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Abe E.S. Corpus SASS #87667

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  1. 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.
  2. The only issue is....it should be a .44-40!
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. 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”.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Scarlett Darlin can fix you up with some APP or its cousin Jim Shockley’s Gold.
  14. Find the date code stamped on the rifle and check it here: https://www.gunvaluesboard.com/italian-date-codes-up-to-2017-14188.html
  15. 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.
  16. Those Standard Manufacturing revolvers don’t seem quite so overpriced now!
  17. 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.
  18. He was honest but too hard on himself given that the appropriate penalty is a SDQ.
  19. 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".
  20. 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.
  21. Contact Joe Sarchioto alias High Rail Rider. He is a cabinetmaker who also makes grips for SA revolvers. http://www.conceptsinwoodsc.com/
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. I use APP with plastic wads. No problems.
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