Some Folks Think

Welcome to the Leverguns.Com Forum. This is a high-class place so act respectable. We discuss most anything here ... politely.

Moderators: Hobie, AmBraCol

Forum rules
Welcome to the Leverguns.Com General Discussions Forum. This is a high-class place so act respectable. We discuss most anything here other than politics... politely.

Please post political post in the new Politics forum.
Post Reply
User avatar
Griff
Posting leader...
Posts: 18894
Joined: Sat Mar 31, 2007 4:56 pm
Location: OH MY GAWD they installed a STOP light!!!

Some Folks Think

Post by Griff »

Cowboy Action Shooting is all about speed... I think it's about fun... (click on picture for video)
Image
I don't think I'm especially slow... but more like "deliberate!!!"
Griff,
SASS/CMSA #93
NRA Patron
GUSA #93

There is a fine line between hobby & obsession!
AND... I'm over it!!
No I ain't ready, but let's do it anyway!
User avatar
J Miller
Member Emeritus
Posts: 14700
Joined: Sat Mar 31, 2007 7:46 pm
Location: Not in IL no more ... :)

Re: Some Folks Think

Post by J Miller »

Hey Griff, every target has a different sound. You could play music on them with enough rounds. :mrgreen:

As far as speed, you're moving faster than I am ... :oops:
Joe
***Be sneaky, get closer, bust the cap on him when you can put the ball where it counts ;) .***
User avatar
gamekeeper
Spambot Zapper
Posts: 12705
Joined: Thu Sep 06, 2007 3:32 pm
Location: What used to be Great Britain.

Re: Some Folks Think

Post by gamekeeper »

A deliberate hit is 100% better than a very fast miss..... :D
From his weapons on the open road no man should step one pace away, you don't know for certain when you're out on the road when you might have need of your spear.
Havamal ( Viking collection of common sense )
User avatar
OldWin
Advanced Levergunner
Posts: 3949
Joined: Fri Oct 09, 2009 2:38 pm
Location: Maine

Re: Some Folks Think

Post by OldWin »

Good shootin' Griff!
You're faster than I am, buddy.
The oppressors are coming!
User avatar
Pitchy
Posting leader...
Posts: 11480
Joined: Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:15 am
Location: Minnesooooota

Re: Some Folks Think

Post by Pitchy »

Cool beans Griff, your moving faster than me too. :) 8)
Because I Can, and Have
-------------------------------------------------------------
USAF-72-76
God Bless America.
Disclaimer, not responsible for anyone copying or building anything i make.
Always consult an expert first.
3leggedturtle
Advanced Levergunner
Posts: 3385
Joined: Fri Dec 21, 2007 11:34 am
Location: north of Palacios about 1400 miles

Re: Some Folks Think

Post by 3leggedturtle »

Speed! The fastest thing at most of the cowboy shoots at my range, were the golf carts..... Sure were alot of interesting and knowledgable folks to talk with. AND 99% of them are faster than me.. Todd/3leg
30/30 Winchester: Not accurate enough fer varmints, barely adequate for small deer; BUT In a 10" to 14" barrelled pistol; is good for moose/elk to 200 yards; ground squirrels to 300 metres

I dont call it a 45 long Colt for the same reason I dont call it a 45 short Auto!
Chuck 100 yd
Advanced Levergunner
Posts: 6964
Joined: Tue Apr 03, 2007 8:52 pm
Location: Ridgefield WA. USA

Re: Some Folks Think

Post by Chuck 100 yd »

:D that’s about my speed .
M. M. Wright
Advanced Levergunner
Posts: 3892
Joined: Wed Sep 15, 2010 12:57 pm
Location: Vinita, I.T.

Re: Some Folks Think

Post by M. M. Wright »

Lookin' good Griff. Really makes me wish I could go shootin. Got the invitation to the big shoot at Branson yesterday and just groaned cause I get another knee next month. Boy, I'd like to go.
M. M. Wright, Sheriff, Green county Arkansas (1860)
Currently living my eternal life.
NRA Life
SASS
ITSASS
User avatar
Sixgun
Posting leader...
Posts: 12223
Joined: Sun Sep 16, 2007 7:17 pm
Location: S.E. Pa....Where Trump is Supported and Common Sense Rules

Re: Some Folks Think

Post by Sixgun »

Griff......your still in the "spirit of the game", unlike most folks.


Did it for years...'93?-04?.....was decent....far from the best......won a lot....a few "big" matches. I used a pair of single action Colts in 44Spl. and sometimes in 44-40.....Winchesters/Marlins in all pistol calibers with a full tube Ithaca double and a few times with this hammered monstrosity that I sold Griff. :D all guns were factory...no action jobs...etc....

Our handgun targets were usually 20-30 yards away...rifle was many times 50 - 75 yards away.....shotguns needed full loads to knock down the poppers.

Then.......it all changed....people complained ...targets became 7-15 yds.....calibers went to 32 mag or 38 Spl....shotguns used those little one inch things. I quit.-------6


Went to levergun silhouette.....old original guns with period sights and 3-5 lb triggers....then that changed.....now there's fiber optic sights, aperture front sights, 10 ounce triggers.....speciality loads for each animal....I haven't quit...yet...but not far from it.
1st Gen. Single Action Colts. Poof! Poof!

Image
User avatar
GunnyMack
Advanced Levergunner
Posts: 4963
Joined: Mon Sep 19, 2016 7:57 am
Location: Not where I want to be!

Re: Some Folks Think

Post by GunnyMack »

Six it's the same in my game- international trap. When I started shooting it in '83 you could shoot up to ounce & 1/4- then 1&1/8 then an ounce now its 24 gram (13/16), total scores means squat, AND ya gotta shoot a final shoot off with music playing! Who the phuck comes up with this pelosi!?
NUKE err I mean Boycott China- now and forever!!
User avatar
Sixgun
Posting leader...
Posts: 12223
Joined: Sun Sep 16, 2007 7:17 pm
Location: S.E. Pa....Where Trump is Supported and Common Sense Rules

Re: Some Folks Think

Post by Sixgun »

Gunny.....I'll tell ya what happens to about all of the shooting sports.....the guys who are the best cheat......they are already great but want to be greater. And it's these same mf's who watch everyone else like a hawk. I've seen it all too many times. The other "Gunny" and me were at a mess of levergun silhouette state championships and regionals and we started paying attention to the "greats".......watching them shoot animals out of sequence....wrong bank.....calling hits on spun targets......over and over.....we never called them on it because it was their clubs and we would have been f---ed with in other ways.....we just let it all go...had a good time for 11 years...and just stopped going when the fun ran out......

And of course, the "greats" were the ones who did all of the scoring....rules......telling each person where they would be starting at.....at one club, the sun rises on the right side of the range where it's shaded in the morning and as the day goes, the sun and shade follow.......funny thing......the "greats" always had the shade.

Don't mean to run them all down as we all had a good time and for the most part, fun was had by all.....it's just THEY made sure they had the edge.----6
1st Gen. Single Action Colts. Poof! Poof!

Image
User avatar
GunnyMack
Advanced Levergunner
Posts: 4963
Joined: Mon Sep 19, 2016 7:57 am
Location: Not where I want to be!

Re: Some Folks Think

Post by GunnyMack »

True but in the case of international trap the governing body made the changes in an attempt to get more spectators- ya gotta admit unless you are a shooter the target games are boring to watch.

Yes there are a few 'greats' in every sport, we had one as a regular but when the rules were enforced he stopped coming.
NUKE err I mean Boycott China- now and forever!!
Post Reply