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Make my day Mr. Oak Tree.

Posted on: March 22, 2009 7:45 pm

 Spend part of today at the range.  I joined an outdoor range because the indoor range does not allow my .44 magnum, destroys the backstop.  I wonder how much longer I can afford to buy ammo, I am looking at a reloader, at least for the pistols. Shotgun shells are still pretty cheap and I have dozens of boxes in inventory.  I also thought about turning in both my Smith's and getting a second Glock. I am looking at Model G35, it looks good for militiary style target shooting and a tactical weapon. I also like the .40 S&W much better than the 9mm, more stopping power.  Again I have to look at the price of ammo, my .357 allows me to use .38's which are pretty cheap, but hardly even jolt my hand. I mean that is the point right, stopping power, I doubt I shoot a Burglar at 50 yards.

I wonder why paintball is so popular, I mean yeah you get to shoot people but it is a just paint. I get more satisfaction with the real thing blasting holes into targets. I got a badge years ago for Trap, went 50 for 50, shooting doubles, so yeah moving targets are fun too. And I did this with my Mossberg 5500, really a field gun, however I did put in the modified skeet choke and I was using 1.25 oz of 9 shot in some high brass shells. I like to kill what I hit. At least I was smart enough to buy the magnum barrell for goose hunting LOL.


Category: World Sports

Since: Sep 4, 2007
Posted on: March 26, 2009 1:28 am

Make my day Mr. Oak Tree.

 Ring, I actually wanted a Remmington 1100 but the price was too steep, had to settle for the Mossberg. I used 9 shot for skeet shooting but for pheasant I used 5 shot, 4 for duck, and 2 for goose.  My Mossberge had a screw in choke, no need to change barrells, never got the slug barrell, gave up deer hunting years ago, best friend moved to Seattle.  Duck hunting bored me, I used to fall asleep in the blind, LOL. I have 4 labs, and not one of them would ever jump out of a boat to get a dead duck, heck two of them hate the rain.

When I was in college in the late 70's, had a shot at buying a .375 H&H Magnum for about 250 bucks, brand new. My van needed some work done, never got the rifle, still regret it to this day. That gun is now well over 2 grand to buy, if you could find one. Undecided

Since: May 11, 2008
Posted on: March 25, 2009 2:39 pm

Make my day Mr. Oak Tree.

I started shooting trap with an .870 Remington (pound-for-pound the finest weapon ever developed) when I was 11 (got my 50 patch in singles that year, as well). Always used 7 1/2 shot for trap (I didn't think 9 shot could kill anything, especially in the wind, past 20-yards). I had three barrels a full-choke, modified & an improved cylinder. The IC pattern spread was too wide outside 10-yards! We reloaded shells for hunting, as well. Usually Deuce for geese, 4 for ducks & pheasant, and 6 for the other upland.

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