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  1. Probably not what you want to hear, but there are so many other powders that will do just as well as American Select, that I certainly would not even consider paying a premium, just to get some A.S.

     

    IMR has Nitro 100 and Solo 1000. Alliant has e3, Red Dot, Promo, Clay Dot, Unique and Bullseye Hodgdon has Titewad, 700X, Clays, Titegroup, W-231, and Trail Boss.. Accurate arms has #2, and #5. This is just a few of the applicable powders for our game.

     

    Just a suggestion, but paying upwards of $200 for 8# of powder is just ridiculous.

     

    RBK

    I'm pretty sure Nitro 100 and Solo 1000 are from Accurate Arms and not IMR.

  2. Just wanna know........ I've always heard the wear ring around the cylinder referred to as the "Ruger ring" but the photo above shows a Colt with the same ring and they've been around a lot longer than Rugers so shouldn't they too share in the honor of having the ring name after them?

    Any single action can get a ring if handled improperly.

  3. What ever the power factor or caliber constraints are, the thing that will stay the same is the competitors. A stage that takes an average shooter 30 seconds now will take longer. Guess what? The shooter who pushes themselves to be faster now, will be faster then.

    Besides, this is a game and a shooter can play it however they wish! You want to shoot full power black powder 45 Colt loads? You certainly may! Plenty of categories to go around where a person can choose to play this game their way!

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    I mean the .45 Colt and 44/40 were the most popular / produced calibers.

     

     

     

     

    You may be correct with this statement in regards to Colt's SAA. However, in S&Ws, Iver Johnsons, H&Rs and hundreds of other makers, 22 Short and Long, 32 S&W, 38 Colt were wY more common.

  5. Based on the original post, I figured the stage was probably written something like this...

     

    Draw first pistol and engage target

    Make pistol safe

    Use shotgun to engage target twice

    Make Shotgun safe

    Use rifle to engage target

    Make Rifle safe

    Use Shotgun to engage target twice

    Make Shotgun safe

    Draw second pistol and engage target.

     

     

    Seems pretty straightforward to me. Don't see what all the fuss is about.

    H.K., gonna tease you a bit here. There is a problem with this stage descriptions. Shooter was not told what to do with second pistol. Now, if said shooter really needed to be told what to do with the first three guns, they're standing there with a gun in their hand not having a clue what to do with it. However, had they ever read the Stage Conventions they would know and you wouldn't have to tell them the first four times....

  6. So Boggus, what you're saying is that we can leave a pistol anywhere if not in the holster, as long as it's deemed safe?

    Nope! As Griff said. The Stage Conventions say they must be reholstered after the shooting string, except for gunfighter exceptions. And unless the stage descriptions says otherwise, reholstered is what is considered safe.

    My whole point is that stage descriptions shouldn't have to repeat the Stage Conventions and the handbooks on every stage. Shooter knows shotguns are staged open and empty. Shooter knows(should know) hands are by your sides if no starting position given.

    Besides, where did I say anything about just leaving it anywhere?

  7. I don't believe you can have a stock that wraps around the front or back strap. I believe the front and backstrap must be uncovered. However, it can extend below the bottom of the backstrap.

    You could order 1860 trigger guards, backstrap and stocks for a Pietta or Uberti and they will probably fit your guns pretty close.

  8. Not quite right Boggus, yes we all know how to make safe, but the rules state pistols must be holstered at the end of the shooting string. The string is 10 shots even if it's split, so if you ground the first pistol and their are no instructions to do so like make safe then yes you will cop a penalty.

    Trouble is today there are not many spilt pistol stages cause gunfighters don't like em. LOL

    Jackaroo, my point has nothing to do with when the string ends, in what order the guns are fired or where they start. It's very simple. When finished with a gun we MUST MAKE IT SAFE. If a shooter don't know that, someone needs to have a chat with them. As a stage writer, I don't need to waste time writing it. As a posse marshal, I don't need to waste time saying it.
  9. I have to disagree. Make safe instruction on a split pistol means make the pistol safe. Either laying on a flat surface pointed down range or holster. I do agree it is kinda of redundant to say make safe after each gun. Unless you are allowing it to be staged at another location from the shooting station.

     

    We shoot a lot of shooters choice, therefore I see a lot of make safe. It gives the shooter more options. Besides it is only two words but gives a lot of lead way.

     

    Good shooting

    I reiterate, shouldn't have to tell them to make safe. Shooter has two choices. Either to make it safe or unsafe. If a shooter doesn't already know to make it safe, they need to learn.......

  10. Based on the original post, I figured the stage was probably written something like this...

     

    Draw first pistol and engage target

    Make pistol safe

    Use shotgun to engage target twice

    Make Shotgun safe

    Use rifle to engage target

    Make Rifle safe

    Use Shotgun to engage target twice

    Make Shotgun safe

    Draw second pistol and engage target.

     

     

    Seems pretty straightforward to me. Don't see what all the fuss is about.

    No need to state "Make XXXX Safe" If a shooter ain't smart enough to know that already, they need a talking to. What else are they gonna do? Make them unsafe? By saying make them safe you have practically DOUBLED the stage instructions.

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  11. The first problem would be is that it would be an NFA registered firearm. A handgun over .50 caliber would require a tax stamp. Not overly hard to do. Hamilton Bowen built a .575/585 caliber revolver a number of years ago. But it did require BATFE approval and stamp.

  12. In my humble opinion, it's clear as it's written. Pistol-shotgun-rifle-shotgun-pistol. That is two separate pistol strings.

    Stage conversations say revolvers go back to leather after the string except gun fighters.

    Anything else would be covered in stage instructions, if you want to make it confusing.

  13. Shot lots of Privi in my other life as a 3 gun shooter. Excellent ammo. Have not loaded any of it. I would suggest attending some matches and see if you can find a pard to guide you in reloading. Not just reload for you. I'm always very disconcerted by folks who jump up and offer their reloading services to just anyone. Licensed is one thing.

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