Gun Thread [Weasel]

F-Class Competitive Shooting

What happens when high-power shooters grow old, feeble, and their eyesight becomes too weak for iron sights? They put scopes on their rifles, lay on the ground to shoot and call it F-Class, that's what!

3.1 Butner 300yd line.JPG
F-Open 300 yd line
Camp Butner, NC

F-Class is a precision rifle shooting sport with targets at known distances between 300 and 1,000 yards. Mid-range matches are 600 yards and under, and long-range matches are 800 yards and over. At 1,000 yards the center or 'X' ring of the target is a five inch circle. The object to place shots as close to the center as possible, with a match typically consisting of 20 shots for record fired in relays.

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F-Open 1000 yd line
Ben Avery Range, Phoenix, AZ

Originally started in Canada, F-Class matches are now held in many countries around the world, and are governed by the international regulatory body ICFRA (www.icfra.com). In the U.S., matches are sanctioned by the NRA, with programs and rules administered by the NRA High-Power Committee.

3.3 FTR Quantico 1K.jpg
Girls Shoot Too!
F-T/R 1000 yd line
MCB Quantico, VA

F-Class competition falls into two separate styles; F-Open and F-T/R. The primary differences are rifle weight, caliber and the front rest system allowed to support the rifle. F-Open rifles must weigh less than 22 pounds, be .35 cal or under, and may employ a variety of front rest supports. F-T/R is more restrictive; with rifles weighing under about 18 pounds, chambered in .223 or .308 caliber only, and be supported in front with a bipod only. The targets and scoring for the two styles are the same.

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F-Open 700m line
Connaught Range, Ottawa ON

Anyone with a reasonably accurate scoped rifle and good quality commercial ammunition can participate and have a LOT of fun in an F-Class match. Stock rifles by Savage and Remington are often seen on the line at club matches where most F-Class shooters begin in the sport. Custom equipment and advanced reloading techniques can be added later if desired, but you do not have to spend a lot of money to get out, have fun, and learn from the more experienced long-range shooters. What is important is to take the leap, find a match and sign up - the most you have to lose is an afternoon!

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Team Matches
Ben Avery Range, Phoenix AZ

***Links***
NRA Shooting Sports USA Article
Rifle Shooter Magazine F-Class Article
Accurate Shooter F-Class Article

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***This Old Gun***

This week's old gun comes to us courtesy of commenter Bob the Bilderberg:

The story my father told is that one day sometime in the 1910s or 20s a Texas Ranger stopped at the farm. He was riding to Victoria, TX and asked my grandfather if he could loan the Ranger a concealable gun. My grandfather gave the Ranger his .32. The Ranger left his Bisley and said he'd be back in a few days. He never came back and the Colt has been in the family since.

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Colt Bisley .45 Cal

Wow! Now that's a family story worth passing along with the gun!!

If you care to share the story of your favorite firearm, send a picture with your nic and tell us what you sadly lost in the tragic canoe accident. If you would like to remain completely anonymous, just say so. Lurkers are welcome!
Email: guns at happyplacearsenal dot com

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That's it for this week - have you been to the range?

Posted by: Open Blogger at 07:15 PM




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1 First.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 09, 2018 07:34 PM (/qEW2)

2 Happiness is a warm gun thread

Posted by: Skip at September 09, 2018 07:37 PM (T4oHT)

3 Top ten!

Posted by: Surfperch at September 09, 2018 07:37 PM (usM7j)

4 Haven't been to the range in a long time.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 09, 2018 07:38 PM (NWiLs)

5 Haven't had a chance to get up to Ben Avery, now I have an excuse.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at September 09, 2018 07:38 PM (uAO9M)

6 I'm pretty sure a 'robot' could be constructed to beat a human in long range shooting competitions.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at September 09, 2018 07:39 PM (2DOZq)

7 You wonder why he never came back for it. Maybe he was killed in the line of duty, although you would think that sort of news would've reached his ancestor.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at September 09, 2018 07:40 PM (4ErVI)

8 I'm pretty sure a 'robot' could be constructed to beat a human in long range shooting competitions.


That's a Marky Mark movie.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at September 09, 2018 07:40 PM (fuK7c)

9 powerlineblog.com return of the hypocrite
https://tinyurl.com/ya4whvpk
The whole point of that is Kris Poranto has his Twitter account suspended for correcting Jug Ears on Benghazi

Posted by: Skip at September 09, 2018 07:41 PM (T4oHT)

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6 I'm pretty sure a 'robot' could be constructed to beat a human in long range shooting competitions.
Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at September 09, 2018 07:39 PM (2DOZq)
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Anything is possible!

Posted by: Weasel at September 09, 2018 07:41 PM (MVjcR)

11 Stuck at the gate in CHARLOTTE with one stewardess to little and a broken toilet. Aint life grand?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 09, 2018 07:41 PM (ZB0RX)

12 Weasel, I think you should tell them some details about how good you are, and what a good coach you are, and how your team set a record last time out.

And, very cool story about the Colt!

Posted by: bluebell at September 09, 2018 07:42 PM (JJZzu)

13 Yay!

Posted by: Duncanthrax at September 09, 2018 07:42 PM (DMUuz)

14 12 Weasel, I think you should tell them some details about how good you are, and what a good coach you are, and how your team set a record last time out.

And, very cool story about the Colt!

Posted by: bluebell at September 09, 2018 07:42 PM (JJZzu)
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Shhhhh!

Posted by: Weasel at September 09, 2018 07:43 PM (MVjcR)

15 Stuck at the gate in CHARLOTTE with one stewardess to little and a broken toilet. Aint life grand?
Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 09, 2018 07:41 PM (ZB0RX)
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I think you should step up. Come on, say it with me: "coffee, tea, or me?"

Posted by: bluebell at September 09, 2018 07:43 PM (JJZzu)

16 Great app to use when you are shooting long range is StrelokPro. Input projectile shape, weight, caliber, powder load, barrel twist, optics. It taps into your weather app and crunches the numbers from where ever you zeroed your rifle. Pretty damn slick, still have a elevation cheat sheet on my scope cover just in case

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at September 09, 2018 07:43 PM (uAO9M)

17 I pulled targets at Ben Avery, with our Explorer post run by the AZ Game and Fish, back in 1970s.

Before it was named Ben Avery.

Working behind the berms to mark targets was a hoot.

Posted by: retropox at September 09, 2018 07:45 PM (8h9kC)

18 I have the DTs too bad to be a good shooter.

Posted by: Ronster at September 09, 2018 07:45 PM (rW4va)

19 coincidentally the issf world championships are now being held in south korea (through sept. 15). that's the international shooting sport federation, the governing body for the olympics shooting events.

Posted by: mjc, the very, at September 09, 2018 07:46 PM (Pg+x7)

20 Weasel, Thanks for the thread and the explanation about long range competition. I'll have to stick with my shorter range shooting from a bench for fun. Getting down to the ground is possible but difficult. Getting up would require a sky crane copter and a three man work party. SIGH!

Posted by: JTB at September 09, 2018 07:46 PM (V+03K)

21 I'm pretty sure a 'robot' could be constructed to beat a human in long range shooting competitions.
Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at September 09, 2018 07:39 PM (2DOZq)
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Anything is possible!
Posted by: Weasel at September 09, 2018 07:41 PM (MVjc

I realize that might have appeared to be a dig at long range shooting competitions. I did not intend it to be. I was just thinking of the various calculations needed to be proficient that a computer could do. Like a chess master vs Big Blue.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at September 09, 2018 07:46 PM (2DOZq)

22 What happened to the Ranger?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 09, 2018 07:46 PM (IqV8l)

23 Happiness is a belt-fed weapon.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 09, 2018 07:47 PM (ulmY0)

24 16 Great app to use when you are shooting long range is StrelokPro. Input projectile shape, weight, caliber, powder load, barrel twist, optics. It taps into your weather app and crunches the numbers from where ever you zeroed your rifle. Pretty damn slick, still have a elevation cheat sheet on my scope cover just in case
Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at September 09, 2018 07:43 PM (uAO9M)
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I use a ballistic app sometimes to model the effect of large swings in atmospheric conditions, and a software package called QuickLoad for rifle load development. Great tools.

Posted by: Weasel at September 09, 2018 07:47 PM (MVjcR)

25 If you're going to be shooting F-T/R, what factors would lead you to choose a .223 over a .308? Would competitors be able to choose to switch chamberings in different events or would a .223 shooter be facing some competitors with .223 and some with .308 in the same event?

Posted by: hogmartin at September 09, 2018 07:47 PM (y87Qq)

26 Posted by: JTB at September 09, 2018 07:46 PM (V+03K)
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Glad you liked it JTB! Thanks for checking in.

Posted by: Weasel at September 09, 2018 07:48 PM (MVjcR)

27 (... how did i know? i just so happened to be looking up om indian restaurant and news reports of a fellow named om came up hye just won the 50 mm airgun event.)

Posted by: mjc, the very, at September 09, 2018 07:49 PM (Pg+x7)

28 I would really like to get into long range shooting, but I'm not sure to go around here. We live in a hilly, wooded area of Southwestern Oregon and not too many places that are accessible and wide open enough to get a shot at 300 yards, let alone 1,000 yards. I don't think our local gun club goes out that far.

