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Re: 2014 10th Anniversary edition International Grand Muster
« Reply #225 on: June 21, 2014, 06:56:53 pm »
We figger if we can keep him isolated with you most of the time, he'll think we're a real classy outfit . . .   ::)
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Re: 2014 10th Anniversary edition International Grand Muster
« Reply #226 on: June 21, 2014, 07:01:47 pm »
We figger if we can keep him isolated with you most of the time, he'll think we're a real classy outfit . . .   ::)

Hmmmmm ......  ???

Now I gotta try to figure out if that was a compliment or a "shot" .....    ;D
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Re: 2014 10th Anniversary edition International Grand Muster
« Reply #227 on: June 21, 2014, 07:35:49 pm »
Question for the Match Director -

Jerry:  As you know, I am entered in Black Powder Rifleman, with the intention to shoot the main match entirely with a Snider-Enfield, to be in keeping with my circa 1866-70 Canada Militia Infantry field uniform.  With the time fast approaching when I must depart, I am in the throes of finishing up my loading.  Due to a mis-count, I find that I don't have enough bullets ready to ensure that I have a sufficient number of loaded .577 Snider rounds to complete the main match -  depends on how much I miss, I suppose .... something which may be a bit more likely than usual while shooting a Snider!  Time is too short to set up another casting session .....

Anyway, I have nearly 50 Martini-Henry rounds loaded already and could switch to a M-H as a "back-up" .... but am wondering if it would somehow adversely affect eligibility for a field uniform award if i must use a (slightly) "period incorrect" firearm in the main match? 

As another possibility, I do have my reproduction 56-50 Spencer rifle on my import permit, and also have a fair number of rounds loaded for it.  It is "period correct" for my impression .... but of course is a repeater.  Would I be permitted to use it as a backup in the main match, provided I "single load"?  (Mind you, maybe everyone would concede that the Spencer is so inefficient as a repeater .... i.e. half-cock hammer, work the clumsy action to eject shell and chamber another, full-cock hammer, fire, repeat .... that it really offers no advantage over firing a Snider, anyway ....   ;D  )
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Re: 2014 10th Anniversary edition International Grand Muster
« Reply #228 on: June 21, 2014, 08:01:56 pm »
Hmmmmm ......  ???

Now I gotta try to figure out if that was a compliment or a "shot" .....    ;D

I would say both.    ;)
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Re: 2014 10th Anniversary edition International Grand Muster
« Reply #229 on: June 21, 2014, 08:32:16 pm »
The Library has free wireless. The School has a public wireless network. I would think she should be able to turn her Iphone into a wireless hotspot, at least I can with my Droid.
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Re: 2014 10th Anniversary edition International Grand Muster
« Reply #230 on: June 21, 2014, 08:37:33 pm »
I don't recall there being a requirement that the uniform and rifle exactly match. At the same time I'm wondering if you forgot that you will be judging uniforms this year?  ::)
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Re: 2014 10th Anniversary edition International Grand Muster
« Reply #231 on: June 21, 2014, 08:47:56 pm »
Well, I do prefer that everything "goes together" as much as reasonably practicable ... which is why I think it might be neat to use the Spencer .... of the approximately 3,000 Model 1865 Spencer rifles (i.e. as opposed to carbines) that were produced, 2,000 came to Canada and into the hands of the Militia to meet the Fenian threat .....

But yes .... I did forget I'd be judging costumes this year ..... guess that means I can't win, eh?   ;D
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Re: 2014 10th Anniversary edition International Grand Muster
« Reply #232 on: June 21, 2014, 09:15:34 pm »
I called Comstock, seems they are booked up for a wedding, aside from the rooms already rented to RSJ, they also have a separate place she mentioned, for $110 a night, no mention was made of the special shoot price. :( There's another place in town, for about $60, I picked up a "mobile hot spot" using Verizon, since they don't have any internet in that house.

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Re: 2014 10th Anniversary edition International Grand Muster
« Reply #233 on: June 21, 2014, 10:36:47 pm »
Col Pitspitr, I am bringing my camera and the GoPro gear for filming. Should make some interesting video with the GoPro. Nice 1st person perspective.

