Range Report Thread - June, 2016


  • administrators

    Thank you to all the people that participated in the The GunHive GunHive Challenge for May 2016 and we look forward to seeing next month's challenge. There have been some changes made to the rules so please check the out below.

    Rules:

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

    2. Starting this month 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, and a hand written note displaying the daily code. All this must be in a single photo.

    4. Post that picture 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 leaderboard and will be entered to receive the Gunhive.com Shooters Challenge prize!


    Thank you and we all look forward to the results!



  • It is June 1st and The GunHive Challenge for June 2016 is ON:clap:
    June 1st code is:
    LC16



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    June 1

    Air rifle. 5 shots to play around with my theory of barrel harmonics again.

    If I read the rules correctly I'm also supposed to mention I'm on Pacific time.

    Good luck everyone



  • Shot the cz at 100 today. I am shooting it a few more times before I ship it off. I think I have it sold.

    Same as at 50 yards. Three shots under 1/2 Moa and two fliers. Second group was almost identical.

    I currently reside in the central time zone.

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  • 6 shots, screwed the pooch on #6. Hawaii Standard Time (HST)
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  • Good news, if everything goes according to plan, on the 18th I'll have a Range Report signifying my completion of a CCW class.



  • @rhyno said:

    Good news, if everything goes according to plan, on the 18th I'll have a Range Report signifying my completion of a CCW class.

    That is terrific; I am envious of you fellows that live in the FREE states. :worried:



  • @mamalukino said:

    @rhyno said:

    Good news, if everything goes according to plan, on the 18th I'll have a Range Report signifying my completion of a CCW class.

    That is terrific; I am envious of you fellows that live in the FREE states. :worried:

    I feel helpless and naked without my glock. I hope one day all states will be free to carry....and as it should be...without a permit.



  • @mamalukino said:

    @rhyno said:

    Good news, if everything goes according to plan, on the 18th I'll have a Range Report signifying my completion of a CCW class.

    That is terrific; I am envious of you fellows that live in the FREE states. :worried:

    Well its not entirely Free, $120 class, $100 to the state patrol, plus a background check. I'll have to take a day off of work to get that done since I have to drive an hour and a half to the office. Even though there is a state patrol office in the town I live in, they can't do it apparently, I guess the State Patrol doesn't share information with itself, also finger printed and what ever else.



  • it rained today and I didn't feel like going prone in the mud (yeah I know I'm a sissy) so I just did five shots drawing from concealment before each shot with my edc Glock 29. I went 2 inches wide to the left with one shot which is why there are only 4 on the paper :(. guess I need to practice more with it.
    Shooting from Central Time Zone
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  • @tunnel-ratt

    Don't forget that the tab gear mat you have is not water proof even though it feels like it is. Found that one out the hard way.



  • @dddoo7 yeah I keep a cheap plastic drop cloth in the truck for that purpose



  • Well I'm an idiot, my thumb is covering the date and the code.... hmm.

    Anyways while I figure out what to do here's a picture of one of the trucks I was able to drive today.

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  • Issue solved quickly I guess.

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    And the original I screwed up.

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    This one was 5 shots 1 shot at a time drawing from my 5.11 OWB holder with the M&P 9c

    Central Time zone.

    Funny thing, I haven't shot that 10/22 since before Sandy hook.



  • On the board for June are:
    tunnel-ratt
    rhyno
    ragnarnar
    mamalukino
    ddd007

    The code for 6-2-16 is: HEE
    lower case or caps, both pass

    I would like to thank Gunhive for putting this challenge out there.
    Even though I personally cannot shoot a gunpowder pushed projectile daily, I have been able to improve on both pistol and riflery as a result of this challenge.
    The feedback you gain even shooting a BB pistol daily is better than dry fire practice as there is instant visual confirmation of POA vs POI.
    Shooting a pellet rifle with a 6 lb. trigger definitely contributes to better trigger control. What a pleasure a 1.5lb. trigger or lighter trigger is when back on the real steel.
    So, thanks again Gunhive and the supporting sponsors for making this happen.
    Any of you reading this get off the fence and jump in and join us.:smile:

    See the rules^^^^^at top of page and get up and shoot!



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    June 2

    Air rifle for 5 shots. It was the piston throwing the shots off. By resting the area just forward of the barrel break on my machine rest it seems to calm harmonics down substantially.



  • 8 Shots, first 1 low L, adjusted position, shot 3 and then high right flyer, then 2 more to cluster.
    Used a smaller aim point today.
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  • I have been carrying my j-frame on my ankle lately as a backup to my Glock (that doesn't make me a paranoid gun nut does it?? If so I guess I am ok with it). I fired five shots at 20 feet into the bottom of the coffee can but curiously there are 6 holes in the lid of the can now not sure how that happened unless one is from a piece of metal from the can.
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    Same drill as yesterday draw from holster, fire, re holster rinse and repeat 5 times.
    Central time zone



  • 100 yards with the cz. Three touching. Two fliers. Can't wait for the 40x. These fliers are killing me. Lol.

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  • Code for 6-3-16 is: PUA



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    June 3

    Harmonics you heartless bitch



  • @ragnarnar Last night I weighed 20 Precision HP made by Crossman.
    5 out of the twenty were about .5 grain heavier or lighter than the rest that weighed in at 7.90-.95
    I am thinking that could be a contributing factor to some of the flyers.
    The light ones weighed in @ 7.45 grains; I think these maybe the ones that have been landing high R on my targets.



