Ned's Shooting Thread

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  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 26,106 Senior Member
    Watch out for the black bears. They're unpredictable, especially if you run into each other unexpectedly.

    How's the weather over there? It's rainy almost every day over here right now. Getting tired of it. Hot and humidity out the top. Muggy doesn't exactly cover it. Too wet, along with hot and humid, to go to my fave place to shoot some .22 LR.
    If the U.S. Congress was put in charge of the Sahara Desert, there would be a shortage of sand in under six months.



  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 23,968 Senior Member
    tennmike wrote: »
    Watch out for the black bears. They're unpredictable, especially if you run into each other unexpectedly.

    How's the weather over there? It's rainy almost every day over here right now. Getting tired of it. Hot and humidity out the top. Muggy doesn't exactly cover it. Too wet, along with hot and humid, to go to my fave place to shoot some .22 LR.

    Much rain and much more forecast this month, humidity almost off the page----97-99 % first thing in the morning heat index 103 right now.

    We went mall walking yesterday since we had to go up to New Bern anyway.

    Could have gone shooting this AM; but, I had to spend the best part of the day working on a emergency funding request for a partially disabled Vet.
    A Veteran is someone that served in the Military, it does not matter where they served.
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 23,968 Senior Member
    Went to a new LGS today

    attachment.php?attachmentid=10541&d=1504643409

    Not much there yet that interest me; bought a box of Sig 9mm just for support and Clean bought the shirt.
    A Veteran is someone that served in the Military, it does not matter where they served.
  • shushshush Senior Member Posts: 6,259 Senior Member
    NN wrote: »
    Went to a new LGS today

    attachment.php?attachmentid=10541&d=1504643409

    Not much there yet that interest me; bought a box of Sig 9mm just for support and Clean bought the shirt.


    You have corporate sponsorship now?

    Cool! :applause:

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    Jayhawker wrote: »...But seriously Shush....

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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 23,968 Senior Member
    Went out to see the situation and shoot a couple of milk jugs today, it was almost too cool to go with out a jacket----67 degrees.

    I got halfway out there and a brown critter about the size of a smallish beaver ran across the dirt road; but, this critter had a round tail covered in hair, I only saw it go across one tire track.
    I was fairly well away from water even though I expect there is much standing water in the woods because of all the rain we have had.
    I'm sure it was a large otter.

    When I got to the normal flooded spots in the road it was boots or wet feet even on a bicycle.

    Shooting was so so, took 5 shots to kill two jugs since a top of the jug hit doesn't do much.
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    Hey you could have shot it and decorated you hat with its pelt. :tooth:
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 23,968 Senior Member
    Chief got me thinking 9mm, so, today I took a 9mm Range Officer and that box Sig 124 gr 9mm HP I bought at that new LGS
    and went to the woods while it was still cool.

    The ammo looks nice, all rnds go bang; but, does not seem to be any better or any worse than any other name brand HP's
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    What did you shoot to tell that?
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 23,968 Senior Member
    Just the same old water filled 1/2 gal milk jugs
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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 23,968 Senior Member
    Shot some 147 gr HP 9mm from Winchester
    good performance with a gal jug not so much with the half gal one.

    Maybe more water = more resistance and better visual effects.
    A Veteran is someone that served in the Military, it does not matter where they served.
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 23,968 Senior Member
    Shot some of the sig 124 gr 9mm HP and the 147 gr 9mm with a Blackhawk today
    longer barrel
    terminal effects about the same as from the 1911.
    A Veteran is someone that served in the Military, it does not matter where they served.
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 23,968 Senior Member
    Made a couple of trips out with that same Blackhawk, wanting to shoot HP's, so, shot .38 spl 90 gr FTX and .357 125 gr FTX. Not HP, but, close enough.
    Not stellar accuracy, the .357 was best, though not good. 125 gr of any kind have not been good in said revolver.

    130 gr and above have been better.

    Next up will be 158 gr wx dependent.
    A Veteran is someone that served in the Military, it does not matter where they served.
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    I never seemed to have the best accuracy with those 140 grain JHPs .357 bullets I reloaded years ago, not near as good as 158s or 125s from my .357s.

