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 Post subject: Some New Targets!!
PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 11:35 am 
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I wanted to get out to the shooting range this week - decided I'd go after work Monday.
I was thinking about adjusting my Mahan Sight on my JHP because it's shooting a little to the right and maybe a little high.
I have a hell of a time remembering exactly how to adjust the rear sight on a pistol and I founds this:

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I look at that thing and I still ain't exactly sure which way to move it...
The last time I asked about this here, somebody had a saying to help a guy remember.
Well - I can't remember what it was!!
I think the rear sight and point of impact move the same direction...
Move the rear sight right and the point of impact moves right.

Anyway, I was figgerin' on shooting it off a rest and getting it dialed in good.

After work Monday, the wind was blowing like hell (what?? in South Dakota??) so I decided to
drive out to the range to have a look at the new targets they put up out there.

On the rifle range, they have this next to the 300 yard target:

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I guess they call that a "KYL" (Know Your Limits) target.
That smallest one would be a tough one to hit a 300 yards... :shock:
I'm looking forward to taking a few shots at this thing if I ever get some rifle ammo reloaded!! :D

This is what they have at our pistol range now:

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The right side has targets that spin around when you shoot them.
On the left are 6 bigger targets that fall over backwards when you shoot them.
The you can pull on the rope and stand them back up - pretty cool!! :great:
The rope is tied to a steel post the SIL said was 21 feet away and that where to shoot from.

Those targets seem huge compared to my spiny target contraption I made... ;)

The next day the wind was a little better, so I decided to go to the range with my JHP and try those targets out.
Don't forget the ammo!! :yes2:

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Also - to my wife's dismay - keep a small collection of "stuff that's fun to shoot" on top of the refrigerator.
I had an empty Copenhagen can sitting up there and grabbed it and stuck it in my pocket.
Those are fun to shoot - If I hit just below it it flys in the air and I try to shoot it again before it hits the ground.
It's a lot harder to do than you'd think!!

When I got to the range, I parked my suburban to block the wind a bit, and got my Caldwell "brass catcher" set up.
I did my shooting by the steel post.

Remember I said those targets look huge to me??
I did this with the 1st mag!! (-:

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Knocked the 6 on the left over and spun 2 on the right - 8 hits with 9 shots!!
Those targets on the left were really easy to hit - The ones on the left were a little tougher to hit.
And My JHP is shooting to the right and a bit high - but I didn't adjust them - I'll do it when I have more time and less wind.

There were a few times when I'd get 3 of those left side targets with one shot!!
I looked and they are adjustable - I adjusted them to lean forward as much as they could.
Even then, every so often, 2 would fall with one shot.
I suppose I was hitting the metal in front of the targets and the bullet spatter knocked down 2 of them.

And setting them back up with the rope was kind of a bitch... It takes a pretty hard pull to set them back up!!
If they'd made the lever on the pivot thingy longer, it would a LOT easier to stand them back up.
That rope would stretch 6 inches before the targets would move...

I actually think the metal spiny thing I made is a little more fun to shoot.
No resetting anything - just shoot till it breaks or I run out of ammo!!

You guys are gonna love this... Or be extremely concerned about me - or both!!

I set up that empty Copenhagen can and after a couple shots, it went flying.
I went up to the dirt bank to set it back up, and I noticed something:

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Do you see it...

It's an unopened can!! :stfu:

:thinkin: So :huh: happened?? :hmmm:

What a moron... :stupid:

I keep a couple of new cans in the refrigerator...
Instead of grabbing an empty can off the top of the fridge - I did what I normally do when I run out.
Which is open the fridge and grab a new can!!

Damn it!!

I took it home when I was done and opened it.
It's a can of pouches - so it's not just loose tobacco in there.

That "nick" where I shot it broke open most of the pouches in the can!!
It really exploded a couple of them an there was a bunch of loose tobacco in there because of that.

