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Rillito Red

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  1. We started with all cowboy stages, but we beat the cops badly.  After that we had six stages, three designed by cowboys and three by cops.  That evened it out pretty good.  The cop stages we could stoke the '97's.  The cowboy stages the cops had to load shotguns on the clock.  Pistols limited to 5 rounds, mags in and charged at the line.  We tried to get cops from State, city, county, and border patrol.

    The cops trying to load the shotguns evened out with cowboys trying to hit 50 yard rifle targets:D

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  2. Original 1889 vintage, cut down barrel, bore too big to cut threads for a choke.

    The favorite local shotgun targets were 2" and 3" steel pipes that you had to knock over.

    60 grains wouldn't do it. Ended up with 83 grains black with a modified shot cup to keep it together. Worked great and everybody on the posse felt the boom!

  3. Im going to try both .

    But I think the shorter shell with the roll crimp,

    Will make things go a little smoother.


    That depends on your loads. I found out that 83 grains of black power and 1-1/8 oz of shot jarred the gun so much that a roll crimped shot card would pop out. Ever try to work your '87 with a receiver full of #8 shot?

  4. If it is an original make sure you have a screw driver with you and check your screws. I shot one for a few years, and almost lost a couple of the screws from the receiver.

    I did lose a screw from an original about 12 years ago. It was between stages, and I spent the entire lunch break covering the ground with a borrowed 5 lb magnet (thanks Fiddletown). Finally found it in time to shoot the afternoon stages.

    Original screws were custom fit, off the shelf ones need to be fitted. The new guns have standard screws (I know this because I'm a slow learner).

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