Great Day At The Range

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Old 07-06-16, 02:15 AM
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Great Day At The Range



Another great day shooting at the outdoor gun range...

Rifle is a Marlin lever action 357 Mag/38 Special with a recently mounted 4x scope.
Target shot at 50 yards using a bench rifle rest. Except center target.

And playing here with a photo in the post!


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Ammo used 357Mags
Rifle owned for close to ten years without recently mounted scope.
Scope sighted prior to this match on the range at 50 feet.
Center RED target shot off hand. (No Bench Rest)
Some said it can't be done at 50 yards!!! To which I said...Oh Really!!!
This can also be duplicated at 100 yards on a good day outdoors!
Seeing is believing. Have the matching Ruger 357/38 too.
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Youngest son wants to inherit them both along with all the rest too. I gave him a fair warning.
You will but none of my guns will be close to new...All Will Be Well Used......LOL!...
You got some photos? Post them.
 

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Old 07-06-16, 03:34 AM
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Wifey's third time at the range with her SW hammerless stainless .38 at 50 feet. I was a little impressed.

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Old 07-06-16, 04:09 AM
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Nice, I'm impressed with both of those targets. I started many years ago with a Ruger 357/38 to allow me to shoot a slightly less expensive ammo and a bit more comfortable. I have long kept my eyes open for a side loading rifle in the same caliper. Nice to know that the rifle will far out shoot me.

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I have a hammerless .38 that I hope I never have to shoot in defense - that long DA trigger pull makes holding the weapon still very difficult. I'm sure your wife put up a better pattern than I would.
 
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Old 07-06-16, 05:34 AM
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Went shooting with daughter last month on her side of state. I usually shoot Beretta 9mm (to reminisce). Daughter wanted something easier to shoot so we shared a rental .22 S&W auto. This was my target @ 15 yards:

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Old 08-04-16, 06:25 AM
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Excellent display of shooting skills as seen by the targets above...

In order to further contribute to the overwhelming enthusiasm (or lack there of ...) in this forum, a few additional and recent targets have been posted below.

Enjoy the sport. Get out to the range and shoot a few targets yourself. Then post them here...




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Last nights dinner...

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Old 08-04-16, 03:24 PM
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Had to look close a second time at that bottom one, Tom. First glance I thought it was something obscene.
 
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Upon a first quick glance you could be right John. Could appear obscene...

Rest assured it isn't...:NO NO NO:

What that this...it's a turkey target. A PETA target.
People Eating Tasty Animals....
Gobble. Gobble.

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The above becomes this when prepared and cooked.
Galleys Main course DINNER!





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Old 08-04-16, 04:47 PM
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Must have missed this thread the first time around, but, Bud, I am in the same boat. Wanted a lever action with the same ammo as a pistol, so kept looking. No particular reason, just wanted one. Finally found the perfect one, or so I thought. Still in the box model 94 in .44 mag. It was at a local estate auction, and a lot of attention was paid to the various shotguns and rifles, nothing exotic, but everything looked in very good condition, so the 30/30's, 30.06's, nice Belgium made 12 gauge twin to my sweet sixteen, etc. all went for big money. Meanwhile my little .44 mag went for the auctioneer's opening bid of $400, to me. No competition. I knew that I wanted it, so intentionally ignored it, not wanting to draw any attention. Got it home, close inspection said it had never been fired, then realized I was out of .44 mag, so called my brother to see if I could borrow some. He was the one who suggested that I check around a little bit first, so I did, and decided that was going to be my first official safe queen, So, long story short, am back to looking to a .44 or maybe .357 lever action.
 
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Old 08-04-16, 05:23 PM
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I read your post pedro but couldn't quite follow. Could you not find any .44 mag? You didn't want to fire the gun as it was never fired? Why is the rifle now a safe queen?
 
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Sorry TI. I just happened to be out of .44 mag ammo at the time, and don't know how wide spread it was, happens from time to time with various calibers, but both of my local shops were out of it as well. So that's the reason I called my brother, and when I told him it had never been fired he suggested checking into its' value in that condition. So I did, and according to a couple of guys I know in the business it's probably worth 8-10 times what I paid for it as long as I don't fire it. I do understand though that this doesn't make it unique, and it isn't going to instantly make me "rich" (whatever that means) so I may still shoot it myself some day, but, meanwhile, it sets in the safe as is, and I keep my eye open for one that has already been shot.
 
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Recent trip to the range. I had removed a high power variable scope from my 1969 Centennial Marlin 30-30. We don't get terribly long shots here in the mountains, so I replaced it with a holograph. The pasties on the target were getting it sighted in. Final rounds at 100 yards were very acceptable.

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Old 08-06-16, 07:35 AM
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@ Pedro

That sounds like a great buy! I understand now your reluctance to shoot it.
 
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Once again I offer some views of new targets shot just yesterday. Also want to continue the overwhelming enthusiasm for the sport and this forums topic. Have to try to keep these less frequently used topics active to ensure they remain on the site... Can you hear me...LOL!...



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Kindly excuse some blurriness in the photos.

Cheap Camera held with older & slightly more shaky hands

 
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you guys are good.... I am new to this sport and just got my first two handguns last month; 9mm Sig P320 and Buckmark .22 Contour URX 5.5inch

Looking at rifles next but as of now I can't find what I think I would love to own; Ruger Precision .308Win 20inch

I might as well start practicing with an air rifle.....though that's hard to get in NJ as well as it is considered a firearm and most dealer don't want to hassle with air rifles
 
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I have a 9mm Sig P320 compact on my hip right now, I think you're going to like it.
 
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Looking at rifles next but as of now I can't find what I think I would love to own; Ruger Precision .308Win 20inch
If your just shooting at the range I would recommend getting an AR15. They are the most DIY rifle out there and the fun factor is off the charts! Ammo is fairly inexpensive and you can get into them for as little as $500-600. Of course price can go up depending what accessories you want on them. You can get the ball rolling buy just purchasing a stripped lower for about $80-$100 which you will need to purchase from an FFL.
 
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Sig is a great gun. Already like it a lot.

As for the rifles; yeah - I am looking at AR15s as well....but trying to buy a rifle that would be the "ONE" - good for target practice and hunting.
NJ is a bit tricky ...can't think of anywhere I could go beyond 400 yards....so I know Ruger Precision is a bit of an overkill....
If rifles and handguns weren't so expensive I could have several different units....
 
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The nice thing about the AR is you only need one lower which is the part with the serial number and therefore is "the gun". You can swap uppers and change calibers if you want something with a little more punch for hunting. 6.8mm SPC, .300 Blackout, and 7.62 x 39mm are all available calibers using the same lower. Each would do fine for hunting. I'm not going to say they are better then a good ol' bolt action .30-06, or .243, but accuracy is still very good for a proper kill of an animal and recoil is MUCH lighter.

BTW - After the lower purchase, which you must buy from an FFL, all the other parts of the rifle can be ordered and shipped directly to you.
 
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Paul, I notice your state is New Jersey. I would caution you to make sure any AR-15 you get, or any parts you modify it with, are legal in your state. I don't know your state's specifics, just that they're not on the "most gun-friendly" list.

Sometimes simple things like pistol grips, collapsible stocks or flash hiders can run you afoul of the local laws in some places.

My state tells me that a Colt HBAR is not a regulated firearm, but other AR-15s are. Which is funny, because the HBAR means heavy barrel, as in upper. But the lower receiver is the actual "firearm." So, theoretically, I could buy an unregulated HBAR rifle, order a complete non-HBAR upper online, have it delivered in the mail, and as soon as I install it, I now have a regulated firearm?
 
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