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Posted: 3/4/2006 12:34:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/6/2006 12:15:13 PM EDT by BeetleBailey]
With weather like this, I had to go again today (Sunday)! Took a buddy this time:











































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(Saturday)
A sunny ~65*, low wind. Man, couldn't be better.

Approaching my 'range':



Balloons make good targets:



Long range balloons:



My "bench":



Through the sights:



Then I went on a hike. Look at these massive rocks:



Found an odd old bottle, says "Avon" on the bottom. Go fig.:



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Like I said, great day for shooting! Sometimes I prefer to shoot solo, it's relaxing. Though some kids walked up on me and I think I scared the mess out of them .
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 12:36:10 PM EDT
cool! nice pics by the way
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 12:36:31 PM EDT


Nice shooting spot!
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 12:36:38 PM EDT
Looks like a good day.
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 12:37:38 PM EDT
Nice rifle. Are those balloons?
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 12:41:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheRegulator:
Nice rifle. Are those balloons?



Those are balloons. Great reactive targets when there's no more tannerite left.
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 12:41:53 PM EDT
do you shoot offhand?
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 12:43:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/4/2006 12:44:11 PM EDT by BeetleBailey]

Originally Posted By USGI_45:
do you shoot offhand?



usualyl, yes. Why?

ETA: usually balloons @ ~85yds off hand.
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 12:50:01 PM EDT
I went out and blasted some today, met a few fellow shooters.

It was under 50 here so it was just right for us warmer blooded folk. I got a used Aimpoint off the EE for my para FAL and sighted that in.

One guy had a PSS .308 he had just gotten.

I gave him the pleasure of working the action on my Tikka Tactical. He was in awe.


It was a great day I haven't been out to the range for a while.
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 1:02:46 PM EDT
You have some serious windage dialed into that rifle. How much as the wind blowing?
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 1:02:57 PM EDT
Damn, Beet, I'da loved ta go. I'd REALLY like to see that area you are in!

Link Posted: 3/4/2006 1:03:22 PM EDT
do you have ear or eye protection?
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 2:38:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Blaster3094:
You have some serious windage dialed into that rifle. How much as the wind blowing?



It happens. You've never seen any other's dialed that far? Look around.

Camp - check the hometown

David - ear, yes. I brought eye, but left it in the truck and wasn't about to walk all the way back to get it.
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 3:18:18 PM EDT
Weather was about the same here. Just a beautiful day.

Daughter wanted to go shooting. Something big. She wanted to shoot my "Saving-Private-Ryan-gun". The rest of the world knows it as the M1 Garand. This is only the second time she's ever shot it. We went through a whole belt, 80 rds. I'll bet I only shot it half a dozen times out of that. She's awful proud of her bruised shoulder. She's a good shot when you can get her out and today was no exception. I sure wouldn't have wanted to be downrange of her and in her sights.

I took my XM177-clone.

It was a very good afternoon.

And thanks for the ballons idea.
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 5:53:41 AM EDT
i can't believe i missed this thread yesterday.

is this walking distance or do you have to drive to get there.

i would love to have something like that, for my ar's
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 5:58:46 AM EDT
Where you at in 'bama, Beetle?
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 6:09:51 AM EDT
very nice
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 6:09:56 AM EDT
Beetle, any way you could IM me the location of your range. Looks like a great place to shoot, I'm getting tired of going to the Helena wildlife management area, and not ready to pony up for a membership somewhere yet......
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 6:29:10 AM EDT

Originally Posted By BeetleBailey:

Originally Posted By Blaster3094:
You have some serious windage dialed into that rifle. How much as the wind blowing?



It happens. You've never seen any other's dialed that far? Look around.

Camp - check the hometown

David - ear, yes. I brought eye, but left it in the truck and wasn't about to walk all the way back to get it.



I have about as much but in the opposite direction.
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 7:58:20 AM EDT
I hope you brought that antique Avon bottle home! Some of them are worth hundreds of dollars!

You.......didn't......shoot it.....did you........
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 9:59:35 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/5/2006 10:00:08 AM EDT by BeetleBailey]

Originally Posted By cruze5:
i can't believe i missed this thread yesterday.

is this walking distance or do you have to drive to get there.

i would love to have something like that, for my ar's



it's about 500 yards from where I park my truck. Sadly, for the local location inquiries, it's kind of a "private" spot, but usually if I know you well enough (either from group shoots or on here) I you are more than welcome to join.

