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Clyde Henry 7046

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  1. Is there any 45 acp brass left for sale?
  2. WOW, then every range I've shoot at for the past 20+ years must have some really poor targets!
  3. I bit the bullet and bought one of these: https://ultimatereloader.com/2019/10/06/new-autotrickler-v3-post-announcement-updates-and-improvements/ I will never ever go back to el-cheapo reloading scales. They are nothing but problems. I have worn several and will never buy another one.
  4. You’re are correct that bacteria and virus are 2 different (vastly different) critters. It takes heat for a specific length of time to kill either. There are 1000s and 1000s of both. Each has its own set of temp/time requirements for "killing" to occur. When milk is pasteurized, there is a very specific temp/time requirement to kill off the disease-causing organisms. Normal pasteurizing does not sterilize the milk. Spoilage organisms are will survive. That’s why there is a pull date on milk cartons. And milk will sour sometime after the pull date, even if it is kept under the correct refrigeration temps. Bacteria are living, usually single cell, organisms. Virus are only a protective coat with either DNA or RNA inside the coat. They only reproduce after they have infected a living cell. The DNA/RNA takes over the cell’s “machinery” to make more virus. The cell ruptures and releases the newly created virus which now look for more cells to infect. It’s the perfect parasite. Again, without a living cell to infect, virus cannot reproduce themselves. Can they exist outside of living cell, usually, for various length of time. It all depends on the virus and the environmental conditions. So, is the temperature of a recently fired brass case hot enough to kill the Covid-19? Without extensive testing to provide a definitive answer, I would error on the side of caution and treat each and every case as if it were contaminated. Simple fix is to wear protective gloves and dump the fired cases into a container with a sanitizing solution. A mixture of household bleach and water so do the trick. But don’t let it mixture become too dirty, dirt will neutralize the bleach.
  5. I carry several more rounds then I need (might drop some) in a large vest pocket. They are fast and easy to grab.
  6. 40 shot strings? You must be shooting something other than a SASS Long Range Match. If your concerned about recoil, get yourself a strap on shoulder pad. Most completive BPCR wear one. Buffalo Arms Co. has several to choose from. I have Shiloh Sharps in both the 45-70 and the 2.4" calibers (Winchester coined the 45-90 for express rifles). Are you going to shoot smokeless or black powder? If its only smokeless, then you’re better off with the 45-70. But, getting back to the 40 shot strings, it sounds like you might be shooting BPCR or BPTR matches which require black powder. When BP is required, my "go to" rifle is my 2.4. It can do everything the 45-70 can do and a whole lot more. A larger round can shoot shorter ranges just as good as a smaller round. But when target distances go out past 700 yards, where the wind is always blowing, you just can't beat a big heavy fast 45 caliber bullet shot from the 2.4.
  7. Take a good look at Browning's BPCR in 45-70 or 45-90. They came from the factory with Badger Barrels (sort of the gold standard for black powder barrels). They came with very usable soule type sights. They regularly appear Gunbroker. But only look for the BPCR model, the other Browning single shot models are not as good. My son and I each have 40-65 BPCR rifles. And we both gave up using them to shoot beyond 600 yards. The wind pushes that little 40 caliber bullet around too much. We have noticeably better hit performance by the 45 caliber bullets when shooting past 600 yards. There is no such thing as too much cartridge for shorter distances. If the shooter does their part, all the bigger rounds shoot very well at shorter ranges. A hit is a hit. I have 2 Shiloh 1874 Sharps, and when compared to the high walls, they are noticeably slower to load and fire. So, it you are shooting matches that are timed, go with a high wall, one that fully cocks the hammer when the action is opened.
  8. Watch out for the crescent butt-plate, it a shoulder killer.
  9. If you want to buy a "turn key" single shot rifle, buy a Browning (or Winchester) BPCR. They come in 40-65, 45-70, or 45-90. They have the right rifling, twist rates (Badger Barrels) for cast bullets and nice soule type sights, right from the factory. But, the rifle has to be a BPCR rifle, and not one of their other single shot rifles. They are the most bang for the buck for single shot cowboy long range rifles, very high quality rifles! And they don't have the shoulder killer crescent butt plate.
  10. How does off-hand long range follow the intent of the long range guideline as stated in the rule book? "LONG RANGE (OR PRECISION) RIFLE SASS long range or precision rifle competition is different than main match rifle competition with more emphasis placed on precision shooting at longer ranges, with time being a secondary scoring factor." I don't see where there is much, if any, emphasis is placed on precision shooting. Your match looks more like a main match but just shot at longer distances.
  11. This is just a test and only a test. Had this been a real - - - - - - - -
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