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El Muerto Negro

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weight restrictions
« on: April 01, 2015, 12:07:44 PM »
Hello,

New to the wild bunch part of SASS.
What is the reason for the weight restrictions on the pistol and magazines for? Is the restrictions for all classes?

Thanks EMN

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Re: weight restrictions
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2015, 12:31:55 PM »
Yes, the weight restrictions are for all categories.  As to the reasons, extra weight equals less recoil. 

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Re: weight restrictions
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2015, 12:48:12 PM »
Thanks for the answer.  That's what I thought.

EMN

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Re: weight restrictions
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2015, 02:03:14 PM »
So should I use 300 grain bullets??????????????????
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Re: weight restrictions
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2015, 02:28:11 PM »
230 grain are less recoil than 200............ I have shot some 300 grain in 45 acp but in a revolver. Not sure I can get them to feed in a bottom feeding, brass chunker!

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Re: weight restrictions
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2015, 02:38:54 PM »
Different recoil.....
lol
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Re: weight restrictions
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2015, 02:54:00 PM »
Yeah.... Nothing like the 435 grainers out of my 500 Linebaugh.

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« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2015, 04:22:49 PM »
Hear that..... lol
What power factor is that one....
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Re: weight restrictions
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2015, 04:26:09 PM »
Around 575............

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Re: weight restrictions
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2015, 09:03:16 AM »
Hi,

I knew that the idea was more recoil with a lighter gun. However, I do not understand why we would want more recoil if the gun chronos according to the rules.

Can someone enlighten me?

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Re: weight restrictions
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2015, 09:08:13 AM »
Allie, there is more to it than just recoil reduction. There are many ways to internally "adjust" a 1911 to change how it operates and feels. We are doing everything we can to keep WBAS from becoming an "equipment race" and the weight restrictions on the pistol and magazines are just part of it. Holding the line on external modifications is another part.
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Re: weight restrictions
« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2015, 09:21:29 AM »
And we appreciate that, HJ! With very straightforward rules about modifications, it's also very easy to enforce them!

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Re: weight restrictions
« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2015, 09:28:54 AM »
Miss Allie, what do you mean more recoil? By us talking about a heavier bullet? WBT and I got off track talking about my hunting handguns but for Wild Bunch, I use a 230 grain bullet as I can push it slower and still easily make power factor. What that does, for me, and proven to me by J. Frank Norfleet, is that the gun doesn't jump as much as it does with a 200 or A 185 grain bullet. Less muzzle rise, faster next shot.

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Re: weight restrictions
« Reply #13 on: April 22, 2015, 11:56:57 AM »
Powder selection(s) as well.....
Just sayin....
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« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2015, 10:17:25 AM »
Okay. Thanks HJ.
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