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Old February 2nd, 2017, 07:48 PM   #1
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Satisfying range trip

Before I committed myself to work today, I sneaked out to the local range.

Someone had re-hung a gong way the heck out there and not usually shooting past 100 yds at this particular range and being the only one shooting at the time I walked halfway out and ranged both directions with my rangefinder as it doesn't work well past 300 yards, yep 500 yards.

And yep, without dope past 450 yards and my 4x scope I missed my first shot.

So, I noticed a smaller gong at 300 yds and adjusted elevation for my handload fired second shot at it a saw movement but no satisfying "smack".

Realized I was dealing with a small crosswind so adjusted windage turret accordingly and tried again-"smack!

Put my toys back in the truck and before heading to work walked out to see POI (high left) and measured the gong, just over 8".

Man that felt good! as usually I'm shooting at a different spot that has an 16" 250 yd gong.

Had something to smile about laying 40 yards of concrete for the rest of the day.




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Old February 2nd, 2017, 07:53 PM   #2
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Yes! It is fun and starts the day right!

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Old February 2nd, 2017, 07:58 PM   #3
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That's a good feeling, hitting the gong and getting the 40 yards poured. I know each of them well.

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That's an excellent start to a day fo-sho.

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Old February 3rd, 2017, 08:38 AM   #5
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The buzz from a good day at the range is one of life's great pleasures.

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Old February 4th, 2017, 09:35 PM   #6
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Congrats! That "high" will keep you going for a while. Imagine what hitting that 500-yarder will do for you! Good luck and best wishes!

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Old February 4th, 2017, 09:44 PM   #7
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I agree, the afterglow can last for awhile. One year in Seattle I won the Garand match by a healthy margin with my DCM H&R and was walking on air. I called in sick to work the next day and when I went back the day after the boss asked me what happened. Told him I won the Garand match and just felt to damn good to go to work! He laughed and walked away shaking his head.

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Old February 5th, 2017, 12:38 AM   #8
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For some ten years or so local shooter and I did a lot of HP and LR shooting, travelled together and shared travel expenses and he was an above average shooter, but thing that surprised me was that he being considerably older and more experience could accurately recall his scores over all those years. He always plotted his shots in his score book and would reproduce those shots on a target face when returning home and kept a very neat file for those and could review anytime he wanted. During long hours of travel and evenings in motel rooms he could tell me his bad shots as well as the good ones and why he felt the bad shot occurred. He no longer competes due to age and health reasons but even now when I see him he takes great pleasure in recalling his shooting days. Such good memories last a long time.

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Well done Sir!
Now tell them which Rifle you did that with.

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Old February 5th, 2017, 08:43 AM   #10
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Well done Sir!
Now tell them which Rifle you did that with.

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Thanks Glenn, that was indeed my Socom.

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Thanks Glenn, that was indeed my Socom.
Now I realize the mood of happiness. Congratulations!

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