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Edward R S Canby, SASS#59971

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  1. 1 hour ago, Dantankerous said:

    Store in a cool, dry area. Just like regular ammo. Works for me.


    Use desiccant packs to absorb moisture if you want more protection.

    I use desiccant packs for the subs.  For real black powder I don't bother.  I recommend avoiding subs that are sold in bottles containing desiccant packs.  You can get squibby ammo using hydroscopic powders.  I've had that experience in the desert.  I imagine it would be far worse on the Gulf Coast.

  2. 12 hours ago, Jailhouse Jim, SASS #13104 said:

    I've stayed at Lake Pleasant a couple of times.  It's about 20 minutes from Ben Avery.  Water and electric with a dump site on the way out of the park.  Really nice, clean park.

    The park has a rolling 6-month window for reservations.  Reservations for the EOT time frame will start in early September.  Read the site descriptions before booking.  Some warn of steep entries and unlevel pads.

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  3. 11 hours ago, Creeker, SASS #43022 said:

    Sadly the Creeker crew will unable to attend.

    I have been in COVID Delta quarantine treatment and pretty much bed ridden for the last 20 days - and while I am perhaps feeling somewhat better; at this point my strength is questionable and I dont foresse gaining my strength back sufficiently in time to be a good Posse Member; Timer Operator and asset to my team.



    May you have a full and complete recovery within a year of purchasing your Southwest tickets so they don't expire.  There are plenty of other decent matches where Southwest flies.  If you can't stand on your feet long, don't feel you are letting your posse down.  Lots of posses have shooters who have been beat down by a medical episode.  Others can run the timer and pick brass.  We all know how hard you work at a match.

  4. The state's action will not stop gun shows in New Mexico.  There are Indian casinos with available convention space looking for bookings.  The end result of this will be EXPO New Mexico loosing needed revenue with gun shows hosted in newer facilities with better parking and food in safer locations.   Yes, contact the Governor but expect gun shows to go on. 

  5. No, there is no place locally safe enough to leave gun carts in plain view.  Auto break-ins would occur.  However, my modern, action pistol group goes to lunch after matches.  It is easier to secure a single range bag out of sight.  As a result of our governor's draconian COVID closures, all the restaurants previously used went out of business.  The group is now exploring new restaurants.

  6. You are just a half hours drive from the Big Salty Range in West Valley City.  You won't be turned away for lack of a complete costume.  The locals are your best source of information on acquiring guns and ammo.  Regarding shotgun gauges, most shoot 12-gauge though some shoot 16 and 20-gauge.  Children shoot .410s.

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  7. On 7/7/2021 at 7:21 PM, Pat Riot, SASS #13748 said:

    Welcome to the fire, Wyo Joe. :D


    Check out the Molalla River Rangers in Canby. I shot with them when I lived in Oregon. Great bunch of folks. 

    They will have a SASS orientation on Aug 15th and again on Oct 17th.  Clackamas County is a good location for cowboy shooting.  Also, check out the club in Ariel, WA.  I know the people who run it and am sure they would welcome you.  Time to get started before the cold, winter rainy season starts.

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  8. I've come across value packs of 100 shells three times recently at Wal*Marts for $24 per pack.  I bought them because I need to save my powder for loading metallic cartridges for CAS.  This component drought may not end soon.  I save my LNLR AAs for my wife who is more sensitive to recoil than I.

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  9. They also have American Select and Extra-Lite in stock, but only in 1-lb bottles.  I use these powders for CAS metallic cartridges and low-recoil shotgun shells respectively. 

  10. 7 hours ago, stef75 said:

    Thanks Widder,  I havent loaded yet but getting a uberti 73 44 mag on loan. 


     Can I post load data here? Well the mods will let me know if not I guess.


    1.  5 - 5.5 grains of red dot  behind cast 200grain RNFP.

    2. 6.5- 7 grains of unique behind a 240grain maybe for hunting and fun.


    I assume the uberti specs arent too oversized? Will the first load be susceptible to blowback?

    Seven grains of Unique under a 240 RNFP bullet is my Wild Bunch rifle load.  The bullet does not need a gas check.  I don't get blow back in my rifle with that load.  That load would be plenty good for small game.  However, for larger game, say feral hogs, I would use a gas checked bullet and a slow burning pistol powder like W296/H110 or 2400 for more velocity.


    While my rifle will cycle 44 Specials, I shoot 44 magnums because once-fired 44 magnum cases are not too hard to find, but not so 44 Special cases.

  11. 1 hour ago, Snakebite said:

    The Truck Vault is nice... but it does little when they just take the truck! That's what happened to a couple friends of mine. IMO putting a wheel lock or similar device to stop these scumbags from taking the vehicle is money well spent. Car alarms are worthless. They will open the hood, cut the battery lead, disable the alarm then reattach the battery and drive off. They will do all of this in a matter of a couple minutes and virtually in silence. 




    I also have a LoJack.   Trucks also get stolen.  

  12. There are frequent reports of CAS firearms stolen from competitors vehicles.  Five years ago I purchase a new tow vehicle for my trailer and installed a Truck Vault.  It cost $2k installed.  I am comfortable leaving my firearms in it with my vehicle unattended.  It is quite secure and almost invisible under the canopy of my truck.  What is your secure firearms storage solution?  There are other solutions, some much less expensive than my choice.

  13. 9 hours ago, Lever Jim said:

    What's the mildest commercial load available?

    Winchester low noise, low recoil ASs.  They are showing up on shelves now.  Super Target shells have much more recoil than CAS shooters like or need.  You would find them useful for a Cowboy Clays side match.

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  14. I've had this happen to many Starline cases on their first loading.  They had been loaded with Triple Seven and stored in dry conditions.  Since they were bought with a door prize coupon I did not inform Starline.  The cases that survived their first loading were good for many reloadings.

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