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CodyMaverick last won the day on November 27 2017

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About CodyMaverick

  • Birthday March 28

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    Mattaponi Sundowners, Cavalier Cowboys, Pungo Posse

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    West Point, VA
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    Shooting, Knotting, Juggling, Puzzles, Music, and Books

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  1. I followed the link to the guidelines that you just provided to Texas Jack and it may (or may not) surprise you that I had never read them before.  I just rely on my own sense of decency to guide me and it serves me well in most cases.

     

    Well... I still haven't read them, 

     

    I got through the first 30 lines or so before just scanning the rest of the way and deciding that it was going to be way too much work for me to parse that out in a way that my brain can absorb it.  The guidelines are written in a fashion similar to the terms and conditions that many organizations publish.  In the case of Ts & Cs, they are done that way on purpose to discourage people from actually reading or truly understanding them (along with using microscopic fonts).  I don't believe that is the intent here.

     

    I took technical writing classes in college but that was so long ago that I cannot quote all of the rules and/or suggestions but one that I am always conscious of is: You need to provide adequate empty space between thoughts and paragraphs to give the reader a chance to catch their breath, ponder, and understand what they have just read.  The forum guidelines I just looked at are in desperate need of empty spaces.

     

    If you were to poll your local community, you may find someone that does technical writing for a living or sideline and might be willing to do some editing.

     

    Anyway,  I hope that you will accept this bit of criticism in the friendly manner in which it is intended.  I chose to present this privately in light of the current climate and didn't want to provide some folks with more stuff to rant about.

     

    I do want you to remember and consider that many of us truly appreciate the work that you and the others volunteer to do for the benefit of all.  I don't always agree with you but then, I never always agree with anyone.  (not even myself :huh:)     I am not trying to be sycophantic!   (I learned a new word today and I'm practicing using it in a sentence. :D)

     

    Now!  back away from that computer! Grab your guns and ammo and go shoot something! (inanimate, of course) 

    1. Allie Mo, SASS No. 25217

      Allie Mo, SASS No. 25217

      Hi Cody,

       

      You did not Private Message me. This message is on my profile for all to see. As is this answer.

       

      I agree wholeheartedly that the Guidelines are hard to read. I also agree about the empty (I learned it as white) space. I am well versed in Business Communication and Technical Writing. I have a 1998 BS (LOL) in Business Administration (Accountancy Concentration) and at my last job, took several classes in technical writing. I just do not choose to spend more time than I already do on the Wire.

       

      I've searched and searched; but cannot find it. Someone, rewrote the Guidelines in an easier to read format. I sent it to HQ and nothing happened.

       

      Thank you for your message!

       

      Allie

    2. CodyMaverick

      CodyMaverick

      Howdy,

       

      It started as a private message but after typing all that and clicking send, I was informed you could not receive it.  Box full maybe?  Don't know...

       

      Tried it this way and I supposed it's reasonably private in that someone would have to visit your profile to see it.  It was never meant to be 'secret' just didn't want it to be 'fuel'.

       

      I was not suggesting that you could not do a better job of writing that stuff, in fact I was quite certain you could even without knowing your educational background.  I just wasn't about to suggest that you (personally) should because of what you just confirmed,  you do spend more than enough time with this and you've taken it on as a job.  As for myself, this is just infotainment.

       

      Over the few years I've come here, I have seen many people make some offense and be told to go and read the guidelines and now I wonder if the suggestion was meant as punishment.  Just kidding.:DHowever; should it ever become my turn, please just make me go sit in the corner. :(

    3. Allie Mo, SASS No. 25217
  2. Howdy Pard!

     

    I have had several occasions recently where I wanted to search back a few months or more for some information in a topic but when I do a search it only gives me hits from recent posts.

     

    Can you please enlighten me and others on how to search and find stuff?

     

    Thank You!  for everything you do.

    1. Father Kit Cool Gun Garth

      Father Kit Cool Gun Garth

      CodyMaverick:

          See the POST I just entered in the F.A.Q. Forum titled:

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  3. Thanks,  I would love to see one of your booklets.  I expect to be writing even more matches next year.

     

    my email is:   cody.maverick@earthlink.net

     

    I did a google search and found the Cody Dixon Category rules at THSS.  I had never heard of it before but I can see why we would not do it around here.  None of our clubs have bays with enough depth to even make it interesting.

     

    Pretty cool though, would give folks an opportunity to shoot those big bore single shots that usually only come out for side events at big matches.

