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PisnNapalm
04-03-2007, 03:11 PM
I spent 4 hours at the State Game Lands #43 range today. I met several fellas that I hope to shoot with again.

I was using my Anschutz Model 54 target rifle. Well.... It's actually my wife's. She shot it on the high school rifle team where we first met. I was gonna go buy my own rifle but she just told me to mount a scope on hers and have fun with it. So... I did!


http://www.pisnnapalm.com/pics/04-03-07_1341.jpg <===Pic of the gun.

I was shooting Federal bulk .22lr ammo at 100 yards. I think it did pretty well after I got the scope sighted. What do you think? The coin used for reference is a quarter.

http://www.pisnnapalm.com/pics/ruger/DSC00325.JPG
http://www.pisnnapalm.com/pics/ruger/DSC00326.JPG

Any other shooters here?:bouncy:

lamberts-lost-tooth
04-03-2007, 03:22 PM
Shot competitively while in the service....made "Governors 20" in 1989 while we were still using the .45's

tony hipchest
04-03-2007, 04:37 PM
nice. and right on target. i started shootin at 8 years old w/ the .22 antique winchester my grampa gave me. my best shots are hitting a dime and putting a hole through the center of a spoon from 20 feet away with a .357. other than my rifle, this is the only other gun i own:

calico .22
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q23/shortyshane_2006/cal22.jpg

its pretty much for recreation and plinking, but with the 100 round hex mag mounted on top and semi-auto, it can definitely do some damage.

lamberts-lost-tooth
04-03-2007, 04:44 PM
nice. and right on target. i started shootin at 8 years old w/ the .22 antique winchester my grampa gave me. my best shots are hitting a dime and putting a hole through the center of a spoon from 20 feet away with a .357. other than my rifle, this is the only other gun i own:

calico .22
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q23/shortyshane_2006/cal22.jpg

its pretty much for recreation and plinking, but with the 100 round hex mag mounted on top and semi-auto, it can definitely do some damage.

I have used that calico...it is a BLAST...comes in a 9 mil also!!!...if I remember..it was only good for surpressive fire however (which it does a heck of a job of)..accuracy isnt great since the rear site was on the magazine...right?

ARKIESTEEL
04-03-2007, 04:46 PM
I enjoy shooting very much I carry a gun in the truck with me that I go to the farm with. Most of the time I carry a S&W model 629 44mag but been known to carry my 1911 .45 or a 10/22 depending on mood and what might be in season.


I shoot out at the farm at cans and whatever else is handy.

tony hipchest
04-03-2007, 05:02 PM
I have used that calico...it is a BLAST...comes in a 9 mil also!!!...if I remember..it was only good for surpressive fire however (which it does a heck of a job of)..accuracy isnt great since the rear site was on the magazine...right?:bouncy: i call it the "fun gun". i cream my jeans thinking about the 9 mil version. initially it was made on a govt contract for the military fully auto and then scrapped (i guess because of the uneconomical cost of the ammo, so they switched to .22 for the public)

not very accurate, and to be frank, i like to hold it on my hip, with my free hand on the mag and not aim, but just follow the trail of bullets to get things "in sight". one time i set up about 30 gallon jugs in the foothills with a bunch of old plates, dishes, etc. and just tried to mow em all down as fast as i could.

quite a rush. the only problem with the calico is the .22 is definitely a dirty bullet and it jams and needs frequent cleaning (although i guess after 500 rounds every gun needs cleaning). ive gone through a carton of 500 shells in 30 minutes before, but the sound is music to my ears!

ive had it locked up at a friends gun cabintet for about 4 years and now pisnapalms post has my trigger finger itching.

lamberts-lost-tooth
04-03-2007, 05:21 PM
:bouncy: i call it the "fun gun". i cream my jeans thinking about the 9 mil version. initially it was made on a govt contract for the military fully auto and then scrapped (i guess because of the uneconomical cost of the ammo, so they switched to .22 for the public)

not very accurate, and to be frank, i like to hold it on my hip, with my free hand on the mag and not aim, but just follow the trail of bullets to get things "in sight". one time i set up about 30 gallon jugs in the foothills with a bunch of old plates, dishes, etc. and just tried to mow em all down as fast as i could.

quite a rush. the only problem with the calico is the .22 is definitely a dirty bullet and it jams and needs frequent cleaning (although i guess after 500 rounds every gun needs cleaning). ive gone through a carton of 500 shells in 30 minutes before, but the sound is music to my ears!

ive had it locked up at a friends gun cabintet for about 4 years and now pisnapalms post has my trigger finger itching.

LOL...the 9 mil wanted to raise its barrell like an AK-47...so i used to wrap the strap around my hand to hold it down....you got me thinking about getting another "fungun"!!!!

PisnNapalm
04-03-2007, 05:22 PM
I've shot CCI, Federal bulk and Winchester whitebox ammo. I will never use the Winchester ammo again. It was absolutely filthy and I had burning embers fly out of the ejection port of my pistol and burn my arm. Freakin nasty ammo.

The Federal ammo is cheap but cleaner and reliable. I've had only 2 misfires in about 1000 rounds. The CCI ammo is much better and more expensive. If you are going to shoot competitively I'd use the CCI Match ammo. But for fun and # of trigger pulls I'm happy with the Federal ammo.

PisnNapalm
04-03-2007, 05:24 PM
I have used that calico...it is a BLAST...comes in a 9 mil also!!!...if I remember..it was only good for surpressive fire however (which it does a heck of a job of)..accuracy isnt great since the rear site was on the magazine...right?

