March Range Report Thread

  • Thank you to all the people that participated in the GunHive Challenge for February 2017 and we look forward to seeing March's challenge.
    There are some minor changes to the rules this month, dealing with the picture you post.


    1.) Fire at least 1 (one) deliberate round at a target. (living or not)

    2.) A daily code will be posted in the early morning hours (after midnight Central time zone) and this code will be required for your photo (see rule 3)* The daily code will be posted by @mamalukino

    3.) Take a picture of the result, including your firearm, your bullet hole, mark on steel, or dead critter. The code, target and firearm no longer need to be in the same picture. As long as you write the code on the target; you can take separate pictures of the target with code and another of firearm used.

    4.) Post those pictures in the range report thread. At the beginning of each month, include your time zone; as pictures must be posted by 11:59 p.m. your time zone.

    5.) Do this at least one time per day, for the entire month

    6.) BB guns and such are still allowed as long as the projectile you're firing is metal you're good.

    At the end of the month, each shooter to complete the challenge will be added to the leader board and will be entered to receive the Shooters Challenge prize!

    Thank you and we all look forward to the results!

    March 1st's code is: GET
    Have fun and post your pictures.:smile:

  • Thanks for that rule update @mamalukino. That should make it easier to take pics, when you don't have to pile everything together in one. :)

  • Shot 8 shoulda bin 5....:smile:

  • You can also see the shot hits from where my son shot the 410 for the first time. My dad gave me the 410 29 years ago when I was his age. He didn't like the first shot until he saw the damage it did. Then he wanted to shoot it a bunch.

    This is what I shot today. .22 pistol.


  • I did some pistol work as well today.

    The two printed targets with black circles


    Ignore dirty pickup.


  • March 2nd is famous for the 1836 declaration of independence of the Republic of Texas from Mexico.
    The US and South Vietnamese Air Force begin Operation Rolling Thunder, a sustained bombing campaign against North Vietnam on this day in 1965.
    2017, the code is: TIN

  • A.M. 5 shots before 2nd cuppa joe....


  • Some wind here today. A gust hit as I broke the fourth shot.


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    Should have bought one of these a long time ago, so fun, and I'm still learning how to shoot it.

  • March 3rd code is: GOL

    On this day through the centuries there occurred a few happenings worth mentioning.
    It got off to a slow start as there is only one event noteworthy from 473 all the way to 1284 and that took place in 724 when the Empress Genshō abdicates the throne in favor of her nephew Shōmu who becomes emperor of Japan. Not really so noteworthy as to be common knowledge.
    More USA driven history we have Florida being admitted as the 27th U.S. state in 1845.
    North of us, in 1875, the first ever organized indoor game of ice hockey is played in Montreal, Quebec, Canada as recorded in the Montreal Gazette.
    1923 sees the bird cage liner, TIME magazine, published for the first time.
    1945, American and Filipino troops recapture Manila.
    And in 2005, Steve Fossett becomes the first person to fly an airplane non-stop around the world solo without refueling.

  • That last task becomes boring simple if you go to one of the poles 😂

  • Suppressor is cleaner. Cold bore included and is much better. I can't wait to get the takedown so it will be easier to keep clean.


  • 15 at 914....can't see the white borders between the scoring rings anymore, all that black throws me off...:smile: Good thing the projectiles are so big, they about cover a ring, I figure 2 nines the rest 10s and Xezzs...:laughing:

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  • @rhyno Too good rhyno!! :smile:

  • There are 302 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Wednesday, Friday or Sunday (58 in 400 years each) than on Monday or Tuesday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Thursday or Saturday (56). March 4th, odds were against this day happening on a Saturday, but it has.
    Not too much interesting happens on this day through history; however of note, the first national flag of the Confederate States of America (the "Stars and Bars") is adopted and sometime in the last century a baby girl was born in Honolulu who grew up to become Mrs. Mamalukino.
    Not to be out done, on this date in 2017, the code for the Shooters challenge is (soon to be was): DSU
    As a side note, there sure is some wee groups being posted. :smile:

  • There sure are, but I'm going to start working on different positions soon.

    There's still weaknesses in my prone position, but I can't identify what I'm doing wrong.

    Greg will get me sorted out in May though.

  • The standing one sucked.

    A sling would help.


  • You guys with those 40X .22s are creating a itch that needs scratching.......:laughing:

  • 15 in the 10 spot, don't know how many xezzs....:laughing:

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  • Sunday, March 5th, 2017 has the code: CKS and also has landed on the odds against day of the week like it's predecessor Saturday the 4th.
    Of interest, on this day in 1836, Samuel Colt patents the first production-model revolver, the .34-caliber.
    Of interest to truck drivers and mechanics, in 1872, George Westinghouse patents the air brake.
    In 1906 United States Army troops bring overwhelming force against the native Moros in the First Battle of Bud Dajo, leaving only six survivors.
    Winston Churchill coins the phrase "Iron Curtain" in his speech at Westminster College, Missouri, in 1946.
    1963, tragedy hits when country music stars Patsy Cline, Hawkshaw Hawkins, Cowboy Copas and their pilot Randy Hughes are killed in a plane crash in Camden, Tennessee.

