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Posted: 1/5/2006 2:30:07 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/5/2006 2:36:27 PM EDT by walrus]
Having not shot in awhile due to college (and the fact I'm going back on Sunday), I decided I should head on out to the range and enjoy myself. Nevermind the fact it was 36 degrees and quite overcast. It was also a chance to test out my new Christmas present, a digital camera. I'm not much of a photographer, but I did my best

My Bushmaster 20" A2


A pic of the range. My targets are the 3 man-shaped ones at 100 meters. There are 4 other berms, each one another 100 meters back, out to 500. The orange and gray are old and shattered clay pigeons that land there from the sporting clays course.


Feeding my rifle only the best


View through the aperture


My rifle was last sighted in for XM193, so I used the bench-rest for sighting in. This is the first group I shot, at 100m, with iron sights, using Wolf. I was quite suprised.


The group with my pinky for an idea, about 2"


After adjusting, my next group was high and right, but opened up a little. Still, all 5 in the head


I had the range all to myself, probably because of the weather. My lone AR-15 on the firing line


Picture of the clubhouse, parking lot, and sky


All out of ammo


Brass graveyard


After sighting in with a couple more groups, I used 80 to shoot on this target. I shot off-hand the whole time, shooting about once every 3-4 seconds. I was happy with using irons, off-hand, and Wolf at 100m, being able to get most shots on or around target when shooting fairly quickly. The third target was going to be for slow, aimed fire, but it was too bitter and I just blew the rest of my ammo on shooting at bowling pins


So ends another successful and fun range trip

Link Posted: 1/5/2006 2:31:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/5/2006 2:32:02 PM EDT by walrus]
Seems like the other photos won't load, lemme edit.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 2:34:39 PM EDT
Fixed
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 2:34:50 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 2:35:35 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/5/2006 2:38:02 PM EDT by JustinOK34]
You fixed it

Cool pics, thanks for posting!
And that is a nice range, I'm jealous!
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 2:36:28 PM EDT
Thats a cool looking range!!!!!!

Great pics!!!
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 2:37:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Aimless:
yeah gun pics

I get no end of amusement out of these, even if I have seen a bazillion photos of ARs.

Need a sling for that bad boy!



I have one, just don't attach it when only shooting off-hand for the day
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 2:44:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ltglock:
Thats a cool looking range!!!!!!

Great pics!!!



+1!
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 2:46:47 PM EDT
Nice range and a sweet rifle! My next project will be a standard 20” A2.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 2:50:51 PM EDT
Thats a sweet range!

Shooting several steel targets at different distances would be way more fun than shooting paper.
But most public ranges don't allow it. Does yours?

At the private range I go to, the aforementioned style of engagement is SOP.
Hearing an audible ping from a steel target is very satisfying.

Having several berms at different distances is cool!

I wish we had mountains or hills atleast.

Gotta love a 20" A2.

HS1
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 2:55:33 PM EDT
Great pictures!
Wish there was a range like that around central Ohio.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 3:00:24 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/5/2006 3:10:21 PM EDT by walrus]

Originally Posted By HighStrung1:
Thats a sweet range!

Shooting several steel targets at different distances would be way more fun than shooting paper.
But most public ranges don't allow it. Does yours?


At the private range I go to, the aforementioned style of engagement is SOP.
Hearing an audible ping from a steel target is very satisfying.

Having several berms at different distances is cool!

I wish we had mountains or hills atleast.

Gotta love a 20" A2.

HS1



Yup, and they provide the steel targets. At all distances we have boards for targets. At 100m, bowling pins. 200m - 4 steel chickens, 300m - 2 steel pig, 400m - 2 steel turkey, 500m - 1 steel ram. Nothing like shooting tracers at the ram, watchign them hit, and then hearing the clang.

