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    Ned's Shooting Thread

    Shot some .45 acp in the Blackhawk, not shooting well with HP; ball on the other hand shoots to point of aim.

    The front sight is hard to see, I painted it today.

    Might have to try some 45 long cold in it tomorrow
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    Re: Ned's Shooting Thread

    What about the thread?
    Were you shooting it in your pistol? Shooting at it? using it to pull the trigger?
    How do you mount a front sight on a thread?
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    Re: Ned's Shooting Thread

    Well spiders shoot silk so why can't Ned shoot thread?

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    Re: Ned's Shooting Thread

    The big question is "At what range was Ned shooting thread?" Thread shooting could be quite challenging...
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    Re: Ned's Shooting Thread

    Maybe the thread Ned is shooting is an 'Irish Pennant' on one of his uniforms. Those things will get you gigged on an inspection.
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    NN has us hanging on by a thread.
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
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    Re: Ned's Shooting Thread

    You guys cottoned on pretty quick.
    At least you didn't say "I told you sew"
    Quit needling Ned, its his yarn, let him tell it and stop trying to stitch him up or he will go sit in the corner and silk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by orchidman View Post
    You guys cottoned on pretty quick.
    At least you didn't say "I told you sew"
    Quit needling Ned, its his yarn, let him tell it and stop trying to stitch him up or he will go sit in the corner and silk.
    Hey, you trying to put Ned's Thread on a Spool?

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    Re: Ned's Shooting Thread

    Hey Ned wrote a book called:

    .45 Long Cold and Old Lace
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    Re: Ned's Shooting Thread

    I'm just a sitting here on pins and needles waiting for some more jack wagonary to be attached to this most serious topic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Chief View Post
    Hey Ned wrote a book called:

    .45 Long Cold and Old Lace
    I saw that play as a teen, the Dad of two of my friends was a straight laced no nonsense type that never said more than hello and looked stern----
    scary sorta.

    He played the Roosevelt character in the locally done production. Meaning running around on stage yelling charge.

    I never could look at the guy again without snickering.
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    So he had you in stitches?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NN View Post
    I'm just a sitting here on needles and pins waiting for some more jack wagonary to be attached to this most serious topic.

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    2nd Witch:
    By the pricking of my thumbs,
    Something wicked this way comes. [Knocking]
    Open locks,
    Whoever knocks!
    [Enter Macbeth]

    Macbeth:
    How now, you secret, black, and midnight hags!
    What is't you do?
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    Re: Ned's Shooting Thread

    Did not shoot today, got hot then the temp dropped to 88 and the sea breeze line was trying to produce a T-storm.

    Nothing happened.
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    Re: Ned's Shooting Thread

    While I haven't put in the time needed, so far I can't hit the broad side of a barn with this. Maybe our eye's just suck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by twa View Post
    While I haven't put in the time needed, so far I can't hit the broad side of a barn with this. Maybe are eye's just suck!
    Move real close and see where it goes then move back in stages, maybe it is something like the front sight is too tall or your pushing the gun with your trigger pull.
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    Re: Ned's Shooting Thread

    I am thinking the grip angle is not helping either, but I have only put about 50 rounds through it and was not very consistent. I need to give it some more range time to get it figured out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twa View Post
    I am thinking the grip angle is not helping either, but I have only put about 50 rounds through it and was not very consistent. I need to give it some more range time to get it figured out.
    Maybe so, I do not recall ever handling one like that.
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    Re: Ned's Shooting Thread

    I took the Blackhawk out today with the 45 colt cylinder in and it shot better with HP's, but, not good enough.
    Could be it likes 250 gr HP's better than 230 gr HP's.

    I shot at a spot on a log and found it was hitting a little left, so I moved the sight and it seemed better.

    I need to .45 acp again and see.

    Yellow flies are horrible out in the woods and worse in the swampy areas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NN View Post
    I took the Blackhawk out today with the 45 colt cylinder in and it shot better with HP's, but, not good enough.
    Could be it likes 250 gr HP's better than 230 gr HP's.

    I shot at a spot on a log and found it was hitting a little left, so I moved the sight and it seemed better.

    I need to .45 acp again and see.

    Yellow flies are horrible out in the woods and worse in the swampy areas.
    Chiggers, ticks, several kinds of mosquitoes, deer flies, yellow flies, and several kinds of wasps, and those ground dwelling yellow jackets. Then there's rattlers, copperheads, and cottonmouth snakes! I love the South!

    Have fun with the .45ACP cylinder. New gun, so you two got to get acquainted with one another!
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    Worst I've seen mosquitoes was in Minneapolis during early summer of '68

    Everyone had to wear a rope around their waist attached to an anchor to not be carried away and drained.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NN View Post
    Worst I've seen mosquitoes was in Minneapolis during early summer of '68

    Everyone had to wear a rope around their waist attached to an anchor to not be carried away and drained.
    I remember summer camp on the NC coast where the mosquito netting on the windows was TWO pieces of barbed wire ...
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    I shot at a spot on a log and found it was hitting a little left, so I moved the sight and it seemed better.

    .
    You could have just moved the log

    Funny how same make/model/caliber/bbl length will prefer different loads.
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    Today, I braved the yellow flies and shot .38 spl with a Ruger Police Service six.

    Shot well enough, it is not a tgt handgun, but, center mass it will do the job.


    And pink tipped bullets bust open zombie jugs.
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    Shot some Rem HP's today, regular loads, at least not special SD billed .45 ACP ammo.

    The Blackhawk shot real well after the sight adjustment.

    Water was down, none running over the forest road. As a result, some jack wagon got out there and made a fire in this heat and burned my
    section of log I used as a tgt stand.

    Left an empty wiskey bottle and some MRE related trash, I cleaned it up.

    Yellow flies were still a pain.
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    Re: Ned's Shooting Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by NN View Post
    Shot some Rem HP's today, regular loads, at least not special SD billed .45 ACP ammo.

    The Blackhawk shot real well after the sight adjustment.

    Water was down, none running over the forest road. As a result, some jack wagon got out there and made a fire in this heat and burned my
    section of log I used as a tgt stand.

    Left an empty wiskey bottle and some MRE related trash, I cleaned it up.

    Yellow flies were still a pain.
    Good to hear the Blackhawk is limbering up and shooting good groups.
    Sorry to hear about the combustion of the target stand by the idiot. Maybe he was trying to smoke out the yellow flies with waterlogged wood?
    Which reminds me of something I did way back when to keep people away from one of my favorite fishing spots. I got three BIG rubber snakes that looked like copperheads and placed one under the log section I used as a seat, and tied the other two in bushes to left and right of the log seat. They looked real enough that I checked to make sure before I sat down!
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    It shot real well today on zombie jugs, as if radar controlled.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NN View Post
    Shot some Rem HP's today, regular loads, at least not special SD billed .45 ACP ammo.

    The Blackhawk shot real well after the sight adjustment.

    Water was down, none running over the forest road. As a result, some jack wagon got out there and made a fire in this heat and burned my
    section of log I used as a tgt stand.

    Left an empty wiskey bottle and some MRE related trash, I cleaned it up.

    Yellow flies were still a pain.
    Sounds like a drunk Marine messed up your shootin area!
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    Re: Ned's Shooting Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by NN View Post
    Maybe so, I do not recall ever handling one like that.
    I have that same gun in stainless and had it at the SE shoot. I thought for sure you'd have shot it.
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