  • Cold bore
    1st 5 shots
    10 shots
    15 shots

  • Sightline verses height over bore matters. FNG mistake.
    Moved firing position back ten yards.
    Was barely cresting the hill.
    Target was peeking up.
    Learned something though.
    Keyholed some. Only18/25 hit the paper.
    Can the shock wave interactions between an object and the bullet cause tumbling that quickly?
    There were actual impact with the dirt on some shots.
    Don't know how many plowed through here.

    Knuckle Ball shots.


    New hat was nice.


    Added some rail covers and the walking cane tips on the bipod feet.


  • At 60 yards the red dot covers the aiming sight in square at the top right of the target. It is reasonably zeroed. Maybe one click down. That was the cold bore shot taken with high confidence. The high left shot was called.
    I shot the rest of the target in less than 5 minutes.
    5 in the first magazine and 20 in the second mag.
    Pressure to get ready to go somewhere.
    Not precision shooting at all.
    I need to get out my 22LR for some confirmation.

  • Lots of shooting today.

    Very inconsistent with the 22.

    Shot the 260 well out to 750 though.

    Also had a buddy shoot at that distance, he wants a rifle now.

    2nd target with the 22.

  • very cold today and breezy. Shot some 6br and played with 22 creed.
    I need to do some more testing with H4350 in my 8 twist 6br shooting SMK 107
    I like the 3 not sure if it was me, mirage, breeze or I need to do a better job resizing brass. Necks may need to be turned. Desert Tech 22 Creed.
    Same as above.

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  • Code is PAR for Monday. March 6th.
    On this day in 1899, Bayer registers "Aspirin" as a trademark.

  • 5 shots..

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  • @rhyno
    I didn't think we would see that rifle again for a while:laughing:

  • TSD is the code for March 7th.

  • @mamalukino yea me either, but it was 30-40 mph winds and there was a lot of sand flying around. Didn't really want a bullet with sand going down my 22 barrel.


  • @rhyno I sure don't blame you, that rifle is awesome.

    I'm feeling the shakes today.. the atmosphere has been volcanic lately, forcing medicine down my throat that results in a tuning fork effect... not fun


  • I shot the 410 shotgun and 22 pistol with my two oldest (4&6)...and I put 5 rounds through the 500 concentrating on keeping
    The cylinder on the fired shell through the recoil. The only way for the cylinder to turn is for the trigger to be completely released and then pulled about 1/3 of the way again...yet it takes practice for most everyone to keep the trigger from resetting during the recoil. I have never had a "double tap", but it is easy to do. Here is the kids jug they were shooting.

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  • ONT is the daily code for March 8th.

    In 1965 , 3500 United States Marines are the first American land combat forces committed during the Vietnam War.
    1983, President Ronald Reagan labels the Soviet Union an "evil empire".

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  • The head shot was not a flyer...:laughing:

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  • WOR is the 9th's code, March 9th's code.

    March 9 is the 68th day of the year (69th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 297 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday (58 in 400 years each) than on Saturday or Sunday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Tuesday or Thursday (56).
    Some March 9th moments in history.
    1945, the first nocturnal incendiary attack on Tokyo inflicts damage comparable to that inflicted on both Hiroshima and Nagasaki five months later.
    The Barbie doll makes its debut at the American International Toy Fair in New York in 1959.
    2011, Space Shuttle Discovery makes its final landing after 39 flights.

  • I am surprised that this didn't come out looking like a shotgun pattern..

  • Banned

    @mamalukino said:

    I am surprised that this didn't come out looking like a shotgun pattern..

    Pretty good center punch on that headshot!

  • The VOG is so bad today I have the Albuterol sulfate and fluticasone propionate tuning fork humm going on. It is so bad tht my 2 finger typing stutters and need to go back and eliminate xtra letters...:laughing:

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  • March 10th's code is: KRI

    March 10 is the 69th day of the year (70th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 296 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday (58 in 400 years each) than on Sunday or Monday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Wednesday or Friday (56).
    Some happenings worth mentioning through the years.
    1968, Battle of Lima Site 85, concluding the 11th with largest single ground combat loss of United States Air Force members (12) during that the Vietnam War.
    1969, In Memphis, Tennessee, James Earl Ray pleads guilty to assassinating Martin Luther King, Jr. He later unsuccessfully attempts to recant.
    1970, Captain Ernest Medina is charged by the U.S. military with My Lai war crimes.
    1975, Ho Chi Minh Campaign: North Vietnamese troops attack Ban Mê Thuột in the South on their way to capturing Saigon in the final push for victory over South Vietnam.
    Last but not least, in 1977, Astronomers discover the rings of Uranus.

  • 5 shots...