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Edward R S Canby, SASS#59971

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  1. CUP (copper units of pressure) is an older system of measuring pressure in firearms. Use a search engine and you will quickly find an explanation of this system and the modern system that replaced it.
  2. Keeping checking for the annual Winchester AA rebate before making a big purchase. For the last several years one could get $2/box rebate for up to five cases. That is worthwhile despite the hassle of cutting the barcodes from the boxes.
  3. If the match has vendors then buy some more clothes. Your journey into costume and gun buying has just begun.
  4. TC, multi-day SASS matches are just RV rallies built around a shooting match. Camp onsite with your rig and enjoy the comradery. Regarding the shooting just be safe and you will fit right in. No one cares how fast you shoot. They do care about safety.
  5. Looks like a case feeder and a bullet feeder will be added to your progressive press.
  6. I would not enjoy green corned beef. Just thinking about it gives me flashbacks to the mystery meat served in my grade school cafeteria.
  7. I have no intention of insulting you - just providing information I hope you find useful. I will not comment on whether you can use Clays in your older BP cartridge guns. That is not my expertise. I hope you enjoy your journey into the Darkside.
  8. Too avoid repeating information posted recently try this thread: https://forums.sassnet.com/index.php?/topic/284032-ballistol-to-clean-black-powder/ I find APP produces the thinnest layer of residue. However, real BP and all the subs leave more residue than any smokeless powder I have shot. In shotguns BP and all the subs will melt plastic wads leaving a "snakeskin" of plastic inside the bore. There is no advantage in this respect of one powder over another.
  9. American Pioneer Powder is a relatively clean burning BP sub with mild recoil. It is not as clean burning as Clays - no sub is. It is easy on steel but will corrode brass. My loads in Remington Nitro hulls are probably too stout for your likes so I will not send you load information.
  10. I've taken online classes where you pay in advance and then are given an access code good for three months for the class. For the record: I do not support RO1 training for all. I do support online RO1 training especially if it includes videos.
  11. Those are excellent hulls for reloading. They also look like brass shotgun shells when loaded. I only shoot SG shells rated for 1200 fps or less as some of the the targets I encounter are in poor condition resulting in backsplatter. Slower shells result in less painful backsplatter when shot hits my face. We have one local shooter who uses Winchester Sporting Clays shells at SASS matches. I don't spot for him. Discuss these shells with your match director before using them in a CAS match. You could have plenty of fun with these shells on a sporting clays range and develop skills useful at a CAS clays side match. The hulls will make excellent reloads for CAS. Gun Clubs reload well too and are useful for practice ammo and local matches.
  12. I'm eating elk meat I harvested back in December. I appreciate your ethic. Try Hodgdon's reduced recoil loads or Alliant's 3/4 oz or 7/8 oz loads using extra-lite when you start reloading shotgun shells. Meanwhile acquire Remington STS (green) hulls when you can as these reload very well.
  13. You didn't mention that you had SG reloading equipment. If that is so I recommend you just buy low recoil smokeless shells as there is little money to be saved reloading smokeless shot gun shells. Your approach to reloading is wise. Many gun stores have a display case with blown up revolvers destroyed by improperly reloaded ammunition. Your care will prevent you from doing the same.
  14. We have some the above mentioned revolvers in my family. I have a Colt Frontier Scout. It is smooth and lightweight but was not inexpensive. I have a Plinkerton I won as a door prize. It is fairly lightweight and a little clunky but would meet your needs. My wife has a pair of Ruger Single Sixes tuned by LongHunters she uses for practice. They are heavier than our other revolvers, but are very smooth. They would be great for .22 side matches.
  15. I would just be pleased if TOs at local matches would take the time to take RO classes. I'm tired of being penalized by ignorant TO's who lack training. At least at major matches I work with range officials who actually know the rules. Just because one knows how to press the start button on a PACT timer does not make one fully prepared to be a SASS range official.
  16. We just use cheap spray paint and only paint the bullet splats. No such scraping is needed for our targets.
  17. The Plainsman match is eclectic regarding single shot rifles. There are sharps, rolling blocks, trapdoors and buffalo classics. Calibers range fro 50-90 to 38 Special. It's a hoot. Some say it is more of a social event for black powder shooters than a competitive match. It's a chance to get some old firearms out and have a good time. Those who just bought their cap and ball revolvers and did not prep them for competition often quit the match when their revolvers run poorly.
  18. All stages are separated by berms. As others mentioned painting after every shooter is quite impractical otherwise.
  19. Painting between shooters has been done locally for the last few years. It works well but requires more labor to keeping a posse running. The crew setting shotgun targets and painting other targets usually is finished before the brass is picked up. Spotters are still needed. They are still responsible for determining the number of misses. The fresh paint just makes their job easier.
  20. Here are the rules from last year: I was in Sportsmans Warehouse last year when they unloaded a pallet of AAs and got my fives cases in one purchase.
  21. Last year you had to buy during the rebate period. Somebody will post a link to the 2019 rebate (should there be one) and a retailer who will sell with free shipping.
  22. Captain Baylor and I tested .32s for the smoke standard. 32 S&W with Triple Seven (a commercial load) failed. APP FFFg in 32 H&R mags with 100 grain bullets passed as did the same cases and bullets with Swiss. Triple Seven with 115 grain bullets in .32 H&R mag cases make satisfactory knockdown loads. With APP my wife's single sixes will run six stages without maintenance. Using Triple Seven the same revolvers must be serviced every other stage. If using Goex make sure the revolvers will shoot six rounds without binding. APP produces minimal residue and would be my first choice for both smoke and reliable functioning. Here are Hodgdon's loading notes for Triple Seven and Pyrodex should you choose to load one of those subs. I don't use BP-compatible lubed bullets with either Triple Seven or APP in my rifles or revolvers and have no loss of accuracy.
  23. You already got the advice you need regarding cleaning your revolver. Water-based cleaning is standard for black powder firearms. Regarding cleaning of your brass - don't leave the brass wet too long. Corrosion can form between the primers and the primer pocket making depriming difficult. I wash brass then dry immediately.
  24. I am only aware of the Rt. 66 RV Park in Edgewood. It is the closest RV Park to FR. Hidden Valley near Tijeras (mentioned in this thread) is also close and there are also RV parks in Moriarty and Cedar Crest. If you lack transportation camping at FR is a good option. The first eight rows in the FR campground are graveled and you probably wouldn't get stuck in the mud in case of rain if you parked in these rows. One year before I had a four wheel drive tow vehicle I had trouble getting off the ranch when I wasn't parked on gravel.
  25. Google says it is about 10 miles (not using Barton Road). That seems about right. The RV park in Edgewood is closer to FR - and the freeway, but is easy for a motorhome to enter.
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