Anyway, the wind was getting a lot stronger - and when I saw I just shot a $6 can of Copenhagen...
I figured I better quit and go home!!

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Gotta make sure those cans are empty. Can't say I've shot s full one yet but lots of empty ones. I toss the empty ones in the back of the Suburban so I have them to shoot.


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The first thing to commit to memory is FORS. This stands for Front Opposite, Rear Same. When you want to move the point of bullet impact on the target, you move the front sight in the OPPOSITE direction or you move the rear sight in the SAME direction.


Adjust the rear sight in the direction that you want the bullet group to move. In other words, if the gun is shooting to the left of where you are aiming, you will want to move the bullet group to the right. Move the rear sight to the right and your group will follow. The same applies to any direction. Move the rear sight higher and the gun puts its bullets higher. Move the rear sight down and the group moves down. Move the sight left and the bullets move left. This rule is universal and applies to all rifles, handguns, and slug shotguns. The rule to remember is this: The bullet group follows the movement of the rear sight.

Move the rear sight in the direction you want the bullet to go. For example, if you're shooting low, raise the rear sight. If you're shooting left, move the rear sight to the right.

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waltham41 wrote:
Take that as a sign from the man upstairs that he wants you to quit that dip ;)

I never thought about it that way Walt!!
I was thinking more along the lines that the man upstairs was letting me know about my dementia. :(


hobbles wrote:
The first thing to commit to memory is FORS. This stands for Front Opposite, Rear Same. When you want to move the point of bullet impact on the target, you move the front sight in the OPPOSITE direction or you move the rear sight in the SAME direction.


Adjust the rear sight in the direction that you want the bullet group to move. In other words, if the gun is shooting to the left of where you are aiming, you will want to move the bullet group to the right. Move the rear sight to the right and your group will follow. The same applies to any direction. Move the rear sight higher and the gun puts its bullets higher. Move the rear sight down and the group moves down. Move the sight left and the bullets move left. This rule is universal and applies to all rifles, handguns, and slug shotguns. The rule to remember is this: The bullet group follows the movement of the rear sight.

Move the rear sight in the direction you want the bullet to go. For example, if you're shooting low, raise the rear sight. If you're shooting left, move the rear sight to the right.

That's it hobbles!! That's what I was trying to remember.
It wouldn't surprise me it it wasn't you that told me that last time...

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I think we should have a thread that has all the acronyms we can find that are pertinent (or perhaps not pertinent but interesting).
The thread would be JUST for acronyms and would be added to any time a new one arises. An acronym library if you will.

Thoughts?

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waltham41 wrote:
Take that as a sign from the man upstairs that he wants you to quit that dip ;)


I'll second that because if you got jaw cancer, some of us may have to drive out there and spank your a$$!!!!
I would rather die of lung cancer than mouth/throat cancer. Wouldn't post these if I didn't have great regard
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Ahhh ex man...Geeze. Link a NSFW to that bottom one. I about threw up. That is why i gave up tobacco when i was 22. Blech. Im gonna go get the eye bleach

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Ex_ISP wrote:
I think we should have a thread that has all the acronyms we can find that are pertinent (or perhaps not pertinent but interesting).
The thread would be JUST for acronyms and would be added to any time a new one arises. An acronym library if you will.

Thoughts?

:huh: Ex??

wait

isn't :huh: one of them "acronyms"

Ex, I thought that bottom picture looked like a failed 12 gauge suicide attempt... :shock:

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We had a guy from Caterpillar at our plant a few years ago going over our "6 Sigma" stuff.
He kept talking about TLA's, and I finally had to be the one to show my ignorance and ask what a TLA was.

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By the way, I chewed and smoked for 23 years and quit both cold turkey 16 years ago.
Of course I was being whisked away in an ambulance when I made that decision..........