I recently purchased the Ruger Precision Rifle in .308. Any moron recommendations for a good solid scope in the medium price range (under $500)???

Posted by: SteveOReno , I proudly self-identify as a Moron at September 09, 2018 07:50 PM (2sCft)

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I realize that might have appeared to be a dig at long range shooting competitions. I did not intend it to be. I was just thinking of the various calculations needed to be proficient that a computer could do. Like a chess master vs Big Blue.
Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at September 09, 2018 07:46 PM (2DOZq)
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No worries - and no offense taken!

Posted by: Weasel at September 09, 2018 07:50 PM (MVjcR)

30 On the matter of guns with weird provenance:

25 years ago (when I was four) I made friends with a neighbor who was into shooting. I had just "inherited" Dad's rifles and was getting into it. (He was rapidly declining due to Parkinson's and they were better off with me than with him).

So, neighbor new friend and I met at the range a few times and he said "I don't care about small calibres any more" and gave me a High Standard .22 nine shot revolver.


Posted by: Bandersnatch at September 09, 2018 07:50 PM (fuK7c)

31 Make this a real competition. .45-70 at 800 yds!

Posted by: G. Custer at September 09, 2018 07:50 PM (DMUuz)

32 I don't have a bisley model but that grip and the modified hammer that goes with it looks so cool.

Posted by: JTB at September 09, 2018 07:51 PM (V+03K)

33 [... so i thought i'd mention it here.]

Posted by: mjc, the very, at September 09, 2018 07:51 PM (Pg+x7)

34 25 If you're going to be shooting F-T/R, what factors would lead you to choose a .223 over a .308? Would competitors be able to choose to switch chamberings in different events or would a .223 shooter be facing some competitors with .223 and some with .308 in the same event?
Posted by: hogmartin at September 09, 2018 07:47 PM (y87Qq)
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No one seriously uses the .223. Maybe goofing around at mid-range but the round just isn't effective enough at long-range to be competitive.

Posted by: Weasel at September 09, 2018 07:51 PM (MVjcR)

35 I use a ballistic app sometimes to model the effect of large swings in atmospheric conditions, and a software package called QuickLoad for rifle load development. Great tools.
Posted by: Weasel at September 09, 2018 07:47 PM (MVjcR)

Weasel, nice I'll have to check those out. Thanks

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at September 09, 2018 07:52 PM (uAO9M)

36 This week is Vz 58 week for me.

I have one which is Czech military surplus and shoots the 7.62 x 39. The second is a new rifle Vz 58 from CzechPoint but chambered in 5.56 x 45 and .223.

Both are light, accurate and fun to shoot but the 5.56 has a cheek slap that would make Hercules dizzy. It has an M4 adjustable stock so I have to get used to cheek welding that mother in place when shooting it.

The 7.62 X 39 version is a soft shooter with the correct muzzle brake and while a little rough around the edges has no issues what so ever except it gets hot in a hurry.

Now to see which one wins at 100 yards and 40 rounds each, iron sights only.

Standing, sitting, kneeling and prone.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 09, 2018 07:52 PM (EoRCO)

37 I would guess .223 and .308 would be two different classes
Yes?, no?

Posted by: Skip at September 09, 2018 07:52 PM (T4oHT)

38 [... so i thought i'd mention it here.]
Posted by: mjc, the very, at September 09, 2018 07:51 PM (Pg+x7)
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mjc, I just realized you are musical jolly chimp! I was wondering where you had gotten to. Nice to see you.

Posted by: bluebell at September 09, 2018 07:52 PM (JJZzu)

39 Make this a real competition. .45-70 at 800 yds!
Posted by: G. Custer at September 09, 2018 07:50 PM


Pfft. .50-70 Sharps.

Posted by: Billy Dixon at September 09, 2018 07:53 PM (DMUuz)

40 No one seriously uses the .223. Maybe goofing around at mid-range but the round just isn't effective enough at long-range to be competitive.
Posted by: Weasel at September 09, 2018 07:51 PM (MVjcR)
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Thanks for confirming that. I was thinking the same thing. So effectively, for longer range shooting in that class, you are limited to .308.

Posted by: SteveOReno , I proudly self-identify as a Moron at September 09, 2018 07:53 PM (2sCft)

41 What happened to the Ranger?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 09, 2018 07:46 PM (IqV8l)



Put on a mask and hung out with an Injun named Tonto

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 09, 2018 07:53 PM (SiINZ)

42 Shoot-out at Lambeau. Need bear tags.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 09, 2018 07:54 PM (lwiT4)

43 31 Make this a real competition. .45-70 at 800 yds!
Posted by: G. Custer at September 09, 2018 07:50 PM (DMUuz)
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I've taken an '03 Springfield to the 1000 yd range at Quantico for funsies. I was actually able to hit a man sized target with iron sights and surplus ammo which surprised me a little.

Posted by: Weasel at September 09, 2018 07:54 PM (MVjcR)

44 38 bluebell:

as patton said - tanks a lot!

Posted by: mjc, the very, at September 09, 2018 07:54 PM (Pg+x7)

45 Quigley Down Under should be the favorite movie of long range shooters.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at September 09, 2018 07:55 PM (2DOZq)

46 No one seriously uses the .223. Maybe goofing around at mid-range but the round just isn't effective enough at long-range to be competitive.
Posted by: Weasel at September 09, 2018 07:51 PM (MVjcR)


Well I didn't want to assume, because I don't know, but that's pretty much what I was wondering. Unless the course of fire is over so many rounds that recoil fatigue gets to be a problem, I can't think of a compelling reason to choose .223 over .308 for that kind of range if you're going to be keeping score.

Posted by: hogmartin at September 09, 2018 07:55 PM (y87Qq)

47 Haven't been to the range in a couple of weeks, still doctoring Mrs Old Blue's eyes after her surgery and the timing for her eye drops is just off. My goal is to increase the range to the target each time I go and work on increasing my accuracy with iron sights. At the range I go to right now, 25 yards will be the max so I'll have to start looking around for an outdoor range where I can go longer. When I bought the Ruger, it came with a Weaver scope, but I haven't used it yet. I'd like to get good enough to compete in some small bore rifle matches that I've seen advertised in my Shooter Illustrated magazine that I get from the NRA.

Posted by: Old Blue at September 09, 2018 07:55 PM (gEvQ8)

48 What happened to the Ranger?

No idea. Honestly, there's no proof that there even was a Ranger. That's the story my dad told and he clearly believed it. But there is nothing corroborating it.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderber's phone at September 09, 2018 07:55 PM (4jqDR)

49 as patton said - tanks a lot!
Posted by: mjc, the very, at September 09, 2018 07:54 PM (Pg+x7)
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Posted by: bluebell at September 09, 2018 07:56 PM (JJZzu)

50 Just for fans

Matthew Quigley (Tom Selleck) uses a Shiloh Sharps 1874 Long Range rifle with a 34" barrel (4"s longer than a standard 30" barrel) converted to fire a .45-110 metallic cartridge with a 540 grain paper-patch bullet.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at September 09, 2018 07:56 PM (2DOZq)

51 Quigley Down Under should be the favorite movie of long range shooters.


And aboriginal boobage.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at September 09, 2018 07:56 PM (fuK7c)

52 For T/R, yes. And bullets in the 185/200/215 grain range.

Posted by: Weasel at September 09, 2018 07:56 PM (MVjcR)

53 SteveO - vortex might have something in that price range. Clear optic and hold zero real well. Kind of like the poor man's Nightforce. My friend just got a Schmidt and Bender for his DTI .338. $7,000. He asked if it was strange that he had a rifle set up that cost more than his truck.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at September 09, 2018 07:56 PM (uAO9M)

54 52>>And aboriginal boobage.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at September 09, 2018 07:56 PM (fuK7c)

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Again, the ta-tas. That didn't take long...

Posted by: SteveOReno , I proudly self-identify as a Moron at September 09, 2018 07:57 PM (2sCft)

55 This guy needs some gun control. A few workouts in the gym wouldn't hurt either.

https://youtu.be/b9F5vYa4cws

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at September 09, 2018 07:58 PM (+y/Ru)

56 37 I would guess .223 and .308 would be two different classes
Yes?, no?
Posted by: Skip at September 09, 2018 07:52 PM (T4oHT)
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Nope. Same class. Scored together. Which begins to show the disadvantage of the smaller caliber. I've been in matches where the top 20shooters were separated by x count.

Posted by: Weasel at September 09, 2018 07:59 PM (MVjcR)

57 There's my gun!!
I'll be having it back please.

Posted by: The Ranger at September 09, 2018 08:00 PM (QMwOT)

58 SteveO - vortex might have something in that price range. Clear optic and hold zero real well. Kind of like the poor man's Nightforce. My friend just got a Schmidt and Bender for his DTI .338. $7,000. He asked if it was strange that he had a rifle set up that cost more than his truck.
Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at September 09, 2018 07:56 PM (uAO9M)

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Thanks for the recommendation!! I have a friend that really likes Vortex too. I will check them out. Another friend will only consider Leupold Scopes, and I know they are great scopes and made in Oregon. But still a bit too rich for my blood.

