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Edward R S Canby, SASS#59971

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  1. I like Land Run stages and the fact that the targets were not at spitting distances. I saw no P-traps. The range has trees and props that hold down the wind. Black powder shooters like myself should expect low wind conditions. It's not easy BP shooting like the desert SW. The clays facility at the gun club offers some good side matches. Participant parking is better at Ben Avery and Founders Ranch. Though the OP was only interested in the match, I need to praise the on range camping. There are 72 RV sites on range with power and water. Forty of these are right on the cowboy range. There are also showers and flush toilets. One could stay on range for a week without RV service.
  2. My thoughts: Winter Range is more popular than EOT in New Mexico, drawing hundreds more shooters. It deserves becoming the world championship. The shooting conditions for EOT at Founders Ranch were quite demanding physically. The high altitude, low humidity and high temps were just too much for shooters with respiratory impairments. The political climate in New Mexico is becoming more hostile to shooting sports. The ABQ mayor tossed the NRA's police PPC match off a City-operated range and the state governor closed gun stores and shooting ranges as part of her Covid-control plans. It took legal action to get our retailers and shooting ranges re-opened. The political climate in Arizona and Oklahoma is more favorable for shooting sports. I think there is plenty of camping and lodging around Edmond for the national championship. I've shot Land Run and look forward to shooting the national championships in Oklahoma. Regarding Founders Ranch, as a local shooter I am concerned about financial viability of the range. I'd hate to lose a desirable, local shooting range. Use by sporting clays, CCW classes, modern action shooting sports and several CAS activities may be insufficient to pay the bills.
  3. We sometimes shoot popup shotgun targets where the bird, briquet, or soda can is engaged at fairly close distances. I prefer as open a choke as possible to make hitting the popup easiest. I currently shoot a SxS with straight cylinders. When shooting these targets with a fixed choke Stoeger SxS I shot the popup with the Imp Cyl barrel. For standard knockdown targets more constricted chokes perform well.
  4. Guess which member of the Wild Bunch sports this plate:
  5. My wife has two. Paired with Winchester low noise, low recoil shells they are perfect for her.
  6. Annually the Founders Ranch Shotgun Club hosts a Sporting Clays fundraiser for the local Chamber of Commerce. Tex and Cat recruited enough SASS members for three teams. These teams took the top three places out of thirteen teams. It looks like the local SASS members are as good at breaking clays as they are ringing steel.
  7. I've hunted burn areas for elk a few years after a burn. Aspen groves resprouted from their roots and provided elk easy browsing. Elk herd tripled in size due to the increased food source. However, in some areas fire was so intense it sterilized the soil and killed tree roots. These areas did not provide food. So will animals return to a burned area in one year? I would scout the area before planning a hunt.
  8. UPS thinks that the ORM-D label is required until the end of this calendar year. Rather than argue with a UPS clerk I'll just apply the label if shipping this year.
  9. Here is UPS instructions. You can find and print the ORM-D labels from your computer. It's not cheap!
  10. The first thing I noticed was the shooter started in a shadow. You might only film on a stage where the shooter was always in the sun.
  11. I've used them with 777 with good results at the short distances we shoot main match. I too would not use them with Pyrodex.
  12. I'm amazed you still had RV sites with 30A power available. Camping on range without a generator is sweet.
  13. I own a farm just north of Mollala. This is exactly what I expect of the people of rural Clackamas County. The people in Scotts Mills to the south did the same and stopped the fire there too. It rained hard last week, clearing the air and slowing the fire. Heavy rain is forecast this week too. No fire can burn long once the winter rains begin.
  14. There are many powders unsuitable for CAS main match shotgun shells and metallic cartridges. These are slower burning powders suitable for magnum revolver cartridge loads or heavy shotgun loads. BTW, there is plenty of real black powder and the subs available. If you can't find suitable smokeless powders you might buy a pound of one of the subs and give the darkside a try.
  15. I usually eat at Dyers BBQ on Georgia St. just north of I-40. You could stop at Long Hunters and buy a gun. I have some co-workers who always make a stop at Braum's Ice Cream.
  16. The Three Stooges travel to Venus by rocket and discover life.
  17. What brand are they? Rainer (no longer making plated bullets) said just load theirs with cast bullet loading data.
  18. I'll take the Lee 9mm mold. Zip 87068. Use PM for details.
  19. Decades ago in my mountaineering days Mountain House was a good brand. They are still in business. I find that grocery stores have plenty of non-perishable food that needs little preparation. This food is lower cost. BTW, my late father could not eat Mountain House freeze-dried. It gave him GI distress. Try some before you buy a large quantity. You may not like it. MREs are too salty for me. I am on a low-salt diet.
  20. I learn much from watching top shooters at major matches. I imitate their better moves and my stage times decrease. Local matches usually don't have RVers camping onsite. Evenings spent with fellow campers are enjoyable. At one RV park near EOT every camper on my row was someone I shot with before. Major matches also have vendors. They are a good place to acquire new gear and wardrobe. I sometimes am a match director and many of my stages are repeats of stages shot at major matches. So hit the road and shoot nearby state matches and regionals and get to Winter Range and EOT every few years.
  21. Maybe just a pizza delivery to cluster balloon pilot. It's cold at altitude and one gets hungry quickly.
  22. I wish the ones I shot at only looked like a wok. I sometimes encounter targets that would make a good wood rasp. This is why I only shoot #8 or smaller shot. Smaller shot hurts less when it hits my face.
  23. About 3-4 cents each. I've seen Remingtons on sale for 2 cents each recently. If you order online there are also HAZMAT and shipping charges. (The gougers on auction sites want 10-16+ cents each.)
  24. Degrease your revolvers and re-lube with BP-compatible lube before shooting MZ. I use Ballistol but some use olive oil (smells better). Clean the revolvers with a water-based solvent after shooting. I field strip and clean the cylinders and barrel as there can be enough fouling to binding the revolvers. MZ makes great shotgun shells. Some BP subs perform poorly in cap guns. There can be a noticeable delay between the cap popping and the powder burning.
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