Ned's Shooting Thread

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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 22,588 Senior Member
    OK
    I think I'll try that with kroil next time and then Hoppes if I have to.
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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 22,588 Senior Member
    Went out to snap some .45 acp caps
    I thought I was going to be attacked by an attack goose.

    When I reached the first flooded part of the woods, there was a Canadian goose standing in the gravel road and I got to about 15 yds
    before it moved off into the flooded timber and at that only went 5 yds before landing.
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  • earlyearly Senior Member Posts: 4,950 Senior Member
    They will attack under the right conditions.
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 30,038 Senior Member
    You tell that Goose who was boss Ned? Or else his Goose was gonna be cooked :tooth:

    Saw a Possum Police show the other night from NH (?) where a game warden was helping an injured Loon and he had to be really careful getting it into a cage in his truck. He took it to a facility to be cared for.

    They though it might have been from lead poisoning, but X-rays didn't show it had swallowed a fishing sinker or anything.
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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 22,588 Senior Member
    Went out to try low recoil .45 acp
    165 gr Fed hydra shok----to see if it really is low recoil.

    On the way I saw two turkeys and some coyote scat, turkeys were really spooky.

    I guess the low recoil stuff is lower in recoil, at least there was less muzzle flip as compared to a 230 gr rnd. Revolver weighted in at 45.5 oz loaded.

    I noticed POI was 1.5 inches lower and might be expected as the 165 gr ammo in faster at the muzzle.
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  • earlyearly Senior Member Posts: 4,950 Senior Member
    I saw some wild turkeys here a couple weeks ago out on Riverdale Rd. Can't recall ever seeing any that weren't skittish.
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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 22,588 Senior Member
    early wrote: »
    I saw some wild turkeys here a couple weeks ago out on Riverdale Rd. Can't recall ever seeing any that weren't skittish.
    In past years I have gotten in gun range before they beat feet. It is just about turkey season; so, there may have been people out there scouting.
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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 22,588 Senior Member
    Bought a box of American Gunner .45acp HP 185 gr XTP
    they should have used nickel cases so they could have charged more.
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 30,038 Senior Member
    Should shoot good.
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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 22,588 Senior Member
    Shot a couple of 165 gr today
    I really like those
    hope the 185's are good----a bit slower, though.
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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 22,588 Senior Member
    NN wrote: »
    Bought a box of American Gunner .45acp HP 185 gr XTP
    they should have used nickel cases so they could have charged more.

    I shot a couple and found them to be accurate, the only thing is they shot a little high as compared to my zero for ball ammo.
    Not real exciting damage to the water jugs, maybe due to the high hits or it being designed as a tougher HP; but, better than ball.
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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 22,588 Senior Member
    Made it out today and almost got carried off, by deer flies I guess they were.

    Saw a couple of turtles up in the gravel road, I expect they were going to lay eggs.
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 30,038 Senior Member
    So the Turtles outran ya? You know..... the Tortoise and Ned story :tooth:
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  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 20,678 Senior Member
    Big Chief wrote: »
    Hey Ned wrote a book called:

    .45 Long Cold and Old Lace :tooth:

    I had a Long Cold before but it wasn't 45, I think it was more 21, ea around like three weeks, not 45 days.
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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 22,588 Senior Member
    Went back today and after fording the 2nd flooded spot in the road and stopped to fill my jugs with water; I noticed
    an old truck tire laying out on a log about 25 yds off the road. I thought I'd have to go get my .327 to handle that.
    then I noticed the tire had legs.

    By now most of you know it was an alligator laying out on the log, without a care in the world, I had not seen a gator in that
    area for at least 15 years.

    I went down about 100 yds and snapped two caps and came back by the gator and it still did not have any worries.

    I guessed it was about 5 ft----so a little fella.
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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 22,588 Senior Member
    Another turtle laying eggs in the dirt road today and I was almost run over by a Black Racer [snake] that came out of the grass in the center of the road.

