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Russ The Red

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About Russ The Red

  • Birthday 11/18/1942

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    Briggsdale County Shootists, Wildcat Ridge, Border Vigilantes

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    Westminster, Colorado
  • Interests
    Skiing, Biking, Woodcraft, Shooting, and most of all Grandkids

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  1. Notice I didn't mention who wrote the stages! I shall remain a secret.
  2. In the midst of a very trying year, the Border Vigilantes put on one Hell of a championship match. Hell on Wheels, for all the shooters I saw and talked with, was outstanding and just what the good Doctor ordered. But, in every shoot there is never enough time to really "Thank" the hard workers in the background, so I'm here to give a big shout-out to Assassin's team starting with his wonderful wife Belle, Water Boy (from Chey-Cast), and Hawkeye Sam ( a great RO instructor) and his wife. Lastly, I want to thank the writers of the 12 stages, who gave us plenty of movement, thought provoking sweeps, and an excellent Top Gun shoot-out. By the way, keep an eye on Cimarron Sonia as she won overall Top Gun while remaining as cool as a cucumber in going up against Cobra Cat, who was as gracious in loss as he is humble in victory.
  3. Thank you. I qualified on an M1 in 1962 and two years later on a M1A, better known as the M14. If life doesn't teach us anything, it teaches us it repeats itself. One of my 10 Grandchildren shoots SASS with me, sporting clays, and at the range. He can't wait to get his hands on this rifle after hearing all of my stories. He is only 12 and yet has shot most everything. Is the barrel the big difference on the Match Grade?
  4. I will buy it. How do you want to close the deal? I sent a PM to your address. Russ the Red
  5. Hey, that's only about 15 hours from Denver.
  6. Please add your own story. I lost my wife Kayla to a brain disease just two months ago. It has been a rough two months, but two SASS Cowboys have been there to help lift my spirits. I want to publicly thank Diamond Curly and Buckeye Al. Both have been a huge blessing over and over again. Buckeye Al was quick to send a condolence card followed by several phone conversations. He lost his wife of nearly 60 years just one year ago and he is there to help me find a path forward and encourage me to share feelings. Diamond Curly followed shortly thereafter with telephone conversations and a trip out to shoot black powder at his Gun Club. He set me up with powder, flask, caps, balls, and other tools of the trade for my new 1860 Colt Army. It is indeed a blessing for me to know Cowboys like this are all around me as we head back out to the range in Briggsdale County, Wildcat Ridge, and Border Vigilantes. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Russ the Red
  7. I have found a small roll-crimp best. It is barely noticeable, but it does the trick for me. Others I talk with have about the same roll-crimp. I make it fit in the bullet's crimp ring. Here is a picture of mine. I have an OAL of 1.46 which fits the range set by Pioneer Gun Works (1.44 to 1.56). I use Chey-Cast bullets and Dillon 550 with CCI, Federal, or Winchester small pistol primers. Chey-cast bullet on left, next is roll-crimp, and on the right is no crimp. Hope this helps. This works very well in my Uberti and my Miroku (Winchester) 1873s. I've only run a few thousand rounds through both guns, so others here may have other information to offer.
  8. If you start now you can make it in plenty of time. Just call in sick when you get here.
  9. I think he put the Magazine Plug in backwards. I would check that first before anything else. If it is in backwards the plug will not seat it on the carrier unless you lift the rifle vertical. If you find that to be the case - don't use the gunsmith again.
  10. When I was a young kid in Oklahoma (50's) the local Army Surplus store had these stacked in barrels selling for $10. The school I attended was built on an old rifle range and we would pick up spent and misfired bullets which fit these carbines.
  11. Should we continue this conversation to include crop circles?
  12. I needed to order stuff from them and they were fantastic. Not everyone loves their equipment but those of us who do find their service reps to be outstanding. As a business man I would have loved to have their reputation.
  13. I found the video by Maker Wright to be excellent. It is on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=maker-wright+1897+shotgun+disassembly There are three of them. I shoot with Maker Wright and find his use and knowledge to be outstanding. He is a big fan of the 97.
  14. That is some beautiful work. I don't know anyone in my group that size but when we start again I look more closely.
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