HuntingNut
HuntingNut
   Login or Register
HomeCommunity ForumsPhoto AlbumsRegister
     
 

User Info

Welcome Anonymous


Membership:
Latest: neckfred
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 0
Overall: 12782

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 145
BOT: 2
Total: 147
Who Is Where:
 Visitors:
01: Forums
02: News
03: Forums
04: Forums
05: Home
06: PointBlank Ballistics
07: Forums
08: Forums
09: Forums
10: Forums
11: Forums
12: Home
13: Your Account
14: Forums
15: Forums
16: Forums
17: Forums
18: Forums
19: Forums
20: Forums
21: Home
22: Forums
23: Home
24: Forums
25: Forums
26: Forums
27: News
28: Forums
29: Home
30: Forums
31: Forums
32: Forums
33: Forums
34: Home
35: Your Account
36: Forums
37: Forums
38: Forums
39: Home
40: Forums
41: Forums
42: Forums
43: Forums
44: Forums
45: Forums
46: Forums
47: Forums
48: Forums
49: Forums
50: Home
51: Home
52: Home
53: Forums
54: Forums
55: Forums
56: Forums
57: Forums
58: Forums
59: Forums
60: Forums
61: Home
62: Home
63: Home
64: Home
65: Forums
66: Forums
67: Forums
68: Forums
69: Forums
70: Forums
71: Forums
72: Forums
73: Forums
74: Forums
75: Forums
76: Forums
77: News
78: Forums
79: Forums
80: Forums
81: Forums
82: Home
83: Forums
84: Forums
85: Your Account
86: Forums
87: Forums
88: Forums
89: Home
90: Forums
91: Forums
92: Forums
93: Forums
94: Forums
95: Forums
96: Photo Albums
97: Home
98: Home
99: Photo Albums
100: Photo Albums
101: Forums
102: Home
103: Home
104: Your Account
105: Your Account
106: Photo Albums
107: Home
108: Forums
109: Your Account
110: Your Account
111: Forums
112: Forums
113: Forums
114: Statistics
115: Your Account
116: Forums
117: Forums
118: Photo Albums
119: Home
120: Forums
121: Forums
122: Forums
123: Forums
124: Home
125: Forums
126: Forums
127: Forums
128: Photo Albums
129: Forums
130: Forums
131: Forums
132: Home
133: Home
134: Forums
135: Forums
136: Home
137: Forums
138: Forums
139: Home
140: Forums
141: Forums
142: Forums
143: Forums
144: Forums
145: Forums
  BOT:
01: Forums
02: Your Account

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!
 

Coppermine Stats
Photo Albums
 Albums: 307
 Pictures: 2392
  · Views: 620170
  · Votes: 1312
  · Comments: 86
 

Support our Advertisers

Cowboy Action Questions
Discussions related to Guns and Firearms

View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
BigPaul
Rookie Member
Rookie Member


Joined: Dec 10, 2009
Posts: 8

PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2010 1:42 pm    Post subject: Cowboy Action Questions Reply with quote

Ok guys and Gals, I have a couple questions. I am going to jump in to CAS and want opinions on barrel length and bullet type. I have 2 guns on hold. both Uberti's one is 4 3/4 barrel and one 5 1/2. I am leaning towards the 4 3/4 due to the feel. It just points natural for me. I am a very good "point" shooter and rarely use sights out to 25 yards. Will the shorter barrel be a handicap or is it common. Second question is about bullet. I reload everything and cast several types. What is a good bullet for this type of Shooting. Thanks guys.
Back to top
View user's profile
Pumpkinslinger
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Sep 22, 2007
Posts: 4617
Location: NC foothills

PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2010 5:08 pm    Post subject: Re: Cowboy Action Questions Reply with quote

I used to shoot a lot of CAS before this job took away my life. Most CAS shooting is relatively close up so the short barrel should be fine. I used a 4.5" and a 7" Vaquero and the longer barrel can slow you down drawing. If I get active again I'd stay with a 5.5" or less. You do know that you'll need two handguns, right? Ruger sells a matched set of New Vaqueros specifically for CAS ...