    Maybe I am getting the hang of this shooting thing----did not miss today using the 6 inch firing line; maybe I can join ANTIFA. :roll2:
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 30,038 Senior Member
    You show Mr No Shoulders who was faster, him or your bullets?
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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 22,588 Senior Member
    By the time I figured out I might live
    he was gone.
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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 22,588 Senior Member
    Water in the road is down, an amphibious transportation not needed.

    Shooting went well enough for an old fella that, according to some on this forum, does not know how
    to properly hold a gun or stand while shooting a handgun.
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 30,038 Senior Member
    NN wrote: »
    Water in the road is down, an amphibious transportation not needed.

    Shooting went well enough for an old fella that, according to some on this forum, does not know how
    to properly hold a gun or stand while shooting a handgun.

    Don't worry about what they say.............shoot like you wanna and how it works best for you. Sure if you seek advice then look at what they offer and thank them, but most old dogs are reluctant to learn new tricks. :tooth: :guns: :guns:
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  • earlyearly Senior Member Posts: 4,950 Senior Member
    You must know which end goes towards the enemy or we wouldn't be reading this.:jester:
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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 22,588 Senior Member
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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 22,588 Senior Member
    Went better today except for the deer flies or what ever they are.

    Saw that some furry critter dug up the last turtle nest I found.

    Maybe Clean will give me some time to try that new idea of an O-ring instead of a clip tomorrow.
    Time will be tight since I have to go play Poppy Day with the American Legion Aux.
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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 22,588 Senior Member
    Went down to the hardware store
    seems they only have plumbing O-rings----they are kinda thick.

    I bought one that just fit and one that had to stretch a little to go over the rim.

    Both cause the .45 acp rnd to sit higher than a clip does
    the case drags on the recoil shield causing mor force than normal the turn the cylinder.

    Since I would have to poke the fired case out with a stick anyway. I not going to snap the cap with the O-ring on a rnd.

    Maybe skinnier O-rings would work and these might shoot in an emergency.
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  • gstmkr007gstmkr007 Member Posts: 46 Member
    NN wrote: »
    Went down to the hardware store
    seems they only have plumbing O-rings----they are kinda thick.

    I bought one that just fit and one that had to stretch a little to go over the rim.

    Both cause the .45 acp rnd to sit higher than a clip does
    the case drags on the recoil shield causing mor force than normal the turn the cylinder.

    Since I would have to poke the fired case out with a stick anyway. I not going to snap the cap with the O-ring on a rnd.

    Maybe skinnier O-rings would work and these might shoot in an emergency.

    That was exactly where I went with it...when you find the skinnier ones as I did, you will experience a whole new problem.... but I don't want to take all the fun out of it for you! Enjoy the adventure.
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 22,588 Senior Member
    They probably slip down the case letting the case recoil against the recoil shield and stick there jamming up the revolver.

    I've done that with necked down .45 acp shot shells.
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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 22,588 Senior Member
    Actually got out to shoot today, first time since the SE Shoot, flies are troublesome, big bog turtle in the road.

    Shot 45 cold in the .45/45 cold gus, passable; but, not a good day.

    Going back to .45 acp next time.
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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 22,588 Senior Member
    Not happy today with the .45/45 Redhawk.
    I need a lg paper tgt to see where it is shooting, putting it back in the safe until I can.
    At about 7 yds it is good, but 7 yds :uhm: it may be going high with 230 gr ball farther out.

    Maybe the gus has heat stroke :silly:

    I will be breaking serious hardware instead
    the single 7.
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 30,038 Senior Member
    Might be trajectory because I think it is +2.5" @ 25 yards meaning it "Appears" to rise up as it hits the target, but in reality it depends on your bore axis and the sights/scope on your gun. So your .45 ACP (or any) may be POA up close, but even look like they are defying gravity and climbing out to a distance until they start to drop off.

    Those more familiar with ballistics can explain it better than I can.

    You can put a target out to 25 yards and see where it is impacting. Maybe use a 6 O'clock hold @ 25 to put it in the bull or adjust your rear sight for POA settings.
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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 22,588 Senior Member
    Yep, .327 is the answer
    splits a half gal water filled jug and lays it out flat.
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