Originally Posted by Jeff56
Hossfly if you're implying that shooting that distance with a handgun can't be done you might want to check out these two videos.
That guy is shooting 300 yards with a handgun with no rest except his own knees. He's hitting a target not much bigger than a gallon jug. In one of the earlier videos in the series he talks about the guns he shoots and one of them is a .44 magnum which is of course what my 629 is.
There are actually many videos showing people shooting revolvers long distances on YouTube. I don't claim to be able to do what some of those guys can do but then again I haven't spent a lot of time practicing that type of shooting so I have no idea just how hard it is. I do know that 175 yards with a .44 mag with a 8.5" barrel is not all that hard to do. Lots and lots of people can do that.
I'm not sure why you posted here. If you're just trying to get a flame going it isn't going to work. I have no intention of hashing this all out with some one who may or may not understand shooting very well. For all he knows my name might be Bob Munden. Look it up and you'll see why I think that's funny. Some people make mighty big assumptions about the talents of other people and I've seen them do it to some of the best shooters in the world on boards like this one. Ignorance abounds on the net. You'll see people who haven't been shooting more than a week act like they're instant experts and you'll see people who have set world records get bashed like they're newbies. Don't fall for what you see people say on these forums when they act like they're smart enough to tell others how wrong they are. A whole lot of those people doing that are kids in middle school that think what they see on tv is how life is. They'll learn eventually. But arguing with them is never a good thing to do. Kids know everything or at least they think they do. You really shouldn't encourage them to act up BTW. But for all I know you're one of them too. It would be a real disgrace to find that someone claiming to be a Nam vet is really a 12 year old with an attitude.
This is my last post in this thread. It should have been called "post your opinion and get flamed for it" instead of "What .22lr firearms should I avoid?"
This fellow is shooting a .500 Linbaugh (sp?) at a paper target taped to a 4 ft x 4 ft sheet of steel hanging from a pole. He only cut the paper twice.
Now Elmer Keith wrote about shooting at 3ft x 4ft board target from across a chasm, estimating a distance of 900 yards with his .45 Long Colt. He also said it took many hours of practice to achieve hits on the board. He used the large caliber bullets because they made a large dust cloud when the hit the ground.
Note: the target was a 3 ft x 4 ft target. He was using Kentucky windage to artillery in the shots.
I find it hard to believe your claim of hitting gallon milk jugs with a .44 magnum at 175 yards. Of course if you are using 10 rounds to walk the bullets in, I guess you might be right...
I do object to your claim that Ruger Standards are as worthless as you claim. I have yet to witness a Ruger Standard that is a poor shooter.
PS I was born in 1955. Grandma, eggs.