I suggest that you use the same load in your handguns and rifle and for this reason I always used round nose bullets. Sometimes a semiwadcutter would hang up in my rifle (Marlin). I'd optimize the load for the rifle and then make sure it shot OK in the handguns.

I shoot .45 Colt but, if I was starting from scratch, I'd go with the .357 Mag/.38 Special. A bit cheaper and less recoil. I'd use .357 Mag brass and load some mild stuff, keeping within SASS rules.

Keep us posted on what you decide on!

_________________
Mike

"I ain't no better than anybody else, and there ain't nobody better than me!" Ma Kettle
Back to top
View user's profile AIM Address Yahoo Messenger Photo Gallery
Donut Slayer
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Jun 27, 2007
Posts: 594
Location: Pensacola, Florida

PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2010 6:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Cowboy Action Questions Reply with quote

I've heard, maybe pumpkinslinger can correct me if i'm wrong, but heavy bullets will knock over the plates better. I mean heavy bullets will shoot thru sticks and twiggs better right pumpkinslinger???? Shocked Shocked Shocked (just picking at you)

_________________
Browning X-Bolt in 30'06. The work for a pet load starts again. Wink The more people I meet, the more I like my dog.
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail
slimjim
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: May 16, 2009
Posts: 8006
Location: Fort Worth TX

PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2010 6:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Cowboy Action Questions Reply with quote

Donut Slayer wrote:
heavy bullets will shoot thru sticks and twiggs better right pumpkinslinger?

Oouch!
Back to top
View user's profile
Pumpkinslinger
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Sep 22, 2007
Posts: 4617
Location: NC foothills

PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2010 10:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Cowboy Action Questions Reply with quote

LOL! Well, 139 grain SSTs from a .280 won't shoot through sticks and kill deer on the other side...

As for knocking over plates... Most of the targets I shot in CAS were hanging plates anyway, nothing to knock down. We did do a "Custer's Last Stand" stage once where a team of three shooters had to knock over 30 bowling pins as fast as possible with the rifles. That was (excuse the pun) a real blast!

_________________
Mike

"I ain't no better than anybody else, and there ain't nobody better than me!" Ma Kettle
Back to top
View user's profile AIM Address Yahoo Messenger Photo Gallery
slimjim
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: May 16, 2009
Posts: 8006
Location: Fort Worth TX

PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 2:22 am    Post subject: Re: Cowboy Action Questions Reply with quote

Pumpkinslinger wrote:
We did do a "Custer's Last Stand" stage once where a team of three shooters had to knock over 30 bowling pins as fast as possible with the rifles.

That sounds like it involves some reloading. What were the tricks to faster times?
Back to top
View user's profile
stovepipe
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Sep 25, 2008
Posts: 4877
Location: Pine, Az.

PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 9:19 am    Post subject: Re: Cowboy Action Questions Reply with quote

Gun- too personal for me to recomend. Only you can answer that question by "feel". I like short barrels for fast shooting. Them Beretta/Uberti's are some fine fine pistols.

Bullets- soft lead ONLY, heavy and SLOW. Very slow to allow follow up and keep splat down and they WILL chrony your loads (I hear) if they suspect too hot so, be prepared for that. The action is really close so....

Getta ton of ideas here...

www.sassnet.com/

"The minimum standard for center-fire smokeless ammunition used in all SASS matches
State, Regional, National, International, and World Championship Competitions is not less
than a minimum power factor of 60 and no velocity may be less than 400 fps. The maximum
velocity standard for revolvers is 1000 fps. The maximum velocity standard for rifles is 1400
fps. Pocket pistols, derringers, and long-range rifles are exempt from the power factor and
velocity requirements."
Back to top
View user's profile
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index » Gun & Firearm Discussions
Page 1 of 1
All times are GMT - 7 Hours



Jump to:  


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Advertisements
 


Valid CSS! Valid HTML 4.01!
Click to check if this page is realy HTML 4.01 compliant for speed :)

All logos and trademarks in this site are property of HuntingNut.com.
The comments are property of their posters, all the rest © 2011 by HuntingNut.com
Interactive software released under GNU GPL, Code Credits, Privacy Policy

.: Upgraded to DragonFly 9.2 by Dizfunkshunal :.