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Old July 15, 2013, 07:22 PM   #1
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Revolver Shooting Box & Stand

On other forums guys are posting pics of their shooting box's . Here's mine. It's
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Old July 15, 2013, 08:20 PM   #2
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I especially like your wider loading stand. Plenty of room for range rod, etc.


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Old July 15, 2013, 11:35 PM   #3
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I like the stand, I don't use one personally, but one that large may convert me..

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Old July 16, 2013, 03:27 AM   #4
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Luv your setup. You are prepared with tools and extra bolt springs and cylinder pawls (hands) and whatever you might need to fix a problem in any range outing. I use a toolbox with one top section like yours that tilts back with a clear lid so I can easily see everything in that top tilt back section that tilts back but stays horizontal like yours do, then have bigger tools and other things in the tool box bottom. Same idea as yours. Luv your stand too. Nice and wide. Didn't see a separate cylinder loader. Do you use one of those or just load with the cylinder in the revolver?

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Old July 17, 2013, 06:14 AM   #5
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Do they let you scoop powder out of an open container at Friendship? I thought they had a rule about powder being in a container with a valve or closeable spout, or does putting a lid back on the plastic bowl after loading satisfy that rule.
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Old July 17, 2013, 08:39 AM   #6
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You are correct. Phil uses a can with a spring loaded cover on the line at Friendship.

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Old July 17, 2013, 09:04 AM   #7
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Very nice.
Has anyone investigated how the folks did it, back in the BP days?
What did Wild Bill Hickock use, for instance?
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Old July 17, 2013, 09:40 AM   #8
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I use tackle boxs also. I have one for handguns, one for rifles, and one for shotguns. Keeping everything separated makes it a lot simpler for cleaning components, and at the range
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Old July 17, 2013, 02:24 PM   #9
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Bill A, I have a cylinder loader but in competition at Friendship I only load one
chamber, fire it, then load again for all 10 shots in a match. I find it just as
easy to use the loading rod on the gun. This keeps the revolver the same
weight shot to shot. If I was to load 5 chambers, by the time I fired the 5th
shot the revolver would be a lot lighter. Recoil would be different. The shot
would go higher on the target. I have enough to worry about as is. Don't need
a gun that gets lighter after every shot.

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