Eating my words

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by tinbucket, Aug 27, 2014.

  1. tinbucket

    tinbucket Well-Known Member

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    I can't find the thread about AR's and lowers but i was tlking about iron sights not needed below 300 yards.
    I was sitting on the porch enjoying the sun. It is about 140 yards or a little less to end of driveway. nieghbor's fence post start at about 210 yards. I don't hink I would shoot at a deer with iron sights now, in good light, beyond 260 yards with a good hold and rifle sighted in at 250 yards. Hard to believe time has caught up with me but it appears so.
    Time was I could shoot a rabbit at that 250 to 26 yards after years of shooting but I would be doing good to see it now. Out west 300 yards ppears as just a stone throw away. Shooting something like a buffalo at 400 yards with practice and faamiliar rifle would not bee too much trouble for young guys.
    Better get out there and practice and enjoy youth it all goes before you know it.
     
  2. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I can still manage a peep sight out to 100 yards but I need magnification for smaller targets or longer distance.
     

  3. eatmydust

    eatmydust New Member

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    Months ago, I bought, and mounted, a nice Williams peep sight for my Marlin .30-30, 2 weeks ago I put a 4X scope on it. I can't see well enough out beyond 100 yards to rely on the peep for accuracy.:dangitman:
     
  4. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I can still see the moon. :p
     
  5. eatmydust

    eatmydust New Member

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    Damn straight!:D:eek::D
     

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  6. Mercator

    Mercator Active Member

    Iron sights not needed below 300 yards? Is that what you meant to write?
     
  7. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    He's what you'd call an instinct shooter. ;)
     
  8. Mercator

    Mercator Active Member

    Yeah coolio... Reminds me of locker room bull****. I can't bench press 500 like I used to... It's just 400 on a good day... Guess I am not a kid anymore...

    Ahemmmm!!... With all due respect. Gentlemen. :D
     
  9. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I can still lift 500 pounds, I just can't carry it as far as I used to. :(
     
  10. jpattersonnh

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    Distance shooting with Iron sights has been going on for years. I'm lucky my eyes have held out. I talked to my eye doctor about it this past year. She explained that with most people the eye looses its' ability to focus on different planes. With me I have worn glasses for distance since I was 7. My issue now is small text up close with my glasses on. If you want to see what a 300 yard shot with open sights is like on a 1 gallon milk jug, use a .22 with open sights and a NRA small bore 50ft target. The bullet is the same size as the 10 bull. It is a serious challenge to put 5 bullets through the same hole, 5 times as there are 5 bulls. I shoot my M38 Swede and K31 Swiss out to 300 yards open sight at a 12" target with Surplus ammo on a pretty regular basis. Ammo is as important as the rifle. For distance with a 91/30 7.62x54r M30(J) (180gr) yugo heavy ball. M98 or M24/47 7.92x57 sS (198gr) heavy ball. I love irons at distance.
     
  11. jpattersonnh

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    You got out of bed again!!!;)
     
  12. tinbucket

    tinbucket Well-Known Member

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    I don't have the opportunity to shoot. When we first moed to the area, I waked down to the river and up to the lake an hunted the farm land all around. They had to have a bridge so now we have a bunch of people putting gates across TVA acess, illegally. All the lands that g/reat Grand Pa and family had all over three counties is now under lock and key of Developers, who get tax greaks for holding the land, and for any pines they plant. I've got ten acres here and could sit on the front porch and shoot a long ways but a neighbor' cows are on edge of property and no shooting that way. Gun ranges are all apartmets or something these days.If I shoot her, all the turkeys and deer go elsewhere. I haven't loaded in many years but have a new /dillon650 and have to find room to set it up. Got quite a selection of powders but not great quanity. Bought some of it when it was less than 8.00 a lb. Last I bought for.223 was 180.00+ for eight lbs. Got enough priers for probably 20,000 rounds. Bought most at oess than ten dollars a thousand and most are lare rifle magnum so I need a bunch of small rifle heavy cup military type primers. Got enough .22s to last several years at a brick a day. In the Army they trained us with Daisy BBguns to shoot spinning targets at several feet blindfolded and then open eyes without sighting. I shot all of them repeatedly. It took great conceentrations as anything new will. The called the Lt over, and wouldn't you know I broke concentration. Didn't want to be assigned a door gunner with th 284 anyway. Wish I had it all to do over again. rotting here between four walls and no money to travel or anything is worse than death.
     
  13. primer1

    primer1 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    ^^^^ sell some of those .22s and you will have $ to travel ;)

    I was thinking about the eyesight thing awhile back, I definitely need to shoot more before my eyesight poops out.

    Dunno if this is true or not, but I read it somewhere that I don't remember....your eyes are controlled by muscles, and muscles need exercise. Eyesight can be retained and even improved by exercises: focus on something very near, then far away and repeat ten times quickly. After several sets of eyeball pushups, your eyes will hurt worse than nancy pelosis home porn. OK, that was a stretch but ya see the point. I do this on occasion, and being over the hill, i am still not wearing glasses or contacts.
     
  14. jigs-n-fixture

    jigs-n-fixture Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    The lense itself hardens as it ages, and the muscles have less ability to stretch it and change the focus. Not sure that exercising will actually help.


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