my first bowling pin kill

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  1. gpostal

    gpostal Former Guest

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    Ok I went to the range today ,it is the gun club I just re- joined ,the range was full and a buddy talked me into shooting some bowling pins ,I was hesitant at first ,I went to put some of my first loads on paper ,but he was persistent , I told him not to expect much I haven’t really practiced in over a year ,so he explains the rules {says lets see what that Wilson can do} ,I stand ready “FIRE”
    1,2,3,4,5 ,they all went down ,I hear “I found my new partner” ,I wound up shooting about three hundred rounds at just bowling pins ,and I have to say it was the best time shooting ,so I am going to buy some from tac ,so when I go during the week I have my own supply ,I found my loads of 4.0 grains of bull’s-eye with 230grain fmj worked best for me

    i don't think he will be razzing me anymore about the price of my wilson
  2. Crpdeth

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    Sounds like you had a blast (no pun intended). I'm gonna have to try shooting some pins one of these days.
    Whats the rules? Just set 'em up and try to knock 'em down like bowling?


    ~Crp
  3. ACC

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    did you ever shoot falling plates??? that's real quick,six in a row
    3" dia set 8" apart,excellent fun!!! if you find a bowling pin shooter who's been in it for awhile,ask him about the second chance shoots,nothing but bowling pin shooting for a week,prize money and everything.
  4. Smokin Guns

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    Wonder why no one ever says that to me?...

    Sounds like a good time gp!!!...Was doing the same type of pin shootin' here...in between paper targets with the .22's...;)


    I just make 'em up as I go...don't know what yer supposed to do in an official Pin shootin' match...:cool:
  5. Smokin Guns

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    C&R, I haven't heard of this one...what distance are they shooting from?...:)
  6. inplanotx

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    Way to go Postal. Those pins sure are fun! Glad the loads worked out for ya. Now ya need to make a lot more! :D :D
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    Oh cool...Thanks for all the info Postal.

    ~Crp
  9. Remington597

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    I am glad you had fun. I would like to try it next time.

    Brian
  10. cointoss2

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    Postal sounds like you had a real "hoot" with that new Wilson.
  11. SouthernMoss

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    Looks like a lot of fun, Postal. Take some pics next time to share with us. :)
  12. LIKTOSHOOT

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    yea......but kin ya eatum?????



    LTS
  13. Nole

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    hmmm wood stew...:D



    Well i be all these years of shooting pins and there are rules. Man that would have made it so much more fun. Thanks for the links. I went shooting this weekend it was beutiful outside. I shoot my s&w 629. Fell in love all over again. Last time we shot the pins we shot them with .40's Tore them up pretty fast. Good thing the local bowling alley hooks us up. Glad to hear you had fun.
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    Yep! Same here...Thanks for the links gp! I know how to set 'em up now...need a time keeper though!...;)
  15. JohnnyRobotic

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    Maybe i just play rough, but these are the pics of my test run the first day with my "new to me" SKS i was suprised by the tiny entrance holes but i suppose it's because the plastic coating will actually retain some of it's shape after the bullet has passed, but needless to say i'm in the market for tougher plinking targets, prob steel plates with that puppy

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    and the gruesome aftermath . . .

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    A close up for all you sicko's out there . . .

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    After showing this to a guy i work with he has vowed to start P.E.T.B.P ( People for the Ethical Treatment of Bowling Pins) and put an end to my tyranny !
  16. Crpdeth

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    John, If using FMJ you might wanna go with stronger steel than I did.


    Test using 7.62x39 through Mini 30, on 3/8" Jr Beam

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    Other side.

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    maybe a 1/2" steel would stop them, i was using HP rounds btw which i think was the cause of my mass destruction
  19. KTX

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    Those are some great pictures. I always have this scenario in my head of a just in case if there was a 3rd World War and I would get drafted into the military, what would I do once in the field. Where would I hide when in a city escaping Ak-47 gun fire. What would be great cover from Ak bullets?

    Great pictures.
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  20. JohnnyRobotic

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    NOT behind bowling pins or 1 ft X 1ft wood beams, they offer little to no protection . . .so if and gun fight stay away from the bowling alley for protection

    i'm going to the range after work today if my wood block is down there still i'll snag some pictures of that got some cool hits on the side where you can see the wound channel in the block from the HP, sorta looks like a cut away
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