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  1. 21 hours ago, Don Jorge said:

    Which powders are commonly used with a 158 gr.  bullet for .38 special?  What velocities are desired with that bullet (for use in SASS, of course)?


    I shot up a bunch of 158gr, just for grins, on Saturday.  3.0gr Clays and 158gr handled our knockdown targets without a problem.  Mild to moderate recoil with Ruger New Vaqueros.   I used the same load with 125gr. bullets, same result.

    With Red Dot, 3.2 - 3.4gr seems to be exactly equal to the Clays loads.

  2. 21 minutes ago, Dred Bob said:





    I haven't seen this particular coil spring mod before.   I'm familiar with Pioneer's and Boogie's, this isn't them.   Just curious, does anyone know who does this one?  Looks sort of like a mousetrap arrangement.

  3. I had a similar problem on the last day of a major match.  After getting home and going all through the rifle, the culprit seemed to be a worn firing pin.   I replaced it with a hardened, extended firing pin and it's been running fine since.   Just an idea of something more for you to look at. 

  4. Some folks hate Facebook, some folks find it a useful tool.   If you're going to get bogged down in polytickin' it's worthless.   But, it's just like a television, you can change the channel.   When I log in to Facebook I go straight to the Cowboy Action Shooting sites, (and in my case, coin collecting sites).   Nothing else.

    The Single Action Shooting Society has a FB page.  And there are several good discussion groups about CAS and WBAS on FB.   


    You don't have to like FB, but there is a huge audience out there.   These FB groups have introduced CAS to people who had no idea it existed.   As a result, we've gotten quite a few interested, and a good number have displayed their new SASS Member Certificates.   You don't have to like it or look at it, but a whole lot of people do, in all age groups.   


    A lot of SASS Clubs have a FB presence and a website.  Some, just FB.   Some of those FB pages are frustrating because they don't tell you where the club is!

    Please include your address, some directions, when you open, what time is the signup and safety briefing.  List a contact number.   Post your scores, photos, and some videos.  Keep it up to date!


    AS for match registrations, almost every multiday match I go to, is now using a registration form that you can fill out on your computer.   It makes for a much more legible application!   The SC State Match, "The Bushwack" is the first one I've come across that you can also pay online with a credit card.   That was an outstanding step forward!  Nice job Slippery Stew!   Yes, I still keep a checkbook, although I rarely use it.  Mostly for match registrations or buying something off the Classifieds.    I use electronic forms of payment for all my bills.  


    So, yes the old forms of payment are still being used, alongside the new forms of payment.   Nothings going away, but more convenient, faster forms of payment are the future.

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  5. On 6/23/2021 at 12:49 PM, Jersey Kid, SASS #287 said:


    Posse Photo 2001  - see who you remember

    Hmmm... Back row, top left.  Diamond Dick.  Top row 2nd from right, San Quentin.

    Front row, second from right, Marshal Harlan Wolff.  Third from right, (between Bounty Hunter and Marshal Wolff), is Cajun Kid.

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  6. On 1/26/2023 at 3:07 PM, Rip Snorter said:

    Read, so recycle.

    Hardcopy Cowboy Chronicle 2023 free for postage.  Don't know what that will cost these days. PM me and I'll get it off tomorrow.


    When I finish with mine, I bring it with me and leave it in a waiting room.  (I'm hanging out in waiting rooms way too much lately)... take off my address and leave it for others to read.   The magazine format is better for that than the large newspaper-type ones we used to get.   I kept the real early ones.

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    Izzy Lost, (Ernie Nicholas - Sept. 19, 2022) 


    "Today we lost another Good CowBoy.
    Izzy Lost alias Ernie Nicholas.
    He was a good man that I always saw a smile on his face n a joke on his lips.
    It's gonna be hard to fill his boots n sorely missed.
    A Good Cowboy to ride the river with, n I pray that he saves a place on his posse for us all." - Alamo Kid 


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  8. "We lost one of the old Los Vaqueros Shooters, Dirty Dave Rudabaugh, today Sept. 13, 2022.  He was always fun to shoot with and a good shooter. He won the Modern category at Winter Range, back when it was a category.  Ride well, old pard!" - The Butcher



    Dirty Dave Rudabaugh, David W. Glenn







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  9. On 8/3/2022 at 8:21 PM, Buckshot Bear said:

    Devils on Horseback were high culture at an Aussie get together




    Ha!  I looked at the picture and thought Australia... must be it was some kind of big bug that can kill ya, wrapped in bacon... :blink:

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  10. Standing Stone Arms might be real  but there's nothing to say that Kibe is them.

    There's been a couple of scammers on here before using a gun store's name and FFL number, but money sent to the name and address the "person" provided went somewhere else, and the buyer was stuck.


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