Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by BigBlue 94, Dec 23, 2018.
S&W SD9VE, the Apex kit did wonders for the trigger. Browning 1911 22.
Went to one of the local gun clubs Sunday for a little target practice.
Shot all four of my .41Magnum revolvers and my .375SuperMag.
I was shooting outside in the mid to late morning under the roofed handgun pavilion with the targets in bright sunshine.
Very difficult to see the plain black front sights on my two BlackHawks so those groups were not up to my usual standards.
Much better with the red and white front sight inserts on my S&W 57 and Dan Wesson revolvers.
No problems seeing the front sight on my Dan Wesson .375SuperMag so those groups were quite acceptable.
Then we moved over to the rifle range and I watched my son get some practice with his Tikka .308 and M700 BDL .270 hunting rifles.
We limited the handgun shooting this week to conserve some reloading components. Not having any success acquiring primers, so my reserves are starting to dwindle. Only option is too shoot a little less and limit what we shoot. If I am careful, we may be able to continue shooting for another couple of years, more or less.
A buddy's converted Saiga in 7.62x39 and his Ruger 10-22 were also fun.
Rifle targets were empty detergent jugs, loosely connected with long Weedeater Cord to a small wooden stick.
CZ PCR (9x19 mm) ---
VZ-58 ; milled receivers are on all of them, German Lothar barrels ---
———-The Czechpoints/CSA are imported by CZ USA.
—-The VZ2008 is assembled by Century, just to be clear.
If you've never experienced the difference in recoil between a carbine and a long rifle shooting the same ammo, you ought to give it a try!!
. Beautiful fall day and I was there until about 11:30 and then went over to one of the 8 separate pistol bays, ( each bay bermed on 3 sides ) and put some 44 Mag. loads through the Ruger Redhawk. Now it's cleaning and reloading time. Got some 6.5 resized brass in the tumbler as I type this in between bore cleaning sessions. Only took one gun photo today, which is unusual for me, and that was of the Encore....
.... Got lots of pix of targets marked with all the pertinent info and download them to compare group sizes. Good times.
Got out my Walther P 22 and my Ruger Mark IV 22/45 Lite.
Fired a box of Stingers in the P 22 and all went off as expected. I think it's a great little gun.
Shot 100 rounds of CCI Blazer in the 22/45 with excellent results. I then shot 50 rounds of Aguila 40 grain Super Extra. They actually had a tighter group but wouldn't load out of my McFadden Ultimate Clip Loader so I had to load them by hand.
Everything functioned real well so it was a good day at the range.
The "S&W" (100% German-made, just to be Correct) M&P .22LR.
,& its latest scope;
, & the "benchrest" picnic table visible in lower left;..
. More good times. All that Marlin needs now is for that reticle to be focused on a nice whitetail deer, if I could be so fortunate.
Spent an hour or so at the gun club shooting clay birds with our 12ga shotguns.
Then we spun 100 rounds downrange out of my AR15 in .223Wylde smacking steel at 200yds.
No hand gun shooting this weekend...conserving primers isn't much fun.
Also shot the other gun aquired at the recent gun show - a Colt Huntsman .22 LR target pistol, manufactured 1967:
Some feeding and chambering issues, but I did some aggressive ramp polishing and I think that's resolved. This model doesn't hold open on last round like its kin Colt Woodsman and doesn't have as good of sights, but in other respects is pretty much the same.
Those .22 LR target pistols are sure a lot of fun and you can't beat Colt's bluing back in the day for making a pistol that's just plain really pretty.
.......... Gotta love those Redhawks..... Took the 2X Leupold off of mine to try some loads with the iron sights. Planning on trying some other loads in the near future. Gotta love those 44 Magnums, too. Those Redhawk / 44 Mag. combo's really rock !
Zero malfunctions despite having about 200 rounds of completely mismatched and slightly corroded ammo, and my better half really enjoyed it. It was her first time so we will need to practice to bring her accuracy up a little but she certainly has the basics down.
bipod halfway down the stock, used a Pint Sized Game Changer for the rear. A little wind quartering in towards me.
Oops, scrolled up a little father and saw the Huntsman, very cool gun!
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