Posted by: SteveOReno , I proudly self-identify as a Moron at September 09, 2018 08:00 PM (2sCft)

59 Again, the ta-tas. That didn't take long...


Well, what was Quigley? You had Magnum P.I. making mile and a half shots, the crazy girl with too many names not showing boobs, there was Snape snaping it up as the bad guy, and there was the Outback with aboriginal boobs.

That adds up to a move I'll watch whenever it's on.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at September 09, 2018 08:00 PM (fuK7c)

60 movie

Posted by: Bandersnatch at September 09, 2018 08:01 PM (fuK7c)

61 40 ..."Make this a real competition. .45-70 at 800 yds!
Posted by: G. Custer at September 09, 2018 07:50 PM

Pfft. .50-70 Sharps."

Wimps! Try a 45-110.

posted by Matthew Quigley

Posted by: JTB at September 09, 2018 08:01 PM (V+03K)

62 Well, off to take care of 85 year old Mother OReno for the evening. Have a good evening, Horde!!

Posted by: SteveOReno , I proudly self-identify as a Moron at September 09, 2018 08:02 PM (2sCft)

63 Question for the Horde. The Sportsman's Warehouse here locally has a sale going on. I'm going there because they've got some really good prices on .22 ammo. Now, they have a a Walther P22 QD pistol for $239.00. I know it's only a .22 pistol, but like I've said before, I wanted to start small and work my way up. Any ideas on this? Thanks!

Posted by: Old Blue at September 09, 2018 08:03 PM (gEvQ8)

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Posted by: SteveOReno , I proudly self-identify as a Moron at September 09, 2018 07:53 PM (2sCft)
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Sorry - #54 was in response to your #41.

Posted by: Weasel at September 09, 2018 08:04 PM (MVjcR)

65 I still haven't shot the Ruger PC carbine I bought a couple of months ago. Life gets in the way sometimes.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at September 09, 2018 08:04 PM (2DOZq)

66 Later, SteveOReno.

Posted by: hogmartin at September 09, 2018 08:05 PM (y87Qq)

67 I went to my local gun store to buy me a Henry .410. Was told none available right now. That made me sad.

Posted by: Ronster at September 09, 2018 08:07 PM (rW4va)

68 Okay a dumdum story.

I have started carrying recently. It isn't EDC because I work in a building where I can't.

So had my CHP for a few weeks and have been working with my belly band to find just the right way to carry.

Had a good one today but a little bit uncomfortable. Got home and adjusted and found a slight variation that was a LOT more comfortable.

Go in the grocery store and walking normally feeling like hey this is it when my pistol pops out and lands on the floor right by he checkouts. That's a loud sound and everyone looks of course. Luckily my foot was fast and the pistol is small enough that my foot completely covered it. I don't think anyone saw it I was able to drag it under my foot to an empty aisle.

But jinkies. That is a lesson learned.

Posted by: blaster at September 09, 2018 08:10 PM (DH5wZ)

69 Posted by: Old Blue at September 09, 2018 08:03 PM (gEvQ
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Absolutely! If you like the way the .22 feels, then by all means get one. I have a few and enjoy getting them out when I can. One word of caution on .22 ammo, though. Buy a small amount until you find out if your pistol likes the brand. Some .22s can be finicky.

Posted by: Weasel at September 09, 2018 08:10 PM (MVjcR)

70 Was at the range this Monday to break in my spanking new Smith & Wesson Victory SW22 .22lr pistol!

I'm not a good shot. But I was amazed at how much my accuracy improved with this entry-level target pistol.

"How bad a shot are you?"
I print bullseye targets on 8.5"x11" paper. Shoot at 7 yards. I often have 1 or 2 shots that completely miss the paper out of 9 fired.

With this SW22 my 2nd target had 8 of 10 shots in the 8 ring, 1 in the 6 and a flyer in the 2 ring. When I tried quick firing from 5 yards (40 shots) I left a ragged hole where the bullseye used to be! 1 shot on the 4 ring - everything else inside the 6. That's not especially good shooting... but it is for me!

Such a good shooting gun!

Posted by: ArthurK at September 09, 2018 08:10 PM (AHElI)

71 > 6 I'm pretty sure a 'robot' could be constructed to beat a human in long range shooting competitions.
Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp

Done. You can buy a shooting rig that hooks up a laptop to a long-range rifle. You pick a target on screen, tell the program to shoot and it will shoot when it thinks it will hit. It's stupid accurate past 1,500 yards.

Posted by: ArthurK at September 09, 2018 08:12 PM (AHElI)

72 Posted by: ArthurK at September 09, 2018 08:10 PM (AHElI)
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If you had a good time and learned a little, then it was time well spent. Go back next week with a small incremental goal and have fun!

Posted by: Weasel at September 09, 2018 08:13 PM (MVjcR)

73 https://www.odmp.org/agency/4777-texas-rangers-texas
Here are the Rangers killed in the line of duty up through the 1930s. From 1910 through 1929, it looks like 20 or so Rangers were killed.

Of course, the Grandfather in the story may have had a nicer gun than the Ranger (or a ton of other reasons for his not returning).

Posted by: elliot at September 09, 2018 08:14 PM (1PAtI)

74 Thanks Weasel!

Lancelot, I just bought 2 BX-25 magazines for my 10/22. Technically illegal in CO, but I had no problem ordering and getting them. By the same token, most CO Sherrif's and PD's have already said that they wouldn't enforce that particular law regarding magazine size. So now I have two BX-25's and four BX-1 magazines and can go 90 rounds without having to stop and reload.

Posted by: Old Blue at September 09, 2018 08:15 PM (gEvQ8)

75 66 ... Old Blue, I haven't shot the Walther but it gets decent reviews. Not intended as a target pistol but more for plinking.

For fun and plinking, would you consider a single action revolver? (The cowboy style.) If so, check out the Heritage Rough Rider. I have several and they are a lot of fun. They generally cost well under 200 dollars. But not everyone likes the slower pace of single action revolvers.

Posted by: JTB at September 09, 2018 08:16 PM (V+03K)

76 'Weasel is like a god, man!'
Dennis Hopper voice (from Apocalypse Now).

Posted by: Eromero at September 09, 2018 08:17 PM (zLDYs)

77 I went to the range today after a long absence (nearly 3 months) since there has been illness in the family taking up most of my weekends. The takeaway is handgun shooting is a perishable skill; I shot terribly at first until I stopped myself & starting thinking through fundamentals. I use my most beloved CZ-75B as my range pistol. If I'm not shooting right I know it isn't the gun.

Posted by: Troy L Riser at September 09, 2018 08:17 PM (Um8ak)

78 My nic using my full name sounds so formal when I don't pay attention to autofill.

Posted by: troyriser at September 09, 2018 08:19 PM (Um8ak)

79 Holy Disapearing Posts, Batman!

Posted by: blaster at September 09, 2018 08:21 PM (DH5wZ)

80 Posted by: JTB at September 09, 2018 08:16 PM (V+03K)


Was out shooting my Uberti El Patron last weekend... .45 single Action.

Still need to clean up the action a bit... but was getting quick draw lessons from someone who has won Tournaments...

FUNNNNN stuff!

Posted by: Don Q at September 09, 2018 08:21 PM (NgKpN)

81 0 'Weasel is like a god, man!'
Dennis Hopper voice (from Apocalypse Now).
Posted by: Eromero at September 09, 2018 08:17 PM (zLDYs)
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Ha!

Posted by: Weasrl at September 09, 2018 08:21 PM (MVjcR)

82 I enjoy this thread, you should enjoy it too!

To get pleasure from such things is completely normal and natural, no one should be ashamed!

If this kind of thread is exciting for you, tell your partner!

Posted by: Dr. Ruth, sniper and sexologist at September 09, 2018 08:22 PM (zCyNd)

83 Holy Disapearing Posts, Batman!
Posted by: blaster at September 09, 2018 08:21 PM (DH5wZ)

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I was just about to ask if it was just me that saw that *Poof!*.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at September 09, 2018 08:22 PM (I16G8)

84 I was hoping to get to the range this week for a nice, long, inexpensive session shooting .32 caliber muzzleloaders. Instead the time will be used for hurricane prep. Bummer! (Until I need the preparations.)

Posted by: JTB at September 09, 2018 08:22 PM (V+03K)

85 Weasrl?

Posted by: Weasel at September 09, 2018 08:23 PM (MVjcR)

86 Combined book gun comment.

I have had a hard time just getting into a book and reading it. I started reading the first Monster Hunters Intl book a while ago and just this weekend got into a good tempo on reading. Correia is a shooting instructor, no? It shows.

Also movie thread tie in. Bright on Netflix is an MHI like milieu.

Posted by: blaster at September 09, 2018 08:24 PM (DH5wZ)

87 Thanks JTB! I don't mind the slower pace at all. Accuracy over speed. I can send a lot of rounds down range pretty quickly, but if only 2 out of 10 are hitting the target, then I'm wasting a lot of ammunition.

Posted by: Old Blue at September 09, 2018 08:24 PM (gEvQ8)

88 Posted by: blaster at September 09, 2018 08:10 PM (DH5wZ)

I used an Uncle Mike holster to appendix carry for past 20 years.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at September 09, 2018 08:25 PM (2DOZq)

89 I'm looking at scopes (Weasel has provided a valuable insight into this), but...

I am looking at real world non-range applications. Nightforce is my preferred scope (have a couple NXS 8-32x56 in MOA and mil) due to my proximity to cartel owned border areas.

