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Re: Northern Utah range day July 30th, 2011
« Reply #100 on: August 01, 2011, 03:00:19 PM »
I had a good time at the shoot. I did have to leave early due to work, and I worked all day yesterday too so I haven't been able to post until now. It was great getting to see some of the faces behind the screen names and get some time on the range. I broke out a rifle I have not shot in over 10 years, an Anschutz 1813 Supermatch. I forgot how much fun it is to shoot something that accurate.  A couple of the other left hand shooters took a turn on it and now I feel like I need to start taking it to the range more often. George's new Sterling was very cool and I looked over a lot of other fun toys.
 
I brought my niece's husband out with me (nephew-in-law?) and he had a great time as well. I just wish we could have made it to lunch and stayed for the afternoon sesion. Hopefully I will be able to get the day off next time.

Thank you Norse for putting the event together.

Edit: Post number 200, hurray for me! That is the most posts I have on any forum I am on.

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    Re: Northern Utah range day July 30th, 2011
    « Reply #101 on: August 01, 2011, 06:59:01 PM »
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    Anschutz 1813 Supermatch
     Yeah, he walks over and says, "Here, want to try this?"  I KNOW I'm looking at money, and I don't even want to breathe on it, let alone touch it for fear I can't afford to pay for anything if I damage it.  Blasted thing had more adjustable points than a thermometer has degrees, too.

    1.  The trigger is just, um, just sick.  Really.  Scary light.  A heavy heartbeat could set it off.  But I liked it. ;D

    2.  I hit what I aimed at.  (DUH)





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    Re: Northern Utah range day July 30th, 2011
    « Reply #102 on: August 03, 2011, 01:50:02 AM »
    Finally, a moment to breathe.  First day back at work after a 4-day weekend and no remote access.

    The shoot was totally cool.  It was really good to see everyone.  Got to see some old friends, like George, Steven, and MashallDodge, as well as put some faces to names, like Norseman, HideWithPride, Corey, sqlbullet, and GunDoc (although I've worked for GunDoc for some time, we'd never met until this outing).

    Norse's Saiga's were pretty cool, and I can tell you, Norse with a Saiga 12 is not something you want to tangle with. 

    <BOOM!> 
    Norseman: "Is he dead?"
    Me:  "Dunno man... Looks like he's still..." 
    <BOOM!BOOM!BOOM!>
    Me:  "Yeah... ya got him."

    ;)

    Norse was kind enough to offer to take my Sig P232 off my hands after having put an entire mag through a single hole rapid fire.  The pistol being a fav of mine however, I wasn't selling.  Sorry buddy.  ;D

    Had a breakage with the extractor in my wife's Llama 1911 after I foolishly "bubba" loaded it.  Jesse however was able to find a part online and ordered a new one.  The slide is now with him while it awaits a new extractor.

    Of course George had his Sterling out.  I've always been kind of "meh" on them having only seen them online.  But once you get one in your hands it is absolutely a must have.  My wife wants one too.  So I'll likely be picking up a couple one of these days.

    AR's, AK's, tactical rifles, hunting rifles, handguns, shotguns... it was a great time.


    After the shoot and back and Steven's house, my wife and I headed out for beer brat fixin's.  Peppers and onions with beer-boiled sausages browned over a charcoal grill... it was a meal of epic grandeur not soon to be forgotten.

    On Sunday myself, my wife, Jesse, George, and Steven headed out for a bit more shooting at some Tannerite.  More great times.

    Steven and Kristin were very gracious hosts, and have my eternal thanks for such fantastic hospitality.  As a small, certainly inadequate, thank you we headed out to The Cheesecake Factory for some dinner on Sunday evening.  I was so stuffed I could barely move.

    It was an amazing weekend.  Jesse and I agreed that we need to make these things happen more frequently than every two years.  Maybe we can head out east and do something with the eastern members one of these days.



    Looking forward to the next one guys, wherever it may be.


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    Re: Northern Utah range day July 30th, 2011
    « Reply #103 on: August 03, 2011, 12:22:05 PM »
    It was a great time.  My shoulder's still recovering from Jesse's Mosin.  Also, I learned I need a Saiga in .223, 12 guage and I need a Sterling. Everyone needs a sterling.  I experimented with different ammo for my PSL.  I heard they were ammo sensitive...but dang.


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    Re: Northern Utah range day July 30th, 2011
    « Reply #104 on: August 03, 2011, 12:44:38 PM »
    We need to do this more often.

    That really can't be said enough. Everyone there is like extended family.

    My shoulder's still recovering from Jesse's Mosin.

     :devillol I must be getting used to it.
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    Re: Northern Utah range day July 30th, 2011
    « Reply #105 on: August 03, 2011, 11:41:22 PM »
    Khorne-  It's not just your PSL.  I've had several guns do that, lessee.... a 308, a 30-06, a 223, and a couple SKS rifles that show a definite ammo preference.  And it really shows up with glass on top of the rifle.  

    The 06 is a bolt action Ruger M77.  With Lake City surplus ball, I was getting a 5" shotgun pattern at 100 yards.  Went over the basics in my head.  "Huh. Yup, doing it right. Did I buy a crap rifle here?"  Pulled out a coveted box of federal 168 gold medal match-  Five shot group right at 1" first try.

