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As evidenced by several current topics, the never ending discussion over rank points and lost brass rages on. In almost all cases its the same pards that raise the same tired old arguements over and over. These discussions always seem to intensify just before or after major matches like End of Trail and Winter Range. In almost all cases the most vocal opponents of rank points and lost brass did not attend the match they are complaining about and profess that they'll never attend them. It's not the shooters who shot rank point matches that raise the issue. It's almost always someone who looked at the scores on the web and then decides to stir the pot once again. The same with lost brass matches. It's always I'll never attend a match with rank points or I'll never shoot at a lost brass match or I'll never attend a match that does not offer my category of Senior Cross Dresser Frontier Cartridge Double Duelist. And true to their word, the ones that complain the loudest never attend the matches they are complaining about. Maybe rather than trying to come up with ten excuses why they won't attend a match these pards should come up with the one reason why they will and go! You will have fun!!! Like the old World War II song says, maybe it's time we Accentuate the Positive and Eliminate the Negative.

 

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Larson, nice to hear your getting tired of the same old 'sing-song' too.

Accentuate the Positive and Eliminate the Negative. is going to be tough. It's brain printed in minds to be Negative on this subjects

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Good one Larsen!

 

people that complain about lost brass matches must have never shot a Marlin....

 

FWIW, I always see to it that anyone shooting an oddball cartridge get their brass .....

 

happy trails

 

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Good one Larsen!

 

people that complain about lost brass matches must have never shot a Marlin....

 

FWIW, I always see to it that anyone shooting an oddball cartridge get their brass .....

 

happy trails

 

pbcc

That is too right. They aren't really oddball but I seem to loose 44-40 and 38-40 about 10-1 over 38 special :-)

 

Train Robber

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I am glad you said it and hopefully understandable to all. This is such a great sport with some of the finest folks I have ever met. Why would one create a barrier and lock themselves out.

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Folks might be surprised by the fun they can have at a match they'll never attend. IMHO, of course.

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I am glad you said it and hopefully understandable to all. This is such a great sport with some of the finest folks I have ever met. Why would one create a barrier and lock themselves out.

 

Great post Ambush!

 

What some of these posters don't realize, or even consider, is that all posters on the subject are entitled to their own personal opinion. Belittling them if their opinion is different than theirs is wrong and it's certainly not the Cowboy Way to do so on a public forum.

 

First off, just because someone doesn't like Rank Point or Loss Brass matches, doesn't always mean that they positively won't attend one. Might be true for a very few, but not the majority. You just have to remember that The Wire ain't SASS, and SASS ain't the Wire. In reality there isn't a whole lot in common between the two, if you look at it subjectively. Probably a good thing.

 

RBK

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Here we go........stirring the pot...............

 

 

Maybe the matches they never attend ARE FUN - ---- (( Wait for it ))

 

 

because they are not attending them.....................??

 

 

Oh my ..lions n' tigers n' bears...............

 

play nice now - ya hear....??? Wolf

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Rank points, total time, sure I have an opinion but neither will stop me from attending a good match.

 

Lost Brass? Sure I'd rather not lose any brass, but it sure ain't gonna stop me from attending a big match.

 

I'll tell ya what folks, I've been at this game for 5 years now, still a rookie by some standards, and an old hand by others. I am having the TIME OF MY LIFE!

 

When I seem to be stalling out in my hopes to get faster or shoot cleaner, I shoot a few matches gunfighter just to mix things up.

 

It took me a couple of years before I ventured away from my local clubs, and man am I glad I did. It's fun to get away for a long weekend, see how the game is a little different else where, and meet lots of nice folks. Not to mention I get to shoot!

 

Another way I'm having fun lately is by writing some stages. It's a lot of fun and helps you to understand better what goes into it.

 

Yup, I am having the time of my life. Shot a match Saturday, stages I'd written, with a posse full of fun loving folks and even shot a good (for me) match based on times and number of misses. But even if I hadn't, I bet it still would have been a whole lot of fun!!!

 

Lets go shoot!! When is the next match????

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I have always been surprised that they never complained about getting their lead bullets back or shotgun wads.

 

(And yes, I have seen a shooter picking up used wads after the match)

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I have always been surprised that they never complained about getting their lead bullets back or shotgun wads.

 

(And yes, I have seen a shooter picking up used wads after the match)

I may have to rethink lost wad matches. :wacko:

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Rank points, total time, sure I have an opinion but neither will stop me from attending a good match.

 

Lost Brass? Sure I'd rather not lose any brass, but it sure ain't gonna stop me from attending a big match.

 

I'll tell ya what folks, I've been at this game for 5 years now, still a rookie by some standards, and an old hand by others. I am having the TIME OF MY LIFE!

 

When I seem to be stalling out in my hopes to get faster or shoot cleaner, I shoot a few matches gunfighter just to mix things up.

 

It took me a couple of years before I ventured away from my local clubs, and man am I glad I did. It's fun to get away for a long weekend, see how the game is a little different else where, and meet lots of nice folks. Not to mention I get to shoot!

 

Another way I'm having fun lately is by writing some stages. It's a lot of fun and helps you to understand better what goes into it.

 

Yup, I am having the time of my life. Shot a match Saturday, stages I'd written, with a posse full of fun loving folks and even shot a good (for me) match based on times and number of misses. But even if I hadn't, I bet it still would have been a whole lot of fun!!!

 

Lets go shoot!! When is the next match????

I know exactly what you mean. I have already caught myself planning trips next year (including out to your range) to see how many I can swing. I never considered travel matches until I found this sport. Nothing is more fun than cowboy matches

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Hear, Hear to the OP.

 

Fingers (Show Me MO smoke) McGee

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I agree Larson but for the record the cowboy that started the last RP vs TT. Goes to matches loses his brass and is one to ride the river with. I dont agree with him this time but he is always well spoken and polite as well as a National and World Champion in class.

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I have to admit I've never shot a lost brass match.That's never bothered me but given the choice I'd rather get my brass back.I have shot a couple of rank point matches.That did bother me.At one there was a verrrry fast shooter that was way ahead of everyone else.His rifle went down after the 4th of 6 stages.He limped along with it for one more stage fighting with getting it to eject the fired cartridges.Finally quit after that one,but ended up winning overall on rank points because he had built up a big enough lead.In a TT match he would have been SOL by getting a DNF for the last stage.Now I have nothing against that shooter.He would have blown all of us out of the water in any kind of scored shoot,but to not finish and still win is just not right in my opinion.I think I heard that is no longer the case.If a shooter doesn't finish a shoot that shooter can't win.Is that what was decided?I hope it's true.

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I have definitely seen wads being picked up for reuse!

Lafitte

I found used boot insoles on e-bay. Maybe they are trying to make a buck?

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Isn't this thread digging up the old dead horse and beating him again ??????

Mr. Oaf,

 

You are absolutely correct. Not speaking for Mr. Pettifogger but I do not believe that was his intent. What I understood was quit complaining and be happy. I am going to run with that concept and be happy. Life is too short to keep beating dead horses IMHO...

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