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Gold Canyon Kid #43974

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  1. The plunge in numbers has little to do wth the stages we shoot, target sizes or distances. In fact clubs that are doing well do exactly the opposite of what you recommend. The reduction in SASS numbers has a lot more to do with demographics of cowboy shooters, the largest percentages of shooters today are well over 60 years old and the sport no longer attracts younger shooters who were not raised in the era of TV and movie westerns.
  2. That is not true. I built and tested 105 g loads from 300 to 1000 fps, on purpose. My 650 would easily drop the correct amout of Bullseye using the extra small powder bar. I also tested with no powder and mag primer. All to see the min load that would clear pistol and rifle barrels. Then wanted heaviest 105 g loads to see how POA varied for difficult knock down targets.
  3. I thought I had seen shooters shooting Vaqueros in 32-20.
  4. And then there are the 32 Rugers. They come in several varieties, the so called Baby Vaqueros with fixed rear sights. Single sixes with adjustable rear sights, etc. Were Vaqueros ever made in 32 caliber?
  5. I know they have a feather on the shell. Could not find the word festherlite anywhere. I have some boxes of them at least 10 yrs old and many in between all the way to the latest.
  6. Hope Dillon keeps pumping out all those military machine guns so they can afford our loader warranties forever.
  7. I find it humorous how folks get their undies in a knot when folks talk about old model Vaqueros, new model Vaqueros, Flat Tops, 3 screws, and new model Blackhawks. Who gives a rats butt if there are common understood names given to things. Most everyone knows what Featherlites are but Winchester never called them that, at least that I recall.
  8. I have not gotten second email. Perhaps too much merriment at SHOT show. Anything in the Feb Chronicle worth reading?
  9. I count two costume categories, CC and BW, seems short of all. One of those already has a caliber requirment. Do you have any information that says 45 and 44/40 were the most popular? There were a lot of left over Civil war guns and calibers, pocket guns, store keeper guns, farmer guns, etc.
  10. Gee I thought all SKBs come with ejectors that have to be modified??
  11. Most of the folks I know have modified the extractors a lot including welding the two pieces together. Many reform the extractor. In it's basic form it is hourglass shaped. Many knock off the two two side ears of the hour glass area (leaving something more like an upside down T), then filing a ridge sloping down from the middle of the vertical portion of the extractor on both sides for ease of separation of 2 shells into their chambers. In this manner the extractor vertical portion looks like a dull knife or ax blade. This leaves the bottom of the extractor to do it's job.
  12. I am in Casa Grande, Az at Gathering of the Posses in a hotel. Boxes of shells in car in hotel parking lot. Will check when I shoot tomorrow and reply after I get home tomorrow afternoon. I use the 1 oz loads. Wife uses Fetherlights. For some reason the balance or something about the 1 oz AAs load easier for me than 1 1/8 oz STS loads. Both shuck the same in any of 3 SKBs.
  13. I have a couple of cases of Rem STS #8 shot 1 1/8 oz load. Would trade for AAs 1 oz, lower velocity. A bit hotter than Featherlights. These are in my Az home about an hour from WR.
  14. Are there SASS clubs that do not allow non SASS members to shoot? Never seen it, but what I read in this thread makes me wonder.. I know several SASS clubs that give discounts for club membership, range membership, NRA membership, etc. Some clubs have to pay a fee for every shooter to the range, except for those members that are members of the range club. Some have to pay a fee to the range for every single shooter.
  15. Between my sons and myself we have 6 or 7 SKBs, all but one is a 100. All have switchable triggers.
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