ETA: It's not a public range. Members pay $100 a year, for that range, a full sporting clays course, several bow ranges, indoor pistol range, black-powder/shotgun range, 25m pistol range, and another smaller rifle range with distances of 25m, 50m and 100m. Never any RO's, just get some executive officers walking around every month or so to see if people are wearing member tags. Most practice good gun safety, but I've seen horrible displays by some. I often have the range to myself however. Nothing like taking my WASR-10 10 yards away from a berm, throwing some intact clay pigeons on the dirt, and bumping a mag into them.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 3:11:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By walrus:

Originally Posted By HighStrung1:
Thats a sweet range!

Shooting several steel targets at different distances would be way more fun than shooting paper.
But most public ranges don't allow it. Does yours?


At the private range I go to, the aforementioned style of engagement is SOP.
Hearing an audible ping from a steel target is very satisfying.

Having several berms at different distances is cool!

I wish we had mountains or hills atleast.

Gotta love a 20" A2.

HS1



Yup, and they provide the steel targets. At all distances we have boards for targets. At 100m, bowling pins. 200m - 4 steel chickens, 300m - 2 steel pig, 400m - 2 steel turkey, 500m - 1 steel ram. Nothing like shooting tracers at the ram, watchign them hit, and then hearing the clang.



FRIGGEN AWESOME!!!!

NOW THAT RANGE JUST GOT A LOT COOLER!!!!



HS1
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 3:11:28 PM EDT
Thats awesome, another fun day at the range. Nice range too.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 3:13:22 PM EDT
Walrus, what range is that?
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 3:16:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By sic_ness:
Walrus, what range is that?



Atglen Sportsmens Club, around Octorara PA.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 3:17:22 PM EDT
$100 a year ... that is awesome!
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 3:25:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/7/2006 12:31:01 PM EDT by walrus]

Originally Posted By COLT6721A3:
$100 a year ... that is awesome!



Yeah, can't beat access 365 for the facilities.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 3:38:32 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 4:18:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By new-arguy:
Thanks for sharing!

Im surprised the ammo didnt bounce off the paper! (joke... who caught that thread before it got locked?)



Not only did some of that horrible Wolf bounce off the paper, but it also destroyed my rifle, held me at gunpoint, stole my wallet, and burned my car
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 4:50:27 PM EDT
Great pics, wish I had a range like that near me!
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 6:04:50 PM EDT
Nice pics thanks.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 6:58:53 PM EDT
nice shooting, the range looks great too!
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 7:09:07 PM EDT
Walrus,

Where'd you get those targets? Me like!
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 7:52:11 PM EDT
Looks like you had a day of fun! Thanks for sharing.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 8:07:21 PM EDT
Sweet range! Resize the pics next time I'm getting carpal tunnel scrolling back and forth to see the whole pic!
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 8:20:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/5/2006 8:20:32 PM EDT by walrus]

Originally Posted By cms81586:
Walrus,

Where'd you get those targets? Me like!



www.nationaltarget.com/cgi-bin/miva?Merchant2/merchant.mv+Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=NT&Category_Code=BOB

ITT 3/2, $14 for 100. They arrived two days after I placed the order.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 9:11:52 PM EDT
Pictures and range = very cool.

Wolf in your AR15 = very uncool.


:)



- rem
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 9:14:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By remedy:
Pictures and range = very cool.

Wolf in your AR15 = very uncool.


:)



- rem



I can no longer justify buying XM193 when Wolf is half the price. College budget, plus I need practice. Wolf delivers.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 9:14:16 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 12:01:10 AM EDT

Originally Posted By walrus:

I can no longer justify buying XM193 when Wolf is half the price. College budget, plus I need practice. Wolf delivers.



Why not go with Federal American Eagle 55gr and 62gr? THey aren't as hot as Wolf but they are cleaner and more reliable. They are priced at like $95.00 for 500rnds or something. I'd rather have 500rnds of cleaner and more consistent ammo than 1000rnds of Wolf.


