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06-05-2020 03:48 AM
Ex 49er I went to the range this afternoon for over 7 hours. 2 other people showed up as well. The range is going to be closed starting next week
and lasting until August because the surrounding timber is going to be logged. I shot 4-.22 pistols, 3-9mm's, 2-.45's, 3-.380's, and my .38 super.
I also shot my .44 CVA single shot rifle and the .45-70 Ruger #1. There was abundant sunshine and nary any wind. It was a great day!
05-15-2020 08:36 PM
Ex 49er I went to the range today for 4 hours and I had it all to myself. Today was a .22 l.r. day with the Ruger Precision rifle, Martini Model 15,
Sig 226 conversion,Browning Hi Power conversion, Browning 1911A1, and the S&W Model 41. Somebody had given me some Federal
Lightning ammo so I shot that. The Sig andBrowning conversions didn't like it at all and for once the 1911A1 was finicky, too.
It didn't matter with the rifles or the Model 41. After shooting 200+ rds. through the Precision, it was a shock to pull the trigger
on the Martini; it was much more difficult on the single shot and the iron sights took some getting used to after using the
scope on the Ruger which is only a 2x7. All in all it was a great day.
05-14-2020 11:58 AM
Ex 49er The conversion for the Hi Power is a Ciener. I try to get to the range once a week. Because of Covid, the range is only open for range masters.
05-14-2020 09:50 AM
30calflash Been out to the range some, no less than before the bug to be truthful. Last go around with some reduced loads in Finn Mosin and some bullseye practice w Ruger Mk3 22-45.

Ex 49er, not to start a thread drift but what make 22 conversion you have for the hi power? You can send thru the message system as I may have a few more??
05-14-2020 04:13 AM
Ex 49er I went to the range today for almost 7 hours. I made a fire in the stove. It was raining most of the day and only two other people showed up.
I became better acquainted with the Sig .380. I also shot the Colt .22 Diamondback, S&W M41, S&W .38 Victory Model, Glock 26, Browning
Hi Power 9mm, Beretta M92 9mm, Ruger #1 .45-70, CVA Scout .44mag, and a Hopkins & Allen falling block .22 rifle. Of the 3 9mm's I shot
the Browning was the most accurate. Only hiccup is that the extractor needs to be replaced and it is the old style long one like the 1911 that
fits inside the slide.
05-10-2020 08:32 PM
Ex 49er I went back up to the range this morning with another load of firewood. After cutting and stacking the wood I set out a couple of targets.
Today I brought my Sig 226 .22 conversion kit, Sig 232 .380, the Browning .22 1911A1, and the Ruger .22 Precision rifle. I left all my
spare magazines at home, so I only had 1 magazine for each gun; shooting was a little slower because I had to reload after each
string. Halfway through shooting, somebody else came up with some black powder pistols. After he left I was there for another
1.5 hours. The fog lifted, the sun came out and it was a great day.
05-09-2020 10:34 PM
Ex 49er I went up to the range this morning. I cut up some firewood and stacked it in the house. After putting up targets I shot the Browning
1911A1 .22, my 1969 Hi Power .22 conversion kit, and my Ruger .22 Precision Rifle. After an hour of shooting a friend and
some guests showed up to shoot. I let them shoot my rifle and pistols. I almost didn't bring the .22 1911A1 home,
because one of the guests loved it so much. Life is Goode!
05-06-2020 01:10 AM
Ex 49er I went back to the range today. I shot the same guns I shot last time and also shot my Python, a .22 Hornet CZ, and a Mossberg MPV .223.
I determined that the Sig 232 is zeroed at 10 yards. The Python was shooting 3 inches to the left(not anymore). I'm using a different Hi Power
for the conversion kit because I wasn't happy with the mechanics of the Mark III I used last time. Now I've got the kit on a 1969 model with a
round hammer and the magazine safety removed. I had the range to myself for 3 hours until a friend and his kids came up for the last hour.
Maybe the next trip I'll be able to shoot the Diamondback that I've taken up twice and not shot.
05-04-2020 11:41 AM
GuzziJohn1 A friend recently gifted me this Westernfield "Gill Gun". The target was 15 shots freehanded at 60'. Have since drifted the sight a bit. Nice part is that I am able to do this in my backyard.
05-04-2020 11:36 AM
Originally Posted by doublebass73 View Post
Thanks for the reminder Graybeard. I need to get off my butt and hit the trap range. I missed more ducks, geese and woodcock than I care to admit last season. I focused my energy training my dog but neglected my own training. I have a couple SXS shotguns that I hunt with, I need to get to the patterning board with those as well. I have some various sized bismuth samples that I want to try reloading, mostly larger sizes for some goose loads.
You and me both. I got more stupid looks from my bird dog last year than ever before. He would look at me like what did I bring you along for.....I point em then you miss em. I switched shotguns mid season without ever practicing with the new one. Then went back to my old one after several bad outings with the new one and was screwed up with the old one..... then season ended. I need to get that sorted out before season starts again or my dog will be looking for a new owner. I killed 40 pheasants out of 2 boxes of shells to start the season then stunk it up after playing eenie meenie minie moe with guns. Am I dumb or what? A feller needs to learn to dance with the one that brung him!
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