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Edward R S Canby, SASS#59971

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About Edward R S Canby, SASS#59971

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    Peralta Battlefield, New Mexico Territory
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    Shooting sports, hunting, and travel

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    Rio Grande Renegades & Buffalo Range Riders

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  1. Edward R S Canby, SASS#59971

    Bad hunters

    They probably sighted in their rifles on a roadside, game crossing sign.
  2. Edward R S Canby, SASS#59971

    Staging a long gun vertically.

    Whatever device is used for vertical staging I recommend it hold a firearm so a shooter does not need to bend over. We have senior shooters with limited mobility that have difficulty bending over quickly.
  3. Edward R S Canby, SASS#59971

    New to SASS and CAS

    double tap
  4. Edward R S Canby, SASS#59971

    New to SASS and CAS

    MJC, the ABQ is good area for CAS. There is a match every weekend either at the City Shooting Range or at Founders Ranch in Edgewood. (I don't know how active the Rio Rancho club is these days.) We have three CAS clubs and one Wild Bunch Club (at Founders Ranch). See New Mexico Clubs for match dates and times. Come out this Saturday at 9 AM to Hayes City and introduce yourself. Matches at Founders Ranch in winter are uncertain as range conditions are sometimes unsuitable. Major matches close to ABQ are End of Trail in Edgewood and the SASS national match in Phoenix every February. Start shooting now and you will be ready for End of Trail in June. Don't buy any guns or leather yet. Shoot whatever is offered to you for trial and make decisions after you have shot a variety of CAS firearms. You are fortunate that reloading supplies are once again readily available.
  5. Edward R S Canby, SASS#59971

    Newbie "Costume" question - Marlin 1894

    Marlins are very easy to clean and are nice rifles for shooting the smoky powders. See the shooters handbook for the frontier cartridge categories.
  6. Edward R S Canby, SASS#59971

    Federal shotgun primers / CCI mixup

    A couple years ago I bought a premium oil filter for my car and found a dented, cheapo filter inside. I've read blogs on the internet where grocery store shoppers grind premium coffee and then pour it it in a bag of inexpensive coffee. The retail sector is cursed by petty thieves. I now check the seal on every package I buy.
  7. Edward R S Canby, SASS#59971

    New to SASS and CAS, lots to learn!

    I shoot Ruger Old Vaqueros too. Mine are .44s. I love them. The Hodgdon powder you are interested in is probably Trail Boss. It will work well as will many other powders suitable for revolvers and shotguns. BTW, there is a reduced volume case called the 45 Cowboy Special that allows for clean ignition of reduced charges in revolvers chambered for 45 Colt. You may want to start with them. Starline Brass sells them.
  8. Edward R S Canby, SASS#59971

    .30-30 reloading

    For my long range, lever action rifle side match I'm shooting Laser Cast bullets without a gas check and getting nice groups at 200 yards.
  9. Edward R S Canby, SASS#59971


    Have fun! I've shot at Diamond Dick's and love the range. BTW, Wild Bunch has its own forum and you will get more useful information on that forum than here.
  10. Edward R S Canby, SASS#59971

    Lead dust problem ?

    Google is your friend. I quickly found this reference.
  11. Edward R S Canby, SASS#59971

    New to BP and needing help

    Here are a couple of answers to your questions: 1. I find real black powder gives the surest ignition. However, most of the cap and ball shooters I see at matches use APP. 7. Mike Beliveau (duelist1954) has instructional videos on YouTube regarding cleaning cap and ball revolvers. I refer you to his videos. BTW, Sportsmans Warehouse usually has the Remington #10 caps we percussion gun shooters prefer. I recommend you try these caps.
  12. Edward R S Canby, SASS#59971

    Reloading and 12 gauge deals

    I load my wife's .32s well above minimums. Spotters were calling her hits misses until I did so. I use Federal 100s for her handgun ammo. I use Federal SP mag primers for my 38 Special and 357 mag loads for the reason OLG stated.
  13. Edward R S Canby, SASS#59971

    Reloading and 12 gauge deals

    I bought some from Cabelas online and have been adding to my supply when some show up at my local Sportsmans Warehouse. With my discount coupons the primers are a good deal. Federal 200s are readily available. I use them too. I will probably buy more from Cowboy's Shooters Supply at EOT in June.
  14. Edward R S Canby, SASS#59971

    Reloading and 12 gauge deals

    Regrettably they still lack Federal 100 small pistol primers.
  15. Edward R S Canby, SASS#59971

    WINCHESTER Discontinuing 1873 MY Mistake My APLOLOGY Extended

    Your profile still says you have an excellent community reputation. I guess all is forgiven. Let's load some ammo and go shoot.

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