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Edward R S Canby, SASS#59971

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  1. Pyrodex is treated as real black powder for CAS shooting. It will work if you use bullets lubed for black powder. I have shot Pyrodex in shotgun shells since a BP lube is not required in them. Pyrodex is hydroscopic and will make squibby ammo if not protected from humidity. I stored my ammo in a dry box with a big dessicant pack and shot the ammo the day I removed it from the box. I had to clean my shotgun the day I shot it to protect it from rust. There are other BP subs that are not as readily affected by humidity, don't require BP-lubed bullets and don't promptly rust firearms. Pyro
  2. I started action shooting in sports like IDPA. The first thing I noticed in CAS was you don't shoot while moving. Loading and unloading is different in CAS. You approach the first shooting position with revolvers and rifle loaded. (The shooting line starts at the loading table.) Finally, you shoot complicated patterns on steel targets called sweeps. Soon you will know sweeps by their names. We are in a severe drought of reloading components now. Hopefully when your body has healed enough to compete there will be plenty of primers and powder to reload. You won't need CFE. We shoot lea
  3. Use a search engine with the term "Millar Mitts."
  4. As a black powder shooter, thank you! I like shooting downwind to upwind. When wind direction is not an issue I shoot left to right. I'm right handed and like pushing my long guns with my left hand. When shooting handguns I prefer right to left.
  5. I purchased Starline brass during the previous component shortage. I got splits in the .357 mag brass during first firing. Since I got the brass using a gift certificate I just recycled the split brass. Once-fired brass I've bought on Gunbroker did not split. I do not anneal.
  6. I hope they keep the SW Regional in March. The SW Regional in OKC was held the same weekend as the 4-Corners Regional. I'd like to attend both matches.
  7. Cast bullets are available now. I usually buy in the winter so there is no risk of lube melting off during shipping. Chey Cast and Colorado Cast Bullets both can fill orders promptly.
  8. CK, if you have shot a few matches and understand the rules, especially the safety rules, you are ready for a big match. Your posse will not think poorly of you for long stage times. I shoot warm-up matches at big matches. These are not identical to stages shot in the main match but give me a sense on how fast I can shoot these targets clean and how lighting and wind will affect my BP smoke. That eliminates home field advantage.
  9. There are no specific costume requirements for FC. However, I recommend dark colored shirts as BP smoke can soil your sleeves. See page 2 of the Shooters Handbook for general costuming requirements.
  10. When I first held an original Vaquero I thought "Here is a revolver stout enough to stop a charging buffalo." I bought a pair in 44 mag and shot them for years until arthritis in my hands forced me to retire them. I keep them as backups to my 357 original Vaqueros I now shoot. New model Vaqueros fit my hands better but the heft of the original models protects my hands from recoil.
  11. The Eteljorg Museum has the best western exhibits I've seen in the East.
  12. You should be able to buy crushed walnut hulls for ~$1 per pound. Some predatory sellers are asking five times that price.
  13. The bolded text is my experience. With subs there is often a perceptible delay between a cap firing and the powder igniting. I don't hear a delay with real black powder.
  14. I'll send you a PM. No club is moving to FR. Clubs resident there are looking for new ranges.
  15. Yesterday was a warm, windless winter day at Founders Ranch for a Buffalo Range Riders match. We had a very large turnout - not surprising given the circumstances. The club voted to remain intact and seek a new range. There are some possibilities but nothing immediately available. After the match ten of us migrated to the 5-stand range to challenge the clays. We were busting the flying clays pretty well (especially Tex and Mica McGuire) but the rabbits largely eluded us. On the 28th before the farewell party there will be a 6-stage CAS match. If decent weather we should have another rec
  16. I bought RCBS sizing equipment used from someone who quit casting. I have a .310 die surplus to my needs. I'll PM you with an offer to sell. I already have dies in the calibers you offered to trade.
  17. The warnings for pets were needed. The area has packs of coyotes and a resident mountain lion. There have been human cases of the plague in the same county as FR. The props were suprisingly simple for a major match. However, their open design made it easy for photography and for black powder smoke to dissipate. Local shooting clubs suffer the most. Three CAS clubs, a Wild Bunch club and a USPSA club no longer have a home. A regional USPSA match has to relocate. The best Sporting Clays range in the area is closing. Many concealed carry qualifiers need to be relocated.
  18. I agree with others that Google can show toll-free routes. Safe travels to EOT.
  19. The Brits made tea from rose hips in World War II since they could not import citrus fruits as in peace time. This provided them needed Vitamin C. I've tasted rose hip tea and found it bland but not bad tasting.
  20. Where I grew up a neighbor lady had a Manx that ruled the neighborhood. I watched that cat put a new German Shepherd in its place. That cat loved people but would not tolerate any harassment by anything. I think that Manx could have whupped a bobcat.
  21. I do the same and sometimes get feedback. In the summer perspiration builds up under the muffs and sometimes shorts out the hearing aids. I frequently remove the muffs to keep my ears dry to avoid this problem. However, this is only a problem in hot weather.
  22. Decades ago in my climbing days, Westcliff was a destination for climbing the nearby, 14,000+ ft Crestone Peaks. There was a rough jeep road that went up part way up South Colony Creek then a trail that led to a lake between Crestone Needle and Humbolt Peak. The Needle is a technical climb. If they hike this is an option.
  23. Such lenses shaved seconds off my average stage times. However, with you shooting right-handed and left-handed I have no advice how to set them up. Perhaps both lenses at the distance of your front sights might work. It takes about twenty minutes to adjust to the glasses. Readjusting to my regular bifocals is almost immediate.
  24. I shot a Wild Bunch match at the ranch yesterday. The club president says next month is the last match for the club. The ABQ City Range is too far a commute for him. (He lives far south of FR and already has a long commute.)
  25. I buy some commercial bullets from Missouri Bullets and Bang and Clang that are BH12. I also bought some soft cast bullets from Desperado. There was no leading problem with any of these softer bullets. Now that I am casting I am using softer alloys. I did have a problem with my .44 mag Marlin used for WB leading. Using coated bullets eliminated that leading. That's another variable you can try if experiencing leading.
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