100yds with a Bull Dog

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  1. carver

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    Tried shooting the Charter Arms Bull Dog (DAO) at 100yds the other day, I was surprised! I knew I could keep all my shots on a B-27 target at 35yds. Didn't expect to really hit much at 100yds. Had to aim about a foot high to get the bullets to drop in on target. I was shooting at some clay pigeons that had been scattered on the berm, and shot with a .22. Trust me when I say that you don't want me shooting at you at 100yds with this gun!! I was shooting some reloads that I had, 240gr LRN over 6.8grs of AA #5.

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  2. Charles Christensen

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    A few decades back when I was in the Air Force I was out at a range with my Gold Cup National Match .45. I had a box of G.I. hardball ammo and set up a pop can on a post about 80 yards out. I could hit that can about twice out of a 7 round magazine firing from a rest so I figured I was keeping all shots inside a basketball. A steady hand and a good gun is all it takes.
  3. carver

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    I doubt that I could hit something as small as a soda can at 100yds with the Bull Dog, unless I got lucky, but I was putting most shots into an area the size of a bushell basket!
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    Good to see you all stretching out your long range muscle. Always loved the 44 spcl but don't have much trigger time with the Bulldog. I shoot mine out of my 44 mag Super Blackhawk and its like shooting a 22 in comparison, light recoil and nearly 22 caliber accurate. I don't suppose you have a close up picture of that target do you?

    Now I have to take a box of my 44 spcl out to 100 yards and see if I can hit anything with it. I still have 33 rounds of PMC factory loads that aren't doing me any good in the box, maybe I will shoot them up to see if I should get anymore of them or stick with Federal. I have some MBC bullets but haven't loaded them yet. I really got to get busy and finish rebuilding my loading bench.
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    Fine shooting! Especially with the Bulldog.
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    If I had been using the Ruger Black Hawk with the .44spcl loads, things might have gone a lot better!:D Wasn't shooting at targets per say, it was some broken bits of clay birds that I was shooting at up on the berm. Didn't think to put up a target, but will do so in the next day or so. Post will include pics.
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    Good shooting. I assume that was from a rest. I'm always amazed at the long range accuracy some get with a handgun, like those shooting water jugs @ 200 yds with a .45.

    I'd like to do a little informal survey sometime of how well people shoot long range from an unsupported off hand position. I know I'm lucky to hit paper @ 25 yds. I just have to laugh at how bad I am anymore or else I'd cry.
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    Awesome Shooting Carver!
    People sometimes underestimate what those short barreld guns are capable of.
    I've been shooting a few, short barrel handguns for some time now at longer ranges, and love to see others stretching them out there!!
    NICE!
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    Nice shooting Carver. 100 yds with open sights? These tired eyes would have trouble just seeing the target no less hitting it.
  10. jack404

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    Carver stick with it ,

    nice to KNOW you can drop someone, if thing's are average , at that range if you have too

    and ya gotta love what those lug nut looking projectiles would do at the far end

    i'm 100% at 80 meters on figure 11 targets

    i'm trying to rig a cable to make a moving target to practice on
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    jack,a window motor of a automobile can be modified for what you want.i shoot my 1911 at 100 yards all the time with a friend of mine and its more like lobing a artillery round,but once you get the hang of it its not real hard. old semperfi
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    I was with Carver when he was doing this. I tried it too, and it is hard to believe that it would do it at that range. Talking about it is one thing- doing it is another. With a 2" barrel, no less.
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    It was raining off and on today so I didn't get out to the 100 yard range but I did do some 25 yard shooting between rain showers. I have a mess of old oddball ammo from various and sundry sources so I decided to shoot some of them up before I get my new supply of 44 spcl in. My Super Blackhaek is still set up for 100 yards using Hydra-shok JHP ammo so I had no idea where these rounds would go. I was pleasantly surprised. Hopefully next time I go out I can try 100 with the spcls, I have more oddball stuff I need to get rid of.

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    I think I have a mold for the 44 LFP bullet so I am going to try and duplicate this load when I get to casting and loading again.
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    Not a thing wrong with those groups, Old Grump.
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