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twelve mile REB

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  • Birthday 09/11/1946

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    Layton, Utah
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    Cowboy shooting for sure, but before that I shot IPSC and ISHMA, and PPC. I'm a pilot, Sailing, rock climber, white water, skier, caver, diver, and anything else that looks fun.

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    Crow Seeps Cattle Company, Dixie Desperados, Wahsatch Desperados

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  1. twelve mile REB

    Winter Range

    Things start getting tight around the middle of December to the first of January. However places to stay become very difficult by that time.
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    Old Broken Down Cowboy

    Get your knees fixed, Medicare pays for things like that.
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    Don't be afraid to try

    As I near the 3/4 century mark I fondly remember shooting from under the table or wagon. Running and climbing the ladder to the loft shooting and swinging on the rope back down to the ground. Truly those were the days my friends, however the nostalgia is mostly for my youth. The over 65 group, which quite likely is the age of a majority of the active members of SASS, have trouble getting down to shoot from under something safely much less getting back up. Another issue is as we age our eyes are not as sharp as they once were, long shots at small targets are harder. So basically the game has changed to accommodate the frailties of the majority. Nostalgia is fine but mostly its just wanting 20 years taken off the clock.
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    45LC vs 44WCF for long range

    For me 45 lc. Why, because I have a very good rifle in that caliber. Common pistol calibers capable at 150 meters are so numerous and include the .357, 38-40, 44, and 45. Much more important than caliber is your ammunition (reload), barrel, sights, chamber, head space and on and on.
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    What smokeless powder do you prefer for 45-70

    I must give the nod to 5744 although 3031 also works. 500 plus yds also get 500 + grain bullets.
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    Are '66s reliable?

    The answer is yes and no. The 66 does not have a trigger safety but many 73 shooters remove theirs. The 66 is a little harder to take apart that's not a biggie. I shoot with TL from C&I often and he has no problems with the rifle. A good deal on a 66 is a bargain you shouldn't pass up.
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    What is the very smoothest rifle?

    The smoothest lever gun are those that have been used a lot and cared for.
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    Winchester AA rebate

    I do shoot new factory AA's in matches but I have found that 4 to 5% will not gage. It's normally a bulge in the plastic near the base or the base is out of round. As soon as my stock of AA's is gone I'm going to be using STS's they are cheaper about $2 here and I have yet to find one that doesn't gage. As a bonus they load better on my reloader.
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    The by line may be mistaken Bob returns home after discovering Europe
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    Making A Left Turn In Alaska

    Aircraft have the right of way on Alaska roads.
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    Devils Gate Gang est 2018

    High Five to HW and his lovely better half. Ivy Wild. A new club is a tonic for the rest of us. A big Yahoo to those that helped this day happen as well.
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    Navy Gunfight

    Semper Fi
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    US Army M17/M18

    Ok, I'll bite. The reason folks buy a basic 1911 and then proceed to exchange parts is to transform it from a one size fits all to a personal weapon. Yes, the design is over 100 years old and it is still the most used platform of the knowledgeable. People modify the others as well. That there are so many parts and people producing them speaks well of the design. The series 80 was a serious error by Colt brought on by gun rags trying to sell more advertising. Its gone now and no one misses it. The 1911 is as drop safe as any other and safer than most. Easier and Lighter to carry : A full sized 1911 is not a lite-weight in any sense of the word. It does carry easily at least for me and has a side benefit of being down right intimidating to bad guys. Which is a combination of size and caliber. Have more capacity: A pistol/revolver is a defensive reactive weapon if you need more than 8-9 shots perhaps you should be trying out track shoes or perhaps even practicing. Subscribing to the idea that if I put enough lead in the air something will run into it generally returns poor results. There are no semi-autos that are as reliable and nothing generally more reliable. Any semi-auto will malfunction if the fool ahold of the handle doesn't match his springs to the load. Or any number of other fool related issues. Expense is a relative matter. Basic 1911's are no more expensive than other basic platforms. As you or I add features the price goes up. However, the basic 1911 has been as good as it gets in terms of getting the job done for the last 107 years. Oh man, safer? Just how is that? A tool with three safeties isn't as safe as one with none. There may be something out there that is easier to clean or field strip. With one pin to push the 1911 isn't very hard. The barrel bushing isn't needed for the take down but does help with the put together.
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    Short Stroke Kits

    The difference in short strokes are mostly preference, all of them work. I can do ten in under 2 sec. with a 3rd generation C&I. I have a rifle "73" with a 5th generation but prefer the 3rd. Why, because I have fewer of those little tactile feed backs that only the shooter can feel. While its not much there is a difference in the velocity of the bolt and with a little miss alignment of the cartridge on the lifter the nose of the bullet entering the chamber can be felt though the lever. While your moving at 5 revolutions per second that's 0.20 per pop or faster, you are operating on muscle memory. My muscle memory is a little easier to fool than some others I could name so taming some of those tiny feed backs are important to me. Tripping the trigger a little early or reversing direction a little early cause bad things to happen and when bad things happen time goes into the toilet. I think the 3rd generation is smoother therefore it is, at least for me, regardless of actual fact. Your opinion may vary. 12
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    EoT to HoW to Iron Cowboy?

    You can have a lot of fun traveling match to match. Pat and I started at End of Road in Jerome Id. on Memorial Day weekend. If you have never been there then that's one match you should try. It's fun, good stages lots of camping and good fishing for your down time. The next weekend was Utah War in Salt Lake City good stages, camping and lots to occupy your down time. Next, to Cortez, CO. Always a fun and interesting match limited camping on the range but lots of RV spaces as well as a lot of down time places to visit. Next EOT lots to do and lots of fun. Next, HOW great match lots of movement as there are a lot of us older cowboys I hope they cut down the movement a little. A good match never the less and a lot to do around town. Next, it was to Boise Id. for their state match a great match a little under attended which was too bad because it certainly is worth your time and money. Next, is the Montana state we have doctor appointments so we took that week off. However, next is the Utah state at Price Utah its another one of those best kept secrets with a tremendous cowboy town great people and always fun stages. Then a little time off to fix the guns, trailer, truck and mow the grass. then on to the Northwest Regional in Jerome ID. you really don't want to miss that one. Missy is real planning to pull out all the stops and if you know Missy her stops are a looooong ways apart anyway. See ya on the road cowboy

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