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  1. I want to shoot black powder from paper shotgun hulls. Having a problem with paper hulls being damaged on the final crimp and size stage of my Lee LoadAll. The LoadAll uses a steel ring to size the hull base, which is not the problem. The most important feature of the LoadAll is the final station, which sizes the FRONT 2/3 of the shell, and completes a star crimp. The last station ensures shotshell is properly undersized (slightly) to drop into my double chambers. With paper hulls, the nylon sizing tube seems to "grab" the outside layer of (waxed) paper, and pull it down and away from the inner layers. I end up with an ugly, uneven crease near the base, and cockeyed shell. Hull does not look like it will survive another reload. If I do not pull all the way down to avoid hull damage, then the completed shell does not drop into my shell checker (barrel-set removed from my double, muzzle down). Hornady "One Shot" case lube would dissolve the wax in the paper hull outer layer. Would a chromed steel sizer on a MEC or Pacific/Hornady loader "slide" over the paper hulls, properly sizing on the last station? Is there another, separate sizing tool available? (The MEC "Super Sizer" is not an option, it only sizes the base.) How are other paper-hull BP shooters ensuring final results are properly sized? LoadAll fits much better in my tiny, temporary apartment than my MEC9000, Pacific 366, or PW375, which are in storage in another state.
  2. Greeting SASS Forum Members! I am new to SASS and cowboy account shooting having only been out to 6-7 shoots this year. I am really enjoying the event and just shoot for the sake of having a good time. My Catagory I am going to compete in classic cowboy category, using the rule of cool I have ordered two of the biggest pieces of shooting irons a man can get. A brace of 1847 colt walkers from Uberti. After doing a little research I have stumbled on the subject of combustible paper cartridges. Is there any good advice to make them with round balls? Or is it better to use a conical projectile? How do you make either of them in the first place? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Whoever responds thank you very much for your time and consideration in this matter!
  3. Even though I was taught to clean my guns, and did as a youngster, I quit. When I started shooting cowboy, all but my shot gun got trailboss loads. I never once cleaned a revolver other than wipe it off. Never used oil just because I found no need for it. Rifles being a bit different in need for attention, I did some cleaning there. I regularly inspected the revolvers but that was it. Now I’m shooting real black powder and have to step up. I start cleaning the revolvers (X4) usually 2 days after the shoot. I know from discussions and reading that the way to deal with black powder is to soak the parts or run water through it but I have an aversion to guns and water. So far a couple of dry brushes and jag swabs down the barrel and I’m done. Wipe off the outside and in the case without oil. I don’t find it to be messy and kind of cathodic. Post. Percussion cylinders are a bit more involved and yes, I find a quick soak and swab does the trick. Never have I seen a spot of rust and here in Pittsburgh the humidity runs high a good bit of the time. My point is so much of what we do is passed down as “that’s just the way we do it” How many of us continue to look for ways to do things that is not “just the way we do it”? It keeps things interesting and I tend to learn more about what I’m doing. What have you learned or changed since you started this cowboy game.
  4. sold (ky) 2 Paul Matthews black powder books $30.00 shipped to the lower 48 cash, check, postal money order, paypal if you pay the fees What You Should Know About Bullet Lubricants for the Black Powder Cartridge Rifle by Paul A. Matthews paper back good used condition 2011 Shooting the Black Powder Cartridge Rifle by Paul A. Matthews paper back good used condition 1994
  5. when shooting frontier in any category I know that the rifle and pistol are done with black powder, does the shotgun have to be black powder as well? I can't seem to find 12 gauge shells made in black powder, and don't have the ability to reload shotgun shell yet
  6. My son is wanting to get into SASS and likes the "authentic" ways of doing things. We attended a local shoot and there was a gentleman using black powder which my son thought was AMAZING. That lead to a discussion about becoming active which lead to a discussion at work which lead us down the rabbit hole to this question. Is it legal to produce and use your own black powder for SASS and CAS events? We live in the Communist State of Illinois so I'm sure the answer is ABSOLUTELY NO. I've looked online and can't find any information this particular issue. I can find information about quantities, storage and the necessity of a FOID but nothing about making your own black powder for your own use. Can someone please help me with the answer so I can get him to calm down and we can just go buy a can?
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