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I started shooting cowboy action shooting this pasted Jan. Of course a good friend of mine picked up a 66 for me in 357 mag. I hadn't even shot the dang thing and before I knew it he has screw driver in his hand adjusting this and that. Well it would slip into the half cock if I litely touched the triger and of course every 10th of a second counts and I would have to recock the gun to get it to fire. The place we bought it from ordered a new triger and hammer for it. That is suppost to fit it, maybe it will. Ofcourse I am never going to know if it had problems before hand or not as my friend decided to start fixing it before it was known to be broken.
I have a 73 in 44-40 and my times have really dropped as I don't have to cock it when it fail to fire as its never done it. Ofcourse he tells me he has a short stroke kit for it and he knows how to do the work. Yea right I am just going to jump right on top of that too so I can have another gun that I have to cock after fails to fire. Some how I don't think that will happen, I have always been of the mind find out what the weapon will do before to start fixing this and that or adjusting this or that.
The best advice I think I have ever been given is to fire your gun at least 500 times before you start adjusting or fixing anything. This last experance with the 66 sorta proves that to me.
There are thoose that say ya need to break in a new barrel and then there are thoose that say ya don't. I know my friend was trying to help and that is a good thing. But I have asked him to help by not helping me, I like to go to the gun smith and have him fix or adjust the gun as needed. After all he is the one that went to school to learn how to do that work and more than likely needs the work.
Ofcourse this is just my opinon and ya'll can do what ya like to do with your guns.
 

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Didn't he even 'ask' you first? I'd be angry.[/quote]

No he didn't and yes I was and still am. No one will ever know if he messed it up or not as I didn't get a chance to shoot it first. I am hoping the new triger and hammer will fix the rifle.
To address your commits BH its your gun and do with it as you like. I still have my 66 that I am in question about and until it shoots everytime I pull the triger its not fixed.
By witching to the 73 and my 45's my times have drop and I am shooting much better matchs fewer miss's if any. And everytime I shoot a match that we go together he sees that I am not shooting the 66 but the 73.
If was to have gotten mad and yelled at him for it he would have the commit I was helping, now he sees how much help he wasn't. He did pick up the rifle for me as I wasn't able to go get it, but that didn't give him the right to start adjusting anything in it.
As I said before I will never understand why anyone would do what he has done then want to act like it was out of the kindness of their heart.
While I may never be the top gun in sass I sure like it when I have no problems with my guns at match's usually the ones that have troubles are the ones that adjusted this and that. And everytime I think I have seen it all nope there is something new that pops up. Their stage or match is usually ruined all the heck.
I see alot of folks that use the progressive press's have a problem with high primers and no powder. I am still the single stage press guy and prime with a RCBS primer tool its all it does and I don't have that problem. Also I spin my cylinder just so I know its working great like it should.
sheepdog your right no one else wants the job of being anyone else.
 
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