Do any of the Horde have experience with HORUS Tremor3 or H59 reticles?

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert at September 09, 2018 08:26 PM (l7Kbv)

90 Now, they have a a Walther P22 QD pistol for $239.00. I know it's only a .22 pistol, but like I've said before, I wanted to start small and work my way up. Any ideas on this? Thanks!
Posted by: Old Blue at September 09, 2018 08:03 PM (gEvQ


Disclaimer: I don't know anything about that particular pistol, so this is general Walther stuff.

I've never had an issue with any Walthers. That P22 grip kind of looks like my carry PPS M2*, which I wouldn't have chosen if it didn't feel comfortable. Something about the grip angle makes recoil feel milder on the little Walther than on a full-size VP9 with the same rounds - not that recoil is an issue with 22lr, but clearly they got the grip right. They'll have a lifetime warranty but I've never heard word one about whether their service is good or not because I don't know anyone who's had to send one back. Walther triggers are very nice - I've never used one that wasn't good to very good out of the box. I've never had a .22 auto that liked the Remington Thunderbolt ammo that they sell for $1.96 per 55 gallon drum nor one that didn't loooove CCI Mini-mag. Not sure what the rail is for, but it's free so I guess put a bayonet on it. I'd look around to see if magazines are commonly available for that model. Walther magazines aren't expensive or hard to find, but for some karmic reason I never see the ones for my pistol on the rack.

* https://stoatnet.org/ppsm2andfriend.jpg

Posted by: hogmartin at September 09, 2018 08:27 PM (y87Qq)

91 I know this is wildly unpopular but I miss the old elbow threads. I feel like I'm watching the Packers and Bears at Lambeau all by my lonesome. Oh well.


Posted by: grammie winger at September 09, 2018 08:28 PM (lwiT4)

92 85 ... "Was out shooting my Uberti El Patron last weekend... .45 single Action."

Don Q, If you hand load, try making some black powder rounds for the 45 Colt. It means more careful cleaning of the gun and the fired brass but is worth it to me. And the feel of those BP loads is different. A lot of fun.

Posted by: JTB at September 09, 2018 08:28 PM (V+03K)

93 Weasrl?

Posted by: Weasel at September 09, 2018 08:23 PM (MVjcR)

The "SRL" means incorporated in the Czech Republic.

We see what you are up to.

Posted by: Observant Miklos at September 09, 2018 08:28 PM (zCyNd)

94 Go in the grocery store and walking normally feeling
like hey this is it when my pistol pops out and lands on the floor
right by he checkouts. That's a loud sound and everyone looks of course.
Luckily my foot was fast and the pistol is small enough that my foot
completely covered it. I don't think anyone saw it I was able to drag it
under my foot to an empty aisle.



But jinkies. That is a lesson learned.

Posted by: blaster
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My EDC use to be my .45 M1991A1 until I was in a place having dinner and a fellow patron tapped me on the shoulder and whispered *your sports coat has ridden up on top of your sidearm. Nice weapon btw. *

Frankly, it always felt too big unless it's was holstered on a web belt on my hip open carry. (which you just can't do around here even though it's legal. LE will bust you for inducing panic or some such.)

Damn city kids.

Posted by: Tonypete at September 09, 2018 08:28 PM (9rIkM)

95 *furiously scribbles list*

Posted by: Dave Hogg at September 09, 2018 08:28 PM (GFNAW)

96 Speaking of guns, my father has a Luger 08 pistol that was made before the wars and was used in both wars (there is a "12" pressed on the frame, which was crossed out and a "42" was pressed under it). Haven't shot it in a while, come to think of it.

Posted by: Delaforce at September 09, 2018 08:29 PM (/vf6w)

97 Picked up my Springfield XDM in .45 on Friday. 4.5 inch barrel, 13 rounds. $369 from GunBuyer. Sadly, I have not taken it out yet.

Posted by: Sacred Cow at September 09, 2018 08:30 PM (uAAwg)

98 I shot another man in Reno.

Just to watch him die.

Posted by: Johnny Cash at September 09, 2018 08:32 PM (pOCaF)

99 Yea, gun thread!

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at September 09, 2018 08:32 PM (xJa6I)

100 *furiously scribbles list*

Posted by: Dave Hogg at September 09, 2018 08:28 PM (GFNAW)

Hi Davey!

Welcome to Ancient Greek in Tiny Bits!

Now listen, and repeat:

"Molon labe"

* *

That wasn't very good. Please try again.

Posted by: Ancient Greek MiklosBot tutor at September 09, 2018 08:33 PM (zCyNd)

101 Also movie thread tie in. Bright on Netflix is an MHI like milieu.
Posted by: blaster at September 09, 2018 08:24 PM (DH5wZ)

I thought Bright was great.

Posted by: iron308 at September 09, 2018 08:35 PM (+jwLO)

102 Didn't have a great range day yesterday.
I shot my Kel Tec PF-9, about 25 rounds in, my hand started to hurt. Yeah, it works but full power loads through a subcompact isn't fun.

Then I took out my PPQ 45, freshly back from Walther where they were unable to find anything wrong with it.

In 100 rounds, I had three malfunctions.

Sigh.

This time, two failures were failures to fire. I was riding the reset and twice the striker didn't seem to reset. I pulled the trigger...nothing. No mark on the primer, so it didn't strike it. Third was probably a dud round. But that's still not an encouraging thing.

It's a shame, the PPQ is a stunningly accurate, lightweight pistol and it fits my hand like a glove. But if it won't go 'bang' every time, it's just a range toy.

Also, I didn't shoot to my own standards of accuracy. Just didn't focus well and my grip was off, some flinching took rounds off target low.

All in all, not a great day.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at September 09, 2018 08:36 PM (xJa6I)

103
We see what you are up to.
Posted by: Observant Miklos at September 09, 2018 08:28 PM (zCyNd)
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Soooo busted.

Posted by: Weasel at September 09, 2018 08:37 PM (MVjcR)

104 Tonto is good people. Met him a couple times and he is a lot like us morons.

Posted by: Eromero at September 09, 2018 08:39 PM (zLDYs)

105 Most skills are perishable if not practiced regularly.
Used to shoot the occasional 300 at bowling.
Used to shoot reliable foul shots at hoops.
Used to get out of the car without cursing.
You get the idea.

Posted by: navybrat, has no evidence that my bathroom scale is accurate at September 09, 2018 08:39 PM (w7KSn)

106 Also got talked OUT of getting a new PPQ 22.

The feedback from wise morons here wasn't promising. The trigger felt great, though. (tested using snap caps)

But the rear sights were cheap, cheap wiggly plastic things. And the salesman basically talked me out of buying one. Said it wasn't reliable without expensive, high powered loads.

Fuck it. Maybe I'll get a revolver instead. Or nothing.

Grumble, grumble.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at September 09, 2018 08:40 PM (xJa6I)

107 All in all, not a great day.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards
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You spent a day at the range. That's a good day in my book.

Posted by: Guzalot at September 09, 2018 08:41 PM (schB/)

108

All in all, not a great day.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at September 09, 2018 08:36 PM (xJa6I)
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Some (or all) of that may just be having one of those days. Try it again and see if it's repeatable.

Posted by: Weasel at September 09, 2018 08:43 PM (MVjcR)

109 Posted by: navybrat, has no evidence that my bathroom scale is accurate at September 09, 2018 08:39 PM (w7KSn)

Russians have no doubt hacked your bathroom scale. Collusion with the cheesecake industrial complex.

Posted by: Miklos, weighing in at September 09, 2018 08:43 PM (zCyNd)

110 Most skills are perishable if not practiced regularly.
Used to shoot the occasional 300 at bowling.
Used to shoot reliable foul shots at hoops.
Used to get out of the car without cursing.
You get the idea.
Posted by: navybrat, has no evidence that my bathroom scale is accurate at September



calling bs on the bowling, if you shot 300 people bowling it wold have been in the news.

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 09, 2018 08:44 PM (MTjB1)

111 No one seriously uses the .223. Maybe goofing around at mid-range but the round just isn't effective enough at long-range to be competitive.
Posted by: Weasel at September 09, 2018 07:51 PM (MVjcR)

In general, I agree, though in mild conditions, the .223 can be competitive. I know a physically disabled FTR competitor who occassionally wins at long range with a .223.

Posted by: iron308 at September 09, 2018 08:44 PM (+jwLO)

112 Time for my semi-annual rant.

I don't own a Glock but have shot my friend's in both 9mm and 45acp. I hate the looks, the balance and the grip and HATE the trigger. But I shoot them so damn well!! Drives me nuts.

I have to soothe my psyche with a good revolver session afterwards.

Okay, I feel better now.

Posted by: JTB at September 09, 2018 08:44 PM (V+03K)

113 103 Picked up my Springfield XDM in .45 on Friday. 4.5 inch barrel, 13 rounds. $369 from GunBuyer. Sadly, I have not taken it out yet.
Posted by: Sacred Cow at September 09, 2018 08:30 PM (uAAwg)


That is a helluva deal. I have that exact same pistol, had a powder river 2 lbs installed. Great .45 to shoot. Might have picked up a 25 round pro mag for it. I like gainzz at the range.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at September 09, 2018 08:45 PM (uAO9M)

114 Who sent in the packet to order a 19111 from CMP on the 4th?

I wanted to optimize my trip to the Post Office so I put in another packet for 3 Garands ,

1.) a service grade luck of the draw HRA or SA,

2.) A Service grade IHC

3.) A CMP special (HRA or SA receiver Field grade with pitting above the wood line with a new stock , new barrel in .308.

