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Old January 27th, 2020, 09:02 AM   #1
 
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Big Iron Needs To Eat!

It's a cold and wet day today. I opened the gun safe to wipe down some handguns and my stainless Vaquero drew my attention. I haven't shot it since last summer, as it isn't something I take hunting with me. I decided to reload some .45 Colt to have on hand for the next sunny day that I'm off. I loaded up 70 pieces of once fired brass and now I'm really looking forward to emptying them again. Hopefully Thursday I will be slinging big lead slugs downrange.
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Beautiful piece. Really like those grips.
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Beautiful piece. Really like those grips.
Thanks! The grips are Fiddle- back Maple from Chigs.
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Nice setup! What bullets are you using?
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Nice setup! What bullets are you using?
The first photo shows the box of bullets. Missouri Bullet Co. 250gr RNFP with a Brinnel hardness rating of 12. They call it Cowboy #1.
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Thanks! The grips are Fiddle- back Maple from Chigs.
I have no idea what that all means. But they are purty.
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Great looking gun the grips are beautiful. What powder and charge are you using?
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Sounds like a good choice to me . I get sort of restless when I haven't shot some .45 Colt after awhile .
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Thanks! The grips are Fiddle- back Maple from Chigs.
I have no idea what that all means. But they are purty. <img src="https://rugerforum.net/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" />
Chigs Grips made them. The type of Maple they are made from has the tiger stripe figure commonly used in violin construction.
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Great looking gun the grips are beautiful. What powder and charge are you using?
A charge of Blue Dot as listed in the data sheet packed with the Lee dies. I haven't tested them yet but will update when I do.
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Sounds like a good choice to me <img src="https://rugerforum.net/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" /> . I get sort of restless when I haven't shot some .45 Colt after awhile <img src="https://rugerforum.net/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" /> .
The struggle is real! I hope that I can scratch the itch soon.&#x1f609;
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So true. This one was jealous because his little brother (my Vaquero birdshead) goes with me more often. The birdie is an easy carrying camp gun. It and my 3" S&W M65LS .357 alternate trips in that role.
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NG....Nice set up you have there, who and what on the knife.

I had some brass and bullets delivered to my Brothers house, he who has all the top drawer loading equipment. My Niece beat me to the draw, loaded them up and took them to Kennesaw. Said she would be back with the empties by the weekend.
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NG....Nice set up you have there, who and what on the knife.

I had some brass and bullets delivered to my Brothers house, he who has all the top drawer loading equipment. My Niece beat me to the draw, loaded them up and took them to Kennesaw. Said she would be back with the empties by the weekend.
That niece strikes again! I said she seems like a very smart young woman, and she's proven it by absconding with your ammunition. I mean, she's just borrowing the cases short term. You'll get them back...just minus the consumables like primers, powder, and projectiles.
The knife is an Uncle Henry by Schrade. It came in a gift tin.
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