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The Coconino Pistolero, SASS # 72432

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  1. Two Lyman 452374 moulds drop ~225 gr round nose bullet.  One has handle screw one does not.  $80 and $75.  Both for $115 shipped Sold


    New RCBS .44 spl die set (not carbide)  $23 shipped


    two both (Sold) bags of .45 Colt Starline used brass 500 each bag, pin tumbled and ready to load,  $90/500.  18 cents per case.


    Plus actual shipping.





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  2. The outfit that did the machining to install bushings aka recoil plates I got from Peacemaker Specialists in my Uberti Opentops was Tejas Long Rifles of Bryan, TX.  That was back in Sept of 2012.

  3. I had this problem with my .44 Open Tops about5 years ago.  Had "hardened " bushings installed and the problem continued.  Sold the guns after explaining the issue to two pards looking for a project. 


    The question is why this happens. 


    I shoot BP with Federal primers.  I wondered if the softer primers somehow were responsible. 


    Don't see this problem with my two Colts.



  4. Howdy all long-range shooters, 


    There will be long-range events at End of Trail 2022.  Yeehaw!


    All the usual events including Take no Prisoners, Bucky O'Neill, and the bison shoot are being offered.  This is subject to any unforeseen changes that might 

    happen between now and March 2, 2022.


    One change will be made to Bucky O'Neill military rifle shoot.  As it is a new world championship match I feel it is time to make a small change.


    I will now allow AS ISSUED military bolt action and single shot rifles with the issue PEEP sight to be used. 

    Aftermarket sights are not allowed.

    No other changes to the types of rifles allowed or the time span will be changed (1865-1912).


    Get those rifles sighted in with your preferred ammunition!




    I am the Wednesday side match volunteer coordinator.  We have some folks already signed up but need many more.

    If you shoot an event, you understand the event and would make a great volunteer to help out either before or after you shoot it.

    If you have a favorite event or a preferred time to help, beat the rush and sent me a message here at the SASS Wire with your alias, event and time.


    See ya at EOT 2022!


    Coconino Pistolero

    EOT Long Range Event Coordinator

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  5. 20 gr of 4198 and 255gr Bear Creek in a .38-55 Buffalo Classic got me 2nd place at Winter Range.  My pard Jackpine Bill bested me.



    This load gets the job done.  H4198 should be similar. 

  6. 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! :ph34r: Not a Ninja but a sooty cowboy

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. RCBS stuff is usually under guarantee. If you give them a call they may replace it free.

    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. 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. :o 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.

  11. I do most of my sighting in and practice at 6400-6800 feet up in northern AZ. Shooting a .38-55 Buffalo Classic, a Trapdoor, and a Krag I have not found that an elevation change of over 5000 feet coming to Winter Range precludes me from hitting that steel at 300. Came in( 2nd/ 9 seconds behind Jackpine Bill in 2015) with the Buffalo Classic. And that was having to calculate the comeup from 150 to 300 yards using the data in the Lyman Cast Bullet handbook.


    I also had 2nd in Military Singleshot and 1st in the Bucky O'Neill. Not bragging but establishing my bona fides. The elevation change some folks have worried about might change your point of impact 3-6 inches but that is a BIG chunk of steel out there. Just aim fer the middle.


    I am one of Pigpen's helpers on the Long Range event and hope to see you all out there.



    Aim small, miss small. :) .

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