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  1. 375supermag

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    Hi...
    Day at the gun club yesterday.
    My son and I are both members, so we took my oldest daughter and her husband over for a day of shooting.
    My daughter used to shoot with me until she became an adult and life and children took prescedence. She has decided to get back into shooting and is bringing her ex - Army husband with her. She is 45 years old now and was really excited to shoot her Savage Axis .30/06 and Ruger SP101. SIL has a Savage 111 in .30/06 and a S&W Airline .38Spl.
    One thing I found out is that my daughter is still a very good shot. SIL...not so much.

    We shot a bunch of guns from my son and my collections. My daughter really liked shooting my .357Mag Colt Troopers, .41Mag S&W 57 and Dan Wesson .44Mag. Recoil didn't bother her except her SP101 which she told me before bruises her middle finger.
    She shot three different .41Mag, three different .44Mag, six .357Mag, four .45ACP, a couple of 9mm and two 10mm handguns.
    SIL shot them as well.
    We filled a .30cal ammo can with empty handgun brass in about 3-1/2 hours.
    Also ran a few hundred rounds through a couple of my son's AR15s as well as a couple of boxes of rounds through his Rem. M700 in .270.
    Daughter and SIL each shot a box or two through their .30/06 rifles.
    Spent an hour and a half on the rifle range.
    I spent most of my time while we were on the rifle range plinking at a rock on the 200yd berm with a couple of my .44Mag revolvers with some factory 30Ogr JSP.
    Hit all around it but didn't ever hit it with 20 rounds
    I got four boxes of those .44Mag rounds at auction a few weeks ago for about $12-15 and wanted to see how they shot in my revolvers. I didn't use them in my Model 29, though.

    All in all...a very good time at the gun club.
     
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  2. jonnyc

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    Had both my son and daughter in so we hit the range. My daughter brought her Glock 43, and I packed along a BHP, S&W 1917, and a Beretta M71 .22. Nice mix and lots of fun. Of course Daddy out-shot both of them, but I am pleased to say they weren't too far behind.
    Recently sent my son (in CA) a Hi-Power, and I was happy to see he had squeezed in a bit of practice time before visiting.
     
  3. Mn Fats

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    A gun. This thread is one of those that people skip past every page and post what they shot.
     
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  4. scaatylobo

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    At Department range for practice with pistol team.

    Glock 35 with a 34 barrel & a Glock 19 with new night sights & a custom flat trigger.

    Happy,but not thrilled with results,passed but not as good as I once was.
     
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  5. pharmer

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    Went yesterday. Shot my EDC S&W 6906, 100 rds mixed HST and WWB, no issues. 1 mag wouldn't let me load more than 3 rds, a little Dremel rounded it so leg of follower doesn't catch on mag retention cutout. S&W Model 15-3, 100 rds mixed ball and SD ammo, no issues. Ruger MKII 160 rds Federal "Target" 40 gr solids. 4 rds underpowered, wouldn't kick out the empties. I have about 5 more 325 rd boxes of this junk that I bought cheap, never again. Believe it or not, Mar 18 in Florida and I was freezing, not short pants weather, otherwise outstanding. Joe
     
  6. Olon

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    Not today but Saturday. 50 rounds of 357 mag through my Henry. First batch of reloads and I was quite pleased. Hitting an 8" plate at 60ish yards consistently. A low shot by my buddy cut a nice little ditch.
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    I also shot his 44 mag Taurus raging bull. I'm a terrible shot with it but that's a fun gun. Factory sights are awful though. That front blade is the size of texas and not half as pretty...

    Had to put the target around the base of the tree. Had it hanging but the 44 mag seemed to hit it hard enough to break the rope or undo the knots in that slick nylon. Still a ton of fun out there.
     
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  7. 1976B.L.Johns.

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    Snowmobiled up to the Huntin' Shack today to check on things and of course one must bring a firearm or two!
    We have a place to shoot there, so why not, right?
    Chased my empty drink bottle around the snow crust with the Interarms Virginian Dragoon in 44 magnum.
    14 rounds of 18 grains 2400 under my cast bullets & 26 rounds of 24 grains (2400) under a 180 grain JHP.
    Got off the sled to pick up the shot up bottle and sank to my knees on my retrieval. Still lots of snow, but the week's forecast sez we should loose a few inches of depth each day.
    Another beautiful day in God's country!
     
  8. JR24

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    Rented a sig 938 thinking I needed a new 'summer' gun.

    I'll stick with my Glock 26
     
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  9. Pure2nd

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    Beretta 92fs Italian made, and a 6 lb dpms hybrid ar15.

    Oddly enough, I find the polymer dpms ar to be my most accurate rifle. Sure I have to tighten it up after each session but it's such a joy to shoot outdoors.

    The 92fs is my #1 though, and I smile every time I shoot it. I just wish I hadn't shot so many rounds yesterday...
     
  10. GunnyUSMC

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    I got to shoot a meat gum today. It was a Glock 27 from the victim of a Homicied.
     