If I do say so... That is a hideous looking weapon! But it does look like a hoot to shoot. :thumbsup:

MACH1
04-03-2007, 05:41 PM
Thats got my finger itching. Rock chucks(wood chucks) are starting to come out now, time to go scratch that itch. :whatnow:

tony hipchest
04-03-2007, 05:56 PM
If I do say so... That is a hideous looking weapon! But it does look like a hoot to shoot. :thumbsup:definitely a hoot. its more about quanity rather than quality, and LLT is right. with the rear sight on the back of the mag its one of the toughest pistols to fire accurately. ive never really even gotten it sighted in so i kind of ignore the sights. i just point and shoot. i will keep your ammo tip in mind.

in new mexico you can own a rifle at any age (even assault rifle) but have to be 21 (18 w/ parental consent) to own a pistol. i saved for over a year to get me a GLOCK for my 18th birthday. of course this was when you could pick one up at the local wal-mart for about $550. i got wise an got the calico instead for under $200 and my rusted '72 cutlass :thumbsup: (1st car) for the same money.

so llt, youve actually shot the 9 mil version? with the price of 9 mil shells that would about take all the fun out of it. id say about $25 a clip you can waste in about 2 minutes. i never timed it but i easilly wasted a clip on mine in under 30 seconds.

lamberts-lost-tooth
04-03-2007, 06:12 PM
definitely a hoot. its more about quanity rather than quality, and LLT is right. with the rear sight on the back of the mag its one of the toughest pistols to fire accurately. ive never really even gotten it sighted in so i kind of ignore the sights. i just point and shoot. i will keep your ammo tip in mind.

in new mexico you can own a rifle at any age (even assault rifle) but have to be 21 (18 w/ parental consent) to own a pistol. i saved for over a year to get me a GLOCK for my 18th birthday. of course this was when you could pick one up at the local wal-mart for about $550. i got wise an got the calico instead for under $200 and my rusted '72 cutlass :thumbsup: (1st car) for the same money.

so llt, youve actually shot the 9 mil version? with the price of 9 mil shells that would about take all the fun out of it. id say about $25 a clip you can waste in about 2 minutes. i never timed it but i easilly wasted a clip on mine in under 30 seconds.

On the government dime my friend...I am the most giving person in the world when on someone elses account!!

PisnNapalm
04-04-2007, 06:55 AM
Oooooh! The government has all the good boom toys. :bouncy: :bouncy:

I've found out though that I have more fun precision shooting than just blowing huge holes in things.

This is my other fun toy. I just put a Hi-Viz front sight on it. It's a Ruger MarkIII 22/45.

http://www.pisnnapalm.com/pics/ruger/DSC00311.JPG

PisnNapalm
04-10-2007, 06:32 PM
I spent a couple more hours at the range today...... :jammin: :jammin: :jammin:

It was a little chilly and little windier than I would have liked but I was itching to do some shooting.

So I get to the state game lands range this morning around 10:45 am. I start unloading my gear and setting up to use the 50 yard target. There are a few guys there shooting. Most of them look old enough to be retired. They were just finishing setting up targets and one really old geezer was huffing from the 100 yard walk back to his bench.

So I put on my ear protection and continue setting up the rifle, getting out the ammo, etc... I hear a couple of rifles go off. They sound like 30.06 or maybe .308 rifles. Then I heard this incredible "BOOM!" and from 6 benches away I feel a shock wave. :blink: What the hell was that!?!?!?!

So I wander down and check out what made the BOOM! At first I thought someone's got a .50 cal. Ummm... No. I would have been off by .45 cal. The old geezer had a .95 caliber custom cannon!

It was like a friggin breech loader. He'd load a round into the bolt. Slide the bolt home and then tap the handle with a rubber mallet to get it fully locked. Then he'd put this large pad on his shoulder and shimmy up to the rifle as it laid on a "lead sled" type of bench rest. He'd peer through the scope and then BOOM! He nearly went flying backwards off the bench. In fact he had a piece of about 10 inch square wood post that he rested at an angle against his ass to help keep him from being thrown off the bench.

He said the rounds cost $35 each. :o Someone asked him why he shoots it. His reply was that it lets him know he's still alive. :lol:

So then everyone takes a break and I go set up my targets. We all start shooting. Wouldn't you know it... I pull the trigger on my .22 at the same time the cannon goes off! It was just like something you'd see in a comedy. LMAO! :lol: :lol:

He only fired off maybe 10 rounds. It took him a several minutes of prep and scope time between shots. Then it took him about a half an hour to break all his gear down and load it into his car. I was going to offer to help but honestly it looked like he was having fun even in the heavy work. B)

So... Here's my best targets from today. I was shooting at 50 yards using cheapo Federal bulk ammo on a gusty day. There was no way I'd hit much of anything if I'd have done 100 yards today.

http://www.pisnnapalm.com/pics/ruger/DSC00332.JPG

http://www.pisnnapalm.com/pics/ruger/DSC00333.JPG

http://www.pisnnapalm.com/pics/ruger/DSC00334.JPG

http://www.pisnnapalm.com/pics/ruger/DSC00335.JPG

HometownGal
04-10-2007, 06:40 PM
Great shooting there PNP! :thumbsup:

I have a Glock 19 and a Lady Derringer, but haven't been target shooting in several years. This thread has reminded me that I really need to get out there and practice!

MACH1
04-10-2007, 06:43 PM
I like to see that howitzer being torched off. Bet he feels it the next day.:smile:

PisnNapalm
04-10-2007, 07:19 PM
The shockwave from it was something else. I couldn't believe it didn't knock him over. I've never heard anything like it before.

Stlrs4Life
04-10-2007, 08:36 PM
Nice shooting pisnapalm.

PisnNapalm
04-10-2007, 08:53 PM
Thanks S4L and HtG. :)

I just checked UPS. My new Caldwell competition front bench rest should be here tomorrow. Wo0t! If it gets here soon enough in the morning I'm going to the range again. :oD