I think I'm taking a new shooter out with me today. This should be fun.

PCSutton - yep, brought the bottle home (there's also TONS of petrified wood around the location. I wonder if it's worth anything.
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 10:11:50 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Blaster3094:
You have some serious windage dialed into that rifle. How much as the wind blowing?




Bushmaster?



great pix BB
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 10:15:14 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Fourays2:

Originally Posted By BeetleBailey:

Originally Posted By Blaster3094:
You have some serious windage dialed into that rifle. How much as the wind blowing?



It happens. You've never seen any other's dialed that far? Look around.

Camp - check the hometown

David - ear, yes. I brought eye, but left it in the truck and wasn't about to walk all the way back to get it.



I have about as much but in the opposite direction.



It is not the wind or the rifles. You both have lopsided heads
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 10:17:23 AM EDT

Originally Posted By BeetleBailey:

Originally Posted By USGI_45:
do you shoot offhand?



usualyl, yes. Why?

ETA: usually balloons @ ~85yds off hand.




I dont know, Just wondering.
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 10:19:03 AM EDT
Very nice. Do you bring the shooting bench with you or just leave it at the range?
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 10:20:08 AM EDT
What kind of place is this? some sort of park?
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 10:30:59 AM EDT

Originally Posted By John210:
What kind of place is this? some sort of park?



Abandoned strip pits. I plan to buy it when I get the chance so it will remain undeveloped. Got to raise some capital first.

You goobs are hilarious, by the way
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 5:24:24 PM EDT

update with even wickeder pics!
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 5:28:26 PM EDT
Dude! You need some quick disconnects for your swaybars.
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 5:30:34 PM EDT
Cullman, huh? Troglodite! People from Cullman eat their own young.
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 5:34:08 PM EDT
sweet!
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 5:34:20 PM EDT
Nice pics.
My kids LOVE shooting ballons.Clay birds are good too,plus water jugs.

(Psst! Yer hat's on backwards!)
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 5:34:21 PM EDT
Looks like a great time.
Yeah Jeep
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 5:45:25 PM EDT
Great pics.......
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 6:41:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/5/2006 6:44:45 PM EDT by GhostCat]
Beetle....Looks like yall had a great time.....Next time you go riding in the Cullman Area give me a shout......My 4x4 and AR-15 are always ready to rock and roll. I live here in Cullman.

GhostCat


Link Posted: 3/5/2006 8:33:20 PM EDT
Is the other rifle an Enfield? I cant tell to well from the pic, but the full-length stock and the magazine look enfield-ish.
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 10:04:58 PM EDT
Looks like fun.
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 10:08:31 PM EDT
Great pics!!!
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 10:11:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TravisM1:
Is the other rifle an Enfield? I cant tell to well from the pic, but the full-length stock and the magazine look enfield-ish.



Mosin-Nagant 91/30
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 10:12:48 PM EDT
Looks like getting there is more fun than shooting only two guns.
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 10:15:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Magurgle:

Originally Posted By TravisM1:
Is the other rifle an Enfield? I cant tell to well from the pic, but the full-length stock and the magazine look enfield-ish.



Mosin-Nagant 91/30



Nah. Look at the sling. M/N slings attach on the side of the buttstock and the side of the barrel, IIRC.
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 5:10:08 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Magurgle:

Originally Posted By TravisM1:
Is the other rifle an Enfield? I cant tell to well from the pic, but the full-length stock and the magazine look enfield-ish.



Mosin-Nagant 91/30



bingo
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 5:28:08 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Cypher214:
Dude! You need some quick disconnects for your swaybars.



LOL...no kiddin'.


Nice Jeep anyhow though. Not near as many dents as mine's got.



BC
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 6:18:19 AM EDT

Originally Posted By BlueCrusader:

Originally Posted By Cypher214:
Dude! You need some quick disconnects for your swaybars.



LOL...no kiddin'.


Nice Jeep anyhow though. Not near as many dents as mine's got.



BC



I know! His doesn't have the first dent!. I don't know how.
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