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Tequila Shooter

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  1. Ok, a couple of things, first off .45 LC brass is fairly thick so there are some tricks.  Like @Choctaw Jack said you can anneal your brass that will make the top portion much softer so it'll work better.  Second check your powder/bell die make sure it's clean you may have a build up of crud.  Third, before I load .45LC I spray the cases with Hornady One Shot it makes the brass noticeably easier in the dies.  Hope this helps.  

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  2. See fellas that's the problem, I've only have about 400 Remington #10 caps (using SlixShot nipples) and when I went to get some to stock up everywhere I looked they were out of stock.  Plenty of CCI and Remington #11 but no #10's.  Hopefully I'll be able to find some and stock up before I run out.

  3. 1 hour ago, Leatherlunger said:

    Thank you for all the suggestions and advice.  I have all the correct period firearms, gun cart and garb (might tweak the garb a bit) from participating before.


    Going to get myself up to speed on the rules and take a ROI course.


    You're a better man than me, I don't think there's one thing that still fits from 20 years ago.  :huh:


    Welcome Back!

  4. @Prairie Dawg, SASS #50329 thanks for that link it's very interesting.  My biggest take away was (my question to follow)

    I measured the Uberti and Pietta nipples and compared them to stock. The Uberti SlixShot measured about .032 longer than the stock Ubertis. The Pietta SlixShot only measured about .006 longer.

    I haven't tried the Uberti with the SlixShot nipples yet - ran out of time at the range. I did run about 72 rounds through a Pietta 1860 Army. I fired three cylinders full with Remington #10, Remington #11, CCI #11, and RWS 1075 caps. One cylinder with each size cap was capped with a TDC revolver capper, one with a TDC dual spring straight line capper, and one capped by hand. I did not use a "seating stick" or anything other than the capper or my thumb to seat the caps. All of the caps went on without any trouble and felt like they were a snug fit. I slow fired the first cylinder full with each size cap and didn't see any evidence of unfired caps backing off the nipple.

    The load I used was 30 gr. fffg Goex thrown from a flask with a 30 gr. spout (which weighs out to 30.3 gr.); Ox Yoke Wonder Wad, and a .454 round ball cast by BPstuff llc. Every chamber fired first time. All of the Remington and RWS fired caps looked like a plus sign. Four evenly sized wings coming off the center. Most of the CCIs did the same; but some of them disintegrated or didn't split up completely. The only two instances of a cap falling into the frame/action, was with the CCIs that didn't split up completely on firing; but, they didn't jam up the gun. The hammer just flattened them to the frame. In every instance, the only cap still left on a nipple was the one under the hammer from the last shot. All of caps fell off, and none got between my hand and the grip.

    The 1860 I used was 1994 vintage that has been worked over some using Pettifoggers procedures. It has coil spring & plunger hand spring and the hammer notch is filled with JB Weld.

    I'm going to try to get back out to the range later this week & run the same process on my Uberti 1861 Navy. Hopefully the extra length won't be a problem. My 1861's have been worked over like the 1860s, so I'm going to take one of my .36 cal Piettas that is still bone stock unmodified & see how the nipples work on it. I'm also going to try a couple Wolf reduced power hammer springs & see how they act. This time I'll take my camera too.

    So far, I'm really liking these nipples.


    So am I reading this correctly that on the SlixShot nipples both Remington #10 and #11 and CCI #11 should work well?  Also I'm using on .44 Pietta Remington NMA.

  5. In today's primer/cap shortage I've done some research.  Slix Shot nipples are made for #10 caps and the AMPCO you can get for either #10 or #11.  I've got very little experience with the Slix Shot, and none with the AMPCO, but it might come down to cap availability to which nipples I use in the future.

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  6. Over the last few years I've seen the attendance getting lower each year at the race tracks.  This whole publicity stunt that was pulled and that they're letting political statements be put on cars IMHO will drive attendance down even more. 

  7. 1 hour ago, Tennessee williams said:

    No problem Buck! You don't owe me a nanner split, but if I were to get one it'd be caramel on both ends with pineapple in the middle. Don't let them mess it up by puttin the pineapple on the end. Messes up the flavor!


    I had a feeling you were high maintenance. :lol: :FlagAm:

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  8. Don't worry if you get the gift cards your vehicle warranty will be extended, your credit score will improve, and your student loans will be forgiven.  Oh yea almost forgot, the IRS won't send the police to take you to jail.  :ph34r:

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  9. NASCAR had said they wanted to enforce social distancing and the wearing of face masks, until Bubba Wallace had a "noose" in the garage.  NASCAR then had a Bubba love fest and social distancing and masks went out the window.  At the end of the race Bubba ran up to the fans, no mask on him or the fans, and started slapping hands.  Today it was announced that Jimmie Johnson and his wife have tested positive for COVID-19.  Johnson won't be racing this weekend and will probably start to quarantine.  So I wonder how many more drivers and crews are going to start testing positive.


    Another reason that pro sports have turned into a shame.

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  10. 1 hour ago, Widder, SASS #59054 said:


    if you have a magnetic 'bowl' close to your table, look on the bottom of it.


    And, I'll betcha a DQ treat that you'll find it at the last place you look..... ;)


    P.S. - check your pants pockets or cuffs on your pants.   And sometimes, stuff falls and gets stuck on the top of your shoes.





    It's always the last place you look because you don't need to keep looking :D :P :FlagAm:

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  11. @Griff  thanks for the advice.  Yesterday I took my new C&B's to the range to practice not only shooting but loading.  I'm using a wonder wad over the powder, from what I've read, and now saw for myself, the wad pushes any powder from the chamber wall which is supposed to help preventing chain fire.  The 6th chamber loading I knew I'd do if a stage called for a reload, I never really thought about just keeping one loaded "just in case".

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