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Kain 07-15-2011 12:18 AM

Stupid question
 
What exactly is a "cowboy" load? I was shopping for some inexpensive range ammo for my GP100 and almost picked up a pack of "cowboy load" 38 spl but put them back in favor of 38 spl wadcuters for $1 more. I figure they'd work no matter what, but I'm just curious what it means.

Firearms4ever 07-15-2011 12:24 AM

Cowboy loads tend to usually be flat nose, round nose, or round nose flat point shaped lead bullets (I'm not 100% sure if I'm right).

CA357 07-15-2011 12:52 AM

Cowboy loads are much more lightly charged than regular loads.

Firearms4ever 07-15-2011 12:56 AM

I was just a tad off :o.

mesinge2 07-15-2011 12:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CA357 (Post 541519)
Cowboy loads are much more lightly charged than regular loads.

Exactly. They are for older style, or just plain older single action revolvers that can't take Corbon or Buffalo Bore pressure levels.

c3shooter 07-15-2011 01:12 AM

Used in a competive shooting sport known as Cowboy Action Shooting. Unjacketed lead bullets, lightly loaded.


Or for shooting cowboys- I can't remember which...............

danf_fl 07-15-2011 01:48 AM

+1 Also the Single Action Shooting Society (SASS).

Glasshartt 07-15-2011 02:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by c3shooter (Post 541538)
Or for shooting cowboys- I can't remember which...............

I can think of a cowboy I would like to shoot with it. :rolleyes:

arizona 07-15-2011 10:20 PM

Cow Boy loads are loaded light not just to protect the weapon (Does a Ruger Vaquero really need protecting) but also to make practice and competition more pleasant and to protect the targets. I do not shoot SASS myself but I have read the rules and both carbines and six guns are limited to under a thousand feet per second un-jacketed loads. (If memory serves) Also I believe buckshot is not allowed.


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