Since I'd started CAS in 92, I've never did know that there was a difference with standard and Cowboy loads. My manuals all have starting loads that are lower than most members use. Most manuals also have a separate section for 45 Colt for loads specifically to be used only in original or replica SAA revolvers. One even has a section for 45 Colt to be used only in Rugers.
SASS rules has a max velocity for ammo and I know our club explains to new shooters that our steel targets can only handle commercial ammo specifically for Cowboy shooting or reloaded ammo of low to moderate velocities all with lead bullets only.
I've always loaded smokeless CAS loads to just over minimum specs and Pyro or BP.......well, ya'll know how we load those.
So my confusion, what's the hoopla about specifying "Cowboy" loads?
I must apologize as I'm in a real haze right now, being in a feverish delirium from either the Swine or that other new strain going'round. I feel like crap and may be just talking out of my a...... bellybutton.
I don't mean to sound like I'm knocking anybody. Just curious and feeling really confused.
Oh yeah, I hates this flu. Gotta be one of the worst I've had, ever.