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  1. What time do you like matches to start? local within 50 mile: local within 100 miles: local 3 day: out of state 3 day:
  2. No wad for hollow based lead. Stops the bullet skirt working right.
  3. I have a USFA Lighting in .44-40 that I used as my main match most of the time. It has always worked for me but has a very tight chamber. My brother has a Beretta Lighting with factory engraving that he likes. The insides of the Beretta is different than a stock Colt Lighting. My brothers cycles great not at all like the Taurus. They were so bad that when Taurus stopped making them they dropped the price to $250 and could not give them away. Here is an email I received from a SASS member: "Roger Rapid" SASS 96080 From: "Roger Siminoff" To: "Pee Wee"Cc: Sent: Wednesday March 6 2019 6:13:43PMSubject: Pedersoli Lightning Instructions Pee Wee Sorry for the delay in getting back to you on your request - I was at Winter Range when it came through and have been trying to recover from an email blitz. Thanks for your email and glad you have a Pedersoli Lightning - these are great rifles and can be made to run as fast and reliably as any lever gun. Attached please find Revision 14 of my instructions for assembly and disassembly. I do updates from time to time and I have you on my list to receive future versions. The internal workings of the Pedersoli Lightning are more intricate than the Uberti or Taurus versions, and in order to run fast and smooth, the Pedersoliu Lightning requires frequent cleaning, especially of the lower trigger assembly. Just squirting oil into the action - while helping it run better for a few rounds - only makes matters worse by allowing more junk to accumulate in the lower action. I fully strip and clean my Lightnings after every three matches or so. May seem like a pain, but look at it as your friend - it’s an essential part of having them run well. Having said that, the Pedersoli Lightning, in my opinion, is the best working Lightning on the market and well worth all the care and attention to krerp in running well. If you have a .357 verrtsion, there are a few things to consider: 1) The firing pins on the .357 Pedersolil Lightnings are prone to breakage. I’d urge considering installing a .45LC firing pin (which requires drilling the bolt to accept the larger diameter firing pin). There is information on doing this in the enclosed manual. (I can also help you with that if you are concerned about doing it.) 2) While it is commonly known that a .357 pistol or rifle will also chamber a .38SP round, .38s don’t feed as well in the Lightning as .357s do unless you are using a bullet that brings the OAL close to the .357’s length of .160”. So, I’d urge shooting .357s, and if that doesn’t work for you, then longer bullets - like 120g or better - are recommended for good feeding. Don’t hesitate to email or call if you have any questions. Best, Roger Rapid Roger Siminoff Gunstocks, grips, and CAS gunsmithing 9190 Harvest Way Atascadero, CA 93422 805.801.8750 • siminoff@siminoff.net He is a good guy to talk with.
  4. If (RCBS 44-40 Cowboy die set incl Lee factory crimp die and shell holder. $50.00 del) is the die set with brass lock nuts I will take del for $50. wantingSourceURL:https://www.rcbs.com/reloading-dies/rifle/cowboy-dies---3-die-roll-crimp-set/355427.html
  5. I know that big matches are for SASS membership only but maybe open the shoot up to nonmembers after a certain time before the shoot (2-3 weeks) to fill the shoot up. Nonmembers not able to win prizes, only SASS members called out for winning, best dressed and etc. Don't know if it would increase people playing the game or not. I do know that my brother would like to play but said to have his guns set up to complete would cost way too much and could effect the value downward over the years. Maybe have classes that only stock guns are allowed. Just one big can of worms trying to enforce! Maybe lobby the TV industry to put Westerns back on the TV. My son shot in his teen years though college then a wife and kids demanded more time. There could be a lot of large city people who would like to play but there are no clubs within and hour or so from where they live. Maybe look at getting zoned areas that a range could be started on. I know that a group in Indianapolis tried to get a club started at one time and received very little help with the city.
  6. Money gun the Rossi 92 short rifle in .44wcf. The fun rifle is the Lighting. The 94, 73, 66, Henry, and 1860 Henry in .44 WCF all fall between the first two. Most of the old timers used the Uberti guns. Today you have a wide range of rifles to pick from. The 92 has one of the strongest actions, seen what seemed a double charge in one and it didn't come apart. All rounds pulled had a double charge is why I said seemed. Mine are tight chambered so reloading I make sure the round is sized for it. .427 works the best for me. The Rossi is a good gun to start with and play with for years.
  7. I have used the .25-20 off and on from around 1996 or 97 when I started shooting it. Only rifle I had for a time. It was better than a .22 for tree rats and rabbits. Works great on coyotes in Indiana. Never had a miss called in a SASS shot that was not a true miss on my part. Would like pistols in the round but extraction is a problem why Colt never chambered a production pistol in it. It works as good as the .32 H&R in SASS but not used as much as brass is hard to find. It can be harder to set your dies up to reload, once set on my Dillon 550 I can do 200-300 in an hour. It is a great step-up rifle for kids from the .22 and easier to find than a .32 H&R lever gun, ammo and brass is harder to find. My grandson loves it even though he has his pick of rifles, .22-.375 mag.
  8. Something not talked about is gun retention. Off the shelf rigs are made to fit a type of gun not just the one you use. When I was shooting a lot I have seen guns come out and hit the ground between stage shooting positions. Not a lot but some. Remember what works for the top shooter may feel like boat anchors in the holsters to you. I would tell you to shoot a season with what you have before buying a better rig if your setup is safe. The ideas you have today may or may not work for you after you shoot several matches. You look at the top shooters they don’t have lots of extra things on there bodies. Just what is needed, not anything to slow movement of the gun arm or slow movement of the gun?
  9. He has a Malcolm 6X long rifle telescope off my sharps. Like me he is in his mid 70's and can't hold for a good open sighted cluster. His open sights looks like a shotgun pattern. The rifle had a 4x Barris on it for years and the groups are a little larger with it mounted. When I shoot it I get the smaller groups as I had my eyes operated on. The Malcolm on my sharps carbine will do under 2" all day long if I could stand to do it. I think the crown is bad causing the group sizes
  10. Does Leister do Marlins as I think he is just out of Cincinnati. If so anyone have his contact number and address. OLG the grouping at 100 yards is with a 6x scope. I know the trigger needs work but it also looks like the barrel needs recrowned. I don't know much on Marlins as I use a Rossi 92, a 73 or USFA Lighting, all in .44-40.
  11. Need a Marlin gunsmith!!! Have a friend in Indianapolis, who wants to drive to a gunsmith. He has a 336 in .30-30 that needs some work as it is grouping 3"-5" at a 100 yards. Takes a Mack truck to pull the trigger, hammer has a 1000 lb spring. You get the idea, in need of a good action job. Need the chamber and barrel checked also to make sure no one has worked on it and the barrel crown is good. If the Marlin jam can happen fix before happens. Maybe add a ting sight.
  12. My gun belt has no loops. It carries two 51 Navies in Army flap holsters, a 10” knife, a cap box and a MacKiver (sp) cartrage box that can hold 20 rounds but most times has only 3 extra rifle rounds (.44-40). Yes I do the twist draw and have never been called on it.
  13. Never had to use one at a match but I always clean and ran one after each days shooting.
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