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Stretch McCain

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  • Birthday May 2

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    Albuquerque NM
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    CAS, Wild Bunch, Scouting, Harleys, Boating, 2019 Blacksmith - Rio Grande Renegades

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  1. Started CAS a year ago. Picked 44 cal so I could shoot WB and not have to buy a different caliber long gun. CAS = 2 New Model 44 Special Backhawk Beasleys, Marlin 1894 44 mag / Spec. WB = Springfield 1911 and the Marlin. I load everything with Trail Boss. It is a bit more expensive and I have experienced some bridging with a Hornady Lock N Load with a case activated power measure. I was able to completely cure this with a mid-Cycle flick of the micrometer. (lift the micrometer up 1/2 inch or so and let it snap back into position). I also removed the baffle in the powder measure but still experienced unacceptable powder drop variance until I added the "flick". For the Springfield 1911 Missouri Bullet 200gr coated "ODD BALL" Trail Boss 4.4gr Range brass Winchester LP Primers COL 1.225" (Standard Factory Length-ish) Hard crimp on the factory crimp groove. M Velocity 770 (5 rounds through a trap average) Power Factor Aprox. 154. Too close for formal match comfort but great for club matchs. For CAS After trying every 44 bullet weight from 165gr to 240gr. I settled on Missouri Bullet Cowboy #20 (210gr coated). I put a fairly hard crimp on the last groove in the bullet which yields a 1.55" COL that cycles flawlessly in the Marlin and and loads in the 44 spec Beasleys. 4.2gr Trail Boss (I have loaded as little as 3.8gr TB but was not happy with how dirty the guns got. More powder helped) Starline 44 spec Brass Winchester LP primers Hard Crimp for COL of 1.55" Just Sayin' Stretch
  2. Thanks OLG. Agreed! 44 does not seem to be very popular in the CAS circles. I will wait to see what Dusty Morningwood comes up with and that will be my next stop.
  3. Thanks Dusty! I will wait to hear from you. Stretch
  4. Shooting my 44 spec pistols and rifle for CAS and wild bunch, my first 1000 cartridges are not keeping up. Starline has inventory at $181.50 per 1000 with free shipping. Thought I would try the classified to see if anyone has some 44 spec. Starline brass they want to turn to gold. Would consider lightly recycled mixed head stamps but hoping to stick with Starline.
  5. I will take #3 and #5. Pay pal is best. Thanks, Stretch
  6. If the Canton Chris deal falls through, I'll take it. I live in Albuquerque but will be in SoCal this Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Stretch
  7. Stretch, changed scabbards as the other one wouldn't work,

    this one will work on belts up to 2.25 inches. It works best worn

    on your main belt, this way you always have it with you.

    Happy trails and thanks for looking.




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    2. Quick Draw Granpaw #48525

      Quick Draw Granpaw #48525

      Stretch:  I ware my knife on the belt that holds up my pants. Then I place the gun belt

      on next. Well, we tried, right? Let me know if you see something else.

      Happy trails


    3. Quick Draw Granpaw #48525

      Quick Draw Granpaw #48525

      Stretch, Brown sheath found, the sheath is a little long for the knife ( 1.75 in)and the

      design isn't complete either. Let me know if would work for you?




    4. Stretch McCain

      Stretch McCain

      Yep that would have worked.  Maybe next time.  Thanks for your efforts. 


  8. Stretch:  Sorry to stick my nose in where it don't belong but take my advice, don't get her a 20 gauge.  A 12 gauge with winchester Low Noise, Low Recoil 7/8 0z. loads will make her much happier and be way more comfortable to shoot.  In addition, if she decides she doesn't like it, which I doubt, once she meets the people in SASS it will be much more marketable.


    good luck.

    1. Quick Draw Granpaw #48525

      Quick Draw Granpaw #48525

      And to have more to chose from when on sale. 12 gauge a better choice partner.


  9. I'll take it Too Tall. Happy to pay for shipping. Trying to get my wife Ginger Jane started up. Just bought her 357 Evil Roy Cimarron's. Plan to get her a Marlin 94 38/357 and a 20g Stoeger still need to find some leather but all in time. This brass would help. Cowboys are an amazing group. Since I started in Feb this year the support and advice has been incredible. "Come to shoot, Stay for the people" could not be more true. PM Sent Stretch
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