BOASTING

Probably the most popular caliber firearm in most of the world. Many of us have more than one. They also are very collectible and still cheap to shoot.
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BOASTING

Postby Aughnanure » Sat Aug 02, 2014 10:26 pm

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What appears to be an extra shot in the 8 ring, at 9 o'clock is printed on the targets.

These two targets were shot by me at the range today at 50 metres,

now they are not outstanding scores and I've shot better ones with aperture sights,
however these were shot with a Sportco .22 conversion of a .310 Cadet rifle.

I shot with a forward rest only. off the bench; 40 grain Federal standard velocity ammo.

Why am I so happy with these targets?

V notch rear and blade foresight, as original, NO glasses and I'm now 80 and a 1/2 years old.

There could have been a downside, I nearly forgot to put my glasses on to drive home; my licence is endorsed "spectacles" and it's an offence to drive without them although I usually drive looking over the top of them.
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Re: BOASTING

Postby Niner » Sat Aug 02, 2014 10:31 pm

Looking good Eoin. Good shooting.
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Re: BOASTING

Postby Aughnanure » Sat Aug 02, 2014 10:34 pm

Double post, I hit the 'quote' button instead of 'Edit'. :oops:

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Re: BOASTING

Postby Dave 101 » Sat Aug 02, 2014 11:06 pm

A good result , I don't suppose I could see the target let alone hit it .

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Postby DuncaninFrance » Sun Aug 03, 2014 3:07 am

Good job Eoin, I am the same as Dave, I couldn't see the target without glasses :shock:
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Re: BOASTING

Postby Niner Delta » Sun Aug 03, 2014 2:58 pm

Great shooting. I am like the others, without glasses I can see neither the sights or target.
With my trifocals on, I can focus on the sights or the target, but not both at the same time....... :roll:
And my score on the recent shoot will confirm that........... :mrgreen:

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Re: BOASTING

Postby joseyclosey » Mon Aug 04, 2014 3:11 am

Nice shooting Eoin, I struggle with the V and post sights even with my glasses on.

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Re: BOASTING

Postby Dave 101 » Mon Aug 04, 2014 11:30 am

Hi Eoin

What is the outside diameter of the black 8 ring ? I think I have this target somewhere and may give it a go to see how I fair , but I will have to wear the specs .

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Re: BOASTING

Postby Aughnanure » Mon Aug 04, 2014 6:39 pm

Dave,

The black is 6", the 10 ring is 2".

I think that it might be this one

http://www.gamecalls.net/free_stuff/targets/300%20reduced%20for%20200.pdf

which I got into via
http://www.gamecalls.net/free_stuff/52_free_targets.html

via
http://www.xmarks.com/site/warhammer.mcc.virginia.edu/ty/targets.html

there's a lot of targets in there!!

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Re: BOASTING

Postby Aughnanure » Sun Mar 29, 2015 7:23 am

Further boasting.

First shoot on the Emmaville range for 2015 and the first for some time as the range had been closed for safety reasons.

Now 81 years and a few days and these were shot sans glasses and with the same rifle, sight and ammo as above.

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This was a five shot "group" :oops: :oops: :oops:

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10 shots, application. Would have been better a bit lower!!

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A very dead fox----scored 91.


There were a pile of new Range Rules which we all had to read and sign a form that we'd read them.

Mostly sensible except the one forbidding impromptu targets such as cans etc, I queried this and was told that it was because of the danger of ricochets ; me being me I asked did this mean that it was dangerous to shoot an aluminium can that was next to the steel target frames :bigsmile:
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Re: BOASTING

Postby DuncaninFrance » Sun Mar 29, 2015 3:18 pm

There are times Eoin, when I wish we lived a lot closer - I am sure we could have some good fun!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: BOASTING

Postby Aughnanure » Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:11 am

Duncan,

I missed your post, above, I'm bloody sure that we would :bigsmile:

Now for a bit more boasting, (when I find out how to post pictures, things seem to have changed).

No joy, I'm losted ! !

Seems that the file is coming through to big..... try again!!

Doesn't matter what I do, it still comes through at 755 KB which it seems is BIG.

Anyway, to end this saga, on a Fox target (as above) I shot 99, but came fourth as there were three 100 scores, yer can't win :bigsmile:

Rifle was my 1920s BSA Martini which only has an 18 and 1/2 inch barrel, though I fitted it with an extension to restore the sight radius.
Aperture sight, no specs. :D
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Re: BOASTING

Postby Niner » Tue Feb 14, 2017 6:55 pm

Eoin, if the image won't attach, check on how big it is. Super big images won't post. Try some software like Irfanview.. which is free software for windows to quickly reduce it and save it. If you reduce the file to say... 1000 pixels wide and whatever the corresponding height would be, that should work fine on an upload at this site. No bitmaps either. Save image as a jpg.

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