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  1. 1 hour ago, irish ike, SASS #43615 said:

    A side note on schools and tolerance. My daughter was in High School. A kid in one of her classes was constantly disrupting the class and making threats. One day he flipped out and started throwing chairs and fighting with people and the teacher. My daughter was knocked to the ground. They got the kid out fo the class. The next day the was back in class! The school didn't want to suspend him or cause any trouble.

    Good article from Oct 2020 that explains what is going on. Andrew Pollack: If Biden Wins, Policies That Led to Parkland Shooting Will Go Nationwide (breitbart.com)

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  2. I / we were in your boots earlier this year. Ended up getting a Ford F150 4x4 with towing package, has the electronic brake system built in, with the turbo 3.8L v6. Camper shopping led us to a Forrest River Palomino Puma 25 ft. with slide out, 6300lb empty, 7400lb fully loaded. Lots of room and storage. We did not want to be cramped LOL. It has a 13.5 AC so went with the Predator 3500 generator, fits under the truck bed cover just fine, weighs about 100lb, but you can run it from right in the bed if you fold up the cover. Planning to add a remote start/stop package to it. Runs the AC fine, but do have to shut the AC off to run the microwave, not a big deal. Been to 4 big matches this year and it has worked out great. Advantage to the TT cuz you can park it at a nearby campground when there are no spaces left at the range and drive to the match in the pickup with all your gear already loaded.

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  3. 58 minutes ago, Max Payne said:

    Oh, yeah! I meant to add that I used 2 of the spacer washers. I tried 4 & it was too many, & I didn't want to get it too close, so I went with 2. If you use too many, it puts a bulge in the hull.

    Thanks, I measured and thought the die could be a little lower. So you used the plastic spacer and 2 washers ?

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  4. 14 minutes ago, Phantom, SASS #54973 said:

    Are you saying that the metallurgy of the late 19th Century is equal to that of the early 21st Century?

     

    Phantom

    Nope, I'm saying they were/are just as reliable as the modern copies.

  5. On 11/9/2021 at 9:44 AM, Ranger Dan said:

    Got my Quick Loader die friday. Installed on my MEC 9000 last night, replacing the last crimp die. Ran a few already loaded shells through the last 2 crimp dies and they tapered nicely. Waiting on powder bushings, once I get them will load a couple boxes to test fire this coming weekend. So far works as advertised. All the shells loaded previous to the QL die did not pass chamber check, after QL die, they all passed. Loading Win AA hulls.

    Continued: Shot a box through my Bakail and wife's Yildiz Saturday. Not one hull stuck, they load easy and eject easy. Very happy with this product.

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  6. Just my opinion. They can take it as well as the new guns if they are in good condition. That said, it is gonna break. I bought a brand new Uberti 73 rifle for CAS because I broke the firing pin on my original Winchester 73. Have broken 3 firing pins in the Uberti since. The difference, it is easier to find parts for a new gun. We do run them hard.

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  7. Wild Bunch! 5 pistol targets, engage in a 1-5 sweep then single tap 1 and 5. Stage pistol on table for further use. Engage 6 shotgun knockdowns in any order. Repeat the pistol instructions. Engage 5 rifle targets with same sequence as pistol (rifle loaded with 7 rounds) AND finally repeat pistol instructions. I loved it.

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  8. I would go back 2 more steps and check your resizing die. If finished rounds do not go all the way in the checker, that indicates they were not fully resized. This will mess up the rest of the process since your brass is not starting out at the correct dimensions. Chamber check the resized brass to ensure it is fully resizing and is within spec. I have learned to check all dies being tight every couple hundred rounds loaded on my dillion 650. Also brass length could be your issue, longer brass crimps tighter and could bulge the brass lower down the case. Hope this helps.