  11. drband

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    DW Heritage, RIA TCM/9mm, Bersa Thunder380, Sig P938.

    Everything ran perfectly and I got in some good practice.
     
  12. total recoil

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    I took the Hi-Point 9mm carbine (ugly gun) and the AR9 to the gun club. I shot up 100 rounds of 9mm on the 7 yard line to zero the red dots. Both scopes were low on battery life and the dots were hard to see in the blinding sunlight. Unfortunately the club is still snowed in with ice and snow everywhere. After waiting all winter, it's a somewhat pleasure to get back into the shooting swing. Froze my butt off, but what the heck! Give me two more weeks of this 45 degree weather and we will be good to go.
     
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  13. Ignition Override

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    "Insurgent" plastic target spheres from Academy. They are my main rifle targets, tied with some weedeater cord/thread to a metal stake, jammed firmly into the Action Pistol berms.
    You hit them, they jump about a foot into the air. And when the berm is pretty dry, you can see where the missed bullets go-but the Action Pistol max. distance is 25-30 yards.

    If you mean guns, the Maadi AK and (100% German) M&P .22 plus the CZ 'PCR' (unchic, all-metal, 9mm). Only normal handgun ammo can be used on the club's AP metal plates.
     
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  14. NIGHTLORD40K

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    I didnt get to shoot much, but my youngest tried an AR for the first time after we ran out of .22 and .410 shells-
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    Just great, now she wants her own.......:)
     
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  15. bannockburn

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    NIGHTLORD40K

    Yes but isn't a wonderful problem to have!
     
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  16. Olon

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    You beat me to it bannockburn :D
     
  17. PapaG

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    Micro 380, 442, EC9S, SP101. A friend's Mustang and Combat Commander. Corrected a few of his grip and aiming errors. Good morning. BTW, Ergo Delta grips don't work for me.
     
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  18. bannockburn

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    Once I got my kids started with shooting I knew it was only a matter of time before my gun money now became their gun money! Oh well at least they got to pick out their own guns that they wanted (and finally stopped using mine all the time)!

    But like I said...it's a wonderful problem to have!
     
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  19. PapaG

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    My two boys, with no avarice or greed, went through the vault a few years ago when I was in a coma and not expected to survive, and picked a few special guns they'd like to have. I recovered. They get one or two each at Christmas and birthdays. I wrote up a description of the "family" guns and others with historical significance and put it in thsafe. The rest, they know, get sold except for those that childbride wants. There are more than a few that are hers, and she shoots them well.
     
  20. otisrush

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    I got a Garand about 6 months ago. I've shot it some - but not a ton. Had it out today pinging at 100 yds an 8" steel plate - 3/8" thick.

    I was hitting it more frequently than I thought I would, given my not-so-good eyes. After about the 8th hit the plate broke. The ability for that piece of weaponry to deliver devastating power as reliably and accurately as it does is just astounding. I got a real chuckle out of the fact it broke the plate.

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  21. fpgt72

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    If it is your plate I have a suggestion on drilling it again.

    A mason bit, turning slow in a drill press is the best idea for drilling this hard tool steel....go slow, oil the bit and you might get more than one use out of the bit. Try to keep the heat down.

    What so many don't know is AR steel is really tool steel, Think the teeth on a back hoe, or the front of a plow. Lighter duty stuff can be 400 steel, but usually ground engaging stuff is going to be 500...really the most common.

    You can put that plate back into service, does not look too pitted up....try to put the hole as far down the plate so you have some meat around the hole....that is what likely caused the plate to crack.

    I am really not a big fan of old tires, conveyor belt for targets....personally I don't think it gives enough "wiggle" to the plate to move....the more stationary the plate the more shock and force it takes.....thing about it, have someone hit you and stand still....they have them hit you again and move away with their hand....less force.

    Personally I like heavy.....REAL HEAVY paracord.....it is real cheap, gives the plate a lot of wiggle and "usually" does not get cut in a shooting session.

    Eh babbled enough again.
     
  22. otisrush

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    Thanks! Great ideas. I love the paracord idea. It's very true the industrial conveyor belt material, while virtually indestructible, doesn't allow much torsion. And I wasn't surprised, when I walked up to it, to see where it broke. It's a pretty vulnerable spot for that style of plate.

    Thanks again.

    OR
     
  23. Olon

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    I used to use paracord but bullet fragments did a number so I upgraded to a small chain and 2 carabiners. It's a game changer. Plus, the steel rings a lot louder when suspended by chains which is cool.
     
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  24. Iggy

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    Bought a Kahr CW9 yesterday. Blew a cow turd about 30 yards out to smitherines with it this morning. That's a start.
     
  25. GunnyUSMC

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    I headed to the range today to sight in my 458 Socom and try out my new reloads, 300 gr Nosler Silvertips. Well had some feeding issues with the new hand loads so, I didn't get to shoot them .
    But I had some Hornady 325 gr FTX's with me and sighted in with them. Three rounds just under an inch at 25yds with a 4X scope. Was going to shoot at 100yds but the range was being used for training.
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