In other news I picked up another CZ 82 (my fourth one). I really like those pistols.

AND.....

A Yugoslavian M-56 military 22 trainer patterned after the Mauser with same type of safety and general appearance. It has a heavy barrel. As part of military firearms collecting I collect .22 trainers.

Posted by: The Walking Dude at September 09, 2018 08:45 PM (cCxiu)

115 9 No one seriously uses the .223. Maybe goofing around at mid-range but the round just isn't effective enough at long-range to be competitive.
Posted by: Weasel at September 09, 2018 07:51 PM (MVjcR)

In general, I agree, though in mild conditions, the .223 can be competitive. I know a physically disabled FTR competitor who occassionally wins at long range with a .223.
Posted by: iron308 at September 09, 2018 08:44 PM (+jwLO)
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I think we know the same guy.

Posted by: Weasel at September 09, 2018 08:45 PM (MVjcR)

116 Well, a good day for me. 8 hours on the job, early supper of peas/ham and cornbread, and evening Bible study. Up since 0400, so off to the rack for me.

Posted by: Eromero at September 09, 2018 08:45 PM (zLDYs)

117 Well, it is on YT.
I used to be serious about it.
Videotaped it and everything.
Sony Beta.

Posted by: navybrat, has no evidence that my bathroom scale is accurate at September 09, 2018 08:46 PM (w7KSn)

118 Also got talked OUT of getting a new PPQ 22.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at September 09, 2018 08:40 PM (xJa6I)


I *think* the PPQ 22 is a standard striker PPQ rechambered for .22 and the P22 is the decades-old hammer-fired .22 from the ground up, so two entirely different platforms. I could certainly be wrong about that.

Posted by: hogmartin at September 09, 2018 08:46 PM (y87Qq)

119 re the robot shooting, go to tracking-point.com and look at their rifles with the cool computerized firing thingy.


wait until someone puts a stabilized suppressed rifle on a drone that is when the fun will begin. Wonder how the second amendment will handle that innovation.

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 09, 2018 08:47 PM (MTjB1)

120 Drones and guns are already extant.
Suppressed and stabilized?
Maybe not.

Posted by: navybrat, has no evidence that my bathroom scale is accurate at September 09, 2018 08:48 PM (w7KSn)

121 Hey, anyone here a resident of NYC that has a firearm license for handgun and rifle/shotgun?

Am I reading the law correctly that I CANNOT take any gun licensed in NYC outside of the city?

Posted by: Scuba Dude at September 09, 2018 08:49 PM (YLciO)

122 I think we know the same guy.
Posted by: Weasel at September 09, 2018 08:45 PM (MVjcR)

Bob D.

Posted by: iron308 at September 09, 2018 08:49 PM (+jwLO)

123 @36 "Hairyback Guy"

I love those VZ 58s and have two of em even though they take that proprietary magazine .(both in 7.62 x 39). My neighbor is always asking me to part with one but I won't.

Posted by: The Walking Dude at September 09, 2018 08:50 PM (cCxiu)

124 Drones and guns are already extant.
Suppressed and stabilized?
Maybe not.
Posted by: navybrat, has no evidence that my bathroom scale is accurate at September




yeah, agreed, maybe guns on drones is old thinking on new technology. maybe the answer is putting explosives on hornet drones.

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 09, 2018 08:50 PM (MTjB1)

125 131 I think we know the same guy.
Posted by: Weasel at September 09, 2018 08:45 PM (MVjcR)

Bob D.
Posted by: iron308 at September 09, 2018 08:49 PM (+jwLO)
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Yep. Really good guy. I enjoy shooting with him in Phoenix. We're not well acquainted but man does he have the right attitude.

Posted by: Weasel at September 09, 2018 08:51 PM (MVjcR)

126 You loved Brad ---

How many disrespectful comments about Trump are allowed on Twitter?

Don't answer that.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 09, 2018 08:51 PM (lwiT4)

127 yeah, agreed, maybe guns on drones is old thinking on new technology. maybe the answer is putting explosives on hornet drones.
Posted by: yankeefifth at September 09, 2018 08:50 PM (MTjB1)

Why not flamethrowers on drones?

Posted by: Surfperch at September 09, 2018 08:51 PM (usM7j)

128 66
Question for the Horde. The Sportsman's Warehouse here locally has a
sale going on. I'm going there because they've got some really good
prices on .22 ammo. Now, they have a a Walther P22 QD pistol for
$239.00. I know it's only a .22 pistol, but like I've said before, I
wanted to start small and work my way up. Any ideas on this? Thanks!


Posted by: Old Blue at September 09, 2018 08:03 PM (gEvQ

I have the same thing and love it. So easy to operate. And the upside to a .22 is it is so easy to handle. Get some extra mags!

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at September 09, 2018 08:53 PM (UsCnO)

129 126 Also got talked OUT of getting a new PPQ 22.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at September 09, 2018 08:40 PM (xJa6I)

I *think* the PPQ 22 is a standard striker PPQ rechambered for .22 and the P22 is the decades-old hammer-fired .22 from the ground up, so two entirely different platforms. I could certainly be wrong about that.
Posted by: hogmartin at September 09, 2018 08:46 PM (y87Qq)

Jah. The P22 is a smaller .22. The PPQ .22 does have a hammer (internal) but it's exactly the size of the 9mm version. Which is one reason I wanted it: same size factor for cheaper training.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at September 09, 2018 08:53 PM (xJa6I)

130 JB reporting wind gusts above 50 mph on the Delaware coast already.

This from the hurricane/ts?

Morons up that way, what say you?

Posted by: weirdflunky at September 09, 2018 08:55 PM (KflMN)

131 Them's 'spensive rigs in the photos.

Old guy, rifle, 1000 yds.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/yaa7n37f

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 09, 2018 08:55 PM (CDGwz)

132 120 Time for my semi-annual rant.

I don't own a Glock but have shot my friend's in both 9mm and 45acp. I hate the looks, the balance and the grip and HATE the trigger. But I shoot them so damn well!! Drives me nuts.

I have to soothe my psyche with a good revolver session afterwards.

Okay, I feel better now.

Posted by: JTB at September 09, 2018 08:44 PM (V+03K)

I understand.

My Glock 21 feels like a plastic brick in my hands. My trigger finger can barely reach the trigger with my small, womanish hands.

But it will put in 3" groups at 25 meters and will cycle every good or bad .45 ammo I put into it and it runs fine when dirty as a pig.

So...that's what I'm carrying it. I dream about replacing it but so far I'm just wasting money.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at September 09, 2018 08:55 PM (xJa6I)

133 Why not flamethrowers on drones?
Posted by: Surfperch at September 09, 2018 08:51 PM (usM7j)


Already done. For clearing debris from power lines.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZOZV7ugBas

Posted by: hogmartin at September 09, 2018 08:55 PM (y87Qq)

134 I hate Glocks too.
I hate them so much I own 3.

Posted by: navybrat, has no evidence that my bathroom scale is accurate at September 09, 2018 08:57 PM (w7KSn)

135 116

All in all, not a great day.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at September 09, 2018 08:36 PM (xJa6I)
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Some (or all) of that may just be having one of those days. Try it again and see if it's repeatable.
Posted by: Weasel at September 09, 2018 08:43 PM (MVjcR)

Will do. I'll do the same PPQ 45 loadout next weekend.

Maybe I'll get one of those buckmark UDX's but it doesn't really 'match' any of my carry guns. Dunno, just discouraged. I might be PMSing.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at September 09, 2018 08:57 PM (xJa6I)

136 Looks like CBS chief Mooves has grab-assed himself right out of a plum job.

I shall hoist a flagon in honor of the event.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 09, 2018 08:57 PM (pOCaF)

137 Hey, anyone here a resident of NYC that has a firearm license for handgun and rifle/shotgun?

Am I reading the law correctly that I CANNOT take any gun licensed in NYC outside of the city?
Posted by: Scuba Dude at September



handguns and shotguns in nyc should have fairly different rules unless they have changed very recently. handgun licenses are $600+, just to apply for and the with little likelihood of getting approved , that is for the permit to own, not carry.

https://www1.nyc.gov/html/nypd/downloads/pdf/permits/rifle_shotgun_permit_application.pdf

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 09, 2018 08:58 PM (MTjB1)

138 Why not flamethrowers on drones?
Posted by: Surfperch at September 09, 2018 08:51 PM (usM7j)

Already done. For clearing debris from power lines.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZOZV7ugBas
Posted by: hogmartin at September 09, 2018 08:55 PM (y87Qq)

Has anyone tried grenade launchers or flare guns yet?

Posted by: Surfperch at September 09, 2018 08:59 PM (usM7j)

139 I love those VZ 58s and have two of em even though they take that proprietary magazine .(both in 7.62 x 39). My neighbor is always asking me to part with one but I won't.
Posted by: The Walking Dude at September 09, 2018 08:50 PM (cCxiu)

Yup! A great shooter. Light, accurate and reliable.

