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Abe E.S. Corpus SASS #87667

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  1. RCBS makes a lot of good equipment but they never can seem to find their place in the progressive press world. Their products end up more expensive than Dillon’s but they just don’t seem to garner a big following.
  2. Scarlett Darlin can fix you up with some APP or its cousin Jim Shockley’s Gold.
  3. Find the date code stamped on the rifle and check it here: https://www.gunvaluesboard.com/italian-date-codes-up-to-2017-14188.html
  4. A fellow in my home club had a Miroku Winchester with an action job by Cody. You might try calling him and asking whether he can sell you one.
  5. Those Standard Manufacturing revolvers don’t seem quite so overpriced now!
  6. My first experience with APP was with 3F. When I ran out all I could find locally was 2F so I bought a pound to get me by until I could find a new source. I was concerned that it would not meter well but I went through that pound with no issues. I recently bought several pounds of Black MZ since Sportsmans Warehouse has a good price on it. I understand it is all 2F. I’m not as wary of the courser granulation now but I might use it for shotgun and reserve the APP 3F for pistol ammo.
  7. He was honest but too hard on himself given that the appropriate penalty is a SDQ.
  8. No rule change is necessary. If a shooter chose not to shoot a firearm they could take the penalties. As an aside we generally don't refer to our match firearms as "weapons".
  9. I really enjoy Wild Bunch. Make sure to read the current Handbook since more rule changes went into effect on January 1, 2019. Most stages are written with pistol round counts in multiples of seven but there is no longer a limit on the number of rounds you can load in a magazine. I have five magazine pouches; one holds a “malfunction mag” with one round. That’s usually plenty of reloads for matches in my area. Another new rule change is that the shooter can stage magazines and ammunition. An 1897 usually holds five in the tube unless it’s been modified. A stock Model 12 should hold six.
  10. Contact Joe Sarchioto alias High Rail Rider. He is a cabinetmaker who also makes grips for SA revolvers. http://www.conceptsinwoodsc.com/
  11. Welcome! Before you buy anything (else), I’d suggest you attend a local match or two. Ask around for a reloading mentor, preferably someone with experience loading black powder cartridges. I’ll throw this out; real black powder requires a “black powder compatible” lube on the bullet, but some of the substitutes (American Pioneer Powder for example) work fine with the harder lube that is often found on commercial cast bullets, and with coated bullets.
  12. He puts a lot of time and effort into posts on that page. He also represents the sport well. I have used different methods, including online resources, to publicize the game and to recruit new shooters in my area. Still trying to determine what methods generate the best “return on investment” as measured by new shooters who show up and then continue in the game. Social media seems to generate lots of casual interest but I’ve not seen much end result yet. The old saying “talk is cheap” seems to apply.
  13. Why not try Frontier Cartridge with the guns you already own? That’s an inexpensive way to try the waters and you won’t have to spend a lot of time loading capguns during the match.
  14. I use APP with plastic wads. No problems.
  15. I've seen a couple of the Remington R1s in Wild Bunch. They are legal for Modern and Traditional categories (the latter requiring blacking out the white dots on the sights).
  16. If you have a Sportsmans Warehouse Store in your area, pick up some Black MZ (a black powder substitute). It’s under $10/pound. Its hard to to save money loading shotshells for clayshooting but as you have seen, black powder factory shotshells are very dear.
  17. Bea and Rolan stand out even among the many friendly and helpful people in this sport.
  18. If they did, it still would not be SASS legal since it’s not a “lever action shotgun...of the period”.
  19. When my wife started shooting with me she used a 1897 pump. She thought it kicked less than a double using the same ammunition. Another plus is that I was able to order an aftermarket buttstock for the ‘97, cut it way down to fit her and installed a Limbsaver recoil pad. My wife had virtually no experience shooting a shotgun. I agree that proper fit is critical; she had trouble trying to shoot it with the original buttstock but once it fit her it was a different story. In her next match she dropped every shotgun KD with one shot. The shotgun went from something she dreaded to something she liked to shoot.
  20. Uberti Single Action revolvers had that hammer block for years. You can see the little part on the hammer face below the firing pin.
  21. Either is fine so it comes down to personal preference. There is only one category in which the Stoeger would not be allowed. The external hammers add a step to the process of reloading the gun but with practice some folks can shoot a hammer double pretty quickly. Go to a local match and check out the game.
  22. I ordered the standard Hornady .357 dies when I purchased my LNL-AP even though I already owned a set of RCBS dies. The only problem I had was not being able to get enough flare on a .38 Special case with the one piece Expander Die even screwing it down as far as it would go. I used my RCBS Expander Die which allows for more adjustment. I sent the Die to Hornady with a couple of expanded cases. Not sure whether they replaced it or modified the original Die but it worked fine when I got it back.
  23. One of Skeeter Skelton’s stories described a manly “abrazo” between friends. Based on that precedent I would be OK with a hug from another gentleman. Just don’t be smelling my hair.
  24. There are lots of bullet vendors. I choose to buy from those who support the sport by sponsoring matches, taking the time, effort and expense to be a vendor at matches. As an added plus, those folks tend to carry the type of bullets, powder, etc. that works well for our sport. I’ve seen three or so of those vendors named in this thread.
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