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    Boating and fishing, woodworking, restoring/collecting IH Cub Cadets, shooting and reloading. Tinkering. RO1, RO2.

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  1. We alternate sides on our targets. As we paint the fronts, we paint a white "X" on the back. Next match we shoot the "X" side, paint the new X on the back. Repeat.
  2. Here's the other local prop document from the Mattaponi Sundowners club in West Point, VA. 1775945143_MattaponiDrawPropsv8.docx
  3. I am not the author of the attached but I'm sure he wouldn't mind. Cavalier Cowboys in Montpelier, VA. Cavalier Draw Props v6 (Word 97-2003).docx
  4. Here's the rig I built to anneal 44spl and 45 colt brass. Can be used for other cartridges, of course. Found the plan on Elfster's youtube channel. substitute a deeper pan and it'll work on rifle brass, too.
  5. We used similar F/M engines as emergency diesel generator power in our nuclear power plants. It was quite an experience, as a young engineer running performance tests, to stand next to one of these as it was lit off. It had to start from cold (actually never was cold, had hot oil running through it 24/7/365) to 900 rpm and outputting 3 MW in under 10 seconds.
  6. Might try doublealpha.biz, they have had Dillon stuff in stock when Dillon was on backorder. Not sure current situation.
  7. I had to go to 19lb springs to get consistent ignition slip hammering. Seventeen lb. springs worked fine gunfighter or duelist.
  8. I've found it most comfortable to have a near zero cant, maybe 5 degrees, and wear the holster in front of my left leg. I bought a rig with three holsters, two strong side and a cross draw, can switch them out if desired.
  9. OK, switched out the 15 lb springs for 17s and then 19s and the guns will slip hammer reliably now. I don't know why I didn't try heavier springs before asking this question.
  10. I tried a 14 lb spring first and had FTF's. 15lb spring works fine. It feels like the trigger is impeding the fall of the hammer--you can feel the trigger move as the hammer falls when slip hammering.
  11. Discovered my new Wranglers don't fire by the "slip hammer" method. Anyone know why? Is it me or are they designed this way? Thoughts? And how easy to change? Already put 15 lb hammer springs and lightened up the trigger a tad. Otherwise nice little guns. As with some other clubs, due to the ammo situation, we are allowing competitors to shoot .22LR if they want. Thought I'd get a pair just to get familiar with them in case we get competitors who shoot them. (Any excuse for another pair of revolvers...LOL)
  12. Our Walmart has stopped selling ammo. It's unfortunate, living in a rural area, I am about 50 miles from the nearest (small, rural) LGS, and 100 miles to a store of any size. Walmart was the ONLY local retail source for ammo. I used to occasionally pick up LNLR AA's there, but no more. I understand that many other Walmart stores have also removed all ammo.
  13. Here's some food for thought. I've been a member of a nationwide boating club for 28 years. United States Power Squadrons started in 1914. There are many local clubs throughout the US and many other countries where boaters have events, training classes, socials, etc. Membership has been in sharp decline since the late 1990's. It is now about 1/3 of what it was 25 years ago. Over those 25 years, this organization (that once numbered 70,000 members in the US--about the same size as SASS) has struggled to "grow the organization" or "reduce the cost of entry" through many programs a
  14. I'm no gunsmith but I repaired one of my Stoegers and one that belonged to another pard. The lugs were not completely broken, just enough of a chunk of metal was worn off to allow the barrel to open on the first shot, preventing the second hammer from falling. Added some metal with my MIG and filed it down to a good lock up. I think one of the problems on the Stoegers is that the initial fitting is done such that the sled which engages the lug is fitted to just barely engage the lug. The two I repaired were engaged less than 1/16 inch. When I repaired the lugs, I got the lugs fi
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