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  1. OK we can all agree that there are a lot of options to grow our sport. Yes there are some limiting factors. Like how much it costs where the regional and national and world shoots are held and a lot of other things. I think that it is correct in saying that it is every participants responsibility to help grow our sport. I think it is important that every club reach out to their local community and find some effective way of spreading the news and creating interest in what we do. One of the things that our SASS club the Briggsdale County shootist’s in Briggsdale Colorado focus heavily on is youth shooting participation and actively reaches out to a variety of youth programs. They do anything and everything possible to bring youth shooters into the game which brings their families into the game. They do not charge a fee to the youth shooters at the monthly or annual shoots. They are huge supporters of the 4H western heritage group - project and have hosted the state competition twice in the last four years. I am a coach in this program and anytime I ask for any type of help their answer is always yes no matter what it is if I ask for a spoonful they give me a bucket full with a huge smile on their face. The 4H Western heritage program is a great opportunity for SASS to support and nurture for a variety of reasons. The youth participants are already shooting cowboy action. Yes there are slight modifications between 4H rules and SASS rules. The other awesome part of this youth program is that it teaches the way of life and real Old west history. The program focuses on westward expansion history from 1860 to 1900. If you don’t know anything about this program I would encourage you to do a search on the Internet and I think everyone will be amazed at what they find. If you know anything about 4H you already know that this is one of the worlds largest youth develop programs. This youth program is shooting sports friendly. They offer 22 pistol and rifle air rifle and pistol ,archery ,shotgun sports ,muzzleloading ,Western heritage and outdoor skills. 4-H shooting sports is one of the largest youth shooting Projects in the country. This is a group that needs every Sass club’s support if you don’t have Western heritage in your area please help to get it started. if you have questions just shoot me a PM I would love to talk to you. Oak Creek Martin
  2. I agree with what Phantom said. Something we need to remember Is that to the new participants of this game the people that they shoot with now will become the ones that they remember. Yes even Phantom! So let’s remember to act the way that our heroes of this game acted and leave A good memory for those who are just starting now.
  3. I would like to get his contact information please. Do you know if he does The Baikals?
  4. The widdersoft stroke is one of the most amazing rifles out there. I have a golden boy that he worked on and it is absolutely the smoothest. if you don’t have one you should get one. They’re not just for kids. Every adult cowboy action shooter that I let shoot it can’t believe how fast you can run it.
  5. I will have to look through some boxes. I should have a bag of about 350 once-fired nickel 357 mixed head stamps
  6. The Sportsmens warehouse in Thorton Colorado had two of them on the rack yesterday 24 inch barrels gorgeous stocks $1099 each on clearance.
  7. I totally agree. Remember keep it simple! Simple is smart, smart is smooth, smooth is fast and fast -well hell that’s just fun!
  8. Just because it hasn’t killed you yet,doesn’t mean that it won’t kill you.not hoping that it does but if it does please pass my contact info onto your windows hopefully I can pick up a great deal on some used SASS gear!
  9. Some days I check the wire just to see what Phantom is up to!
  10. +1 for wolf gun springs. 14/30 in new model vaqueros. Fires ever brand of primers I have tried.
  11. Go to Starline. The best brass avail!able
  12. Try Chey cast Bullets. I think there the best. Great customer service and prices
  13. It’s understandable just disappointing we all seem to have a fondness of reading the printed version over a digital version. I think it’s just more comforting to read and what most of us have grown up with. Remember you can print it out at home and staple it together. That may not be exactly the same but business is business and they have to do what they have to do to stay in business.
