Sunday, January 21, 2007

Pin Shooting Class Proposal

LouG and I have been talking about how we might set up a pin shoot class for big bore revolvers to give them a class of their own. Now that some rules have been roughed out, I thought I'd post them for feedback and input. Here's the proposed basic rules:

Big Bore Revolver:

.430 bore or larger, in other words a .44 Special would be the smallest permitted caliber.

Minimum bullet weight of 220 grains.

Six shot limit per table. No reloads unless you started with only five, or had a cartridge that didn't fire.

Five pins per table, set near the front of the table.

Table winner determined by which shooter gets all five pins on the ground first.

If, after both shooters have fired their six shots, and both shooters still have pins on their tables, the shooter with the fewest pins on his table is the winner of the table.

If both shooters have the same amount of pins on their tables, the winner is determined by which shooter has the fewest pins standing.

If both shooters have the same number of pins on their tables, and the same number standing, then it's a tie table, and you shoot it over.

The rest of the rules would follow the current rules and procedures used for the other pin classes.

What do you think?


At Sunday, January 21, 2007 10:19:00 PM, Blogger Rivrdog said...

Sounds good to me, but how may Pin Cannon shooters are there? I only know of Kris (pka "Hogleg") and yourself.

And what happens if you put on a pin shoot and only one or two Cannoneers show up?

Shouldn't there be a rule that they wear a red stripe down the legs of their pants since they really are Artillery?

At Monday, January 22, 2007 6:55:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL.. Nice rivrdog

At Monday, January 22, 2007 7:09:00 AM, Blogger MadGunn said...

Heee Heee Heee, But they sure are FUN ! I love seein' them pins 'FLY' off the table ! I started off shooting a 44Mag revolver and had a heck of a good time!

At Monday, January 22, 2007 9:07:00 AM, Blogger Mr. Completely said...

I think we've got 4 or 5 shooters in CWSA with big bores ready to give it a try, and this also opens up pin shooting for the Cowboy Action/SASS shooters shooting SA .45LC. Won't know until we give it a chance, but it might just get popular.

......Mr. C.

(Artillery - Indeed!)

At Monday, January 22, 2007 9:30:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about 41 Mag? Given the buffalo bore loads (265 @ 1350) I'd think that qualifies as big-bore....

Geoff (reader of rivrdog)

At Monday, January 22, 2007 9:43:00 AM, Anonymous Kristopher said...

I think you two are trying too hard to eliminate speed loaders and moon clips.

Are you also going to forbid reloads to help folks who don't reload?

Are non-stock grips bad?

What about optics? Allowing them might also give others an advantage.

If you want a bracket class for the terminally cheap, make a special division for these folks. Don't screw with folks willing to spend some cash to modify their firearms.

At Monday, January 22, 2007 1:06:00 PM, Blogger Mr. Completely said...

Kris: At CWSA we already have a revolver class where you can spend as much on your gun as your wallet will permit. Speedloaders, grips, whatever mod's you like.

The purpose of the proposed class is to establish some fun competition for big bore revolvers that otherwise would not be brought to a pin shoot.

...... Mr. C.

At Tuesday, January 23, 2007 1:02:00 PM, Anonymous Kristopher said...

So then ... are you going to restrict them to iron sights?

If we are going to limit the amount of money spent, then we should also look at the cost of putting on a wiegand rail and a red dot optic ... something close to the cost of getting a moonclip conversion.

Or are you planning on forbidding my revolver mods while creating a different classification to cover your own? I don't see moonclips or speed loaders being restricted at any other plate or pin matches ... if we are going to gore my ox, then why shouldn't we gore yours as well?


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