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Re: 2014 10th Anniversary edition International Grand Muster
« Reply #234 on: June 22, 2014, 03:40:43 am »
The rifle action determines the shooting classification, use the M-H.

No shot, you're the classiest guy in the outfit.  (Well, there was that altered image of Her Majesty . ..)
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Re: 2014 10th Anniversary edition International Grand Muster
« Reply #235 on: June 22, 2014, 04:49:11 pm »
Hey everyone.
maj. Bow View checking in.

I will be attending the GRAND muster this year.  Loading the wagon and starting the treck in a couple days.
I hope I don't get in too much trouble for being AWOL.
I should arrive at camp sometime on Thursday. 
shooting a trapdoor rifle and converted Remington revolver with smokeless, and a p17 enfield and 1911 for expansion.
might have for sale the p17, 2 converted Remington revolvers, a pietta nickel colt and maybe an emf 1873 in.45 colt..
Looking forward to seeing everyone there. 

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Re: 2014 10th Anniversary edition International Grand Muster
« Reply #236 on: June 22, 2014, 06:51:35 pm »
Glad to see you're gonna make it, Bowview! Sounds like you're gonna sell about everything you came with but the Trapdoor and 1911. What sort of converted Remington is it? 1858 with Kirst or an Uberti factory job?

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Re: 2014 10th Anniversary edition International Grand Muster
« Reply #237 on: June 22, 2014, 09:41:27 pm »
Glad to hear it Bowview.  Bring some extra ammo for the enfield, I'd like to try it out.

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Re: 2014 10th Anniversary edition International Grand Muster
« Reply #238 on: June 22, 2014, 09:51:40 pm »
It may have been posted somewhere else but I can't find it.  How many rounds will be necessary for the skirmish format portion of the Expansion Era Match?  Given it's half day duration I can't imagine anything near 120 rifle and 100 pistol will be necessary.  Inquiring minds want to know.
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Re: 2014 10th Anniversary edition International Grand Muster
« Reply #239 on: June 22, 2014, 10:52:28 pm »
Bat, I don't know if it will be the same as last year, but I took 50 rifle with me, and used them all(Missed a LOT, forgot to change to my "glasses that let me see the sights clear and target blurry") I think I had 3 mags for my 1911.

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Re: 2014 10th Anniversary edition International Grand Muster
« Reply #240 on: June 22, 2014, 10:57:59 pm »
Glad to hear it Bowview.  Bring some extra ammo for the enfield, I'd like to try it out.

They're nice shooters, Stu. A bit heavier than an '03, soaks up some recoil. Mine has a somewhat heavy trigger with a some creep, though. If I'm gonna shoot it and the Springfield in the same outing, better to shoot the Springfield first, to avoid "surprises".

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Re: 2014 10th Anniversary edition International Grand Muster
« Reply #241 on: June 23, 2014, 06:37:51 am »
Bat, go to the first post on page 1, and there is an attachment at the bottom that has the ammo count listed. I think it had 100 pistol, 150 rifle but my brain is a tad mushy this morning.

Bowview, glad you will make it!!!
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Re: 2014 10th Anniversary edition International Grand Muster
« Reply #242 on: June 23, 2014, 06:53:23 am »
How many rounds will be necessary for the skirmish format portion of the Expansion Era Match?  Given it's half day duration I can't imagine anything near 120 rifle and 100 pistol will be necessary.
It is only a half day event, but we do try to squeeze in more targets than on a normal stage. I shot it staff officer last year with my 1911 and have 12 magazines. I got through it with a little left over , but didn't miss much. 50 of eachshould be enough, but why worry? Bring what you can carry  ;) 8)
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Re: 2014 10th Anniversary edition International Grand Muster
« Reply #243 on: June 23, 2014, 10:10:15 am »
My pistol & rifle take the same cartridge, & the pouch I carry them in holds about fifty.  Seems like fifty was plenty.

