Daily bulletin: Secrets of the Houston Warehouse

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  1. Dusty Stevens

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    No idea. Never met him. I think he shot his matches alone so i never ran into him
     
  2. alintx

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    I personally know someone who shot there, and will ask him what really happened there. He's a life long br shooter, and had won lots of matches. His name was mentioned in the article. Be interesting to get his take on it !
     
  3. Dusty Stevens

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    Let me know what he says.
     
  4. 6MMsteve

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    Conspiracy it is, who got the cool aid
     
  5. IdahoSharpshooter

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    NOTE: this was back in the day when NORMA was the only company making 6PPC brass. The quality was great, and consistent. That said, the alloy was not as strong as LAPUA.
    Shooters would turn the casenecks, trim, fireform and shoot the warmup match. They then shot five 5-shot groups, often holding the primer in with a thumb to seat it, fire, and then throw them in the trash bin the last match. Fred Sinclair built me an LV/Sporter and graciously tossed in 500 new cases. I went to the Super Shoot the next year, and made friends by doling out 50 cases to shooters I liked. The Boyers, Alan Hall and his son Larry, and Russ Hayden.
    Fred fitted an extra bolt to mine, a 308 face. Several others were using 220 Swift LAPUA brass to form PPC. They lasted forever. About the same time Dave Tooley and Seeley Masker came up with the idea for the 6mm SMW. Seeley Masker Wasp. Federal was talked into making a run or 50,000 cases, using the 30-30 basic brass built to match specs, and utilizing a small primer pocket. It was called the 30 American, then they ran another 100,000 cases. It worked well enough, that they forced NORMA to use a stronger alloy. Shortly thereafter, LAPUA entered the fray.
     
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  6. butchlambert

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    Visited with Frank Wilson at the Seymour Match about 3 weeks ago. He was very involved in the Warehouse shooting as well as John Jones. John is still active at the Tomball range and Frank at 93 years old is in Burnet,Tx. Frank walks his dog a mile and a half daily, plays golf daily, and said he is going to the gym now.
    They will have the knowledge that you are looking for.
     
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  7. alinwa

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    The way I heard it "arc" was a racing term from the 40's-50's era. it had to do with getting the ignition timing and dwell set for a perfect run. I have no idea if it's true but my source was credible.

    And long since gone to The Big Racetrack In The Sky.
     
  8. kountryboy2

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    I would have loved to have spent a couple of days around the late,T J Jackson. Wasn't he involved with the Blackbird project?
     
  9. ireload2

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    I was told T J Jackson was a retired U2 pilot.
    I met him once and bought a M700 bolt that came in his .220 Swift 40X rifle. I also have a pair of 6X47 Rem. 40X BR rifles that came with the 20 inch barrels. TJ fitted and chambered a Hart tight neck 6X47 Rem heavy varmint barrel for each of them for the original owner.
    There is a pdf file on line listing all U2 pilots.
    Col. T. J. Jackson , Jr. Is listed as pilot #125. His solo date was in 1959.
     
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  10. butchlambert

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    TJ was a retired U2 pilot. My youngest son was a U2 crewchief for over 20 years before retiring. I was able to purchase a couple barrels and his neck turning tool from his estate.
     
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