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    Brad Schilling

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  1. Oh...I get what you're saying. I'm saying I wouldn't put it past one of "your" fellow competitors to kick some gravel under the hinge as everybody else is forward resetting steel and taping targets as you're in the shooting "box" getting your mental game together (and not watching the steel get reset).
  2. gunk? a.k.a. "wooden shoes" a.k.a. the french term "sabot"
  3. A'yup! Yeah, totally another poopie RM/MD! He should have been sent home without pay. Ohhh....wait...what?
  4. Okay.... I could swear I read here years ago that the .38 Super guys were roll sizing their brass with hopes of keeping primer pockets tight. I was also thinking that NOT having to pull the case mouth over the expander ball of a normal or convential full length resizing die would mean less work hardening of the mouth/neck.
  5. Oh...I know.... I got popper screwed at the 2007 Missouri Fall Classic. That was back when I was wearing a hatcam. And Ben and I were both posting vids to video.google.com I posted the video to a thread or 5 on popper screw-age... Then YouTube became all the rage. Then google bought YT. And video.google went away along with all my videos. I took an RO class from Gary Stevens in like November 2007 (prior to the official announcement that USPSA bought the Steel Challenge) And then I RO'ed the 2008 Single Stack Nat's. So, yeah, I am well aware of the popper calibration rule and process....on paper. In actual practice at Level I matches...after my 2007 MO Fall Classic popper screwing, the one time I left a popper standing (instead of hammering it down), the acting MD came over and smacked it with his hand. "YEAH! That does feel heavy. RESHOOT!" Then he leaned over to screw in the threaded adjuster, smacked it with his hand, and said "GOOD!" And I re-shot that stage.
  6. Well... if you actually paint steel between squads and shooter #3 of the squad shoots and hits the popper... and ya'll go forward and see that there are three "pock marks" on the still standing popper, AND shooter #1 only fired one round at it and shooter #2 only fired one round at it, I think one could deduce, then, that shooter #3's hit was evidently good enough to knock the popper over... and that equals an automatic reshoot. At least, in my opinion.
  7. Read the part again where I said "evident:. As in maybe the RO saw where the bullet struck the popper??? Or the RO kept a mental note of what kinda hits were on the popper and saw a new hit on the popper at a point that should have taken the popper down???
  8. Just like the title says.... on another forum, there is a discussion on annealing brass. some guys say their brass's primer pockets get too loose before the necks start splitting. I am just wondering if Case Pro'ing .223 brass would extend the life either putting off the split necks or keeping the primer pockets tighter???
  9. It's called salience bias. Kinda like jet liner crashes. They are quite infrequent, but when they do happen, it is all over the news.
  10. go back and read that part I put in parentheses. Really, as a former match director, all this rule would want me to do is use the club's money to buy 12" diameter plates instead of pepper poppers and leave the activation of moving targets to some other device or mechanism. Just so I could avoid this situation and any headaches. All steel (plates) must fall to score is a pretty simple rule to follow.
  11. Why can't USPSA HQ just change the rule so that an evidently hit popper (in the calibration zone) that doesn't fall = an automatic reshoot ? We have been talking people getting "popper screwed" since at least 2007 or 2008?
  12. I saw the video on facebook a few weeks ago. It looks like it would attach to the loaded round chute on your progressive press. The loaded round travels down like a spring, gets oriented the correct direction and then carried on a rotating "drum". I wish they would post the video on YouTube. I didn't have much luck with facebook links. I did take some screen caps of the video. Let's see if I can post them:
  13. You are correct sir! I dabbled way back when shooting Limited and Limited 10 with a 96 Brig Inox. With just 16 rounds of .40 on board, it didn't leave much margin for error on a stage... miss a steel or make up a shot on paper and you could end up doing a flat footed slide lock reload in the middle of a stage. Then that seemed to throw off my plan or tempo for the rest of the stage. Which is one of the reasons I just stuck with a 92 Brig Inox and 20 + 1 of 9mm (minor). Yeah...yeah...I can already hear the "but minor sucks" arguments spooling up. Save yourself the key strokes...I've heard it all before like 9 years ago. It's not like I was going to win a new Chevy Silverado Z71 pick up truck at each local match...where dropping points because of major/minor scoring really mattered. This stuff is supposed to be fun, right?
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