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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. On 2/26/2021 at 1:20 PM, Choctaw Jack said:

    Just wondering where the Buffalo Range Riders and any other clubs that shot their monthly matches at FR will now shoot?

    Maybe in ABQ at the shooting range park?


    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.)

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  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. 2 hours ago, Dana Rasmussen said:

    Thank you all for your input. My 1st question has been answered.


    I have 7/8 oz, 1 oz & 1 1/8 oz charge bars to work with.

    I have #6, #7 1/2,#8 & #9 shot.

    Hulls are AA, Fiocchi & Herters.

    My current powder is Kik, 2fg. I am considering switching to 777 when I run out of the Kik.

    My primary BP shotgun is my double trigger 12 gauge Stoeger.  Now that I can reload all 3 ammo types I may want to try Wild Bunch using BP. :)


    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. 5 hours ago, Garrison Joe, SASS #60708 said:

    Yeah, once you shoot a cowboy match, you will realize you don't need OR WANT to shoot .357 magnum factory loads at one.

    good luck, GJ


    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).

  6. 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.

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    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.

  8. 8 minutes ago, Three Foot Johnson said:

    I'd go ahead and load it, BUT, and there are people who will argue this, I've found Pyrodex to be much more corrosive than anything else. When I have it, all I use it in is shotshells. After a match, clean the gun well, then check it the next day... and the next, til you're satisfied there is no rust spotting appearing.

    Windex multi-surface cleaner with vinegar is a good cleaning solution for Pyrodex fouling.

  9. 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.  

  10. 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 storage.  The TT is part of my survival capability.  Like other have stated it's not hard or expensive to be prepared. 



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  11. 11 minutes ago, The Dynamite Kid said:

    Good info guys, thanks!  I do have 4 or 500 12ga dove / target loads on hand so that’s a plus.  I don’t have shotgun reloading gear so I’ll be using factory ammo for starters anyway.  

    any opinions on the Stoeger supreme coach gun in nickel.  Local gun shop has a new one ($550) ???


    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.

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  12. 3 hours ago, Fox Creek Stitcher said:

    This would be the BEST plan IF we had any extra brass. However we're new, VERY new, and only have enough brass for the two of us to shoot ONE match with about 6-8 extras.

    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).

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