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Edward R S Canby, SASS#59971

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. ‘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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.)
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Every time I read Allie Mo getting bashed it reminded me of Shelly Winters getting roughed up in "Winchester '73."
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Cortez is a good match run by great people. Lots of foreign shooters go there before EOT. Dry camping near the shooting bays is in short supply but they do allow one to park on a hill near the entrance to the range. Cortez is in a tourist area with three RV parks if you desire full hookups. At Founders Ranch EOT will be underway when you arrive with your registration packet available for pickup. Try to arrive before 5 PM and certainly before dark as ranch roads and the camping area are unlit (same for Hidden Valley). Not mentioned previously but the Colorado State Match is held on the grounds of the Colorado Cast Bullet casting operation. Many shooters stock up while competing. The bullets sold in #10 cans are often the best deal.
  14. Both routes from Cortez are fine but 160 takes you over some high country with steep grades. If you have plenty of power to pull your trailer go ahead and take 160. Hwy 491 to Shiprock and then US 64 is lower elevation without steep grades. Both routes are scenic - with very different scenery. BTW, US 550 across New Mexico is mostly a 4-lane highway with posted speed of 65 mph. It's a good route for pulling a trailer and too is scenic. Hope to meet you at EOT. I'll be shooting this year and not Waddying.
  15. You can camp onsite at both matches. I'm sure San Juan can provide you a suitable camp site with 110V power in Montrose. He did for me the last time I shot there. Founders Ranch can easily handle your rig or longer. Also take a look at nearby Hidden Valley. Their $125 rate for the week of EOT is a great deal and is less expensive then camping onsite when you consider the cost of water and sewer service onsite. When pulling a trailer I recommend taking Colorado State Route 145 across the San Juans and not US 550. Highway 550 is beautiful but has many hairpin turns and steep drop offs lacking guard rails. My wife will never allow me to take that route again - especially in slick conditions. See https://www.dangerousroads.org/north-america/usa/635-million-dollar-highway-usa.html. The scenery along CO 145 is wonderful too and there are some nice Forest Service campgrounds along the Dolores River if you don't want to drive to Edgewood in one day.
  16. I'm not angry at you CBB. I just stated I didn't care if others disliked BP. I deleted my post because it contributed to thread drift. I've encountered people that like to avoid 'BP shooters. Obviously you are not one of them. Go forth and shoot. I'd enjoy shooting with you whatever propellant we choose.
  17. This is a fun venue in a historic location with good dining, lodging and camping. Great news it will remain available for CAS.
  18. JJ, from what I've seen in modern action shooting sports, lasers are not too helpful when shooting in daylight. However, red dot sights are and many of our shooters use compensators. I prefer 124 grain 9 mm loads as they take down steel target reliably. Most are shooting factory 9 mm ammo since it is available at near the cost of reloading. Have fun with your new match. Most any form of shooting competition is enjoyable.
  19. Does the new match allow hi-cap 9 mm pistols? If so you will be at a disadvantage shooting a 1911. All the mag changes you will make with a single-stack 1911 will slow you down. Many of the newer 9 mm hi-cap pistols have an adjustable grip so very large and very small hands can be fit. Buy a 1911 when you start shooting Wild Bunch. Used 1911s are not too expensive (and are a joy to shoot).
  20. Though the Democrats control Santa Fe they did make as many changes to gun laws as we feared they would. Open carry is still legal without a permit in most locations. I carry openly in rural locations where I want to sent a message to feral bipeds to leave me alone.
  21. You can have the seamstress hem them a little shorter than normal since you will be wearing boots. This keeps them cleaner.
  22. Monroe's has a good rep. ABQ does not regarding auto thefts: https://www.koat.com/article/abq-has-highest-auto-theft-rate-in-u-s/22135418.
  23. I've used large concrete blocks in my real-life job and seen side-loaded eye bolts shear and blocks fall endangering those nearby. We switched to the swift lift system that avoids this hazard. I recommend this system.
  24. Our local store has been a supporter of local CAS matches and a supplier of reloading supplies (somewhat unreliable). They carry black powder shooting supplies all year round and have a screaming good deal on Alliant's Black MZ sub. They often stock Winchester AA low noise, low recoil shotgun shells. However, they need to hire a consultant for their website. Hornady LEVERevelution, jacketed rifle rounds are not CAS supplies.
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