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Abe E.S. Corpus SASS #87667

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  1. The Weirauch revolver is the EAA Bounty Hunter. I understood that the Heritage Big Bore is assembled and finished in the USA with parts manufactured by Pietta.
  2. Either we judge the shooter’s intent or we don’t. Otherwise we are in a place where “we don’t judge intent, unless it’s obvious which target the shooter is attempting to hit”. I think we make that “policy choice” and then live with the consequences.
  3. I recall that they announced “improved fit” and it seems that the neck area is a little better, comparing one early shift to others I bought later. Even so, I order one size up from my usual size. Works for me.
  4. They don’t teach geography in school any more!
  5. 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
  6. 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!
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. Keep in mind that black powder ammunition may be used in any category.
  17. 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.
  18. Null, I posted a WTC on the Wild Bunch forum while back after we had a similar situation in a WBAS match. There we had static rifle targets and knockdown targets for the shotgun. A new shooter mistakenly engaged and dropped the KDs with the rifle (each shot being a miss under the flowchart) so that those targets were not available when the shooter transitioned to the shotgun. On the one hand, "shoot where it was" usually comes into play when the target is absent by no fault of the shooter. Here the shooter caused the problem by engaging the wrong targets. On the other hand, not allowing th
  19. I will toss in a couple of comments. Call Georgia Arms and ask about cowboy ammo even if the website says it is out of stock. Perhaps you can be first in line for the next run. They attend many of the Gun shows in this area and I've seen cowboy ammo at the shows when their website said they were out. Their ammo has worked well for new shooters here. It is great to find a reloading mentor to show you the ropes. Finding someone who loads the type of ammo you plan to make (such as a fellow cowboy shooter) is great. I would not worry much whether that person has the same type of press.
  20. One of the new firearms announced at the 2017 SHOT Show is replica of the Colt SAA. You can see it on Gunblast.com's video of "Industry Day at the range". Standard Manufacturing says they are making them in Connecticut; another YouTube host reported that this will be a close replica of the Colt so no transfer bar. If anyone has or gets more info about these revolvers please post a reply.
  21. My understanding is that the 150 power factor and the requirement of the .40-plus caliber rifle (the 1911s have to be .45 ACP and the shotgun must be 12 gauge) was something of a reaction to the tendency in cowboy action shooting towards small calibers and light loads. Wild Bunch targets tend to be more challenging (in terms of size and distance) than CAS targets. When my local club offered WBAS matches, we allowed any SASS-legal main match rifle because, as you said, many of our shooters were cowboy shooters who owned .38 caliber rifles. This seems to be the approach at most local clubs
  22. Welcome. I will add a word of caution about ordering clothing online. The sizing of Old West clothing, especially the pants, may be very different than modern clothing. For example, I usually wear a 34" waist size. In one brand of Old West pants, I have to buy a 36. In another brand I have to go up to a 38! I am fortunate to have found two stores within a reasonable drive where I could try on clothing so I have not had to deal with ordering clothes and returning them. I agree with the comments about visiting "vendor row" at state and regional matches; that's another good way to sh
  23. I believe both of the revolvers are Uberti 1873s with different features. Pretty sure the Runnin' Irons all have low wide hammers which would not match your USFA's hammer.
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