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Discussion in 'General Firearms Discussion' started by Broot, May 28, 2017.
I just ordered this one...
A damn chipmunk had taken up residence in my brick front steps. This drove my lab/staf terrier mix INSANE. When the lab mix goes insane, the 170 pound Great Dane needs to investigate and that's an issue.
There's really only one good shooting angle (road, neighbors) and that one means I'm shooting at the brick and on either side of the brick stairs are huge picture windows.
So I'm going to trap the damn thing and one day the dogs are freaking, the chipmunk just perched there on top of the steps. He sat there long enough for me to go get a Marlin .22 mag with a scope. I'm going to try and pick him clean w/o hitting the brick. First case I grab? a 10/22 with a $20 red dot on it. OK, we'll go with that. Insert a mag, chamber a round. Go out the back door and walk around the house. Darn 'munk is so comfortable he's still perched there. Have barely used this red dot so it takes me a minute to even remember how to turn it on. He's still sitting there and I'm 20 feet away. Shoulder it, the dot is walking all over the freaking place so I just jerk the trigger. I swear I see him tumble over but when I get there, he's gone. Damn I must've scared him off.
This was mid April, so there's 5 feet of snow around the steps with a slight gap due to the spring sun warming the bricks.....2 weeks later the snow's pretty much gone and holy cow, he did tumble! Right between the snowbank and the brick. One shot, one kill. I felt like Carlos Hathcock!
Haven't fired a round since for 2 reasons.....black fly season and I figured I'd retire on top
Black fly season here is miserable. We are fighting the yellow "deer flies" right now
I put 200 rounds thru the Mark IV today. I have been practicing at 25 yards shooting paper plates. Training for steel challenge. I would put 5 plates across the board and then practice with 4 passes (2 mags) per round. By the last two rounds, I was putting 4 holes in every plate.
Today shot about 50 rounds from my 5.56 keltec, 50 from my Kahr pm45, 50 from my 1914 1911, and about 100 rounds from my American classic trophy 45.
My 1914 1911 has never had one problem since I got it.
We have a big competition coming up this weekend.
If I get all the rounds off, I'll shoot about 200 .22 and 130 .357.
If I take my New Model Army I'll put about 18 rounds through that.
In addition I'll be taking pictures, helping with statistics, and maybe the scoring, refacing targets, and running the target turner.
Got bit by the BP bug today. Shot 20 or so PRB over 70 grains. The 8" and 12" gongs at 90 and 100 yds off hand.
Picked up some of the evidence..
Shot steel challenge yesterday with both my Mark IV Lite and my Mark I Target. I put 313 rounds (had a couple misses) at steel. I really like the Mark IV, but I scored better with the Mark I
About 200 or 250.It was so blazing hot even in the shade,I started getting a headache.July and August out here take some of the fun away!This is our local county shooting park in the far North end of Las Vegas.
Nice range and a good looking bunch of guns.
Looks like a great place to shoot. Headache, may be need to hydrate well for a couple days before a range day. I used to do that on certain climbs.
You have to much open space.
I was supposed to go trap shooting with my daughter this morning but she called at 5:30 am saying she had a bad headache.
That makes ZERO shots fired today and only 5 yesterday. Did a test fire on a 22.
If any of mine called me at 5:30 AM to tell me they had a headache, they'd have more than a headache when I got hold of them.
Ah, she's been on the Dean's List three semesters in a row, has straight A's and is in a Masters program taking Biology, Chemestry and Physiology all at the same time. Plus she's paying for it herself. I don't mind the phone call.