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STORM / Re: Wakey Wakey
« Last post by Graveyard Jack on July 05, 2024, 04:20:21 PM »
Speaking of social media, I've noticed a distinct lull in the action in Facebook shooting related groups. Figured it swelled during COVID and now less people are wasting time on it.
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Frontier Iron / Re: Cimarron's new American model!
« Last post by Hair Trigger Jim on July 05, 2024, 09:24:12 AM »
Nice article.  I always enjoy reading your write-ups.

Nice cartridges too.   ;)
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Frontier Iron / Re: Cimarron's new American model!
« Last post by Tuolumne Lawman on July 05, 2024, 08:51:59 AM »
My American Model Cowboy Chronicle article, part One. Starting on page 43.

https://www.sassnet.com/uploads/downloads/cowboychronicle/2024/JulyChronGO2024.pdf
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Spencer Shooting Society / Re: New Spencer Owner 26031 with Range Report
« Last post by Arizona Trooper on July 04, 2024, 01:27:15 PM »
Since there is a Springfield cartouche (ESA), no serial number on the barrel and a mint bore, I suspect you have a carbine that was updated to 56-50 caliber. If that is the case, you will need a bullet in the 0.515" to 0.520" range, not the 56-56 0.540".

See you in Winchester. If you need a pickup for the Spencer match. I'm available.
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Uberti, Pietta and other SAA Clones / Brass Front Sights ???
« Last post by Tronicst1 on July 04, 2024, 12:33:01 PM »
I ordered these from Badman Bullets, has anyone seen or used one.

https://www.badmanbullets.com/OnlineStore/proddetail.php?prod=Slix-Heartless-Gamer-Front-Sights

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Spencer Shooting Society / Re: New Spencer Owner 26031 with Range Report
« Last post by El Supremo on July 04, 2024, 11:07:02 AM »
Nice, SgtMak:

Per the old joke: Please send pictures of boat. Tx.

Interesting bullet. 
Accurate Bullet Molds does fine work.
Tx. Smiles.
El Supremo/Kevin Tinny


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STORM / Re: Wakey Wakey
« Last post by Rube Burrows on July 04, 2024, 10:11:55 AM »
I am still here and kicking. Still loving open tops. Just been pretty busy. My father in law passed in April and I have been helping get in all the crops and general farm work plus my normal job so I have not had a lot of time for shooting.
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Spencer Shooting Society / Re: New Spencer Owner 26031 with Range Report
« Last post by SgtMak on July 04, 2024, 09:32:34 AM »
Hey good looking spencer there...Im a fellow NSSA member who recently got an 1860 from a fellow member. Are you shooting starline 56-50 brass or cut down 50-70. The gentlemen I got my spencer from was shooting a accurate molds 53-375 bullet which I believe is .538. He was loading it in starline 56-50 brass. I took it to the range also on the bench and had mixed results. Need to play with the OAL for the old girl and get it to the right load. It's fun to shoot and hopefully have something set for spring nationals 2025. Good luck with your beautiful carbine there.
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Spencer Shooting Society / Re: New Spencer Owner 26031 with Range Report
« Last post by Apriestley on July 03, 2024, 11:30:55 PM »
Congrat's, Adam:

First, determine if the Herrick replacement rear will fit.
For now, wait on the post repl and its height.
Your initial group with what might be a mystery load seems very high if you aimed at lower bull. 
What distance were you shooting, and how high above your point of aim was the group's center?
The existing FRONT post will have to be raised to lower POI or rear notch lowered but only after you determine your accurate load. 
Move the front sight in the opposite direction you want your group to move.
For now you can super glue a thin brass or alum shim on the right side of the existing blade.  That will move the group to the left. Super glue can be loosened with acetone. The existing blade might be just a squeeze fit into a slot. With the distance and grouo offet info the height of the front sight can be closeky estimated.  I'll email you how to do the calculation. 
Try to learn the load details, powder, charge in grains, bullet lube and bullet. 
Overall, your ammo will have to shoot a decent 50 yard group. That's the starting point.  Sights after that. 
Here for you. Smiles.
El Supremo/Kevin Tinny

That group was shot at 50 yards benched. I shot another group offhand (not pictured) and pretty much mimicked it which was a good sign for my own part. With the exception of that first shot on a clean bore a pigeon would have covered them all.

I will pull apart a couple of the remaining loads to get weights and measurements.
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Spencer Shooting Society / Re: New Spencer Owner 26031 with Range Report
« Last post by El Supremo on July 03, 2024, 11:01:35 PM »
Congrat's, Adam:

First, determine if the Herrick replacement rear will fit, and wait on the post repl and its height.

Your group with what might be a mystery load seems very high if you aimed at lower bull. 
What distance were you shooting, and how high above your point of aim was the group's center?
The post blade insert will have to be raised to lower POI or rear notch lowered, but only after you determine an accurate load. 

Move the front sight in the opposite direction you want your group to move.
For blade height, you can super glue a thin brass or alum shim on the right side of the existing blade. 
That will move the group to the left. Super glue can be loosened with acetone. The existing blade might be just a squeeze fit into a slot with no crosspin. Knowing the target distance and group offset, the height of the front sight can be closely estimated.  I'll email you how to do the calculation. 

Try to learn the load details, powder, charge in grains, bullet mould info, bullet weight and SIZED OD and bullet lube.
Did previous owner provide loading dies?

Some skirmishers use light charges which produce more drop than "full" charges.
A widely used load is a 320gr to 350gr bullet in medium hard, 16BHn, Lyman NEW #2, alloy, and 35gr GOEX/Swiss.
This 1,100 fps muzzle velocity load, with no over powder wad, should be the starting one for setting the blade height at 50 yds. With it, the drop from 50 to 100 is approx. 7".
So, please work on the load for accuracy before the front sight.   
Any info on that upper block symbol, please?
Here for you. Smiles.
El Supremo/Kevin Tinny
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