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09-26-2010 08:18 AM
JIMBOX 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 !!

JIMBO
09-26-2010 12:41 AM
bobjenkins
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Originally Posted by bobjenkins View Post
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..
09-26-2010 12:07 AM
bobjenkins 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!
09-25-2010 05:11 PM
30-284 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.



Donn
09-25-2010 01:23 PM
JIMBOX 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 ??

JIMBO
09-25-2010 12:49 PM
yotefever
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Originally Posted by 30-284 View Post
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!

Donn
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
YouTube - Introduction to Handgun Silhouette at LASC
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.
09-24-2010 05:52 PM
JIMBOX 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 !!

Good luck

JIMBO
09-24-2010 05:48 PM
30-284
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Originally Posted by JIMBOX View Post
The actual bbl length is 7" and it's SS







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

JIMBO
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!

Donn
09-24-2010 05:38 PM
bobjenkins
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Originally Posted by JIMBOX View Post
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--

JIMBO
have any hand gun tips? Ive always leaned toward rifles, never got into handguns until recently
09-24-2010 05:35 PM
JIMBOX 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--

JIMBO
09-24-2010 05:06 PM
bobjenkins
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Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford View Post
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
09-24-2010 04:58 PM
Jerry Bransford 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.
09-24-2010 04:53 PM
JIMBOX The actual bbl length is 7" and it's SS


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Originally Posted by 30-284 View Post
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.

Donn



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

JIMBO
09-24-2010 04:35 PM
30-284 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.

Donn
09-24-2010 03:54 PM
JIMBOX 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 !!

Good luck

JIMBO
09-24-2010 03:42 PM
JIMBOX 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 !!

JIMBO
Try again-


JIMBO
09-24-2010 03:41 PM
bobjenkins 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
09-24-2010 03:34 PM
TroyD some good shooting JIMBO.

i have an old mk1 that ive killed many a can and bottle with, bought it back in '94 from a fella. dont know how old it is. but its a good shootin lil gun.
09-24-2010 03:18 PM
JIMBOX 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 !!

JIMBO
09-23-2010 10:22 PM
30-284
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Originally Posted by JIMBOX View Post
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Huh !--I've been shooting/hunting longer than most of you have been around and I STILL enjoy this desert shooting and I don't shoot jackrabits/horses/Hawks/coyotes-or Burrosj-just targets

I'm listing powders,types and weight with different bullets and there's a lot, it will keep me ENJOYING the desert for quite a while !!

When I'm not in the Sierras

JIMBO
I didn't say I shot any, Just thought about it!

Donn
09-23-2010 08:46 PM
bobjenkins
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Originally Posted by cavediverjc View Post
Why are you shooting Janet Reno? She's a nice lady.
lol next time im going to print out a hummer pic
09-23-2010 08:08 PM
cavediverjc
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Originally Posted by bobjenkins View Post
couldnt wait until the weekend I went out today
Why are you shooting Janet Reno? She's a nice lady.
09-23-2010 06:45 PM
JIMBOX Oh Oh, maybe I started something !!

Just watch your background !

JIMBO
09-23-2010 06:42 PM
bobjenkins couldnt wait until the weekend I went out today





09-23-2010 06:42 PM
JIMBOX Talk about rattling the cage !!


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Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford View Post
That looks like fun, I haven't been shooting in 3-4 years. I used to load some pretty hot loads for my .44 magnum Ruger Bisley and .357 Maximum (not Magnum) Thompson Center Contender that were fun to shoot out in the desert. My ears ring (tinnitus) so I'm kinda worried about doing any more shooting now for fear it'd just make it worse. And no, I never shot without hearing protection (except while hunting and in the military)... and usually both earplugs and muffs.
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Jerry, I also suffer from acute tinnitus. I can thank the military for that......however, I still shoot quite a bit. I've found that the small, foam earplugs coupled with standard earmuffs seem to work really well for keeping the audio shock to a minimum. You might give it a try. It'll get you back into shooting and everyone knows that's the best kind of therapy there is!!
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Originally Posted by 30-284 View Post
Such as using them as ballistic material to check bullet performance?

Donn
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Originally Posted by KCrisp View Post
If you aren't wearing ear protection shooting a .223 you are damaging your ears. Anything louder than a 22 LR out of an 18" barrel and you should be wearing ear protection.

On the other day, if you ignore this, some day your Wrangler will seem a lot quieter.
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Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford View Post
X2. Take that from a guy with tinnitus with hearing getting bad enough so the wife is getting irritated having to repeat herself.
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Originally Posted by 30-284 View Post
No didn't read anything, just think about it sometimes when the burros on the upper desert piss and crap in all of the water holes and all of the rest of the animal population have to find another waterhole, but the burros are fine with the water and piss and crap, if the rest can't find a new waterhole, then they die of dehydration, that is all except the burros. See this all of the time when hunting. They would tell a better story than even ballistic gel.

Donn


Huh !--I've been shooting/hunting longer than most of you have been around and I STILL enjoy this desert shooting and I don't shoot jackrabits/horses/Hawks/coyotes-or Burrosj-just targets

I'm listing powders,types and weight with different bullets and there's a lot, it will keep me ENJOYING the desert for quite a while !!

When I'm not in the Sierras

JIMBO
09-23-2010 06:21 PM
30-284
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Originally Posted by JIMBOX View Post
A bit of sadistic observation !!




You musta read something somewhere--expand and clue us !!

JIMBO
No didn't read anything, just think about it sometimes when the burros on the upper desert piss and crap in all of the water holes and all of the rest of the animal population have to find another waterhole, but the burros are fine with the water and piss and crap, if the rest can't find a new waterhole, then they die of dehydration, that is all except the burros. See this all of the time when hunting. They would tell a better story than even ballistic gel.

Donn
09-23-2010 04:03 PM
JIMBOX heh Heh, I'm touched that you're concerned about my hearing !!


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Originally Posted by KCrisp View Post
If you aren't wearing ear protection shooting a .223 you are damaging your ears. Anything louder than a 22 LR out of an 18" barrel and you should be wearing ear protection.

On the other day, if you ignore this, some day your Wrangler will seem a lot quieter.
Thats probably why I like my JKU with Flowmaster 40 Cat-back--

It seems PLEASANTLY loud to me--

JIMBO
09-23-2010 04:01 PM
Jerry Bransford
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Originally Posted by KCrisp View Post
If you aren't wearing ear protection shooting a .223 you are damaging your ears. Anything louder than a 22 LR out of an 18" barrel and you should be wearing ear protection.

On the other day, if you ignore this, some day your Wrangler will seem a lot quieter.
X2. Take that from a guy with tinnitus with hearing getting bad enough so the wife is getting irritated having to repeat herself.
09-23-2010 03:43 PM
KCrisp If you aren't wearing ear protection shooting a .223 you are damaging your ears. Anything louder than a 22 LR out of an 18" barrel and you should be wearing ear protection.

On the other day, if you ignore this, some day your Wrangler will seem a lot quieter.
09-23-2010 03:41 PM
JIMBOX A bit of sadistic observation !!


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Originally Posted by 30-284 View Post
Such as using them as ballistic material to check bullet performance?

Donn
You musta read something somewhere--expand and clue us !!

JIMBO
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