The "One slightly ragged hole" Grins

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by c3shooter, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Well, had been experimenting with different rounds for an old (1943) Mossberg 44US. Today was quiet at the range, and I was testing some Fiocchi Match, Lapua Master, and Dynamit Nobel R-50. Had already been thru the usual suspects- Tenex, Green Tag, Champion Gold, etc.

    Midafternoon the wind died off completely. Had just put up some new targets on the 50 yd line. The Fiocchi was pretty good stuff- but the Lapua was better yet. Then I loaded up 5 rounds of the R-50. Oh YUCK- stuff felt like it had been dipped in Vaseline! Take about over-lubed. Oh well, let's see how it does... Snuggle down good in the sandbags, breathe, breathe, breathe, pause, squeeze- Hmm- right in there (have scope dialed to offset strike from aim point by 1/2 inch. Next round- what the.... You mean I MISSED the target?!?! Kick the spotter scope to 30X, look HARD- No, I did not miss- there are two overlapping. Chamber the next- squeeze- repeat. 5 rounds in one hole- about 3/8ths of an inch. OK- do I stop now? NO! Shift to the next target down, breathe, squeeze..... And ANOTHER 5 rd group that can hide behind an aspirin. Oh, yeah- those two are gonna get signed by the range officer!:)

    Best part? My shooting partner today is my grandaughter, who had been spotting for me. Looked thru the scope after last round, looked up, and said "Hey Gramps- that looks pretty darned good!".

    I now plan to go stand on a exit ramp tommorrow with a cardboard sign that says "Will Work for AMMUNITION" . :rolleyes:
     
  2. sgtdeath66

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    how old is your grandaughter?
     

  3. c3shooter

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    THIS granddaughter (I remind them that I have more than one, so they are expendable :rolleyes:) is 12. She has been my shooting partner for 2 yrs. She shoots 22 rf- 50 and 100 meters. Still a bit small for my 30 cal stuff, but holds her own with an AR in 5.56 Does OK with a Ruger pistol (22) but her hands are still a little small for the grips. Lordy, what you can do with 12 yr old EYES and REFLEXES! She has decided one of my Mossberg 152s is HERS- and is eying the Mossberg 46B in the safe- for when she gets bigger. Her favorite T shirt is the one that says "Shoot like a girl- IF you can!"
     
  4. Original

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    c3shooter, Hehe, I have girls that can shoot too, pretty precious to watch a girl spank some ex GI's at the range, smile..
     
  5. c3shooter

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    Original- One shooter made the mistake of telling her he thought itwas "cute" that I had a girl come shoot with me. She smiled, said "If you think it's cute, do you wanna bet 5 bucks on the next 5 rd group?" :D
     
  6. Original

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    c3shooter, I may have to steal the Tshirt idea, Hehehe..

    I take it that she wins most of her bets too. :)
     
  7. Ram Rod

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    Have you tried the Remington 22T ammo?
     
  8. c3shooter

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    Have not tried the 22T- will keep an eye out for some. The Lapua, Nobel R 50 and Fiocchi at running me about $20/50 rds. Federal Champion Target Standard Velocity has been good (not as good as the true match ammo) but can't get it lately. Rifle I am using just goes not like Tenex ot Green Tag.