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Author Topic: Who's shooting today?  (Read 9449 times)

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Re: Who's shooting today?
« Reply #99 on: February 24, 2018, 11:39:28 AM »
Somebody must have the itch for some trigger time today!
A gorgeous day!
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Re: Who's shooting today?
« Reply #100 on: March 06, 2018, 04:25:22 PM »
Couldn't resist popping a few today with the Swiss (what a difference from what tomorrow's weather is forecast to be).
Amazing how two different loads impact the target, even at 50 yards. The lighter-powered 200g cast spitzer bullet hits about six inches below the mid-range 155g plated spitzer bullet. Well, just aim accordingly and they still hit the mark and group as well as I can manage (ie. about the size of a B27 10-ring. No sharpshooter here).

Guess I don't have any pics of rounds with the above-mentioned bullets...oh well:

   The unk. is the 200g

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Re: Who's shooting today?
« Reply #101 on: March 23, 2018, 09:16:35 AM »
Wow, I can’t believe I waited so long since late January.  I hit the range yesterday with the Glock 42 and the M1 Carbine.  Great weather yesterday. 

Worked on the plate rack with the 42.  Time had taken its toll and too many plates were left standing after shots were fired.  Naturally, I need more work.

The M1 functioned well. Spent my time transitioning between targets at 10 and 25 yards.  Good practice.  The little carbine is the ban state hero.  I still need to find a good light mount for it.


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Re: Who's shooting today?
« Reply #102 on: March 23, 2018, 10:04:19 AM »
The M1 Carbine was always a hit with the bowling pins shoots in Berlin. The ARs (especially with FMJs) would pass right through the pins with just a wisp of white powder; the .30 would send them flying. The Hakim did likewise, I might add.
Heck, even the 18g plastic riot bullets in the 7.5 Swiss and 7.62 NATO knocked them over just fine. The pins were set on tiny pedestals, so you didn't need much to knock them to the ground (not like a 4' table with the pistol pin matches).
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Re: Who's shooting today?
« Reply #103 on: April 10, 2018, 06:53:19 PM »
A light sprinkle with full sun made for a full rainbow while popping off a few .38s and .357s this afternoon (sorry...no pics).

Genesis 9:13-17
I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth.
And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud:
And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh.
And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth.
And God said unto Noah, This is the token of the covenant, which I have established between me and all flesh that is upon the earth.

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Re: Who's shooting today?
« Reply #104 on: April 10, 2018, 08:48:02 PM »
Glad to hear it.  I too, was wooed outside, rifle in hand, when the sun broke through. Fired 60-70 rounds of .22 at steel from 25 to 75 yards. As usual, the ping of bullets hitting the steel is always rewarding. The dull thud of bullets striking the back stop, not so much. We’ll see what tomorrow brings.

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Re: Who's shooting today?
« Reply #105 on: April 15, 2018, 09:55:24 AM »
A bit cooler than Saturday, but I hear Ashaway banging away. Breakfast is over and now the shotgunning has commenced. You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
I guess I'll blow off the last of the 110g Carbine bullets in my compact FR-7. Only 8.5g of Red Dot required to make for economical plinkers at 50 yards. They destroy the water or dirt-filled cans quite adequately. They'd be perfect for bowling pin shoots, too, but I doubt any clubs do rifle pin shoots anymore.
Hopefully, there are a few more boxes of these bullets remaining at the shop, so I can keep rolling some inexpensive fodder.
FWIW, these bullets do just fine in the 7.5x55mm and .30-06 and likely would suffice in .303 British, 7.62 Russian and 7.7 Jap. Perhaps not as dangerous-game getters, but for backyard trigger time, they're ideal.

Not that anybody cares, but I practiced some of those "tactical reloads" with the shotgun. Had to find some excuse to blow off all of those oddball 12 gauge shells that have been accumulating around here.
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Re: Who's shooting today?
« Reply #106 on: April 20, 2018, 04:00:12 PM »
Today was .22LR and .223 day.  I even went prone which I don't do often.

Breezy, 65 degrees, sunny.

Good times!


Edit to correct the temperature before someone's panties get all twisted about numbers again.  It was 56 degrees.

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Re: Who's shooting today?
« Reply #107 on: April 20, 2018, 05:20:40 PM »
Good for you. It seems most are preoccupied with skirting the BS with gun laws and have forgotten/forgone the simple joys of shooting a little bit.
Popped a few 91g LRN test rounds out of the 9mm, but I know you ignore anything "girly man".

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Re: Who's shooting today?
« Reply #108 on: April 20, 2018, 08:20:39 PM »
hit the range today nobody their? Cleaned the dust off the M1A Scout squad rifle and the Smitty 460 magnum.

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Re: Who's shooting today?
« Reply #109 on: April 21, 2018, 11:33:44 AM »
More anecdotal evidence to my point.

Private range open for informal PPC matches this afternoon or tomorrow.
Can do standard handgun COF or improvise with a rifle scenario. Cost: $1 (for B-27 targets).
I've got plenty of reduced and alternate hand loads, so you can save your exotic hunting and defence loads, if needed. How about using that .35 Remington lever with some easy-shooting 125 grain LTCs?

There's a pistol plate shoot Sunday at Pachaug Outdoor Club, too.
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