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  1. On 1/25/2023 at 10:32 PM, Scarlett said:

    I got a drill press for Christmas because I wanted to start roll crimping my FC shotshells. Got it set up - finally - on Monday and only messed up a couple of shells. It’s SO REWARDING to get virtually perfect shells every time - and that will gauge!! Thanks to @Texas Jack Daniels, SASS # 8587 for telling me what equipment to get and to @Sgt. Hochbauer, SASS #64409 for telling me which wads etc to get and how to use it all!!

    Pretty tickled so far! We will see how they do on Saturday! Fingers crossed!


    Big ROLLIN’ hugs!!



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    Looked like it worked out pretty well for you from where I was standing. And, I was standing pretty close!

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  2. We have 20 campsites still available for the Ga. State Championship. If you are coming & want to camp, it would be a great idea to get your application in. Water & electric, both 30a & 50a on all sites. No sewer, but there is a dump station. And there is a shower facility.  Also, as Kajun said above, Fast Eddie will be ordering buckles soon, so get your app in so you can plan to get your spectacular Molly's Buckle!

  3. On 1/3/2023 at 8:14 AM, Captain Bill Burt said:

    Wipe them down. If the insides are dirty I throw them away.


    BTW, no offense intended, but I really dislike picking up hulls that have been sprayed or wiped with a lubricant. Now I have that slick crap on my hands.

    Exactly! I also hate picking up hulls with any slick on 'em. After trying lots of slick stuff thru the years, my tried & true is to brush the chambers after every stage & then hit 'em with a 3x3 patch wrapped around a wire brush. This method has been working well for Ophia & me for years. When loading, I twist the hull with a dry microfiber & drop them in the EWG 6 hole checker. If they don't drop in & out easily, I drop them in the trash. I check the finished shotshells again when loading them on the belt at every stage. If they don't pass, they go in the practice pile.

  4. I use one for stainless cylinders, & it works well to mostly remove the crud on the front of the cylinders. I also used it for the assembly of the forearm on an SKB that fixed a problem for me (SG came apart twice on stages at the Southeast Regional). I started with Simple Green, but it removed the anodizing on the carrier of my wife's 1873 rifle. The carrier still works fine & looks like a titanium carrier now. I switched to another solution on Amazon that specifically stated it could be used for guns.


    I haven't been comfortable running my entire Rugers thru it, cause I don't want to disassemble them to re-lube. But, I know experienced, fast cowboys who do their entire guns. And, as others have stated above, having two tanks wouldn't be a good idea. Make sure you get one large enough to accommodate an entire gun.

  5. On 12/2/2022 at 3:48 PM, Captain Bill Burt said:

    So with all seven clubs on board, I think it makes sense to go forward with it using rank points, with seven adult buckles and two junior buckles.   I'm waiting to hear from my source for pins @Buck D. Law, SASS #62183.  We'll need at least 30 people to make it work.  I'll come up with a deadline once I know how much lead time I need, but for sure before the Ides of March by at least several weeks. 


    Right now it looks like we have 

    @John E. Law Little Shyster, @Badlands Bob #61228 @Palmetto Traveller Bogus Jim, myself, Shootin Sharyn, Iron Cowboy,@Fox Creek Stitcher Fast Eddie @Fretless Justified, Uncle Ethan. Cahawbakid. @YohanSaphire Rose @Max Payne Ophelia Payne Bushrod. @Tennessee williams 20!


    Maybe @Imis Twohofon,SASS # 46646,  @Dang It Dan 13202 @The Outlaw Travis James


    I think we can hit at least 30.  If we don't I'll be mailing checks back.

    I know I can beat Yohan. I beat him by at least one-half second 51% of the times we shoot together!

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  6. On 11/18/2022 at 3:34 PM, Krazy Kajun said:

    You don't have to use the pins to get the brass clean.  I tried the pins the very first time I got my Frankford Arsenal wet tumbler and sure the brass came out all shiny and stuff but it took me forever to get those pins out of the brass.  I tumble with the fired primers in the brass.  I kept finding pins inside the brass when I tried to reload them, depriming pin found most of them for me.


    Now I tumble using a little Dawn and a small amount of Lemishine and my brass look brand new when finished and there are no little pins scattered all over to deal with. You can use whatever soap and wax that you want.....choose what works for you.  But you do NOT need to use pins to get very shiny and clean brass.



    One of the things I learned is to not be stingy with the Dawn. I thought since dishes don't take much (my wife told me), the brass wouldn't either. It makes a big difference. I'll squirt the Dawn "1 Mississippi, 2 Mississippi", & that seems to work out GREAT! Doesn't take a lot of Lemi-shine. To be precise, use a Skosh, or maybe even a smidgion.

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  7. I used the pins for a long time, & then tried it without & got the same results. This pins are a perfect size to get stuck in the 38 case & break your decapping pin or your hand. And, you can never get all of them out before you're ready to use the cases.


    KISS means no pins, a long squirt of DAWN, a touch of lemi-shine, & run in the Frankford Arsenal for 2 hours minimum. I usually run it for 3-4 hours as I'm usually cleaning guns or making ammo at the same time. You can get 1200 cases in the FA, & it doesn't make any difference that it's filled to the top. Dry them on a towel overnite with a fan blowing on them, & you're ready to rock. Use the time saved for something else.

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  8. 16 hours ago, Sixgun Seamus said:

    Mernickle with the elastic canvas loops. Holds them firmly but they pop right out when you need them. I have one of the early ones that Bob made. It has 24 loops. Enough for any stage.

    Plus one on the Mernickle with elastic loops. 12 doubles=24 shots. That'll handle any scenario except maybe a kn farm.

  9. 2.7 grns works great! I worked up a load with the chronograph not long ago for a friend. I didn't write down the fps & pf because I don't shoot Red Dot, but I look for a PF in the 65 or so & about 600-650fps. I know it was in that range with the pistols. And, it was with 125 Grn 38sp coated tapered flat point bullets.

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