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Friday, February 28th, 2014
8:08 pm - US Model of 1917, 1.16MOA at 300 Yards


I am testing two loads with the Eddystone US Model of 1917, for possible use in some upcoming matches.

First I wanted to find the load that hit closer to POA, then I tested to see if it was precise.

I developed this load in the summer, so the POI might climb with increasing temperature.

current mood: accomplished

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Wednesday, October 31st, 2012
6:46 pm - Halloween Pumpkin


I'm not cultured... well, agricultured. ;)

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Monday, October 29th, 2012
4:47 pm - Rumblings
I've been hearing rumblings all day, sounds like a far off helicopter lasting a few seconds, but no helicopter is present. I live in Ohio and they are fracking nearby. I wonder if the runbling is related?

Now a video!



current mood: curious

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Friday, October 19th, 2012
1:05 pm - 30-30, Iron Sights, 350 Yards, 4 Inch Target
Shooting a 4 inch target with the Win94 350 yards down range.



I may be able to hit some distant targets, they'll just have to be a bit larger than I had planned on, when there was a scope mounted.

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Friday, August 31st, 2012
2:09 pm - Win94ae, 400 Yards, 8 Inch Target
Shooting an 8 inch target with the Winchester Model 94 30-30, 400 yards downrange. Two shots, one kill.

I have been struggling at 400 with a 7 inch target with this rifle, only being able to hit the torso. I made sure yesterday that my windage setting was proper in preperation for today; my height setting was off a good bit.

But today I concentrated on the basics, with most the focus on wind estimation and compensation.



current mood: accomplished

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Wednesday, August 29th, 2012
9:45 am - Adjust 2 Clicks Right


Shooting the Winchester Model 94 30-30 at a 7 inch target 400 yards downrange. Missed it by less than an inch.

I am pretty confident the scope was adjusted 2 or so clicks too much left since there was next to no wind this morning. I adjusted it right 2 clicks and will wait until next time to see if I need to adjust down a click or 2.

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Saturday, August 18th, 2012
1:22 pm - US Model of 1917 Eddystone, 4


current mood: good

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Thursday, July 19th, 2012
2:03 pm - Shooting Sticks at 300 Yards


Shooting the Winchester 94ae at 300 yards at a 4 inch target. Missed by an inch or so again.
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I read that most people remember their shots of yesteryear with a bit of a bias; I remember being better than this, I would hit that that size target more than I have been. But when I look back, I realize I was shooting off the bench, many times in perfect conditions. Whereas today, I'm sitting on the ground while shooting off sticks.
So yes, this shot is a bit more complex, and I probably shouldn't expect a hit in these conditions.

I need to modify these shooting sticks. I left it outside under my 300 yard shooting bench roof, and they swelled from the rain we got. It was really hard to get open, so I left it open when I left.
Another problem wih the sticks; when I was taking aim, the forearm would stick to the sticks and a slight adjustment would kind of bind then break free being a bit too much of an adjustment. I'm going to have to use a rag between the sticks and forearm or whatnot.

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Tuesday, July 17th, 2012
2:05 pm - Shooting Sticks at 350 Yards
I've wanted to make a pair of shooting sticks for some time now, I made 2 yesterday; this is the longer one.



The video is of me shooting the Winchester 94 at 350 yards using the shooting sticks, I thought you'd be able to see them and me more but next time I'll get a better camera angle.

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Thursday, June 28th, 2012
1:42 pm - S&W 686 at 250 Yards 3


I think I can call that one a "One shot, one kill." since it is closer to center chest this time. This load at 250 yards, has the energy of a 38 special at the muzzle.

I think I'll adjust down one click and see where the POI ends-up... hopefully I'll hit the 8 inch next time, I was damn close this time!

current mood: accomplished

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Tuesday, June 12th, 2012
4:49 pm - US Model of 1917 Eddystone 2


Just developed the load and adjusted the front sight.

One shot, one kill!

current mood: accomplished

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Thursday, June 7th, 2012
11:49 am - Howa 1500 at 350 and 250 Yards
I think my first shot hit left and high; I'm assuming I hit the chain on the left side since I heard the hit but found no paint under that chain.

After the 250 yard shot I adjusted back to the original settings but 2 clicks right. If I did hit that chain on top side of the steel, that adjustment would have put me right where I hit on the second 350 yards shot.

The scope got bumped so I think I'll check it good before I shoot it again.

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Sunday, June 3rd, 2012
6:19 pm - New Hi-Point 9mm


Sighting in the Hi-Point 995 9mm carbine for a 100 yard zero. Then taking it out to 150, 200, then 250 yards to see how much it drops.

current mood: giddy

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Saturday, June 2nd, 2012
1:28 pm - Lefthand Sitting Position


Shooting the Winchester 30-30 in a sitting position, but this time left handed, (I'm better right handed in the sitting position.)

I may have misjudged the wind a bit, but I'm pretty unstable in the left handed sitting position. I need to practice that.

current mood: disappointed

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Friday, June 1st, 2012
7:49 pm - Win94ae, Peep Sights, 300 Yards


Shooting the Winchester 30-30 at an 8 inch target 300 yards downrange, propped on a fence. One shot, one kill.

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Wednesday, May 30th, 2012
10:36 am - Win94ae 400 Yards
Shooting the Winchester 30-30 at 400 yards at the torso target again. This time I hit in the same exact spot as last time.

I'm not sure if I need a sight adjustment or not. Yesterday was in the rain off the fence, today the sun was hitting is only on the same side i hit it on... I'm going to adjust up for sure.



current mood: curious

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Tuesday, May 29th, 2012
1:49 am - Win94ae, 2moa High Fouled Bore Deviation


Yesterday I shot 3 shots at the torso target with the Winchester 30-30 at 250 yards.
http://youtu.be/j2kdYUJe3gc
The first one just missed the 8 inch target to the right. The next hit the head/jaw area, the next hit the neck jugular. So I wanted to see if that was my fouled bore deviation or if the heat of yesterday made the difference... it was a fouled bore deviation..

current mood: bouncy

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Sunday, May 27th, 2012
11:09 am - Eddystone at 250 Yards
Shooting the US model of 1917 Eddystone 30-06, at an 8 inch target, 250 yards downrange.

I still need to develop a load for this rifle using Varget.

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Saturday, May 26th, 2012
9:38 am - Win94ae, 250 Yards, Sitting Position
Shooting the Winchester 30-30 at an 8 inch target 250 yards downrange in the sitting position.



For over 30 years I shot my rifles right handed because when I first learned to shoot I didn't know about having a dominant eye. Now I can shoot with both hands equally as well.

current mood: sleepy

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Friday, May 25th, 2012
1:59 pm - Derringer 50 Yards, 6 of 6


I was trying to figure out the POA/POI of both barrels of my Davis D-22 derringer and figured it out for 50 yards. So I am shooting the torso target at 50 yards hitting the target 6 times in a row... you can only tell I hit the last 4 in a row.

It took a few shots to figure it out, it will take a lot more to get the POAs for both barrels at 100 yards. At 50 yards the POIs are 18 inches different windage wise, the POI height is about the same, the same height as the bottom of the target.

I was trying at 100 yards for a good while but just couldn't get it with any consistency.

current mood: accomplished

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