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Excellent, bravo! Nice to see another non-conformist enjoying Great American Heritage with a fabulous classic rifle! Haven't checked in a couple weeks, hope my outdoor gun club is still open to membership amongst all this crazy chit!
 

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I was going to shoot my 1957 Remington 870 16 gauge today. When I woke up it was snowing, then it turned to rain.
Oh well spring will be here before you know it.
 

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Got a,new to me Lyman 452488 mould from the late 1950's. Original owners son took extremely good care of it. Wasn't even broken in yet? Came with handles.

Going to run preliminary cycling tests today.
 

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Went out and shot the 1860 Army today. I did some sit down shooting at 50 yards on a line of clay pigeons for the first time. Definitely a different feel, but was fun taking the time to dial in a place to hold for decent accuracy!
 

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drove down to the range today and put a few rounds thru my FN 150 International .22 pistol. Mainly just checking out some magazines but popped a few plates while I was at it! Nice weather, about 85 with a light breeze blowing.
 

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All ranges (well all everything really) closed last weekend here in Switzerland.

One of my last outing was spent sighting in a couple of AR-15 at 25 meters as per the army method after setting mechanical zero in the living room

The Sporter II first, it shot a bit low and left






Correcting







That’s gonna be good enough




The SP1 was really close from the get go





Minor adjustment and we’re good





Now I’ll guess it’ll take several weeks or months before ranges reopen and I can refine at 300 meters.
 

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Shot yesterday.

Targets are blank sheets of construction paper. G44-30 shots. G41 45 acp-5 shots, 3 in one hole. I’m to blame for the other 2. After all, I’m 71 years old. All at 20 yards standing unsupported. I was a little disappointed with this group by the G44. It usually does a lot better.
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G41 45 acp. 10 shots standing unsupported. 5 at 11 yards, 5 at 20 yards. I really like the G41.
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G19. Standing, unsupported. 20 shots at 11 yards.
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All this hoo-ha about ammo and gun shortages made me want to go back to the self sufficiency of black powder. Gathering up the items for my 25 year old Mowrey .36 rifle I found a tin of percussion caps that fit, some old .350 balls, powder a plenty, patches....that should do it. No plastic for me, just wood, steel, brass.

 

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My no. 10 percussion caps were too small, had to use some 1940s Remington no. 11s I found. Works fine, lasts a long time. It's been quite a few years since I had this one out. I shot it in a turkey shoot in the 90s, and a handful of times since. Probably not in 10 or 12 years. Just got into other guns, but still love black powder.

 

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Half mile walk to the "range" behind the barn, 30 rounds through the .40 cal Browning Hi-Power, walk back to the office.
Great day in the Panhandle today, winds are less than 30 mph...


Really, Really like that Mowrey .36 shown previously.
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Shot my new NC Mountain flintlock on Saturday. It worked well, but not as accurate as the Mowrey, ...yet.
 
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