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Ripp
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Re: Colt Single Action Army-- 45 Colt Caliber [Re: Ripp]
      #340750 - 05/05/20 12:45 AM

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Ripp, congratulations on your purchase, this is a very nice Colt that along with the Winchester 71 suits very well your new rancher lifestyle; do you also already have a full-size poster of The Duke in your home office ? By the way, please forgive this easy joke; I like a lot your SAA and I am a great fan of John Wayne!
Louis




Indeed..

The movie "THE SHOOTIST" was one of my all time favorites with John Wayne.. All time classic. Another is "UNFORGIVEN" with Clint Eastwood.. or "OPEN RANGE" ..Kevin Costner..

I grew up on a farm/ranch.. so this is not unfamiliar to me.. we branded, vaccinated, etc 153 cow/calf pairs yesterday.. was a long day.. but that is done..

In terms of the Colt..thank you ..I did pick up a Ruger Vaquero as a truck handgun --just to plink with at the ranch.. have a pretty nice little handgun course set up..will try to take some pics this week and post..

Hope all is well with you and your family over there amongst this craziness..

Take care




Pistol range I set up per our discussion..Its a start..
20200502_202634 by A Hoffart, on Flickr

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Re: Colt Single Action Army-- 45 Colt Caliber [Re: Ripp]
      #340754 - 05/05/20 02:31 AM

Shooting steel is a blast, even with a wheel gun!

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Re: Colt Single Action Army-- 45 Colt Caliber [Re: Daryl_S]
      #340757 - 05/05/20 08:00 AM

Next thing Ripp you'll be doing duels with 'El Gringo'!
Good to see it's not all work at present & you're having a bit of fun.
Good choice in movies by the way


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Re: Colt Single Action Army-- 45 Colt Caliber [Re: 93x64mm]
      #340767 - 05/05/20 11:08 AM

IF I had a handgun, I don't have one yet but am licensed, I don't believe I can't even setup a home range like that myself. Even though we used to have local police practising on our land in an old quarry years ago.

I was reading the new guidleines for the opening of shooting ranges here and it mentioned group A included "home ranges". I sarcastically mentioned does this include handguns ... who on Earth am I harming if I setup a similar little range for plinking fun? Especially when my club is still closed by stupid un-necessary laws?

Of course I CAN do it with a shotgun, or rifle, but not a handgun.

Enough negative ranting.

Good stuff Ripp, have fun. I am sure you will be practising quick draw shooting from the hip.

I like to use orange clays as target for quick shooting. Satisfying when one blows them up.

I've also a big steel gong target given to me by a fellow shooter who worked at Lightforce. I gifted him some wine in return. Also satisfying for quick shooting.

Your knockdown targets as well, cool.

I'm envious. Six gun play at the home range.

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Re: Colt Single Action Army-- 45 Colt Caliber [Re: NitroX]
      #340783 - 05/05/20 02:03 PM

We don't get to do that legally either, John. I'd expect that farmers or farmer's kids with Restricted P.A.L.'s
likely shoot on their own land, however those (licensed farm kids) might not be plentiful.
I would if I owned acreage.

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Ripp
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Re: Colt Single Action Army-- 45 Colt Caliber [Re: Daryl_S]
      #340793 - 05/05/20 11:10 PM

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We don't get to do that legally either, John. I'd expect that farmers or farmer's kids with Restricted P.A.L.'s
likely shoot on their own land, however those (licensed farm kids) might not be plentiful.
I would if I owned acreage.




THOSE comments make me realize how good we really have it here in terms of gun laws.. You don't get to shoot on your own land?? WTF??? Don't really want to get into another political rant, but that is some serious BS right there...

I was coming back from eastern Montana several years ago, early cold morning.. coyote was running on the other side of the interstate.. I whipped down the ditch across the oncoming two lanes of the interstate.. parked in the ditch on the other side, hopped out with my rifle and hammered him... granted that was illegal, but, several vehicles went by as I did that.. no one said a word.. Gotta love Montana..

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Marrakai
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Re: Colt Single Action Army-- 45 Colt Caliber [Re: Ripp]
      #340810 - 06/05/20 10:03 AM

Ripp:
In Australia that's for handguns only: they are tightly regulated here compared with longarms.

Some jurisdictions here may require a minimum-size property for justification of the genuine reason to apply for a shooters licence, all necessary since the post-Port Arthur sh!tstorm, but for most of us a simple hoop to jump through.

In many ways we have it easier than you guys:
no hunting licences, tags, bag limits or seasons for pigs, goats, deer, buffalo etc. With property access, we just get stuck into it anytime we like. All good.

We do have a hunting season actually:
1st January to 31st December!

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Ripp
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Re: Colt Single Action Army-- 45 Colt Caliber [Re: Marrakai]
      #340824 - 06/05/20 11:58 PM

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Ripp:
In Australia that's for handguns only: they are tightly regulated here compared with longarms.

