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Offline Willie Dixon

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Re: transfer request
« Reply #25 on: June 23, 2011, 01:03:01 am »
i've talked to em about that, they're concerned about the weight at 1000fps.  Those trapdoors are still shooting 350plus grain charges, definitely not a "gamer load" by any means.

It's funny, but Haymaker, we could do what I've heard of as a "Buffalo Bill Cody/Billy Dixon" style CAS shoots here with our rifles, a 38 trapper and my spencer going out to 100 yards ;D  it's a ton of fun trying to hit those 4" clays out that far!

Good idea about a new thread, I was thinking the same thing.  Maybe just do a "call to arms" or something as the title, see how many people want a strictly GAF event here in Az.  I know we have the places to do it, and we have about 40 registered members.
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Offline Drydock

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Re: transfer request
« Reply #26 on: June 23, 2011, 10:54:26 am »
I have done demonstrations at a few clubs.  What I do, is ask them to let me shoot one target with my Trapdoor and Krag.  Then they can inspect it.  If the rounds cause any damage, I will buy them a new target.  There's never been any damage, and I've never bought a target yet.  Then I offer my rifles to anyone who wants to try them.  Thats usualy all it takes.  

You can also remind them that the .56-50 Spencer is a SASS Legal round, with its 350 grain bullet.  If their targets won't take a Trapdoor round, they won't take the Spencer round either.

Of course, the trapdoor has knocked a target over now and then . . .

Cody-Dixon style is also an excellent way to go.  All you really need are two additional rifle targets per stage set further out, widely spaced.  Most clubs have extra targets laying around, and you can always offer to buy a few more over time.
« Last Edit: June 23, 2011, 10:59:44 am by Drydock »
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Offline Bow View Haymaker

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Re: transfer request
« Reply #27 on: June 24, 2011, 10:23:58 am »
OK moderators, an ou help? I want to atart a new theread on GAF in Arizona but I would like to use the later few posts form this thread as that is where it has headed.
NOt sure how to migrate these posts into a new topic.  can ya help?
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