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Old May 18, 2013, 08:14 PM   #1
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saved by cap & ball

I shoot smokeless for cowboy action, but today a broken cylinder stop spring put my Colt out of action.
For the first time I had my 1860 and 1858 with me, so I finished the last 2 stages with my cap and ball pistols. That winter practice with them helped me not miss!
I have loaded bp for shotgun and rifle, maybe I will come completely over to the dark side!
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Old May 18, 2013, 08:24 PM   #2
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I still shoot smokeless, but the call of the front loaders definitely won me over years ago.
I burn waaaay more "smoky" than "non-smoky."
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Old May 20, 2013, 04:04 AM   #3
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Are there Wolf springs in your future?
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Old May 20, 2013, 05:37 PM   #4
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do you suggest Wolf flat or the wire ones?
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Old May 20, 2013, 06:09 PM   #5
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Wire. You do realize of course you could have swapped out the spring from the Colt C&B into the cartridge gun.
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Old May 20, 2013, 09:05 PM   #6
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The purist in me would stick with flat springs, but if wanting to shoot fast, well then, wire.

So obvious Hawg I woulda never thought of that, well, I didn't think of that!
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Old May 21, 2013, 07:00 PM   #7
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Thought so Hawg, but didn't think I wanted to take 2 guns apart between SASS stages.
Think I will get at least 1 of each, sure it wouldn't be a bad thing to take a spare to shoots for me or to lend.

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