  14. Scaring the crap out of yuppies My daughter works in a very high end architectural firm as a office manager. She explained to me that the company asked her to find a community service project for the office to do this fall. My daughter came up with a bunch of different options. The company rejected All of the options because they were not related to the field in which they deal with i.e. construction. She did some more research and came up with an opportunity to help out at a urban farm, you know one of those places that they have in the inner city to try and help city folks understand what really happens in the country on a real farm. They said yes that would be fine. They started questioning her at the office on what kind of items that they would be doing as their work projects. She said she wasn’t sure but since it was a farm even though urban and it’s fall time she thought that there would be weeds to pull up gardens to clean out some fertilizing possibly stocking feed and hay and straw for the winter for the animals things like that. you know real farm things. Being the Ornery smart ass that I am I said you should tell them that you’re going to be inseminating cattle. In fact I suggested that she talk to friends of ours who are cattle ranchers and stop by and pick up a pair of those shoulderlength plastic gloves that they use in that process. So this morning in the office some of the people cornered her trying to find out what they were going to do how they needed to be dressed all of those kinds of things,without looking up from her computer while typing a letter she’s quite simply said we’re going to be inseminating Cattle and advise them to dress appropriately! She said at that time you could’ve heard a pin drop inside of the office the people just looked at her with this confused ,scared and slightly nauseous look on their face and asked what did you say. She said you know impregnating cattle artificial insemination rubber gloves up to your shoulder that kind of thing. She said she thought they were going to throw up on her desk then she started laughing. They all thought that it was a funny joke. She didn’t even get fired and no one called HR to make a complaint even though she did partially say the word semen as in insemination in an office setting. I guess were still safe here in this part of our world. The good thing is that the cows at the ranch feel totally safe after they realized that they would not have architects elbow deep in their business trying to re-design cow sphincters to be more Aesthetically pleasing-you know architects can be!
  15. It sounds like what most of you are saying is a positive action to keep from having any issues. From what I see most people that are having sticking issues with their shotgun are using non-brass based cheap shotgun shells. A lot of them have very minimal chamfering or polishing done to their chambers. I think the combination of those things cause a lot of issues. One of the biggest issues that I see is that people have a very weak or poor method of shucking their hulls. A lot of people do the tip the barrel up and shake them out. Or they open the gun and start plucking out them with their fingers. Your fastest shooters have a very forceful movement of the gun to force the shell out. Either pushing it forward or pulling it back and snapping the shells out with inertia.
  16. Welcome. Go to YouTube and look at the Longhunter videos. Great videos really good information and he explains it very well. I enjoy watching them I’ve seen some of them 10 or 15 times.
  17. Welcome. Go to YouTube and look at the Longhunter videos. Great videos really good information and he explains it very well. I enjoy watching them I’ve seen some of them 10 or 15 times.
  18. I have a set of new model vaqueros. I put super Blackhawk hammers in them 14 pound wolf springs and 30 ounce trigger spring. I have shot them for one and a half years and had zero failure to fire on Winchester CCI Remington and federal primers. That combo has worked great for me
  19. I agree that it would be nice to have some information about how the side matches are to be run. Especially for new shooters it can be intimidating enough to try something new. Just a quick rundown on what’s going to happen would be very helpful. And I do like the idea of posting the rules at each side match event that way it can help people get prepared mentally for what’s about to happen. And can also clear up confusion during disagreements
  20. I’ve only been in the game 2 1/2 years. But from my experiences my two favorite are The return of the Buffalo at Briggsdale county shootists. And He’ll on wheels, with Border Vigilantes’s . Two great clubs, Two great shoots that draw all the great people from near and far!
  21. Because it’s fun. Sometimes you have to do things differently than the same old 10 pistol 20 rifle 2+ shotgun. very simple very easy just use common sense five in your first pistol four in your second pistol count to nine simple math. we should all be able to do it. Oh yeah Phantom you don’t need to chime in I took care of it. Ha Ha.
  22. What a weekend! The crew at Briggsdale pulled it off again. What an amazing weekend. Perfect weather ,perfect stages, awesome food. Everything that you would ask for for a weekend of unlimited fun. More side matches than you could possibly shoot in a day and a half’s time. The prizes were over the top and plentiful. The only hitch I heard of was a broken printer in the scoring shack. Everything ran flawlessly. We should’ve all been arrested for having that much fun! Thanks to the crew at Briggsdale for a great weekend !
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