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Edward R S Canby, SASS#59971

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  1. That is something I could have done or called a cease fire and handed off the spotting stick. I could have handled the problem better. Actions taken in haste are often not the best choice. (BTW, my wife later found the lens near our vehicle and I repaired the glasses.)
  2. Locally we have TOs who are current on SASS rules and make competent calls. The Handbooks are available as needed. My experience at EOT and regionals with TOs is quite good too. Years ago we had some TOs who never took an RO class but they have left the sport.
  3. I use these with Ballistol. Not sure if they are suitable for Hoppes #9.
  4. I got an email at 1:41 PM Sunday that more Tightgroup was in stock. Price is $196/jug. Direct from Hodgdon is $235.03/jug and unavailable.
  5. I shot a match just north of Santa Fe today and took this picture looking east early in the morning. The treeless peaks on the skyline are the 13,000+ foot Truchas peaks. The fire is on the east side of the mountain range. By the time I left the two big smoke clouds had merged and were reaching ~30,000 feet. If you are in Kansas your air quality is probably bad due to this smoke. Prayers up for the firefighters and evacuees please.
  6. They went bang and the targets fell. Recoil on the reloads was acceptable. The AAs have less recoil.
  7. Shot a match today. My wife shot factory Winchester AA low noise, low recoil shells. I shot reloaded STS hulls with 7/8 oz shot and the minimum published load of Alliant Extra-Lite. (Neither the AAs or Extra-Lite is available right now.)
  8. The Evil Roy DVDs were very helpful in my wife and my improvement in CAS. If you don't already own a progressive reloading press, plan on buying one. Reloading supplies are periodically unavailable. The US has the worst shortage in my memory right now. Don't try to bargain shop. Just obtaining satisfactory supplies is currently necessary. When reloading supplies become abundant again stock up. Once-fired brass is OK for practice and local matches and is less expensive than brand new brass. Many CAS shooters are using coated bullets. Ask us about the proper length and bullet shape for rifle rounds. Rifles can be finicky about ammo.
  9. Go to local shoots and have your wife ask ladies if she can shoot their guns. She will have preferences. Get a shotgun cut to fit her. This is a gun that should not be shared. Source low recoil shotgun shells for your wife even if you have to load them for her. The leather I've bought from Mernickle never took a year to arrive - always less than two months.
  10. See https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1009411636?pid=727184. I have not seen 8-lb jugs of Tight Group for months.
  11. The red wads (CB1138-12) make good black powder trap loads. I saw many of these wads downrange at EOT this year so I know some are still loading with them. Regarding cleaning, melted plastic slides out of chrome-lined shotgun barrels easiest. Cheap napkins from fast food outlets work as well as paper towels. I use them while on the road. Being frugal I use WalMart's Multi-surface cleaner with vinegar instead of the Windex-branded product.
  12. I got a partial bag of WAA12 wads from my late father's reloading supplies. From the price on the bag I think they were made in the sixties. The wads were no longer white but had a yellow tint. When I tried loading them the legs on the wads broke when during seating the wad. I tossed the bag. They certainly would not have performed properly when fired. I agree with GJ's concern about old plastic wads.
  13. JEL, try running your numbers with different assumptions. Lost brass only applies to rifle ammo. You get to keep all the empty brass from your revolvers. Also, assume you will use the old brass that you would use for practice sessions for the warm-up match. One only needs new brass in rifles for the main match. (Most of us are not contenders for first place in speed rifle.) I think you will get lower cost estimates for lost brass. I figure my wife and I left less than $100 of new brass for the scouts to pick up. Hope you get to EOT someday. It will be worth the trip.
  14. See CCI Large Pistol Primers. These would be suitable for Wild Bunch 45 ACP ammo. $85/1,000 limit of 2,000. Gone in less than an hour
  15. I may have met his brother at a CCW qualification. The fellow was shooting a 45 Colt handgun and could barely hit a target at three yards. I said nothing and thanked him when he gave me his empty brass.
  16. Russia is the 2nd largest exporter of arms in the world. India is its biggest customer. I wonder how countries view their arms purchases after reading such reports.
  17. I got an email from a club member this afternoon expressing the same opinion. Primers at this cost are simply unavailable to he and his wife. His wife shoots at the championship level. However, they will be out of primers before Land Run and will quit shooting before the end of this year.
  18. You are right about these primers being unsuitable for CAS. However, some of our shooters load for more than CAS and may have a need for magnum small rifle primers. It pays to keep checking with online distributors. Supplies keep appearing.
  19. However, they now show CCI small rifle magnum primers in stock - $95/1,000 limit of 2,000.
  20. Mica McGuire was Regional Champ in 49er and WB Traditional. His wife ExGz was best dressed WB lady and best dressed lady at the banquet. My life Doc Barium was Regional Senior Lady Frontier Cartridge champ and won the ladies speed .22 rifle event. I especially appreciate that the Dixie Desperados delayed the intense rain and wind on Friday until our guns were put away and we were under shelter. Sidebar: a major forest fire just north of Flagstaff closed US89 and caused some to change the route home.
  21. Both my wife and I are shooting BP. We have our trailer at an RV park in a canyon with tall trees. We barely notice the wind in the campground. The vender at the match may leave early due to the wind damaging his setup.
  22. Best of luck and have rain gear for Friday. What posse are you on? My wife and I are on posse 7.
  23. MIdwayUSA has Winchester Small Pistol Primers for sale again this morning, same price and quantity limit though shipping (but not $16 HAZMAT) is free.
  24. Ammoseek.com shows several venders selling 38 Special 158 rounds with lead bullets. These are likely hotter rounds than normally shot in CAS but would get your friend started. MidwayUSA shows Blazer 158 grain ammo available for ~$1/round. This is the most expensive ammo on this thread (so far) and your friend would not get reloadable cases.
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