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Y’all might enjoy this…

 

It’s a fun look at some really cool firearms.  Filmed at one of the funnest matches I’ve been to.  Take a look at the Ranger Round-Up match put on by @LAWBREAKER and his Cascade Ghostriders in Ravensdale, WA where I did some “Cowboy Action Plinking” :D

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1 hour ago, The Original Lumpy Gritz said:

Nicely done! 

Thank ya Lumpy!

 

28 minutes ago, Bingo Montana said:

Another great video Jed, thanks for sharing.

You’re welcome Bingo, glad you enjoyed it.  

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1 hour ago, The Cumberland Kid said:

Great Video Jed I!

 

22’s are such an underrated way to enjoy some range time. 

I agree!  

6 minutes ago, Rafe Conager SASS #56958 said:

Club here had a 22 category until the range ran us out. Loved shooting my 9422 and heritage rough riders used my side by side

Rafe 

Sounds like a great loadout!  How do you like those Rough Riders? 

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Love them! The1st one I've had for 25 years made by f.i.e. Italian, it's the same as my heritage rough rider. Got a smoking deal on the heritage found it right around  $100. Probably going to buy another rough rider.

Rafe

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10 hours ago, Rafe Conager SASS #56958 said:

Club here had a 22 category until the range ran us out. Loved shooting my 9422 and heritage rough riders used my side by side

Rafe 

I'm lucky in that many of the local clubs around here allow, and have a .22 class. One club even has a dedicated .22 only cowboy shoot twice a year, on an off Saturday from their normal monthly date, where only .22 rifles and single action pistols can be used along with a normal cowboy shotgun. I shoot my .22's maybe 3-4 times a year. It's a load of fun. We've also picked up some new shooters who've come out to watch and then came to a shoot later with their .22's, had a great time, and then purchased standard cowboy guns to join the game. I certainly understand not allowing them at state and national matches, but for the local clubs looking to get more people interested in our sport it's a more inexpensive way to do so.

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21 minutes ago, Dilli GaHoot Galoot said:

I'm really shocked no one has suggested this yet :lol:

 

https://22lrreloader.com/products/22-reloader-kit

:D I am too, especially after I said, “it’s impossible to get Black Powder .22”.  It’d take me a month just to make enough ammo for a match!  :D

 

15 hours ago, Rafe Conager SASS #56958 said:

Love them! The1st one I've had for 25 years made by f.i.e. Italian, it's the same as my heritage rough rider. Got a smoking deal on the heritage found it right around  $100. Probably going to buy another rough rider.

Rafe

That sounds like a great deal. 

 

5 hours ago, High Spade Mikey Wilson said:

I'm lucky in that many of the local clubs around here allow, and have a .22 class. One club even has a dedicated .22 only cowboy shoot twice a year, on an off Saturday from their normal monthly date, where only .22 rifles and single action pistols can be used along with a normal cowboy shotgun. I shoot my .22's maybe 3-4 times a year. It's a load of fun. We've also picked up some new shooters who've come out to watch and then came to a shoot later with their .22's, had a great time, and then purchased standard cowboy guns to join the game. I certainly understand not allowing them at state and national matches, but for the local clubs looking to get more people interested in our sport it's a more inexpensive way to do so.

Yep, there are a couple around here that started allowing .22 during the “great primer shortage” (has that really ended?). They call it the “Varminter” category and I might just try it at a monthly match too!  It’s just SO much fun!  

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Fun video, thanks!

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45 minutes ago, Jed I. Knight, SASS #36423 said:

:D I am too, especially after I said, “it’s impossible to get Black Powder .22”.  It’d take me a month just to make enough ammo for a match!  :D

 

That sounds like a great deal. 

 

Yep, there are a couple around here that started allowing .22 during the “great primer shortage” (has that really ended?). They call it the “Varminter” category and I might just try it at a monthly match too!  It’s just SO much fun!  

My local Match Director calls the 22LR category the "22 Lone Ranger"

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1 hour ago, Idaho Gunslinger said:

My local Match Director calls the 22LR category the "22 Lone Ranger"

That’s punny!  
 

1 hour ago, DeaconKC said:

Fun video, thanks!

You’re welcome!  

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It sounds a little like the Miami Vice matches we do once a year at Green Mountain Regulators.  No categories, just MV, but any firearms and calibers can be used, as long as the lead bullets are within SASS velocities.  It really is great fun, and like you noted, a good chance to get out those firearms that don't get shot much.

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I have a great desire to do a ".22 Cowboy Match," but nobody here in New England seems to hold one.  The interesting question, and which the video seems to answer, is, "What to use for the shotgun?"  Just a regular old 12 gauge would work just fine, it seems.  No need to get a .410.  (Although, that might be fun as well.)

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3 hours ago, Johnny Buck said:

Great Video.  Wish I was still there shooting with everyone!

 

JB

Howdy Johnny!  Consider this episode a “little piece of home”. 

