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We took two days to pull our TT to the Ben Avery Clay Center Campground.  Travel weather was good - no dust storms.  I am camped near a SASS member from Montana.  We hope to shoot wobble trap and 5-stand in our spare time.

 

First shopping trip was to Bruno’s.  The store was well- stocked.  Note the row of 8-lb powder jugs along the floor.  There was no Trail Boss or Clays (no surprise) and very limited amounts of Alliant products.  There were lots of Remington large pistol primers and Federal small pistol primers.IMG_0315.thumb.jpeg.ade2ba26d1e3550b90619f1396a83494.jpeg

 

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The next shopping trip was for Russian food at Yasha’s.  After the Soviet breakup many ethnic Russians from the desert Soviet republics settled in Phoenix.

 

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Cowtown celebrated its 40th annual match with Barb Wire (pictured) leading her club.  The match was simple and enjoyable with very little wind.  I struggled to get good stage times shooting BP but managed to place 2nd in FC.

 

 

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4 minutes ago, Go West said:

Primer prices at Bruno's? 

Not posted on the shelves.  I did not buy any so I don’t have this information.  If EOT vendors sell out Bruno’s is an option to stock up.

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I just checked online and SPP a minimum of $75 or so for 1K. They are having a sale on Cheddite primers for $88, but for 1500, not 1000. Reclaimed shot for $52 or so. LPP are available, but more expensive. I just ordered SPP, Cheddites and powder, but I thought I might check them out. Haven't heard of Bruno's before.

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Monday the clay ranges were closed so more shopping.  First was a 38 mile drive to Scheels in Chandler, a two floor sporting goods Mecca with the first floor stocked with pricey sneakers and sportswear.  They had a large indoor salt water aquarium and a Ferris wheel.

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21 hours ago, Go West said:

I just checked online and SPP a minimum of $75 or so for 1K. They are having a sale on Cheddite primers for $88, but for 1500, not 1000. Reclaimed shot for $52 or so. LPP are available, but more expensive. I just ordered SPP, Cheddites and powder, but I thought I might check them out. Haven't heard of Bruno's before.

I shot  Benchrest all over the states for  25 years with Lester Bruno and was around when he moved out here and started his store. Good Guy and good businessman.

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I shot the 5-stand course this morning by myself.  It was easy.  I shot at about 70% without first seeing the birds.  A group of cowboy shooters came by and asked me to join them.  I did and shot for about a hour.  A woman was shooting her backup, main match shotgun that started opening after the first shot.  She now knows she lacks a backup shotgun for the main match.

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The wife and I dined at a Biergarten German restaurant off Bell Ave.  Portions were huge.  I had Hungarian schnitzel and she had a wild boar sausage.  The cucumber salad was superb.


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Calm winds are forecast every morning of the main match.  Black powder shooters in the 8-11 AM shifts will deal with obscured targets.  Saturday PM will be breezy.  I will shoot then and hope to gain an advantage from the wind.  I can keep up with smokeless shooters in a 15-mph wind.

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On 2/26/2024 at 9:39 AM, Edward R S Canby, SASS#59971 said:

This poor cactus at Ben Avery needs a Viagra treatment.IMG_0323.thumb.jpeg.40047dcee05477d8974867a8bd28ca0d.jpeg

Just give it a little massage and it should perk right up. LOL

 

TM

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I saw Skinny this morning and gave him a box of #157 shotgun primers for a shooter in Texas.  I accidentally bought the primers in an estate sale years ago and have been looking for a home for them since.IMG_0343.thumb.jpeg.4ab74df7272e7c5366632a326e8325ba.jpeg

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Posse 19 shot the middle shift today with Reckon as Posse Marshall.  There was a decent wind out of the east for the first two stages that changed to out of the South.  I had little problems with smoke obscuring my targets and had stage times similar to smokeless shooters.

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On 2/27/2024 at 2:16 PM, Edward R S Canby, SASS#59971 said:

I eat at an In and Out when there is one nearby.

There's one right at the intersection of the interstate close to the range.  Is that where you are?  A D and I ate there almost every day when we worked at Winter Range.

 

8 hours ago, Edward R S Canby, SASS#59971 said:

I saw Skinny this morning and gave him a box of #157 shotgun primers for a shooter in Texas.  I accidentally bought the primers in an estate sale years ago and have been looking for a home for them since.

And thanks again!  I haven't had time to load any of those Alcan hulls lately, but I will! 

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Posse 19 shot the 8 AM shift the morning.  The first two stages had no wind but had large, close targets so I had acceptable stage times given the lack of wind.  The final two stages were breezy and I had good stage times.  Both my wife and I are clean for the first two days. 

 

Whispering Meadows makes delicious jams and jellies from fruit she grows.  The half pint jars fit into our tiny TT frig.

 

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This afternoon we made a return trip to Yasha’s for more Russian rye bread, Russian sausage and cookies just like the wife ate as a child.  Next a stop at Bruno’s for a bag of reclaimed shot for the raffle at the annual club meeting.  Finally I picked up my bullet order from Desperado Bullets.  My little 38 Special Marlin just cycles these bullets flawlessly.

 

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There was music in the SASS town this morning.  It’s been a long time since I’ve heard the theme music from Rawhide since I don’t watch reruns on the GRIT cable channel.

 

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