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Offline oldracer

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Hello From Chula Vista CA
« on: June 07, 2019, 08:53:18 AM »
I am happy to have found this forum since it has been 6 or 7 years since I shot a black powder revolver. I had a Colt Walker for 4 years but finally sold it since I got interested in making and shooting round ball and slug guns. I got rid of my AR's and bolt actions and now have assembled over a dozen muzzle loaders. I found out at our monthly match that our South Bay Rod and Gun Club has a "pistol" match on the 2nd Sunday at distances of 10, 20 and 50 yards so while scanning around GunBroker there a matched set of 1858 44 calibers with sequential serial numbers and my wife bought them for my birthday last week! They do shoot amazingly well!

About me...I am a retired US Navy nuclear machinist (retired 1985) and then retired from work as an Oracle Senior Database Administrator. Until my arthritis got too bad I raced a vintage Porsche 914-6 but quit since my pain medicine was slowing me down. I had raced everything from dirt short track stock cars in Delaware, a Harley XR750 road racer and even a bicycle racer and tri athlete for 10 years or so. Now days I go much slower for sure and enjoy the black powder shooting. Glad to be here.

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Re: Hello From Chula Vista CA
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2019, 08:58:46 AM »
Hi John,    welcome from Colorado.

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Re: Hello From Chula Vista CA
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2019, 07:40:09 PM »
Glad to have you aboard John.
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Re: Hello From Chula Vista CA
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2019, 11:22:07 AM »
Hi John, welcome! Good to see you here, lots of good, knowledgeable people on this forum. I'm sure folks would enjoy some reports and photos of your slug gun activities.

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Re: Hello From Chula Vista CA
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2019, 12:37:27 PM »
Welcome from Eastern Montana (soon to be Deadwood, SD Columbia MO).
« Last Edit: June 11, 2019, 09:35:04 AM by SourMashII »
Soaking this up like a Parched sponge.

Offline Miguel Loco

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Re: Hello From Chula Vista CA
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2019, 04:29:40 PM »
"a dios rogando y con el mazo dando"

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Re: Hello From Chula Vista CA
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2019, 01:01:03 PM »
Howdy John, and welcome to the forum.  Always glad to run into some one from where I was born and raised.  Haven't been in Chula Vista for over 40 years.  I'm sure nothing is the same.
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Re: Hello From Chula Vista CA
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2019, 01:08:44 PM »
Hi John, I'm waving a hand from western Kentucky.

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Re: Hello From Chula Vista CA
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2019, 02:29:49 PM »
Welcome, I have some old navy buddies living in CV
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Re: Hello From Chula Vista CA
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2019, 10:49:24 AM »
Welcome aboard, John!
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Re: Hello From Chula Vista CA
« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2019, 01:43:51 PM »
 (D@ from Norcal John. I'm envious that you got to play around with an XR750. What a grand old motor that was that dominated flat track racing for 45 years. I went to a half mile national last year and saw that Harley has phased them out with a replacement made in India.
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