Who is going to the range tomorrow?

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  1. JRL

    JRL Well-Known Member

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    That sounds like an awesome range day-- pack some hot chocolate or java and wear an extra layer! You can do it!

    can you be in the sun for warmth while you shoot?
     
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    It was nice here today. Sunny and in the mid 50's. I was at my trap range. My scores have fallen off this year. I need to work on them. Today I did a 21-19-18-23. Not that good for me. My son did 24-24-23-21.

    Our trap league starts next month. I am not going to win anything this year with these scores.
     
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  3. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

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    It is supposed to be up in the low 80's on Tuesday, I may just head out to the range then!!
     
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    Shot about 100 rounds out of the new Ruger MK IV yesterday. Couple more this morning. Most of the day was spent getting groceries and tuning up the pickup. Would have been nice if the wind wasn't blowing today!
     
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    The bench with the rifles in the shade. Pistols are open bays in the sun. My meds want me to stay out of the sun, plus I'm one of those guys who think its hot when the temp gets over 75!
     
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  6. Big Mak

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    I'm heading to the range today for the last chrono tests of my 45-70 loads (This time out, accuracy/velocity of 500 gr smokeless vs 500 BP)
    I took a half day of vacation. 2 hrs at the range, then our son's Student led conference in the afternoon (last one!) and then taxes. (Gah! I pay in every year!)
     
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    Gosh, I'm a puss! Band of rain came through, 34 degrees, mud and standing water. Said "maybe try again tomorrow'...supposed to be a high of 28 degrees Wednesday.
     
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  8. Don Fischer

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    Wish I could go tomorrow. Guy coming out to dig up a water line and fix it. Next day power company is sending out a crew to top out some of my trees to close to the power line. 45* here and the wind isn't blowing. Be a good time to have gone out.
     
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  9. Big Mak

    Big Mak Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Well, the Lyman mold 457125 in 500 gr is a beautiful piece of art.
    I tested the smokeless vs BP loads out to 100 yards. I think the targets tell the story. The wind was unbelievable! Smoke Pole smoke went west, then east! Swirling wind effect about 30 mph...so I didn't even bother with windage adjustment, I was looking for groupings.

    First picture, Smokeless (24 gr AA5744). One "Fouling shot" (you can figure out which one) and then cleaned the barrel after a volley of 7 more (8 total)

    Second picture is BP. One "Fouling shot" (you can figure out which one) 62 gr Old Eyns, compressed, vegetable wad. I shot more than 8 because I was grouping hole into hole! 7 shots all within 1" MOA. Again, I remind you, iron sites, no scope
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  10. pbrady

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    I go atleast 3 days a week....work as a RSO and instructor :)...One of these days some of the Georgia shooters need to stop by and see me
     
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