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Snakebite last won the day on January 8

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About Snakebite

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    RO Committee Emeritus
  • Birthday 10/30/1947

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    Clovis California
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    Shooting, RVing, Motorcycles, Guitars

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  1. Snakebite

    Have I been fooling myself? Brass or steel

    My choice is Remington Gun Club, however, I can use the Herter's shells too, and they are a six crimp. I've had more of the WW Low recoil shells that were over sized than ANY other shell. It is a FACT, the most stuck hulls are the result of the open crimp. The shell is hanging up at the Crimp end of the shell, NOT the base end. Polish the heck out of the forcing cone area at the end of the chamber, and you ought to get good results. I recommend using a shotgun shell sizing tube on every shell that you plan to shoot in any big match. I can't say that I never have a stuck hull, but it is very rare.... of course after all the polishing I might be shooting an 11 gauge! Snakebite
  2. Snakebite

    End of Trail

    I've stayed there 3 times. I preferred staying there in my trailer to any of the trips when I stayed in a Moriarity motel. (GASP!) On my last stay the RV park did seem to be going down hill a bit, and yes... it can be a bit tricky to maneuver in and out of. I gave up trying to stay at the Ranch. The two times that I tried to camp out there I pulled my 5th wheel out there only to find that it was a giant mud hole each time, so I ended up going back to Hidden Valley. I wouldn't want to drive from ABQ every day. Staying anywhere other than at the ranch makes it more difficult to participate in the after match activities, so if you plan to attend these functions and you imbibe, you might consider a spot at the Ranch. Originally they said that they were going to eventually have "Hook-ups", but don't hold your breath. You might try to find someone with one of those $10,000 spots you could buy.
  3. Snakebite

    Lowered Hammers

    Humm, I had one of the early sets of USFA's and they were virtually identical to my Colts. They use to beat the drum about being made on the old Colt machinery.
  4. Snakebite

    Lowered Hammers

  5. Snakebite

    25-35 ammo (no longer available)

    Where are you located?
  6. Snakebite

    Hang Fire vs. Light Hammer Strike

    The ONLY hang fire that I have ever seen came from shooting a Cap & Ball revolver using Pyrodex pellets.
  7. I have 4 boxes of Winchester Super X 25-35 ammo. 117 gn soft point. Ammo is new, but several years old. I will bring them to Winter Range. $100 for all 4 boxes
  8. Snakebite

    How many of us actually had Cowboy guns before we got into CAS?

    I was shooting Cap N Ball revolvers and Colt 45 SAAs back in the 1960s. When SASS came along I didn't need to buy any guns at all. Snakebite
  9. Snakebite

    Uberti Burgess rifle worth buying or hard no

    No. It's a neat gun to have, but IMO not the best match gun. I'd go with the 73 in 357 and shoot 38s.
  10. I believe that the Browning B-92 is one of the finest pistol caliber rifles (carbine) that have ever been produced. I had one, and wish that I had kept it. The Marlin is by far the more simple of them all, and is a great gun for both CAS and other type shooting.. but IMO, the B-92 is a very classy gun that is well made. Kinda hard to find. Snakebite
  11. Snakebite

    IJAFG ( or is it?)

    Believe me... I truly do understand... Playing the game is just that... it really doesn't mean much whether you are Top Dog or just in the pack... I've been in both places and they are really the same. It's NOT the playing of the game that I am talking about, it is the distraction from some things in life that might otherwise become overwhelming. Everyone does not have a full schedule that keeps them busy... so this "Game" can provide them with that. I know that you have had times when a little distraction was a good thing. This is one of those things. Snakebite
  12. Snakebite

    IJAFG ( or is it?)

    IJAFG. I’ve seen this around for years and I suppose that it carries more truth for some than for others. I’ve never really cared much for it. To me, and to many of the fine folks that I have met through this wonderful “Game” it is much more than just a game, it has become a major aspect in our daily lives. Many folks have invested untold hours in a quest to keep the game alive and well both locally and World Wide, and I thank them one and all. In doing so they have reaped the benefit of involvement. All the time enjoying their successes and enduring their failures. The “Game” has provided an avenue to meet new friends and to keep in touch with old friends. For many participating in CAS on an ongoing basis has had a very positive effect by virtue of the many little things associated with being active in the game, things like loading ammo, fiddling with their equipment, learning how to do this or that, or just getting on the computer to see what new post have popped up overnight. (It sure beats watching another rerun of “I Love Lucy”) Yeah, it’s much ore than JAFG. I encourage you all to be as active as possible and support your local club and SASS. When your club calls for a “Work Day”, get off you Butt and go help… even if you only stand there and cheer!
  13. Snakebite

    Winter Range Has Sprung

    You will kick yourself in the backside for not being there years ago. They set the bar when it comes to CAS now days. Snakebite
  14. Snakebite

    WTB Marlin 357 Cowboy (Found one)

    24, wanted for 100yd match.
  15. Who's going to WR that has a nice JM Marlin 357 Cowboy for sale. Prefer a stock gun, must be in good shape. Please PM me. Snakebite

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