended the C & I hardened one, which I installed, & everything worked properly. The same thing happened some time later with my wife's rifle, & I installed the C & I on hers also, instead of replacing with a stock Uberti lever. You are correct that the C & I shouldn't provide anything timing-wise that the Uberti won't. It just adds the benefit that it should not bend if something bad happens again. If the Uberti lever is different for the Uberti short-stroke, unless C & I has a hardened one that copies that one, you are correct. It doesn't bring anything new to the party. It's a shame that the lever appears to be different for the Uberti short stroke. C & I & Pioneer both handle their short stroking with the standard lever.
  2. If you hadn't already bought a replacement, I'd say the Cowboys & Indians hardened lever is the way to go. We're running them on 2 of our rifles, replacing ones that bent.
  3. I PM'ed Pig Iron's (Gary Reece's) Cell & home phone #'s to WylieFoxEsquire & Randy Saint Eagle. I haven't known P.I. to make the KD's with the chain rope, but maybe he has. I have 10 of his regular KD's, & LOTS of the clubs near & far use his targets. He makes deliveries on a regular basis, & often shoots at clubs where he goes. If I find out he's making them with the reset chains, I'm gonna buy 10 more.
  4. I got the new set also for $100. They may have increased the price by now, as they have with other stuff. The push buttons for wheel removal are much, much better than either the original setup or the carter pins that came later. And, you no longer have to worry about broken spokes, which happens on a regular basis.
  5. Oh, yeah! I meant to add that I used 2 of the spacer washers. I tried 4 & it was too many, & I didn't want to get it too close, so I went with 2. If you use too many, it puts a bulge in the hull.
  6. Got mine today. Installed as last crimp station on my MEC 9000. I like the fact that it also resizes the body of the hull again, even though station 3 does this. I ran about 50 & chamber-checked all with my EGW 6 hole chamber checker. Perfect. I also had some reloaded AA red shotshells from the practice box that didn't pass chamber-check. Ran them through & then they passed the chamber check. I plan to use some on the warmup stage Saturday, & assuming good results, I'll use them in the match. I like the idea of the taper assisting faster loads. But, I'm hoping that the hull body reshaping will cut down on throwaway hulls some also.
  7. I lit a whole primer tube up once on the 650. Primer follower looked just like your picture. It was pretty exciting. It'll be okay if I don't do that again.
  8. I just use my hand. I use 3x3 patches for 38's.
  9. It's easy to get use to & not really hear the alarm, much like you get used to a Granddaddy clock bonging on the hour. I watch the pointer on every pull of the handle, which has worked well for me on both the 650 & the 1050.
  10. I had one of the Carbon fiber versions, & it stuck to the inside of the magazine as if it were welded. I had a heck of a time getting it out. I think the alum ones are much easier to work with. I have used the alum ones from Jimmy Spurs & from Lefty Wheeler. My wife & I have shot thousands of rounds with & without the inserts. The premise sounds great, but in reality I can't tell any difference with or without. It does seem to eliminate or at least minimize corrosion on the inside of the mag tube.
  11. It's not coming. I see you cruising the Forum non-stop, making condescending & sarcastic remarks, looking to stir up a good "back & forth" with anyone who will take the bait. I believe the Sass Forums are intended for positive supporting cowboys to befriend & help each other. I'm not interested in cutting each other up publicly just so you can satisfy some warped need. I think there's a good reason you were banned from the Forums for a period of time. I'd like us to not read or respond to each other's comments further, but I know you won't be able to resist. That's it for me. You didn't even get my blood pressure up. Sorry (not really).
  12. When I first saw this, I was really interested, because it appeared it was one of the stops on the 9000. Upon reading the writeup a couple more times, it registered with me that after your shells are loaded, you replace your normal crimp die with this one & run all of your completed shells thru again. I don't really want to do that. Maybe having another simple press that I leave set up with this die is the way to go.
  13. Max Payne


    I've never found Ammo-Seek to be of any value.
  14. Hello, Tall Tale Todd. I appears you understood my response.
  15. Thanks for the great feedback & suggestions! This will help greatly as I proceed to help this lady.
  16. My goal with this post was to learn as much as I can,& to get good suggestions on how to proceed. Thanks to all of you, Mission Accomplished! Fortunately, I have no time constraints, so I can do this right.
  17. I started watching it, but went to make a sandwich while it was running. I think it's still going, so I'll jump back in & watch the end.
  18. Sorry, phantom, but I'm too lazy to answer in detail. And, I'm having a cocktail after cleaning my wife's BP guns from the SER. I'm going to proceed with caution & learn as I go.
  19. You can remove the bolt with the lever in place, if you need to. The extension should clear the hammer enough to pull it out. Some come that way, & some don't. For the ones that don't, you can dremel enough off the top of the hammer so it will clear. Some don't clean the goodies under the side plate but once per year. I like to clean there after 12 stages or so. You can spray the carrier & bolt area with CRC QD electronic cleaner after each shoot & spray a little BreakFree.
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