Tell your neighbor CzechPoint always runs a special now and then if he wants a new one.....

https://www.czechpoint-usa.com/

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 09, 2018 08:59 PM (EoRCO)

140 wait until someone puts a stabilized suppressed
rifle on a drone that is when the fun will begin. Wonder how the second
amendment will handle that innovation.

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 09, 2018 08:47 PM (MTjB1)

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10 gauge goose gun with sabot loaded long rod projos.

Posted by: redc1c4 at September 09, 2018 09:00 PM (0bGss)

141 I had to buy new combat boots today. Lots of Nikes to choose from. Guess what I didn't buy.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at September 09, 2018 09:00 PM (dNzKv)

142 Posted by: yankeefifth at September 09, 2018 08:58 PM (MTjB1)

Ever heard of tinyurl.com?

Posted by: Surfperch at September 09, 2018 09:01 PM (usM7j)

143 142 Them's 'spensive rigs in the photos.

Old guy, rifle, 1000 yds.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/yaa7n37f
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 09, 2018 08:55 PM (CDGwz)
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Top two are mine. First is a 260 Remington and the second is a 6.5-284. Gal in #3 is on our team and the guy in #4 is my buddy and gunsmith. The team pic is from a few years ago. I'm on the spotting scope in the center of the pic in the white shirt.
The pic you linked is a different style (HIgh Power - Sling) of shooting. Still at long range but a slightly different target.

Posted by: Weasel at September 09, 2018 09:02 PM (MVjcR)

144

OT/. A whole caravan of ambulances just drove past my place. I surmised, "I'll bet they're headed to the insane asylum up the road, Sheppard Pratt in Elliott City, MD. So I pull up the Emergency broadcast for my county, and sure enough I'm hearing them broadcast about the place asking for a thermal imager and ... now one officer is reading off serial number from a shotgun!

https://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/11938/web

Posted by: Serious Cat at September 09, 2018 09:02 PM (aNP7B)

145 QID: Your recommendations have been noted on how to spend my savings.

2 lbs? Really?

Posted by: Sacred Cow at September 09, 2018 09:03 PM (uAAwg)

146 a kamikaze drone would also be an option...

or one that would release a net onto the top of the other drone.

Posted by: redc1c4 at September 09, 2018 09:05 PM (0bGss)

147 Posted by: yankeefifth at September 09, 2018 08:58 PM (MTjB1)

I have started the process of applying for pistol, rifle/shotgun.

But I am reading the laws and it appears that any gun that you own that is licensed in NYC cannot be taken out of the City or the State. If I go to a range the range has to be in NYC. I cannot go to an upstate range or to the range my nephew uses in NJ.

Posted by: Scuba Dude at September 09, 2018 09:07 PM (YLciO)

148 what is the flat thing on the front of your rifles, between the scope and the barrel/muzzle, Weasel?

Posted by: redc1c4 at September 09, 2018 09:07 PM (0bGss)

149 Cup holder.

Posted by: navybrat, has no evidence that my bathroom scale is accurate at September 09, 2018 09:08 PM (w7KSn)

150
Fuck you forever, you gods-be-damned jug-eared jug-headed cunt.
Posted by: you loved Brad at September 09, 2018 09:00 PM (FRlvP)

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Now wait one minute. This post is disrespectful to a former president. YOU ARE BANNED FROM TWITTER FOREVER!!!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 09, 2018 09:08 PM (pOCaF)

151
The pic you linked is a different style (HIgh Power - Sling) of shooting. Still at long range but a slightly different target.
Posted by: Weasel at September 09, 2018 09:02 PM (MVjcR)
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Or maybe more accurately: high power - any sight.

Posted by: Weasel at September 09, 2018 09:08 PM (MVjcR)

152 Doesn't anyone ever clean that Colt revolver? It looks like it's been left out in the rain.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 09, 2018 09:09 PM (pOCaF)

153 (Theme from This Old House plays on clarinet)

*Blam*

Posted by: Hillary the Sociopathic Monster at September 09, 2018 09:10 PM (t5m5e)

154 @150 hairyback guy,

Thanks for the heads up on Czechpoint-usa vz 58s. My neighbor will be delighted.

Posted by: The Walking Dude at September 09, 2018 09:10 PM (cCxiu)

155 Posted by: Scuba Dude at September 09, 2018 09:07 PM (YLciO)
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1. contact a lawyer conversant in NYC gun laws.. the local state rifle/pistol org should have a list.
2. rearrange your life and GTFO out of New Yak Shitty. when your gun laws make #Failifornia seem sane, you're living the wrong place.

Posted by: redc1c4 at September 09, 2018 09:10 PM (0bGss)

156 I built a misanthropic drone. I fired it up, it took off, ain't seen it since.

Posted by: Burger Chef at September 09, 2018 09:12 PM (RuIsu)

157 161 what is the flat thing on the front of your rifles, between the scope and the barrel/muzzle, Weasel?
Posted by: redc1c4 at September 09, 2018 09:07 PM (0bGss)
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It's a carbon fiber mirage shield. It keeps the heat rising off the hot barrel from distorting the image through the scope. You could use a piece of cardboard or Venetian blind, but the carbon fiber looks cooler and costs a lot more.

Posted by: Weasel at September 09, 2018 09:13 PM (MVjcR)

158 a kamikaze drone would also be an option...

or one that would release a net onto the top of the other drone.
Posted by: redc1c4 at September 09, 2018 09:05 PM (0bGss)

A Lyle Gun drone sounds like a good idea.

Posted by: Surfperch at September 09, 2018 09:13 PM (usM7j)

159 140 JB reporting wind gusts above 50 mph on the Delaware coast already.

This from the hurricane/ts?

Morons up that way, what say you?
Posted by: weirdflunky at September 09, 2018 08:55 PM (KflMN)


I'm in PA and there is no wind. However, it has been raining constantly all weekend. Not hard, but incessantly. I think this is the remnants of TS Gordon.

The ground must be pretty saturated by now, so if Florence comes my way I could have a problem.

Posted by: rickl at September 09, 2018 09:15 PM (sdi6R)

160 I've shot in 35mph guts but at 50mph I think I'd pack up and go home.

Posted by: Weasel at September 09, 2018 09:16 PM (MVjcR)

161 Doesn't anyone ever clean that Colt revolver? It looks like it's been left out in the rain.

Granddad wasn't big on talking care of his tools. I'm surprised it doesn't have bailing wire somewhere on it.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at September 09, 2018 09:17 PM (4jqDR)

162 Thanks for the heads up on Czechpoint-usa vz 58s. My neighbor will be delighted.
Posted by: The Walking Dude at September 09, 2018 09:10 PM (cCxiu)

Your more than welcome!

Good people and great service.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 09, 2018 09:19 PM (EoRCO)

163 Granddad wasn't big on talking care of his tools. I'm surprised it doesn't have bailing wire somewhere on it.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg
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Or duct tape.

Posted by: Red Green at September 09, 2018 09:19 PM (9rIkM)

164 Oh for Pete's sake. Guts = gusts.

Posted by: Weasel at September 09, 2018 09:20 PM (MVjcR)

165 I bought a 71/84 Mauser (11mm) and loaded up rounds to shoot at the nearest 600 Yd range.
The guys in the pit called a hold the first shot I made because they heard a boom before the impact on the target, and they were concerned there was a misfire.

The Mauser is a fun rifle to shoot by the way. Clunky like any Mauser, but fun.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 09, 2018 09:21 PM (2K6fY)

166 It's never good to have guts blowing around.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 09, 2018 09:21 PM (lwiT4)

167 What's that flat strip on top of the barrel in the F-class rifles?

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at September 09, 2018 09:21 PM (t5m5e)

168 180 It's never good to have guts blowing around.
Posted by: grammie winger at September 09, 2018 09:21 PM (lwiT4)
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Guts don't really get moving under about 30 mph.

Posted by: Weasel at September 09, 2018 09:22 PM (MVjcR)

169 Weasel - Aw, c'mon. Shooters ought to be able to adapt. You could hold a Hurricane Match.

*hmm, lessee, gusting L to R 35 to 100 mph, with occasional R to L*

*points rifle in the general direction of target and fires*

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 09, 2018 09:22 PM (CDGwz)

170 181 What's that flat strip on top of the barrel in the F-class rifles?
Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at September 09, 2018 09:21 PM (t5m5e)
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Mirage shield. See #171

Posted by: Weasel at September 09, 2018 09:23 PM (MVjcR)

171 ---------
Guts don't really get moving under about 30 mph.
Posted by: Weasel
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We should consult SMH on this.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 09, 2018 09:23 PM (CDGwz)

172 Mirage shield. See #171
Posted by: Weasel at September 09, 2018 09:23 PM (MVjcR)


How do you stick it to the jet again?

Posted by: Kindltot at September 09, 2018 09:24 PM (2K6fY)

173 Oh for Pete's sake. Guts = gusts.

Posted by: Weasel at September 09, 2018 09:20 PM (MVjcR)

Damn! I've been gust shot!

