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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-10-2019, 09:04 PM Thread Starter
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Default Went to the range today.....

And it was miserably hot and humid. The RO made sure that there was plenty of cold water available for all, although I had stopped on the way and got two big bottles of Powerade. I wanted Gatorade, but there was none in the store.

When I got there I again had to wait for the rifle shooters to time out so I could shoot. That never bothers me, as I know if I was shooting in that place I'd have to wait for others. It's just courtesy.

I had my CZ 75 SP01 and my LC9S Pro with the Lee bullets sized to .358, as well as my 30/30 A.I. and some loads that were pure fire forming loads as well as some fairly stout lead bullet loads.

I was pleased! Both of my pistols gobbled up the loads that I put into them. When I first got the CZ I'd get jams galore and the tiniest lead doughnut looking thing after I managed to get the slide back. That was with the TC bullets. Sizing them to .357 helped a lot. But I wanted to try a different bullet and see if it would work with the larger diameter. It did!

My NEF 30/30 A.I. did as well as I expected, shooting only at 50 some yards. The brass is old, and I had two or three cases that had a neck split. It was hot and very easy to get worn out in a few minutes. I believe I salvaged 18 or 19 pieces of brass that are now in the tumbler.
The RO was busy getting targets reached there was going to be a qualification shoot @ 1300. I packed most of my stuff into my vehicle and came back to wind down and drink one of those Powerades.
If it hadn't been so hot and humid and I felt better I would have stayed and watched the qualification shoot. But I needed to get home, so away I went.

I did have an enjoyable time....

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Your right about the humidity , changed shirts 3 times today . Dont have to go to a sauna just step outside for 30 mins.
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You sir are either one determined gentleman , or a glutton for punishment. Its just to hot to even think about doing any shooting. The sweat running into my eyes generally cuts the mood.
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I shoot under a covered pavilion, and there is a huge portable fan at one end blowing wind our way. It's true, you ain't gonna shoot a lot in a little while without a lot of exertion that just isn't safe in this heat. I was surprised at the small amount of brass that I collected and brought home. And I was feeling fairly whooped when I left, but drank the powerade and rested a bit before I took off.

I still had a good time though.

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