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Edward R S Canby, SASS#59971

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  1. I purchased 1,000 Federal Small Magnum Pistol primers yesterday from Sportsmans online for $23.90. I didn't need them but it is hard to pass up a bargain. I'll pickup them up later this week when I visit the Costco next door.
  2. On range is handy but you need to dry camp and tolerate the noise of generators. For camping off range I prefer Hidden Valley. The weekly EOT rate is a bargain and you get a swimming pool. For motels the Comfort Inn in Edgewood is by far the handiest. If not staying there I like the Sunset Inn in Moriarty. It is an older, one story property with outside entrances. This makes it easy to move guns to and from your room. (Never leave unsecured firearms in a vehicle in New Mexico.) There is a link on the EOT page with lodging information. The information is pretty complete. I have not experienced traffic problems at EOT but do advise avoiding Barton Road north of the ranch.
  3. We are in profound agreement and no offense taken. I think any attempt to fragment CAS is unwise. Hope to meet you at WR next year.
  4. For shotgun shells try Winchester low noise, low recoil AAs. They are $7.87 a box at WalMart with a $2/box rebate through the end of July. Take an ROI course. There have been many rule changes in the last twenty years.
  5. During one episode of ShootingUSA on cable Chicken George's family was shown at Winter Range. The boys were incredibly fast with the '97s given their age and the girls were very cute in their bonnets and pinafores. (As I remember Turquoise Bill noted his arm made a brief appearance holding a timer.)
  6. None of these attempts at alternative western shooting sports gained the popularity of SASS. We need to keep SASS as healthy as possible to continue enjoying the international sport. SASS faces headwinds: an aging demographic, periodic ammunition component shortages and now match restrictions due to the pandemic. Recruitment of new shooters remains essential. I accidentally recruited a family member to the sport. I took my younger sister who was visiting me to a match. She fell in love with the people, the shooting and the costumes and is now preparing to join a SASS club out-of-state.
  7. The banning of coned shotgun shells took place very quickly. BTW, SASS members are quite conservative. Make abrupt changes and many will leave.
  8. A big part of her success is that she actively shoots matches. That gives her the perspective of a CAS competitor. That keeps her understanding of the sport in line with ours. Someone with an MBA who never stepped to the shooting line, heard the timer beep and shot their 19th century firearms could not do what she does.
  9. I shot with Hipshot a few weeks ago. He took a break from construction on Founders Ranch to shoot a match. The props and buildings on range are monuments to his involvement. This is especially true of the chapel. The shooting sports are well-suited for recreation during a pandemic. Most shooting sports are outdoor activities where individuals can keep their distance. Many travel and camp in RVs as many are doing this summer to avoid air travel. The shooting sports should fair better than indoor sports. At major matches we will probably loose many international shooters and indoor mass gatherings for banquets, entertainment and award ceremonies. Posse photos too may be a a thing of the past. I hope the new Wild Bunch and organizers of major matches can keep the atmosphere we had pre-pandemic. Major matches could become just overgrown local matches with vendors. That would make them less attractive. Again, I wish the new Wild Bunch success in keeping CAS attractive at the highest levels of competition. I think local matches will continue with less difficulty.
  10. Sportsmans had Federals on sale this Spring for $23/k, 1,000 limit. My Sportsmans is next to a Costco, so I would stop and pickup 1,000 primers, a chicken and fill my van with gas. My primer supply slowly increased this Spring.
  11. Locally two race ready Stoegers are for sale from a departed cowboy’s estate for $400 each. PM me with your e-mail if interested. I will forward the information.
  12. Take a look at Ballistic Products for shotgun reloading supplies. Try to buy shot locally. Shipping costs for lead shot are high. Lots of vendors sell smokeless powder. You might try one of the BP subs until you are ready to buy a case of real black powder. I can buy APP or 777 a jar at a time at local sporting goods stores.
  13. Loading manuals specify charges to a tenth of a grain. You need to be able to weigh to a tenth of a grain accurately. Rifle rounds will need the most powder. Check loading manuals for the cartridge, bullet and powder you want to use and that will tell the full-scale you need. From your list I suspect 30 grains will do.
  14. There are spot shortages of powder and primers though I could easily restock today from online retailers. I was at Paul Miller’s range in Colorado last weekend and bought some bullets from him (Colorado Cast Bullets). His storeroom was well stocked with bullets. He can supply you if needed. Regarding Winchester AAs - you can buy these for $7.87 a box at WalMart and get a $2/box rebate through the end of July. I quit reloading low recoil loads for my wife since I can buy them inexpensively. I suggest you just focus on reloading BP shotgun shells. APP is a good sub though I use 777 for metallic cartridges.
  15. I use Pro Ears, electronic muffs that I can wear under a hat. When working as a TO I need to clearly hear a squib. When counting I like to listen to the hits.
  16. Sidebar on slides: check the position of the slide every time at the loading table. They have a way of slipping out of position.
  17. This match was on my list as a possibility for this summer. I appreciate you posting now so I can adjust my summer plans. Hopefully your club has the financial strength to host the match next year.
  18. I sent my application in last week and got my confirmation today. I'm looking forward to a fun match and your excellent awards banquet at the Cowboy Hall of Fame.
  19. Tex doesn't like me posting prayer requests for him on the SASS Wire so please keep this one private.

     

    A message from Cat:

     

    "Tex in hospital with very bad infection-sepsis. Is in critical care unit in Pres downtown. Thought u should no. Cat"

    1. Cold Lake Kid, SASS # 51474

      Cold Lake Kid, SASS # 51474

      Thanks for the heads up.

      My prayers for his recovery will be here and in my Daily Office.

  20. Tex doesn't like me posting prayer requests for him on the SASS Wire so please keep this one private.

     

    A message from Cat:

     

    "Tex in hospital with very bad infection-sepsis. Is in critical care unit in Pres downtown. Thought u should no. Cat"

  21. Tex doesn't like me posting prayer requests for him on the SASS Wire so please keep this one private.

     

    A message from Cat:

     

    "Tex in hospital with very bad infection-sepsis. Is in critical care unit in Pres downtown. Thought u should no. Cat"

  22. Tex doesn't like me posting prayer requests for him on the SASS Wire so please keep this one private.

     

    A message from Cat:

     

    "Tex in hospital with very bad infection-sepsis. Is in critical care unit in Pres downtown. Thought u should no. Cat"

  23. Tex doesn't like me posting prayer requests for him on the SASS Wire so please keep this one private.

     

    A message from Cat:

     

    "Tex in hospital with very bad infection-sepsis. Is in critical care unit in Pres downtown. Thought u should no. Cat"

  24. Tex doesn't like me posting prayer requests for him on the SASS Wire so please keep this one private.

     

    A message from Cat:

     

    "Tex in hospital with very bad infection-sepsis. Is in critical care unit in Pres downtown. Thought u should no. Cat"

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