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  1. Hoss

    Plainsman question

    Plainsman is typically 6 rifle rounds. Targets from 30-100 yds. Whatever the range has available. Most like the larger cartridges like 45-70 or 38-55 because they are easier to grab and manipulate. Plus you get the big BOOM!
  2. Hoss

    Plainsman question

    I kinda thought 44-40 should be allowed. The reasoning was they take a large pistol primer. But you are correct, should have just said no main match legal caliber
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    Plainsman question

    Handi Rifles are definitely the gamer gun in plainsman. Very quick rifles. Even without ejectors. I like shooting the trapdoor. Sometimes I even shoot an 1880s 10 Guage with external hammers. My Pard Clueless Bob shoots a Maynard or a Burnside rifle, both of which are slow and require a percussion cap, but he gets all the style points, and everybody want to shoot them after the match. Nobody asks to shoot a Handi Rifle!
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    Plainsman question

    Most in Texas go by the rules as written by the Texas Historical Shooting Society as they are the group that started it in Texas https://www.thss.org/rules/cody-dixon-rules/
  5. I enjoy shooting Plainsman side matches 2-3 time/year. I use a Trapdoor Carbine. Every Plainsman match I’ve been to has 2 categories, modern and traditional. The difference being ejectors on rifle are considered modern. The Handi Rifle being the gun of choice for Modern. The ejector kick the brass out further than the bullet goes to target! per SASS handbook pg 29 THE PLAINSMAN This event requires two .36 caliber or larger Frontiersman Category style percussion revolvers, shot Duelist style. - Must use a SASS legal single shot rifle firing a traditional blackp
  6. I assume you are going to use it in Cody Dixon? Be sure to get one that cocks when you close the action. Some do, some don’t. I personally think the trapdoor is the way to go.
  7. I’ve never used Trailboss, but if you have any Unique it works very well in 38-55. I use 9.6 grns W/ 250 grn Bullet
  8. https://www.thss.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/TH2021-Overall.pdf
  9. Targets were good. I thought 1 set of pistol targets were a tad long, at the mine stage. But I think it was mostly a function of the setup at the mine as the targets were shot out of a window. If they were closer it would have been a difficult angle. They weren’t overly far, but did take a little extra concentration. and thanks! Yes I was fortunate to win my category. I really enjoyed shooting the trapdoor! IMG_2279.mov
  10. Trailhead was a great match. The fine folks at the Texas Historical Shooting Society did a great job. Good main match, mo crazy sequences or P traps. Targets were all very hittable (not saying I hit them all!) Good side matches, side match award dinner, main match award banquet, lots of nice raffle items. A good time was had by all! Congrats to overall champion Rusty Remington and the top lady, Panhandle Cowgirl.
  11. My original shot high too. I was shooting a 330 grn Bullet. I even changed the front site. But it was not quite “right”. grried a 405 grn Bullet and it works fine. It does shoot high and right. At our distances I aim at about 1100 and hit center target
  12. It’s that dern Verdadero who is the trouble maker! I’m there to keep him in line!
  13. I suspect Fairplay John will have something to do about that!
  14. I’ve bought and sold guns on the SASSWIRE, never had a bad experience.
  15. Started packing up ammo and whatnot today. Looking forward to a great match. Really looking forward to their long range side match. They have a great long range setup. Knocking those rams off the rail at 500 meters is a thrill! Looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting new people friends. Who else is going?
  16. I would like to state, for the record, that my Rugged Gear Deluxe 4 gun cart is the exact model Wyatt Earp used to tote his guns & gear to the OK Corral & back im not pimpin for the HBB, my question is why wasn’t it mentioned in the gun requirements listed in catagory specs on pg 6-7? Only place it’s mentioned is way down on pg 39
  17. I’m not arguing for allowing HBBs. but a Vaquero is not an exact replica either.
  18. Found it! I wonder why it’s not in the category description?
  19. I know Henry Big Boy rifles are not allowed in Classic Cowboy. But...it would appear the SH no longer specifically prohibits them, unless they don’t consider it a replica ( neither is a Ruger Vaquero) seems like the HB used to have very specific wording on HBBs. Am I missing something? (And yes I know no self respecting CC would shoot a HBB!) Classic Cowboy/Classic Cowgirl Category Classic Cowboy/Classic Cowgirl category carries rules and guidelines for both costuming and firearm/caliber usage. Firearm Rules: - Any main match fixed sight revolver may be used. - Re
  20. While there may be a bit of an advantage, as Joe Cross said, it’s easy to practice but things go south when that ole buzzer goes off! I suppose if there was a really challenging new sweep, or one with several ways to shoot it, some practice might be helpful. i know people who study the shooters booklet figuring out stages. I rarely do more than just a quick glance. I can’t remember them that long anyway!
  21. Henry Big Boys are legal except for Classic Cowboy. just because you can does not mean you should! They are fine for hunting, or slow plinking, but if you try to run one fast it ain’t gonna work. And like Garrison Joe said, prone to start spitting out their innards. save your money. Best rifle for the game is a 73, then a 66. Then Marlin, then 92. I have an 1860 Henry (not same as a Big Boy) . Kinda fun to shoot every once in a while, but not overly practical either.
  22. He was a man to ride the river with. Rest In Peace Cherokee.
  23. Snuffy that would be an excellent kit. You won’t need the roll crumpet tool for brass hulls, but it’s neat to have. Otherwise every tool you need is there.
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