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Edward R S Canby, SASS#59971

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  1. There are some stainless models that would be resistant to rust in humid air. NKJ did an action job on mine and I love it for long range, pistol caliber matches. I don't shoot BP in it. I have rifles that disassemble easier for cleaning.
  2. I load 100 grain bullets for my wife. They shoot point-of-aim in her Ruger Single Sixes. I would not go to a lighter bullet. Local spotters were calling her hits as misses until I increased powder charges in her rounds (to make a nice bullet splat and make the targets wiggle). Loading 78 grain bullets would just make the spotters call more misses.
  3. A good product priced hundreds of dollars less than a '73 would make a Ruger/Marlin a desirable entry-level rifle for new shooters. When I started CAS Marlin rifles sold by Big-5 were an entry level rifle.
  4. SNS Casting states one should not exceed 1,500-fps with their Hi_Tek coated, cast bullets. Their bullets are not soft cast.
  5. Federal small pistol mag primers as well as the large pistol primers that have been available for awhile. Same high prices but you can buy 10,000.
  6. Good to see that you both reload and cast bullets. These skills will be put to good use. Did you also score a supply of 45 Colt brass?
  7. You will not save much reloading shotgun shells. However, you can assure yourself a reliable supply of low recoil shells. That makes reloading worthwhile. Black powder is another matter where reloading is quite economical. For a pump shotgun, I reload until crimps split. For a SxS I reload until the hulls get frosty. When loaded with blackpowder I toss hulls after one firing. I find the new AA hulls OK for reloading but I prefer Remington hulls.
  8. Contact Texas Lizard. He is an established Wheelchair shooter.
  9. Pioneer Gunworks is located in Springfield, OR. The town only has ~62,000 residents. If there was a primer vendor in town I'm pretty sure they would know of them.
  10. Captain Baylor and I tested my wife's .32 H&R mag loads for an article in the Cowboy Chronicle. They met the smoke standard. APP made the most smoke and is what she shoots regularly. I expect 32-20s would meet the smoke standard too.
  11. Damascus Jon won the Northwest Regional this year. I've seen him shoot. His ammo meets the smoke standard. All it takes is a little wind on the first couple stages of the day and BP shooters can post some competitive times.
  12. Go to the Oklahoma City Gun Club website and get on their mailing list. Register promptly when notified.
  13. Natchez no longer shows the primers mentioned in the OP as available. However, they now show Federal Gold Medal Centerfire Large Magnum Pistol Match Primer 1000/ct for $97.99 as available limited to 10 items. If you have $1,000 laying around you can place a maximum order. (Fortunately I don't need to.) I suspect anyone placing such an order would limit their practice sessions to dry firing.
  14. I like pies made from my backyard crops. Granny Smith apples fresh picked from my tree and pumpkin pie from a pumpkin I grew. Marion berry pies from Shari's in Oregon are good too. I have rarely turned down a slice of pie of any type. Unfortunately, commercial meat pies have too much sodium for my diet and I no longer eat them. Three Stooges Pie Fight
  15. Scanning Alliant's online reloading data I found that either American Select or Green Dot could be loaded to ~7,000 psi with a few different wads. Consider also APP, a BP sub. It's non-corrosive and produces mild loads, but would not be welcome on some trap ranges.
  16. 38 Special is an easy cartridge to reload. Don't hesitate to start reloading. 9 mm Luger cases can also be reloaded with lead bullets for CAS. Where I shoot I can pick up enough 9 mm cases that I never have to buy any. I started shooting CAS with Blackhawks and still shoot them in the Spring. They are suitable revolvers. However, I mostly shoot Vaqueros and Ruger Old Armys. The light loads most shoot in CAS have so little recoil there is little recoil to get used to. If you start shooting .45 Colts fully loaded with black powder you will experience very noticeable recoil.
  17. Please post pictures of the base of the bullets. I think the heat from BP subs may damage the plastic on the base of coated bullets.
  18. Natchezss.com has Federal Large Pistol Magnum primers in stock for $86/1,000 limit of 10 boxes of 1,000. Bad news: a local shooter reported his order was rejected at the final confirmation.
  19. Yes, and they got the Mimbres River down to about 8-inches deep so when we forded the river there was no risk of being swept downstream. Thanks also to the sponsors like Bang and Clang Bullets. I stopped by their foundry and picked up bullets like others did. Match participants made a big dent in their supply of cast, coated bullets. BTW, I love the running coyote target.
  20. Many other considerations like: barrel length grips (plow handle, Bisley or birdshead) - handle them all and choose what you prefer sights - some shooting categories require fixed sights material - blued steel or stainless caliber - 38 Special is most popular but not legal for Classic Cowboy BTW, the original model Ruger Vaqueros (out of production but still available used) are large revolvers that may fit your hands.
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