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Lone Rider SASS#32091

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  1. Thanks for the responses. You’ve given me some good information and some things to think about. Appreciate it!
  2. I have been thinking about the possibility of a reproduction cartridge firing Cavalry Sharps in 45-70 as a future purchase. It looks like these are tough to find. I didn’t see one on Uberti’s website but Pedersoli shows one. Taylor’s shows one out of stock and Cimarron shows an Armi Sport Mcnelly which I am not familiar with. I know these are not long range weapons but how far would they realistically shoot? I plan on shooting mainly BP in it and from what I have read a lot of shooters use filler in their loads ( as I understand the military did) to reduce recoil. How did you determine how much filler to use? Any thoughts or comments on the gun/loads are appreciated. Thanks.
  3. Thanks for all the responses. I will load them and shoot them only in my pistols as suggested and see how they do. Thanks again.
  4. I’m curious how you got my alias. I am number 32091. Did they just miss it?
  5. I have always had a few Nickel brass to reload when I would pick them up at the range although I normally reload yellow brass. I have a chance to buy some used 38 spl brass and about half of it is nickel. I have heard and read about Nickel flaking or scratching dies but I have not noticed that in the ones I have reloaded. Is there anything to be concerned about in reloading nickel brass? I am curious about your experience. Thanks.
  6. Thanks for all the replies. Non petroleum based gun oil is a new term to me. I’ll have to check and see if mine is. Thanks again.
  7. Thanks. I clean smokeless with Hoppes and I thought I would need to get all of that out Before I shot BP. Would the Hoppes and BP be a problem?
  8. I should have been more specific. I was thinking of using gun scrubber to clean after shooting smokeless and before I shot BP. Thanks for any help.
  9. I am going to start shooting some BP cartridge in my open tops. I will also be shooting my smokeless loads and know I need to clean between the different types of powder before I shoot them. I am thinking gunscrubber but wondered what you are using. Thanks.
  10. I’m using a Lee Load All. The smallest bushing is 1 ounce. Sounds like MEC has the bushings for lighter loads. I’ll check with Lee but I didn’t see anything on their website. Thanks.
  11. Do all of you use a measure for less than 1 ounce loads. The smallest measure I have is for 1 ounce. I can weigh 1 ounce and then calculate 7/8 ounce etc. but I would need to weigh each load. I assume you all have a faster way and just curious what you use. Thanks.
  12. Thanks for all the responses. Gave me a lot to think about.
  13. I don’t mind you asking. I am not looking at the Winchester because I do not want a rifle that is shortstroked when I purchase it. All of my rifles are stock and I prefer this one to be the same. I realize it won’t be race ready but that doesn’t interest me right now. l like shooting like they did “in the old days” or as close as it is with a modern stock rifle. I know that puts me at a disadvantage but I’m OK with that. I’ve never shot at a NCOWS meet but it interests me also and I don’t believe the new Winchester is allowed. As you can probably tell I am not a top shooter. I feel like I can get it modified at a later date if I decide to.
  14. Would like a 73 SRC In 45 colt. Looks like my choices are Taylor’s or Cimarron unless I’m missing something. Looking for any input in the differences etc. I know it needs to hold 10 rounds so it looks like the 19 inch barrel will fit that need. I am not interested in a Winchester, prefer the uberti. Thanks for your help.
  15. It is good to see the Henry’s in those older movies. I see the 92’s with the forearm removed in quite a few of the oldies. I guess they are trying to make them look like a Henry. One of the blessings (or curses) of playing this game is knowing the firearms. It always bothers me when the movie is set in the 1870’s etc in the old west and they all use 92 Winchester’s . I watched “The Searchers “ again the other night which is set a few years after the civil war and there are the 92’s and 1873 colts. I have learned to live with it.
  16. My eyes are not what they used to be and I'm wondering if a different rear sight would help on my 1866 rifle and my 92 I use as a backup. They both have the semi buckhorn sights now. Is anyone using the full buckhorn and any pros and cons of the sight would be welcome. Thanks.
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