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    This Arvo Checking sighting in worked ..

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    Leaving early to go to mates farm for bit of a sight in before next hunting trip 2 - 3 - 4 Nov
    Have some targets I prepared earlier . Collected all the plastic containers with lids I can find.Have about 30.Bit of paint.Black part goes down into sand.
    We put them in the sand at mates sand pit right at base of the hill in the sand. Gullies all around no stock no neighbours ,miss and you hit the sand no chance of ricochet etc
    and shooting with the Midget my mate so having shot togeather for 10 or so years safe as. Your turn my turn has always worked for us in the bush and everywhere else.
    Wait for the rude remarks after that.. Some things you don't hsare with your mates ha ha ..
    Not your turn your gun is empty with bolt wide open..Magazine removed completly.We decided that was how we'd shoot at the start and have done so ever since.
    We will not shoot each other guaranteed.. Couple times though it was suggested something about 50/50 insurance split with his missuss hmm

    Its always been about being out in the bush not who gets the best or any animal ,no competiton.
    No arguments any how the Midget is that lazy he wouldn't spend the energy arguing..
    Next trip Im up first Yeehaa.
    Never one to enjoy shooting at inanimate paper objects loose interest too quick.
    I reckon the red areas in the tape is a kill shot if you are careful and these literally explode with the lids tight. Sound is awesome too. Largest is 2 litre milk bottle.
    We ll start at 200 on paper and as soon as happy start to wake down the hill then up the hill and so on towards them shooting laying down,standing,kneeling etc.
    This IMO is a way to stay focussed Im good for 5 maybe 6 shots at paper then cant be bothered. This is for when the gun has obviously proven it can shoot groups consistently
    We do the 100 mtr bench rest thing then 200 mtr thing first at home. Clean up the mess go see our mate the farmer have a few beers tell a few lies great way to spend an afternoon ..
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    Looks like a good afternoon. I much prefer to shoot objects / steel to punching paper.

    Have fun!
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    I am to cheap to shoot my centerfires at shit, but with .22lr paper to get it in then objects if not birds.
    VIVA LA HOWA

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    Get some bizzoy plates. Set and forget and last for a very long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toby View Post
    I am to cheap to shoot my centerfires at shit, but with .22lr paper to get it in then objects if not birds.
    I used to be conscious about sort of wasting ammo but now I shoot all my guns as often as I can.
    Safety , background etc all has to be studied properly first remember the 3kms plus rule.
    Wicked as when you .308 Pukes and Rabbits and Magpies looks like someone having a pillow fight..
    Living rurally and having mates the same does make it kinda easy.We have some massive farms to shoot on so a bit lucky.
    Smack some pigeons with your large caliber its great fun.. You should see my mate 300 Win Mag stalking Magpies..
    He knocks them over at 250 mtrs and thats using the rangefinder. I do think it improves your safety aspect and definitely gets you used to having a firearm in your hands.
    Its gotta be a lot safer than hunting with once a year hunters who hardly ever handle a high power firearm..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Towely View Post
    Get some bizzoy plates. Set and forget and last for a very long time.
    Just finished 4 of them but thats where the blimmin cows are today. We,re gonna build two benches 1 @100 and 1 @ 200
    Have the four targets ready over summer concrete the benches in.. Relegated way down the farm today as gulley full of cows.
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    Theres nothing like shooting a good reactive target like steel, sure beats paper. Ive got them scattered around the farm out to 700 odd meters. The f*cking cattle rubbing on them doesnt impress me much though.

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    Anybody know whats up with the double wording at the end of some peoples sentences? Like my one above ^^^

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    Hey Happy, I fill the milk containers with water. Just fanrastic the way they explode when hit.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    Hey Happy, I fill the milk containers with water. Just fanrastic the way they explode when hit.
    Yep all filled with water makes it easy to see when you hit them eh
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    Right got all set up around 250 meters

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    Hard to see targets some in red circles

    308 first three shots three hits
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    No prisoners no survivors and a couple of midgets shooting. I love that 223 its lethal

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    Give the mates 13 yr old a gun and if its accurate the little bugger can shoot ..

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    Mates dog hates it when you shoot shit with large caliber as they are so hard to pick up. (Lack of structure left)

    Wicked arvo out in the sun two 308s a 300 Win mag 223 Tons of ammo some really good shots at small targets and a few beers afterwards..
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    Good times
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
    Rule 1: Treat every firearm as loaded
    Rule 2: Always point firearms in a safe direction
    Rule 3: Load a firearm only when ready to fire
    Rule 4: Identify your target beyond all doubt
    Rule 5: Check your firing zone
    Rule 6: Store firearms and ammunition safely
    Rule 7: Avoid alcohol and drugs when handling firearms

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy View Post
    I used to be conscious about sort of wasting ammo but now I shoot all my guns as often as I can.
    Safety ,
    Its gotta be a lot safer than hunting with once a year hunters who hardly ever handle a high power firearm..
    I totally agree. I'm getting in as much boom-time as I can. Still parting with my hard earned on the ammo too. By the way who bought all the bloody A-max's??? they're as rare as hens teeth atm. I'm using up all my lapua target ammo and reloading with 140gn Amax 'cause i figgure i'd rather be focussing on field shooting/hunting for a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dead is better View Post
    I totally agree. I'm getting in as much boom-time as I can. Still parting with my hard earned on the ammo too. By the way who bought all the bloody A-max's??? they're as rare as hens teeth atm. I'm using up all my lapua target ammo and reloading with 140gn Amax 'cause i figgure i'd rather be focussing on field shooting/hunting for a while.
    You are right we use some amax and had 6 wk wait for it
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    No probs with Amaxes, who wants what? There will be a delay but better than 6 weeks, Not 100% on price but wont be rediculos, depends on exchange rate.
    There will also be minimum amounts too, could be around 500-600 min order.

    RUNAS

 

 

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