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Snakebite last won the day on January 8 2019

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  1. It's a great cartridge and very accurate, but I don't recommend it for this game. IMO 357 is far and away the best choice (38). If you need big bore, then 45 colt or 44 WCF is a better choice due to availability of guns, ammo, supplies. 44 WCF is one of the best cartridges available for BP use, and 45 Colt is one of the worse, IMO.
  2. Without doubt there are times when determining the latest rule interpretation is not as easy as one would like. Couple that with Gray Matter becoming more sponge like and it becomes necessary at times to reach out for guidance from another source. I would suggest always starting with reading the rule books. After that there are any number of avenues that can be taken. A TG that takes his/her job seriously should be a good source, but where ever you go, don't just let some zealot give you his/her rendition of what the rule is. I've heard and read many mouths and keyboards spout off into their rant trying to support their version of a rules interpretation. If you don't know, then seek competent advice.
  3. Everyone needs help sometimes.
  4. If you have a questions about the rules of the game, what path do you take to get an answer? Look at the rule books, ask a friend, ask your TG, jump on the wire? How useful are the TGs in today's SASS world? Do they still serve a purpose or are they just filling a spot in the lineup? Snakebite
  5. Rain, what the heck is Rain? We have Sun. It dries brass about as fast as you can spread it out on a towel.
  6. OK, I rechecked. My MEC 9000, using a #27 Bushing throws 14.6 gn of Alliant Extra Lite. Average of 10 throws. I looked up charts, and they vary, but Indicate that a #27 Bushing throws 15.7 gn of Alliant Extra Lite. At this point I was really perplexed so I went to the Trap Shooters Web site.... several listed a #30 Bushing throwing 15.6 gn of Alliant Extra lite!!!!!!!!! Some on that site said that in general: "single stage loaders tend to drop heavier than listed, while progressive loaders tend to drop lighter than listed". I have no idea why that would be the case. Bottom line is that I don't know why things vary so much but am not too concerned about it. For many years I have found that using a Grey 7/8 oz wad in a STS hull with any Fast Powder that brings the wad up to the proper spot for a good crimp, regardless of the weight, seems to work just fine. I've never noticed any High pressure signs. There is no doubt that it is always much safer to use published and proven Recipes and I am not suggesting anyone follow what I do. My experience in this is not scientific at all. It's just the way I load Lite 12 ga shot shells for this game. I sure would not take that approach if I were working at the other end of the scale. Snakebite
  7. I don't get it. I use #27 bushing and throw about the same same charge of Extra Lite. I'm going go recheck things. Hummm? Maybe my Grey cells are fading.
  8. And you certainly mastered the Gun Cart Category!
  9. Very interesting thread. Many things in common with the responses, and so far not one comment about joining for the stiff competition, is seems to be for the fun.
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