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  1. It’s my first winter in Minnesota. I have no idea when the weather fails but I’m hoping to get a September match after the IRC and maybe sneak the postal in October before this place freezes over.
  2. I had the hardest time getting played bullets to make chrono in my 4.25” gun. Kept upping the N320 into +p and had a hard time making comfortable chrono. Switched from .357 Berry’s RN to .358 Ibejiheads RN and it was never an issue again.
  3. It seems like there is some interest in an ICORE club up here. If you're in the area and interested please consider joining the ICORE facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/MinnesotaICORE/. It's a bit barebones at the moment but I'll get that fixed sometime in the near future. I have a poll going in the group on the best date to hold our inaugural match.
  4. Alec, if I recall correctly, has a motor or agitator of some sort on his powder drop for his clays to get around that issue.
  5. Is this for a local match? Or is it a regional/IRC? if it’s a local, shoot what ever you’d like no one is gonna chrono you.
  6. I think the center pin is fine as a broken centerpin can’t explain why the cylinder release refuses to move when the cylinder is out of the frame. So: -Press down hard to release cylinder, take cylinder out of frame. -Cylinder release should be able to move back and forth if you moved it. But it’s not; it requires force to return move rearward toward the shooter. -After that forceful push to the rear the cylinder release rests forward toward the muzzle as expected but now can be moved back and forth easily until the cylinder is reinserted and the process begins again. Brass is easily ejected.
  7. I’m going bananas trying to figure out what’s wrong with my bolt/cylinder release. My google-fu is failing as: 1.) Apparently there’s a “bolt action revolver” in a popular video game and that’s mucking up results and 2.) All of the relevant results point to the extractor rod as the cause. This is the case for me. I have a 66-8 which has a yoke mounted lock up and no extractor rod to unscrew it self. Here’s the problem and my work so far: -The cylinder release is very difficult to press but do-able. Once depressed the cylinder is easily released from the frame. However, the cylinder release has to be pulled back to get it to return to its “home”. -Deep cleaned and relubed. No noticeable change. -I exchanged my bolt, bolt plunger, and plunger spring from my 66-2 and put it in the 66-8. Worked well (open and closed 100 times with no hang ups) but after firing 6 rounds it started (again) sticking both directions. -Opened up the side plate and noticed the spring from the internal lock had “bowed out” hitting the bolt as it moved. Removed lock and it became much more tolerable but still sticky. -Did another deep clean and light polish on the channel bolt sits in and the 66-8 bolt. Cleaned after polishing. Put 66-8 bolt back in (keeping 66-2 plunger and spring). -Cylinder release near seized hard to press and requires a pull to return to home position. Other info: -Gun has 8,000-10,000 rounds through it. -Apex hammer installed -Bolt/cylinder release seems easier to move before sideplate is reinstalled. -Was acting perfectly fine and started all of a sudden. Any expertise or suggestions are welcome. Thanks!
  8. Match was great! Good stages, well run, shade & water. I’d say the 2022 IRC is in good hands! Thanks to Patricia and everyone else’s hard work!
  9. I know you asked for a kydex holster but a lot of 6” revolver shooters opt for a speed holster. The longer barrel can make draws a bear from a traditional holster.
  10. Look at Mr. Iron forearms here only getting tired by #9 I’ve actually started doing them out of order to rest my finger: doing the draw then it’s associated 6 reload 6 drill. I know they’re recommended to be shot in order but the built in rest shooting them out of order provides is essential.
  11. Stages just got sent out. I don’t have a normal Texas Star to practice on let alone a double...
  12. I also appreciate the obvious hard work on the stages as well!
  13. I’d say that 75% of ICORE membership is too old to get on the internet.
  14. What’s the skinny on the extended cylinder release?
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