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Fun shoot at Steelheads
« on: May 19, 2019, 06:27:49 PM »
Was a fun shoot at Steelhead’s place today. Rained on and off but not so much as to chase us away.

Kevin and I were the old hands and Mike was new to the fun shoot. He came with a beautiful laminated gray FX, Kevin shot his .308 Texan and FX, and I shot my 257 Texan and .58 Quackenbush Pistol.

We shot steel plates at 25, 50, 75, 100, 125, 150, 175 and 200 yards. Texan handled all distances with ease. Started out by shooting way high. Very curious that it shot so high. Not at all sure what’s going on. Re-sighted in and mostly hit what I was aiming at. Soon as I hit 2,000 psi it got inaccurate though.

I broke another spinner. ( ducking for the steel I’m sure Kevin will fling at me. Oh wait, that’s a blue frisbee thing). I need to get a welder and make a mess of spinners to replace the stuff I break!

Of course Kevin makes it look easy, and the  new guy did too.

Banged steel with the 58 DAQ but mostly missed. Scope was so far off even at 25 yards. I hate the long eye relief scope. Maxed out elevation and it’s still Shooting low. Going to replace with iron sights or a red dot.

Was sitting there talking to Mike when I looked down three feet away and spotted something gray and fuzzy. Asked out loud what on earth is that? A mouse? Mike said Mole, SHOOT it! So I grabbed a .58 cal round ball, and loaded it. Pointed in the general direction, not sure I’d call it aimed, pulled the trigger. Ball hit low and to the left, but Mole was DOA. Kevin says it’s a gopher. All I know is it’s dead!

So much fun!

Oh and the .257 bullets from Hunters Supply, that Alan sent me performed perfectly! Thank you Alan!

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Re: Fun shoot at Steelheads
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2019, 08:40:45 PM »
Nothing like seeing a gopher with a.58 caliber hole in it. I was actually around the corner in my garage casting bullets. Mike was a great guy to shoot with (met him at the Pacific Airgun Expo) and he's DAMN good with his .25 Crown. Very impressive gun and equally impressive marksman. I learned something about quality optics (which Mike has), and picked up some tidbits of information.

It's a great thing about shooting airguns with guys whom I haven't shot with before; I always pick up knowledge that I can use. Steve and I have a great camaraderie and we enjoy laughs and breaking balls (I break balls, he breaks targets and laughs) but shooting with others always adds to the experience. We were supposed to be joined by another guest from the GTA forum, but he was ill and couldn't make it.

Another fun day and can't wait to do it again. Maybe my JSA Raptor will be in my hands by then!  ;D
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Re: Fun shoot at Steelheads
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2019, 04:39:35 AM »
I'm appalled! Shooting a poor defenseless creature with a .50 cal?? At least you could have given him a chance by using the .25 caliber.
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