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Offline Quinncannon

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Rifleman's Quarter Mile
« on: August 02, 2019, 10:00:41 PM »
I had an abbreviated range day at the Vets Shooting Center today, but spent most of the time on the 500 yard KD AQT steel target, that we set up a few years ago. Rifle of choice, one of my LRB M14's, with Vortex Viper PST 1x4 scope. Ammunition, Radway Green 147 grain. I did shoot the 300 and 400 first to check zero, then went to 500. Ringing steel with a wood a steel battle rifle is something I enjoy to no end, round after round smacking steel with a satisfying clang, huzzah! 500 yards, Rifleman's Quarter Mile, indeed!

Next week, back to the E targets and 600 yards!

As usual, we invite all of those who would like to join up with some seasoned riflemen for some KD and even some reduced course shooting, to give us a shout, we'll likely saddle up and meet you at the range.

Quinncannon, out.
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Re: Rifleman's Quarter Mile
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2019, 10:55:53 PM »
Cheers, Brother!  :beer:

I broke the 800 barrier for the first time today at the Ft. Bliss Rod and Gun Club,  with my little Savage 10 in .243. Fun!  Thanks to my ACPjunkie buddy for helping me work it out  ;D  I'm gearing up to shoot the White Buffalo at the Whittington Center in a few weeks  :cool2:
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Re: Rifleman's Quarter Mile
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2019, 08:19:19 AM »
Mrs. Smith, congratulations for breaking the 800 yard barrier! I haven't shot past 600, since I was shooting Long Range(1000 yards) in the Match Rifle division, in NRA High Power at Camp Robinson, Arkansas. The aiming black is 42 inches, but still pretty darn small, especially with iron sights and slinged up!
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Re: Rifleman's Quarter Mile
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2019, 08:25:46 AM »
Mrs. Smith, congratulations for breaking the 800 yard barrier! I haven't shot past 600, since I was shooting Long Range(1000 yards) in the Match Rifle division, in NRA High Power at Camp Robinson, Arkansas. The aiming black is 42 inches, but still pretty darn small, especially with iron sights and slinged up!

Dude. .......   there is NO WAY I could do that with irons on a target that size.   :bow:
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life." - Robert A. Heinlein

"A generation which ignores history has no past, and no future." - Lazarus Long

"I will accept the rules that you feel are necessary for YOUR freedom. I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do." - Robert A. Heinlein

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Re: Rifleman's Quarter Mile
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2019, 10:22:22 PM »
Mrs. Smith, congratulations for breaking the 800 yard barrier! I haven't shot past 600, since I was shooting Long Range(1000 yards) in the Match Rifle division, in NRA High Power at Camp Robinson, Arkansas. The aiming black is 42 inches, but still pretty darn small, especially with iron sights and slinged up!

Dude. .......   there is NO WAY I could do that with irons on a target that size.   :bow:
I bet you could, you Appleseeders out west, are known for shooting on out there! I was shooting a match conditioned 1903A3 with Lyman aperture receiver sights and globe front sight. Ammunition was 175 grain 30-06. Eighty-Eight rounds of that, made me glad to wear a padded shooting jacket!
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Re: Rifleman's Quarter Mile
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2019, 10:53:29 PM »
Cheers, Brother!  :beer:

I broke the 800 barrier for the first time today at the Ft. Bliss Rod and Gun Club,  with my little Savage 10 in .243. Fun!  Thanks to my ACPjunkie buddy for helping me work it out  ;D  I'm gearing up to shoot the White Buffalo at the Whittington Center in a few weeks  :cool2:

Well darn, now you've gone and done it. I don't get jealous very easily but the 'White Buffalo at the Whittington Center has been on my bucket list for some time. The pictures of that place are stunning. So go have a great time and good luck.  :cool2:
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Re: Rifleman's Quarter Mile
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2019, 02:00:58 PM »
Cheers, Brother!  :beer:

I broke the 800 barrier for the first time today at the Ft. Bliss Rod and Gun Club,  with my little Savage 10 in .243. Fun!  Thanks to my ACPjunkie buddy for helping me work it out  ;D  I'm gearing up to shoot the White Buffalo at the Whittington Center in a few weeks  :cool2:

Well darn, now you've gone and done it. I don't get jealous very easily but the 'White Buffalo at the Whittington Center has been on my bucket list for some time. The pictures of that place are stunning. So go have a great time and good luck.  :cool2:

Thanks,  brother!  Now I just have to not embarrass myself and hit the dang thing  :cool2:
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life." - Robert A. Heinlein

"A generation which ignores history has no past, and no future." - Lazarus Long

"I will accept the rules that you feel are necessary for YOUR freedom. I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do." - Robert A. Heinlein

"I can kill you with my brain." - River Tam

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Re: Rifleman's Quarter Mile
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2019, 10:05:56 AM »
The farthest I've connected was just over 800 yards. I was attending a "precision rifle" class in May of 2012, but it actually turned out to be a class geared to police sniper teams. Very little instruction was given on the basics of how to shoot accurately. Most of the time was on how not to hit a hostage and that most police sniper shots were taken within 100 yards. But, the class was advertised as teaching you how to hit out to 1000 yards and the target in the picture I attached was reported to be at that range. I was shooting a Remington 700 in 308 and I knew the come-ups for the 175 grain bullets I was firing. I brought the scope's elevation up to match my dope card and laid down to give it a go. The targets were 36" x 24" and painted white. I was WAY over the target; several feet. I asked the instructor if he was sure that was 1000 yards and he said he was. I went to my range bag and grabbed a laser rangefinder. It told me the target was 815 yards. I didn't argue with the instructor, but quickly brought the scope down to match my dope card. That was the ticket. I put a couple of five round magazines into the target. But that was before I knew about Project Appleseed and what's possible with a basic off-the-rack rifle.

But that brings up one of my favorite stories about George "Dad" Farr and his amazing performance at the 1921 National Matches:

https://www.nrablog.com/articles/2017/7/dad-farrs-golden-afternoon-at-camp-perry/
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