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Acronyms are great if you can remember them. I still prefer pictures with circles and arrows and a paragraph on the back of each one. I like the honesty of shooting at 21 ft. Too often guys brag up the distance to ridiculous numbers. Speaking of honesty, the thread turned into a lecturer on the dangers of chew. Honestly Jason, do you think all these guys are wrong? My oldest brother is a dentist. If a guy comes in with a dental problem from chew, he does nothing but instead tells them to see a doctor. He says 9 out of 10 times there's something else...throat, stomach, intestinal, or colon cancer. If your smart enough to see the value in a Hi Point, your smart enough to see the value in good advice. "Complete abstinence is easier than perfect moderation". By the way, good shooting!

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Yes, you are again correct! 1st addition. WTF

jasonsch wrote:
Ex_ISP wrote:
I think we should have a thread that has all the acronyms we can find that are pertinent (or perhaps not pertinent but interesting).
The thread would be JUST for acronyms and would be added to any time a new one arises. An acronym library if you will.

Thoughts?

:huh: Ex??

wait

isn't :huh: one of them "acronyms"

Ex, I thought that bottom picture looked like a failed 12 gauge suicide attempt... :shock:

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Attributed to Ex and he'll take credit for anything he can get!

"All it takes for evil to flourish is for good men to stand by and do nothing."
Attributed to Edmund Burke, though it's source cannot be proven.

"Those who stand for nothing, fall for anything"
Alexander Hamilton

Sorry to see you go Dean. Never enough time and it makes
us all realize just what being mortal is. You have been a true friend to me
and I will miss you every day.



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Cornhusker wrote:
We had a guy from Caterpillar at our plant a few years ago going over our "6 Sigma" stuff.
He kept talking about TLA's, and I finally had to be the one to show my ignorance and ask what a TLA was.

Of course I had to look it up... Three Letter Acronym??? :mrgreen:

waltham41 wrote:
Take that as a sign from the man upstairs that he wants you to quit that dip ;)

Cornhusker wrote:
By the way, I chewed and smoked for 23 years and quit both cold turkey 16 years ago.
Of course I was being whisked away in an ambulance when I made that decision..........

George Taylor wrote:
Speaking of honesty, the thread turned into a lecturer on the dangers of chew. Honestly Jason, do you think all these guys are wrong? My oldest brother is a dentist. If a guy comes in with a dental problem from chew, he does nothing but instead tells them to see a doctor. He says 9 out of 10 times there's something else...throat, stomach, intestinal, or colon cancer. If your smart enough to see the value in a Hi Point, your smart enough to see the value in good advice. "Complete abstinence is easier than perfect moderation"


I can quit chewing whenever I want.
I quit for a couple years a couple times.
I quit for 3-5 days numerous times!!
The catch in that 1st line there is "whenever I want"...
I just don't want to!!

I enjoy my Copenhagen Pouches - It's a cheap "bad habit"
And the pouches keep that stuff out of your teeth...

And I think they actually add some extra nicotine to the pouches
It's like a bolt of lightening to the Nads!!!
Eyes are wide open and I'm ready to take on the day!!

But - with that being said...


Well - I hope you bitches are happy... cuz I'm sure not!!

I quit chewing last Tuesday. Haven't had any at all!!
Mostly want to prove to the wife I can quit whenever I want to.

I fall asleep really easy now (especially at work!!) and I feel all "out-of-sorts".
And I feel Weak and Shaky... )-:
A pouch right now would make my whole body just say, "Aaaaaaahhhh... YES!! I feel better!!"

I tried to buy some Wednesday - they were out...
I tried to buy some Thursday - Still sold out...
I can hear Walt!!! "Take that as a sign from the man upstairs"

Since I have today (Friday) off, I been thinking about taking a little trip to a nearby town and see if they have any.
But since it's been about 3 days, I suppose I should go with it - But I really don't want to. )-:

We'll see what the day brings...
I'll report back later and let you know what happens - My wife might even buy me a can!!
I'll admit it - I'm a little grumpy. :neutral:

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