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  1. 22 hours ago, Rooster Ron Wayne said:

    Should I buy a 45ACP cylinder and shoot 45acp cartridges in my Colt gun or Just buy 45 Cowboy Spl and shoot them in the 45 Colt Cylinder  ! 



    Do you shoot 45acp in other pistols?  1911? Glock? Whatever else?


    I do 45acp for smokeless, also same load for my 1911s. I load 45cbwy spl just for black/subs.   My converter is the Kirst.

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  2. I have this press, parts that work the auto indexing are flimsy plastic, and wear out/break easily.  Even after getting new parts from LEE, it still didn't hold up.  Now I rotate the dies manually.  Been like this for 10 years now.

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  3. On 5/27/2024 at 10:58 AM, Sgt. Hochbauer, SASS #64409 said:

    Was a fun match...nice stages and those that have never attended the PA state match should think about adding that to their shooting calendar for next year! Not to forget got to shoot with several fun Darksiders. 



    Sgt H


    15 years ago, at PA State '09 is when I was born a darksider, my first full match doing real black.  My life has been downhill ever since........

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  4. On 5/23/2024 at 10:57 PM, Silver Creek Jack said:

    If you go with Unique better buy all you can, Alliant has stopped selling any smokeless powder to the general public, they say it’s because of a shortage of nitrocellulose, the conspiracy side of me wonders if they are bending the knee to the woke maggots.  By the way, I love Unique also!


    A good portion of nitrocellulose is from China grown cotton, which is in limited supply to Western nations, if not flat out embargoed.


    Most of what is available is being used for the war effort in Ukraine/Israel/Gaza.

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  5. I use once fired hulls, typically either STS, or the red Winchester AA's.


    Also started roll crimping since I had a hell of a time dealing with sticking shells at one State match a year ago, rarely, if ever, stick now.


    Also mop out the chambers after each stage.

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  6. 3 hours ago, Idaho Gunslinger said:

    We see that specific age categories are protected and shooting style appears to be protected, but other age categories, gender, and propellant due not appear to be protected. As stated above it's not clear about costuming and equipment. This is just a relatively new shootings point of view here. 



    Shooter's Handbook is not clear on what could be considered protected regarding shooting style, costumes, or propellant.


    One MD I spoke with said D, GF, CC, BW, and BP categories are base and protected (except when age breakdowns happen), while other MD's say they are not.


    It's just not the best then when you arrive for a match, and find out you got moved into another category, because the MD didn't want to honor your 'base' category.


    And as a GF, it sux extra because there's no other category to shoot GF in (besides BW).....

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  7. 1 hour ago, Branchwater Jack SASS #88854 said:

    Not really. See SHB pg 10


    But following the logic that it is acceptable to offer a Wrangler category with only one entrant and not collapse it down to cowboy, would you also say that it 'ok' to offer a Wrangler gunfighter category with only 1 entrant and not collapse it down to just a single gunfighter category?


    If you say, no, that it is not okay, why not? What's the difference?



    Can't shoot gunfighter in any category other than Gunfighter or B-Western, also Wrangler is aged based, so yes, that could get rolled down to Cowboy.


    when @mean gun mark mentioned 'base' categories, I am under the impression that he meant Gunfighter, Duelist, Classic Cowboy, B-Western, and Black Powder categories. Of which I'm under the impression they all are 'base' categories, that would always be offered.  Yet, re reading the rule book, I'm not so sure.

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  8. 14 hours ago, Tn Tombstone said:

    there will be a lasagna throw down on Friday during the pot luck dinner. 



    oh boy, things are getting real now........sounds like I need to make plans for this match, and get a new bib!

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  9. 59 minutes ago, Badlands Bob #61228 said:

    I think I found the problem.


    Financial Times has found out about the European arms manufacturers’ concerns regarding their dependency on Chinese cotton used in gunpowder propellants. Possible supply constraints threaten the ability to expand production to support Ukraine in the war.




    Maybe black powder will come back in style in a big way.

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  10. 3 hours ago, Seth Bradford said:

    The original or the all purpose ones? I know Gringo uses baby wipes. I’d like to put something in the cart to wipe down between stages as needed. 


    I use the Original. https://www.amazon.com/Crocodile-Cloth-Industrial-Cleaning-Wipes/dp/B084RRMPTM?ref_=ast_sto_dp&th=1&psc=1 It's pretty big package, depending on your cart size, a thing of wet ones might be an option to consider.  I used them before, wipe down my guns, and my hands.

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  11. Once a year, or maybe every other year, I break down the guns and clean the guts.


    After matches, hot soapy water if available, other wise I use Crocodile Wipes to clean the outside, the barrels, and cylinders.  Then just a quick pass of Balistol on a patch through the barrels and cylinders.  As for the shotgun, I wipe out the chambers, and the action area.  I'm not concerned with snake skin buildup in the barrels.


    Crocodile Wipes > https://www.amazon.com/stores/CrocodileCloth/Homepage/page/4233B6D2-06A6-486E-821E-943B2995B173

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  12. On 4/14/2024 at 10:44 PM, Scarlett said:

    Seems to me that in slip hammering, some function is not performing as it should and firing pin is not engaging the primer properly…


    It was explained, and shown to me years ago. When you pull the hammer back with your thumb, and hold it, the cylinder slightly over rotates, thus potentially throwing the alignment off the firing pin and primer enough to get light/no hits on the primer. 


    If I recall, it was explained/shown to me by some fast draw shooters at Winter Range on why their guns get setup such a way.

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  13. 17 hours ago, Snakebite said:

    Or the New Charles Daily SXS single trigger. I tried the CZ and didn't like it.


    Aren't the Charles Daily and the CZ are basically the same gun with cosmetic differences, and name.

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