Gun range 2020

Discussion in 'Hobbies and Interests' started by Czed, Aug 24, 2020.

  1. FatBoy85

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    Hell, where do I begin?
    As this states a range time title, I'll start with a recent trip up to the shooting spot. It didn't turn out so well as some a$$hats started getting ridiculous. They wandered up past the trees that existed in the firing lane and I called up to them on that. Many others did as they trekked across them. At that point it was time to leave. However as I should. I took a few daddy daughter shooting pictures. received_839707433508121.jpeg received_667638430610293.jpeg received_686798552202622.jpeg received_839707433508121.jpeg this wasn't a terrible day, I got some quality daughter
     
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  2. Czed

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    Had many bad experiences at public gun ranges over the year's.
    A bunch of us were setting up at the benches at a public covered range getting ready to shoot a guy pulls up gets out without telling us and starts
    Shooting a ak-47 at some of our targets
    we didn't even have ear muffs on
    It was a tense conversation I had with him.
    I'm fortunate to have land to have a range now
    And my friends have a plate rack I can shoot at
    I don't trust people to be safe.
     
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    I'm pretty lucky to have a 100 yard range for free whenever I want to use it. It's not even a half hour away.

    It's like to set up some steel targets, but I'll need to do some research on what to use as regular steel can cause ricochets apparently. If I can recycle something I will.
     
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    ole Funny you should mention a Stevens bolt action 22. I bought one from a friend of mine when I was around 12YO. I had it home, bought and paid for for 2 weeks before my parents knew I had it. Kept it standing up in a corner of my bedroom closet. I had to buy my own ammo and I believe it was 50 cents a box, 50 rds per box. Had no problems going into the general store and buying whatever ammo I needed.
     
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    Try not to use regular A36 plate as you'll just destroy it. Your new BCA will punch through it. Use AR-500 plate, 3/8" min. and 1/2" better.
    A local steel supplier with a flame table can make whatever you want as cheaply as buying something. I have a few bags of 6" and 8" discs with "bears ears" tabs in the garage, still have to build a portable hanger for them. 1/2" Ar-500, about $13 each.
     
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  7. FatBoy85

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    o_O:picard:Yes this is exactly what we hoped to have, people doing the safe thing all the time but whatever the last 10 months effect had on people, made them a little too trigger happy for my liking. I don't mind ammo dumps but a little warning of it would keep me from greasing my biscuits.

    Also we were on our first time out with my daughter then. Gone to the public shooting area before and never had an issue. In fact so many were just a delight to just banter with the handful of times @Sugarbug and I went out. She's been off this site a bit too, probably why the tagging isn't working. Anyways it really never was a problem and people didn't mind sharing info or even handling their firearms. Even shooting them was fantastic. Always fun. This time we will head to a more sophisticated range. Yes will pay but there's possibly a membership in this so that can have benefits.

    Hopefully down the line property will be easier to buy and still have a couple yards to set out something. We got my daughter some bear targets for Xmas and beforehand told me the first thing she wanted to hunt was a bear. Still gonna start her on the .22 for now. One thing I hadn't realized until we paused for a bit in the last outing is the scope. She was looking in it and being so excited to do something new she put her head down on the stock a bit and the scope caught her in the forehead. Nothing bad but I hadn't realized how much space we needed to both sit and shoot. This time I will have the scope off until she figures out the iron sights.(rookie mistake on my part but I've wanted that dang scope working on my rifle and I'm not fluent in fine tuning that and never could get comfortable at the public range enough to dial it in) I'm sure I'll appreciate the range tables but I'm looking forward to making one using an empty wire spool. :D
     
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    Ahh those days are....highly sought after. Since now the lowest of some ammo is. 50 cents a dang round! Not saying the .22 is all that way but I did happen to buy a single box of some competition level stuff called Midas +, Lapua brand for about 20 bucks a box of 50 about 4-5 months ago and then a box of 500 Aguila for around 35? Might have to go back to selling wood if I wanna pay for this hobby. Right now I only have a semi auto Savage. 22LR but the bolt actions are looking pretty good in terms of saving ammo and making the shots count.
     
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