Posted by: Miklos, a no hoper at September 09, 2018 09:26 PM (zCyNd)

174
183 Weasel - Aw, c'mon. Shooters ought to be able to adapt. You could hold a Hurricane Match.

*hmm, lessee, gusting L to R 35 to 100 mph, with occasional R to L*

*points rifle in the general direction of target and fires*
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 09, 2018 09:22 PM (CDGwz)
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Ha! I coached a team match at the beautiful and benign Connaught range in Ottawa (pic 4) on the 35 mph gust day I mentioned. I had the shooters holding on the next target upwind with 6 minutes of correction dialed on the scope. Crazy day. 3rd place.

Posted by: Weasel at September 09, 2018 09:26 PM (MVjcR)

175 One of Bastardi's earlier tweets mentioned a non-tropical gale off the northeast coast into Monday.

https://twitter.com/BigJoeBastardi/status/
1038890771418701824

That must be where the 50 mph gust came from. Florence is still too far away.

Posted by: rickl at September 09, 2018 09:26 PM (sdi6R)

176 10 gauge goose gun with sabot loaded long rod projos.
Posted by: redc1c4 at September




lol

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 09, 2018 09:27 PM (MTjB1)

177 186 Mirage shield. See #171
Posted by: Weasel at September 09, 2018 09:23 PM (MVjcR)

How do you stick it to the jet again?
Posted by: Kindltot at September 09, 2018 09:24 PM (2K6fY)
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Velcro!

Posted by: Weasel at September 09, 2018 09:27 PM (MVjcR)

178
17 I pulled targets at Ben Avery, with our Explorer post run by the AZ Game and Fish, back in 1970s.

Before it was named Ben Avery.

Working behind the berms to mark targets was a hoot.
Posted by: retropox at September 09, 2018 07:45 PM (8h9kC)





Although when you're in your 20s it can be a little tedious.

Back in the stone age, when I was on my battalion rifle team, we practiced at the known distance range with the battalion machine gun team who were shooting M60s. We'd shoot all morning while they pulled targets, then we'd switch out at lunch time. The only problem is, since us rifle guys pulled targets for the machine gunners, and they'd walk the rounds in (depending on the course of fire they were shooting), we'd get pelted with gravel for half the day. It got old fast.

So some smart aleck rifleman suggests that we should each put a whole magazine into the berm just to give the pig gunners a taste of their own medicine. Yeah, it was fun.

Then at lunch, we passed each other while switching out, and every one of those fuckers had an evil grin on their faces. Grinch grins.

I swear, each gun had to have strung together about 200 rounds of 7.62 and just PULVERIZED the berm. I had gravel and dirt crammed into bodily crevices that I didn't even know existed.

Good times, good times.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at September 09, 2018 09:28 PM (eXA4G)

179 10 gauge goose gun with sabot loaded long rod projos.
Posted by: redc1c4 at September
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Yeah, surely this will become drone vs. counter drone. I can imagine hunter/killer drones being developed.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 09, 2018 09:29 PM (xSo9G)

180 The Texas Ranger story is so cool. My understanding of Commiefornia law is that lending a gun is a crime now. So if you see a wounded cop you can't grab his gun to shoot at the criminal. Not sure if correct but sounds like something Sacramento would do.

Posted by: torabora at September 09, 2018 09:31 PM (7DTZC)

181 I have started the process of applying for pistol, rifle/shotgun.

But I am reading the laws and it appears that any gun that you own that is licensed in NYC cannot be taken out of the City or the State. If I go to a range the range has to be in NYC. I cannot go to an upstate range or to the range my nephew uses in NJ.
Posted by: Scuba Dude at September




how long have you been in and will you be in nyc.

you might be misreading the shotgun part. never had any concerns or problems with the shotgun and spent lots of time with guys that went hunting and shooting with shotguns in nyc. not that that is legal advice, but no one had worries about shotguns, pistols were another thing.

one thing that might be helpful with the shotgun is that everyone I know who had / used shotguns bought them outside of the city before moving into the city or at a vacation home and brought them in which only required a license to own not permit to buy.

maybe you have a relative who could gift you one?

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 09, 2018 09:31 PM (MTjB1)

182 @148 to Yankeefifth.

This is NOT legal advice. Your mileage may vary....

The NYC "pistol permit" app is a complete waste of time unless you are law enforcement, ex LE, a movie star or a high level Democrat politician.

The NYC "long gun permit" is entirely a creature of NYC. There is no such thing as "long gun permit" in the rest of the State. So, you should be free to transport your long gun outside of NYC to anywhere else in the State. There is simply no "permit" involved.

However, there are specific rules on transporting firearms. Notably, the gun has to be in a locked case. And, ammo in a separately locked case. Its debatable whether a long gun also needs be "disabled" in its case (i.e. some type of lock on the gun itself, in its locked case). I really don't think so.

And, of course, not in the passenger compartment.

However, if you get a pistol permit (i.e. have residence in another county and get one there) then you can't bring it to NYC without their permit, i.e. it won't ever go into the Shitty.

As to transporting a firearm, for a pistol (which again is a moot point unless you apply from County outside one of the NYC Counties) then I believe you do need a trigger lock on the gun, as well as the separate locked cases.

Pro tip: never a good idea to leave guns in the car (however locked in a trunk) for any period of time except in a safe neighborhood driveway, and that for a limited time. You should invest in good /lockable gun cases. I personally like soft cases with large zippers in which you can use luggage locks. Simple, deters casual theft, safe from inquiring children/non gun people. Check out "Tactical Tailor" for some discreet offerings.

Also, for any "long gun" stored in NYC there is a ridiculous limit on the amount of ammo you can store, something like 200 rounds, which is basically a good day or two at the range, vs the amount of rounds that any actual gun owner (portrayed as a "gun nut" after any shooting) will want to keep in his/her safe.

There is also exactly one range in Manhattan (West side range) which is not great for a long gun (50 foot indoors, no hardball, etc) but it is what it is. Something similar in Bkln.

Basically: get long guns, keep em in a safe, get membership to a real range Upstate and so long as you store them in the trunk and have decent cases to discreetly take them out of your car at your destination.

Good luck !!

Posted by: xnycpeasant at September 09, 2018 09:33 PM (j4US8)

183 Ever heard of tinyurl.com?
Posted by: Surfperch at September


my oops, however, in my defense, if you are surfing on a handheld it is polite to let people know you only have 1x1.5 to work with.

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 09, 2018 09:34 PM (MTjB1)

184 In keeping with the long range rifle shooting theme, check out a couple of sources on the history of the sport.

First, read about the history of the NRA. It was established, in part, to compete in long range internatonal competition. Of course this was all black powder, predating the invention of smokeless.

Second, Ned Roberts' "The Cap-Lock Muzzleloading Rifle" deals with long range shooting matches among other matters. The book is considered a classic. (The author developed the 257 Roberts cartridge.)

It's amazing what those guys were able to achieve back then.

Posted by: JTB at September 09, 2018 09:35 PM (V+03K)

185 mirage shield, eh?

given the "precision" part of the competition, i'm surprised someone hasn't gone with an insulated barrel, as they do with tanks, since the temp difference between the top and the bottom of the barrel causes issues at long distance.

IIRC, it was the Israelis who did this first.

something to think about?

Posted by: redc1c4 at September 09, 2018 09:36 PM (0bGss)

186 PS Now living in a nearby county upstate and applied for/obtained "Sportsperson" CC for pistol as has Mrs XNYC. The restrictions/limitations on NY concealed carry, even in the Adirondacks etc is a whole other conversation.

Posted by: xnycpeasant at September 09, 2018 09:37 PM (j4US8)

187 Basically: get long guns, keep em in a safe, get membership to a real range Upstate and so long as you store them in the trunk and have decent cases to discreetly take them out of your car at your destination.

Good luck !!
Posted by: xnycpeasant at September



thanks. we never kept guns in nyc. everything was purchased elsewhere and remained elsewhere. never applied for a handgun permit for the reasons you noted, odds are about the same as winning the lottery only the ticket is $600.

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 09, 2018 09:37 PM (MTjB1)

188 Lethal Weapon, 1987 -- Riggs talks about making a kill shot in Laos, 1000 yards, high winds -- "Maybe only 8 or 10 people in the world could have made that shot".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fffK3OwHd98

(Jump to 1:20)

Yeah, it's a movie. My question is have the standards changed that much since the 60s, as to what is possible for long range shooting? Equipment, software aids, knowledge?

I'm guessing Yes.

Posted by: GnuBreed at September 09, 2018 09:42 PM (0ogQG)

189 Kamikaze drone would be a far simpler solution than a recoil-dispensing, stabilized-gimbal mounted firearm, mounted to a recoil & gust sensitive flying device.

A 450 lb. 30mm Chain Gun mounted to a 15,000 lb. Apache Gunship works due to weight/stability damping effect of the much heavier airframe.

A 15 lb. semi-auto rifle mounted to a 30 lb. drone? Ratios don't favor success, or damn sure, not quick follow up shots.

Conversely.

Drone with quality, lightweight stabilized optics. 10,000 ft. AGL. Spots & locks in on target. Eject/detaches 1/2 of each wing's span, trading lift & drag for speed and roll rate.

Drone points nose-down at target, then fires non-throttle-able 4 second burn gas/catylist rocket, which accelerates it to +/- 300 mph.

