Saturday, August 8, 2009

Great Range Day


Went to the conservation range, not the LEO one today and just got home. The truck was loaded up and there were lots of toys to play with. The first round drew blood, I still have a bright red mark where a shell from the pistol fired after a friends M1 Garand got me between the eyes. I have black powder on my shirt, a sunburn on my nose and I got stung by a Wasp Twice. WHAT A GREAT DAY!Then the tracker beam at Dairy Queen locked onto the car on the drive home. Oh NO!

More range report after the weekend. I've got friends coming down from up North for dinner and there's supper to be made.

30 comments:

  1. Dinner is best homemade, with hunting stories and a few scars to share with friends -- ENJOY!

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  2. Nice bunch of gear you've got there; I'm jealous.

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  3. Those Garands are LOUD!

    Mine throws its brass fast to the right and back 10-12 feet, so I try to get a lane on the right to avoid pelting other shooters. And the "pingggg!" after the eighth round! Heaven!

    Sounds like a great day!

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  4. Sorry about that. Must have been distracted by the two images bracketing that paragraph.

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  5. Good times! Seems like a LOT of folks were hitting the range today! At least I didn't catch a case, but I did draw blood cleaning up afterwards!

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  6. Hope it was a good day. My range day is tomorrow to zero my new Bersa Thunder 9.

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  7. I will have to agree with Mr. BobG
    What a nice bunch of gear you have there to see!
    Jealous? Boy, I'd say! Man, that must has been a real blast! (or maybe a whole bunch of them!;^) Can't wait for the range report.

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  8. Beats a day at the golf course any time!

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  9. I would love to have half of what is on that table. In the peoples republic of Kanada even looking at pictures of this stuff could probably get you 20 years.
    Sounds like a fun day.

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  10. Dairy Queen.... 'Resistance is Futile'...

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  11. Am I too understand that you had somebody throw food at you from a window?
    A very wise woman once said something about seagulls.....

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  12. Sounds like that was quite a day. Makes me more than a little jealous. I need some .45.

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  13. LOVELY Day!! And nice table setting. LOL

    Hope you went for the Peanut Buster Parfait because I denied myself one just this evening.

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  14. I was told when I picked up my Garand that you could judge how badly it needed cleaning by watching where it threw brass.

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  15. Let's see...hot day at the range...drive home...DQ sign...hunger monster, coupled with thirst devil...don't forget the ice cream scream...yep, you had no other choice then to stop, you were outnumbered...:o)

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  16. I miss days like that. I haven't shot more than 50 rounds in one day since Fall of 2007, between deployment and school, and even those days have been few and far between. When I'm finished with the current educational program, I'm going to load up the Jeep with with enough steel and lead to make the suspension bottom out, and I'm not coming back until I've burned it up or the sun goes down.

    At least someone is having fun.

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  17. Well no, resistance isn't futile. Its current divided by voltage.

    Anyway, I'm happy to hear that range day came off well for you.

    Jim

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  18. Hey, glad to see you got out again.

    Keep it up!

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  19. At least it wasn't like what happened to my wife the other day. A piece of 45 brass went into her shirt and got caught in her bra. Aloe Vera with lidocaine is her friend.

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  20. What are the rifle magazines between the AR and the shotgun for? It looks like it is a .308 magazine but I didn't see a rifle for it.

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  21. That table reminds me of all the dumb "police showing off arsenal of miscreant".

    I mean it's one thing if said miscreant really has something cool, dangerous and unusual, but so often it's something that Miss Brigid's table there would put to shame.

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  22. When I'm loading up to go shoot the non-shooting wife invariably says, "Why do you need so much stuff?" Choice is good!
    The only thing I don't like about my Garand is that it's accuracy far exceeds my AARP eligible eyesight. .052 aperatures must be getting smaller. Beyond about 300 yards I start seriously sucking at shooting tight groups. But it is my favorite long arm. steve

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  23. Wow, with toys like those and nice weather...no wonder you dont want to go home :D

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  24. Looks like a great day at the range. Who's cleaning all of those?

    Mike S.

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  25. Bill, check the magwell on the Scoped AR. If it's not .308 I'd be suprised.

    Brass

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  26. The Scoped AR is not the home for the cartridges. Click on the pictures to open, and check out the second gun from the right. :-)

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  27. OK - I'll tell you. :-) They are for the Panther Arms LRT (long range tactical) semi auto sniper special there in .308 (the one with the pretty 18" heavy stainless barrel.

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  28. Does the fixed bayonet on the M1 help with accuracy? Or maybe just recoil reduction. I like your collection, and I don't even see your wheel guns on the table.

    Steve

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  29. Steve - no wheel guns came to play. I don't think there was room on the table.

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  30. You know....I was just drooling over the pictures of your shooty things...and was thinking you need an assistant to help carry all that...I might volunteer if I get to fire a round or two :D

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