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Dusty Devil Dale

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  1. I'm wondering how they keep the lever stroke SASS legal and still avoid short round jambs with the short cartridges? Also, how do they handle/extract the rimless 9mm? It will be interesting to look at one--- but for me, not $2100 worth of interesting.
  2. They should have named them after Biden. His hallmark. But there's a much cheaper way to DIY these and save the $800.
  3. In our area, a 5' rattlesnake is a really big specimen. Most adult snakes around central CA are well under 4'. It was just laying there on the road warming up, and in a remote area, so I left it to its evening, rather than messing with it in dark. I've had some real surprises in the past trying to walk up and kill rattlers in the headlights with a shovel, even after they've been run over. They can move real fast when they need to.
  4. Drove out last night with my wife to see if we could see the Aurora from our Central Ca cowboy range. I stopped beside the road at around midnight, but there were still a lot of car headlights interfering with my cateracts. So we walked a ways along the road and onto a side road to try to find better darkness, but we still couldn't see anything worth the drive. We gave it up after a half-hour and climbed back into the pickup. When I switched the headlights on there was a 5' rattler stretched out on the road about 10 ft ahead of the truck, right where both of us had been walking around. He/she may have rattled, but neither of us can hear that frequency any more. At least we had some Saturday Night excitement. ( It doesn't take a lot to entertain us any more. )
  5. Can't you call it something other than "Planned P"? That conjures up a completely different image of your stages.
  6. Roger, Are there limits on how long shooters may camp before or after the scheduled event-- i.e., to go enjoy the central coast or to help with match set up or break down?
  7. But how do you determine if they have other age-eligibility, without knowing their actual age?
  8. As a young kid in Elk Grove Ca, I used to watch AND HEAR B-36 bombers flying over the house from Mather AF Base near Sacramento. Their drone could be heard for at least 20 miles. Then later on, living in Clovis, near Fresno, I watched B-52s out of Castle AFB fly over low practicing touch and go landings. Both of those huge aircraft were unforgettable.
  9. A few years ago, I had a .270 rifle case stick in the resize die. I tried everything-- heat, liquid nitrogen, vise grips, vise and hammer w/ chisel, drilling out the primer and tapping the hole, then running in a long bolt against the top of the die to force out the brass. Then I tried to back-hammer it out using the tapped hole. Finally I tried to turn it out in the lathe, then mill it out with an end mill. I ended up with a new die and an old one with a beat up brass liner. When they stick, it's almost like they fuse to the die. I tried everything except concentrated Hydrochloric Acid, which would dissolve away the brass but not the steel die. That actually might work.
  10. Weve found that you've got to make it fun, or shooters will vote with their feet. Making it fun takes a LOT of extra effort and time.
  11. CONGRATS! You'll quickly learn that retirement simply removes the two days off each week.
  12. I forgot to ask: Does your club do any level of focused outreach and recruiting? or just word of mouth?
  13. I found the exact same rig, same manufacture month, at another local dealer for less than 2/3 of the Camping World price. And the other dealer actually has a qualified service staff who actually do repairs properly with no BS, unlike CW. Do heed Irish Ike's advice!
  14. Amazing workmanship and creativity. There are hundreds/ thousands of hours in any of those pieces. I can't imagine having to sand and finish them. I would love to view them close up, in person.
  15. Interesting idea. Sounds like fun. There are still a bunch of shooters who like to shoot longer, harder targets. Worth trying.
  16. This particular sock is quite tight. Normally I check the hammer by feel, to be sure it is down, after I slip the rifle inside. Apparently this time I forgot to do that, so it was stored with hammer cocked for nearly 3 months.
  17. I had a similar thing happen with a '73 hammer leaf spring. I stored the rifle for a couple months in a pull-on cloth gun sock, inside a safe. When sliding it into the sock, I evidently pulled the hammer back to the full cock position and stored it that way. When I next took it to the range, the hammer fall was visibly slow and the FP would not break about 20% of the primers.
  18. The gunsmithing part is interesting, but the OP was just intended to share a way to quickly remove the thin shaved lead collars on re-seated bullets.
  19. Sorry --Typo. The too-long rounds were 1.545" (I went back and edited-corrected)
  20. Two- handed shooter has a misfire on the 5th round in first pistol. He re-fires 8 times with no additional round discharging. Reholsters pistol with hammer down on an expended round, and bad (live) round in cylinder, not under the hammer. T.O. stops shooter to check for a live round under the hammer. Round under hammer is expended. T.O. grounds the gun and directs shooter to proceed. The delay costs shooter about 20 seconds. Shooter is denied a reshoot. On appeal, what would be the appropriate action? My own thoughts: Shooter definitely had one round unfired (miss). Reholster was not a violation if hammer was down on an expended round, so being stopped was unwarranted. -- Offer re-shoot of stage with miss from the unfired round carried forward.
  21. It has a Jim Bowie Gen 3 short stroke, but no other mods. It operated OK with the longer rounds until the Western Regional last August. Then the 1.545" [edited] rounds rising in the carrier began to hang up on the lower extractor tab, causing nuisance jambs. I have no idea why. I lowered my crimp die to get a COAL of 1.525" and it works just fine. I gave up trying to figure out why and just shortened the prior loaded rounds.
  22. The last joint outward was severed in a jointer-planer about 45 years ago. It took several surgeries and 8-10 years to re-learn how to play guitar.
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