Sunday shooting in the back yard, with our new, improved backstop. Last week I experimented with Fast Draw Cartridges, which are .45 Colt blank brass, a standard primer, 3.0 grains of Hodgdon's Triple Seven, and a wax bullet. The small charge of black powder gives smoke for the spectators and makes the match more visually appealing.
The match cartridges aren't necessary, but as an old-time reloader I had what I needed to make them and decided to put some together.
Here, in a short video, we have Matt shooting against Zachary.
Milady and I will practice some this week, then start packing for the shoot in Odessa next weekend. We'll leave here Thursday morning early, and be ready to shoot on Friday morning.