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Edward R S Canby, SASS#59971

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  1. 10 hours ago, Lucky Bastard said:

    No real dust. I wiped the bench down. I was surprised. I did add some polish to it.

    Dust will increase as you continue to use the tumbling media.  The tumbling media will slowly break down and powder residue, corrosion and dirt from the brass will all contribute dust.  The dryer sheets help control dust buildup.

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  2. 16 minutes ago, Mountain Man Gramps said:

    I  just called Alliant and they confirmed the data is their data and is good.  They said the website has not been updated but the data is in their manual which they are sending me.





    They were right.  The newest manual is online in pdf format.  The 45 Colt data follows.  There is a load that meets your specs.





  3. 4 minutes ago, Houston CAS said:


    I missed that thread, but it sounds a lot like the days before baseball and soccer implemented instant replay. Like somehow imperfect refereeing was better for the game. 


    Hopefully as time goes on the technology to report hits on targets will get cheap enough to implement on ranges. People are clamoring for "robo-umps", maybe we can have "robo-spotters" too.


    Something like this fellow?



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  4. Locally we paint after each shooter.  We have time and this eliminates some scoring errors.  Clays frequently break when launched.  Using soda cans on pop-ups eliminates this problem.  Of course clays launched with a thrower need to be clays.  As a spotter I wear amplified hearing protection.  Both hearing and seeing targets improves my scoring.

  5. I sent out an e-mail regarding AA availability and a local shooter searched and found a case available at an online retailer.  (They are now sold out.)  At least I helped one shooter keep competing this summer.  It seems Winchester Ammunition is currently producing low noise, low recoil shells.  Those needing them should check with their suppliers regularly.  

  6. 17 minutes ago, Nickel City Dude said:

    Are you sure there will not be an AA rebate this year?

    Winchester Ammunition's rebate site only shows rebates for turkey and goose loads.  Of course a rebate on unavailable ammunition isn't worth anything.  At Utah State I saw women and youngsters shooting Federal 1 1/8 oz loads that were beating them up.  They sure could have used some low noise, low recoil AAs.  Locally I know of shooters who are searching for low noise, low recoil AAs for their wives.

  7. I've had flaming plastic wads when shooting BP and subs.  The fire hazard is not just limited to fiber wads.  I've also seen a fire start from a spark off a steel target.  The ground around the target had not been cleared.  I'd supplement the sprayers with shovels.  Loose dirt piled on burning vegetation can help snuff a fire.


    At a range where I am an officer we operate on leased state land.  We follow statewide fire restrictions faithfully knowing a wildland fire started on our range would result in termination of our lease.  We keep the front gate locked knowing some bubbas would enter and shoot even if the range was closed to shooting.

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  8. I have one.  A few years ago it recorded an accident in an intersection I was approaching.  The insurance adjusters were delighted to have video.  It made them eye witnesses to the wreck.  High resolution video is important.  You need to read the license plate numbers on other vehicles.

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  9. Seemingly arbitrary rule changes cause shooters to leave a sport.  Try putting on a local match match with the shotgun rules you propose then ask for feedback from the club.  Let us know their opinions.

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  10. When I stopped at a Wal*Mart in Price, UT on my way to Utah State there was plenty of Winchester .22 ammo on the shelf.  Didn't buy any but was pleased to see ammo stocked.

  11. Nice meeting you at Utah State.  Tell us who gifted you with a complete set of leather so we can hold this pard in high regard.  I am pulling for you to win the blackhawks in the raffle.

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  12. FYI, since you are new to the game.  Nickle-plated brass with any headstamp is more prone to splitting than unplated brass.  Don't buy nickle-plated brass, but if you end up with some just use them in your revolvers where a split won't stop you from shooting.

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  13. 3 hours ago, Bigmcgiv said:

    Well how long does it take

    If submitted electronically you should see your card in June.  If USPS, who knows.  Your mail will travel by jet to DFW, open-cockpit bi-plane to ABQ, then ox cart to Moriarty with a lunch stop at Molly's Bar in Tijeras followed by a long siesta.  :rolleyes:

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  14. I've attended several EOTs.  You might cross paths with a few well-known gunsmiths but not many vendors selling gun parts.  Some will do action jobs on your guns at the match and engravers will make them pretty.  You can also get your grips checkered.  Vendors mostly sell leather, guns and clothes.  

  15. FYI, I posted the link only to provide a source on the handgun magazines used.  I in no way agree with the editorial statements of the author.  I also don't consider 15-round mags as high-cap.  Prayers for families of the victims.  

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  16. I have a copy of Alliant's 2004 edition of reloading data.  On page 45 there is load data for cowboy action.  For a 125 grain Laser Cast bullet in a .357 mag case the starting load is 3.3 grains for 764 fps with a max load of 3.9 grain for 856 fps.  Primer was not specified.  American Select is a suitable powder for CAS.  I would buy that 8-lb jug.  I load lots of it in 38 Special cases with good results.

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