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Author Topic: Long Distance off hand shooting  (Read 1515 times)

Offline Captchee

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Long Distance off hand shooting
« on: August 27, 2012, 07:09:22 AM »
This weekend  My wife and I  went  to a friends house warming  for their new home just out of Baker City  OR .
What a place. Simply wonderful view  and fantastic home.
Anyway ,  we get over on Friday morning thinking we could help out in some way for the party and shoot he had set up for Saturday.
 However he already had everything set up and was well on his way  building his Rifle Range .
 Don did a very nice job on the range . He has the ranges staked out and signed every 25 yards .
   He has his target boards at 25 yards  from  his bench .
 From the  bench he has his farthest target  at 175 yards . Eventually this will all change as he has enough room  once he clears some brush out , to move back to  250 yards .

All shoots would be taken off hand  at paper at 25 yards
  There were a total of 17 shots on paper  .
 That was followed by a team shoot . This consisted of 3 , 3 man teams  shooting at reactive battleship targets . Also off hand . .
 After the team event  he had a Long Gong shoot  which consisted of a  10 x 10 target hung at 175 yards . Each shooter would be aloud one shot , again off hand , for score .
 Saturday morning prior to the shoot another friend  showed up from Richland.
Kim and I have this friendly rivalry going on . Especially when it comes to long range off hand shooting . He shoots a 42  barreled , cap lock rifle  in 50 cal . I shoot a 42 inch barreled flintlock , long rifle in  54 cal .
 We walked down to the range and I showed him Dons long gong  target . Which at most of the events we shoot at is at least 3 ft X3ft .
 Kim starts laughing when Don says . Yep  its on 10 inches  and the first shot is at 175 yards .
Seriously , you can hardly see the target  at that range LOL

.  Kim and I were the only ones to actually score  readable hits . Though for the most part, if  this had been  the normal target size  of 3 ft I think everyone would have hit it  . The shots all looked  to be that close .
 Here are some photos

Kim and his hit , which is up on the chain right on the price tag . which he states should be worth more points them my score  becouse  the tag he hit is much smaller then  the target  LOL
 

   

 if you look close you can see the lead mark on the tag . there also is a piece of lead stuck in the chain link . most however went right through the center of the link .
 the mark on the target is my  hit .
 

 here is how it  looks from the shotting line to target and from target back to the line
 

   

 

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Re: Long Distance off hand shooting
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2012, 09:29:24 AM »
Thanks, Cap...great rendition and pics...
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Re: Long Distance off hand shooting
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2012, 09:38:20 AM »
Nice country,And GREAT SHOOTING guy's! Being a country boy from the depth's of Michigan's wood's, That look's like desert to me! BEAUTIFUL SCENERY!

When I was reading about having to "Clean Brush" what I then saw was nothing what I expecteing to see! When we need to "Clear Brush"it usually mean's 1 week,by hand,or 1 day with a Dozer to clear 50X150' area,belive me,I KNOW!

Great to see all had a great time Thank's for the Pic's! and again AWSOME shooting. Hope to shoot with ya one day!(we better hurry,we AINT gettin' any younger!)
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Re: Long Distance off hand shooting
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2012, 10:43:33 AM »
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Re: Long Distance off hand shooting
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2012, 11:44:31 AM »
naa his place isnt that bad , just some  sage bruch to  clear . luckly no buck brush or it would be much like you say pathfinder
 here are some more photos of the view from the home
 his range is down below the home in the draw








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Re: Long Distance off hand shooting
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2012, 11:46:13 AM »
hmmmm ? not sure why those photos flipped sidways ????/

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Re: Long Distance off hand shooting
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2012, 11:55:38 AM »
That is beautiful country. Thanks for the story and pics.
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