  • @mamalukino
    I suppose that could account for it. I'll weigh the next five I shoot and see if that makes a difference.



  • Aiming small.
    All these projectiles were within .05 grains of each other. Shot 5, that were Slightly L and low, over adjusted and shot 2 slightly high R, adjusted again and hit L side of dot. Next round I pulled center R and #10 took dot out.
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  • 10 shots with the P22. I hate this gun, but it is not worth selling. Safety is wrong, it is not reliable, and it shoots like junk, but it looks ok.

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  • I took out my Grandfather's old High Standard Supermatic Citation today. I haven't shot it in about 4 years or so and just recently replaced the recoil spring and wanted to make sure it still functioned properly. I was hitting about 5 inches high today on average but was shooting from 25 yards free hand so if I adjust how I hold the sights a little or just adjust the sights it should shoot great. This is one of my favorite handguns to shoot and I might try to shoot it more often.
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  • Shootin' some "steel" at 914.4CM and readying target for possible range usage tomorrow. :smile:
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    Quick five rounds today, busy day.



  • Good morning everybody; today's (Sat. 6-4-16) code is : IMR

    Have fun and stack um on top each other.:grin:



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    June 4

    Woke up with the random summer cold. Three shots then back to bed.
    You can tell I'm out of it because it's been the 3rd two days in a row.....I'll reshoot it tonight if these drugs kick in, so people can't accuse me of skirting the rules



  • So...apparently the cva prefers the suppressor to be dry. 5 shots at 50 yards. 300 blackout...220smks...aa1680...thunderbeast 30PSS.
    I was going to back up to 100, but it started raining. Hopefully this can be reproduced in the near future.

    Is it just me, or do guns seem to shoot better groups with the V3 attached?
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  • @dddoo7

    Maybe in the same way a suppressor can calm barrel harmonics the magnetospeed is doing the same thing?



  • @ragnarnar said:

    @dddoo7

    Maybe in the same way a suppressor can calm barrel harmonics the magnetospeed is doing the same thing?

    Could very well be! The logic is sound.



  • One of our resident fighter jets. We have about a hundred or more of my little friends here that live on our place. Outstanding little bug killers. We have a mixture of barn swallows, cliff swallows, and tree swallows. Each spring they show up in force and they are welcome allies in the fight against the mosquito's.

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    June 4th, again

    Just wanted to correct the date so I popped into the range for a few fast ones while I was out buying more cough medicine.



  • A .223 kind of day. Shot some 77z from the ARz . Shot the bolt gun with the 55 grain load and verified seating depth. (The little target was the sight in for 2 rifles wearing different scopes.)
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    My AR likes the new Atlas PSR more better than the ole one.:smile:



  • ... these little devils, like nesting where they aren't suppose to, and thus are declared hostile. This particular foe landed on the wire at about 40yds.

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  • These little guys have been showing up for the last couple years too. Never saw any before that in this area. Looks to be Southwestern Bluebird. That little guy sitting to its right looks to be a juvenile.

    These little dudes get a pass around here. As do most other birds. Pigeons, starlings, sparrows, and other nefarious creatures doing damage and being a menace catch 40gr of justice on sight however. ;)

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  • Well it was nice and windy today, and I was excited to test my skills.

    I got set up the first time and a Pivot went down. Fixed it and went and ate lunch.

    Went back out and set up again, and the same pivot went down. Dang thing broke down 3 times today.

    So luckily I had enough time to do some pistol work drawing from the 5.11 holster again.
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  • Baby bunny doesn't know how close he came. ;)

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  • @rhyno said:

    Well it was nice and windy today, and I was excited to test my skills.

    I got set up the first time and a Pivot went down. Fixed it and went and ate lunch.

    Went back out and set up again, and the same pivot went down. Dang thing broke down 3 times today.

    So luckily I had enough time to do some pistol work drawing from the 5.11 holster again.
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    My father in law has one pivot left and it is nothing but trouble. Everything else is land formed and he runs poly pipe for irrigation.



  • @dddoo7 they're generally not to bad, best way to do things down here. Sub irrigation doesn't work because of the sandy and gravely soil. And pipe/flood/gate irrigation is just a pain.

    Some of the land really shouldn't be farmed.



  • Shot earlier today on the way to a friends house and just got home to post it. Five shots at 25 yards out of the high-standard again. This time I shot at the bottom of the page and grouped them all on the target. I ought to adjust the sights and try to work at the 50 ft range with this thing.
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  • It is 6-5-16 on the mainland USA, time for the daily code: AAC
    Shoot to live, live to shoot...to paraphrase something I heard, somewhere, sometime from someone..:laughing:



  • Back on the home range. Shot 6 today first 3 within .05 grain of each other, 7.9-.95 and 3 that were .3-.5 heavier. Heavies are the 3 flyers. First shot center punch with the 7.90s.
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  • I wanted to shoot suppressed to day just for the fun of it so I took my 22/45 out and put 10 rounds in a coffee can at 50 feet. The Ruger is a good pistol but after shooting that high-standard the last couple days I thought I had left the safety on for a minute because the trigger pull on the Ruger is a lot heavier.
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  • 10 rounds 10 yards with the walther

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  • Pulled my original 40XB out of retirement for a little while today. It's tough to grab a single shot when you've got some repeaters laying around. However, this one is special to me. It's the first 40X 22LR I ever purchased. As you can see, it still gets it done! Five shots at 40yds.

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    June 5
    Glock 22

    Slow and deliberate