- rem
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 5:28:08 AM EDT

Originally Posted By JMHorse:
Sweet range! Resize the pics next time I'm getting carpal tunnel scrolling back and forth to see the whole pic! hr


Change your screen resolution to something higher. Amazing difference, unless you got bad eyes.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 5:42:46 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/6/2006 5:43:08 AM EDT by SelectFire]
First, that is a great range!
Second, feed your Bushmaster some better ammo.
China-Mart has Remington .223 for just $3.97 a box.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 5:49:34 AM EDT
Sounds like a good time!
Just an idea...
Photobucket has an edit function. If you use the edit function, you can make the image 75% of the original size and they would be perfect. They aren't huge pics, but just a tiny bit large for some monitors.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 11:01:37 AM EDT

Originally Posted By remedy:

Originally Posted By walrus:

I can no longer justify buying XM193 when Wolf is half the price. College budget, plus I need practice. Wolf delivers.



Why not go with Federal American Eagle 55gr and 62gr? THey aren't as hot as Wolf but they are cleaner and more reliable. They are priced at like $95.00 for 500rnds or something. I'd rather have 500rnds of cleaner and more consistent ammo than 1000rnds of Wolf.


- rem



Well, it's only used as practice ammo. It goes bang when I pull the trigger. It gives me a general idea of how I'm doing. Practice makes perfect, so the more I practice, the better I'll get. And yes, I do dry-fire a ton (it gets old).
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 11:17:26 AM EDT

Originally Posted By walrus:

Originally Posted By remedy:

Originally Posted By walrus:

I can no longer justify buying XM193 when Wolf is half the price. College budget, plus I need practice. Wolf delivers.



Why not go with Federal American Eagle 55gr and 62gr? THey aren't as hot as Wolf but they are cleaner and more reliable. They are priced at like $95.00 for 500rnds or something. I'd rather have 500rnds of cleaner and more consistent ammo than 1000rnds of Wolf.


- rem



Well, it's only used as practice ammo. It goes bang when I pull the trigger. It gives me a general idea of how I'm doing. Practice makes perfect, so the more I practice, the better I'll get. And yes, I do dry-fire a ton (it gets old).



+1 But let's not turn this into a Wolf sucks or Wolf is the best ammo in the world. Nice rifle, range, and shooting.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 11:26:57 AM EDT
Awesome range and an awesome price ($100/year)!!!

Looks like you had fun.

Link Posted: 1/6/2006 12:50:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By HighStrung1:
Thats a sweet range!

Shooting several steel targets at different distances would be way more fun than shooting paper.
But most public ranges don't allow it. hinking.gif Does yours?

At the private range I go to, the aforementioned style of engagement is SOP.
Hearing an audible ping from a steel target is very satisfying. Having
I wish we had mountains or hills atleast.

Gotta love a 20" A2.

HS1




What range do ou attend in FL?
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 3:54:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By new-arguy:
Thanks for sharing!

Im surprised the ammo didnt bounce off the paper! (joke... who caught that thread before it got locked?)



What, that wasn't for real??? Everyone knows that a 5.56 will just bounce off people.

to the poster of that thread, say this real fast: I'm sofa king wee ta did
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 3:56:04 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/6/2006 3:56:44 PM EDT by JJREA]
BTW, Walrus, very good range report. I enjoyed it. Good shooting too. Watch out for the anti wolfers though!!!
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 4:29:12 PM EDT
Thanks for the report Walrus, and until we all pitch in and pay your bills shoot what band you want.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 4:49:12 PM EDT
The range clubhouse looks like any one of a thousand Air Force buildings painted "Creech brown." And the concrete strips make it look like this was a trailer or RV park once... So where is this range and what's it called?
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 6:11:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GHPorter:
The range clubhouse looks like any one of a thousand Air Force buildings painted "Creech brown." And the concrete strips make it look like this was a trailer or RV park once... So where is this range and what's it called?



Atglen Sportmens Club, as said above, in PA. The concrete strips lead up to shooting positions for sporting clays.
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