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Tequila Shooter

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  1. I like the reloading process of brass shells.  Of course it takes longer than plastic hulls and plastic wads, but, I get into a zone and it’s relaxing.  I work out in my shop, alone, no music, no noise and just focus on what I’m doing.  I have a routine that I follow, it works for me and as long as I follow it I know that each shell is done right. 

  2. 26 minutes ago, Dogmeat Dad, SASS #48563L said:





    Well, as usual this time of year, the winter weather is churning out there in the mid-west trying to figure out the best way to totally mess up my plans for departure.  Looks like the weather, either snow, sleet, or freezing rain, will arrive sometime late Monday through early Tuesday.  Forecasts are calling for anything from 12"+ of snow to 1/2" of ice, or some combination thereof.  Fun Times!


    Although I had originally planned to head out on Sunday, leaving Lil here to fly down on Tuesday, there is a real chance that she could be stuck here until the mess clears and, depending on the weather model, there is a chance of Round 2 happening on Thursday as well.  So, we have shifted plans and I will be staying here until she finishes work for the day Monday and then we will depart together (hopefully ahead of the storm) for parts south.  If we can make South Carolina by mid-night on Monday night, it will be smooth sailing for the rest of the trip.


    Still a chance that it will all be a big nothing, but if I am down there shooting Darkness Falls and Dark Day, and Lil is stuck up here shoveling snow or chipping ice, she is likely to shoot me, again!  (Long story on that. :P)  So, with personal safety foremost in my mind I will be sticking around here a few extra days.  Plenty to keep me occupied, but I want to Leave Now!  :D


    Sorry to hear the change of travel plans.  I feel for you it’s 75 down here today.  Be careful driving and I’ve got to hear this shooting story.

  3. 1 hour ago, Colorado Coffinmaker said:



    If your serious about running Cap Guns for Frontiersman, and having your guns be competitive, then a mechanical means of keeping the cap fragments out of the action is a necessity.  I am a proponent of "Cap Rakes" and put them in EVERY Cap Gun I prepared commercially.  NO exceptions.  My guns are ALL just as reliable as any Suppository Shooter.  I shoot Frontier Cartridge Gunfighter and the guns HAVE to be 100% reliable.


    I don't know if Long Hunter Shooting Supply is still prepping Uberti Percussion guns, but I am NOT a fan of Uberti.  Just too much trouble to make reliable.  Mine are ALL Pietta.


    I am by the way, now RETIRED!!  I don't know who, if anyone is currently building competition Cap Guns.  There are NO Cap Guns on the market CAS ready out of the box.


    I know you’re retired, so I would never ask you to work on the guns.  If you’re like me I’ve never been busier since I retired, almost makes me want to go back to work just to relax a little B).  I was just hoping you might could point me in the right direction.  Who knows I may just tackle this one myself, there’s probably discussions and maybe a YouTube video out there on how to do it.  If not I’ll just stay at a Holiday Inn Express while I’m doing it :D

  4. 1 hour ago, Tyrel Cody said:


    If you're ok with 7 1/2"+ barrel lengths I can probably fix you up with a pair of whichever you want.


    You gonna shoot FCGF at TN State? I haven't decided if I'm gonna do Frontiersman there or not. 




    I’ll be shooting Frontiersman, I know you’ve got to defend from last year’s win.  I’ve signed up for 2 big matches already, both Frontiersman, this might just become a trend for me.  Thanks for the generous offer, first I’ve got to decide Army or Navy. 

  5. 48 minutes ago, Tyrel Cody said:





    I've found you need to check the arbor on Pietta's as well, and really, really really, need to check the bolt to cylinder fit. Neither are perfect.  A drill press, a small screw in the end of the arbor fixes that real quick. 




    Once I find what I like and then manage to find a brace of them (not so easy these days :() we’ll have to talk about those things.  Goal = beat you at your own game at TN State this year :P :D

  6. 3 hours ago, Tyrel Cody said:


    Hope you don't mind if I answer this one.


    It really just depends on the situation.  For example,  if you and I are at a match shooting Frontiersman against each other; then no, you DON'T need cap rakes. If I'm not there or if I'm shooting a different category; then yes, you DO need cap rakes.




    I never mind hearing from you, who put the rakes on for you?  After everything I’ve heard I know I’m going to be looking for Pietta’s, I don’t want to deal with arbor headaches.

  7. 4 hours ago, Abilene Slim SASS 81783 said:

    This request is made so often, we need a pinned thread called, "Widder, clean out your mailbox."  :D


    Yep had the same problem couple of weeks ago, must be popular.  Me on the other hand, I haven’t had to clean my mailbox in over a year. :wacko:

  8. 46 minutes ago, John Kloehr said:


    While I have not quite loaded my own brassies yet, I'm getting close.


    My research suggests a range of 100 psi to 100 pounds total pressure on the powder charge.


    Any idea how much pressure (psi or total) was on the lubed wads?


    No, I don’t measure pressure I just pull the handle until I get a good firm seating.  As someone told me don’t overthink it, it’s black powder not rocket science.  In the 1800’s things weren’t so complicated.

  9. I’m going to Dark Days next week and I’m hoping that I’ll get a chance to hold both an Army and a Navy C&B pistol.  Besides the grip feel/thickness is there anything else that i should be looking for?  Also is there a big difference between ‘51/60/61/62 models besides the look?  I’m pretty sure I’m not going to be able to hold each year/type combination.

  10. 1 hour ago, Colorado Coffinmaker said:

    I like BPI 1044 10Ga Plastic Wads or BPI SPITFIRE 12Ga Wads.  And throw the fiber wads away.  Since I have to clean the barrels anyway, the "snake skin" makes no difference at all.



    See that’s what I like about the fiber, rinse barrels with water, dry, swab with either bore butter or Ballistol (when it’s cold).  No scrubbing, no fuss, no muss.  I guess the time spent is either up front in loading or on the back end cleaning.  YMMV

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