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Edward R S Canby, SASS#59971

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  1. Me: Oilskin duster and a 100% beaver hat (some use plastic hat covers) Cart: Rugger Gear Cover, though plastic trash bags and patio furniture covers work too Guns: Leather dust covers though I may get some rain in guns while shooting so I use WD40 on blued guns to displace moisture from the actions of blued guns.
  2. I use the CB1138-12 wad with the cheapest smoky propellant available (currently Alliant MZ), Gun Club hulls and whatever 209 primers I have on hand. For my wife I use Fig 8 wads and less powder.
  3. My wife shoots these. All are shot within six months of loading. I store them in a sealed container with a large desiccant pack. APP sells its powder with desiccant packs with cause. Some cases loaded with APP split but no more so than the same cartridges loaded with smokeless powder.
  4. If you even shoot clays with these loads best to pattern them first. I have a stout load using Triple Seven that patterns just like a Gun Club. I use them when shooting black powder trap but shoot lighter loads at stationary targets.
  5. I shot thousands of these through one of my Marlins. It loved them. I'll send a link for a current supplier. (My former supplier left the business.)
  6. Take a look also a 160 grain bullets cast to provide overall cartridge lengths using a 38 Special case that is closer to a 357 OAL. Some rifles feed better with these rounds. I prefer heavier loads in my rifles as some spotters will call a miss unless they see a big bullet splat and see the rifle target wobble. That's not what the rules call for but its how some spotters spot.
  7. I did an online search for rooms in North Phoenix for the week of WR. Most rent for $200 an night. The Hampton Inn price in Anthem with discount is competitive. I did find a B&B for $109 an night. I would have booked that except I will be camping in a Maricopa County Park for $32 a night. YL, your report on the Comfort Inn in Edgewood is encouraging. I suspect that after-hours in the lobby is as good a social experience as camping on range at FR.
  8. During the recent primer shortage I used WSPs for reloading my non-CAS handgun cartridges, saving my limited supply of Federals for CAS. They loaded well and always fired. I appreciated that their packaging took much less space in my reloading room than Federals. I also had excellent results with Remington primers.
  9. Edit your profile and state where you live. Someone local will probably tell you where to buy cast bullets without paying for shipping. Cast bullets from a store could be hard-cast, semi-wadcutters - not what you need. That's unless your store is owned by Phantom or Jim Bowie who will sell you what you need for CAS.
  10. For bullets I'd start loading bullets with a profile you know works in your rifle with a overall length you know that cycles reliably. I prefer softer, coated bullets. You can buy sample packs for testing. Find a caster who will deliver to matches you shoot. If none, buy from a caster who uses USPS flat rate boxes. There are plenty of casters who produce quality products and also support our sport. Regarding powders, the list of acceptable powders is even longer than the list of good casters. Search the Wire and you may find an old list. Check the Lyman Cast Bullet Handbook for load info. Hodgdon and Alliant have CAS loads posted online. Right now I am testing Sport Pistol. I've used real blackpowder, most of the subs, Bullseye, Unique, American Select, Green Dot, N320 and W231 for main match loads. They all did what I expected of them. Locally Clays has a strong following. One commercial reloader stated he used Red Dot. There are so many good choices for a 38 Special target load using cast lead bullets.
  11. You don't need a brute press with ample leverage to reload 38s. Any lightweight press can handle those cartridges. So how much does the seller of the 450 want?
  12. Here is a link to the story. This may affect sportsman in smaller markets that lack numerous retail outlets.
  13. Any single stage or progressive press can turn out acceptable CAS ammo. Many use Lee products. I am pleased with my Dillon progressive presses. BTW, I recommend you avoid reloading shotgun shells for now unless you want to shoot black powder.
  14. Economics and earthquake prediction come to mind. Pollsters in the last presidential election didn't do too well either.
  15. FR also hosts a USPSA club and is a popular range for CCW qualifications. Ranges and classrooms for CCW qualification are not readily available in the ABQ metro area and FR helps fill the need.
  16. Regarding direct flights: I didn't find any for the OP. Connections were available though DFW, HOU, DEN and Chicago. I would avoid Chicago. Denver and the Texas airports would be fine. If flights were cancelled due to weather and you had to take possession of your luggage local authorities would not care. The NRA published this article regarding flying with firearms with the warning to avoid airports in New York and New Jersey. There is a 11-lb limit on how much ammo you can check. Shotgun shells will put you over the weight limit.
  17. With your alias change you will no longer need to wear a big iron on your hip.
  18. It appears you live near Jacksonville, FL. Southwest Airlines serves Jacksonville and is a favorite of mine since this Texas-based airline is gun-friendly and allows two checked bags for free. (You will travel with at least two checked bags to EOT.) Check the airline's website and the TSA website for particulars on flying with firearms. I avoid changing planes in locations hostile to firearms like New York City. Buy a very robust gun case. Don't go cheap on the case. You can check enough metallic cartridge ammo to shoot EOT but probably not enough shotgun shells. Buy SG shells at EOT (Cowboys Shooter Supply has plenty) or ship them to the SASS office for your pickup. You can rent a gun cart from SASS. Reserve one early as well as your motel room. The Comfort Inn in Edgewood is by far the closest. TSA instructions SW Gun & Ammo page See also numerous videos on YouTube. Additional thought: avoid flights where a leg is flown using commuter aircraft. Sometimes smaller planes have luggage restrictions not present on larger aircraft. I dislike checking my carry-on bag and would be concerned a large/heavy bag carrying my firearms might be rejected.
  19. How long would a ship have to speed through the pumice raft to remove barnacles?
  20. You have been assimilated. Glad the plastic snake skins did not grow in your shotgun. If you still want to shoot subs, check with retailers who sell muzzleloading supplies. They often liquidate their subs just after hunting season.
  21. The following product works well on black powder fouling. A bottle costs only $2.
  22. Your Stoeger should not give you any trouble. If the lifter on your rifle gets sticky lube it promptly. Also clean the face of your revolver cylinders at the first sign of the cylinders dragging.
  23. I shoot Remington Gun Clubs with black powder at local matches. They don't buckle during reloading. I get enough once-fired Gun Club hulls at clays ranges for free. I use STS hulls for major matches when I really want to ensure my shells shuck perfectly. I no longer reload AAs for CAS. I give my once-fired AAs to a family who likes them.
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