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Garrison Joe, SASS #60708

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About Garrison Joe, SASS #60708

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    Albuquerque NM
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    shooting, hiking, hunting, fishing, Scouting, building, gun smithing, wood working. SASS Regulator. NRA Rifle & Shotgun Instructor and RSO. NRA Life-Endowment.

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  1. Garrison Joe, SASS #60708

    Shipping long guns?

    Stated again in this thread, same as I answered in Chief Rick's - ULine - find them on-line, and they'll ship flattened boxes to your door. That way you will be shipping in fresh new cardboard, not a used box that may not have the strength and puncture resistance you would like. A box itself is usually not sufficient protection for a long gun. I suggest you get low-end hard plastic cases with foam support, and buy the boxes that fit AROUND those cases. THEN guns will get to their destination in same condition you shipped. DO NOT make the assumption that INSURANCE by the shipper will make you whole when they destroy or loose the box. Most of the shippers WILL NOT make it possible for you the seller (sender) to get satisfaction out of an insurance claim. I know this from personal experience as being the buyer on several shipments - on all of the occasions of damage in shipment, the seller did NOT come out well treated by the shipper. And I as the buyer usually had nothing but a refund of purchase to make me content. Good luck, GJ
  2. Garrison Joe, SASS #60708

    What pistol do you think isn't up to snuff....

    Let's start of with a warm welcome. The shooting game where folks come for the guns and stay for the relationships. But, I don't understand why you would ask that question. Virtually everyone wants to know what revolvers are the BEST, not the worst. (Are you contrarian that much? ) There are hundreds of models of guns that would be lousy for SASS. Don't believe you will actually get an answer that suits your question. Folks here don't pay a lot of attention to guns they tried but found they were lemons for our game. I'll also second others above, and strongly suggest you get out to local matches and watch and even try guns out. You probably will not believe how helpful that is, compared to positing hypotheticals here. As an example of an answer skirting your question, I have Ruger (old model) Vaqueros and Bisleys, Ruger New Model Vaqueros, Ruger Blackhawks, Uberti Cattlemen, Pietta 1851 Navy cap and ball guns. All of those work perfectly fine for the Cowboy game. The preference I have is due to my shooting style and hand geometry. Yours almost certainly are different from mine, so MY choice would probably not be your best choice. Get out, watch, try guns and shoot. Speculating on theory is cheap but almost meaningless at this stage of your journey. Find out what fits your ability and interest. Good luck, GJ
  3. Garrison Joe, SASS #60708

    EOT Stages/Scenarios

    EOT hasn't published (in electronic form) their stages since I've been going (2005). Either before or after the match. Good luck, GJ
  4. Garrison Joe, SASS #60708

    making Henry Big Boy SASS ready???

    No speed parts or springs or gunsmiths around for that (because it's close to a lost cause for anyone wanting to get a rifle string done under about 7 seconds without a glitch). Smoothing and looking for anything that could contribute to a glitch would be about all I can offer. You can't say we haven't been warning you. Good luck, GJ
  5. Garrison Joe, SASS #60708

    How do you lube a Colt 1873?

    Swabbies, as I live and breathe.
  6. Garrison Joe, SASS #60708

    Packaging/shipping a rifle

    U-line is indeed your friend. Get the heavy gauge box that just barely contains your item. U-line will deliver boxes to your door, knocked down. GJ
  7. Garrison Joe, SASS #60708

    Packaging/shipping a rifle

    I ship my guns in cheap plastic hard cases, foam lined, in a close fitting cardboard box. I try to get folks who ship me guns to do the same. None of those have ever been damaged. Guns in various attempted make-shift cardboard boxes, usually with loose packing or even no padding, have incurred lots of damage at least a quarter of the time. That includes guns shipped in "original factory box" but without the overpack that the factory normally does. As mentioned, dismounting a wood stock from the receiver really helps, especially when you can shorten the package length by doubling metal and wood side by side, out of possible contact. And it keeps the box from screaming "Long Gun in here!" Cheapest shipping of long guns is almost always USPS. Cheapest shipping of handguns is often to let a FFL holder on one end ship to another FFL holder on other end, letting the FFL get a good rate. Good luck, GJ
  8. Garrison Joe, SASS #60708

    BP Bullet Lube Recipes wanted

    OK, yeah, suppose that works. I have problems with greased wads getting hot here in our desert temps and draining oils down into powder. So I quit (with a vengeance) using them. Good luck, GJ
  9. Garrison Joe, SASS #60708

    BP load advice?

    But most of us can't And most of us don't. Your special case might be interesting, but not highly useful to the whole crowd.
  10. Garrison Joe, SASS #60708

    BP load advice?

    I dread no snake. Spray barrels with your BP cleaner solution, let sit 5 minutes, push plastic out with the fouling it has collected. Clean barrel! What in THE WORLD IS THERE to DREAD? Faster to clean that, than scrub plastic out of smokeless guns, when you get around to doing that. Here's what is particular about loading fiber wads. 1. Finding the right wad stack components when almost no vendor has them in stock anymore. 2. Takes more time to stuff the wads than just dropping a plastic wad in which can't turn sideways. Good luck, GJ
  11. Garrison Joe, SASS #60708

    BP load advice?

    Yeee-haw! Steel in those words. Good luck, GJ
  12. Garrison Joe, SASS #60708

    BP load advice?

    There are TWO 12 gauge PINK claybuster wads! Yours are obviously number CB0175-12. Yep, 3/4 ounce shot capacity, lots of air space taken by it's legs. The ones I cited are CB1100-12. A one ounce capacity. JUST the reason I really dislike it when folks just talk about a color of wad. That doesn't provide enough info when loading shotshells. Good luck, GJ
  13. Garrison Joe, SASS #60708

    BP load advice?

    Main reason those 7/8 ounce wads don't work with real BP is that they take up too much room in the hull! With an ounce of shot those wads only leave room for about 35-40 grains of Black. That's a real light load! The red ounce and 3/8 Winchester or ClayBuster's sub for it is a great wad if you want an ounce and 1/4 of shot with BP. The pink 1 ounce Claybuster wad is about the longest wad that works with 1 ounce of shot and 45 grains BP to make a load that reliably takes down KD targets at the several big matches I've been to. (EOT, WR, Bordertown) Good luck, GJ
  14. Garrison Joe, SASS #60708

    BP Bullet Lube Recipes wanted

    And I've used good quality commercial smokeless lubed bullets with Goex and Kik black powder in pistol cartridges, and in rifle cartridges, and had the barrel foul after three shots and start throwing horrible flyers after 6 shots, rifles and pistols. You can't debunk it - the warning is VERY TRUE for many of the smokeless lubes! Maybe you got lucky with one particular lube that worked well with BP, but most will not. Good luck, GJ
  15. Garrison Joe, SASS #60708


    Chapman has a lifetime warranty, and you will use it about every couple of years on EVERY bit. Brownell's Magnatips have a lifetime warranty, and in over 30 years of use, I think I have asked them to replace 1 bit of my 60 or so. Including the thin bits which usually are not warranty covered. I would not be want to have to buy (and try to transport) that many Grace drivers. Good luck, GJ

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