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Abe E.S. Corpus SASS #87667

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  1. The pistol requirements for the Traditional category are more restrictive than those for the Modern category. Adjustable sights are not allowed in Traditional but allowed in Modern. That said, a Traditional pistol need not have teeny tiny sights like those on a WWI-WWII issue pistol. The Remington R1 and Springfield Milspec are examples of Traditional-legal pistols with visible sights. Also a pistol legal for Traditional is fine in Modern, too.
  2. State laws vary but federal law states that “face to face” transfers (between non-FFL holders) are legal only between residents of the same state. Long guns or handguns.
  3. Look here for instructions: http://ns.hodgdon.com/loading.html#
  4. I will look for one among the vendors at the SC State Match this weekend.
  5. FA. Works fine. Caught a sale at Cabelas. RCBS and Lyman have them now but I don’t seem to see good pricing on them.
  6. At the end of the day, shoot what you like. I shoot .38s but a single action revolver in a big bore chambering has a certain charm. You pay for the guns once but ammunition or reloading components are an ongoing expense.
  7. Three Cut did the action work and a mechanical reset conversion on my SKB 100.
  8. I just sent in my application. Great venue, great folks.
  9. And, should you have a opportunity to shoot Wild Bunch, the rules of that game don’t allow the 16 gauge. A twelve gauge 1897 is the only shotgun that is legal for cowboy action and for Wild Bunch.
  10. Be very careful. Hodgdon Clays, Hodgdon Universal and Hodgdon International are three very different powders.
  11. Scarlett Darlin of Bullets by Scarlett carries APP. She sponsors and attends a lot of matches.
  12. Larry Page alias Tucker T. Fudpucker of Page’s Custom Knives, Inc. 803-648-0001 www.pagecustomknives.com
  13. Greenville Gunfighters $10 entry fee whether you are a member of the host club or not. Six stage monthly match. Water is provided during warm weather months.
  14. In the spirit of “give credit when credit is due”, the author of that treasure trove of information is not Curt Rich, but our very own Captain George Baylor.
  15. If your club has rules that differ from SASS rules, the website is a great place to publish that info. Is there some other place where cancellations are announced, such as a Facebook page? Post a link.
  16. The only issue is....it should be a .44-40!
  17. Take a couple of boxes of SASS legal commercial ammo in .38 Special to the next match and ask if you can try shooting a couple different rifles and revolvers.
  18. If you don’t reload, perhaps you are looking for ammunition, not bullets (projectiles used to make ammunition). If that is the case, Scarlett Darlin can ship you some “Cowboy Cartridges” with coated bullets. Her website is www.bulletsbyscarlett.com
  19. SASS holds a trademark on the phrase “Cowboy Action Shooting” and defines the term in its literature. PWB quoted that definition in his reply. I’ve seen other “umbrella” terms used, such as “Western shooting” or perhaps “cowboy shooting”, but only SASS has “Cowboy Action Shooting”.
  20. PWB, has there been a determination whether this revolver, which according to Cimarron comes with a six inch barrel, is a legal main match revolver? A shooter in my home club asked me about it yesterday. From the limited information available online the revolver has a five chambered cylinder with no safety slots so at best it looks like the shooter could only load four rounds at the LT. That seems to put it out of the running as a practical matter but the question remains whether it is legal. No loading gate and no ejector assembly so it may also not satisfy the requirement of being a replica of an actual revolver.
  21. I’ve loaded APP with my Hornady measure but it has a lot of steel parts to clean afterwards. Lately I have been using a Lee Auto Drum measure atop a Lee Powder Through Expander Die. Less steel parts to clean.
  22. I handled a new 16 gauge example (not a coach gun) in a local store. Stiff to open as is the case with many out of the box guns. Wood and metal finish looked pretty good. It was heavier than I expected. Price was close to MSRP. I asked a cowboy gunsmith about the Sharptail last year. He had not seen one.
  23. When I first started shooting Wild Bunch the only shotguns allowed were the 1897 Winchester (original or replica) and the Chinese reproduction marked 93/97. The rules were changed in January of 2013 to add the Model 12 to the list. The ‘97 has always been allowed. It’s the only shotgun legal for cowboy and Wild Bunch.
  24. In Wild Bunch Action Shooting the stage conventions do NOT allow the shooter to re-engage shotgun targets. That, plus the fact that we load the magazine of the shotgun at the loading table, led to the observation that the shotgun is treated like a rifle in Wild Bunch. I can’t recall shooting a cowboy action stage in which the “Comstock Rule” did not apply.
  25. I assume you are new to cowboy shooting? If so, welcome. The 1873 is more desirable than the 1892 for this game. It looks a lot like the rifles that Winchester made for Navy Arms, prior to the color casehardened finish being applied to the frame. The Navy Arms rifles had octagon barrels and a flat buttplate. And nice wood. I’ve seen a couple of Uberti rifles with the “in the white” finish. I’m uncertain whether they are bare steel or whether there is some sort of protective finish applied. You might want to price check the Winchester “catalog” rifles to get a baseline comparison.
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