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Edward R S Canby, SASS#59971

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  1. It appears you live near Jacksonville, FL. Southwest Airlines serves Jacksonville and is a favorite of mine since this Texas-based airline is gun-friendly and allows two checked bags for free. (You will travel with at least two checked bags to EOT.) Check the airline's website and the TSA website for particulars on flying with firearms. I avoid changing planes in locations hostile to firearms like New York City. Buy a very robust gun case. Don't go cheap on the case. You can check enough metallic cartridge ammo to shoot EOT but probably not enough shotgun shells. Buy SG shells at EOT (Cowboys Shooter Supply has plenty) or ship them to the SASS office for your pickup. You can rent a gun cart from SASS. Reserve one early as well as your motel room. The Comfort Inn in Edgewood is by far the closest. TSA instructions SW Gun & Ammo page See also numerous videos on YouTube. Additional thought: avoid flights where a leg is flown using commuter aircraft. Sometimes smaller planes have luggage restrictions not present on larger aircraft. I dislike checking my carry-on bag and would be concerned a large/heavy bag carrying my firearms might be rejected.
  2. How long would a ship have to speed through the pumice raft to remove barnacles?
  3. You have been assimilated. Glad the plastic snake skins did not grow in your shotgun. If you still want to shoot subs, check with retailers who sell muzzleloading supplies. They often liquidate their subs just after hunting season.
  4. The following product works well on black powder fouling. A bottle costs only $2.
  5. Your Stoeger should not give you any trouble. If the lifter on your rifle gets sticky lube it promptly. Also clean the face of your revolver cylinders at the first sign of the cylinders dragging.
  6. I shoot Remington Gun Clubs with black powder at local matches. They don't buckle during reloading. I get enough once-fired Gun Club hulls at clays ranges for free. I use STS hulls for major matches when I really want to ensure my shells shuck perfectly. I no longer reload AAs for CAS. I give my once-fired AAs to a family who likes them.
  7. I don't clean the shotgun barrels after every stage but do remove the plastic after every day of shooting. It's just part of my routine. I use cheap Dollar Store window cleaner followed by a paper towel shoved through with a rod. Some use automotive windshield fluid. With its alcohol content I think it would work fine. For oiling I usually use Ballistol but have used spray cooking oil and even synthetic motor oil. All worked well. What doesn't work is leaving the barrels un-oiled. That melted plastic sticks to clean bare steel really well.
  8. Allowing lucifers is a good idea. Stage times for fires started with sparks or a bow drill would make for some really long stage times.
  9. B-Western injuns must wear a full headdress and wear a least five bright colors of war paint. The Wagenburner category will not be offered at EOT due to fire restrictions in June. However, Winter Range will offer a night shoot with an entire wagon train burnt to the ground.
  10. On the road I rinse 3-4 times in hot water then dry in the sun. (Hot water in RV park restrooms is free.) At home I add vinegar to the final rinse water. I suspect my brass dries quicker in the Desert SW sun than yours will in Canada.
  11. I did find the bunkhouse tab. I carry 5-gal jugs with me and would fill that way. I suggest adding that information to your very useful website.
  12. I learned much useful information about your club from this site. You have a club that probably has two posses at your summer matches. If I showed up in poor weather you may have enough shooters for a match. You also have enough members to provide the labor for a quality annual match. There are ample nearby lodging and camping opportunities. Links to the offsite lodging sites would be helpful. Your range is wooded. However, your stages look open and would be enjoyable for a black powder shooter. You have dry camping with electricity and even showers available. This is favorably for extended dry camping. Since showers are available is potable water also available for campers? Your website communicates most of the information I expect.
  13. Can you post a close-up photo of the ammo you are shooting? Knowing what profile of bullet you are shooting and the type and amount of crimp would be helpful.
  14. Yes, and I respect the local club's right to make additional rules and thank them for stating those on their website. Just please don't blindside any visitors.
  15. For local matches in the Desert Southwest: is drinking water available on range? Unexpected local requirements like "stop at the range house an pay $6 fee before proceeding to CAS match." Is dry camping on range permitted? Useful for out-of-town guests who travel with a rolling bunkhouse. Pictures of the stages. Ranges with excellent props are interesting. Those who just shoot off of hay bales and tables are not as interesting. Any rules exceeding those published in SASS handbooks like "please don't show up with conversion cylinders" or "plant and poke only with your shotgun." Scores from previous matches. Some clubs have too few shooters. I don't want to visit dying clubs. A link to the host range's website. Some ranges offer shooting activities that might also interest a CAS participant. Locally the ranges I visit have varied clay shooting opportunities. Some may want to bring their trap, skeet or sporting clays shotguns for additional shooting.
  16. That caliber would be dandy for plainsman side matches. The pistol calibers are not as useful as the shorter cartridges are more difficult to handle quickly.
  17. Safetys can be easily pushed into place when handling a gun. Fixing the problem can take several seconds of time on the clock. Even worse, one might jack several live rounds out of a rifle before realizing the problem is the safety and not the ammo. Having a safety on a CAS is just one more train wreck that can happen on a stage.
  18. Caution: Cabelas advertises 30-30 lever action rifles as suitable for SASS matches. Take the rule book and know what is legal. Don't be misled by the counter help at Cabelas.
  19. A common solution is to buy Starline Cowboy Special brass that has a smaller internal volume and load lighter powder charges. Those who shoot these can give you loads that work for them. Cowboy Special cases cost about a quarter each.
  20. No, Henry .22s in youth models are slick out of the box and quite suited for a buckaroo. Henry center fire rifles are clunky.
  21. Stoeger coach SxS shotguns are popular, entry-level shotguns. Like others say, visit matches and try loan firearms before buying. Avoid Henry rifles no matter how pretty they look and how attractive they are priced.
  22. I suspect the film will be nominated for multiple academy awards for its timely, progessive plot and will develop a cult following among antifas. My hope is that it is a financial failure and those that made it lose their shirts.
  23. Look here. I did not find your alias on the results pages.
  24. I had a similar experience. I was working on the Enewetak Atoll in a civilian role. After the movie played an enlisted man reported a tiger shark prowling the location where the Boston Whalers were moored. After that report everyone wanted to travel between islands on the largest landing craft available or by helicopter and wanted nothing to do with the Boston Whalers. Most agreed "we need a bigger boat."
  25. The 4 3/4-inch barrel length is fine. If you have knockdown targets sometimes a .36 won't do the job. The .36 caliber barrels are also heavier. My Uberti 1858s have too light of triggers - not good when shooting duelist. The trigger guards don't beat up my fingers. However, I only load to meet the smoke standard unless loading for knockdown targets. Excess recoil is not desirable. Like others have said, try before you buy. Local Soot Lords will probably let you shoot their revolvers if you ask.
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