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Rancho Roy

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  1. A few quick questions on loading 12g BP shotshells.... Since getting REAL BP here in Massachusetts can be a real challenge, I'll mostly be using Substitutes....APP, Shockey, etc #1. Fiber or plastic wads? #2. Folded crimp or cut the shells a glued in cardboard? #3. Roll crimp? (What do you use?) #4. 1 to 1 load by weight?.... Or by volume? #5. Favorite 12 BP load? Thanks
  2. Kid, the article shows real black powder results. You might find it interesting. I miss you guys. Hope all is well.
  3. We were discussing how "coated" bullets respond to black powder. I decided to do a little testing today. The results are too long for a post on this forum. I wrote an article about my results on my web page. Hope you enjoy it! http://rvbprecision.com/shooting/coated-bullets-and-black-powder.html This photo is just one example...
  4. BINGO!.....As long as it is down "Prior" to shooter engagement......If I'm TOing, and four shots are fired and four SG targets are down, I care not how they went down......Next shooter. Sometimes these things get so out of joint to not be fun anymore..... BUT....Your scenario about a missed target on the third shot bring a very determined....Hmmmm??
  5. The 3.5 EcoBoost is an amazing engine. Towing requires torque. And the 3.5EB is as close to the torque curve of a diesel as you can get in a gas motor. Torque ratings mean nothing if all the torque happens at one, very high, RPM......The 3.5EB has an extremely long, flat torque curve. I tow with a 2021 RAM 2500 with 6.4L Hemi......But I test drove a 3.5EB when I bought this truck and loved the engine. Felt a lot like my 2006 RAM/Cummins diesel. But the F150 simply didn't have the payload for a future truck bed camper. Now....My son-in-law has a new RAM 1500 5.7L Hemi with the aux electric motor for added torque. His truck tows a trailer similar in weight to mine, as good if not a bit better than the 6.4L Hemi in my truck....... These half ton trucks have become very capable of towing trailers, size and weight, that we wouldn't even consider a few years ago. Makes me smile when folks say 1/2 ton PUs are not good tow vehicles.....back in the 60s and 70s, thousands of trailers were pulled all over the country with Ford and Chevy station wagons with 150HP and two speed transmissions! I wrote an article on buying and owning a travel trailer on my web site. www.rvbprecision.com http://www.rvbprecision.com ......You might find it interesting.
  6. This is extremely well done...
  7. We are renting a house in Ft Meyers FL for January, February March......We are signed up for OK Coral in January and Ides of March in March......We will be shooting lots of one day matches in between. But what other Florida weekend shoots are not to be missed. We will have our camper with us so long travel is no issue....... Also, I need a place to store the 20' travel trailer in the Ft Meyers area as the HOA will not allow it at the house we are renting.......Any help is appreciated Thanks
  8. Grass Range, I sent you a message on this forum. Thanks
  9. The going price for what you are looking for is currently $1000+.....I bought two just a couple years ago for $550 each! Ruger is not currently building them. They are putting near all production into semi auto handguns.
  10. Yes, I'll take 50. Send to 02747. Please email me with amount and how to pay. I can do PayPal friends and family if that works. Or I can send you a check..... rvb100@comcast.net
  11. I want 50 pieces. How much are you asking?
  12. WANTED..New Model Vaquero, Stainless, 357/38/ any length barrel.....email me rvb100@comcast.net
  13. What ya got? Email me rvb100@comcast.net
  14. AA Hulls 15g Clean Shot Powder 1oz #8 Claybuster CB0178-12 (gray) wads Clean Shot power from Scarlet Darling.....Very clean! This load is near identical to the Winchester 980fps cowboy loads, but with a bit more shot......Sometimes you need that lucky BB!
  15. Does the High Wall have set triggers?
  16. It was a three person, timed match......Misses and Ps counted just like a regular match.....Badges placed in a hat and three person teams were randomly picked....Great Fun!
  17. A few notes......Real Black powder with Slippery or Scarlet coated bullets (I believe they use the same coating) AND A WAD is reported to be zero issues. The wad might protect the coating on the base of the bullet from the intense BP heat. I've not discussed with those that load BP with coated bullets without a wad. I've used substitute BP with and without wads with both Scarlet and Slippery coated bullets and the results are extremely positive in both cases. The bores are very clean and no fouling I can speak of. (38-40 and 44-40) I too wonder if the lube is causing what many of us refer to as fouling.......Hmmmm? Next week I'll be firing different bullets with different BP and substitutes into bullet retrieval material to see what the bullets look like after firing ....Should be interesting!
  18. Scarlet Darling, Gator Dunn, Rancho Roy....Winning the Team Shoot-Off! https://public.fotki.com/Rbertalotto/sass-videos-1/ny-state-2021/vid-20210919-124110236.html
  19. I found a few sets of brand new barrels for SKB on Ebay...In the white and unchambered for $125.......I bought one set. I should have bought them all!
  20. A few of us have been using "Slippery Bullets" with black powder with fantastic results. No issues what so ever and very easy to clean BP from bore. I'm going to shoot some of these bullets into bullet retrieval media with both black and smokeless to see if the coating melts or stays intact.
  21. I was taught......Hand rubbed Linseed oil....Once an hour for a day...once a day for a week....once a week for a month.....once a month for a year.....Then as needed
  22. Forgot to mention...Fast Eddy is also a great SKB Smith......
  23. I would suggest that the two best shotguns (SxS) would be Browning BSS and SKB 200 and other varients of SKB200. I've found SKBs at various gun shops where the dealer did not know what they had for as little as $400! My wife uses an Ithaca 100 which is identical and made by SKB. I bought that one in like new, unfired condition for $600. To be extremely reliable, the SKBs need to be modified to mechanical trigger. Johnny Meadows did my wife's and it a pearl! I like my BSS better as it is heavier and really settles down fast after the first barrel is fired. I cut barrels to 22 or 24 inches as I like the longer sight plane and a little extra weight so the barrels drop a bit faster and always open all the way. Spend a few more $$ and get a BSS/SKB.....you can't take the $$ with you!
  24. My BSS has 22" barrels and all I can add is it is much heavier than my SKB 200e with same length barrels. Have no way of weighing at the moment.
  25. Is the registration available for IoM in Florida yet. My wife and I don't want to miss it. It will be our first time! If someone needs my email address to send something...rvb100@comcast.net Rancho Roy / Reno Browne
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