What did you shoot today?

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  1. pharmer

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    Ruger MKII standard, Sig 228, SW 15-3. 120 rds .22lr, 50 rds 9mm, 50 rds .38 spl; the current "outing ration." Joe
     
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  2. 375supermag

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    Hi...
    Took my brand spanking new Pietta Great Western II in .45Colt out to the gun club yesterday. Perfect functioning with good accuracy with my handloads(8.0gr of Unique under a commercial cast coated LSWC).
    Action is very smooth but the trigger is a bit heavy. I shot 20 rounds at about ten yards at a six inch shoot and see target. First five shots I held on the center of the bullseye. All five shots went low but were on line vertically. After that I held at the top of the target and all 15 shots were near the bullseye in an about 3" group. The lighting on that outdoor range is not very good...the roof over the shooting stations is very dark which makes it a bit difficult to see the front sight.
    I will go to the other gun club I have a membership at to do some more shooting...the lighting conditions at that range are considerably better.

    I also took along two .38Spl revolvers...a S&W Model 10 and a Uberti Richards-Mason open top conversion.
    Shot twenty rounds through both at ten yards. Both shot to pint of aim...the brass front sight on the open top conversion is much easier to see, so it did better than the Model 10.
    I also shot my S&W .45AutoRim at the same target range. Another twenty rounds with pretty good accuracy although once again the front sight was difficult to pick up, so my shooting was somewhat inconsistent. Good enough to keep all the shots in a six inch or so group...certainly nothing to brag about.
    This was my first round of shooting this particular handload of 200gr SWC on paper...previously I had only shot it at steel plates at 7 and 15yds.
    I normally shoot 230gr RN bullets in this revolver but I bought about 1000 SWC for very little money at an auction and I am going to shoot them.
     
  3. DTL

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    3rd Gen Glock 26 with irons in a close range USPSA match. 41 As, 3 C's. Time - I suck. Slow old toot.
     
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    Shot my new-to-me, 80-year old Radom Vis-35 for the first time today.
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    50 rounds, no malfunctions. Very smooth and accurate. I think I have a winner. :)
     
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  6. 22250Rem

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    Benjamin Trail .22 cal. break barrel pellet gun by Crosman. Checking zero and a few practice shots in anticipation of using it on red squirrels that have been popping up in the woods next door for the first time ever. They are unprotected in NY state and may be hunted at any time and without limit. I also hear they are famous for getting into attics, garages, and other places where they shouldn't be. Gray squirrels can be a problem sometimes but around here they don't bother us. I hunted grays a few years ago with this, ( legal implement here), and I know it works well at about 20-25 yds. Should do O.K. on the smaller reds if I can get one to stand still long enough. They wouldn't normally bother me but our attached garage is less than 10 yards from the edge of the woods so it's probably only a matter of time. Here's a shot of the Benjamin last winter... IMG_0592.JPG ..14.3 gr. lead pellet chrono'd at about 825 FPS works good within its range.
     
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  7. 1976B.L.Johns.

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    Shot 45 rounds ;) this a.m. after policing the range.

    No targets to show as I need more practice............have not shot this handgun since October 29th of last year.

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    My Kimber Rapide with one (Wilson) of several magazines.

    Round count is now at 655.
     
  8. 375supermag

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    Hi...
    Went to a different gun club that my son and I have memberships in so we could shoot at some steel plates today.


    Started out on the rifle range with my Sako Forester in .243 and shot 10 rounds at a steel silhouette at 100yds. Not a difficult to hit target...mostly just shooting to regain some familiarity with that rifle.
    Also shot a few rounds with my son's left hand Tikka .308 bolt action rifle. I am right handed so it was a bit cumbersome for me to shoot. I managed to cut the thumb on my right hand while working the bolt with my left hand. The convinced me that maybe I shouldn't be shooting left hand rifles.

    I then switched over to my AR15 in .223Wylde that my son built for me.
    Shot 30 rounds at 100 and 200 yds basically as an exercise to reacquaint myself with the rifle. Really nearly impossible to miss the steel plates at those ranges.

    We then moved on ver to the handgun range for a couple of hours.
    I shot 20 rounds each through my four .44Spl revolvers at 7, 15 and 25yds. Missed the steel plates a couple of times at 25yds shooting off hand with my Cimarron Old Model SAA clone. Little bit of trouble on my part with the excessive humidity...I constantly had to sit down and take a break.
    Also shot quite a few magazines full through my Springfield Armory 1911, Colt Combat Commander 1911 and Rock Island 1911...all in .45ACP. Speed drills at 7 and 15yds went very well with all three guns. A couple of rounds shot at 25yds were clear misses...all my fault.

    Also shot 10 rounds each through my Model29 and Dan Wesson .44Magnum revolvers. Five round speed drills at seven yards went very well and the rested five shots each at 25yds were all good hits on the steel plates.
    I had both SBHs and both Virginian Dragoons along as well as my Marlin lever action but I was getting fatigued in the humidity so I didn't shoot them today. I think my son picked up the slack on those guns, though. I know he shot a large number of rounds through my new Pietta SAA clone in .45Colt as well as several of his .45ACP handguns. While we were on the rifle range he fired several magazines through my AR and one of his...he also shot my aforementioned .243 and his Tikka .308.

