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Southpaw Gringo, SASS # 74217

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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. I got a couple of boxes of Bear Creek 255grn ,45 Colt bullets. Did they stop making them?
  4. 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.
  5. 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..
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. I would just replace it. Part number 59 new reproduction. http://www.gunpartscorp.com/Manufacturers/Winchester-33573/Shotguns-42603/97TakedownSolidFrame-43818.htm?page=6
  9. 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.
  10. Slim. Its not easy finding 22lr ammo at Bass Pro. I always check the one in Manteca. When it does come in theres a 4 box limit. People actually grab more than they could buy and hide it around the store only to come back and purchase them later. I once found two boxes hiding under some rifle cases. Yes I bought them.
  11. In stock at Powder Valley also. They got the 9oz bottles and 5lb jugs. Just wanted to through that out there.
  12. HAHA! Propellant? I thought just a good SP mag primer would get the job done?
  13. I see lots of shooters spend a nice bank roll on there pistols and rifles only to go cheap with there choice of shotgun. I am for a fact one of those shooters. My choice is old Winnie 97s for smokeless and a Stoeger when shooting B.P. The right equipment can improve your score with practice. It reminds me of the old saying. "You lose it with the pistols, you make it up with the rifle and you win it with the shotgun". I for one will do the switch one day soon to a SxS and i think Ill be contacting Johnny Meadows for an SKB.
  14. Yep this is the die set I got and it works great. One tip I got. I was bulging the brass by attempting to seat and crimp at the same time. The brass is very thin. I would advise you adjust your seating die so it doesn't crimp when seating the bullets then readjust to crimp after seating. I wish Lee made a Factory Crimp Die for the little .32 s&w but they don't.
  15. Still in stock at PV. 5lb jug for $104.00. thats $20.80 a pound before S&H and HazMat...
  16. Just as long as quality control is good. I've been down that road before...
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