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  9. 6 minutes ago, Tennessee williams said:

    Also to me the OP said he seen the hammer back and verified with spotter to boot so it wouldn't matter imo how the story changed for it to get to that end result. I'm fine with a rule change or even an exclusion but til that happens it's a sdq. I do hope people wanting to change it remembers the hammer back on a rifle fiasco. It didn't turn out like everyone thought it would. 

     

    Don't beat up on me too bad this weekend, my shoulder is hurtn.

    So you're sayin I got a chance eh :)

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  10. I'd say, depends on caliber and availability of what you actually want. I looked for a year for a Ruger old model stainless 44-40 4.62" barrel to match one I already had. Finally I bought a 7 1/2" 44-40 and a 4.62" 44 magnum and swapped the barrels. It is not difficult, but requires some special tools and patience to get it right.

     

    If the guns you want are readily available, buy them and sell the old ones. If not, break out the barrel vice and rent the tools needed.

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  11. 22 minutes ago, Tennessee williams said:

    Yeah, I always preface any comment on there or here by saying if it is as written. I can't see all of the comments on there now so I don't know what's going on with it. I know the OP said he was the TO and seen the hammer back. To me that's good enough to make a call I guess. I just don't get why all of "the benefit of the doubt goes to the shooter" talk.

    Seems it is never actually "as written" these days, so I wait a day or so to get the rest of the story before commenting. By then there are enough comments that bring out the facts so I don't need to.

     

    I think there are some that have an issue with the rules, and would rather overlook a violation because they don't believe the rule is correct. The latest example of a hammer not fully down after holstering an empty gun. Clear and obvious SDQ as per the rules. Some would question what is actually "unsafe" here and are looking for a way to not apply such a severe penalty?

  12. Never was a fan of the flat triggers till I tried the Sig P320 X5 Legion. It is the only pistol I own with a flat trigger. It is also the pistol I shoot the most accurately. Could be it has nothing to do with the trigger, but it works for me.

  13. Got my Quick Loader die friday. Installed on my MEC 9000 last night, replacing the last crimp die. Ran a few already loaded shells through the last 2 crimp dies and they tapered nicely. Waiting on powder bushings, once I get them will load a couple boxes to test fire this coming weekend. So far works as advertised. All the shells loaded previous to the QL die did not pass chamber check, after QL die, they all passed. Loading Win AA hulls.

  14. 5 minutes ago, Sixgun Sheridan said:

     

    We will see what the jurors have to say. Nobody here is saying the rioters aren't responsible for causing the mayhem to begin with. But unless they are threatening your own home or they attack you when you were just trying to mind your own business it's problematic to claim self defense. Cops are paid to go looking for trouble... that's their job. It's not a private citizen's duty, and in fact we are normally expected to avoid trouble if at all possible and let the authorities handle it. Wandering public streets in the middle of a full-blown riot with a rifle in hand doesn't make you the acting sheriff. If anything it merely antagonizes the rioters.

    Nah... Can't go there.

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  15. 1 hour ago, Hoss said:

    A Pard bought one and put it on his Hornaday 366 progressive. Removed final crimp stage, slightly modified the quick loader die, installed it. Works great and don’t have to run thru press a 2nd time, just leave the QL die in. I bought one for my 366, haven’t put it on yet but will soon. 

    I have one coming this week. Plan to attempt the same on a MEC 9000. Can you elaborate on "slightly modified the quick loader die"

  16. 9 hours ago, Cholla said:

    How about an ancient MEC 600 Jr?

     

    I would also like to know if... this will shave 10-seconds off my times? Will it make my hairline less receded? Will it make me look like Tom Selleck or Clint Walker?

    I'm thinking more Clint Eastwood.

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  17. 14 hours ago, Lucky Lead Pepper said:

    No wonder I can’t find an SKB…:lol:

    I have noticed everyone on this thread has "SKBs" ... sell some will ya :)

    14 hours ago, Lucky Lead Pepper said:

    No wonder I can’t find an SKB…:lol:

    I have noticed everyone on this thread has "SKBs" ... sell some will ya :)

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