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JIMBOX 09-22-2010 02:05 PM

More desert shooting
 
:cool: Went out again today to shoot some handloads 2 yrs old and the wind was STRONG and I didn't find a level spot for the jeep-so, holding, breathing and heartbeat wasn't consistent, I'm learning my desert conditions

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/m...m700BDL007.jpg

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/m...m700BDL008.jpg

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/m...m700BDL009.jpg

This one ain't bad considering the wind and CHEAP UMC .223 cartridges !!

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/m...m700BDL010.jpg

They're all at about 130 yds

No rattlesnakes today !

:rofl::rofl: JIMBO

530ktm 09-22-2010 02:07 PM

Nice grouping.

JIMBOX 09-22-2010 02:25 PM

:D Thanx for the comment, but


QUOTE=530ktm;783402]Nice grouping.[/QUOTE]

They're not that nice-conditions show

I've grouped 5 shots in a .219" group with that rifle in Ca. Bayarea competition, but that was with all the conditions perfect !!

It'll get better here in Nevada !!

:rofl::rofl: JIMBO

cavediverjc 09-22-2010 03:06 PM

Midway USA is an awesome company. (I saw their name on your targets) I get all kinds of reloading stuff from them. Since they're in Missouri and I'm in Kansas, I get next day delivery. Looks fun!

JIMBOX 09-22-2010 03:13 PM

:D Yea CD, I've been buying from them for over 10 years--great company-

:rofl::rofl: JIMBO

TroyD 09-22-2010 04:53 PM

id think it would be cool....just to be able to ride out into a desert and shoot like that. ive never even seen a desert. is the desert private land, or is most of it federally owned? can you just go ride around in it too?

bobjenkins 09-22-2010 04:56 PM

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Originally Posted by TroyD (Post 783664)
id think it would be cool....just to be able to ride out into a desert and shoot like that. ive never even seen a desert. is the desert private land, or is most of it federally owned? can you just go ride around in it too?

Here in az 9 outa 10 roads are open. you can go shoot hunt ride quads whatever. the others are usually service roads with signs that say no tresspassing

bobjenkins 09-22-2010 04:58 PM

jim youve made me get the bug im gunnahave to go out this weekend haha.

BTW have you got any rifle rack contraption that hooks to the rollbars? Im going to have to rig one up before hunting season

JIMBOX 09-22-2010 05:15 PM

:cool: Yea, most of the land (desert) is BLM, with private PLOTS all over the place, I could get to Lake Tahoe and never drive on paved road (hafta cross some), but !!

Back where I go, I'm shooting West with 1500 ft of sand dune/hill as a backstop--

There are a lot of horses so you can't just start plinking with out checking for horses/Quads (weekends) and now and then a hiker (:rolleyes:)

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/m...estSage016.jpg

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/m...estSage015.jpg

Unless you're riding a horse--you can't get close to these babies !!

Kinda neat--gunfire doesn't scare them-

:rofl::rofl: JIMBO

JIMBOX 09-22-2010 05:19 PM

:D Heh Heh, no bob, I only carry the rifles in padded cases--


Quote:

Originally Posted by bobjenkins (Post 783671)
jim youve made me get the bug im gunnahave to go out this weekend haha.

BTW have you got any rifle rack contraption that hooks to the rollbars? Im going to have to rig one up before hunting season

My pistols I carry in aluminum, padded lockable cases--

I don't hunt anymore so I keep all the firearms pretty well outta sight !!

:rofl::rofl: JIMBO

Jerry Bransford 09-22-2010 05:20 PM

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. :)

JIMBOX 09-22-2010 05:31 PM

:D I didn't even use my earmuffs with the .223, but probably thursday I''ll take out some 45 colt firearms and I'll need the muffs-

This place is cool, I can take the hard way, over pretty big sand hills and NEED lockers/4lo, or go around on old rutted, potholed bad roads--

Kinda fun either way, but I prefer the lockers/4lo trip, you wouldn't believe the rocks on these hills !!

