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Old 09-24-2010, 03:41 PM   #31
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LoL isnt there always junk in the desert. nabbed myself a nice bit of hose the other day
Jim what range finder do yo urecommend

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Old 09-24-2010, 03:42 PM   #32
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Rats, I deleted it--


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OK, boys and girls, I know your were waiting for this, lucky for you it's my last trip "out there", cause I have to go back to NorCa, Sunday

This was strictly a a pistol trip, set up at 10 yds

first was my Ruger MK11 .22



2nd was my 1911 colt NM .45



last was my Ruger Blackhawk .45 colt



I collected a bunch of junk, just like I do when camping--bring out more than you brung in !!

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Old 09-24-2010, 03:54 PM   #33
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Pretty hard to do that, there are dozens from $150 to $1000 bucks--


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LoL isnt there always junk in the desert. nabbed myself a nice bit of hose the other day
Jim what range finder do yo urecommend
I've been using Cabela's Buschnell Yardage Pro Scout--

Pretty accurate up to 300 yds and will do 1000yds with reflection-also reads in meters !!

It was $320 6 months ago --

Ringem up on the internet and read the specs, especially the reviews !!

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Jimbo, what length bbl is that ruger, I've got a couple but they are the 9 7/8" bbls, very good shooters, about the only rugers that I would own other than the 4 10-22s that I have.

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The actual bbl length is 7" and it's SS


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Jimbo, what length bbl is that ruger, I've got a couple but they are the 9 7/8" bbls, very good shooters, about the only rugers that I would own other than the 4 10-22s that I have.

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If you've got some 9" bbls, I'll bet they're ACCURATE !!

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Old 09-24-2010, 04:58 PM   #36
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I'm not all that great of a shot with a pistol even though I have a bunch of them. I have to work really hard to hit anything out there very far. When I had to qualify with a .38 S&W in the Air Force for flying status while in Vietnam, I had never shot a pistol before and my shooting was laughable. The old range sergeant finally gave up and certified me anyway, even though I hadn't really qualified. His last comment was that he hoped I never had to use my .38 to defend myself.
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I'm not all that great of a shot with a pistol even though I have a bunch of them. I have to work really hard to hit anything out there very far. When I had to qualify with a .38 S&W in the Air Force for flying status while in Vietnam, I had never shot a pistol before and my shooting was laughable. The old range sergeant finally gave up and certified me anyway, even though I hadn't really qualified. His last comment was that he hoped I never had to use my .38 to defend myself.
admitting is the first step. now its my turn. Im no good shot either, that pic of my target was 200 yards out, I shot about 200 rounds with my ak and hit like a dozen times . its all about having fun , I know I had fun whenever I have shoulder bruising the nex tday lol
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Heh Heh, there's a lot of pistol stances that are used nowadays and the Weaver is still the most popular, but

Years ago and there still are competition categories that call for ONE HAND shooting--

I'm afraid that in two hand shooting just like rifle comp--breathing/heartbeat/hold pattern and sight picture is the most important--

You have to be comfy-with both eye's open and especially with Auto's the timing of the recoil finish and trigger squeeze-takes a lot of practice-

My pistol groups above weren't right off the top, I had to do some practice to get everything "Synched", but it turned out pretty good--

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Heh Heh, there's a lot of pistol stances that are used nowadays and the Weaver is still the most popular, but

Years ago and there still are competition categories that call for ONE HAND shooting--

I'm afraid that in two hand shooting just like rifle comp--breathing/heartbeat/hold pattern and sight picture is the most important--

You have to be comfy-with both eye's open and especially with Auto's the timing of the recoil finish and trigger squeeze-takes a lot of practice-

My pistol groups above weren't right off the top, I had to do some practice to get everything "Synched", but it turned out pretty good--

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have any hand gun tips? Ive always leaned toward rifles, never got into handguns until recently
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The actual bbl length is 7" and it's SS







If you've got some 9" bbls, I'll bet they're ACCURATE !!

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Ya, there quite accurate with the right ammo, used them for years shooting silhouettes so there also the bull bbls, shot a lot of 40's with them too. Hey, you got my powder scale!

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Old 09-24-2010, 05:52 PM   #41
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Can't say much, I'm afraid, it's not like a education course you can do on the internet--

If you really want to shoot a pistol well--you need to goto your local pistol/rifle range and ask who can show you basics, they'll usually enjoy doing it for free, just like 4-wheeling

You need a guy ON SITE, to watch you shoot, then point out some basic changes you'll have to do-

It's like going up a ladder, each rung takes the right direction for practice

The .22 is the best -cheap practice pistol you can use to start with, without spending a lot, but

You'll have to GRADUATE to larger calibers 38/357 mag/44 and 45 till (if you want ), you find what you really enjoy shooting-

The reason for that is, that an accurate .22 is REALLY EXPENSIVE++the ammo !!

I have a bunch of ,45's cause thats the one I like

I do enjoy the rifles Remington/Weathery at 100/200/300 yds, cause I handload and thats where the cost savings is !!

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Ya, there quite accurate with the right ammo, used them for years shooting silhouettes so there also the bull bbls, shot a lot of 40's with them too. Hey, you got my powder scale!

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22lr is not so cheap anymore. I like the Wolf Match for my 22's and it is still more than twice the price since I last had to buy some. I can reload my 22 Hornet Contender pistol cheaper than shooting new 22 ammo.
Donn you sure have a nice silhouette range out your way. Here is a youtube at a club just outside of LA

Sure wish we had ranges over 200 meters around here. We just had our last match for the year last weekend in central WI so now I am getting ready for coyote hunting, with my MOA Maximum.
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I don't consider them expensive !!

I just got 2100 rounds (.22LR)/W a sealable carrying case, at Cabela's, for $76 bucks and that looks like 3.6 cents/ea-don't you think thats cheap ??

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Ya that's LASC, I've shot there a few times but I did most of my shooting at Inland in Redlands as I used to make all of their targets and make all of the repairs. Redlands was where I shot my first .22 Production 40 with a T/C back about 1982 or 3, CCI mini mags just shot afire in that old T/C. Were getting ready for huntin also, just deer huntin tho, then bear then bobcat, coyote runs all year if we so desire.



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Who here uses snap caps? Ive never used them but am going to buy some to practice every day. its hard to get out to the desert and shoot real rounds!
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Who here uses snap caps? Ive never used them but am going to buy some to practice every day. its hard to get out to the desert and shoot real rounds!
Well I bought some a zoom 9mm snap caps they say each can handle 3000 dry fires.... hmm we will see..
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Yea, they're indespensible-I've got snap caps for all my pistols-all the single actions and even the 1911's, although they don't require them I still usem--

I've even got some rifle snapcaps, don't usem anymore--

Good buy, but never leave them in the pistol/rifle and always maintain the "habit" of aiming-practice firing, only at a known target !!

Remember a gun is always loaded !!

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