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Hashknife Cowboy

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  1. Its a good looking rifle, I have my CAS go to rifles that I am quite happy with.  Might consider it, but Henry will have a difficult time breaking into the 1873 /  Marlin crowd.  Question is, do I need another pretty toy, but then at this stage of the game most of us do not need, it is all about want.

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  2. Probably something to do with spending a small fortune on three different ones to make them work consistently and finally throwing  in the towel.  I would love to have one that is reliable but lever guns just work, all of the time.  I am still partially infected with the bug but is became a lesser priority.  I even bought a Henry Pump .22 and it works flawlessly.  

     

    Photo of Pump Action Octagon

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  3. Buy what makes you happy.  All are good, some have some unique quirks but it is an investment into your happiness.  I prefer Ruger and Colt, I have used the Italian Pistolas without any regrets but appreciate the feel of the Colt SAA and the toughness of the NMV.  Go to a shoot and test drive a few, I have not met anyone in CAS that would be opposed to sharing and even providing some ammo.  My go-to pair are shown below....

     

       

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  4. I use the data from the Hornady manual for the 250 grain XTP bullet in .45 Colt and avoid +P anything.  I have an older Marlin 1894 that feeds reliably with the Hornady data.  Please do not re-seat, just like everyone said, it is dangerous.  

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  5. My favorite stupid person story is based upon someone who publicly stated in anger that they were going to sue us for, "defecation of character."  Perhaps before they ventured into the world of 4 syllable  words they needed to learn the difference between defecation and defamation.....

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  6. While at a LGS here in Northern AZ something caught my eye, now that in of itself is nothing new but I do have a fondness for single actions.  This time it was a Ruger Single Six convertible, 22 LR/22 Mag, 6 .5 length barrel, complete with original black box, instruction manual and that cute little red bag with the gold draw string.  This gun dated back to 1962.  It took me back to the days of hunting with Dad,  with close friends and the many nights we spent around the camp fire. I have looked for quite sometime, I have Dad's original 22 LR version of this in a shorter barrel from 1962 but wanted another but with the interchangeable cylinder. 

     

    The Single Six was my introduction into everything single action, I guess it was kind of a gateway drug.  Together over the years dad and I collected many more Single actions and there was always a bit of excitement in that phone call describing what homeless pistol, rifle or shotgun had followed one of us home.  So here is to a era of $69.50 Single Six 22's and all the memories and values that were shared and taught by dads of that era.   Lets continue the traditions...and yes it it  no longer homeless.

     

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  7. I have one, it is my primary SASS rifle in .45.  Out of the box it was smooth, internally it was clean and I had nothing done to it.  I have no complaints about it, I'd even buy another if needed. And I have shot it quite a bit in the years that I have owned it, no failures or breakage.

     

     

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  8. I did the reverse, I ordered the rifle for hunting and not CAS.  Having used the Shiloh Sharps for big game, I an tell you that the 45-70 is more than adequate for hunting purposes.  Mule deer and cow elk were relocated from the field to the freezer.    Then one day I started practicing at  greater distances and remember thinking, hey this is fun!  So now my  Shiloh Sharps 1874 Business rifle in 45-70 fills both needs and it may not be a Quigley but it is all I need with a 30 inch barrel that is round and octagon.

     

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  9. I have used them and they all worked well.  I guess the green means they are environmentally friendly and leave to carbon footprint.  Recently someone asked me why was there a electrical cord poking through the grill of my Silverado HD, I told them it was a green electric truck and I was thanked for being environmentally conscious.  Same concept.....

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  10. The ones that I have seen and handled are quality rifles.  I will get one eventually in .357 just because ... my dream would be in .41 mag., but probably not a reality.

  11. Unique and 231 is one of those go-to hand gun powders.  I recently came upon a 4lb bottle at a smaller mom and pop gun store and I was morally obligated to give it a home.  When I first started reloading  in the early 70's it was my first powder at the advice of a wise old timer....How'd I get this old?

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