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50 yards is a teaching moment

bpostbpost Member Posts: 32,203 ✭✭✭✭
45ACP in a Madore built 1911 "wadcutter gun".
Shooting 4.1 of N-310, all in the black, no pattern to the group
Shooting 4.4 of N-310, all in the black, five in the X-ring in one hole target scored a 100.

Shooting done off of a makeshift rest with one hand.

It goes to show that at 50 yards with a pistol small changes result in HUGE differences on paper. When a group goes from eight inches to 1.5 by changing powder by .3 grains, it gets your attention.

Also installed a Ultra Match dot on this 45, replacing the Tasco Pro Point. The Match Dot has four dot sizes to choose from. When I tried the bigger dot shooting improved. The dot almost covers the black at fifty yards, allowing your mind to focus on trigger control over the location of a tiny dot wandering around the black of the target.

I love shooting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Laredo LeftyLaredo Lefty Member Posts: 13,452 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Yes, shooting is fun. Now, if you can repeat it you'll know it was not a fluke. If you can do it again with the same results, it will reinforce the results.


    Yes, handguns are good out to longer distances than most give them credit for. I got this bunny at 80yds with my Glock 34.

    [img][/img]IMG_0647.jpg
  • bpostbpost Member Posts: 32,203 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Yea, but your holding your gun in the "wrong" hand. [:D][:D]
  • sandwarriorsandwarrior Member Posts: 5,453 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    bpost,

    Sometimes you're so hurtful[:0]...[8D] Read his screen name again[:D]

    edit:

    That ain't no "bunny" though. That is the most feared and hated crop eater in the whole Southwest. The black-eared Jack-rabbit (a hare actually). 'Been known oncet in a while to mate with the pronghorn antelope and cause "jackalopes" [}:)] see:

    http://tinyurl.com/37nxpuq

    [:D][:D][:D][;)][:D][;)]
  • leeblackmanleeblackman Member Posts: 5,683
    edited November -1
    Whats your handload for you Glock 34 lefty?
  • Laredo LeftyLaredo Lefty Member Posts: 13,452 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Lee..... I'll have to look it up. I haven't loaded 9mm in a while. I use 115gr FMJ factory ammo for hunting, competitive shooting and plinking. Mostly PMC and Winchester.
  • bobskibobski Member Posts: 17,868 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    its the bullets fault, never the shooter.[:D]
    Retired Naval Aviation
    Former Member U.S. Navy Shooting Team
    Former NSSA All American
    Navy Distinguished Pistol Shot
    MO, CT, VA.
  • bpostbpost Member Posts: 32,203 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by bobski
    its the bullets fault, never the shooter.[:D]


    From your lips to God's ear! [:D][:D]
  • bobskibobski Member Posts: 17,868 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    [:D]

    with match milsurp ammo, the difference between TZZ and WINCHESTER 230 ball is 1 click on no wind days.
    TZZ being hotter, i sight my gun in for TZZ at 50. but if i change ammmo, i click up one.

    with TZZ, there is NO CLICK difference between 25 and 50yds.
    with winchester, its 1 click up. thats it.

    like perry says...praise be to the hardball gun.

    now, with wind to my back, all ammo is 1 click up at 50 right off the bat. then we play from there.
    Retired Naval Aviation
    Former Member U.S. Navy Shooting Team
    Former NSSA All American
    Navy Distinguished Pistol Shot
    MO, CT, VA.
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