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McCandless last won the day on May 18 2018

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About McCandless

  • Birthday October 17

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    25723 L
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    CCSASS, Old Hickory Regulators, Flat Branch Ranch Cowboys, Cross Creek Cowboys

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    Nawth Ca'lina
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    ?? Annoying people seems to be what I do best...

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  1. We only just got a brand new board of younger, engaged, active shooters. Before some keyboard commandos throw them under the bus, why not give them a chance of getting it all together and help get the bus rolling, instead of sniping at them! SASS is alive and well. By the way, be sure to watch the November 17th episode of Shooting USA~!
  2. Cheap shot. Akron is an office location. Do you think any events ever happened at the offices in Yorba Linda, or in RJ Poteet's basement, before that? End of Trail is being held in Phoenix Arizona, in a major population area. (The 5th largest city in the US + the population of the suburbs and surrounding areas). That's your location, location, location.
  3. For the Thursday BP Match, is Plainsman being offered?
  4. Just look for the slowest shooter out there, that'll be me!
  5. We may be waiting a bit on this one. PWB may answer, "in my opinion", but it's not a ROC consensus until he can get the others to respond to him. From Larsen's post, not all ROC members are of the same mind on this... See you in Alabama!
  6. It's a 1994 Armi San Marco "1851" in .44 caliber. A gun that never really existed. Shoot it and have fun! If you look close at that stylized "A" it's really an A over an M.. ASM early on had excellent quality, later years... Not so much. Don't let that concern you. If you can find some percussion caps, go to it!
  7. If you have access to FaceBook, here's an album of gun carts from a recent match: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.1338020536546600&type=3
  8. I have adjusted all my guns and loads so that point of aim and point of impact are the same. I don't know if that's good or bad... because now when I miss, I have nothing to blame but myself! Dagnabbit!
  9. "Blackpowder category contestants are expected to understand they will contend with smoke obscured targets. To ensure this, all shotgun, revolver, and rifle powder charges must produce smoke at least equivalent to a baseline load of 15 grains by volume (1 cc) of blackpowder." SHB pg 9 On a humid, still day, where the smoke hangs, especially when shooting towards the sun, low powder loads will suffice. In those conditions, even smokeless powder starts to look smokey... But, when there is less humidity and a bit of a breeze, sun behind you, a low powder load may get you in trouble. This happened to one of our .32 shooters. As the day wore on, what seemed fine in the early morning hours got challenged on later stages and berms. I'd rather load over the standard by a bit, than under and and get called on it. Here's what 1.3cc APP shooting with the sun coming right over the berm looks like
  10. I had several boxes of reloaded Win AA shells that went fine through the case check, but eventually the crimp edge expanded and would fail the check. I'd run them through the press again and all would be fine, but they'd still expand with time. So, I have something like this mounted on my gun cart, and run all shells through it prior to use on a stage. It works like magick!
  11. I'll take the .45-70 set. Are you going to be at the Regional?
  12. Necked down shotgun shells are distinctly "bottle nosed". I don't know of any factory made shells of this type. But that hasn't stopped people from trying. I'm thinking that would certainly increase pressures. Martini-Henry once made a shotgun that used a 14ga bottle-nose shell, but I don't have any pictures of that. Folks have also tried it this way, partially crimped with an overshot card... which is definitely illegal. Notice the bit of a bottle-neck towards the base. I don't think that's legal either.
  13. A gunsmith actually made a Volcanic rifle, from scratch! Since the Volcanic Rocket Ball Ammo is no longer in production, (but he wanted to keep the idea of the original short 40 cal.) So he used a shorted 40 S&W. The results were quite nice! https://shootingwithhobie.blogspot.com/2010/02/40-caliber-volcanic-rifle-by-charlie.html?fbclid=IwAR22BLu6FdW0zr1jLPe0kryrfLnuQ8k9CrLtGra400EL0_HAX7GalrW3w1w
  14. Well, sounds like you've made your choice. Sorry that you're not going to be shooting anymore.
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