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    Shooting, but of course. Photography, sailing, gardening. Brand new retiree! Loving life even more. I'll be there only if I want to!!!!!!
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  1. Just a funny story. I ordered 1000 pieces of Federal brass from a dealer several years ago. The dealer somehow misspelled my street name on the shipping label, which was sent by FedEx. I received an email notification that it had been delivered but I didn't get it so I went online to research it and see it was delivered to the wrong address. And, it was the address of a major bank in downtown Boston. Not sure how that went over when someone opened up the package! The dealer took full responsibility for the error and sent out a new shipment. I wonder what they did with the brass at the bank???????? lol.
  2. And another, heart of Boston!
  3. Thanks for the replys. It helps a lot. ATlDave, the prone position will actually be faster because you step back 2 or 3 steps from the start position, take the targets to either side (which will be tight shots) and then drop to take 2 other targets and the steel. it's the last position, so I wanted to add the risk. The other option for the poppers is to run to each side of the barricade which takes more time, to take the poppers risk free and the paper wide open. There are other targets but's thats the gist of it. My thought was what you all have said, the no shoots should not be getting hit by splatter. Now to argue with the powers that be!
  4. And then there's that! Didn't think about that, lol.
  5. IANAL Chapter 140: Section 131G. Carrying of firearms by non-residents; conditions Section 131G. Any person who is not a resident of the commonwealth may carry a pistol or revolver in or through the commonwealth for the purpose of taking part in a pistol or revolver competition or attending any meeting or exhibition of any organized group of firearm collectors or for the purpose of hunting; provided, that such person is a resident of the United States and has a permit or license to carry firearms issued under the laws of any state, district or territory thereof which has licensing requirements which prohibit the issuance of permits or licenses to persons who have been convicted of a felony or who have been convicted of the unlawful use, possession or sale of narcotic or harmful drugs; provided, further, that in the case of a person traveling in or through the commonwealth for the purpose of hunting, he has on his person a hunting or sporting license issued by the commonwealth or by the state of his destination. Police officers and other peace officers of any state, territory or jurisdiction within the United States duly authorized to possess firearms by the laws thereof shall, for the purposes of this section, be deemed to have a permit or license to carry firearms as described in this section. I would keep your match registration and information documents handy and easily accessible. This is Mass law on large capacity magazines but I can't find anywhere whether or not it applies to 'non-residents' also: Magazine Capacity Restriction?YesYesMA Ch. 140 Sec. 121 Illegal to possess magazines of over 10 rounds capacity. Pre-ban magazines manufactured before September 13, 1994 are exempt from this restriction. You are also covered under FOPA (Firearm Owners Protection Act) which is a U.S. Federal Law. Again, I am NOT a lawyer.
  6. I have designed a stage that will have the option of going prone, or not, and risk vs reward. I have two poppers down range with no shoots about 8 feet behind them. The poppers are about 25 feet out. If you go prone at the center port, the no shoots are directly behind the poppers. If you go to either side of an angled barricade, because of the different angle, the no shoots are no longer behind the poppers and they are about 8 feet behind and 2 feet to the side of the poppers. It's been brought up that there could be an issue with splatter hitting the no shoots and it's frowned on for a major match. I believe we'll be using forward falling poppers. Would moving the no shoots out further than 8 feet help? Another thought is to build plywood boxes, sides and top only, about 8" deep, to put over the poppers. Any thoughts?
  7. kimmie

    hogue grips

    Thumbs up to Hogue. I really didn't want to go to short or medium colt rounds so I called them to see if they could relieve some wood on my Big Butt grip to help with the 38sp moon clips getting hung up when I ejected them. They said that they do it all the time and no problem. One week turn around, no charge. And they look awesome. It should also take care of the blister that I usually get at the base of my thumb after 200+ rounds of shooting.
  8. Latest update - press cleaned and everything tightened up. One thing I noticed was that I needed to readjust the location of the loaded round bin holder where it attaches to the bench to keep it from interfering with the handle on the upstroke. It was loose where it was screwed into the bench and moving occasionally. Federal small pistol primers seat deeper than the federal magnum match and I also followed the suggestions on how to seat them with force, from this post. Gun came back this week from TK custom with a master action trigger job which included the speed hammer. Eli left it at 8lbs just in case I was still having a primer issue. I took it to the range to test and was able to get it down to 6 1/2 pounds. I think I could have gone even lighter but 6 1/2 feels really good. Amazing! Shot a match yesterday. 150 rounds. No misfires and functioned flawlessly. Happy lady here.
  9. kimmie

    hogue grips

    I inherited the wood big butts when I bought a gun. I put strips of skateboard tape on them.
  10. I haven't tried, but yes, it probably would be.
  11. I wanted to do a quick update. I took apart my press and cleaned and tightened everything. Meanwhile, my order of federal sp primers came in. A huge difference between priming with the regular sp and the magnum. I am able to seat them a bit deeper (along with using the recommendations of using my left hand to pull on the press and pushing really hard to seat them) and the other thing that I noticed was that the sp primers flow right into the primer tube whereas the magnum primers, I had to jiggle the primer tube to get them to go in. So, my unscientific analysis is that the magnum primers are indeed a bit bigger (or thicker) than the regular one.
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