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Re: 2014 10th Anniversary edition International Grand Muster
« Reply #244 on: June 23, 2014, 01:23:01 pm »
Just so it's known, Thursday morning I'm putting some pulled pork stuff on, and making some biscuits to go with it.  Long story but I got a bunch of smoked pork butt a while back for free and froze it, it's from a well known national chain.  I just want to use it up, so don't feel like there won't be anything to eat in camp if you come before supper, I just want to use it up so I'll cook a bunch up, what's left can go in baked beans.    ;D

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Re: 2014 10th Anniversary edition International Grand Muster
« Reply #245 on: June 23, 2014, 04:05:22 pm »
Here's my dilemma.  Time is getting short and loading .30 caliber rifle rounds with Trail Boss turns out to be much more labor intensive than I would have ever believed.  If anyone has any advice I'm all ears (and thank you, I know I should have started this last month).  I was looking for a way to not have to load quite so many 30-06's for the 1903 but I've now hit on a new idea.  

I can crank out .45 ACP like greased lighting.  Pitsptr you may have lightened my load with the right answer here.  Can I shoot pistol only in the Staff Officer Category (I'll dress as a Colonel) in the EEM skirmish stages even though I signed up for some other category in the main match?  I'm assuming I'll still have to shoot the 03 in the long range portion of the EEM but I've got surplus 30-06 coming out my ears so that’s no problem.

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Re: 2014 10th Anniversary edition International Grand Muster
« Reply #246 on: June 23, 2014, 04:52:12 pm »
Yes, you can do exactly that.  Just FWIW, Staff officer is just the name of the pistol only class, it does not mean you have to be a Staff Officer, or even an officer. Or any sort of military.

(I might have to rename these classes . . . )
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Re: 2014 10th Anniversary edition International Grand Muster
« Reply #247 on: June 23, 2014, 05:10:43 pm »
My pistol & rifle take the same cartridge, & the pouch I carry them in holds about fifty.  Seems like fifty was plenty.
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Re: 2014 10th Anniversary edition International Grand Muster
« Reply #248 on: June 23, 2014, 06:32:43 pm »
As for loading rifle cartridges with Trail Boss, I use a 4 hole Lee turret.  In the second station I have the body of an old .44-40 powder thru die, with a .30 carbine expander inside it.  I run the case up into this, with the .30 carbine expander slightly belling the case, then dump the powder thru the die and go on to the bullet seater.  My rifle rounds thus load exactly like my handgun rounds.  I either have a coffee mug with Lee Dippers for the powder, or use my Lee Perfect measure, both set up next to the press.

I use this same arrangement for Krag, .303, 7.62x54r, and .30-06.  Lee sells the components needed for custom set ups like this.
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Re: 2014 10th Anniversary edition International Grand Muster
« Reply #249 on: June 23, 2014, 06:59:15 pm »
Finally thought of the safest to transport my Coehorn in the  car, remove from the carriage, & stash it behind my front passenger seat packed firmly in place & the seat back partially reclined. I have transported a couple of times in the carriage, & in my trunk, but kinda bothered me, that in a head on, I would have 65lbs coming from behind.

Thursday, after arrival, I will put together a 3 man crew & will go over loading & shooting procedures. This will be the first time I have fired it, so definitely blanks, at 1.5oz of Fg, & use fuse, so no one will be within 25ft. After a couple of shots at 1.5 oz , we will do a 2oz with & a 2oz with cannon primer & lanyard. I was looking at putting some projectiles together with quickcrete, but didn't like the amount I would have to buy for the little in need. If someone can bring a small coffee can full of quickcrete, let me know, & I will bring 4 small cans for making projectiles. Thursday night, I will also try firing a 2"x3" wooden dowel as a projector. Donn the road, I will be looking to try a 2lb cannon ball sinker.

Friday afternoon, I plan to go over the safety procedures for firing, & can do live fire for about 10 shots, Allowing any who want to participate, do so. I will also bring a 50 caliber model that people can practice with before jumping on the Coehorn if they desire.

Brian

 

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