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I understand they shoot blanks. The wadding is what pops the balloons. Since I don't do the horse thing, I'd have to shoot lefty off my motorcycle. :laugh:
 
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Wow 41¢ a round for blanks and brass that looks like it can't be reloaded. I wonder if one could load their own blanks with a paper over powder card from standard .45 colt brass.
 

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The .45 colt round is cavernous. To load your own, you'd need to fill most of the case with paper. :lol: My .45ACP '58 remmy conversion might be more appropriate.
 

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I'm pretty sure there are rules that prohibit the use of ones reloads in any phase of competition. The loads are Black Powder and it looks like they may use a nitrated paper wading that extends the flame to burst the balloons.
 
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Great. Not only would I have to buy a single action revolver and special ammo but now I have to buy a horse and feed it too not to mention I'd also have to buy a horse trailer!
 
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Why can't you use a 1911??
I mean it was developed for the Calvary and certainly a lot of Cowboys used it in the early years.
I mean I bet a nice STI or Baer would clean up in the completion!
 

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Great. Not only would I have to buy a single action revolver and special ammo but now I have to buy a horse and feed it too not to mention I'd also have to buy a horse trailer!
The truck and trailer are the cheap part of that equation. Horses eat all the time and 2 hours a day,in the saddle, will be the least amount of time to keep you in sync with the horse. Unless you hire a trainer, think another horse, truck and trailer.
Just remember how much fun you are having.
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Great. Not only would I have to buy a single action revolver and special ammo but now I have to buy a horse and feed it too not to mention I'd also have to buy a horse trailer!
Don't forget all the nice leather gear for your horse, saddle etc., and nice silver spurs for your boots.
 

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Back in the early 70's my brother-in-law rode in rodeos and he thought he would teach me to calf rope. Well I learned to throw the rope alright then came the time to mount the horse. Now my BIL had a trained calf roping quarter horse named Charlie, that was smarter than I am. The one thing my BIL failed to tell me was that the horse was trained to stop as soon as it seen the rope go forward. He stopped, I didn't!
 

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Definitely not a sport to get into on a whim. I love horses and loved to ride before I got so crippled up. I have only had one horse that would let me shoot off her back and that didn't come easy. I never fired a handgun off her either so I don't know how that would have worked out but she was fine with my 12 ga double or my Marlin 30 30. She could sense when I was going to fire the long gun and it didn't spook her. Horses are amazing animals and can adapt to a lot but asking a horse not to get spooked when you fire a 45 Colt BP load with all that flame, smoke and boom is asking a lot.
 

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Reminds me of the time my idiot friend and I were chasing a horse that got out with my Honda CT90. He was on the back trying to rope the thing. DANG, I'm glad he never got a rope on that horse. :rofl:

I was also wondering about the ears on those poor horses. They're awful close to that gun going off. Maybe they have special horse ear plugs?
 
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I follow her on Facebook, she has some great videos. She uses Uberti firearms, she hunts with an 1885 Winchester reproduction by Uberti. Guns are her world along with her horses.
 

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Reminds me of the time my idiot friend and I were chasing a horse that got out with my Honda CT90. He was on the back trying to rope the thing. DANG, I'm glad he never got a rope on that horse. :rofl:

I was also wondering about the ears on those poor horses. They're awful close to that gun going off. Maybe they have special horse ear plugs?
I was wondering about that too.

Reminded me of reading a soldier's letter home from early in the Civil War -- one of the things he talked about was the cavalry getting their swords taken away because of all the one-eared horses.
 

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Reminds me of the time my idiot friend and I were chasing a horse that got out with my Honda CT90. He was on the back trying to rope the thing. DANG, I'm glad he never got a rope on that horse. :rofl:

I was also wondering about the ears on those poor horses. They're awful close to that gun going off. Maybe they have special horse ear plugs?
Must've been a sight, seeing a horse puttering around on a Honda!

I mean, geez, with no opposable thumbs and all.

Probably looked like the horse was rolling around with a caster up its hynie.

/I'll see myself out
 

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