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Happy Jack, SASS #20451

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  1. Not an unusual occurrence anymore. Unfortunately Quality Control isn't what it used to be. Check every shell for a SXS, in a'97 you can get away with nearly any factory shell.
  2. I hope you haven't tried to anneal the brass cases. Nearly everyone who anneals "by eye" overheats the brass. Once it is overheated it is ruined forever and can't be used.
  3. I agree with Joe. IMO Lonnie is the best kept secret in Cowboy firearms. He has done some amazing work for me.
  4. We all have our preferences. Based on using them for well over 15 years I still prefer Blade-tech.
  5. Been around shooting 1911's for a LOOOONG time. Used every major manufacturers magazines over the years. Now I only use TRIPP. Buy once cry once.
  6. Rafe, I'm sure Johnny Meadows just up the road from you can cut and install a bead for you.
  7. Old Man Graybeard. Not to cause you a problem but IF you make a non-trench model 12 into a trench model by cutting the barrel, adding a heat shield, etc. it is NOT LEGAL for Wild Bunch. Trench guns must be original as provided by the manufacturer. They can be repaired but must be originally issued in that form. Making one is not an "allowable external modification".
  8. For an inexpensive red dot it is hard to beat the ones from Holosun. Not an Aimpoint but work well and cost a fraction.
  9. Phantom, sorry I missed you. I shot the Wild Bunch match but had to return home Tuesday night. Yes, I agree with you a nice range, well though out stages, and good people.
  10. Not so good. They cost more but the ones from Target Cam/Longshot camera are much better. the Caldwell one is total junk. JMO from using all 3.
  11. Bob, where did you get that T post bracket ????
  12. Yul Lose, The reason 16 gauge 97's are NOT allowed in WBAS is because the Wild Bunch made it clear to me when I was writing the original rules that they were NOT allowed and would never be. (I had 2 16 gauge 97's and wanted to allow them.) I also have a custom built 20 gauge 97 that I had made for Copper Queen we cannot use even in CAS.
  13. To the OP and others, I don't understand the reasoning behind wanting to use only 1 powder for different cartridges. Why compromise on performance?? It isn't hard to keep track of the powder in use. I use over 14 different powders regularly. Only 1 at a time so no problem. I use 3 different powders just for 5.56/223 loads. Cost isn't an issue as almost all powders are similar with the only outlier being VV. I even use 3 different VV powders. I will never understand the reasoning behind limiting performance by limiting powder selection.
  14. Lumpy, I think TG burns extremely clean. I haven't cleaned my 9mm STI Edge in over 2500 rounds. Like all powders it leaves some traces on the case but in my opinion it is very clean. I like it in small cases but don't use it in larger ones like 45ACP. Recoil is a bit snappy in 45ACP compared to WST. It is cheap to use and meters well.
  15. The #1 powder for 9mm loading in the US is Titegroup !!! Used by more than all other powders combined. Go to any USPSA or IDPA match and ask what they load with. Nearly all use Titegroup. So do I. Works perfect with any buller from 115 to 147.
  16. CGC, you will get LOTS of bad advise on annealing cases. Most overheat the brass thereby ruining it. Either use tempilac (available from Brownells) to make sure you get the temp right or use a commercial annealing machine to be sure. By hand with eyeballing the color is the easiest way to ruin brass. Especially short pistol brass.
  17. AR-10's can be picky about ammunition. Lots of factory loads are't optimized for gas guns. Like everything else you basically get what you pay for. I have shot several LaRue OBR's and they are amazingly accurate and reliable. The teams use them almost exclusively. Another one that is worth the money is the JP, but bring lots of money. Some level entry guns that seem reliable are from Rock River and LMT.
  18. Absolutely the best money you will ever spend if you want to shoot WBAS.
  19. Lumpy, ran the 223 full auto with no problems but didn't let one sit in the chamber for more than a minute. Seemed OK. The 308 only ran semi but it also performed fine. Polymer is slower to transfer heat than brass so powder should heat up slower. I can see the weight savings on something like a 50, but it is still a crew weapon so not sure about the actual improvement in the field. I still feel the best use is subsonic as the case walls can be thick and get a good powder fill with the low charge weights.
  20. I have fired the military experimental polymer cased rounds in 9mm, 223, 6.5, and 308. Not the 50 yet. The cases have brass bases.
  21. HOSS, the 38-55 will reach 500 meters just fine. I shoot a 335grain postell in mine out to 800 with a starting muzzle velocity of around 1350fps. You can use a slightly lighter bullet but you need the high BC to carry that far. Something in the range of 280grains with a gas check and smokeless with a MV of 1400-1450 ans reach 500 meters just fine. Make sure of the barrel twist and bore diameter as 38-55's vary widely. No need to get another gun unless you just want one. Put good sights on the 38-55 and enjoy the lighter recoil.
  22. Per KId Rich's post: We considered (very briefly) outlawing the use of BP or substitutes in Wild Bunch primarily because of the firearm problems the majority of users were having and the effect on the overall match flow. HOWEVER Wild Bunch Action Shooting is a SHOOTING match, and we want to reduce penalties and restrictions, not increase them. So we decided that if you can make it work fine, if you can't, you might miss a couple of stages as the match goes on. We (the WBAS Committee) have removed over a dozen MSV's and SDQ's since the start of Sanctioned WBAS competition. Too bad CAS can't do that also.
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