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Skullbone Willie

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  1. I like a 160gr with 5.4gn of Titegroup in my pistols, same powder charge with a 200gn in my rifle. Not the lightest but works for me. 

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  2. I used one for years traveling and shooting Skeet Tournaments. I put my gun in it and went to the club for some practice and it wouldn’t unlock. Drove to the Safe and Lock company in town, they couldn’t open it. I tried it every day and then one day it just unlocked when I tried it. I took the drawer out and opened the mechanism and a cotter pin had fell out. About 6 months later it failed to open again. Never trusted that safe again and removed it. 

  3. 15 hours ago, Texas Jack Black said:

     Define erratic please.

    Lots of different sounds, poof, bang, puff, bang, poof and I’ll ad that I weighed every powder charge…… I’ll try some 130’s tomorrow to how that goes. 

  4. 2 hours ago, Abilene, SASS # 27489 said:

    I'm thinking you made a typo when you said you were going to try 5.5gr.


    Per Hodgdon, their minimum of 5.1 gr with the 105 bullet gives 689 fps.  Sounds pretty good to me, I'd try that.

    5.2 was also erratic 

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  5. 26 minutes ago, Tex Jones, SASS 2263 said:

    If you're testing various loads for 572, as above, start at the minimum and then load 20 or so at one tenth increments up to the max at 5.6 grs.  Going below the minimum as you mentioned will result in erratic performance and increasing the load to the minimum or one or two tenths higher will be unnoticeable.  Twenty pounds of 572 at 5.2 grs, for example, will result in over 26,900 rounds.  Five grains will result in 28,000 rounds.  Probably way more than most CAS shooters will ever need.

    I’m retired and shoot a lot, I’ll go thru it in 2 to 3 years

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  6. EDITED !!!
    I have close to 20lbs of Winchester 572 leftover from my Competition Skeet days. Anyone using it in 38’s with a 105gn and a 130gn bullet ? The Hodgon Reloading web site lists 5.1 as a minimum charge with a 105gr slug. I loaded up 20 at 4.8gn and they were very erratic so I’ve loaded up another 20 with 5.5gn to see if that will be better.  Been using Titegroup and you get to light of a charge it gets very erratic also but it’s about gone and would like to use the 572 powder I have on hand.  #######Ok, after posting this I loaded another 20 at 5.2 gn and they were also somewhat erratic, 5.5gn shot pretty dang good. It is pretty cold here today at 38 degrees and I know some powders are tempsture sensitive##########


  7. 13 minutes ago, Ya Big Tree said:


    THe SASS Web site lists all SASS affiliated clubs, under the Club listing it has the Territorial Governor and the Match Director listed.

    So yours would be The Arizona Ranger for Memphis Gunslingers.



  8. 17 hours ago, Phantom, SASS #54973 said:

    Hmmmm...I use real BP...and bullets that apparently aren't correct for using with BP.


    Dang...must be doing something wrong.


    I'll return my buckles.



    This is kinda what I’m thinking, I’m going to try it and see.

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  9. 4 minutes ago, Jefro, SASS#69420 said:

    You can't go wrong with Big Lube booltes, they were invented and designed for use with real BP. Good Luck:)

    Now, where dan I buy some at ? Everywhere ive looked at doesn’t have them. I’ve emailed dallas@theboombrothers and waiting for a reply. 

  10. 2 hours ago, Bull Skinner said:

    Like has been said above. Weigh all you want, but load by volume leaving no space between powder and bullet or powder + filler and bullet. And use a good greasy lube and plenty of it or you’ll have a crusty mess to clean/ scrape out of your barrels.

    I have a bag of bullets that I got from Scarlet Darling for APP, will they be greasy enough for real BP ? 

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