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Old 01-08-09, 03:44 PM   #1
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A Day at the Range

For the first time since last spring, i finally had the time to go kill some paper targets. I had to sight in a .22 I just bought, anyway/. Well, here it is. Sighting in at 25 yards and then 100 yards, with open sights.
25 yards, 2 groups


100 Yards, one group.


Temperature was 14℉ with wind chills of -12, and I managed to stay mostly toasty warm.

Pardon the images, this is off the Phone's camera.





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Old 01-08-09, 03:45 PM   #2
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Old 01-08-09, 03:47 PM   #3
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Yeppers, 1 inch squares.
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OOPS, thanks, I jotted that down at the range. It's the cell of a guy there that I plan on meeting up with to shoot with. I erased it.
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Very nice. What kind of .22 did you get?
By the way, those blurry pics make it look like spy photos of sasquatch shooting a rifle.
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A Marlin Model 49DL, nice little rifle from about 1971. 18 round tube mag.



I am kind of bulked up from the arctic wear, aren't I?
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Nice. I'm goin out to the range Sunday with a bunch of friends.

After I teach a first timer the safety rules and the operation of the weapons he'll be shooting, we're gonna have a speed shooting competition. I only hope it won't be as cold as it was on your trip.
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Nice groups. Can't wait to be able to get back to the range to punch some paper.
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I'm not real happy with the out lier shots, but hey, I haven't shot for months....

I should have stayed in the red.
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It's tough to tell, how does one go about sighting a gun, is there some sort of stand that you use?
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It's tough to tell, how does one go about sighting a gun, is there some sort of stand that you use?
I sight it in off of a sandbag, bench rest style.
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NIce shots. I'm going with a friend and shoot his AR-15 on Saturday. He provides the gun, I provide the ammo.
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I've plinked around with .22's but never on a range. Just out in the middle of nowhere shooting at cable rolls. Never had the chance to sight a gun...
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I still need to move the front sight a tad to the right, it shoots about an inch to the right at 100 yards, I just got the sight elevation correct on the rear sight today. It was too cold to be tapping the sight over with a punch. Final sighting in will be this Spring. I can compensate for that little drift fairly well, and am looking forward to some rabbit for dinner in the near future.
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Very nice. What kind of .22 did you get?
By the way, those blurry pics make it look like spy photos of sasquatch shooting a rifle.
I LOL'd!!!! I could picture this being a Jack Links commercial of some sort.
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Good shooting Tom. Just gotta bring it in a little left and you are there. I have two Ruger 10/22s that I have picked up over the years and a Bronco single shot break open. As I have gotten older I have had to put a scope on one of Rugers.

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I still need to move the front sight a tad to the right, it shoots about an inch to the right at 100 yards, I just got the sight elevation correct on the rear sight today. It was too cold to be tapping the sight over with a punch. Final sighting in will be this Spring. I can compensate for that little drift fairly well, and am looking forward to some rabbit for dinner in the near future.

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very sure. It';s just been a while and I'm out of practice. My groups will tighten up again
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I still need to move the front sight a tad to the right, it shoots about an inch to the right at 100 yards, I just got the sight elevation correct on the rear sight today. It was too cold to be tapping the sight over with a punch. Final sighting in will be this Spring. I can compensate for that little drift fairly well, and am looking forward to some rabbit for dinner in the near future.
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Guns are just siwwy.
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Not gonna go political here.....they are a tool.
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Good shooting Tom. Just gotta bring it in a little left and you are there. I have two Ruger 10/22s that I have picked up over the years and a Bronco single shot break open. As I have gotten older I have had to put a scope on one of Rugers.

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Yep, I definitely hunt. Back in the Reagan Years, one winter I actually fed my wife and I with a .22, as well as our neighbors. We were all out of work and .22 is cheap.
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are you practising so you can bag some wabbits during recession? i could do with that kind of food sourcing.
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I can compensate for that little drift fairly well, and am looking forward to some rabbit for dinner in the near future.
One year a friend of mine had me come out to her 40 acres near Black Forest to thin the hoards of cotton tails that were inhabiting the spread. Brought my old single shot .22...10 shots later, ten rabbits. They were quite accustomed to humans, so it wasn't fancy shooting, kind of ashamed to admit some were as close as 3 feet away, but we wanted them for dinner.

Over the next couple days we tried cooking them every way known....fried, boiled, baked...and they we're all tough as shoe leather.

The last three had been in the fridge for 3 days. We put them a pressure cooker for 20 minutes, then on the grill for ten, coated in a little BBQ sauce. That method of cooking resulted in some of the most tender and delicious rabbit any of us had ever had, so just wondering if you have any recipes for rabbit that work out well?
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