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Bill Sahlberg

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About Bill Sahlberg

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  • Birthday 04/22/1954

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    http://www.highercapacity.us
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    Spokane, WA
  • Interests
    3 Gun matches, revolvers, Juniors
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    Bill Sahlberg

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  1. I have shot revolver in competition since 1976. Loved Steel Challenge with 5 targets and 6 shots. Now with my 8 shot, I love USPSA & SC both. Shot some ICORe had fun lots of good guys but the 10 hour round trip wasn't fun. At 66, I am just happy to still be shooting!
  2. It feels the same as the 6 shot & 8 shot....
  3. Factory S&W is .0006, any closer and bullet fowling will build up and stall your cylinder rotation. We always used Federal Small Primers... if this doesn't help work on your firing pin, dont shim the cylinder. In the 80s we use to trim the cylinder short 1/2"+ and re-thread the barrel to .0004 to shoot more accurate PPC loads with 148 gr HBWC under 2.8 gr of Bullseye. While we thought this was better, our scores never improved....
  4. I shoot my 625s locally with other revo shooters for good practice but at Matches where there are other 8 shot revo shooters, I bring out my 627 to be competitive. I started USPSA in 1988 with a S&W model 14 38 Special 6 shot that I shot PPC with. I was almost always the only revo unless we were shooting Steel Challenge type matches. At 66 I shoot for fun. If it is not fun anymore I have other hobbies that are fun!
  5. I can shoot an entire 15 stage match without having to swab out my cylinder even once. The use of good burning powder & clean jacketed bullets is the key. Since 1996 I have used 38 Colt Short Starline brass, 4.6 gr Universal Clay's, 130 gr Montana Gold RN .356 bullets, Federal small primers, at 1.100" OAL for 1045 fps in my 5" 627 bbl or 136 PF Accuracy is excellent, knocking down steel great, and a clean gun is awesome. Try it and you will see.
  6. Have to swab the cylindee....9mm data & Colt Short are the same data. Been loading 38 Colt Short since 1996 USPSA Nationals. PM me for load data. I can run 1000 rounds & not have to swab out the cylinder..
  7. Right handers pull low & to the left shooting double action. Try shootong higher & to the right fast double action to compensate....
  8. Use a long 1/4" drill bit centered to drill all the way. This will relieve the bullet from the barrel when struck. Never use wood....only a brass rod for a squib or you will a mess like this again...
  9. Ranch Products in Colorado!
  10. Are you using pliers to clip them into brand new full moon clips? My new brass is much more difficult to fill moonclips with than my older brass....
  11. I could run 1000 rnds through my gun before even scrubbing the cyl with a cotton brush! 130 gr Montana Gold .356 RN with 4.6 gr of Universal Clay's at 1.100" oal and a Federal Small Primer. This is my exact same load since 1997 with my 627s that both shoot well with a ton of miles on them.
  12. High humidity & lack of WD-40 or other anti humidity product. I bought 2 of these 9MM and tell out of love quickly & sold them both. Still have my 2 627s since 1997 running strong with 38 Colt Short. One gun has 120K+ have not replaced any parts but did add a +.00015 firing pin, Wolff Cylinder latch, & fiber optic front sight.
  13. Blade Tech has a great kydex holster! Used mine since 1998!
  14. I started IPSC in 1987 and stages were 6 ends per box Max maybe 12 ends & 3 stages. Then with the 10 rnd 38 Super 4 targets Nd 2 steel started showing up on every stage, again a match would be just 3 stages. Then it became arevolver Neutral stages which meant 6 ends before a reload but as soon as the Glock 17 appeared holding 18 ends. Stages were getting 24+ ends with mixed paper & steel. 3 stages became 5 stages at club matches but Area Championships would be 10-12 stages and Nats were 15+. I shot revolver since 1975 and still shoot revolver because it is fun. At 66 I know I am on the downhill side of shooting but my brakes are slowing me down as well as age. BTW, I also shoot Open with myCaspian 38 Super & 29 rnd mags then 3 Gun with a Benelli long tube SG holding 18, and an AR 15 with big mags. Never was I dumb or stubborn enough to shoot my revolvers when high capacity is the norm. Shoot for fun! If you think you are going to kick the big dogs butt at a Championship you will find the only butt that will be kicked is your own!
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