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  1. Has this penalty ever actually been issued? ive been counting and could not distinguish the shots. I indicated P, TO disagreed.
  2. 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!
  3. I have a Merwin Hulbert pocket pistol in 38SW I might consider trading. Just kinda want a Marlin 44mag, and I dont even hunt!
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. I’ll second A.D. great job GMR. and it was great to be out shooting again!
  8. 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.
  9. Hoss

    WTC frontiersman

    I shoot plainsman side matches a couple of times a year. Ive done exactly that.
  10. Hoss

    WTC frontiersman

    Shooter had a cap not pop. 5th round. He went around, cocking/decocking using both hands until he brought the cylinder back into position. Fired the shot with one hand I know decocking is not allowed without permission from TO. But frontiersman are allowed to use off hand to manipulate cylinder as needed. no call was made. But I’m not sure that was correct? (For the record, I was as LT, not a spotter or TO). im my opinion, there was no safety issue involved. And TO was obviously aware of the cocking/decocking. But I’m not sure this would be considered the proper procedure.
  11. I have a Trapdoor Carbine made 2nd qtr 1874. Has no Provenance, but is of the correct serial # to have been a “Custer” Rifle. My Pard tells me I should carve “GAC” in the stock, scratch it out, and put “SB” on it. I shoot it at plainsman matches 2-3 times per year. It’s a fine, tight old gun. Really a great to shot it and wonder where all it’s been.
  12. Hoss

    45-70 sights

    You find your “zero” typically at 100 yds. Then if you know your muzzle velocity, Bullet weight and ballistic coefficient you can enter that into a ballistics calculator. It will give you the settings for a given distance. It will be pretty durn close. Yes wind can affect the Bullet, and to a lesser extent atmospheric conditions, but the calculator will be close and a good starting point. my Shilo Sharps likes 535 grn Bullet, 25 grns 5744 powder
  13. Rifle & pistol from same spot
  14. Gotta shoot with the Cabs! Great Bunch of cowboy and cowgirls!
  15. we may have had this before in a WTC thread, but could not remember. stage is Pistol rifle shotgun shooter leaves one in pistol, safely holstered, picked up rifle, was levering when TO & counters hollered “1 more in pistol” shooter held rifle, cocked, safely pointed down range, drew pistol, fired last round, holstered pistol, continued with rifle. In less time than it took me to type this! I know cannot have 2 Loaded pistols in hand (unless gunfighter) but could not find rule covering this. I made it a no-call. What say the campfire?
  16. I have a bunch of pocket pistols, including Merwin Hulbert pocket pistol in 38SW, a Colt lightning pistol, a Remington Derringer in .41 Rimfire with a few of the cases you put a 22 blank in with a pinch of BP to shoot. HENRY 22 Golden Boy
  17. Looking for MARLIN 336CB in 38-55 must have Ballard rifling. anybody have one buried in the safe?
  18. Like others, I’ve found that the nickel cases split way sooner than brass. I try to use them for pistols only. But if one sneaks into my rifle reloads I load it first, so I shoot last. If it won’t eject call “broken gun” put it down, no penalty, no misses for Unfired rounds. . BTW, I catch 99% of my bad cases buy grabbing a double handful, say 15-20 or so cases. Cup them in my hands and shake. If there is a split case you will hear it.
  19. Hoss

    Big Drink

  20. Yes, chamfer the end a bit.
  21. I load my 38-55 on a Dillon 550. I have to watch the case as it enders the expander die. if its just a tad off-center it will wrinkle the case mouth. I think the kength of the case has somethig to do wiht it, it is not held pefectly rigid in the shell plate. I've comsidered taking the expander to a machine shop and geting them to take a tad off, make it easier to enter the case mouth
  22. My “home” club, Texas Riviera Pistoleros, shoot 2nd Saturday. We really wanted to shoot, but governor limited outdoor sporting events to groups of 4. We average about 20 at a monthly match (too many for one posse, too small for two!) we decided to have a practice match, limited to first 24 to sign up via email, call or FB. we sound up with 20, had 5 four-person posses. Actually worked pretty well. All 4 shooters loaded guns (2 at a time) and left loaded guns on LT. Then shot, 1 shooter, 1TO, 2 counters. Not ideal but it worked pretty darned good. We started 0900, shot 6 stages, done by 1100. Several shooters commented we ought to try this in the hot summer months. Probably 5 per posse would be better (assuming the 4 person/group limit is relaxed) anyways, it wasn’t perfect, but it wasn’t bad!
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