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NCOWS / Re: Starline 44-40 brass available at Midway USA
« Last post by Abilene on Today at 11:16:54 AM »
Well, they had orders available for quite some time, so hopefully they are making a big batch and some of that is going to distributors who will have it available shortly.  I didn't order any as I had just bought some NOS winchester brass (paid more for it, too, but that's okay).
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Tall Tales / Re: May we move on, for coffee and chat ?
« Last post by Delmonico on Today at 11:03:16 AM »
Wahoo got hit hard, can only get in from the north.  Ceresco got hit and 77 was blocked south of town, just normal here.  Floods missed us by about 15 miles.

Supposed to be a nice day and more tomorrow into Friday.
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NCOWS / Re: Starline 44-40 brass available at Midway USA
« Last post by OklaTom on Today at 10:42:14 AM »
Starline accepting backorders right now.

Not for 44-40 anymore. Sigh…
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The Longbranch / Re: Lets pitch in and buy Founders
« Last post by Abilene on Today at 10:24:56 AM »
... All that for 65 bucks....

...and you can shoot at State or higher championships.  Texas championship match has been close enough for me to shoot without a hotel probably 7 of the last ten years.  I've only shot Winter Range once (went lotsa times with Cimarron) but now that I'm no longer caregiving I intend to do some more big matches.  So...for me it is worth it.

Here's another angle.  Remember inflation?  I shoot every weekend, average of 130 miles round trip.  Gas/ammo/match fees are running over $60 per match.  I think I can afford my SASS membership.

But I get it, different strokes...

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Tall Tales / Re: May we move on, for coffee and chat ?
« Last post by Major 2 on Today at 09:56:44 AM »
Glad you guys are faring well... the storm season, and our time under the gauntlet, starts on June 1st.
Hurricane season will last until Nov. 30th, and it's forecasted to be BUSY::)

On another note: I had an old surfboard I found in the dump, must be 45-50 years old by now.
Not too beat up, but not real pretty either.
 I myself surfed from around 1962 until mid 90's, I sold my last board in 95.
Anyway, I decided to try my luck at eBay, with local pickup only.
I posted yesterday morning; it sold yesterday evening. Not too shabby for dumpster diving.

I figured eBay was safer, than say Craigs List, and guy that bought it has very good feedback
and a listed valued eBayer.
So, I feel OK about the meet, he has already paid through eBay, and will pick it up tomorrow.
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The Longbranch / Re: Lets pitch in and buy Founders
« Last post by River City John on Today at 09:27:02 AM »
The problem is having a core of individuals to maintain the site after purchase.
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The Longbranch / Re: Lets pitch in and buy Founders
« Last post by Baltimore Ed on Today at 08:52:24 AM »
Dropped my sass membership many years ago but I still play cas/WB/ BAMM every month [weather permitting]. Still dress up too. Got to see the elephant once, we had a very nice time but never went back. Honestly we enjoyed our trip to Cody for their sass state shoot better along with Yellowstone, Mt Rushmore and Deadwood. Lots of good memories from state and regional shoots over the years. Met so many truly fine cowboys and cowgirls. As Cher sang ‘If I could turn back time.’
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The Longbranch / Re: Lets pitch in and buy Founders
« Last post by Coffinmaker on Today at 08:37:13 AM »

 :) Ah Ha  ;)

I just knew it.  I've known it all along.  A most worthy challenger for PosterGrump!!  Finally out of the closet are we.  Well Harrumpff to you two.  As it twer, sorta.

And, Unfortunately, you are entirely correctamundo.  There is no benefit of SASS membership for the Rank and File.  What??  You say??  An Alias list??  So what.  Oh I forgot, also a tiny little sticky sticker for your vehicle window to identify it as a theft magnet.  All that for 65 bucks.  Whoopie.  Oh, 65 bucks and rising.  And, let us not forget, SASS/CAS is slowly, inexorably imploding.

Couple Lustrum ago, there were a number of folks making a tidy little living off CAS.  For some (like me) is was a nice Side Hustle to fund toys.  In case nobody has notice, the numbers of those folks have dwindled to almost nothing.  Most Haberdasheries have closed up shop.  Grip makers have packed it in.  Lots of specialty gunsmiths have bagged it, others in all these activities have simply aged out with no replacements interested in the activity.  Let us also not ignore, the Firearms Manufacturers who have supported the game are reducing production and branching out into other realms.  The Hay day has left the building.

Membership, now with membership numbers well over a Hundred Thousand, are misleading to say the least.  If you were to wander around the country, counting active participants, I seriously doubt you could find 30,000, total active players.

The Players that started this Game (IT'S JUST A GAME) have all aged out.  The original Wild Bunch are gone.  Those who have followed are just short term custodians.  I doubt there is going to be a well funded retirement down the road.

It is a really fun GAME.  I'm gonna play as long as I am able and as long as there is someone hosting a match.

SASS needed to get out of California.  But boy did they ever blow it.  Should have found an already established existing venue.  Oh well.

In other news . . . .  they finally moved the Big Boat  ::)
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Tall Tales / Re: May we move on, for coffee and chat ?
« Last post by Silver Creek Slim on Today at 07:31:08 AM »
Morning y'all.
Coffee and tea ready ready.

Storms here last night too. No tornadoes here, but there may have been some in WI. The sirens blew twice.

'Tis 58 and overcast. High of 67 and mostly cloudy.

Slim
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The Darksider's Den / Re: How did we get these "Calibers"?
« Last post by AntiqueSledMan on Today at 06:20:45 AM »
Hey Guys,

I know a lot of people get their undies in a bundle when someone refers
to the .45 Colt as the .45 Long Colt, but these are changing times.
When I started playing with the .44 Colt I discovered that it also changed.
Now I try to refer to mine as the .44 Colt Original, not the new stuff with a .429" projectile.

AntiqueSledMan.
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