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Target season in the boonies
« on: November 12, 2017, 04:30:11 PM »
Its finally here.  Shooting season.  At least for me, i have the time and the space to do it, weather permitting.

And this year i upgraded the range equipment.
Behold, the Shootomatic 1000 (TM)


With optional Range time extender (TM) accessories (sold separately)


The view from 100yds zoomed way in


Today's rifle,  1938 Mosin


Hit the gong first shot, one miss on each milk jug, total 8/10.

I was happy.

Then i went and began making the Shootomatic 2000 (TM) for tomorrow.
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Re: Target season in the boonies
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2017, 05:05:53 PM »
very cool to have that kind of area to shoot. Mosins are great! thanks for sharing.  thumb1 .......... snow already?  crazyp1 where about are you located?
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Re: Target season in the boonies
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2017, 05:27:24 PM »
Canada, Saskatchewan to be more precise, or just above  ND & MT.
I like my mosins,  one day i will just buy a sheet of plywood and see just how far away i can hit it.  The walking back and forth to see where/if usually tires me out first.  The gong is much more rewarding than i was expecting with the movement and sound.

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Re: Target season in the boonies
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2017, 06:54:07 PM »
Looks like fun!  thumb1 I'd love to have that kind of room to shoot. I'm guessing you have a half mile of uninhabited flat land behind your target. Drop of ~ 2.5, 4, 7, 10 ft at 400, 500, 600, 700 yds, respectively, for light ball (LPS).

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Re: Target season in the boonies
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2017, 07:14:12 PM »
I'm guessing you have a half mile of uninhabited flat land behind your target.
The next something is a gravel road 2 miles away. 
If you go for a walk behind the target you can often see the lines in the snow where the misses land.
 

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Re: Target season in the boonies
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2017, 08:28:03 PM »
What the... You got white dirt.. it's everywhere, far as the eye can see..  Nothing grows there... rofl2

Oh.. wait...Yuck... snow. Disgusting. Hork. Spit.
I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse......

Leave the gun take the cannoli.

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Re: Target season in the boonies
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2017, 08:42:53 PM »
So that's what the Shootomatic looks like.   :)

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Re: Target season in the boonies
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2017, 08:43:38 PM »
Nice!   
      
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Re: Target season in the boonies
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2017, 09:13:50 PM »
I'm guessing you have a half mile of uninhabited flat land behind your target.
The next something is a gravel road 2 miles away. 
If you go for a walk behind the target you can often see the lines in the snow where the misses land.

Nice!  thumb1 That'd be cool to see the lines in the snow  8)

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Re: Target season in the boonies
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2017, 03:18:57 PM »
Today was 1950 sks and K31 day.
I sucked with the SKS, aiming at the gong hit the rim of the barrel on the left, and i never found the right hold consistently. But the grouping was good.  :P
Afterward i realized i normally do 50yds and occasional 100yds once i have the feel for it.
The new version of the target was set at 200yds and i took 2 shots with the K31 and one hit the bar.

The steel uprights are partly because the splatter from the gong is already cutting about 1/3 of an inch through the 2x4 on the first one.



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Re: Target season in the boonies
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2017, 04:10:49 PM »
Nice! 

We were shooting at a pal's property once and one of the targets was about 20 yards in front of a section of old barbed wire cross fence he had separating one pasture from another.  Sure enough, we go to clean up at the end of the day and one of our shots had managed to snip the lower wire of that fence right right in half.  Couldn't have done that in a million years trying (couldn't see the rusty wire in contrast to the dirt behind it from 20 feet, much less 120 yards), but we managed it.

What do you fill the milk jugs with?  Is it blue food coloring or is the plastic naturally blue like that?  What colors do you find contrast the best off the white snow background?
      

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Re: Target season in the boonies
« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2017, 05:50:26 PM »
You can hit the strangest things when you're not trying.
I was shooting cardboard targets once and all of a sudden a 2 inch sapling fell over in the back stop.  :o

On sunny days the blue, green and red work fine under 100yds.  Yellow doesnt show as well as you think. No matter how much you put in.

What do you mean food coloring?   What color is milk where you live? rofl



No, its regular old food coloring.

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Re: Target season in the boonies
« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2017, 06:50:21 PM »
HAHA that's pretty cool...pardon the pun! :)
Canadian...eh!