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Colonel Kraken

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  1. My Dillon has a ski ramp for primers that don't go into a piece of brass. Most of the time they stop when they get to the end. Unless there is already one or two there. There are fixes for this. I used to think it didn't really matter if one find it's way somewhere I didn't want to crawl on the floor and get. Now I crawl on the floor, and I'll probably put something there to stop them (they sell little after market pieces for that purpose).
  2. Many, many years ago when I was a reenactor, I had a friend who vacuumed up some black powder after loading paper cartridges. I sure wish I had that on video. Needless to say that was the end of the vacuum.
  3. I can remember the good ol' days (last year) when I didn't dismantle the vacuum whenever I heard a rattle go up the hose. I'm thinking of going to the dump and looking through my trash from a couple years ago. In what now looks like madness I have probably thrown out dozens of primers that got sucked up over the years. Makes me cry to even think about it....
  4. "Just remember in the grand scheme of things we'll all in this together - stand, fight and have fun!" Amen brother
  5. We never really buy each other guns. What normally happens is that we'll be in a gun shop, gun show, at a match, or looking on the internet one of us will see a gun they want. At that point the conversation goes like this: One: "If you want it get it." The Other: "It's a lot of money and we have x, y or z expenses coming up" One: "You have a ( insert -birthday, anniversary, or Christmas etc.) coming up we'll just figure that's your present." The Other: "I don't know..." One: "Get it! You know you want." At that point it's ka-ching and the money's ou
  6. It's crazy. They are making it very clear they don't want anyone on Facebook who identifies as a patriot or supports the second amendment. Heck, they aren't real happy about the other nine amendments either.
  7. Anyone who remembers the original Invasion of the Body Snatchers with Kevin McCarthy trying to warn everyone about the pod people will recognize this post. A good friend of mine Jake, who is the owner of the Patriot Patch Co., had his business page for the Patriot Patch Company banned from Facebook this morning. His patches are just pro-2A. He doesn't have any right-wing or political stuff - just pro-2a stuff. All of it very creative and funny. He had built up that page over the last five or six years until it had over 170,000 likes when, this morning, it was wiped out by someone a
  8. I don't think that's going to be a problem. Most of us shoot what we do because we like the round. I don't shoot .45 or 44-40 cause it's the cheapest or easiest to shoot. Of course I might have to shoot lighter rounds someday - I ain't getting younger. Those of us that shoot black powder certainly don't do it because it's easy. Maybe there are some of the .38 shooters that would scale down to .22 - I can't speak for them. Having said that I don't think .22 (other than buckeroo or juniors) should be eligible for top gun.
  9. I shoot USPSA and other modern shooting sports and there are still a lot of folks in those disciplines who come out and shoot their first match who are very excited and still never show up again. Or they show up for a couple matches and then disappear. It's not just the money. They think they're going to be the next hot shooter and learn it is going to take them years to get good enough to challenge the top shooters so they quit. Or they find out it's going to take a lot of their time to practice, learn to reload (most top shooters in other sports also reload) and to keep their guns running.
  10. Sass Alias: Colonel Kraken Sass #: 108599 Quincy, Florida How long have you've been Cowboy Action Shooting: A year and a half.
  11. Marshall, I'd call your U.S. Rep. They have people in their office that deal with all types of complaints. Often a simple phone call from the office of a U.S. Rep or Senator can burn through a lot of stupid. And this just sounds stupid. Honestly, they are at fault for cashing a money order (their own money order!) that had been altered. The USPS is an independent agency under the executive branch, but all federal spending originates in the U.S. House.
  12. I sit in a rocker on my front porch 24/7 with my side by side full of buckshot while our twelve cats patrol the property. Anyone comes by I call them varmints and tell'em to get away from my stash before I ventilate them. So far so good...
  13. It might sound like hyperbole, but the future of SASS and most other competitive shooting sports could will depend on who is elected in Georgia. The one thing that the federal government can control is interstate commerce. It's possible that they could make it very difficult to ship ammunition or ammunition components from state to state. And while most components can be produced in a cottage industry setting, primers are the exception. We should use the pain that the current primer shortage is inflicting on us as a spur to urge each and everyone of us to do anything we can to help Purdue and
  14. I saw a thread that was a couple years old that mentioned grinding down a socket to fit the nuts that keep the firing pins in on a Cimarron coach gun. I found this Craftsman socket on Amazon, and it fits without grinding. Just thought I'd let anyone else who was interested know it was available. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07QF1CCBC/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  15. ^^^^^^^^^^^^There is a lot of this going on^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^peer pressure to conform to the neo-puritans' agenda
  16. Normally, I would never support any requirement for buying a firearm, but I think I could get behind this one!
  17. I checked and I have two hundred already sorted that I'll send out to you on Monday or Tuesday. They are mixed head stamps. Some are deprimed and some aren't. I've also got about eight gallons of .45 that I haven't sorted yet. Cleaning and sorting through those is on my to do list so when I get another pot of small primers I'll be glad to send those along too. I'm just glad to have someone who will use them. Cheers
  18. I hate those dang small primer .45s! I'll be glad to send you some. I'll pay the shipping just to get them out of my sight. All I ask in return is to have the opportunity to posse with you if I ever make it out to Tombstone. PM me your address and I'll see how many I can get in a USPS shipping box.
  19. When the remake came out I expected to hate it, instead I was impressed with the realism and the fact that they stayed true to the book and the original movie. Having said that I find the first film much more entertaining. I think both are well done. The book is also excellent and a quick read. Both movies stayed as true to the book as any movie can. Not to shatter anyone's illusions but here's a pic from the filming of the second film that popped up in my Facebook feed a few days ago.
  20. Prayers for you and your wife.
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