    It could be the powder combination/charge too, I guess.
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    I have some Hornady 125s XTPs to load up, but usually stick with 158s, the nominal bullet weight for .38/.357

    Although, those 148 full WCs target loads gave good accuracy especially in .38 Special revolvers.
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 23,968 Senior Member
    I see Ruger is making the SP 101 in 9mm again
    :drool2:
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  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 10,945 Senior Member
    NN wrote: »
    I see Ruger is making the SP 101 in 9mm again
    :drool2:

    I like it, but is a good chunk of change for 5 shots, other options appeal to me in 9mm. Sights could be better too, at that price.
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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 23,968 Senior Member
    CHIRO1989 wrote: »
    I like it, but is a good chunk of change for 5 shots, other options appeal to me in 9mm. Sights could be better too, at that price.

    It is the stainless steel that appeals, I have a speed six in blued steel and the same sights and your correct on that issue.

    Oh well, the .327 will have to rule, then; hey.
    A Veteran is someone that served in the Military, it does not matter where they served.
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 23,968 Senior Member
    Made it out with that Blackhawk and some 158 gr .357, I had a few of those HSM rnds left; found out why I did not like them
    in the past; shot OK, but it is a tough bullet for a HP. Probably be a good rnd for a moderately sized critter like a pig or small deer.

    The road was dry and there I was in rubber boots
    might get some rain tomorrow and need the boots again on Wed.
    A Veteran is someone that served in the Military, it does not matter where they served.
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 26,106 Senior Member
    NN wrote: »
    Enough rain already, water is up causing me to have to ford the road in two places, got my shoes wet in the process.

    That .327 GP 100 is shooting so well, I need to sell all the other guns and buy a truck load of .327 ammo.

    Enabling set to stun:

    Lever action in blued steel AND chambered in .327 Federal!

    https://www.henryusa.com/rifles/henry-big-boy-steel/

    You KNOW you WANT this rifle! You KNOW you NEED this rifle! Buy it, NN! :tooth:
    If the U.S. Congress was put in charge of the Sahara Desert, there would be a shortage of sand in under six months.



  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    Ned would be a real Desperado with one of them Henry's ................them old dudes like theirs in the link.
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
    Words of wisdom from Big Chief: Flush twice, it's a long way to the Mess Hall
    I'd rather have my sister work in a whorehouse than own another Taurus!
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 23,968 Senior Member
    :drool2:
    A Veteran is someone that served in the Military, it does not matter where they served.
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 26,106 Senior Member
    NN wrote: »
    :drool2:

    I'm glad to see you like it! That would be a sweet little rifle, I bet! Christmas is coming up; start dropping hints to Mrs. Clean! :tooth:
    If the U.S. Congress was put in charge of the Sahara Desert, there would be a shortage of sand in under six months.



  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    Pass that big hat around of yours at the VFW and Bingo Hall............heck it probably holds enough spare change to buy that Henry :jester:
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
    Words of wisdom from Big Chief: Flush twice, it's a long way to the Mess Hall
    I'd rather have my sister work in a whorehouse than own another Taurus!
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 23,968 Senior Member
    Big Chief wrote: »
    Ned would be a real Desperado with one of them Henry's ................them old dudes like theirs in the link.

    With a single 7 on my hip.
    A Veteran is someone that served in the Military, it does not matter where they served.
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 21,857 Senior Member
    Big Chief wrote: »
    I dunno if you or the bear would be more scared if you pedaled up on one wearing that big hat Ned. :tooth:

    Yeah, but if Ned disappears and some day we come upon a bear wearing that hat with a holster and a .327 in it, we'll know what happened. Either the Bear ate Ned or he gave the bear his hat and gun and he's still in a tree somewheres in NC.

    :jester:
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 23,968 Senior Member
    That HSM HP was not as tough as I thought it would be, it got through one encyclopedia and lodged under the cover of the next one;
    however, much bullet was lost in the process.
    A Veteran is someone that served in the Military, it does not matter where they served.
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 23,968 Senior Member
    Tried a GECO .357 158 gr FMJ
    same penetration, as the bullet was found in the same place;
    but, the second book was torn all the way to the back cover and while severely damaged the bullet did seem to not shed much material..

    attachment.php?attachmentid=10723&d=1507824872


    My new identy
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  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 7,052 Senior Member
    Is that stache regulation??
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 23,968 Senior Member
    I was in my grouchy mode.
    A Veteran is someone that served in the Military, it does not matter where they served.
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 26,106 Senior Member
    Big Al1 wrote: »
    Is that stache regulation??

    During the Zumwalt era that stache would be really conservative. :roll2:
    If the U.S. Congress was put in charge of the Sahara Desert, there would be a shortage of sand in under six months.



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