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Edward R S Canby, SASS#59971

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  1. Such lenses shaved seconds off my average stage times. However, with you shooting right-handed and left-handed I have no advice how to set them up. Perhaps both lenses at the distance of your front sights might work. It takes about twenty minutes to adjust to the glasses. Readjusting to my regular bifocals is almost immediate.
  2. I shot a Wild Bunch match at the ranch yesterday. The club president says next month is the last match for the club. The ABQ City Range is too far a commute for him. (He lives far south of FR and already has a long commute.)
  3. I buy some commercial bullets from Missouri Bullets and Bang and Clang that are BH12. I also bought some soft cast bullets from Desperado. There was no leading problem with any of these softer bullets. Now that I am casting I am using softer alloys. I did have a problem with my .44 mag Marlin used for WB leading. Using coated bullets eliminated that leading. That's another variable you can try if experiencing leading.
  4. I'd reload the AAs and toss the Fiocchi and Herter hulls. AAs have thick plastic walls and do not buckle when reloading. I've had poor luck reloading Fiocchi hulls. I shot some Herter shells today. They too seem flimsy. If you find green Gun Club hulls they reload well too. If you shoot BP in a pump shotgun I'd use 777. The residue is less corrosive than real BP fouling. Personally I don't use BP in a pump shotgun.
  5. We have one shooter who uses these shells. I don't spot for him and stay well back of the shooting line when he shoots.
  6. 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).
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Windex multi-surface cleaner with vinegar is a good cleaning solution for Pyrodex fouling.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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
  16. You were featured, Sadie. Make sure you see the show.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. See http://marauder.homestead.com/files/stoeger.html or pay a CAS smith for the work on the Stoeger.
  20. 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.
  21. 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).
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
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