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    The wife and i both shoot sass about 2 events a month. When you really start shooting a lot you will want to consider reloading. We both shoot the 1894 Marlin rifle and the only problem with it is you lose a lot of brass because it ejects out the side in a forward direction. You want lose as much with the winchester but with the marlin you also wont have hot brass down your shirt at times.


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    the Marlin 1894 is one I've been looking at online.

    As far as reloading, I figure that's a must, not that primers and such are any easier to find than loaded ammo.
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    If you haven't already, you need to go to the SASS Wire Forums. Tons of discussion.

    Instead of spewing forth the same information, here are a few threads on DC concerning CAS:

    http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...gunnin-ii.html

    http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...oy-gunnin.html

    http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...questions.html

    http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...tyle-pics.html

    http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...questions.html

    http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...oy-action.html

    and if you have time, you can check out my web pages also (in my sig line).

    Have fun.

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    thanks for the links Hoss, I started with your website and got sidetracked in the carts.
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    Hoss, agian, thanks for the links, just got done reading them all.

    I think I've made up my mind...almost....sorta

    Pistols - Ruger Vaquero SS, I'll replace the grips with some I make for them

    Rifle - Marlin 1894 Cowboy

    Shotty - Stevens (can't remember the model) that I allready have if it checks out with the gunsmith.

    Still leaning towards the 45 LC, but the 357/38 does hold some appeal from the ammo cost/availability standpoint.

    It's been my policy of late with money tight to sell some toys to finance new toys, now I just gotta figure out which toys I'm willing to part with to finance the new ones....

    On the question of ammo, pistol ammo is lead lower velocity IIRC. I'm not at all familiar with shotguns, are the bulk box shells with birdshot acceptable?

    I'll go look over the SASS page, but thought I'd ask here anyway.
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    I shoot 45 in all my CAS firearms and enjoy it a bunch but if I were starting out today, I'd probably go for 38/357 for the cost savings. Even if you reload, components (especially primers) can be very difficult to find right now. If you look at buying ammo from someone like Georgia Arms, you can see that you can get "new" 38 special ammo for $280.00/1000 while "new" 45 Colt ammo is $500.00/1000. Cost of new brass is also a consideration with 38 special from Starline Brass going for $109.75/1000 while 45 Colt is $153.65/1000. That's a sizable difference. Also, with the current state of competition in CAS, should you decide later that it's not for you you'd get quicker resale on the 38/357 equipment.

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    Interesting the 357 SS Vaquero's are about $100 more each than the 45 LC. Of course that's offset in the first 1000 round savings over the 45.

    NEW VAQ MONTADO 357 3.75SS $653.99
    NEW VAQ 45LC SA 4.6SS CFDA $535.99

    Don't think I want the 3.7 in barrel though, seems like it would be way too short.
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    I"m sure model difference has something to do with it, but still struck me as odd.

    BTW, I compared those two because that is what was what the online place I was checking was showing as in stock.
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    OK, Hoss, and anyone else who wants to answer, here is my old Stevens shotgun, it it worth having looked at and putting a little money into for CAS, or is it just too long. It's with in a couple inches as long as an 870.

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    Never mind, had a quick evaluation done by a gunsmith and he identified several things that needed work that would add up nearly to a new coach gun.

    So, I guess I'm looking for a coach gun now, any reccomendations? I like the look of the hammered ones, but am not dead set on that, I do want SxS though.
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    Don't have a suggestion for a brand on a hammered gun. I had a Rossi (probably one of the best and no longer in production) but sold it. It depends on the category you want to shoot in and whether you intend to be competitive or not. Without a lot of practice, it's difficult to be competitive with a mule-ear shotgun.

    If I were buying today, I'd probably go for the Stoeger Single-Trigger Coach Gun. The Stoeger's are decent guns as long as you don't "whip" them open and are reasonably priced. The single triggers make for a fast shooter.

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    Hoss, thanks much, the Stoeger looks great, of course I like the higher grade one better LOL.

    Interesting side note, I sold a gun to buy one of my ATVs, now I'm looking to sell one of my ATVs to buy guns. LOL, what comes around goes around.
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    Also had good reccomendations for the Cimmeron TTL hammered gun.

    Can't seem to find the Stoeger in stock anywhere online....suggestions?
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    Having trouble finding a Marlin 1894 Cowboy 357 too. Oh well, have to sell of a few toys to make room for the new ones anyway, will have a Ruger Service six and a 12 ga pump in swap and sell as soon as my BIL confirms he doesn't want them. Hate to let anything go, but better to have things I shoot than a bunch of safe queens.
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