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Totes Magoats

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  1. Very few of the clubs around me are setup for down range movement, but lateral movement along the firing line could be done at most any club. It would take some getting used to. I recall the first time I shot PCC at the Bar 3, movement was encouraged and I still found myself planted when hammering the trigger. Totes
  2. I remember a video of Hairtrigger Hays on this subject. Body in continuous motion but feet riding the line of movement, but I think it was on Facebook. He had posted it asking for a consensus. I'll see if I can find it. Totes
  3. Great to see the range back! Looking forward to Bayou Blast! Sent my registration the first day I seen it available. Totes
  4. Dillon is one of the best presses out there and their no questions asked parts replacement puts them at the top for me. Totes
  5. I have both 650 & 750 setup side by side on the bench. One is setup for small primer, other for large. If I was to buy another one or recommend someone to buy their first, it would be the 750. The primer system makes the difference on the 750. After setup, most all other functions are the same. Totes
  6. So, where do I buy a IJAFS pin? Totes
  7. On mine (plow handles), It really helped them shoot flatter and I like the balance/weight on mine. I went with 5.5" from Snake Oil George. When I sent them to get engraved, I shot my backup 5.5" round barrels and I could really tell the difference. I plan to get my backups converted over to octagons as well. I think you will really like them once they are done. I also think they look really kool. Totes
  8. Not sure if Left Wheeler sells them, but he has installed them in all my rifles he built for me. Maybe give him a shout. Totes
  9. it doesn’t have the split in the middle and the drop tube is on the bottom. Totes
  10. I put a LOT of effort into shooting sub-2 second rifle strings and along the path, I jacked out a LOT of rifle rounds and still do on occasion. Because of this I had to learn how to reload on the clock out of necessity. For me, over the top with my right hand is the fastest. It wasn't in the beginning, but after hundreds of attempts, I feel confident with my technique. It all comes down to what technique you want to invest the time in. If you only do it a few times a year, you may not get really good at either, but if you do it a few times a match (or stage), you get pretty good. A slightly shorter .38 round helps and I did that in the beginning, but now I just use my standard length reloads and don't go to the trouble of loading shorter rounds for reloads. I have also watched a world champion reload a Marlin through the gate vs. tossing it in the action like most. Through the gate is likely the safest way if you don't want to invest the time in really learning another technique. Totes
  11. My wife found this at an estate sale and it needs a stand and a hopper. I have no idea what brand it is, but guessing an early Lyman? No marking I can find on any of the drums or body. Anyone know the brand and if there are parts to be had? Totes
  12. If you're interested in splitting up the package, I would be interested in the 45 Colt conversion set and 45 Colt dies. Totes
  13. You can go even lighter with Clays. I use the same components above with 10.9 grains of Clays. You should be able to find a load you like between 10.9 and 13.9 grains. Totes
  14. I had 5.5" octagons installed on my Ruger's and I like the added weight. Seems to make them shoot flatter. In fact, they started life as 3.5" and I removed those shorter barrels to have the longer octagon's installed. Totes
  15. After running the timer and sprinting after some of the top shooters, I WELCOME a slower shooter to catch my breath!! So, please shoot at your pace, you could be saving a TO's life. Totes
  16. We give out clean shooter pins to those that achieve it. Shooter can sign up for any category, but we only publish the overall list at monthly's but it indicated the shooters category. None of the regular clubs in Texas that I shoot at give out anything beyond a clean shooter pin at monthly's. Totes
  17. Abilene, I had always planned to get them engraved, but wanted something different than a lot of the other cowboy shooters. When I saw Slicks guns, I knew I wanted Eddie to engrave mine. Totes
  18. The engraving? About a month, but he had a couple small jobs ahead of me. Totes
  19. Sent my Rugers over to Eddie Viola at Smoke Wagon Engraving and he worked his magic. Copper in-lay in the cylinders to match my Copper King rig. I think they came out great! Engraving: Smoke Wagon Engraving Octagon Barrels: Snake Oil George Grips: Texas Grips Action Work: Jimmy Spurs Totes
  20. Frankly, it more about the price gouging going on! I am genuinely curious if land owners needed to increase match fees to cover the additional cost of fuel for mowing, water, electricity, taxes, etc, would we have the same reaction? The extra $8 a match is the line in the sand? I would not blame a club if they had to raise prices, in the 6 or so years I have been playing this game, I have only seen 1 club raise their monthly fees. Totes
  21. Curious… If primers returned to $40/1K and your local clubs raised their match fees by $8, would you quit shooting cowboy matches? Totes
  22. I am all set on primers, but if you run across any percussion caps.... I have heard a couple shooters mention they were almost out and were glad Tell had some for sale. If push come to shove, I would probably sell a gun to pay for primers just so I could keep shooting Cowboy. Totes
  23. Hats off to you for all the camera work you do! I know from experience how much work/time it takes to get to the end product and is the reason I stopped. Your videos are surely an asset to you, your club and SASS as a whole. Totes
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