    I now have a fairly decent amount of brass to tumble this week and even more to process from last week.
    Looks like it will a busy week in the reloading room for this old retired man.
     
  9. allisd17

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    I hear ya. Back when I lived in the Southeast, by the time I hauled my steel down to the 200 yd berm and got back to the firing line, I was completely soaked and ready to go home. Now I live in the West and my club has their own steel so I no longer have to bring a towel to the range. :)
     
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  10. 375supermag

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    Hi...
    The club we shot at yesterday has steel plates at 50, 100, 150 and 200yds on the rifle range. My son insists on bringing his own steel plate target to shoot st 100yds. By the time, he carried it 100yds and walked back to the shooting benches he was drenched in sweat.
    I stayed in the shooting pavilion and stayed relatively comfortable but the humidity caught up with me fairly quickly. Old age ain't as much fun as you might think, especially when you have health issues.
     
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  11. Reloadron
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    Tell me about it. When I was a young Marine the three mile runs, in heat and I hardly would break a sweat. Now a walk to the mailbox and I am drenched. :)

    Ron
     
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  12. Big44mag

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    Last night. Left to right.

    1) Detonics 45 Scoremaster
    2) Canik TP9 Elite Combat
    3) Franchi SPAS-12
    4) Frankengun AR-15 SBR 11.5", 5.56

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  13. wiscoaster

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    Test fired my "new" Enfield No. 4 Mk 2. Too windy to go to outdoor range, so shot inside at 25 yds. Good enough to see if rifle was making round holes in a consistent POI. Which it did. So looking forward to trying it out at 100 yds and beyond. Also shot my Beretta 84, well, just because needed some handgun practice, and it hadn't been shot in a while.
     
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    Today, two .45 ACP. One of my colt series 70 1911 guns and my new Kimber 3" stainless gun.

    Ron
     
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  15. allisd17

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    I have a No. 4 Mk 1. Not my most accurate milsurp but it is capable of 2 MOA with Greek surplus. I most enjoy shooting it rapid-fire at 200 yd steel.
     
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  16. wiscoaster

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    My Mk III* SMLE hits 6 in. high and 2 in. right at 100 yds. Now that I have another Enfield I'll have to run a ballistics chart for .303 and then compare the two rifles at distance. If you've got the No. 4 with the adjustable rear sight it looks to me like it goes down to 100 m. Or would the Brits be using yds on their sight markings? Not that it makes much difference at that yardage. Oh well, yet something else to check out. Half the fun of milsurps is being confused most of the time, hah!!
     
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  17. wiscoaster

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    Test-fired the Enfield No. 5 mentioned and picced in the "last gun bought" thread.
     
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  18. 1976B.L.Johns.

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    After cleaning the range this morning I figured it was my turn. (I told myself to shoot more this year as I go there at least twice a week.)
    Well, that didn't last long...
    24 rounds through my Python.

    I had seen this truck while cleaning up the yard. Waved him in but he left.
    He probably figured I was shootin' for around an hour.

    Packed her all up and greeted him saying "It's all yours! :)
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    One partial box was primed by my Dad probably 3 decades ago as he passed over 29 years ago.

    That was cool, a team effort over many years and to be able to fire them off!!!

    Hey! Use care out there!

    B.L.
     
  19. EMC45

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    Sig P232 (.380), Sig P365 (9MM) and a Sig P239 (.40 Cal). Good day of shooting.
     
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  20. AzShooter1

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    Shot my 617 today to see what ammo I could use for Steel Challenge Matches.

    The goal is to be able to shoot an entire match, 39 reloads without having to pound the cylinder to get the empties out.

    I can do it with Federal BYOB but my stash is getting rather small so I tried Norma TAC 22 and Federal HV today. Both grouped well but the Tac 22 were very greasy and left a lot o lube in the cylinder. I could only load 6 speed loaders before I had to force the cases out.

    Federal HV were not as greasy but very smokey and left the cylinders dirty after 9 reloads.

    I guess I could clean my gun during the match but what fun is that?
     
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  21. Riomouse911

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    I put my first red dot sight on one of my 5.5” Mk IV uppers. It took me six shots to get the gun in the black at 20 yards, then it shot pretty well for me even in “range-friendly” rapid-fire.

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    I also shot my Gen 3 Glock 34 “build” (Factory frame the rest was assembled)

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    Ruger SR 1911 4.25” .45 ACP
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    Stay safe.
     
  22. AzShooter1

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  23. PRD1

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    Monthly as-issued Military Rifle benchrest match. Shot my 1898 Krag. Also a fun pistol match (military types, primary or secondary) - shot my Colt 1908 .380. It was windy, but everybody had fun.

    PRD1 - mhb - MIke
     
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  24. winfreeokra

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    Nothing. Got to the club this morning and they were setting up for some crazy IDPA thing. I should start reading the newsletter or checking the calendar.
     
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  25. Jim Watson

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    Hey, I LIKE crazy IDPA things.
     
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