Some jurisdictions here may require a minimum-size property for justification of the genuine reason to apply for a shooters licence, all necessary since the post-Port Arthur sh!tstorm, but for most of us a simple hoop to jump through.

In many ways we have it easier than you guys:
no hunting licences, tags, bag limits or seasons for pigs, goats, deer, buffalo etc. With property access, we just get stuck into it anytime we like. All good.

We do have a hunting season actually:
1st January to 31st December!




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Thank you for that explanation.. and yes, in terms of hunting licenses you certainly seem to have a more liberal (hate that word) hunting season..

I was thinking more of what was posted in terms of what is and is not permissible around the world anymore when it comes to firearms. Canada, just in the last week, made dozens of firearms illegal as well.. It seems governments around the world are certainly concerned about what is and is not acceptable for their civilian populations to have.. I find that troubling.. Seriously, what is the harm in having a target range?? Will one of the plates run after someone and kill them?? It all seems very odd to me and way to restrictive on personal rights. Guess its similar to what you feel about hunting seasons??

In the meantime, keep hunting I guess..

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Re: Colt Single Action Army-- 45 Colt Caliber [Re: Ripp]
      #340878 - 08/05/20 07:43 PM

G'Day Fella's,

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Donuts!

Good to see Ripp and Very Nice indeed!
If your reloading for it Alliant brand "Unique" powder, is close to being, The Best powder for the .45 Colt.

You'll need a 1892 now, to go with it.

Avagreatweekendeh!
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Re: Colt Single Action Army-- 45 Colt Caliber [Re: Homer]
      #340885 - 09/05/20 02:44 AM

Pedersoli makes a nice '73 in .45 Colt, as well as a couple really nice Colt Lightnings in both carbine and rifle lengths. My bro has the carbine Ped. Colt Lightning. Really nice rifle to shoot.
I think he uses 5744 and Tin Star for powders in both for cowboy action loads.
For medium power loads, Unique is a good one, for sure.

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szihn
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Re: Colt Single Action Army-- 45 Colt Caliber [Re: Daryl_S]
      #341051 - 13/05/20 12:48 AM

ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh the SAA.

I think thye are "pure class".

I have owned 2 in my life. My 1st was when I was 15 years old and it was a 1st generation black powder SAA made in 1881. It was beat up and way out of time but that's why I got it for a price a 15 year old could afford. I spent time and a bit more money and under the watchful eye of our neighbor I restored it to 100%function condition with perfect timing. The neighbor was the head of restorations for the State Museum system at the time, so he was "the man" when it came to doing such work.

My 2nd SAA was a 44 Special, 3rd generation I got when I was still in the Marines. I had to bend the front sight a bit to the left to get it to shoot to point of aim, but once done it would fire 6 shots into a target the size of a 50 cent piece at 20 years. I killed a bunch of varmints and 2 deer with that gun.
I no longer have either one. I sold them at times in my life when money was needed.
But a nice SAA is a dream gun I am sure you'll enjoy it a great deal.

Oh..................try 8 grains of Unique and a 260 grain keith bullet. I had a S&W M25-5 in 45 colt that was REAL accurate with that load.

In my 1st Gen SAA I simply used a case full of black powder compressed about 1/8" under the same 260 grain bullet but used black powder lube with that load.

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Re: Colt Single Action Army-- 45 Colt Caliber [Re: szihn]
      #341053 - 13/05/20 01:59 AM

Another good load is 10gr. Unique and the 200gr. Speer flying ashtray. 1,000fps and pretty good smack. That is the load my
bro had in his New Service Colt that he packed as an RCMP Const. in the 70's. That one shot to the sights. We were a bit roughshod, then, according to the "rules".

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szihn
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Re: Colt Single Action Army-- 45 Colt Caliber [Re: Daryl_S]
      #341067 - 13/05/20 11:21 AM

Great sadness upon us Daryl but Speer discontinued the 200 Gr Flying ashtray a few years ago.
But 10 Grains of Unique will work with other 200 grain bullets too.


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Re: Colt Single Action Army-- 45 Colt Caliber [Re: szihn]
      #341068 - 13/05/20 11:39 AM

Steve do you still know anyone who is involved with that museum?

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Re: Colt Single Action Army-- 45 Colt Caliber [Re: tinker]
      #341070 - 13/05/20 01:31 PM

The Cody Museum?
Not any more. I did, but sadly he's passed on a few years back.

What do you have in mind?


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Re: Colt Single Action Army-- 45 Colt Caliber [Re: szihn]
      #341071 - 13/05/20 01:33 PM

Or were you speaking of the Nevada State Museum? Don knows the man but he's retired now. He and I used to house-sit for him at times, and would go hunting from that house in the winter. Had a dog named Pete. Ask Don. He's tell you about him.

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Re: Colt Single Action Army-- 45 Colt Caliber [Re: szihn]
      #341073 - 13/05/20 03:27 PM

I will do that - yes I was referring to the museum in Carson City

I'll probably see Don tomorrow.


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