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Abe E.S. Corpus SASS #87667

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About Abe E.S. Corpus SASS #87667

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  • Birthday 09/02/1961

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    Greenville, SC
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    Faith, family, shooting sports, BMW motorcycles, history, cooking

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  1. They don’t teach geography in school any more!
  2. I’ve been shooting a Uberti 1873 (Cody Conagher action work) for a little over 10 years. It’s a .357 and I had been looking to add a .44-40 to the stable. In December I found a Winchester/Miroku in a local gun store. It’s the basic rifle with a 20” round barrel and a blued receiver. As others said, smoother than a stock Uberti and the lever travel is pretty similar to that of my “Codymatic”. I had an aftermarket lever safety spring installed and had a local gunsmith smooth up the internals and lighten the stock springs. The Miroku is fine for me, but I’m a middle of
  3. There were a couple of “prospects” hanging out with my posse last Sunday. One has been emailing me and Scarlett. He’s already loading .38 Special so assuming he has primers laid by it should be an easy transition. He asked where we buy clothing. From Kitty’s Kloset, of course!
  4. Maximum velocity for Wild Bunch rifle ammo is (as in cowboy) 1400 FPS. As others have said, bullet weight and material must also be compliant. A friend attended a recent event sponsored by Palmetto State Armory that showcased some new products, including a lead free composite bullet that can be used on steel targets at close range. I ended up calling a company rep to talk about the product. Most of their bullets are powdered copper in polymer; not legal under current SASS rules but maybe an option for the future. The use of copper makes the bullets lighter than usual
  5. I like shooting cowboy. I like shooting Wild Bunch. I think Wild Bunch is more fun when the differences between the two disciplines are emphasized. When Wild Bunch transitioned from five rounds in the 1911 magazine I saw that as a positive change, but it also made it more difficult to have Wild Bunch and Cowboy shooters in a mixed posse. I suppose this is another instance (like unofficial categories, Summer dress codes, and allowing adults to shoot .22s) in which clubs can meet the needs of its participants in monthly matches.
  6. 9245, I was not familiar with the Stevens 520 prior to reading your post. I ran a quick search; it has an interesting history. From what I can find it has a five round magazine. Wild Bunch stages often have six shotgun targets (the M12 was designed to hold six and the ‘97 will hold six with a minor modification), so the 520, if legal, would be like a main match rifle that holds nine rounds. I would encourage you to ask your question on the Wild Bunch forum.
  7. They are not. Only the following pump shotguns in 12 gauge are Wild Bunch legal: Winchester 1897 (original or reproduction); Reproduction shotgun known as a 93/97 (not legal for cowboy but WB legal; the slightly larger ejection port has little or no advantage since we load the magazine of the shotgun in WB); and Winchester Model 12.
  8. There is a separate online forum dedicated to Wild Bunch Action Shooting. The people who are involved in making and interpreting the rules are active on that forum and could better address your question. https://www.sassnet.com/wildbunch/forum/index.php The Wild Bunch rules were last updated in mid-March of 2021. If you are looking at rules that mandate five rounds in the 1911 magazine that rule changed in the 2018 Handbook. You can download the current handbook from the SASS website.
  9. Welcome. Your experience loading .38 Special will serve you well. Good choice of revolver, too. You are one gun ahead of where I was when I started. I put the shooting sports on the back burner for a few years when I was starting my career and starting a family. Even if you are not able to participate fully and regularly in matches right now, it’s a wise first step to visit a local club to learn about the game and the folks who shoot it. Your practice can be more realistic if you see the target sizes and distances firsthand.
  10. SASS rules are silent on cart design, apart from the rule cited in another comment that long guns be open and empty while being transported at a match. Some local clubs reportedly require carts be muzzles up but not in my area. The first commercially made guncarts were muzzle down. That appears to be the norm in sporting clays and Three Gun. Muzzles down is the custom in cowboy. We typically carry the long guns muzzle up when moving about so keeping them that way in the cart makes it less likely you will sweep someone. We’ve had folks show up wi
  11. That’s a neat design. I also used magnets to secure the barrel on my current stroller cart. I mounted a horizontal wooden piece to the cart handle. I have two flat magnets for my double and for octagonal barrels, and two V shaped magnets for round barrels. I don’t have any good photos but will try to take some.
  12. The Miroku lever safety spring serves double duty as the trigger return spring. The Uberti uses two different springs. I don’t know if the rifle would function if you removed the spring. I installed the aftermarket Slixprings part.
  13. Keep in mind that black powder ammunition may be used in any category.
  14. Henry Big Boy, in .45 Colt, with a large loop lever. This would seem an ideal rifle for CAS to someone who had never attended a match.
  15. It’s highly favored by Wild Bunch shooters for .45 ACP.
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