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Edward R S Canby, SASS#59971

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About Edward R S Canby, SASS#59971

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    Peralta Battlefield, New Mexico Territory
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    Shooting sports, hunting, and travel

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  1. Taylors and Company sells a Ladies and Youth 1873 carbine. Its what my wife shoots most of the time.
  2. I use a pair in the Spring when I am shooting smokeless powder. Mine have been worked on by LongHunters. With their adjustable sights they are ideal for long range revolver matches as they hit perfect point-of-aim. I got them for $250 each when I started shooting CAS and never sold them.
  3. I hope Ruger offers some as door prizes at major matches. The bronze color appeals to me.
  4. Shipping costs are a significant part of the cost of cast bullets. Some casters deliver to major matches for free. If you cannot find one, look for one that ships in USPS flat rate boxes. These boxes can weight up to 70-lbs and hold plenty of bullets. I have bought bullets from Bang and Clang, Missouri Bullets, Chey Cast, S&S, Desperado, Colorado Cast and Badman. All their bullets worked fine for CAS main match work. BTW, if buying uncoated, lubed bullets best to order before it gets too warm or the lube can melt off bullets left outside. The new, plastic-coated bullets don't have this problem.
  5. I use both but am switching to coated bullets for my main match loads just to keep my dies clean. For long range loads I still use uncharted bullets.
  6. ‘I shoot these bullets in 357 brass in a ‘73. While I use Unique, I am sure Trail Boss would would fine. Follow the manufacturer’s loading instructions and go shoot. Your loads should work fine. They will easily take down any rifle knockdown targets. You can experiment with lighter bullets if you dislike your loads.
  7. If the electricity is still on just enjoy the beauty. Lot's of people east of the Rockies are going to be without power soon. Locally we're having the worst wind storm of the year. However, the power still on so I don't complain.
  8. I don't reload Federals but do reload Remington Gun Clubs and AAs. I have too many AA hulls on hand right now. Can I give you a trash bag full of AAs at the regional? (I need the space they take up in my garage.)
  9. Federals can be bought now for ~$6/box with a $5/case rebate. I would not ask your children to shoot these but I doubt a 1 oz, 1180 fps load would bother you. Let's hope Winchester comes through with another $2/box rebate on AAs this year. There are no announcements yet. I bought a case of the low recoil Herters for $45/case including shipping. They work in my '97 well too. I regret losing them.
  10. Our family has been shooting the way you describe for years. We now stay in a travel trailer on range or nearby. It's less expensive than motels. We take enough costumes for a fresh set of clothes every day. I'd rarely get to shoot the Plainsman side match, long range events and cowboy clays without going to larger matches. Some ranges have incredible props and moving targets that make for novel matches. I also get to shoot stage designs that my local match directors don't use. While in an area we take in local tourist attractions before returning home. BTW, we bought a gun vault for our firearms so we can safely leave them in our vehicle while traveling.
  11. Every time I read Allie Mo getting bashed it reminded me of Shelly Winters getting roughed up in "Winchester '73."
  12. AP198, The fellow with the jamming Henry was using factory ammo. We did not diagnose his problem. If your budget is limited I recommend borrowing guns until you know what you like. The Stoeger coach shotgun is used by many. The Henry is not favored.
  13. While your rifles are not legal for SASS main matches, they are legal for some side matches often held at larger matches. I too have a .22 Henry that I use in speed .22 rifle matches. They can also be used in lollipop shooting contests. The 30-30 would work for long-range, lever action rifle side matches. Keep them and have fun. Unless you plan to shoot Classic Cowboy, .357 is a better choice than .45 Colt (less recoil and cheaper to reload). Start looking at 1873 Winchesters, 1894 Marlins and Winchester 1892s (in that order). We had a new shooter show up with Henry rifle two weeks ago. It jammed most every stage and he went home very frustrated. Don't repeat his experience and instead buy a rifle that thousands of others shoot in CAS and works for this sport. BTW, a local club might let you shoot your .22 rifle while you shop for a legal rifle. We let children shoot standard velocity, unplated lead .22s and they are quite safe.
  14. The lack of loading gate is not an issue. There are pistol-caliber rifles like my wife's Marlin 1894 in .32 H&R mag that lack a loading but are SASS-legal for main matches. What calibers are your Henrys? Perhaps we can provide more information.
  15. There is no dump station at FR and dumping gray water onsite is prohibited. I don't know whether you must be at your rig to have it serviced. Some drive to Moriarty to dump their tanks. Some Giant gas stations in ABQ have dump stations as does the Flying J off I-40 on the west side of ABQ.
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