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Garrison Joe, SASS #60708

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  1. Probably Accurate's 43-165CL, or 43-155S for an even lighter bullet. Ask for the bands on the bullet to be cut to 0.429" or even 0.430" in whatever alloy you expect to cast (not .427 which was the original groove diameter for .44 WCF). That will fit MOST guns made in the last 20 years. I'd specify "Wheelweight" alloy composition so you get a perfect diameter when using about Brinnell 9 hardness alloy. Round Nose Flat Point with a crimp groove is about the most common design for our matches, which both molds above will make. Lightest bullet possible usually will result in least recoil. Both have a large enough lube groove for .44 WCF in a revolver. You may want a 200 grain bullet for black powder loads in a toggle rifle, if the gun has blowback problems (but, with the thin case walls of .44 WCF, almost certainly you won't have a blowback issue). good luck, GJ
  2. There is no power difference between regular and Match primers. Match primers have been stated by all the companies that make primers to simply have a higher level of quality assurance done on the primers before they are packed. Like, one more examination that there is a pellet and an anvil in each primer. So, more than a penny apiece more for Match primers doesn't seem wise to pay, in NORMAL MARKET CONDITIONS. good luck, GJ
  3. You can burn it out with a few black powder rounds. But firing jacketed rounds will usually iron in the lead deposits in guns that are firing pistol-caliber cartridges. You really need to fix the root problem (leading) with bullets that: * are soft (no more than 9 Brinnell hardness) (which is just about wheelweight hardness) * fit the groove diameter of the barrel (and a great fit is one thousandths of an inch over groove diameter.) * contain soft lube which actually works as a friction fighter * and DO NOT have a bevel base. And, in revolvers, the throat in the cylinder shouldn't be tighter than the groove diameter of the barrel, and each throat should be consistent with the rest. The modern "cheap and easy" approach is to use poly coated bullets, but even those need to be a good fit to groove diameter. Load right, and you won't get leading that then has to be cleaned out. I've not had to scrape out lead deposits in cowboy guns for the last 7-8 years now. good luck, GJ
  4. Well, TO is instructed to SAFELY ASSIST THE SHOOTER THROUGH THE STAGE. This occurrence has happened to me while running timer, and three times I have called out to the shooter "bullet left the barrel, keep shooting" Each of those shooters was very glad I called that out loudly. Especially the one who "was sure" he really did have a squib. But you can't yell that if you didn't see the bullet come out of barrel - too much danger to barrel and even shooter or yourself if you were mistaken. This seems to be a better approach IF you know the shooter will hear you and understand. Don't do this if the shooter is not able to hear you! good luck, GJ
  5. That's not a SASS sweep with a gun. You are not on a SASS firing line when you have put your guns in your cart.. Long guns are open and empty in carts. We certainly don't encourage CARELESS or uncontrolled loss of muzzle awareness. But there is no chance of injury here if proper loading/unloading/cold range procedures are followed. The range on which you are shooting may have restrictions about such things, however. Check with the match director. SASS does not provide all the rules for SAFE gun handling. Just because SASS rules are silent about something, does not mean you are wise to do something. good luck, GJ
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