     

    Thanks!

  4. Mine defaults and returns back to "Status Updates" every time I tried it. I have to manually change it for each new search. Thanks for pointing this out Allie, it is a little annoying but now that I see what's happening, I can deal with it.
  5. No I didn't catch that, had to watch it again. Too funny, of course you had no way to predict just how many shells you were gonna need for those two targets. I watched the other videos you posted, great stuff and was glad to see them. Really great match at the best facility I've been to yet! I wish I'd taken some photos of the restroom. Quite a step up from the standard Port o' Johns I'm used to with the Air conditioning, Paneling, Dyson hand dryers, and even counters to put your gear while you take care of business. That place was like the country club of shooting ranges.
  6. LOL! I did the same thing on that stage, fortunately Dutch Coroner was paying attention (at least one of us was) and started yelling at me as soon as I grabbed the shotgun.
  7. Here's a link to my own channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7XIVBYiA0DhdX4mKwbczXw Missouri Marshal's channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/missourimarshal/ Hawkeye Gin's cowboy action playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKuamP0cm-Fyp_dw5t_-D1TC4Qf56ecIs
  8. Cody, just a quick FYI (no disrespect) a 12 stage main match with a 4 stage mini match and speed rifle side match will exceed 200 rounds easy if you play a lot with the side matches........Just  saying.......RT

    1. CodyMaverick

      CodyMaverick

      I thought you might mention that.  Since I usually clean all my guns thoroughly before a big match I like to shoot my main match guns for just one stage of the mini match or a couple of rounds of the speed side matches and then use my back up guns for the rest of it.

    2. Rootin Tootin

      Rootin Tootin

      Good idea about side matches and mini matches, regarding backup rifle.  If there is no fix then I'll just tear down and clean as required.  Thanks for the idea...........RT

    3. CodyMaverick

      CodyMaverick

      Having given it some additional thought.  If your new rifle has a slightly larger chamber than your old one. You could experiment a bit with your load recipe using the new rifle and try to get a little more pressure to expand the case more.  Perhaps a little more powder or a different powder and/or the next heavier bullet in your caliber.

       

      I noticed one suggestion was to measure and compare the fired cases from each rifle.  Good idea, but if my guess is correct you'll find the diameters to be the same.

       

      I found out the hard way that my '92 has a much larger chamber than my '73 when I tried a suggestion of just neck sizing my brass.  The neck sized brass from my '92 was very hard to chamber in the '73, they would go in but took a lot more force.  Now I use a Redding Dual Sizing die and it works great.  Since I insist on shooting .45s, blowback and regular gun cleaning are just a way of life.  Good luck

  9. When no one will step up and take you on, it's called winning through intimidation.
  10. I suggest you go up north of the bridge a piece and visit Muir Woods. There be Redwoods and they're spectacular.
  11. As Major B.S. Walker pointed out, we do a similar type of Nevada Sweep and it is quite popular. We are generally using 5 targets, start on the middle and go one direction then the other direction. I think you are suggesting doing it with just 3 targets. That would be an interesting variation and would be a bit more challenging with the rifle since it is not so intuitive where the first set ends and the second begins and someone missing the double tap would likely occur. I agree it would be cool with the pistols but as a gunfighter I like any stage the doesn't let the 2 handed shooters to dump a bunch of rounds on a single target. And, I agree with Singin Sue that there are no P traps. Part of the joy and the challenge of this game is to test your ability to follow a sequence of instructions. Even if that means you may have to slow down a bit and think about what you're doing. Personally, on almost every P I've ever gotten, I shot the stage exactly as I intended. It was just that my intentions didn't quite match the instructions. btw; if a wise ass reply comes to mind, by all means, share it with us. If it's really good, I'll add it to my collection of favorites.
  12. Wow, No Bonus targets, No Texas Star, and not even a Rifle Reload! What do y'all do for fun? Shoot Nevada Sweeps? Wait a minute... You're in Nevada, Do ya just call 'em sweeps?
  13. I liked him in Support Your Local Sheriff, being a murderer doesn't make you a bad guy, does it? I also thought he had a pretty funny character in The Burbs.
  14. Pretty harsh stuff y'all are using. I use Froglube almost exclusively and my guns clean up with very little effort. It doesn't hurt me or my guns. Most everything just wipes off. Except for the carrier in my '73, which I have to brush clean. During reassembly I wipe everything down with a microfiber cloth to make sure there's no surface residue that will turn sticky in the cold.
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