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Edward R S Canby, SASS#59971

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  1. You could easily exceed SASS rifle velocity maximums too. Lyman's Cast Bullet Handbook indicates you could get ~1860 fps using a 158 grain bullet and H110 (an excellent choice for a hunting load).
  2. Agree with skipping the Pyrodex. I load with 777 as well as APP. They both work well. I trust real black powder more than the subs in muggy weather.
  3. My wife shoots SKBs. They are quite light weight. There are used 20 gauge SxSs for sale. Johnny Meadows fit both her SKBs to her. She shoots Winchester low noise, low recoil AAs when she shoots smokeless. She says trap loads give her a concussion.
  4. Sidebar: I was at an action pistol match where one shooter had a Glock. He snatched his cell phone off his belt and tried a reload. I wish I had a video. It was most entertaining.
  5. This is one of my wife's Ruger Single Six .22s she uses for practice and side matches - action job by Longhunters. Her main match revolvers are .32 H&R mag Single Sixes so these feel about the same. Should we run out of small pistol primers these revolvers will be used for local, main matches if allowed. I will switch to firearms using large pistol primers and cap and ball revolvers if needed.
  6. DJ, if you want to get filmed shoot black powder. One producer told me that he prefers filming black powder shooters because they provide a better visual experience for his viewers.
  7. Windex multi-surface cleaner with vinegar is a good cleaning solution for Pyrodex fouling.
  8. Just load the Pyrodex, but keep it dry. Unlike real black powder it absorbs moisture from the air and ignition becomes unreliable. You will shoot up two cans rather quickly. I might shoot it at local matches and save the real black powder for major matches.
  9. RCBS still catalogs the 12 gauge dies. See https://www.rcbs.com/dies-and-shell-holders/shotshell/cowboy-shotshell-die/16-99060.html. They are backordered but you can be notified when the dies are back in stock.
  10. Here is CDC's info on how to sanitize water using ordinary household chlorine bleach. It only take eight drops to make a gallon of potable water - no boiling required. Costco sells bulk packs of batteries with a 10-year shelf life. Use them in LED lanterns and they last a long time. I installed a high-efficiency wood stove in my house when I built it. I used in back in 2011 during a cold snap like we just had. I had to be careful using it during the day as it quickly overheated my house. During warm weather summer I keep my travel trailer full of water to augment my household
  11. You were featured, Sadie. Make sure you see the show.
  12. I have three just like these I use when shooting limited 10 in modern action shooting. The extended length make reloads quicker than when I use 8 round mags.
  13. The OP on this thread and Imis Twohoton both got significant air time. My wife enjoyed the ladies costumes featured at the beginning of the show and was pleased to see Shamrock Sadie and Shirttail Bess featured.
  14. See http://marauder.homestead.com/files/stoeger.html or pay a CAS smith for the work on the Stoeger.
  15. Stay with factory shotgun shells. Unless you shoot blackpowder there is little money to be saved reloading shotgun shells. I'd buy the Stoeger at that price. Gunbroker merchants want $100 more in today's market. It will need some work to be competitive.
  16. Post a WTB add over in the classifieds for once-fired brass. If you are shooting a common caliber you should be able to buy some. I've bought once-fired 38 Special brass for a little as three-cents each (the cost of a primer when primers were available).
  17. 20 gauge will knock down SG targets just fine, though many who start with 20 gauge migrate to 12 gauge. Buy reduced recoil 12 gauge loads and the recoil won't be an issue.
  18. Lots of Stoeger coach guns on Gunbroker. I saw one used 12 gauge for less than $400. Unless he has a source of CAS ammo I suggest he take his time buying firearms.
  19. I grew up on the left coast. We ate Granny Goose Potato Chips and Tillamook Cheese. The potato chip company is still in business but I never see its products locally. I still buy Tillamook Cheese from Costco.
  20. My power is on and there is natural gas in the pipelines to heat my house. The snow melted off the roads in my village by mid-afternoon yesterday. I feel blessed. All my family on the left coast is without power due to a major ice storm. Praying they and Texas get their power back soon. This situation endangers life.
  21. Use the APP instead of the 777. There will be less recoil. Both subs will easily make the smoke standard. Use the same bullets you load for smokeless. Test your revolvers before taking them to a match to see how many stages you can shoot before they bind. Wash your brass soon after shooting. The residue from both these subs will corrode brass.
  22. In my opinion, the divisionals had little more prestige than the regionals. Competing at the national or international championships has more prestige.
  23. I would not attempt shooting in two categories at EOT. The accumulated fatigue from eight stages a day for three days would hurt my overall performance and I might not place in any category. If I were decades younger I might make try shooting two categories but not at my present age. In T-Square's breakdown I'm a group 2 shooter. I will go where EOT is held. When EOT in Indiana was announced I briefly considered attending. However, I thought it best to let nearby competitors signup first as this might be their only chance for an EOT buckle. I look forward to seeing videos of
  24. Scoutten often adds contact info for shooting activities to his programs. I hope he does for this program. We might get a few new members after the show airs.
  25. The Panhandle also lacks forest fires. Living in an unforested location I note that electric power is more reliable than when I've lived in forested areas of the east and west coasts. Without trees and tree limbs falling on power lines grids are more reliable.
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