:rofl::rofl: JIMBO

cavediverjc 09-22-2010 05:33 PM

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!! :D

yotefever 09-22-2010 06:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford (Post 783703)
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. :)

I just traded a 6.5 tcu Contender barrel, brass and dies for a new sound system for my yj :)
I was going to use it for pistol silhouette shooting but I could use some new sound in my jeep more and my 300 whisper barrel works very well anyway. :D

TroyD 09-22-2010 08:15 PM

Quote:

Yea, most of the land (desert) is BLM, with private PLOTS all over the place, I could get to Lake Tahoe and never drive on paved road (hafta cross some), but !!
how would one know if they happen upon a private PLOT? are they posted with no tresspassing signs and such?

and are the wild horses protected by law?

JIMBOX 09-22-2010 08:31 PM

:D Yea, there are NO TRESSPASSING signs and barbed fences and gates-


Quote:

Originally Posted by TroyD (Post 784000)
how would one know if they happen upon a private PLOT? are they posted with no tresspassing signs and such?

and are the wild horses protected by law?

There's still a law in Nevada that gives the "Ranch" owner the right to shoot trespassers !!

So Obviously I ain't gonna cross any lines, cause there are some questionable properties back there !!

The wild horses "Mustangs" are supposedly descendants of the original "Mustangs" brought here by the Spaniards and they are supposed to be protected by the BLM, but there's lots of shennanigans !!

:rofl::rofl: JIMBO

30-284 09-23-2010 03:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JIMBOX (Post 784045)
:but there's lots of shennanigans !!

:rofl::rofl: JIMBO

Such as using them as ballistic material to check bullet performance?

Donn

JIMBOX 09-23-2010 03:41 PM

:D A bit of sadistic observation !!


Quote:

Originally Posted by 30-284 (Post 785352)
Such as using them as ballistic material to check bullet performance?

Donn

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

:rofl::rofl: JIMBO

KCrisp 09-23-2010 03:43 PM

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.

Jerry Bransford 09-23-2010 04:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KCrisp (Post 785364)
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. :eek: :D

JIMBOX 09-23-2010 04:03 PM

:D heh Heh, I'm touched that you're concerned about my hearing !!


Quote:

Originally Posted by KCrisp (Post 785364)
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--

:rofl::rofl: JIMBO

30-284 09-23-2010 06:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JIMBOX (Post 785359)
:D A bit of sadistic observation !!




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

:rofl::rofl: 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

JIMBOX 09-23-2010 06:42 PM

:eek::eek::eek:Talk about rattling the cage !!


Quote:

Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford (Post 783703)
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. :)

Quote:

Originally Posted by cavediverjc (Post 783717)
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!! :D

Quote:

Originally Posted by 30-284 (Post 785352)
Such as using them as ballistic material to check bullet performance?

Donn

Quote:

Originally Posted by KCrisp (Post 785364)
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.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford (Post 785393)
X2. Take that from a guy with tinnitus with hearing getting bad enough so the wife is getting irritated having to repeat herself. :eek: :D

Quote:

Originally Posted by 30-284 (Post 785563)
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

:rofl::rofl: JIMBO

bobjenkins 09-23-2010 06:42 PM

couldnt wait until the weekend I went out today:)


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http://i53.tinypic.com/2zrm1r7.jpg

JIMBOX 09-23-2010 06:45 PM

;) Oh Oh, maybe I started something !!

Just watch your background !

:rofl::rofl: JIMBO

cavediverjc 09-23-2010 08:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bobjenkins (Post 785586)
couldnt wait until the weekend I went out today:)
http://i53.tinypic.com/2zrm1r7.jpg

Why are you shooting Janet Reno? She's a nice lady. :D

bobjenkins 09-23-2010 08:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cavediverjc (Post 785727)
Why are you shooting Janet Reno? She's a nice lady. :D

lol next time im going to print out a hummer pic

30-284 09-23-2010 10:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JIMBOX (Post 785585)
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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

:rofl::rofl: JIMBO

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

Donn

JIMBOX 09-24-2010 03:18 PM

:D 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

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/m...owby/007-2.jpg

2nd was my 1911 colt NM .45

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/m...owby/006-1.jpg

last was my Ruger Blackhawk .45 colt

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/m...owby/003-2.jpg

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

:rofl::rofl: JIMBO

TroyD 09-24-2010 03:34 PM

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.


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