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Rio Brazos Kid

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About Rio Brazos Kid

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  • Birthday 01/02/1934

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    Thunder River Renegades- Brazos Rangers- Tejas Pistoleros- Dooley Gang-SBSS #2521-ROII

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    Alvin Texas, Houston area
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  1. A friendly FFL will usually ship a pistol for $20 plus the Flat Rate Box cost. That's far cheaper than UPS over night service. My FFL will ship for a Veteran for $20 flat, including FR Box. I know that is exceptional, but it does exist. A good solid relationship with a local FFL is always a good thing. RBK
  2. You are of course correct. Just a brain fart. RBK
  3. Probably not what you want to hear, but there are so many other powders that will do just as well as American Select, that I certainly would not even consider paying a premium, just to get some A.S. IMR has Nitro 100 and Solo 1000. Alliant has e3, Red Dot, Promo, Clay Dot, Unique and Bullseye Hodgdon has Titewad, 700X, Clays, Titegroup, W-231, and Trail Boss.. Accurate arms has #2, and #5. This is just a few of the applicable powders for our game. Just a suggestion, but paying upwards of $200 for 8# of powder is just ridiculous. RBK
  4. Lyman's T-Mag is also a cast iron press, and a fine turret press also. Far more desirable than the new MEC single stage press. Just as portable, and actually allows for setting up two calibers, fully adjusted. As already stated, it's about 30 to 40 years too late in the game. RBK
  5. 200 grain bullets work fine in rifle and pistol. Use a fast burning powder, like Clays, at top load amounts, to keep pressures at near maximum. Then apply a very firm crimp. (I use a Redding Profile Crimp, which applies a taper crimp AND a roll crimp). No blowback occurs with these loads. RBK
  6. Here ya go! 43 Spanish From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Spanish military cartridge that came out in 1871, replacing the Reformado cartridge. It was chambered in the Remington Rolling Block and was fairly popular, being used in some South American countries. The Rolling Block is a sturdy rifle and the .43 Spanish is capable of good accuracy. There were a couple of variations of this cartridge so if in doubt take a chamber cast. HDS makes brass and bullets. Bullet weights are generally 340, 370 and 385 grains. Black or smokeless powder loads can be used if you are careful.
  7. Remington Built thousands of the 43 Spanish cal rifles for foreign military use, in their famous Rolling Block design. I would think you could find specimens of the ammo at Old Western Scrounger. I have one of them myself. Just a wallhanger though, although the action is in good shape.
  8. I normally shoot 3 days a week. Far more than I shoot CAS. Skeet, Trap, 5 Stand, Bowling Pin matches, and lots of plane old plinking and shooting plate racks. It's all fun. RBK
  9. Puts him a little less than an hour from Cowtown!! About 45 miles. One of the finest Clubs in the USA!!! RBK
  10. There's a lot to be said about a Uberti 92. They run well and are easily slicked up if need be. You can buy about 3 of them for the price of a 73, and they will do those young'uns just as well as the more expensive guns. RBK
  11. If you are loading 38 special's, about 10 cents a round will be your cost, excluding the cases. Case cost will be very little more than nothing, due to the many, many times that they can be reloaded, and can be purchased most times for about $60 per 1000 for once fired range brass. That will last many many months, possibly several years, depending on how much you shoot. You can pay for basic reloading equipment very quickly with the savings over store bought ammo.. If you reload all your ammo, including shot shells, a 6 stage monthly will have an ammo cost of about $16 on average. Th
  12. Like Michigan Slim stated, lots of 30-30 Factory ammo is round nosed as are many reloading bullets for them round nosed. However, I'm just like Justin Wilson on that, being a safety man, I wear a belt AND suspenders. Cant take a chance on having a problem. For my thinking, it's plain stupid to use round nosed bullets in a tubular magazine, when flat nosed bullets are readily available. Might never have a problem with RN bullets, but RNFP bullets are inherently safer by design. RBK
  13. Doesn't work on Google Chrome!! RBK
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