I was out just before Christmas, with my youngest son. We we were at the gun club shooting rifle. He was shooting his AR at 200 yds. and smacking the steel IPSC target just about every shot. I broke out my .308 AR-10, to work with a new load. I had got a group with Varget and 178 Hornady just under 2'' last fall. That was just under 200 yds. New load was 168 gr. Sierra's with Varget. On the 4th shot, crosshairs collapsed into the bottom of the scope, so that ended my day.
Couple weeks ago, my oldest son, was plinking on our pistol range in the back of our property. We have 6.5 acre's, and local police have said, with a proper backstop, shooting is fine. We built a backstop with railroad ties and tires filled with dirt. Anyway, he had the Ruger 1911 out. So I put 7 rds in a mag., and let er' rip. Same IPSC target as the youngest son was shooting at 200 yds. I painted in a 6''x6'' orange center, with the outside border being white. I put all 7 in the orange in about 5 or 6 seconds. Felt good!! Sure don't do the shooting I use to. I know Bill, you use to shoot silhouette. I shot for many years. Oak Ridge,Tn, Ft.Stockton,Tx. and hundreds of local match's. But since most of my shooting/hunting buddies have died, not so much shooting. I really like getting out with my boys, doing more coaching than shooting. Ya got me buy 11 years, but at 62, I can sure feel the age. I made the mistake of telling my boys, that I could hit a 10'' gong at 100 yds with one of my Dan Wesson .44's awhile back. That one might come back to bite me in the butt. I know, when the weather warms up around here in a couple month's, they'll hold me to that one!! Wish me luck! gypsyman
We keep trying peace, it usually doesn't work!! Remember(12/7/41)(9/11/01) gypsyman