The Fouling Shot Digital CDs

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Aaron posted this 02 March 2024

While this forum is an excellent source of information relative to our sport, an even richer source of information is the past issues of The Fouling Shot. A few years ago, I purchased the 3-volume set of The Fouling Shot issues 001-190. I loaded these PDF files into their own folder on my PC and use the File Explore function of the PC to find text in that folder. For example, my last search was for “Paper Patch”, whereby 30 issues of The Fouling Shot were found containing that text string.


I opened each file individually and used the PDF search function to locate the article or text contained within the document. I was amazed at the ease with which the content could be located and was also amazed at the cornucopia of information contained within those volumes. Those articles are not posted or published on the CBA Forum.


I looked for the CDs containing the past publications of The Fouling Shot on the CBA store but could not locate them. It is my hope that an ongoing effort is underway at the CBA to get the remainder of The Fouling Shot issues converted to a PDF format and put onto a CD for sale.

The information contained within volumes 191-287 would be even more useful information for the members and soon-to-be members of the CBA. Will these CDs be in the CBA store in the future?

With rifle in hand, I confidently go forth into the darkness.

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John Alexander posted this 02 March 2024

Thanks for mentioning our CDs. Glad they are serving you well.

Yes. There are plans for getting a CD out containing the more recent Fouling Shots. Probably will be another couple of months.

Some of our board members have questioned the idea of offering these as well as the earlier FS on CD. "Nobody has CD players anymore."  Would it be better to offer them on thumb drives as well?  Maybe all on thumb drives?

Am I the only one with a CD player?

Any advice appreciated.

John

 

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RicinYakima posted this 02 March 2024

John,

it is the lap top and smart phone issue. You have to have a stand alone CD player to make those work and I don't know if they are even made anymore. Almost all home PC towers have CD players yet. 

They are so out of date that my wife's 2015 Jeep Cherokee doesn't have a CD either. 

Ric

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Aaron posted this 02 March 2024


Am I the only one with a CD player?

Any advice appreciated.

John,

I respectfully suggest both CD versions for those of us who have an external CD Drive (or internal) and a more "modern" approach would be a downloadable compressed (zipped) file available off the CBA store for a charge. Think of Amazon Music. Buy the song and you can download it. That approach would save admin time, and shipping costs.

I forgot how much I paid for each CD, but the value of the contents was well worth the price!

Assuming the CD version is a work in progress, Please continue along that path and get them up for sale as soon as you can. The CBA will have a digital version of all of the FS to date, and the PDF files can then be purchased and disbursed in whatever venue works the best. I'm thinking the compressed file version online would work the best.

I can't say enough how much information is contained within these previous publications. They are an invaluable resource for our hobby and interests. Had I done a search earlier, I would have had ALL of my questions regarding Paper Patched bullets answered before I posted my ridiculous question regarding bore sized bullets. I have subsequently removed that post so Harold Porter does not find out just how stupid I am. big_grin

I am eagerly looking forward to purchasing all of the FS publications before I became a member here at the CBA. It is an invaluable resource. If you have not previously acquired these historical publications, I encourage you to do so when they become available again. They are well worth the cost.

 

 

 

With rifle in hand, I confidently go forth into the darkness.

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Aaron posted this 03 March 2024

CD Player. $17

 If one is using an iPhone to access the Main site and the Forum, there is so much feature loss it's almost not worth it. I use my iPhone to peek at the forum, then use my laptop at home to access all the features of the forum and main CBA web site.

A LOT of members still have laptops, towers, and DVD players attached to those devices. A user poll will reveal the data.

With rifle in hand, I confidently go forth into the darkness.

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Waleone posted this 03 March 2024

I love having access to the back issues. The Fouling Shot is the only publication I received that I kept every issue. Not only that, I kept all back issues I was given by older CBA members. I have the CDs, but would be happy with whatever method is used in the future to provide them in a digital format.

Wayne

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dannyd93140 posted this 03 March 2024

USB stick would be great.

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Clod Hopper posted this 03 March 2024

All of the above.

Dale M. Lock

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Urny posted this 03 March 2024

Thumb drive or CD would work best for me.  Whether or not downloading that much information with our satellite internet service would be successful is questionable.

 

 

 

 

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Glaciers posted this 03 March 2024

I have the CD’s from 001 through 238 in 2015. One problem I have had is finding what you’re looking for, subject material by cartridge by firearm or subject. Handloader magazine came out with an index that is immensely hand for finding articles. Okay, yes I’m IT challenged. I admit it. But put a CD in the drive then looking for an article is time consuming and I would say frustrating, but I almost always get sidetracked by an article that I wasn’t looking for. USB memory sticks - thumb drive would be a good alternative or both in a package. The problem is I can’t use a CD or memory stick on my IPad or phone, only my laptop. Is there a Bluetooth CD drive that a person could buy?
Like I said, I’m IT challenged. I also would like a copy of Speaking Frankly. Great site, great bunch of Curmudgeons and great information available if you can find it. John

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Aaron posted this 04 March 2024

I have the CD’s from 001 through 238 in 2015. One problem I have had is finding what you’re looking for, subject material by cartridge by firearm or subject. Okay, yes I’m IT challenged. I admit it. But put a CD in the drive then looking for an article is time consuming and I would say frustrating,

John,

Contained within the volume CDs is an index by our own Lee Guthrie, which may assist with locating the information you seek. While not as powerful as a digital text search which is a feature of a laptop running Windows, or a PDF text search contained within the Adobe Reader app, it is pretty useful as a quick visual search for locating subject matter within the included documents (FS Issues 1-205).

 

 

 

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SkinnerD posted this 04 March 2024

As an International (I refuse to be called an "Alien"), an online downloadable file would be the Bees Knees. No shipping costs.

Might want to check out implementation of Digital Rights Management to avoid unauthorized copying and distribution.

John - New Zealand

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John Alexander posted this 04 March 2024

Thanks to all for your input, advice, and suggestions.  We will try to get things going as soon as possible.

John

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Lee Guthrie posted this 04 March 2024

Actually Lee still maintains the Index through current date.  I discontinued it from publication because a few people decided to make their own modifications to it.

 

INDEX

 

 TO

 

"THE  FOULING  SHOT"

 

VOLUMES  1  -  287

 

CURRENT  THROUGH  01-17-2024

 

ã J. Lee Guthrie 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024

 

ACCIDENTAL  OMMISSIONS ***

 

-A-

 

 

 1.  Accuracy

       a.  Average                                                                       #171-3

       b.  Bullet

            (1)  Bevel or plain base                                               #252-3

(2)  Seating pressure                                                   #223-15, 224-10

       c.  Cast bullets                                                                   #22-2

       d.  Comparing with velocity                                             #68-8

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MarkinEllensburg posted this 04 March 2024

I have the CD's that have been offered for sale. I also had an archive on a laptop PC spanning TFS since I joined until about 18 months ago when that laptop quit working with a fatal drive error. 

When I recently had to take down my website I plugged in my external CD rom to access my backup cd's of my sites content. It did not for some unknown reason work. I purchased from Amazon and used just once. I now need to buy another external drive and then I plan to copy the CD's to thumb drives.

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Glaciers posted this 04 March 2024

Well I haven’t had the CD’s out for a while, so sounds like I better go check out the CD’s again. Might have had a case of Sometimers Disease.

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