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The Aggie Rifleman, SASS#55213

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  1. I want Ruger to get the Marlin 1917 Machine Gun (product improved Potato Digger) back into production! Also, remake the Marlin Model 62 so it could feed from 30 Carbine mags. When I get a 30 Carbine Blackhawk it needs a non-semiauto compadre. However, any support for Marlin 22's is gone. Ruger bought Marlin to finally kill off any domestic competition to the 10-22.
  2. Northern climes and the subsequent basements make for great storage ideas. WRT reloading...I'm either frugal, old school, or a mix of both. I use a basic Lee single stage press. I try to run brass through every step I can and have it laying around. I use a RCBS hand primer and when primers were available would crunch out cartridges while watching TV. RCBS powder throw works great. My little reloading bench is square in shape and mounted on casters so I can rotate the entire setup.
  3. Reloading room is in work after moving to the land of poisonous nuts (aka Ohio and Buckeyes)
  4. My most ridiculous "pairing" with the 45LC 18" Buntline is my 32 H&R Ruger Baby Vaquero Birdshead.
  5. Being the Peanut gallery they didn't elaborate on their insinuations. All I heard was "those aren't legal, next match you can't use them". It was my first match with this club. There will be more to follow at next months match. I'm planning my SASS-legal fun now.
  6. I shoot buntlines, both short (10") and the long tom version (18"). Both my revolvers are 45LC. I experience no problems with either. the Long Tom came from Uberti with an older Army grip vs. standard SAA one so you have more to hold on to. Getting a hold of the target is no problem whatsoever. With targets being as close as they are today for main matches...if they move any closer all you will need to do is lean forward and tap the targets with the muzzle in the proper order. Saves $ on bullets! Only problem is drawing the 18" buntline. Functionally its great, accurate, and a good pistol. My next experiment is to try out shooting stix with it!
  7. Good read with lots of good info. My standard 9mm Luger reload uses a 121g lead conical bullet. Works great in practically anything thats not a Glock (polygonal rifling). Have like 20k of them loaded.
  8. The rulebook that I quoted above in the initial post talks calibers then refers to cartridges. The rule as its written is using/confusing caliber and cartridges. My question (and the title of this thread) referred to the term "commonly available". What is commonly available? If one can obtain a new made gun that is capable of shooting multiple calibers (i.e. the Ruger Vaquero Convertible models) does that make said calibers/cartridges "commonly available"? To go to the point that other Pards have posted, Magnum Arms makes a 45-70 Single Action Revolver that one could order and have in a few days. They've made said guns for years. If the ammunition is loaded to SASS specs as written in the rulebook what prohibits it? Its 2021, almost 2022. Gun manufacturers have/continue to make SAA revolvers in multiple legal calibers and said calibers are capable of using an even wider variety of cartridges. The rule as written basically allows anything, which I completely agree with. Variety is the spice of life. If the intent of the rule is to limit calibers/cartridges then I'm against it.
  9. Please tell me where I have a misunderstanding of the rule since I am the OP.
  10. That sounds like an awesome idea! I'd love to have one of those 45 Walker Magnum BP conversions too that people made out of 460 Mag.
  11. I would love to shoot in such a match. In the past I've shot with permission verbotten pistols at a SASS Match. 45LC 1909 Colts, 1917 Colts, Broomhandles, Webleys, Lugers, and Trench guns. For LR stuff I've used Krags, Cavalry Sharps, Trapdoors, and 1895 Winchesters. The local match did draw the line when I tried to use the BAR...mainly due to save the targets!
  12. Pards, At my most recent match on Sunday I overheard peanut gallery remarks about the ammunition that I was using in my revolvers (9mm Luger out of Ruger NMV convertibles and 40 S&W out of a Ruger OMV 38-40/40S&W convertible). Ruger for many, many moons has made/continues to make convertible revolvers in 38/357 Mag that come with an extra 9mm Luger cylinder. They also have made/continue to make 45 Colt revolvers with 45 ACP cylinder. Other manufacturers/importers have made/continue to make similar conversion cylinders for their wares With regard to the revolver ammunition requirement in firearms covenants section of the shooters handbook, it states that: - Must be centerfire calibers of at least .32 caliber and no larger than .45 caliber or percussion calibers of at least .36 caliber and no larger than .45 caliber. - Must be in a caliber commonly available in revolvers. Examples include, but are not limited to, .32-20, .32 Magnum, .357 Magnum, .38 Special, .44 Magnum, .44- 40, and .45 Colt. What is the definition of "commonly available"? If the revolver is capable of shooting a cartridge (9mm Luger, 40 S&W, 45 ACP), and said cartridge meets the requirements (centerfire, caliber, power, & loaded to proper power requirements) what's the call? Revolvers have been/are being made and are available for sale/order (if anyone can find anything in this "out-of-stock"/shortage world) in a pleathora of cartridges. One doesn't have to look terribly hard to find revolvers capable of shooting 32 ACP (Nagants), 380 ACP (Uberti 1862 police conversion [revolver may have SASS issues...not sure]), 9mm, 40 S&W, 10mm, 45ACP.