 

3 hours ago, Abilene, SASS # 27489 said:

It sounds a little like the Miami Vice matches we do once a year at Green Mountain Regulators.  No categories, just MV, but any firearms and calibers can be used, as long as the lead bullets are within SASS velocities.  It really is great fun, and like you noted, a good chance to get out those firearms that don't get shot much.

Oh, yes, @Purgatory Smith puts on a Miami Vice match every year down in Ashland, Oregon.  It’s a hoot!  

 

2 hours ago, H. K. Uriah, SASS #74619 said:

I have a great desire to do a ".22 Cowboy Match," but nobody here in New England seems to hold one.  The interesting question, and which the video seems to answer, is, "What to use for the shotgun?"  Just a regular old 12 gauge would work just fine, it seems.  No need to get a .410.  (Although, that might be fun as well.)

I was mostly just lookin’ for an excuse to buy another shotgun :D  I was thinkin’ about something like the Winchester 9410 (Henry makes a lever-action now too!). But, now I’ve got my eyes on an old Browning Auto-5 (hopefully I can still get a magazine extension and get it up to 6 rounds in the tube…).  

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29 minutes ago, Jed I. Knight, SASS #36423 said:

I was thinkin’ about something like the Winchester 9410

 

If it wasn't angle eject, I'd like to get one of those.  Sadly, Cimarron has no plans to market such a chambering in their more accurate reproduction of the 94 Winchester.

As far as .22's to use go, I have a pair of Colt revolvers and a Colt, an Uberti or a Winchester to choose from for the rifle.
 

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2 hours ago, H. K. Uriah, SASS #74619 said:

 

If it wasn't angle eject, I'd like to get one of those.  Sadly, Cimarron has no plans to market such a chambering in their more accurate reproduction of the 94 Winchester.

As far as .22's to use go, I have a pair of Colt revolvers and a Colt, an Uberti or a Winchester to choose from for the rifle.
 

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That is a really nice looking loadout!  :wub: I’ve always fancied one of those .22 Yellowboys. 

 

2 hours ago, Captain Bill Burt said:

Looks like fun.  My kids have aged out of buckaroo, but I've held onto their .22s on the off chance I get an opportunity to compete in a rimfire match.

Hopefully you’ll come across a rimfire match before too long. 

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15 hours ago, H. K. Uriah, SASS #74619 said:

"What to use for the shotgun?"  Just a regular old 12 gauge would work just fine, it seems.  No need to get a .410.  (Although, that might be fun as well.)

Any SASS legal shotgun is allowed in our .22 class. You could use a 410 if you wanted to, but at .75+ cents a shot it would be the most expensive ammo on your cart.

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2 hours ago, High Spade Mikey Wilson said:

Any SASS legal shotgun is allowed in our .22 class. You could use a 410 if you wanted to, but at .75+ cents a shot it would be the most expensive ammo on your cart.

Yep, that’s one of the things that puts me off the 410.  

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Certainly reloading .410 would be the way to go but finding hulls would still not be cheap and easy as 12ga.  I rarely see .410s in buckets at the unloading tables.

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I'm still looking for your 44-40 brass. ARGH. Great video Jed. 

Knucky

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25 minutes ago, Knucky McPee said:

I'm still looking for your 44-40 brass. ARGH. Great video Jed. 

Knucky

Glad you got my back Knuck!  :lol:

 

1 hour ago, Abilene, SASS # 27489 said:

Certainly reloading .410 would be the way to go but finding hulls would still not be cheap and easy as 12ga.  I rarely see .410s in buckets at the unloading tables.

Yeah this is true… and it’s just another machine I’d have to set up to load yet another caliber.  I’m probably better of sticking with 12 gauge.  

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5 hours ago, High Spade Mikey Wilson said:

Any SASS legal shotgun is allowed in our .22 class. You could use a 410 if you wanted to, but at .75+ cents a shot it would be the most expensive ammo on your cart.

 

Well, .444 Marlin brass will chamber in a .410.   Use that and capsules to make shotshells.   Far cheaper than "real" .410 all brass shells.

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16 hours ago, Jed I. Knight, SASS #36423 said:

That is a really nice looking loadout!  :wub: I’ve always fancied one of those .22 Yellowboys. 

 

When I was in the market for this, I had a line on both this 66 and 73 at the same time.  Just like their .44 caliber cousins, he .22 73's and 66's are remarkably similar to each other, but being essentially reproductions of the .22 caliber Winchester 73.   

Interesting thing about the 66 .22.   Winchester never made such a beast, and Uberti uses the exact same frame for that they use for their Henry.  In fact, given how there is no loading gate, the argument could be made that it's a .22. Henry, not a .22 66.   But, the .22 73 doesn't have a loading gate either so....

Anyway...  I'd love a sidematch where you need a .22, a "main match" and "long range" repeater.   I could easily come up with 3, or maybe 4, batteries where the guns are all of the same "design."
 

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