    223 is a Browning A bolt a friend owns.  Tried zeroing it with 55 grain black box wolf.  See above^^^ yup.  Shotgun at 100 yards.  Let him try some of my black hills loads-  Bingo, under an inch.

    Savage 110 in 308, owned by the guy building my 35 Brown-Whelen:  Shooting surplus ball from the mid 70's, it couldn't break 3 inches at 100 to save its life.  Tried some standard Federal 150 soft point ammo-  1.5" @ 100.

    My SKS's(Chinese, yugo, and Russian) suffer greatly in the accuracy dept. depending in the ammo.  My SKS rifles show a distinct preference for the white box stuff made in the Ulyanovsk plant.  Both on target, and over the chrono.  Runs nearly 200 fps faster than most of the other stuff, and the SD numbers were in the low 20's.  Accuracy on paper, while not match, was easily better than any of the other com-bloc stuff I tried.  
    This may be considered as the true palladium of liberty. . . . The right of self defence is the first law of nature: in most governments it has been the study of rulers to confine this right within the narrowest limits possible. Wherever standing armies are kept up, and the right of the people to keep and bear arms is, under any colour or pretext whatsoever, prohibited, liberty, if not already annihilated, is on the brink of destruction- St. George Tucker, Blackstone's Commentaries

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    Re: Northern Utah range day July 30th, 2011
    « Reply #106 on: August 03, 2011, 11:48:00 PM »
    Basically Zack just learned that Ammo Selection is critical.  The Gun is just the Launcher for that Projectile and the better the Projectile, the better the result.
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    Re: Northern Utah range day July 30th, 2011
    « Reply #107 on: August 04, 2011, 12:30:47 AM »
    Which is why he can make headshots with a certain 41 mag revolver at 50 yards.  Hand loaded ammo that is tuned to the gun.  Shoots 1" all day, every day off bags at 25 yards, so a correctly executed free standing shot hitting within a 4-6" circle at 50 is easily doable.

    More thoughts specific to the day and my guns-

    I may be rethinking my stock option on the S-12s.  Stock came loose after only 15 rounds of slugs, and about 30 or so OO buck.  All were admittedly full power 2 3/4 loads, but not even 3 inch magnums and the stock works loose with that low of a round count?  Not good that.  Granted, Remington Buckhammers certainly have the "hammer" part right, but I need the s-12s to be dead nuts reliable like the 223 is.  Different stock option may be in order.

    223 Saiga.  Flawless.  As always.  Damn I love that rifle.  Nearly perfect.  Just lacks effective sights in low light.  If I can fix that without changing the balance or feel, it'll be perfect in my book.

    Makarov-  Ran like a top, even when gun doc shot it like a mini-gun.  Looks good too, with the 2 tone dura-coat and the mak-a-wrap grips. ;)

    308 Saiga 16" carbine-  I want to love this gun, I really do.  Alas, I can't. - Why not, you say?  Well-  It's accurate(2 MOA with good commie ammo, haven't tried match ammo yet), it handles well and points quickly enough(though with my deep chest and short arms I need a shorter stock on it than the one it currently wears for it to be just right), it's reliable(I have yet to have a single issue that way outside of a magazine problem), and therein lies the rub-
    I cannot, for the life of me, find reliable/durable magazines except the 10 round factory ones.  Twenty rounders would be perfect.  Surefire just isn't there quality wise, so I'll just let this gun continue to take a back seat to the FAL for now.

    This may be considered as the true palladium of liberty. . . . The right of self defence is the first law of nature: in most governments it has been the study of rulers to confine this right within the narrowest limits possible. Wherever standing armies are kept up, and the right of the people to keep and bear arms is, under any colour or pretext whatsoever, prohibited, liberty, if not already annihilated, is on the brink of destruction- St. George Tucker, Blackstone's Commentaries

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    Re: Northern Utah range day July 30th, 2011
    « Reply #108 on: August 04, 2011, 12:50:38 AM »
    I may be rethinking my stock option on the S-12s.  Stock came loose after only 15 rounds of slugs, and about 30 or so OO buck. 
    You should totally get rid of it... you know... trade it off for something...
     >:D
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    Re: Northern Utah range day July 30th, 2011
    « Reply #109 on: August 04, 2011, 01:02:25 AM »
    The stock George, the stock :neener.  Yes, I should get rid of it.  That gun deserves a stock that will stay with it capability wise.  Oh yeah, in the magazine availability department, S12s suck.
    This may be considered as the true palladium of liberty. . . . The right of self defence is the first law of nature: in most governments it has been the study of rulers to confine this right within the narrowest limits possible. Wherever standing armies are kept up, and the right of the people to keep and bear arms is, under any colour or pretext whatsoever, prohibited, liberty, if not already annihilated, is on the brink of destruction- St. George Tucker, Blackstone's Commentaries

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    Re: Northern Utah range day July 30th, 2011
    « Reply #110 on: August 04, 2011, 09:16:56 PM »
     ::)

    I just did something stupid, or really awesome.

    I'll PM you George.


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    Re: Northern Utah range day July 30th, 2011
    « Reply #111 on: August 04, 2011, 10:56:42 PM »
    Had a breakage with the extractor in my wife's Llama 1911 after I foolishly "bubba" loaded it.  Jesse however was able to find a part online and ordered a new one.  The slide is now with him while it awaits a new extractor.

    It's now got the new extractor in and heads back to casa Hernlund on the morrow.
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