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Grouchy Spike

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    Texas Hill Country
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    Spoiling grandkids!

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    68125L Regulator
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    Texican Rangers, Green Mountain Regulators, Willow Hole Cowboys, NRA Life.

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  1. Texas State Cowboy Championship - Comancheria Days 2018

    Jim, then you must play again this year and have another good time! A note on the Comanaheria Days webpage says " If you pay using PayPal or Credit Card we still need a registration form filled out and mailed/emailed to us." go to Comancheria Days webpage: http://texicanrangers.org/comancheria-days/ Select the registration type Then click on Add to Cart Next select Paypal Check out or Check out without paypal account Print the registration form, fill it out, mail to address shown on reg form. That is the limit of my assistance. For all other questions, email Tombstone Mary: [email protected] She has a system that works and I don't want to foul (or fowl either) it up!
  2. Texas State Cowboy Championship - Comancheria Days 2018

    Great1 And did your bride sign up too?
  3. Cowboys and cowgirls, the Texas State SASS Cowboy Championship, for 2018 also known as Comancheria Days 2018, is hosted by the Texican Rangers on April 12-15, 2018 on Stieler Ranch near Fredericksburg Texas. Details here: The match is half subscribed, limited to 285 shooters. The Wild Bunch side match is half-subscribed, limited to 60 shooters. If you want some good shooting, good eating, and good company hurry along with your registration!
  4. 0412-0415 2018 Texas State Match Comancheria Days 2018

    28 registered, 60 shooters max! Send'em in.
  5. 0412-0415 2018 Texas State Match Comancheria Days 2018

    If'n you're planning to shoot the Wild Bunch Side Match, please hurry along your registration as that side match fills quickly!
  6. The Texican Rangers host Comancheria Days 2018 from April 12 to April 15, 2018. This is the Texas State SASS Cowboy Championship, located on historic Stieler Ranch in Comfort Texas, just 12 miles south of Fredericksburg. A full day of side matches are shot on Thursday April 12 including Wild Bunch, Plainsman, Bolt Action Military Rifle, Long Range, and the world famous Blazing Saddles. Friday April 13 and Saturday April 14 are main match days, five stages morning and afternoon. Friday night is the pot luck banquet, Saturday night is the awards banquet. Sunday includes Cowboy Church and Master Gunfighter. For those needing certification for Range Officer 1 and 2 and Wild Bunch Range Officer, those classes are conducted on Wednesday April 11. Schedule of Events, registration form, other info: http://texicanrangers.org/comancheria-days/ By email contact Tombstone Mary at [email protected] Send that registration in now! The match is about half subscribed already. Registrations are limited to the first 285 applications.
  7. Nueces Ranger Passes

    Nueces Ranger (aka Steve Bennett) of New Braunfels Texas passed away on December 11, 2017. No nicer cowboy ever played this game. He will be missed by members of several clubs in south central Texas including the Texican Rangers. http://herald-zeitung.com/obituaries/article_478c5cca-e11c-11e7-b210-83ba0803f4e2.html

    Doc, keep an eye on Dusty Boddams. If he puts a BAM rifle in your hands and says shoot, you will be infected with the BAMM Bug He alone is responsible for causing TX and OK shooters to purchase more than 30 BAM rifles, probably closer to 50!
  9. Wild Bunch even wilder

    Abe, after reading your comment I read the rules again and did a search for 'tactical'. That word was found only the the Glossary of Terms. I didn't find that tactical reloads were permitted, only that they were NOT prohibited. Which is to say that they are permitted. What would be the situation where a tactical reload be advantageous?
  10. Where can i buy some Wild Bunch clothing ?

    Larabee, don't let the lack of WB costume stop you from shooting a WB match. Dress as cowboy and blast away!
  11. Wild Bunch even wilder

    Totes, I'm looking forward to 7 round loads in the magazines!. How did y'all design the rifle scenarios? 7 round loads too?
  12. Worst reloading horror story.

    My capable assistant and I had been loading 30-06 with IMR4064 on a Redding T7. When that run was finished, one of us dumped the 4064 into the jug of IMR 4064 or so it was thought. The next loading session was 45 acp for the LA State WB match so I ran 400 rounds of 45 acp with Trail Boss on the 550B. During the match, my 45 acp demonstrated some variance in velocity, and sometimes the slide on the 1911 didn't lock back on empty. Twice I moved to the next shooting position with the slide forward, earned a SDQ and then a MDQ. Back at home I played detective looking for the problem, checking magazines, pulled cartridges apart, checking weight, shooting some more of those rounds at the local gun club, could not isolate the problem. Later I loaded up the powder dispenser in the 550B with Trail Boss to load up some more 45 acp, just happened to notice some black grains of powder mixed in with the Trail Boss. In some sections of the powder column, the TB was clean, other parts had maybe 5% black grains max. I emptied the hopper, looked at those black grains, saw that they were extruded grains. I poured out some powder from the jug of Trail Boss, and sure enough there were MORE grains of extruded powder mixed with the TB. Recalling the previous loading sessions, I realized that either my assistant or I emptied IMR 4064 from the Redding powder measure into the jug of Trail Boss, contaminated the Trail Boss and then used the Trail Boss to load 45 acp for the State Match. Even though I only have one powder bottle on the bench at the time, somebody grabbed the wrong powder jug from beneath the bench. My safety glasses used during reloading weren’t bifocals and the powder wasn’t in clear focus. I have since fixed that problem, and now look closely at the powder every time it’s handled. The amount of contamination by the 4064 was relatively small, never more than 5% but only a few grains of 4064 were required to effect the performance of the Trail Boss.
  13. Powder for .45-70

    There is difference in felt recoil between Trail Boss and most other powders. TB feels softer, even though it's a fast powder. I use it in all cowboy loads for 38Sp, 44Sp, 45 Cowboy Sp, and 45LC, including 45 acp; and a 45-70 trapdoor for targets at and under 100 yds. Also in 7.5x55 Swiss. For other reduced loads in other military rifles, IMR 4064 and Alliant 2400 (carefully), sometimes Red Dot. For 9mm and 40 S&W, Clays, Power Pistol, or Bullseye, some Titegroup for Super 38. Probably should have settled on Unique for pistols and may life simple (and cheaper). The collection of powder is looking like the collection of bore cleaners.
  14. Bad Hand has passed

    Bad Hand (aka John Fifield), 24260 Life and a member of the Texican Rangers, has passed away Monday, January 16, 2017. Ride tall, Cowboy! http://www.carolinacremation.com/obituary/john-michael-fifield-salisbury