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Topic: Range session
Posted By: Tip69
Subject: Range session
Date Posted: April/12/2009 at 08:44

Went to the range yesterday.  Absolute b-e-a-utiful morning.  No wind, sunny, jacket temps.  Just perfect for some shooting.  Started out with my buddie's Savage 93R17.  Mounted up a Simmons 22 Mag scope and at 50 yds first group was very nice, 3 or 4 touching and 2 in the same hole.  It's a non-Accutrigger (dumb ass!).  Needless to say, he likes it but he'll probably get one in Accutrigger too.  Then we sighted-in my buddie's 3 big rifles; the 700 MTN .260 he got from me with the Weaver Grand Slam 3.5-10X50 which he also got from me.  It's not the shooter we hoped for or at least we haven't found the dope it likes yet.  We'll keep trying.  Next was his Tikka Stainless/Walnut in 30-06 with the Scheels scope.  We had to turn the scope a bit as it was canted slightly to the right.  That is a shooter!  Nice gun although it kicks a bit!!  Then I mounted up his brand new Zeiss 1.8-5.5X38 on his Enfield 300 Win Mag.  I really like this scope!  Long enough to fit the action of a 300WM and yet enough eye relief that it allows you to stay way back on the stock.  No creeping up and no worries of getting wacked!  Should be great set up for Elk!

A fellow member was shooting a Cooper in .221 fireball.  Oh, how sweet!!  He offered to let me give it a go and I took advantage of the opportunity.  First shot, I wasn't ready for the very light trigger and it went off before I was on target.  The next one I put thru the bulls eye and the 3rd went into the same hole as the 2nd!  We're talking about a shooter he boys!  Talk about a fun little shooter, wow.

Then we went to the pistol range and I got to pull the cap on my brand new Ruger GP-100 in .357.  I traded off the S&W 67 in .38 to get the GP-100 and it was a good decision.  Can still shoot the 38s but get the added punch of the .357.  Got it dialed in and was able to put all 6 in a 4" box at about 15 yds or so.  It will make a nice defense weapon and I will continue to shoot it and get more comfortable with it.



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take em!



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Posted By: martin3175
Date Posted: April/12/2009 at 09:45

Sounds like a great day!!



Posted By: Sgt. D
Date Posted: April/12/2009 at 11:11
Any chance of gettin some pics? I hope to get to the range soon myself. I love this time of yr.
 
   PICS-PICS-PICS      Zeiss 1.8-5.5X38 on his Enfield 300 Win Mag   PICS-PICS-PICS


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Posted By: sakomato
Date Posted: April/12/2009 at 14:31


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Posted By: Kickboxer
Date Posted: April/12/2009 at 15:24
AND...  a full report the the Range Report section.  

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Opinion,untempered by fact,is ignorance.

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Posted By: SD Dog
Date Posted: April/13/2009 at 16:35
No No


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Posted By: Steelbenz
Date Posted: April/13/2009 at 21:36
No Pix, WTH?

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Posted By: Tip69
Date Posted: April/13/2009 at 21:54
I'm working on the pics. 

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take em!


Posted By: 8shots
Date Posted: April/14/2009 at 03:25
Wish I was there!


Posted By: 3_tens
Date Posted: April/17/2009 at 15:45
I wish you were there too 8shots. Not only would we have Pics but probably a couple of XXXX ladies to boot.               Almost forgot where we were.                                 Bounce

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Now the rules have changed again.


Posted By: Bigdaddy0381
Date Posted: May/22/2009 at 14:18
Originally posted by 3_tens 3_tens wrote:

I wish you were there too 8shots. Not only would we have Pics but probably a couple of XXXX ladies to boot.               Almost forgot where we were.                                 Bounce
 
 
I have heard 8's likes-um big and the normal XX just aint enough.
 


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Posted By: IBGOOSE
Date Posted: November/16/2009 at 10:23
How much does altitude have on shooting and sighting in your scope like going from here in Iowa out to Colorado Whacko

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Posted By: Kickboxer
Date Posted: November/16/2009 at 10:54
Originally posted by IBGOOSE IBGOOSE wrote:

How much does altitude have on shooting and sighting in your scope like going from here in Iowa out to Colorado Whacko
 
Go to exteriorballistics.com in section 3.1 there is a good, detailed write up on the effects of altitude, barometric pressure, air density, etc.  All you need and more.


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Opinion,untempered by fact,is ignorance.

There are some who do not fear death... for they are more afraid of not really living


Posted By: budperm
Date Posted: December/14/2009 at 11:40
Aw man! Thats like School, Dan!  You want him to READ & STUDY????

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