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Lost Trail

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Lost Trail last won the day on January 18 2017

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About Lost Trail

  • Birthday 11/25/1961

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    Colorado Cowboys

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    Monument, CO
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    God, Family, Guns, Country, Archery
    Former US Army M1 Abrams Tank Commander
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    C. Sharps 1875 .40-65

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  1. Jonah Hex, I'm relatively new to the SASS game having just begun in late 2014, still working running our small business. Given that, I don't get to shoot nearly enough to 1) make me happy; 2) become competitive, especially at these larger state matches. Having just attended the Texas State Championship and watching the speed rifle and speed pistol competitions, it is rather frustrating to see 10 rounds from a rifle fly out at 2.82 seconds while I felt great with a personal best of 5.99 seconds. I had not been able to shoot since late February so that showed as fumble fingers a
  2. As a relatively new SASS member and shooter, late 2014, I tend to agree with the above to an extent. I have shot matches at a couple of ranges in the Phoenix area, one up near Scottsdale, Colorado, Idaho, Wyoming, Illinois and Texas. Each one does things differently; from slightly different to quite a bit. To my eyes, it appears there is greater emphasis on dumping rounds as fast as possible at the largest, closest targets possible. Many of the pistol targets are so close it seems I could hit them with my pistol attached to a 3' lanyard. Ray Charles would have a hard time missing them
  3. HSM is The Hunting Shack based out of my home stomping grounds in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana, Stevensville, MT to be exact. I've used a lot of their ammunition, pistol and rifle, over the years and really like it as a 'factory' alternative. I have NOT used any of their Cowboy ammo but would assume it would be every bit as high quality as what I have used. Still have a bunch of .38 and .357 HSM ammo. BCS is Bear Creek Supply out of Waterford, CA. I believe. Not familiar with them other than having heard the name.
  4. I think this statement goes a long way to show how "dumbed-down" society is becoming. Despite all the NCIS type shows that expose all manner of ways technology can be used against a person, apparently these Hunted folks don't understand a lick of it. I'm not watching this show since from the previews I saw, it seemed to be another rigged show like "Survivor". If Survivor really wanted to be "Survivor", they would not have paramedics standing around waiting to assist with every little boo-boo. These "reality" shows aggravate the daylights out of me since they are so far from reality
  5. I love watching Alton Brown. I always learn something about cooking and chemistry. I love to cook. So it's all good. Grilled cheese sandwich and tomato soup or bisque. YUM!
  6. Another charity available on smile.amazon.com: Sass Museum and Cowboy Action Shooting Hall of Fame
  7. My oldest brother, Bluewater Ringer, servered 24+ years in the Navy and shot multiple competition disciplines. He got me into BPCR in 2012 shortly before his liver started seriously failing. I became caregiver #3 and spending a lot more time with him and during his better times he introduced me to CAS. I love shooting. I love the old west. The ability to shoot and pretend to be in the old west is fun and the people are wonderful. Mostly good hearted folk that are friendly and willing to teach and share their experience and love of the sport with others. I joined SASS in late 2014 and am paid u
  8. Getting the conservatives or even anti anti-gun folks to vote is key.
  9. I got my Ruger NM Bisley Vaquero's from Long Hunter a couple years ago. Called them up, talked about possibly getting sequential serial numbers. They said that would take an extra 6-8 weeks so I opted not to do that. Ordered the pair, was told it would take two weeks. Eight days later, my FFL calls me and tells me my pistols have arrived! WOOT! When I walked in the door, the FFL says: "Nice pistols and with sequential serial numbers". Long Hunter is top notch IMHO. I added the Altamont Rosewood grips and really like them.
  10. When I bought my NM Vaquero Bisley's from Long Hunter, they came with 15# hammer springs. They would not reliably fire all round. Only fired 33 out of the first 50. I called them up and explained, they rushed me two 17# springs. No problems until recently and now about 1:40 won't fire. I was under the impression that the OEM was 19# for the Bisley's? Not sure if the straight Vaquero are different.
  11. Having raised, sheered, butchered, lambed thousands of sheep in my childhood, I can speak to this. When the sheep are wearing the wool, it is coated in lanoline, a greasy wax substance secreted by the sebaceous gland. Wool coming directly off the sheep does not itch and is quite soft in many breeds of sheep. The processing of wool for textiles removes the lanoline and results in a scratchy, itchy wool in most cases until it is processed, combed further or artificial chemicals are added back in.
  12. Had an incident about 10 years ago living in Monument, CO, watching the morning news out of Colorado Springs, 12 miles away. Weatherman forecast for Monument was "Partly cloudy with a 10% chance of rain, high in the mid 40's". Took some pictures of what was going on outside: It had started snowing about 1am, about 6"-8" accumulation and coming down hard. Weather station I had at the time showed 28 degrees at 1am and a current temp of 18 degrees at 7am and dropping. Sent him the photos and data and asked if he had even bothered to check the I-25 CDOT camera on top of Monument Hill.
  13. Nowhere near enough. A few years ago, before starting our own business, I was shooting several times each month. Running .45ACP & 9mm about 2,500-3,000/month each, .38-.357 about 500/month, .243, .270, .308Win, .30-06 about 200/month each. .40-65 about 50/month (trouble finding ranges with enough distance to make it worthwhile). .30 Carbine (rifle) about 100/month, pistol (Blackhawk) about 50/month. .300 Savage, maybe 20/year (expensive and hard to find brass at a reasonable price). Over the last nearly 3 years, shooting has dropped off dramatically. Owning and running a business n
  14. Another vote for the Konus here. But the right tripod will make even a mediocre scope improve. My brother has this one: http://www.buffaloarms.com/Detail.aspx?PROD=159284&CAT=4099 and a lot of people that shoot the Quigley in Forsyth, MT (windy!) use and love these. I need to get one, should have bought when they were still $150.
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