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Last Time You Fired A Shot

Discussion in 'Photo And Video Gallery' started by Elbert Garrett, Jul 31, 2020.

  1. Elbert Garrett

    Elbert Garrett .30-06 Supporter

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    That`s awesome news! :thumbsup:
  2. tws3

    tws3 .22LR

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    A few days ago. I got to try out my new to me Remington 550-1. Picked it up a couple weeks ago. This was the first time I got to take it to the range. Didn't go so good. Had many fail to load. But I don't mind so much. I already got it disassembled and waiting for parts. I like messing around with these old guns. Gives me something to do.
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  3. meanstreak

    meanstreak .30-06 Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Daryl, glad hear you are seeing clearly now.
  4. Elbert Garrett

    Elbert Garrett .30-06 Supporter

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    I ran a few gold nuggets through this snappy little rascal this morning...

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  5. tws3

    tws3 .22LR

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    Well, Turns out the 550-1 is not an easy gun to work on. Fail to load was not the only problem. Anybody that knows the 550-1 understands the problems you can have with the sear spring case . Take that and then add some idiot "working" on the gun equals missing and incorrectly installed parts. To make a long story short. Two months and a $100 later a fine old Remington rifle is shooting again. 20200903_194320_resized.jpg
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  6. Elbert Garrett

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    I slipped down to the shop for a few minutes of destruction :)



    Federal 20ga truball slug fired from 21ft...

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  7. Elbert Garrett

    Elbert Garrett .30-06 Supporter

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    Last one in is the first one out...[​IMG]
    Federal 8 shot, 7.5 shot and 4 shot @ 16ft



    The 8 shot spread was 9.5" @ 16ft - 7.5 shot was 9.5" and the 4 shot was 8"...

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  8. Elbert Garrett

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    I knocked the pretty right off of it... :) with 20ga #3 buckshot from about 26ft.



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  9. meanstreak

    meanstreak .30-06 Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Elbert, have a great Thanksgiving.
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  10. Bobster

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    So Elbert, elaborate on your backstop and shooting distance. I'm liking your indoor range... :)

    PS: that'll buff out... :D (ie the "new" target)
  11. Elbert Garrett

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    Backstop is an old aircraft engine pallet and some bits and pieces that could use some freshening up. Seeing that it`s limited distance I`ll probably only shoot the steel with birdshot and the occasional load of buckshot, pistol rounds and slugs I continue to sink into some wood. Rafters are marked with distances and I get off the longest shot from 28ft.



    A little perspective...

    Here I`m standing at about 22` ft

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    Here I`m standing at about 28ft...

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  12. Rodburner

    Rodburner .270 WIN

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    I mostly shoot at 15’, but can do 18 and 21 if the mood strikes. ( it doesn’t,lol) and to prepare for confrontation stress, the target hangs under my wife’s Christmas decorations.lol. Here’s 18’ of tunnel vision.. 95281094-D878-4C07-9527-FA47BC566EEE.jpeg
  13. Elbert Garrett

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    Necessity is the mother of invention...
    Nice set up!

    I got out the little snake charmer for some fun...

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    That little slug flattened out to about the size of dime when smacked that ice from about 18ft...

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  14. Rodburner

    Rodburner .270 WIN

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    Awesome. My first shotgun was a Homer Koon snake charmer 410, back in the mid 70s. Had the cool thumb hole stock with the extra shells in the butt. I never shot anything through it but slugs and #4 buck magnums. A lot of fun. Always wanted one of the presentation grade ones with the full engraving and black walnut stock, but alas, 2k for a $99 gun was and still is, beyond me..lol
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  15. Rodburner

    Rodburner .270 WIN

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    Let off a couple of the mini bucks a few minutes ago..i guess my video is too long at 1.11 minutes. A 1/2” layer of osb siding and the steel cover of my electrical panel contained most of the pellets. 4F8FD73A-557F-452D-8D28-EE5FB491DB34.jpeg 55EDFD44-121C-400B-A976-FA278AC593E4.jpeg
  16. Elbert Garrett

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    Today is the first time since I got sick that I felt shootin` something so I went down to the shop and bounce a 12ga slug off of some steel from about 26ft or so...

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    Just out of curiosity, have you ever taken shots at old cast iron skillets from the goodwill,etc? Not the cheap modern ones, but the ones our moms made pancakes in? I know cast iron is softer than steel, so I was thinking it would absorb some lead, cheap, as opposed to the proper ar500 ringy dingy things..
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  18. Elbert Garrett

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    I would be afraid cast iron would break apart...
    I`ve got less than 50$ in that steel and cable hanger and so far it`s holding up nicely.
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    Set a couple of 115gr gold nuggets free... :)



    Flattened that little rascal out...

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  20. Bobster

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    I'm going to comfort myself thinking there are no live circuits inside that panel... :eek: :D

    How about if you bent a couple pieces of steel gas tubing and ran the cable through it where it is hanging the plate? To avoid the cable getting chewed by lead splatter?
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