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Grouchy Spike

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    Spoiling grandkids!

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  1. Grouchy Spike

    WR Not Going Update

    Congrats, Texas Lizard. This grandkid's name could be built into his alias - Wolf. Like it. All kinds of possibilities there.
  2. Tombstone Mary reports that 302 have registered for the Main Match. she says that she can accept another dozen, so if you want to shoot the Texas State Cowboy Championship, sign up ASAP. Use the links above to do so online!
  3. Grouchy Spike

    Texas State Cowboy Match 2019 - Comancheria Days

    Tombstone Mary reports that 302 have registered for the Main Match. she says that she can accept another dozen, so if you want to shoot the Texas State Cowboy Championship, sign up ASAP. Use the links above to do so online!
  4. Grouchy Spike

    GAMM/BAMM Texican Rangers 3/9/19

    July, apologies for misleading you there. We will shoot 8-round clips. Gas checks recommended for the velocities used in GAMM. The hy-tek coated bullets are claimed to be leaving no lead in the bore or gas port. For best performance with cast bullets, Clean the bore of all copper residue. Then clean it again. And again. You'll be surprised at how much copper can be sitting in the bore of some rifles. Paper Patching? Not familiar with that, think it's related to muzzle loaders? Can you patch when shooting semiautos? Never heard of paper patching M1 rounds. No fillers in the case either.
  5. Grouchy Spike

    GAMM/BAMM Texican Rangers 3/9/19

    July, bring it on! Perfect source for the Garand! Cast bullets only. The load used by Dusty Boddams and several of the GAMMers is 35.8 gr IMR 4895 and a 170 gr bullet for a velocity of about 1825-1850 fps, or just enough to reliably cycle the action on the rifle. Another GAMMer added a half-grain for reliable operation of his rifle. Garrison Joe provided a link to lubrication of the Garand for smoothest operation: https://www.sassnet.com/wildbunch/forum/index.php?topic=2594.msg17986#new Recalling my experience with the Garand in 1962, we were following that lube regimen. Work out your load and sight in before the match, as we will be tight on time. You'll need an enbloc clip, available from MidwayUSA or the CMP store. Midway also has a 5-round and a 2-round enbloc available. The cast bullets are available from Norm Purcella 575 703 0391. I sent USPS money orders, don't think he was set up for credit cards, that may have changed. Rifles only in this match due to time constraints.
  6. Grouchy Spike

    GAMM/BAMM Texican Rangers 3/9/19

    DB for the first GAMM shootout we are limited to 8-rounds per shooter for the match. GAMM/BAMM is hosted concurrently on the same stage used at last year's state match, The Oriental, because it has the most open downrange terrain. The range closes at 3 P.M. so there is not a lot of time available for shooting after Cowboy Main Match and lunch. I expect that the starting position will be seated, then load the M1, put the safety on. ATB move safety to off and commence firing at targets from 75 to 130 yards. If time is available after the two matches, newbies would be welcome to give either a try, and there would be a loading facilitator to help. This GAMM is an exciting inaugural event, maybe even more than BAMM You can expect some feedback after the match!
  7. Grouchy Spike

    GAMM/BAMM Texican Rangers 3/9/19

    Well, with a Garand in hand, you'll be the leader and the pioneer GAMM shooter! Invite others to try it. Give'em a sample and hook'em. That's what Dusty Boddams has been doing successfully with BAMM and now GAMM. He has BAMM disciples in Oklahoma, and Central and Southeast Texas. He did the same with GAMM, and I estimate that the first local GAMM will see five shooters and grow from there.
  8. Grouchy Spike

    GAMM/BAMM Texican Rangers 3/9/19

    Outstanding JBB! Y'all gonna shoot some GAMM up yonder? Are y'all doing any BAMM?
  9. Grouchy Spike

    GAMM/BAMM Texican Rangers 3/9/19

    Garrison Joe nailed it. Any M1 Garand, original externally. Just like it was issued to the soldiers. Cast bullets only, velocity according to Dusty Boddams is about 1850 fps to reliably cycle the action. You might be up or down a few fps depending on your particular rifle. That velocity makes the Garand pat your shoulder instead of kicking it, a real surprise when I fired Dusty's rifle and compared it to the mule I had in hand at Ft Sill in 1962. BTW, the CMP service grade lists for $750 and the field grade for $650. http://thecmp.org/cmp_sales/rifle_sales/m1-garand/
  10. Update: 299 signed up for Cowboy Main Match, 55 for Wild Bunch. Join us, register now~~~~~~
  11. Grouchy Spike

    Texas State Cowboy Match 2019 - Comancheria Days

    Update: 299 signed up for Cowboy Main Match, 55 for Wild Bunch.
  12. Grouchy Spike

    GAMM/BAMM Texican Rangers 3/9/19

    The Texans host their first GAMM side match during the BAMM side match after the cowboy main match weather permitting. Cast bullets only. See the WB Wire for a recommended recipe. Targets from 55 yds to 130 yds. Who plans to unlimber their Garand for this gas challenge?
  13. Wild Bunch aficionados, This is a match that for the record books! It's organized, managed, implemented to perfection. Your 1911 will be smoking hot! The OKC gun club range is one nice facility. Read Dusty Boddams' article in the latest Cowboy Chronicle about it, and sign up! Did I mention the food? At the 2018 match, the Chicken-fried steak was as big as the plate, where to put the mashed potatoes and corn?
  14. Grouchy Spike

    Texas State Cowboy Match 2019 - Comancheria Days

    Updated on the Events Wire - nearly full: https://www.sassnet.com/forums/index.php?/forum/21-sass-events-wire/
  15. Update from Tombstone Mary - the match is almost full: Main Match: 289 registered plus 4 entry fees on her desk, awaiting receipt of the application form. Wild Bunch: 54 registered plus 3 more likely from the 4 entry fees on her desk as those cowpokes have signed up for Wild Bunch in the past. There is room for some more shooters. You can pay registration fee through the website, and post your registration form via the USPS: http://texicanrangers.org/comancheria-days/ You can send a note to TM that you've paid your fee via the website, whether you will shoot WB, and will mail the application: http://texicanrangers.org/contact-us/ To see who is registered follow the two links under Who's Coming. I see shooters from California, Arizona, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Wyoming, South Carolina, Florida, and Connecticut who are traveling several miles (as far as 1700 miles!) and some neighbors from New Mexico and Oklahoma. Thanks for your efforts to join this match!
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