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Gene L wrote: »
I can't make myself waste ammo, and by wasting it I mean shooting it without a purpose...just to make smoke. I will shoot for groups, but once I've determined me and the rifle (mostly me) are performing, I tend to put the gun back in the truck. Not a recreational ammo-waster.
A day at the range for me MAY be firing 10 rounds after sighting in. I think this is because I couldn't afford to "waste" ammo as a kid, and was taught one shot, one squirrel. I mostly taught this to myself, as I didn't have a strong role model as a kid, my father died when I was 12 and both brothers were in the military. So I got my self-education from books. One, "A Boy and His Gun" I particularly remember. It was in the high school library, which you won't see nowadays. Still a good read and I have a copy in my home.
My shooting bud likes to shoot, and will shoot up 100 rounds of .223 at a time. I don't think I've EVER shot that much ammo at a range session. I feel a barrel has only so many rounds for the life of the barrel and am reluctant to shorter than life. I remember reading that the SMLE in WW I began to deteriorate after 60 rounds or so. I know that isn't true today, but I guard my barrels. When I had an M 16, I wouldn't allow others to shoot it on shoot-fast. Not a popular stance.
I wonder how I can overcome this madness. I've got plenty of ammo, and like to shoot, but one or five rounds at a time. Any ideas?
Jermanator wrote: »
And barrels and ammo? They make more!Have you ever wore a barrel out? I never have. Maybe that should be a new goal of mine. Put it on my bucket list.
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