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Old September 15, 2012, 09:52 AM   #1
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Just curious

Why is cowboy action shooting in with Black Powder instead of being included in Competitive Shooting?
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Old September 15, 2012, 10:09 AM   #2
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I guess because a lot of action shooters use bp. Why, scared you're gonna get sumthin on ya?
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Old September 15, 2012, 10:37 AM   #3
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Well Hog, since 85% of CAS uses smokeless powder in varying amounts, I believe your assertion is inaccurate.
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Old September 15, 2012, 11:29 AM   #4
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You see a lot of skeet, trap, and sporting clays discussed in the shotguns forum too.
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Old September 15, 2012, 11:31 AM   #5
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I believe your assertion is inaccurate.
Wouldn't be the first time.
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Old September 15, 2012, 06:46 PM   #6
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At least Cowboy Action Shooting doesn't get lost in a forum dominated by shooting sports using semi auto modern firearms.
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Old September 16, 2012, 06:43 AM   #7
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"Why is cowboy action shooting in with Black Powder instead of being included in Competitive Shooting?"

If I remember correctly, I'm actually partially responsible for that.

Years and years ago we didn't have a Cowboy Action board.

With the growing popularity of the sport, though, the owner, Rich Lucibella, decided to add one, but he wasn't sure whether he wanted to add a stand alone forum, or whether he wanted to pair it.

I (and possibly others) suggested pairing it with the Black Powder forum for a number of reasons:

1. The Cowboy Action genre seeks to recreate or emulate activities that mainly took part in the black powder era.

2. The BP forum is a general forum, discussion all aspects BP, including rifles, shotguns, handguns, etc. That also fits in with Cowboy Action shooting, in which rifles, shotguns, and handguns are used.

3. Many Cowboy Action shooters load, at least in part, black powder for added authenticity.

4. And, personally, I wanted those stinky charcoal burners out of my Revolver forum.

There you have it.
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Old September 16, 2012, 06:45 AM   #8
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"I guess because a lot of action shooters use bp. Why, scared you're gonna get sumthin on ya?"

"Well Hog, since 85% of CAS uses smokeless powder in varying amounts, I believe your assertion is inaccurate."

Well, what's 15% of a lot? Could it, in fact, be a lot?
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Old September 16, 2012, 08:22 AM   #9
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Well, what's 15% of a lot? Could it, in fact, be a lot?
It would be quite a few.
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Old September 16, 2012, 04:30 PM   #10
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Wouldn't be no fun without all that smoke in the air and that stinky poot smell to go alone with it.
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Old September 16, 2012, 05:52 PM   #11
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All the CAS shooters using smokeless cartridges are just bp wannabees.

The GUNS are designed to replicate guns that originally used bp, either with a percussion cap or in a cartridge. They're only using smokeless now so they don't have to clean their guns afterwords.
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