Go figure, another .22LR to the range this morning. This one is another 3rd Series Woodsman Target (1957). I shot just over 200 rounds through this one, with this the best target of the bunch. I seem to be having at least 1 flyer per target, but all in all I had a good time. No one else in sight, just the way I like it.
Some beauty shots after a thorough cleaning. Lots of glare in that deep blue finish.
Took my S&W Model 41 to the range to try some Hornady Varmint .22LR (Standard Velocity 1070fps) that I spied on the LGS shelf that I've never seen before. Slim pickings for standard velocity .22LR lately. I suppose the ammunition shortages that I hear about on the Forums I visit has slowly made its way up here. All my "go to" stores for CCI ammunition are out of stock on the standard velocity bullets, still lots of HV stuff. These Hornady bullets shot pretty well.
I've been working on my Walther/Colt Gold Cup Trophy over the last several months, collecting some spare parts and using some aftermarket spares that I had in my spare parts bin. It's now done, with the last thing I purchased was a red fibre optic front sight from Dawson Precision. I had to wait 3 months for the front sight to arrive at my doorstep, but it's installed and I sighted it in today. It makes a huge difference. I also used a white fine tip Sharpie paint pen and made a 2 dot rear sight blade. For some folks these pistols seem to shoot a bit high with the standard .185" tall front sight. I use a 6 o'clock hold and found the standard front sight hight just fine so I replaced the standard front sight with Dawson's .185" x .100" wide patridge. Target on right was the first 10 shots aiming at the centre of the bullseye at 20 yards to gauge the windage adjustment. 1 click centred the next group and the target on the right was the best of the rest with a 6 o'clock hold.
Not today but yesterday, Colt Lightweight Defender, .45 ACP, 230 LRN over 4.8 grains of Green Dot. Uneventful I know but the best part it was it was my second time to shoot on my own private range. Could do work from the holster, movement, multiple targets, etc. Next time I'll try to get some pictures.
I'll take a few next time, Shooter13. Nothing real fancy, it has a natural backstop, levels off over that and then another raised area over that so no worries about stopping rounds. The worst part right now is brass collection as the shooting area is grass. I tried laying down an old tarp with mixed success. I am going to haul in some more gravel to top dress the driveway so I may gravel the shooting area which would help the brass situation. I am resigned to the fact that some is just going to be lost but it goes against the grain as a reloader. Right now I have several posts in the ground that I staple cardboard and targets on and also have an AR500 piece of steel angled down hanging on chains.
A friend of mine may have a line on some old bowling pins so we may have an impromptu pin shoot this fall. Got an old camper and small generator on the property as well so it is nice after working all week to go there, little food, little fire, wake up Saturday morning and go shooting. You ever get to this part of the country, southern Indiana, let me know, I'm really am pretty excited over it all, if you couldn't tell.