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Southpaw Gringo, SASS # 74217

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About Southpaw Gringo, SASS # 74217

  • Birthday 02/10/1967

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    Shooting Member of the Two Rivers Posse,Manteca Ca and the Coyote Valley Cowboys, Morgan Hill Ca.

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    http://coyoyevalleycowboys.com californiascowboys.com
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    Tracy, California
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    Bang & Clang
    RO II

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  1. I use those too. Awesome bullet. If you weigh them though they are really 130grns.
  2. It can be done this guy can do it. It will have to be a "thin wall" choke tube. Give him a call. I've had 3 put in my 97s and the barrel wall thickness is similar. https://www.americhoke.com/
  3. Gunbot seems to be stagnant and hasn't updated in a long time. Not sure why this is the case. Many are using Ammoseek now. Best Ammo for Finding Ammunition 2021 - Guns Mags Reloading | AmmoSeek.com
  4. SASS Alias: Southpaw Gringo SASS #:74217 Where you are from: Tracy Ca. Home clubs are Two Rivers Posse in Manteca CA and Coyote Valley Cowboys in Morgan Hill Ca. How long you’ve been Cowboy Action Shooting. 11 years
  5. Paul. My load was given to me by Curly Cole years ago and Ive been loading it ever since. Its a near duplicate of the Winchester featherlights. 


    Gray WAA12L wad

    7/8 shot

    15.0 grains of Clays

    any 209 primer

    With a Mec loader its bushing #28. This bushing will throw 15.2 grains but its close

    Next time we meet, Ill give ya some loads to try and compare

    P.S. You can load AAs and STS hulls without readjusting anything.


    1. San Joaquin Shootist
    2. Southpaw Gringo, SASS # 74217

      Southpaw Gringo, SASS # 74217

      I forgot you just got a 366 loader. The bushing for 15.0 grns of Clays will be #429. Somehow the bushing chart for your loader is showing that the 429 bushing is the smallest for Clays powder. They got it listed for throwing 16 grns of Clays. Of course your going to have to weight that one. 

    3. San Joaquin Shootist




    1. Southpaw Gringo, SASS # 74217

      Southpaw Gringo, SASS # 74217

      No problem. Its going to be 4.5grns of Trailboss with that 160grn bullet. 

    2. TUCO SASS #46748

      TUCO SASS #46748

      thanks for the info.

  7. I got a couple of boxes of Bear Creek 255grn ,45 Colt bullets. Did they stop making them?
  8. I keep my brass sparkling clean by cleaning them again with SS pins. They get cleaned every time after firing. Yes I'm a stickler for clean brass. If they tarnish on me before I fire them then I'm not shooting enough.
  9. I guess I lucked out on the two I bought. Haven't experienced any problems that you describe. I just double checked them again and all looks good. Thanks for that tip..
  10. Get this one from Numrich Gun Parts. It is a Chinese reproduction but it works perfectly and is well made. I installed two already on separate 97s because the threads on the tubes were worn and rolled over. The only fitting it will need is to slightly drill the hole for push lock pin to 1/4 inch. That's it! P.S they come blued. https://www.gunpartscorp.com/ad/251770.htm
  11. I've ordered original Winchester 97 parts from Numrch before and what they sent me was garbage. Worst condition than the parts I wanted to replace. I know for a fact that there are lots of Chinese parts that Numrich sells that's garbage also. Example is the left extractor. I took a chance and went with the Chinese made tube and I was happy to see that it was well made, blued and it fit good. The only thing I needed to do to it was slightly bore out the hole that the lock pin goes through to 1/4 inch. That was it. Careful buying original parts from them because of poor conditioned stuff.
  12. I would just replace it. Part number 59 new reproduction. http://www.gunpartscorp.com/Manufacturers/Winchester-33573/Shotguns-42603/97TakedownSolidFrame-43818.htm?page=6
  13. If you fired the 97 and the tube came loose that means the threads on the tube are worn. I had 2 of my 97s do the same thing. Under recoil the mag tube slipped right out because the threads were worn and rolled over. I bought 2 tubes from Numrich gun parts and they worked just fine. They are Chinese but the quality was good. Remember when the tube is installed correctly, the square protruding nub on the tube will face the bottom of the barrel when its locked into place.
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