  13. Could be worse he could be dragging a Buntline around!
  14. Ole Alec deserves every bit of whatever appropriate legal blame can head his way. He gets no sympathy from me. His prior actions and statements stand as a testament to his violent tendencies and his hatred of the Second Amendment. He stands completely for depriving law-abiding Americans of their freedoms. If any of us had such a horrific incident happen to us ole Alec would be Twitting about how ignorant we are. He was the producer, so even if it was a propmaster/armorer failure...he hired them. He is responsible. He pulled the trigger and his deliberate action killed someone. His Hollywood status should not give him a pass in the eyes of the law. Unfortunately in Wujan Luhan's state it may very well...
  15. I have this exact rifle and I don't tailor my 45LC loads to it. I use 250g LRNFP bullets for all my 45's and have no problems. The 30" 1873 Winchester is a beast...you can almost load an entire stage's worth of ammo in it if allowed. I'm sure if loaded with 45 Schofield it would, and if you were able to get one of those nifty 45 Cowboy Special mods done then you could hold more rounds than an AK.
  16. I have gotten the same comment frequently at SASS matches. I typically shoot rifles/shotguns with anti-sweep devices attached (bayonets) and for pistols I've used: "Short" buntline (10") "Long" buntline (18") Colt New Service/1917 Luger C96 Mauser Webley Mk 6 When I shot the Webley the posse was saying that I needed a Pith Helmet to be correct!
  17. Never heard that but it wouldn't surprise me that the People's Republic of the Left Coast found that brass causes Cancer and needed to be banned.
  18. 45 Colt took off years ago with the general gun community when the 410/45LC revolvers came out (judge, governor, etc). Those guns have kinda died out. I would think 45Colt is more popular than 44Mag. The suppressed tactical lever gun is popular (just not here) and there's a boatload of 45 silencers.
  19. Looks interesting. The initial gun makes sense but the follow ons lacking popular calibers such as 45LC is a strange one. I hope the " extremely good accuracy that they are use to producing from their other centerfire rifles in the Ruger line" rifled barrels they're going to use are not Mini-14 accurate.
  20. If only John Browning would have designed the 1897 to not be a single shot pump gun or at most have a magazine tube that only holds more than one extra shell. I guess he made the magazine tube longer for balance or something... SASS's rules that handicap the 87 and 97 shotguns have never made sense and that's all I will say on this dead horse flogging topic.
  21. So many guns are built/have headquarters in "unfriendly" states. How a company can operate in a state that is openly hostile to the production and selling of their wares is mind-boggling. Lets make a list: S&W - Massachusetts..finally moving Colt - Connecticut...hopefully moving as a result of CZ purchase Remington - lots of manufacturing in NY Kimber - NY Springfield Armory - Illinois Armalite - Illinois DS Arms - Illinois Mossberg - Connecticut Rock River - Illinois Ruger - Connecticut for parts Sig Sauer USA - NH I'm sure there are others I couldn't remember. Also, for defense work they're equally bad: Boeing: Corporate in IL, manufacturing in WA, PA, IL, CA Lockheed - Peoples Republic of Kali Northrup - Peoples Republic of Kali Pratt and Whitney - CT Electric Boat Works - CT (Subs) Why support a place that loathes you?
  22. I hear the "get old part"...when I started shooting SASS I was a young buck now I'm practically a 49er. One important thing SASS has done that could potentially capture the youth market is the targets we use. Shooting steel targets for a basic hit vs. cardboard and taping up targets after every shooter is so much faster. Younger shooters are always in a rush to do things. SASS at practically every club I've shot at can complete 5+ stages of a monthly match in less than 4 hrs.
  23. Correct. I've seen ammo be available in the SW OH area along with arms of all type as well. Local stores and big box stores are fairly well stocked and priced. Items are sold at a premium price at the local gunshows. The only things that have been scarce is that the milsurp market is DEAD. Cowboy guns are around if you look, as well as cowboy ammo. I've shockingly been successful at finding 32H&R for SASS. Also reloading components are hard to find. Powder is starting to make it to shelves, but primers, brass, and bullets are still at a premium.
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