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 on: March 22, 2018, 04:14:33 pm 
Started by Bunk - Last post by Dick Dastardly
P.S.  That 44ELR is more commonly known as 44 Magnum.  This just happens to be a great black powder cartridge.  I have a Browning 92 chambered for it and a brace or Ruger OM Vaqueros for it.  They are the most RELIABLE guns in my closet.  I started out SASS match shooting with these and they remain my go to guns when I'm in the mood.  Loaded with 35 grains of FFFg Holy  Black pushing Mav Dutchman Big LubeŽLLC bullets, they run with the best and accuracy remains very good.

For anyone getting started in black powder, I can't think of a better chambering.


 on: March 22, 2018, 04:13:54 pm 
Started by Jeeper John - Last post by Joel6180
I may have what you are looking for.  Cimarron 1873, 20" barrel, .357 mag.  I was looking to get $975 plus shipping.  Thanks, Joel Lambert, Atmore, AL

 on: March 22, 2018, 04:01:42 pm 
Started by Bunk - Last post by Dick Dastardly
Ho Coffinmaker,

I can tell you that that blue sky has been up their all along.  I know because I am a pilot.  Sold my old airplane and have always missed her.  But, now with spring officially starting I'm ready for the first match of the season here in Wisconsin.  I have thousands of rounds all loaded up and ready to smoke up the range.  Let the games begin!

One of the things that I have learned over the years of SASS matches is that my sparkling clean brass is easier to find and pick up.  I do get most of it back to clean, reload and shoot another day.  Since I shoot C45Spl. brass I don't want to lose a lot of it.  Damn stuff is expensive and I don't ever get more back than I shoot.  Then again, when I'm shooting 44ELR (Extra Long Russian) to those in Rio Linda, found brass is more common.  Even better with 45 Colt.

However, my winter reloading keeps me and my pards in the shooting and I'm happy with that.  We have a good mix of talents in our camp.  Silas McFee is the very best dutch oven campfire cook I know.  The Brothers Bach do a great job of breakfasts and my little sidekick, Cowboy Ken, winner of Spirit of the Game kid is a great asset in camp.

One of my favorite "Tips and Tricks" is to have plenty of ready black powder ammo on hand.  We have no concerns about running out of booms and smoke.  It's my contribution to our camp and I'm happy to make it happen.


 on: March 22, 2018, 04:00:36 pm 
Started by Bunk - Last post by Crow Choker
A mixture of media isn't all bad for brass cleaning.  I use 3 hours with SS pins and then do 3 hours with Ceramic Porcelain.  Same soap/surfactant mix fresh with both.  Fresh fluid with each change.  My brass shines and sparkles inside and out. 

Dick, I'm sure and have no doubt that all the special solutions, SS pins, and ceramic get brass super shiny, but I've seen the cost of all the needed items, tumblers, etc needed for getting brass mint clean and shiny and IMO doesn't justify the purchase. Regular washing with 'what-ever' and tumbling with corn cob or walnut media is WAY cheaper and just as effective. I don't reload my cases all stained as Coffinmaker penned, but do wash and tumble. It gets somewhere 90% plus somewhere of the stains and what is left is of no problem to me (IMO). Those who like how you do it may say I can do it however I or anybody wants-very-true, but as I penned, IMO the pins and ceramic is an expense not needed. I could go out and buy the whole setup with no need to cut back on grocery's for the month, but over kill as far as I'm concerned.  As far as using the Oxi-Clean, may continue with it, has worked twice, cleaning the sooty stained brass 3-4 times as fast as anything else I've used, so thee ol time will tell.

Well ...... I just guess I'm an opposite.  Or is it apostle ??  Anyway, I don't mind stained brass at all.  Makes it look like I been playin this game for a while (honest ... I have) and my beat-up stained old brass just looks like me.  Beat-up, stained and Old.  But and however, we (both the Brass and Me) are quite functional.  Stuff primer, powder and ball in my brass it it goes BOOM!!  Just like, you stuff a good Steak, some Grilled Onions and a bottle of Ale in me and I can break wind with the best of em.  Gimmie deviled eggs wid that Ale and ya better get outta da ROOM!!
The sky broke today.  Blue stuff showing through.  May actually be able to warm up the shop and get some work done.  HORRAY!!  First two days of Spring around here SUCKED!!

Coffinmaker, yer a 'hoot'! Spring here in North Iowa has been on and off all winter. Nice sunny days with 35-45* F temps. Cold, windy, moisture laden air that sucks the warm otta ya. Snow, sun, cold, wind, sun, nice days, cold days, 0-15* F (we didn't have to many -20 to -10* weather this year). Sick of it. I think my snow cover has melted 3-4 times this year. This coming Fri/Sat calling for wet heavy snow 6-8". Not contusive to fun or any shooting.

Speaking of volatile foods, back in the days of my youth, we'd attend feeds where smoked carp, rocky mountain oysters (nuts), baked beans, and pickled eggs were in abundance, not to mention the beer. WOW--Talk about Boomers! The guys I ran with then, well we couldn't stand being around each other the next day if we were out hunting (close quarters in a vehicle) or such. I ate 9-10 pickled eggs once in one of our local 'gin mills' as the owner said I couldn't have any of the pickled onions that were in the jar until the eggs were gone, so I ate the eggs and got the onions. All washed down with some of the nasty tap beer they had on tap. Some of my shootin/huntin friends stayed away from me for a spell. Grin Grin Grin Grin  Remember those days Jubal Starbuck  Grin Grin Grin Grin

 on: March 22, 2018, 03:57:35 pm 
Started by Grizzly Adams - Last post by greyhawk
Not to change your subject, but I found a can of Goex FF BP in the back of the powder shelf. Got to be at least 10 years old. Not alot, but enuff to make a dozen or so rounds. My lube/sizer die will be here today, so I can make up a few rounds. What is the shelf life for BP?

100yrs plus  if it still rattles in the can and pours ok its good

 on: March 22, 2018, 03:47:24 pm 
Started by Drydock - Last post by Drydock
rifle will be 25 to 50 yards, no more.

We should be done before 1500 (3 pm)

And glad to have you!

 on: March 22, 2018, 03:47:00 pm 
Started by kwilliams1876 - Last post by kwilliams1876
i lost it at a gun show last week and paid some big coin for a nice rifle. been craving an original for some time. its not mint but very nice and honest. the bore is pretty much perfect. spent 2 days dissecting it and clearing out all the fossilized grease crud. just could not resist the urge to fire it, so today loaded some brass with 1 1/2 black and lyman 457122 with solid nose plug. std primer and no card wad. fired at 50 yds 'cause there is still 16" of snow at my other backstop. could not believe the results, all shots where in the 3" black. holy smokes, my 2 ubertis and ex-chaparral never did that. the rifling on this has wide grooves and narrow lands which showed no leading on cleaning patch. eventually i will try a few more shots at 100 yds

need to save a few $$ and get a factory letter on it next.

 on: March 22, 2018, 03:31:28 pm 
Started by Grizzly Adams - Last post by kwilliams1876
i frequently shoot old dupont that is from my dads old stash.....1973 vintage or so. it works fine and is accurate.

 on: March 22, 2018, 02:43:16 pm 
Started by DeaconKC - Last post by Bat 2919
The drums work much better with FMJ ammo.  If you're using lead bullets sticks are the only way to go.  

On the other hand the drum is the cat's meow when you're getting your picture taken, I think of my drums as expensive photo props.

 on: March 22, 2018, 02:40:48 pm 
Started by Curley Cole - Last post by Coffinmaker


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