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Cowboy Shotguns #14061403 08/19/19
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Folks ,
Just wondering if anyone uses Winchester 97 Riot or Remington Model 10 riot guns in cowboy shooting .
Thank you
Soup

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Re: Cowboy Shotguns [Re: Soup] #14061468 08/19/19
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Win 97 is pretty popular, have not seen a Rem 10 in CAS use.

The ones I see, the one I have, were modified for CAS shooting. An original 97 riot gun may be worth a lot, depending on condition.

I would not subject a collector grade 97 riot gun to the rigors of regular CAS use...

DF

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Originally Posted by Soup
Folks ,
Just wondering if anyone uses Winchester 97 Riot or Remington Model 10 riot guns in cowboy shooting .
Thank you
Soup


They do, but really shouldn’t be allowed. The West wasn’t fought with or hunted with a model ‘97. I still use hammer guns...


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Re: Cowboy Shotguns [Re: shrapnel] #14063142 08/19/19
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I hear you, Shrapnel, but the founding cowboy shootists who made the rules maybe didn't quite have the same thought. The 97 Winchester is popular. It hasn't been at all difficult to find "beater" 97s, at reasonable prices, and fix them up for the western events. I have several that have been resurrected from the junk bin, repaired, restocked and put back to use, including the winter rabbit hunts. The trench guns are valued classics, but you don't see many of them, or original Colts, either.

The cowboy shoots are games, anyhow, so the selection of a shotgun is just one of the many options available to the participants. Choosing a category (Classic Cowboy, Duelist, etc) often dictates what you shoot, or, for me, I chose my category according to the guns I already owned and then grew along with my friends to shoot a variety of old stuff. Whatever trips your trigger, and a tip of the sombrero to all those who shoot safely with class and style.


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Re: Cowboy Shotguns [Re: Border Doc] #14063619 08/20/19
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Border Doc,

Nice summary of CAS. I enjoyed it back when I was an active CAS shooter.

I put together some cool CAS ordinance, which for me was half the fun.

DF

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Re: Cowboy Shotguns [Re: shrapnel] #14066743 08/21/19
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Can users fantasize they are using "heavy walled" Winchester Model 1893 pump guns to kind've squeak by? . . . Just a thought.
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Originally Posted by Soup
Folks ,
Just wondering if anyone uses Winchester 97 Riot or Remington Model 10 riot guns in cowboy shooting .
Thank you
Soup


They do, but really shouldn’t be allowed. The West wasn’t fought with or hunted with a model ‘97. I still use hammer guns...


In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. George Orwell
Re: Cowboy Shotguns [Re: Soup] #14067953 08/21/19
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CAS rules say " any firearm designed and used prior to 1899, or clone thereof. "

Occassionally, see a 1887 lever action 12 ga., but they are rare.

Sanctioned matches are stricter on what is allowed, than local, fun matches. Though, some may comment or off their "expert" advice.

I only shoot at local, fun matches. I shoot Ruger Blackhawks. A gentleman tells me, " you should trade those for Vaqueros. Blackhawk has adjustable sights, therefore not authentic and banned from sanction matches. "

I say, " hmmm, but a stainless steel .357 IS authentic? "

He wouldn't talk to me, after that.

BTW, I use a double barrel, hammerless coachgun. Never considered getting a '97.

Re: Cowboy Shotguns [Re: Turkeyrun] #14068310 08/22/19
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The 1887 lever gun can be fast, but requires a unique skill set. I've seen a couple of CAS shooters really fast with that gun. IMO, it's not that easy to master, thus not a common CAS shotgun.

Coyote Cap offered some tricked out, Chinese made 1887's that were really slick. I had a couple, moved them on down the road.

DF


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