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Amarillo Rattler

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  1. IMHO, lead composition is the biggest factor in richocets and injury.


    No scientific evidence to back me up, only anectodal and personal experiences.


    My pure lead C&B, and 20/1, projectiles have never been reported by Posse members to cause splatter

    My reclaimed and new lead SG shot does produce splatter that hits me and others. Both have antimony in the mix.


    When I have been hit while another Pard was shootin' rifle or revolver, he said "hard cast" each time I asked.


    Just sayin'

    Amarillo Rattler

  2. I think his C&B inventory will drastically increase with the new mobility!!!!


    Speedy recovery and watch your tongue at the first therapy session!!!

    I know!!!


    Amarillo Rattler

  3. Just the holsters which fit ruger old models up to 5.5 inch barrels with open toes for longer barrels. Dark brown with allot of tooling. Very good condition, very thick and well made with heavy leather, molded and flared with forward cants and hammer straps plus decorative straps. Fits standard gunbelts up to 3 inches wide. 125.00 shipped and I can take paypal. Send email for pics to m238602002@yahoo.com


    Top gun 1sg,


    I'll take 'em.

    PM sent for payment and shipping addresses.



    Amarillo Rattler

  4. Dawg,


    I am changing the 1860 Armys 8" barrels I bought from you 3+'years ago and Rowdy Yates did the full work on 'em.


    I installed the Birdshead grips I bought from you recently. Perfect fit, thank you again.


    Bought 4 7/8" 1851 Navy barrels. Sending the barrels and frames to Colorado Coffinmaker for his magic fitting the barrels to the frames.


    The term "Kit Guns" comes to mind.


    See ya'

    Amarillo Rattler

  5. My practice BP load is 34 of 2F. Plastic wad, OS wad and rolled crimp.

    My match load is 40 and 52 of 2F, OP then lubed wad, then dry filler wad, then lead and OS wad, rolled crimp.


    If the practice load is fired near or on the KD, it's down.

    The smaller match load is used 90%+ of the time.


    The heavy match load is used for difficult KDs, smaller or at significant angles.


    When I used waxed filler wad loads, that resulted in many misses, due to the donut patterns.


    Just sayin'

    Amarillo Rattler

  6. Shotgun labels are:


    "Practice" (plastic wads, smaller loads of reclaimed lead and BP);

    "Match" (OP wad, 1/2" fiber filler wad, OS wad, larger loads of reclaimed lead and BP);

    "Match 7.5" (same as Match but with fresh 7.5 shot);

    "Match +" (plastic wad, largest loads of fresh 7.5 shot and BP).


    The "Practice" is for Orlando's weekly practice sessions with Cypress Sam presiding.

    The "Match" is used in club monthly matches. Nice wide pattern for close KDs

    The "Match 7.5" is used in 2 day matches. Tighter patterns than "Match".

    The "Match +" is used in all matches for difficult KD situations, tighter patterns with more lead at higher velocity.


    Don't laugh at my methods, please. I get a nostril full of sulphur with every trigger pull and that has a lasting effect.


    Just sayin'

    Amarillo Rattler

  7. Will the RCBS 12 ga. Brass reloading die re-size the 12 ga. brass case ? The info states it will roll crimp, no mention of resizing.

    I used Magtec 12 ga brass hulls years ago, with RCBS die set for reloading.


    Stopped when the hull casualty rate (out of shape) could not be corrected with the resizing die. Mouth of casualty hulls (out of round) were not touched by die even when the hull would not chamber.


    Wish I had known about CH4D dies set, I would have stayed with the brass hulls.

    Great style points and no hang ups when shucking.


    Amarillo Rattler

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