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  2. Okay, we're on the same page. It's funny, I look back at some of the stages I wrote about 10 years ago. I was brand new to SASS having come over from the modern shooting disciplines like IDPA, IPSC and such. I wanted my stages to be challenging because that's what I liked. If I saw stages like that today my first thought would be to look for a rope to hang the stage writer.
  3. I thought of taking a large C-clamp and welding on a base. Or two C-clamps welded end to end with one open one way and the other the other. One would clamp it on a bench, the other to shove in balls. The Acme threads would probably work better for pushing anyway.
  4. Yeah, I kinda figured as much. Thanks, everyone for your feedback. WBM
  5. As my mom would say, "...bright eyed and bushy tailed."
  6. That's right. If his total time was 465 seconds his % penalty would've only been 2.15%(?). I was just being sarcastic about some people wanting to raise the time penalty for a miss.
  7. There is no definition in the handbook that actually defines "bandoleers" or "belts" when checking Section 9 of the handbook, and that is the source of my confusion. It is a matter of simantics and interpretation. It should be more specifically defined so there is no ambiguity especially if a "bandoleer" is not considered to be a "belt" by those in authority at SASS. Here is the official dictionary definition of "Bandoleer" "A BELT fitted with small pockets or loops for carrying catridges worn across the chest..." Now, remember, at the very begining of this thread, I commented that I believed that the rules prohibited bandoleers above the belly button due to this provision within the handbook, "Ammunition belts must be worn so all ammo is positioned at or below the belly button." But, rather than receiving an interpretation, I was told to "Read on," as though my interpretation above in red was invalid. Now, the phrase "Combat style shotgun loops," is also referred to on page 3 under the heading "Cartridge Belts, Bandoleers, and Pouches." But, "combat style" whatever that means, isn't specifically defined in Section 9, nor is there any offical definition of it in any dictionary. So, the actual definition is ambiguous at best, not to mention...are shotgun shells considered "cartridges" within the hobby? Isn't such ambiguity, both within the handbook, and advice to "read on," pretty obvious as to what is confusing?
  8. Nothing like hard economic times to bring the old coins out again into circulation. Were the coins in the OP gold plated at the mint? I have a substantial number of Bicentennial dollars, halves and quarters, but have never seen any that came from the mint gold plated. There were a lot of plated, painted and otherwise altered Bicentennial coins produced by private companies; few if any are worth anything more than face value (and then some are worth less because they are defaced). LL
  9. Not gonna happen for you pard, just sayin'. I'd bet most of those permits are politically connected. Move to the Sierras and you'd have a permit in short order. Most if not all of the conservative counties will issue permits without much drama.
  10. Forty, We need photos of you in the hat! Send me one, if need be, and I'll post it. Allie
  11. I go to matches for the shooting, the people are a richly added bonus. I like throwing knives, tomahawks, stabbing dummies, etc. off the clock. I like reactive targets, movement, multiple shooting positions with the shotgun, and far targets on occasion. I like challenging stages with a fun twist here and there where you have to keep your mind in the game rather than the same 'Ole 10-10-4. I like all shotgun stages or rifle/handgun only stages. I like cleanable stages but don't worry about it if I don't shoot clean. Since I don't dedicate myself to a particular class from shoot to shoot, I like matches that allow for less common classes like Cody Dixon, Pale Rider, Plainsman, Josey Wales, Real Cowboy, etc. to be shot during the regular match. Anything out of the norm will draw me in every time. The so called "P" traps are another area that doesn't concern me unless it is a mega complicated sweep. Most of the 'P's I see are not from a trap but more from not keeping your mind in the game. Location and layout of the range is another area that brings me back to matches as I head to the Sierras in a couple of days for a match nestled in the pines of Railroad Flat. There is a range down south that puts on a first rate match but the layout of the range disturbs me so I won't go back.
  12. Oh if only. I live close to the Republic of New Jersey and I shoot there often. I DO NOT carry when going into that place. Also, Maryland is almost as bad. Everything locked up in containers.
  13. I look at Stats. If I see a stage that had many misses and P's, I'll not write a stage like that. I think everybody knows shooters that want to shoot a clean match each and every match and shoot slow enough to do that. If they are tripped up by a P trap, they are not happy. It's usually not the target distance that trips them up, it's usually confusing stages. I realize there's different perceptions and enjoyment factors. I just lean towards a bit easier than harder for the middle of the pack shooters.
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  16. To all that are interested n this shotgun there is an error with the phone number given..... This is corrected one Great Northern Pawn 1012 North 7th Avenue Bozeman, MT 59715 Call Us Phone: (406) 586-1962
  17. I bought a vertical vise and was working on making something like that; life keeps getting in the way though.
  18. way back when I started college, I was working as a manager of a store called Two Dollar Bills (it was a step down from a 99 cent store). Their gimmick was to always have $2 bills in the registers to give out as change. My coin collection grew tremendously during this time. Aside from the old style 2 dollar bills that came in occasionally, just the chance to count the tills was awesome. I always had a pocket full of change to use to swap out for silver dimes and quarters, and for the older coins. I always have an eye open for interesting stuff and always do a quick check for silver when I get a handful of coins back in change. Got a '59 silver dime from a pizza hut a few weeks ago.
  19. Anytime it's above 40 F , below 90 F and no rain a day at the range is a fun day.
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