Discussion in 'Photo And Video Gallery' started by Elbert Garrett, Jul 31, 2020.
That`s awesome news!
A few days ago. I got to try out my new to me Remington 550-1. Picked it up a couple weeks ago. This was the first time I got to take it to the range. Didn't go so good. Had many fail to load. But I don't mind so much. I already got it disassembled and waiting for parts. I like messing around with these old guns. Gives me something to do.
Daryl, glad hear you are seeing clearly now.
Today I pattern tested some Winchester Defender, it has a 1 oz slug and 3 pellets of 00 buck at 1150 fps. I used my Mav 88 w/20" barrel. Shots were taken from 28ft and I was shooting offhand and sitting. Average spread was 6.25", the one pictured is about 6.5".
Yesterday I took my 10/22 out to a range for the first time in a couple of years. I also took my AR out for the first time since I bought it in early May. I fired 50 rounds through each rifle. I tell ya, the 10/22 was more fun, but I enjoyed both. Looking forward to getting out again soon.
Yesterday I was at the range with my M1A and my R700 both in .308. Shot 8 rounds out of the M1A and 6 rounds out of the bolt gun at 200 yards. All rounds were hand loads specific to each rifle. Great fall weather and all in all a good day. My actual shooting was not all that great but always a good time!
With ammo and powder so hard to come by I’m reluctant to deplete my rifle stockpile too much. I need to switch over to pistol and shotgun for a while.
Meanie, the AR is so light for it's charge that I don't find it as much fun either. However, I shot one that was set up with a heavy stock and barrel, and it had the same kick as a 10-22. The thing never came off target. It put 10 shots thru one hole at 100 yds, just like a 10-22 at 50 yds.
I wish my AR was that good, but it's not even operational. The dealer was never able to get the builder to fix it. Now the builder refuses to send anything to California, and so it sits in parts waiting...
If I didn't have 2 doz other guns that work OK, I'd be really sad about the whole affair. As it is I'm out $600 plus any AWB liabilities I might get stuck with.
Some side by side Federal 9 pellet
buckshot loads from 28ft offhand / Mav 88 20" barrel
Federal Power Shok 1325 fps
Federal LE flight controlled 1145 fps
Nice shooting Elbert.
I gotta get the shotguns out soon.
Tis the season....
I carved that pumpkin with a 20ga 3/4oz slug traveling at 1600 fps out of my little cutdown single shot...
And while I had it out I patterned a couple #3 buck just for grins...
I traced a couple of 8" circles on a sheet of poster board...
The last time I fired a shot was on Sept 4, 2020 at 2:30 pm.
I was setting up the targets on the range for the Handgun Carry Class and our Sheriff Office Forensics Investigator asked if I wanted to fire her new MP something 9mm.
I stapled a poker card and fired at it from the 10 yd line. Made all 3 shots hit in a vertical pattern about 3". When I broke down the ranges later I looked for the card but I couldn't find it.
Today I fired a Federal 3/4 oz 20 ga slug into 4 gallons of water from 21ft into 4 gallon jugs just for grins...I used my little cut down Stevens single shot, it`s a blast to shoot!
That little slug pretty much destroyed the first gallon and busted the 2nd wide open but did not pass through the back side...
Any day that you can launch projectiles into inanimate objects is a good day...
Well in spite of smoke coming down from the forest fires we went up to the rifle range today. I shot the .223, some pistols, and I also hit the concrete alley.
Some shotgun hooliganism from the hip. . .
One handed 12 gauge, Schwarzenegger style.
It had to be uplifting to get out and shoot. It's good for the soul.
I felt a lot better, thank you. It was a lovely day for it too.
Now my mrs wants to go. Cabin fever.
I didn’t have my earmuffs on for that Schwarzenegger shot...
The 12 gauge is a lot quieter than the rifle.
Neither did Arnold
Yesterday I picked up a 25 count box of Federal 2 3/4" 4 shot heavy field load (1220 FPS) for just under 9$ at my local Walmart and today I put some on paper. This low brass shot soft and patterned 9.5" at 21ft and 6.5" at 14ft. I`m not much one for using bird shot for HD but this load might be viable for folks worried about over penetration or those who might be recoil sensitive...When the weather clears some up I`ll test it on some water jugs and see if I can carve a pumpkin with it...
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