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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-24-2017, 10:58 PM Thread Starter
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I took the Handi 45/70 to the woods range today and conducted ballistics tests on green trees.

I found a windfall fir tree and blasted it with several different rounds of Trail Boss loads.
With a full case of Trail Boss behind a 340 gr cast flat nose bullet, it penetrated a 12 in. section of the tree and keep on trucking.Just a fun day at our Redneck range. I even tried the old Tokarev with hardball and soft point ammo on the same science tree.Complete penetration with hardball at 12 inches and 3 to 4 inches of tree stopped my self defense load.

I didn't prove a darn thing but sure had fun in the great outdoors after being cooped up for many day's of poor wet, and cold weather.My buddy and forum member tried out his new (used) 44 special Uberti and had fun doing that until the front sight fell off!

The Handi experiment went well. Not so with the Tok! I guess I was too close to the tree and something came back at me and smacked me in the honker! I looked like Rudolf the red nose rain deer for a while till the bleeding stopped. Except for a scab on my nose it was overall a good time in the great outdoors.

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The Handi experiment went well. Not so with the Tok! I guess I was too close to the tree and something came back at me and smacked me in the honker! I looked like Rudolf the red nose rain deer for a while till the bleeding stopped. Except for a scab on my nose it was overall a good time in the great outdoors.
Those oldies (Tokarevs) are tough cookies. They hit back! Lesson learned, don't stand so close, where someone can punch you in the snozz!
I bet you had a laugh at your buddies expense when the front sight fell off his Uberti. He probably got a kick at your expense too.

Happy you weren't hurt badly.

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Reminds me of the classic line.'you'll put yer eye out!'
Be vewy, vewy careful, some trees (or fenceposts and car junk wheels...dont ask...) shoot back.....
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My kind of testing
I'd go shootin with you ANY DAY.
Just stand back..... a little further, lol
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I have used the redneck ballistic test a time or two myself. Once inadvertently while shooting at a huge buck. That was at least 12 years ago and my daughter, who was 8 then, still won't let me forget about it. Worth it for the memories though.

I also like to use the redneck accuracy test which is MOCC or Minute of Coke Can. If I can nail a Coke can three times at 100 yards, we are good to hunt.

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I cut down a poplar sappling with a 20ga while grouse hunting. The tree fell straight down, except for about the bottom 6' and the bird flew away.
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And the bird got up and slowly walked away.
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