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Edward R S Canby, SASS#59971

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  1. 34 minutes ago, Rancho Roy said:

    Next week I'll be firing different bullets with different BP and substitutes into bullet retrieval material to see what the bullets look like after firing ....Should be interesting!

    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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 2 hours ago, Rev. Stanley Otten III Bud said:

    Cowboy... big hands.


    Been to one match to watch.  Have a used Pietta 1875 army blued with conversion 45LC and will shoot it some more.  What other considerations should I consider when choosing a revolver. 

    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.

  5. 38 minutes ago, Tequila Shooter said:


    Did you check out the city owned park in Clarksville?

    No, not going to CAC this year.  Just checking for the future.  Do they take reservations?  I don't travel to out-of-state matches without reservations.

  6. On 8/12/2021 at 4:30 PM, Billy Boots, # 20282 LTG-Regulator said:

    I suspect due to all solar farm building in area, there are some new RV camping  spots between Paris and Clarksville. One large one at Blossum, nothing fancy but lots of slots.

    Apparently there is a new RV Park in Detroit called Eagles Nest.  From what I learned on Facebook it is not ready for operation.  It might develop into a viable option for CAC.  I would like feedback if it does.  My wife much prefers full hookup campgrounds to dry camping.


    4 hours ago, DeaconKC said:

    What time of year is most comfortable temperature wise? And do the crowds decline noticeably once Summer is over? My Missus and I are discussing the same trip.

    I recommend October.  The summer rainy season is over, temperatures have declined but winter weather has not started.  Spring also has comfortable temperatures but many afternoons have strong winds.  Fall in the Southwest is not a windy season.  I can't comment on crowds.  Crowding has increased over the years.

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  8. 17 hours ago, Prairie Dawg, SASS #50329 said:

    I use 20 grains FFFg, but The former Ohio State champion Frontiersman Marcus Allan & former National champ Split Rail used less.

    One used 15 grains & one used 17 grains.

    Kept the gun recoil/movement to a minimum.


    I use 15 grains.  I found that recoil from heavier loads sometimes caused loading levers to pop loose, jamming revolvers.  This is easy to clear but takes time.  I use heavier loads for knockdown targets.  A Slix-Ram allows reduced charges without fillers.

  9. Regarding knockdowns: 115 grain bullets in .32 H&R mag cases full of Triple Seven are good knockdown loads.  Federal 95 grain factory ammo is good, smokeless knockdown loads.  .32s can get the job done.



  10. I don't use a filler.  The cases are .32 H&R mag loaded with APP for my wife.  Any filler and the ammo would not make the smoke standard.  The thick corrosion only occurs on missplaced brass that was not rinsed and cleaned for months.  My rinsing regime is similar to yours with the same good results.

  11. 8 hours ago, Griff said:

    Define ruin?

    For me its thick deposits of corrosion that my dry tumbling will not remove.  I  suspect wet tumbling with pins would salvage the brass.

  12. 33 minutes ago, meesterpaul said:

    They have a great name!  I see that they have multiple diameter options also which is nice.

    B&C's bullet hardness (BH12) is what I prefer for CAS shooting.  I use harder bullets for higher velocity ammo.  I'm picking up some .32 bullets from George Martin next weekend at our state match.  

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  13. APP, Triple Seven and Black MZ can all ruin your brass.  I wash and rinse with hot water four times, drain and dry the day I shoot with these subs, even while on the road.  I place the brass in black plastic pans in a single layer and place the pans in the sun.  I get small amounts of visible corrosion that dry tumbling easily removes.  Don't leave the brass wet for days or corrosion will hold some primers in place making them difficult to remove.  (Some de-prime before rinsing.)


    The preceding only applies to unplated brass.  I can safely leave nickel-plated brass unwashed for days.  I use nickel-plated brass in my revolvers where split cases don't jam the firearms.

  14. The warning to vent the battery to the outside must be heeded.  Charging a battery inside the RV living space will quickly set off the smoke alarm (as I learned).  If using an inverter ask the CPAP manufacturer whether pure sine wave output is needed and buy an inverter accordingly. 

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  15. I used to buy from a LGS that had a 3-day return policy on used guns.  I had to return a rifle once.  It functioned well but was quite inaccurate.  On online auction sites I only buy from sellers with many recent, positive reviews.

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  16. 53 minutes ago, Big Sage, SASS #49891 Life said:

    You are right....but I feel sorry for all the members (and former members) who donated a ton of time and money to SASS to develop and build the Founders Ranch. Special memberships, fund raisers for buildings and many volunteer hours. Sad deal. I have said enough.

    We are fortunate that the Ranch was purchased by local businessmen who are continuing to operate it as a shooting range.  Local clubs continue holding matches there and the Sporting Clays ranges are being expanded.  The buildings are being improved.   I expect the range will host various regional shooting matches.  Thanks SASS for getting FR started.  The NM State's COVID restrictions killed 37% of small businesses across the state.  Outdoor venues like golf courses, tennis courts and outdoor shooting ranges should have never been treated like indoor entertainment venues.

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  17. 15 hours ago, Bullets By Scarlett said:

    They have 1,500 pounds in the pipeline… it will be there eventually! I’ve got some

    but I don’t ship hazmat. The ShootersWorld Multi Black IS Black MZ.  It’s the same formula that APP made for Alliant. 



    I bought some Multi Black from you at Land Run and used it in shotgun shells at the 4-Corners Regional.  I've also loaded it in 44 Specials.  It was just like you said, just like Black MZ but a little finer grained.  I made no effort to protect my ammo from humidity and it worked flawlessly.

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  18. I have a Bosch.  It's working well after about five years.  I have to give the controls a shot of contact cleaner occasionally.  It's quiet.  You can hold a conversation in the kitchen without shouting.  It lacks heated drying.  This is a plus and a minus.  It does not ruin most plastic items.  However, I need to leave the door open for a few hours for polyethylene items to completely dry.  I really like the delay wash feature.  I run the dishwasher in the middle of the night to keep my house quiet.

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  19. 2 hours ago, Misty Moonshine said:

    Of course we are. I’m lucky enough that when I decided on this move, Miss Ruby happily chose to come along!! 

    Misty Moonshine

    We'll miss shooting with you locally, but look forward to seeing the two of you at EOT and Land Run.  If you run out of green chile just send a PM for a CARE package.

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