Perfect Shootout


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FireArmFan
April 2, 2007, 02:51 AM
I've heard people ask questions such as "what would your perfect vacation be?" or "what would you consider a perfect date?" so here's my question.

What's your idea of a perfect day of shooting?

For me it would probably take place at my cabin or at a friend's cabin where there is a lot of open shooting space. I'd have all my best shooting buddies there and we would have a big barbeque. Then the shooting would begin. Start it off with some handgun shooting and then move to rifles. We'd do things like milk jugs filled with water, watermelons, paper targets, plinking with .22's, maybe a little friendly competion. Then set up a course, and have a timed pistol competion. Then i'd want to finish it off with a machine gun shoot since it's something i've always wanted to try and have never done it. It would go something like that.

So what's your idea of a perfect day of shooting?

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Damien45
April 2, 2007, 02:53 AM
I've heard people ask questions such as "what would your perfect vacation be?" or "what would you consider a perfect date?" so here's my question.

What's your idea of a perfect day of shooting?

For me it would probably take place at my cabin or at a friend's cabin where there is a lot of open shooting space. I'd have all my best shooting buddies there and we would have a big barbeque. Then the shooting would begin. Start it off with some handgun shooting and then move to rifles. We'd do things like milk jugs filled with water, watermelons, paper targets, plinking with .22's, maybe a little friendly competion. Then set up a course, and have a timed pistol competion. Then i'd want to finish it off with a machine gun shoot since it's something i've always wanted to try and have never done it. It would go something like that.

So what's your idea of a perfect day of shooting?

Sounds good to me! I'll bring the soda! lol

I would add a good long range competition.

rockstar.esq
April 2, 2007, 03:10 AM
I'd add steel targets way out yonder (600-1000yds) to push the long range rigs a bit and I'd throw in a round or two of trap. Just to cover all the bases! Oh and before I forget, some "tactical" shotgunnery using those raced out semiautos I've seen on tv.

FireArmFan
April 2, 2007, 03:13 AM
Ah trap shooting, i knew i was forgetting something. I can't forget to give my mossberg a workout.

Frog48
April 2, 2007, 03:21 AM
My perfect day of shooting would be out on the boat, and end with a bag limit of duck. :D

bogie
April 2, 2007, 03:22 AM
Shootout?

I dunno where you're from, but throughout most of the US, a "shootout" is sorta considered an adversarial process, and is to be avoided.

For recreation, nothing beats Knob Creek. Trap, accuracy, pistols, whatever.

FireArmFan
April 2, 2007, 03:31 AM
yeah i'm aware of what a shootout is, but it was more so intended to catch attention. and technically i wouldn't say that having a recreational shooting event couldn't be called a "shootout." When someone says they are having a cookout i don't think of people taking cover and throwing food at each other. i think of a recreational barbecue.

cwmcgu2
April 2, 2007, 03:47 AM
My perfect "shootout" would be in a video game.

bogie
April 2, 2007, 03:50 AM
Well, here in the US, a shootout is usually considered something to avoid.

trailgator
April 2, 2007, 01:18 PM
My idea of a nearly perfect day of shooting happens to be coming up again in June. Every so often there is a gathering at my brother's farm. It's all relatives, including our Dad. We start the day in his field up on the hill shooting clay birds. After that, we head back to the house for a good barbeque lunch. After lunch, we head to his lower field/200 yard range. We do a bunch of bench shooting with whatever anyone has cared to bring. We'll top the day off by getting out the handguns and bowling pins. Family, guns, and barbeque, does it get any better than that?

CNYCacher
April 2, 2007, 01:36 PM
. . . a great time I had this past New Years (http://richnamy.com/gallery/boozebreakfastbullets/), except this tree would get finished off:

http://richnamy.com/gallery/d/31588-2/100_4616.jpg

MrPeter
April 2, 2007, 01:50 PM
Oh no! Poor tree :-/

My perfect shooting trip would be one where my guns don't require cleaning afterwards, even with my corrosive surplus ammo, the targets replaced and labeled themselves, and I had enough hollow points to practice with them, instead of just hoping that the 20 I bought for my CZ will feed.

Or perhaps more realistically, my perfect shooting trip would be with people who also had guns, instead of me taking my friends who have nothing and I have to instruct. These mythical gun-owners would also know what they're doing, so I wouldn't have to jump out of the way when I was swept with a muzzle by a first-timer.

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