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The Wild Bunch Wire / WBAS RO Class at EoT
« Last post by J. Frank Norfleet on May 07, 2018, 03:34:05 PM »
There will be a Wild Bunch RO class at End of Trail. The class will be held from 9:00 to 4:00, in the Happy Jack Saloon on Wednesday, June 20. The first thing you need to do is to download and study the most recent Wild Bunch Shooters Handbook. We may not cover all the exam questions in the presentation. YOU have been warned. Study it, the class will go much smoother.

Bring your copy of the handbook, materials for writing notes, snacks, water and etc. The cost of the class will be $10.

Sign up by emailing me at [email protected]
Wild Bunch Rules Forum / Re: Lessons learned from WR?
« Last post by Allie Mo on May 07, 2018, 02:46:30 PM »
Hi Folks,

I just saw this thread. See my thread on Tactical Reloads. It seems, like Happy Jack said, TRs may be allowed and safe; but are not always an advantage.

I didn't try it as I hadn't practiced it. However, several more experienced shooters than I tried it and were not very successful (meaning without an oops by the shooters or the counters). I saw shooters miscount and get a P, miscount and leave a live round in a magazine, AD, and move with the slide forward. Not only that, the pause between shot 6 and 7 confused the spotters. So, I think I will use the KISS method and not attempt TRs.


Wild Bunch Matches / GA State Champ Wild Bunch Match? Round Count?
« Last post by Rolan_Kraps on May 07, 2018, 08:22:28 AM »
Can anyone tell me what the round count will be for the GA State 4 stage match?  All this "load to 7 in the mag" has me wondering how many we'll need.  Thanks.

Wild Bunch Rules Forum / Re: Tactical Reloads
« Last post by Tully Mars on May 07, 2018, 07:04:27 AM »
There was a lot of confusion regarding TR's, shooters, counters and TO's. You did an awesome job staying on top of it as a spotter and suck to your guns when you were right and everyone else was not.

Happy Jack,
Tactical reloads are not unsafe and are a good thing to know how to do. However we had one AD during a TR at the state match and others moved with the slide forward and a round in the chamber. I still contend that the proximity of the spotters, brass pickers, TO's and others makes it more likely an accident will occur. Yes that could have happened anytime before the TR were allowed, but it's more likely now. I can think of many instances in WB of folks being swept with the 1911 and the slide locked back, how far of a stretch is it for a shooter to do a TR, lose count and move, sweep someone and have an AD?

I don't want to sound like chicken little, but I have my concerns. If we were moving down range away from the spotters, TO's and others I wouldn't be as concerned, but that's just not practical.

The results of the Wild Bunch match are posted on the website now.
Reloading for Wild Bunch / Re: WinClean 244 Powder
« Last post by Garrison Joe on April 30, 2018, 07:26:37 AM »
Brand new.  Limited loading data.  Now posted in Hodgdon's burn rate chart (wasn't last week) as being between 231 and Unique.  Hodgdon has some .45 Auto loading data for the 200 grain lead bullet - the low end of their recommended range is 176 power factor.   And 230 grain also has low end of 175.  That hints it is not going to be real good if you only want to make 160 PF.  It will have to be tested, and PROVEN consistent, below their minimums to be very popular with WB shooters.
If you are getting powder residue with WST, you are loading wrong.  I have nothing left in 1911 or rifle barrel, and only a little "BULLET grease" blowback, which I expect with conventional lube bullets.    I would not expect 244 to be cleaner than the much faster WST!  It might be slightly less sharp recoil, though.

Good luck, GJ
Reloading for Wild Bunch / WinClean 244 Powder
« Last post by Grouchy Spike on April 30, 2018, 04:16:03 AM »
Has anyone tried this powder? Rumor has it that it is a reformulated 231 with additives to reduce copper fouling.  Maybe even fowling too.  I would be interested in the powder residue compared to WST.
The Wild Bunch Wire / Re: Question on costuming period?
« Last post by lostvaquero on April 28, 2018, 08:31:13 PM »
As mentioned WB has less emphasis on costuming.  In a lot of the west though the clock turned from nineteenth to twentieth century it was not nuch more than a date.

Technically while cowboy/ranch wear and preWW1 military, I think any late Victorian to Edwardian clothing would be alright.  For reference the Titanic sank in 1912 which gives you an idea of roughly non Western clothing in about the same time frame.
Wild Bunch Matches / Duel in the Desert
« Last post by lostvaquero on April 28, 2018, 08:22:12 PM »
Memorial Day weekend sponsored by Old Peublo Shootists Association.
Two days of cowboy and then a day of Wild Bunch matches.
You can sign up for either or both.
Applications on OPSA web site.

Stages are going to be by Mr. August West for WB so fun and challenging.

Come one come all a d have a great time!!
The Wild Bunch Wire / Magazines on sale
« Last post by UnionJack on April 27, 2018, 12:56:33 PM »
Ed Brown Customs are having a sale on their 7 round magazines . The 2 packs are $29.99   These are the best magazines I have ever used ,totally reliable (until  you step on them a few times).
Anyhoo ,that is a pretty screaming deal in my opinion and I wanted to pass it on.
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