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  1. I’ve got a strong case if the wants for a 95. Probably in 30-40 Krag or 405. (Big Medicine!) Climbing Lyman sights. Had a nice one in my hands but the $5500 price tag was too steep for a rifle I would rarely shoot. But.... after I win the Lotto tonight I’ll be making a trip to Collectors Firearms in Houston.
  2. I never had any trouble with my Uberti-Win 76 using cut down 45-70 brass. I used a mini chop saw from Harbor Freight. I did find true 45-60 brass at Graf & sons. A little spendy at 2.10 per. But heck, can’t take it with you! https://www.grafs.com/catalog/category/categoryId/3945
  3. I have a 76 in 45-60. Kelley sights. I like the 305 coated bullets from Bear Creek. 12.0 Unique. I’ve shot it (successfully!) to 300yds. I hope to go to a 400 yd range soon. I load the bullets just a tad longer than the crimp groove, Lee factory crimp die (made for 45-70) I just kinda kiss it a bit. works well for me. I was able to find 45-60 brass, but also have cut down 45-70.
  4. 10 grns Unique will do the job quite well.
  5. I don’t often shoot C&B guns. Just at Plainsman side matches a couple of times a year. So have been reading this with interest, plus, I was there, but on a different posse so not a witness I have seen, and have done, exactly what you say we ought not do, re-cap and fire at ULT, but always with TO permission. Typically between shooters. I suppose could come back to stage to do it, but I see no great harm in asking permission, TO acknowledging and watching while I did it. Did exactly the same thing with a cartridge that got jacked out. Upon examination it had a lite primer strike. I asked TO permission to attempt to fire it, he agreed. Loaded and done in 10 seconds.
  6. Hoss

    First MDQ

    That’s probably not a bad idea. Had a Pard shuck a live round, it hit a pebble or something and BOOM!
  7. Many folks like the longer forearm on a 24” rifle. They can grasp the forearm at the end and “pull” the rifle into their shoulder. I know a guy had one cut down, new dovetail etc I think for $175. (Larry Potterfield says cut the dovetail first!)
  8. Hoss


    For my HiWall I like a 265 grn Bullet with 10.0 unique. If I need a bit more knockdown I use a 310 grn Bullet, still 10.0 Unique. But not quite as accurate. for lever guns I use a 245 or 255 grn Bullet with 9.6 Unique.
  9. Must have been before my time. This was my 7th Trailhead, I’m pretty sure they never had a rule like that in my time.
  10. I do know a guy who shucked a live round and had it go BOOM when it hit the ground. Not being chambered it did no damage (other than to his shorts) so it can happen. That being said, he still shucks live shells, as do I.
  11. I don’t recall any prohibition against moving with revolver in hand. I do remember them having a rule about Ps. If a shooter aimed at wrong target and missed it, it was a M & a P. Glad that one is gone. THSS has listened to shooters and have made changes. They hope to host the State match next year. I hope they do!
  12. Safety briefing said all sass rules applied. Only “extra rules” were for THSS categories like Cody Dixon, Sharpshooter, or their version of Wild Bunch, which is slightly different from SASS WB in that they incorporate a 1900s era DA revolver as well as a 1911. was an excellent match. They have been working hard on range improvements and it shows.
  13. Hey PBT, you going to be at Trailhead this week? Would love to see you! and if you are loading brass hulls, I have a antique priming tool that works well. I’ll bring it to you.
  14. Absolutely TOs call. Not arguing that. But the shooter was most definitely double cocking, and I had twice in that one stage where I could not distinguish 2 shots (was a double tap sweep) and could not see 2 shots hit target. I’m sure the TO called what he saw. But I’m also sure they were simultaneous shots (or so close cold not discern) another match I was at, early in my shooting career, I saw a GF given a miss for this. I was not counter, but I clearly saw the 2 shots hit the plate, then the last shot of the string hit last target. After much discussion a miss was awarded. Even after everyone agreed there were no misses. (Had a good berm behind targets, misses generally easy to see). The GF was somewhat peaved, as he was given a miss he did not have, but in reality, if a penalty was due, should have been a P. nobody wants to give penalties. But if they are earned it is what it is. Personally I would remove this rule from the books. Too subjective.
  15. it’s not a miss, it’s a P
  16. Has this penalty ever actually been issued? ive been counting and could not distinguish the shots. I indicated P, TO disagreed.
  17. Was great to be out shooting again! Seemed my pistol sights disappeared over the last couple of months. Too many misses! some other things I noticed. We had 3 SDQs at our match for various reasons. One shooter left the LT with loaded pistols in holsters. One shooter dropped a empty shotgun while shucking One shooter holstered a cocked pistol. While it’s easy to say “it’s just a monthly match” or whatever, it’s important that we follow the rules and give the proper penalty when earned. now, onto the next match and more fun! Shooting Trailhead next Saturday, first 2 day annual in a looooong time!
  18. I have a Merwin Hulbert pocket pistol in 38SW I might consider trading. Just kinda want a Marlin 44mag, and I dont even hunt!
  19. I have a marbles Windage adjustable sight that came with a 336CB 38-55 I recently purchased. For my game (Cody-Dixon) I prefer a full buckhorn. Just works better for me. the holes do appear to be more than 7/8” apart. If you are interested I’d sell it for $100 shipped. If it fits and works, send me a check. If not, return the sight to me.
  20. I did a little test. 130s vs 105s in my pistols. My pard loaded and timed me. I did not know which I was shooting. On average, about 8/10s of a second faster on a 10 shot sweep. May will day 8/10s isn’t enough to worry about, but 8 seconds in a 10 stage match Is huge! I load 3.2 Bullseye in both. I tried reducing the powder, but found I missed “feedback” from the guns. I also tried the 105s In my rifle. While they fed fine, found that I did not like the feel of them. now I shoot 105s in pistols, 130s in rifle. Both with 3.2 bullseye. Only adjustment I have to make is about a 1/2 turn of Bullet seating die.
  21. I wonder, in the history of jurisprudence, has the judge and jury been all set, plaintiff has presented his case, made a sound reason for suing. Then defense lawyer steps up, pulls out a paper from his briefcase and says “judge, I have a release, signed by the plaintiff” judge says “oh, a release....case dismissed” releases are a waste of paper. There are some reasonable precautions that can be taken. But releases, gloves, telling folks don’t touch your face is pretty worthless. Spraying timers, other common surfaces might be of minor benefit.
  22. I’ll second A.D. great job GMR. and it was great to be out shooting again!
  23. Hoss

    WTC frontiersman

    I knew that was his intention. Just trying to clarify in my mind how to apply the rules. As I said, I saw no safety issue, and no call was made.
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