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Rattlesnake Slim

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  1. Rattlesnake Slim

    Winter Range Applications - 12/15 UPDATE

    As of right now, we have about 70 main match positions left. There are only 4 Wild Bunch positions left. Last year we were sold out by 12/22! The following categories have not reached their minimums: Lady FC Duelist, Lady FC Gunfighter, and WB Lady Traditional Senior. GET THOSE APPLICATIONS IN WHILE THERE IS STILL ROOM!! OK?
  2. Rattlesnake Slim

    Winter Range Preparations Go On..........

    We've been blessed with incredible weather here in Phoenix this year as preparations for Winter Range progress. That's especially good as most of what we've done so far is painting. Here's some existing stage fronts getting some new paint. The pink and white circus theme is for the Registration Booth inside the main tent. The orange is the Sheriff's office and jail front. This is Turquoise Bill. Yes, the same Turquoise Bill that still needs your help with the Wednesday Side Matches. He and Bulldog James are working on a front for the new Main Tent look. Junior Bravo and Deacon Sackett working on another part of the new Main Tent front. Junior Bravo and Lt. Col. Scratch with the partially finished front. Does Junior Bravo resemble Santa Claus? The kids at Phoenix Children's Hospital would know. Shhhhhh...... And finally, JB, Scratch, and Lucky Shot LeeRay with another partially finished front. If this looks like fun, it's because it is. Nobody told these guys to smile, they are actually enjoying themselves. Come on out and join us, the next party is scheduled for January 5th 2019.
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    2018 Winter Range results are here http://winterrange.com/2018results.html . I don't know what you mean by mini long range, so I can't help you there.
  4. Rattlesnake Slim

    Winter Range Applications - 12/15 UPDATE

    Usually Sunshine Kay emails the Board when WR is full. I haven't gotten that email yet, but HURRY, IT MUST BE CLOSE!!!
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    I second what Allie Mo says about the Hangtown Vigilance Committee. It's where I got my start. No two finer cowboys on the planet than The Other Guy and El Suave.
  6. Rattlesnake Slim

    Winter Range Applications - 12/15 UPDATE

    Ok, listen up cowboys and cowgirls. Winter Range is over 80% full. It happens about this time every year. If you have hopes of shooting what we think is the best cowboy action shooting match on the planet, get your application in NOW! Don't say we didn't warn ya.
  7. Rattlesnake Slim

    WTB: Original Winchester ‘92 carbine forend

    I've got one for a Browning 92 in .357. It's brand new in the box. You can have it if you think you can make it work.
  8. Rattlesnake Slim

    Winter Range Swap Meet - What the Heck?

    That's a great idea Kirk. Ultimately, I'd like to send all registered shooters an email whenever we update the website for schedule changes, or other things like camping or swap meet info. I'll look into what it would take.
  9. Rattlesnake Slim

    Western Style Leather Belt and Holster

    Or if you order a ranger style belt with a little longer overlap, a new longer billet can be made as he grows.
  10. Rattlesnake Slim

    Improvised brass cleaning media - failed experiment

    I went cold turkey. After shooting APP or Black MZ, I wash in dish soap with a little vinegar, let dry overnight (yes even in winter, gotta love AZ). Brass is clean inside and out, just not shiny. And no more lead dust in the garage. Shoot em, no more misses than before. Repeat as often as possible.
  11. Rattlesnake Slim

    Western Style Leather Belt and Holster

    I have bought from Reddog Leather on Ebay. He does fantastic work in your price range. Email him if you can't find what you want on Ebay, he will work with you. https://www.ebay.com/sch/dnegel231/m.html?item=362489749608&hash=item546612a068%3Ag%3AbCEAAOSwKfVXEQhH%3Ark%3A10%3Apf%3A0&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2562
  12. Rattlesnake Slim

    Quick original 1873 question

    Should be marked on the barrel. 25 WCF, 32 WCF, 38 WCF, or 44 WCF. If not, measuring the bore should clear it up. 38 WCF is actually .40 . If you have a set of drill bits, slipping the non-sharpened end of a couple of bits in the muzzle should get you close.
  13. Rattlesnake Slim

    cocke hammer

    Exactly. I got a SDQ for this two weeks ago. I broke a safety rule through inattention and I deserved the penalty. Not so hard to understand.
  14. Rattlesnake Slim

    Winter Range Swap Meet - What the Heck?

    Shhhhhhh...........That's quiet time. Nobody's allowed outta bed till the sun comes up.
  15. Rattlesnake Slim

    Winter Range Swap Meet - What the Heck?

    Well, let me try to explain. First of all, we know that we can't please everybody. We know that every change that we make makes some happy, and some unhappy. With that being said, what drives changes? First and foremost, the results of the post-match survey. I can't stress strongly enough that each and every Board member reads each and every survey. And we spend hours and hours discussing them and how we can use your suggestions to make Winter Range better every year. Now, as to the swap meet. Our surveys told us that, on Wednesday that many of our shooters are very busy trying to squeeze every possible side match in. After all, they are here to shoot and have fun. There are also over 100 dedicated volunteers running those side matches that told us that they don't like missing out on the swap meet bargains. There is also the issue with time, every year we end up forcing people out of the tent so that we can set up for the opening ceremonies and shooter appreciation dinner. And yes, we heard from many of the vendors that they would like to have the swap meet time moved to the evening, some because they felt that the swap meet was in competition with them, but many wanted to attend the swap meet to both sell and buy (yes many of our vendors are also SASS members and WR shooters). So after much discussion, it was decided that moving the swap meet to Thursday night would allow more shooters, volunteers and vendors to attend. It also removes the time constraints associated with Wednesday, buyers and sellers can stay and horse trade until we turn out the lights! If it doesn't work out, we'll be the first to know. Again, your survey is your voice in Winter Range. As always, we all look forward to seeing all of you cowboys and cowgirls enjoy yourselves at what we think is the best cowboy shooting match on the planet. We're already working non-stop and we can't wait for you to get here. Respectfully, Rattlesnake Slim Winter Range Secretary

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