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The Coconino Pistolero, SASS # 72432

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    Coconino County, Arizona Territory
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  1. Or store your props in southern Arizona for a year. Out in the sun is best. Add a dust storm and cloudburst or two and you got authentic, period correct, distressed wood. In 2-3 years it will be so hard you can bend nails trying to pound one in.
  2. I'll be at winter rang starting Wednesday.  I'll take the 12 boxes of AA' low recoil if their not spoken for.


    1. The Coconino Pistolero, SASS # 72432

      The Coconino Pistolero, SASS # 72432

      Howdy SW Shooter, 


      You are the first on the AA's.  I will mark them SPF and hold them.


      Is that Wed. 13th? or 20th?  We will be setting up on the 13th but I could meet you

      during lunch.  Look around the Ranger tent about noon.



    2. SouthwestShooter


      we are driving up tomorrow(Tuesday) morning the 19th.  Expect to be there by 2:00 p.m.Will be doing the "Take No Prisoners" side match first shift on Wednesday.

      I can meet you either Tuesday or Wednesday 

      You can call or text me at 520-991-1315 to set up a place to meet.




      Happy Trail To You Until We Meet Again :-)..........

  3. There was a biggun! Not sure how since I look at them to see if there were defects like a large sprue ring when the mould is not closed right. I took out the cylinder from the 1860 Army and pounded the ball in with a plastic punch so the cylinder would rotate. Took off the nipple and filled in the powder gap. Went bang and really could not tell the difference. Another day in capgun paradise! Not a Ninja but a sooty cowboy
  4. I learned Saturday that oversize balls are worse. First time in years of casting RB. My Uberti and Pietta prefer .454.
  5. One-shot has its uses. It is all I need to resize .44 WCF. I started using One Shot when I discovered a downside to pin cleaning brass. If it gets like-new clean I noticed drag on the Dillon belling die and little streaks of brass being deposited on it. Especially with .45 acp and .45 Colt. I dump the brass in a tub and give a quick spray to get some inside the case mouth of some of the cases. It is enough to stop the drag. It turns out the residue inside the case mouth acts as a lubricant in the belling operation. One Shot does not work sizing larger rifle cases well. I learned that with .308 Win. If the case was WET with the One Shot it sort of worked some time. I picked up some lanolin grease at the local hippy grocery and it works like a champ. Just a little smear around the case below the neck and sizing is SMOOTH. I will have to get the liquid stuff and make some spray.
  6. Good luck on the surgery Dawg. Next time ask if anyone has a gently used on the Wire!
  7. I got 2 sometimes 3 using either AA or Federal top gun without fiddling with the press. They get singed with real BP but as long as the crimp closes they are fine and shuck easy. I got a bushel of the Federal at our local range last summer so I am tossing them after one toasting now.
  8. I use 20:1 lead to tin but that was along with cheap lead and 50/50 bar solder on ebay for low bids . May have to start diluting WW next batch.
  9. My RCBS was from 1986. For the cost of shipping there they got it working fine again several times. I only use it for tumbling off case lube now. Have a heavy duty tumbler for pins and ceramic.
  10. Just in time for Winter Range Prepare yer wallets http://www.grafs.com/retail/catalog/product/productId/73152?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=122216&cmp=1&utm_medium=HTMLEmail
  11. I had first shot single actions (Virginia Dragoon and Ruger Blackhawk) and a Marlin 1894 back in the late 1970's. Got a bit sidetracked by life and my ex getting them guns. In 2005 I saw a copy of Shoot in a used book store and thought that looks like fun, so I did some reading on line and figured I had better git while the gittin was good. I had shot BPCR before so I figured the only thing to shoot was Holy Black from the get go. Found some guns here on the Wire and some duds from Wild West Mercantile. I looked through the Chronicle and found out about the closest club being the Tonto Rim Marauders so I headed their way. I showed up to my first match, and only put one round over the berm. I did hit the mountain though And got the name Coconino Cannon. I got lots of help from Silverado Cid and Rye Creek Roberts and plenty of other good pards along the way.
  12. IM me Charlie for load and chronograph data for 231, Unique, Titegroup, and Power Pistol. Coated, lead and jacketed info.
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