The swift, silent dive terminates with the blast of a Claymore-like, multi-projectile warhead, approximately 20 ft. above the target.

Drone dead, target dead.

Reload time for 2nd shot though... launch another drone!

That said, Weasel's gear looks like All Teh Fun to shoot!

Looking forward to the Tx Mo Meet.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at September 09, 2018 09:42 PM (QzJWU)

190 @201
If you have a place to store and shoot outside the City I really question getting the NYC long gun permit at all. It also has a "gotcha" potential in that it has to be renewed x number of years, and if you move out of NYC you must formally "surrender" your permit, failure to do either of which might be seen as a "gun law violation" in some future jurisdiction and F you up from a real license in a real place. I did it only because at the time we were living in the belly of the beast and I didn't have anywhere else to keep them.

Posted by: xnycpeasant at September 09, 2018 09:43 PM (j4US8)

191 Shoot-out at Lambeau over. Bears need Packer tags (22 or so) to take them home and refrigerate.

Posted by: dad29 at September 09, 2018 09:45 PM (7Kti7)

192 Looks like the thread is about run out but before we go, I'd like to say thank you to Weasel for alllowing me to share my family gun story. Thanks to elliot for the link to the Officer Down Memorial Page. I will browse it when time allows and see if any of them look anywhere close in time and location.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at September 09, 2018 09:45 PM (4jqDR)

193 I was hoping to get to the range this week for a nice, long, inexpensive session shooting .32 caliber muzzleloaders. Instead the time will be used for hurricane prep. Bummer! (Until I need the preparations.)

Posted by: JTB at September 09, 2018 08:22 PM (V+03K)

JTB, are you still in the thread? Have a .32 question.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 09, 2018 09:46 PM (iwUO9)

194 207 ... Still here, AOP. Hope I can help.

Posted by: JTB at September 09, 2018 09:50 PM (V+03K)

195
Yeah, it's a movie. My question is have the standards changed that much since the 60s, as to what is possible for long range shooting? Equipment, software aids, knowledge?

I'm guessing Yes.
Posted by: GnuBreed at September 09, 2018 09:42 PM (0ogQG)
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Equipment mostly. And ballistic advances in bullet design i suppose. In a 20 round 1000 yd match it's not unusual for a good shooter to keep half those in the 5 inch x ring. Human head averages 9 inches, or so I'm told.

Posted by: Weasel at September 09, 2018 09:52 PM (MVjcR)

196 201
If you have a place to store and shoot outside the City I really question getting the NYC long gun permit at all. It also has a "gotcha" potential in that it has to be renewed x number of years, and if you move out of NYC you must formally "surrender" your permit, failure to do either of which might be seen as a "gun law violation" in some future jurisdiction and F you up from a real license in a real place. I did it only because at the time we were living in the belly of the beast and I didn't have anywhere else to keep them.
Posted by: xnycpeasant at September



we are on the same page scuba dude was the one thinking of getting those. thanks all the same.

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 09, 2018 09:54 PM (MTjB1)

197 rockets/missiles on a drone = no recoil to worry about...

just need a launch motor and a flight motor, or a cold gas or drop ejection, with delayed motor ignition.

Posted by: redc1c4 at September 09, 2018 09:56 PM (0bGss)

198 199 mirage shield, eh?

given the "precision" part of the competition, i'm surprised someone hasn't gone with an insulated barrel, as they do with tanks, since the temp difference between the top and the bottom of the barrel causes issues at long distance.

IIRC, it was the Israelis who did this first.

something to think about?
Posted by: redc1c4 at September 09, 2018 09:36 PM (0bGss)
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Weight might be a factor. Most guys are just squeaking in under the weight limits for competition. There are little chamber cooling fans some use between matches to try and avoid heat stressing the barrel steel.

Posted by: Weasel at September 09, 2018 09:56 PM (MVjcR)

199 I swear, each gun had to have strung together about
200 rounds of 7.62 and just PULVERIZED the berm. I had gravel and dirt
crammed into bodily crevices that I didn't even know existed.



Good times, good times.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at September 09, 2018 09:28 PM (eXA4G)

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i shot competition M-60/GPMG with the CA ARNG for 3 years back in the mid-80s... if they were walking the rounds in to hit the targets, they were shit for shooters and/or had shitty coaches, at least on a KD range.

the Pig could be damned accurate, if you treated it right, and the iron sights were dead on, assuming your barrel wasn't a shot out POS.

we'd sit in the neutral space between each 3 target set, just to avoid ricochets coming down through berm. no sense getting blown away at a friendly shooting match.

Posted by: redc1c4 at September 09, 2018 10:02 PM (0bGss)

200
206 Looks like the thread is about run out but before we go, I'd like to say thank you to Weasel for alllowing me to share my family gun story. Thanks to elliot for the link to the Officer Down Memorial Page. I will browse it when time allows and see if any of them look anywhere close in time and location.
Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at September 09, 2018 09:45 PM (4jqDR)
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Thanks again for sharing, BtB!

'Night everyone!

Posted by: Weasel at September 09, 2018 10:03 PM (MVjcR)

201 207 ... Still here, AOP. Hope I can help.

Posted by: JTB at September 09, 2018 09:50 PM (V+03K)

Aha! I have made a commitment to buy, in Canada, a .32 Smoot rimfire pistol. Certified antique in Canada, so no government paperwork required. It's a five-shot, spur-trigger, single action revolver, bigger tahn pocket size. Anything you can tell me about these, and also is it possible to get .32 rimfire ammo at non-usurious prices?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 09, 2018 10:07 PM (iwUO9)

202 rockets/missiles on a drone = no recoil to worry about...

just need a launch motor and a flight motor, or a cold gas or drop ejection, with delayed motor ignition.

Posted by: redc1c4 at September 09, 2018 09:56 PM (0bGss)

Seems to me the perfect weapon with which to arm a drone would be a Gyrojet carbine: no recoil.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 09, 2018 10:08 PM (iwUO9)

203 AOP, The Smoot was first made in the 1860s as a back powder revolver. Remington got involved shortly after. If you were to shoot it, I would stick to black powder pressures.

I can't find any modern 32 rimfire ammo for less than about 4 dollars PER ROUND. I suspect most are sold as a display piece with the gun.

I shoot 32 caliber muzzleloaders and 32 caliber centerfire guns. The 32 rimfire was going obsolete in the 1930s. Sorry I can't be more help.

Posted by: JTB at September 09, 2018 10:28 PM (V+03K)

204 AOP, The Smoot was first made in the 1860s as a back powder revolver. Remington got involved shortly after. If you were to shoot it, I would stick to black powder pressures.

I can't find any modern 32 rimfire ammo for less than about 4 dollars PER ROUND. I suspect most are sold as a display piece with the gun.

I shoot 32 caliber muzzleloaders and 32 caliber centerfire guns. The 32 rimfire was going obsolete in the 1930s. Sorry I can't be more help.

Posted by: JTB at September 09, 2018 10:28 PM (V+03K)

Thanks, JTB. Yeah, I knew it was intended for black powder. I will probably try to find some spent brass, and reload them with black powder, and use that liquid primer that is sold for reloading .22LR. Bullets, I can cast from scrap lead (being careful to ensure that they are not too large to pass through the barrel, of course.)

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 09, 2018 10:45 PM (iwUO9)

205 the Pig could be damned accurate, if you treated it right, and the iron sights were dead on, assuming your barrel wasn't a shot out POS.

Posted by: redc1c4 at September 09, 2018 10:02 PM (0bGss)

I was an M60 ammo bearer, assistant gunner, gunner, then weapons squad leader in the 82nd. I was married to that weapon for almost four years of my life. I miss it. A funner thing to shoot is hard to imagine.

Posted by: troyriser at September 09, 2018 10:48 PM (Um8ak)

206 Victoria, TX. Teens to 20s. Ranger. Odds are quite good my grandad was in on that. Great revolver, magnificent heirloom. Keep it clean.

Posted by: EToH at September 09, 2018 10:50 PM (T10Dc)

207 Found a Rem 720-B in my wife's Grandma's Attic....30 ought 6...restoring.....to the glory of MOA "Thunder-Struck", at 800 yaaaars...

Posted by: Nightwatch..er at September 09, 2018 11:33 PM (kFkpX)

208 Of course....Optics....iron sights??? if I was Davy Crockett on modern day ADHD meds.......and Val-U-Rite........PPPpphhhhh.

Posted by: Nightwatch..er at September 09, 2018 11:40 PM (kFkpX)

209 I'm a damned lucky old fart in Central Texas with an embarrassment of riches in shooting events to go to. There's a 1000 yard steel Haji match four times a year, a 200-1000 yard 80 round Black Powder Cartridge Rifle match two or three times a year. Action Pistol, Falling Steel and Steel Challenge pistol every month. F class looks like a hoot but I don't know how I'd fit it into my schedule.

Posted by: this side toward enemy at September 10, 2018 12:37 AM (fbP3X)

210 Hunting seasons coming up tha time of the year when conservative parents take t eir kids hunting while liberals sit home and whine all day long and send checks to PETA,HSUS, and the rest of the Animal rights wackos

Posted by: Tamaa the Bird 1000 voices at September 10, 2018 05:47 PM (wGqjj)

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