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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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  1. Edward R S Canby, SASS#59971

    End of Trail

    I am only aware of the Rt. 66 RV Park in Edgewood. It is the closest RV Park to FR. Hidden Valley near Tijeras (mentioned in this thread) is also close and there are also RV parks in Moriarty and Cedar Crest. If you lack transportation camping at FR is a good option. The first eight rows in the FR campground are graveled and you probably wouldn't get stuck in the mud in case of rain if you parked in these rows. One year before I had a four wheel drive tow vehicle I had trouble getting off the ranch when I wasn't parked on gravel.
  2. Edward R S Canby, SASS#59971

    End of Trail

    Google says it is about 10 miles (not using Barton Road). That seems about right. The RV park in Edgewood is closer to FR - and the freeway, but is easy for a motorhome to enter.
  3. Edward R S Canby, SASS#59971

    End of Trail

    I have camped there. The site is terraced and there was enough room for my slide-out. Sometimes the water or power goes out so keep your fresh water tank full. Camping at the KOA in ABQ will double your commuting time to FR. Further, the ABQ neighborhood has security problems. I know, I once owned a home in that zip code. For $125 for the week of EOT I would stay at Hidden Valley. That's where I will camp. BTW, there is a hairpin turn going into Hidden Valley. Make sure your RV can make the corner.
  4. Edward R S Canby, SASS#59971

    CAS guns you would like to own/ try

    I would like to shoot a pepperbox revolver in a side match. I don't want to own one - just shoot one once. I also need to try the gattling gun at EOT sometime.
  5. Edward R S Canby, SASS#59971

    Lightest/Cheapest 12G Shotgun Ammo...?

    Try Hodgdon's loads for youth or any powder distributor's data for 3/4 or 7/8 oz loads. Load the minimum published powder charge for their fast burning powder and expect satisfactory loads for cold weather. BTW, there is usually an old thread on the Wire with shooter's personal recipes. APP, a black powder sub makes nice low recoil SG shells too.
  6. Edward R S Canby, SASS#59971

    Lightest/Cheapest 12G Shotgun Ammo...?

    Winchester for the last several years has rebated $2/box of AAs. Come April you may be able to buy AA12FL8 AAs (aka featherlights) with that rebate for up to five cases. Hold off buying more SG shells for now.
  7. Edward R S Canby, SASS#59971

    Question regarding 100gr vs 105gr bullets

    Buy a box of factory, 38 Special lead bullets (125 grain or 158 grain) and toss it in you gun cart for knockdowns. Sometimes match directors set knockdown targets so that heavier bullets are required (like in windy conditions). Then don't worry about whether your light bullets will do the job. I have seen .36 caliber cap and ball revolvers fail to take down knockdowns.
  8. Edward R S Canby, SASS#59971

    SOLD .44 Mag brass

    I don't need any more but this is a good deal - about the price for once-fired 44 mag brass.
  9. Edward R S Canby, SASS#59971

    Need Advice on Rifles...

    Greasy Red over in Silver City, NM does good leather. Much of what I wear is from him. Let me know if you want his price list an I will send it to you. Bob Mernickle does nice leather too. Bring some spare CAS ammo to matches for your "wrong caliber" rifles and bring them too. Eventually our firearms break and we need our backups.
  10. Edward R S Canby, SASS#59971

    Need Advice on Rifles...

    Here is a link to Longhunters action job site. It will give you an idea of what the work costs.
  11. Edward R S Canby, SASS#59971

    Need Advice on Rifles...

    Deleted. Pard bought a rifle.
  12. Edward R S Canby, SASS#59971

    Initial Cost of Reloading

    Discover lizard litter from your local pet supply store. It's less expensive than the brass polishing media sold by reloading supply outlets. Your single stage press will prove very handy for many tasks. I use mine for loading small lots of rifle ammo.
  13. Edward R S Canby, SASS#59971

    Need Advice on Rifles...

    Uberti 1873 rifles are sold through distributors. They come in the length you seek in 45 Colt caliber. Reputable gunsmiths buy these from distributors and modify them for CAS competition (race ready). Uberti 1873 rifles are quite competitive for CAS competition. I think the round barreled rifles are lighter than the octagonal barreled rifles but recommend you check with a seller before purchasing. You can request recommendations for race-ready rifles on this Wire. My family has done well with our purchases from Cody Connager and Longhunters.
  14. Edward R S Canby, SASS#59971

    Don’t impose New York-style gun control laws here

    This legislation is moving through the legislature on party-line votes. The Democrats control the legislature and the governors office. At committee meetings uniformed members of law enforcement are testifying that the proposed laws are unenforceable and would have no impact preventing crime. The LEOs are being ignored. This looks like a bad year for New Mexico.
  15. Edward R S Canby, SASS#59971

    Would you shoot this match?

    Me too. I don't shoot gunfighter and would not want to show my lack of proficiency in that shooting style on national TV. I am looking forward to watching the episode and hope all the smokey shooters do well.

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