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Widder, SASS #59054

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    Maryville, TN
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    Guns: particularly .22 rifles and pistols.
    Varmint hunting

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    Oak Ridge Outlaws (Oak Ridge, TN)

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  1. Widder, SASS #59054

    Shotgun recommendations

    Big John, I started out with a Baikal SxS in 12 ga. Two years later, I switched to an IAC 1897. That was about 12-13 years ago. And I've never looked back. Many have gone from a SxS to a 97, and some even gone to an 87. AND... many have gone from a 97 to the SxS. Keep an open mind. Get what you want now and maybe it will be your lasting joy. But MANY of us have, at one time or another, switched. Mostly, it was for the fun of a new toy to play with. Sometimes, it was because of a particular difficulty we encounter trying to learn, which dampened the Saturday fun factor. Good luck. But don't be surprised that somewhere down the trail, your interest in another type SG will perk up and you'll be looking for more toys. ..........Widder
  2. Widder, SASS #59054

    A favorite "RAIN" song

    One of my favorite "RAIN" songs is "Rythym of the Rain" by the Cascades. Another is this favorite of mine. Hope you enjoy. ..........Widder
  3. Widder, SASS #59054

    New SASS shooter

    Capt, that is an awesome picture. Thanks for posting it. He's got that "Eye of the Tiger" look..... ..........Widder
  4. Widder, SASS #59054

    1873 - 1892 or Marlin...and why

    Hey CC. I didn't have any comments about the 1892. I've always liked the way they feel after being slicked up, but just never handled them much. And as you know, the Marlin became my favorite... ..........Widder
  5. Widder, SASS #59054

    1873 - 1892 or Marlin...and why

    Willie, Although I don't shoot the 1873, most folks prefer the 73 for various reasons, including those mentioned by GOODY. Common comments are more favorable if the new buyer either buys a good one from a Cowboy OR, buys one that is already slicked up, smoothed, short stroked, etc..... from the vendor. As GOODY mentioned, there are many top quality smiths that know how to set em up right for you. As for the 'NEW' Marlin's, (those made by Remington) they have gained some favorable comments on the SASS Wire recently, but only those made during the past year. Hopefully, Marlin (Remington) is producing quality 1894 rifles again. BUT, it has also been noted that a good spring change, 1-piece firing pin, etc..... will make em feel better. As for Gunsmiths to work on the 1894, they are getting a little scarce and hard to schedule. Good luck. ..........Widder
  6. Widder, SASS #59054

    Smokeless Cowboy 45 Special

    TYREL, Indeed, Clean Shot is a VERY good powder for the C45S, especially when using the 160 grainer. Here are my Chronograph results, using my 3.5" barrel Vaquero's. All velocities listed are the average of 10 shots. ALL bullets were 160 grain. Clean Shot 4.6 gr. 640 fps Clean Shot 4.8 gr. 677 fps Clean Shot 5.0 gr. 713 fps Here is the actual comment I also noted in my notes: "All loads had some minor powder residue. No obvious pressure signs. All cases extracted well. Many of the cases freely fell out. Cases were clean and showed little or no burn marks. Favorite load: 4.6 grains Clean shot meters great." Call me if ya got any questions: 865 / 696-1996 ..........Widder
  7. Widder, SASS #59054

    Looking for some odds and ends

    You could trade your Marlin Limited in .38/.357. You might want to consider one of them nice .22 revolvers. ..........Widder
  8. Widder, SASS #59054

    That's Gun Control

    'But Judge, you don't understand..... the property the perp was trying to take was my gun and thats when it went off..... ..........Widder
  9. Widder, SASS #59054

    New Vaqueros Not Cocking At Times

    A lot of great advice above. I quoted this from GJ because I might add that RUGER will probably send you a shipping label to return those pistols, especially being new. Good luck. ..........Widder
  10. Widder, SASS #59054

    Marlin Bullets

    Lawman Mark, Ya done good on that Marlin, especially if its a stock Marlin. I've encountered a couple 'stock' Marlins that were pretty good, with only a couple minor gremlins. As Lumpy suggested........ it might be time to buy a couple lotto tickets. ..........Widder
  11. Widder, SASS #59054

    The Chief Gets His First Cup

    Pat, you and I both know that those fellers on the carriers deserve it. My guess is that it was a unanimous request ..... from the XO ..........Widder
  12. Widder, SASS #59054

    Short stroking Henry 22

    Pards, Thanks for the kind words. Henry gives a good rifle to work with and I'm glad you are happy with the results of the "Soft Stroke" modifications. P.S. - TN Williams will probably make me buy him lunch for saying something nice. He's like that, ya know...... cheap, ornery, contentious and cousin to Roy D. Mercer..... ..........Widder
  13. Widder, SASS #59054

    357 magnum 130gr RNFP light load

    This ^^^ is probably the best initial step you should take. Changing out brass and/or bullet styles and weights might not solve the issue if something else is not right. Something else to consider: Loading a specific bullet in a .357 case at standard length isn't much different than loading the same bullet 'longer' in a .38 case to similar OAL. Your OAL could possibly end up much the same depending on a couple variables and depending upon the type powder you use, your case capacity (volume) would be close to the same also. Just a thought..... ..........Widder
  14. Widder, SASS #59054

    WTC Inertial trigger reset

    Hey Krazy. I agree with your post.... But I was making my comments based on the TO's assessment that the barrels were pointing "Straight Up" and under those observations, 99% sure of the 170 violation has already become a 100% violation. Last time I checked, "Straight Up" doesn't allow a 1% 'benefit of doubt' area. Hope you is doin well. ..........Widder
  15. Widder, SASS #59054

    WTC Inertial trigger reset

    Hoss, if the 180 was in play, then the 170 was already in violation. I'm only making my assessment based on your description of the situation. ..........Widder
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