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Tequila Chase

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  1. Maybe I'm a little different but I've never calculated my cost. It's not that I'm rich by any means (disabled VET) but it is something I enjoy doing. I don't cast my own bullets, I like the coated ones. I load my own shotshells also because I can't find a pre-made load that my shoulder can take. Again the other thing is the enjoyment of just getting some quiet time and producing something I can use and be proud of.
  2. Thank you guys, I guess I'll have to put it to the test. TC
  3. J.R. - If I may be so bold to jump in. Here is a link to molly coating http://www.mssblog.com/2018/10/19/reloaders-corner-what-happened-to-moly-coated-bullets/ As you'll read it's an older process that never really caught on. Polymer coating is more common today, it's a baked on finish that comes in different colors, with red being very common. Here are 2 sites that sell coated bullets https://bulletsbyscarlett.com and http://www.bayoubullets.net I hope this answers your question. I personally prefer the coated bullets, I find them much cleaner than the lead bullets that I was using.
  4. Good question. I'm using 5.6 with 200 gr RNFP and that's in both pistol and rifle.
  5. When starting a new post is it possible to save a draft without posting? I'm wondering because I want to start a post and due to the length and content I'd like to be able to start it save it go back and review it before I post it.
  6. I tried (in practice) to shoot from the hip, it would take me 2 shots to hit 1 target.
  7. Does it matter what size shot? I thought the Cheddite primer was only used on Cheddite hulls, not questioning just asking.
  8. I use a SxS coach 12gauge and I'm going to start loading my own shotshells. I'm looking to load very light loads due to a shoulder problem, does anyone know of a site that has load data for this? Or maybe a book? This has been the only thing I've been able to find reducedrecoilshotshellloads.pdf Thanks -TC P.S. I forgot to say (if it's important) that I'll be using a MEC Sizemaster.
  9. TooSlow - from one greenhorn to another Howdy Pard!
  10. Thanks everyone, I know I'll love whichever one I decide to get. And I agree with most here this is not going to be a show piece, I plan on using it as often as I need to.
  11. Just so everyone can see what I'm faced with: Only 350 made Uberti 1866 Yellowboy Engraved 150th Anniversary Edition February 6, 2016 - 9:20am Posted in: RIFLES And this is the Winchester
  12. Was out today and saw 2 rifles and thought I'd see what others thought. Both are new, both are .45 LC, both have round barrels, the 1866 has a shorter barrel, the actions on both feel about the same. Up first is a Winchester 1873, fit and finish look good on this one with nice wood and it has a color case hardened finish on the receiver. The other is a Uberti 1866 Yellowboy with a lot of fancy engraving on the brass. It has been in the shop for about 3 years and has some nicks on the stock and the salesman said that chances are they'd come down on the price a little. The Winchester is listed for $100. more than the Uberti. I want the gun for shooting, not a wall hanger, what do you think?
  13. Thanks TC for taking the time to look.
  14. Do you already reload? If not why do you want to start with a 650? Don't get me wrong, I've got a 650 and love it but I'm glad I didn't start out on one. As it was said before it's a complicated machine and you don't want to be overwhelmed during the learning curve. If you've got someone who's willing to teach you that's great and hopefully you've been watching and learning already. If you haven't been reloading already you may want to look into a 550, a solid machine and a progressive but it's a manual advance so it'll give you a chance to check everything as you go. Now don't think the 550 is slow, it can be slower than a 650 but as others have said they produce a respectable amount per hour, and you can always add a case feeder later on. Best of luck and let us know what happens.
  15. After taking the advice that I've read here I reached out to the local club. I sent an email and heard back and I'm glad I did, they aren't having a match this weekend so I would've driven 1 ½ hours each way for nothing. I guess I've got some more practice time.
  16. Thanks for all the great advice! I know I've got the right ammo, I reload my own, so I made sure I was loading with the correct components, 200 grain lead RNFP over Trail Boss powder. I've been practicing at my local range and the ammo is very soft shooting, I've got about 600 rounds loaded I hope that'll be enough.
  17. I see you're in TN, I used to live in Bradley County in the unincorporated part of Cleveland.
  18. So you think they'd let me try with the guns I have? There is a match this Saturday I don't want to make a fool out of myself.
  19. That's the one thing I do have right!
  20. I've read the rules and I'm still a little unclear on something. I'm using a Marlin 1894 model rifle in .45 Colt, Uberti Malo pistols also in .45 Colt and CZ external hammer 12 gauge coach sxs SG. I'm confused what class I can shoot in, more specifically do I have the wrong rifle? Do I have to have a 1866 or earlier model?
  21. I'd double check your setting, usually you'll get +/- .1 gr. That being said I'd lower the setting just a tick and see how averages over 10-20 shells. JMHO
  22. I'll still be here if everything else doesn't work out.
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