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  1. Rustpot

    Rustpot M Frame Lover Premium Member

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    Several of us on the board are shooters and I thought it would be a good idea to talk a bit about one of our other hobbies.

    Took a trip with two friends yesterday and had some good fun. Unfortunately due to the weather we didn't get out side and were stuck on two indoor lanes. The range was Double Action in Madison Heights (metro Detroit) and was 50 yards (we shot on the rifle lanes).

    We took and fired
    Custom hodgepodge AR-15, 60 rounds .223Rem
    S&W M&P 15-22, 100 rounds .22LR
    S&W M&P Pro, 50 rounds 9mm
    S&W Model 10, 50 rounds .38 Spl
    Sig Sauer P226R DAK, 50 rounds .40S&W
    Sig Sauer P220 DAK, 75 rounds .45ACP
    Sig Sauer P220-E, 25 rounds 9mm
    Kimber Basic series 1911, 75 rounds .45ACP

    We had a bit more ammo with us those numbers are approximate, and thankfully there were a few dozen spare targets left out from people not using their free targets so we got to swap targets out pretty often and didn't have to use any recycling techniques. And it hit a lull when we got on, so we shot for almost 2.5 hours until they started getting busy and told us to pack up.

    Very pleased with my S&W M10 revolver. I was a bit fatigued and drank some Mt Dew on the way in so I was pretty shaky, but I kept my SA shots within maybe 6" at 25 yards or so. It's a "Melb East Police" trade in, not sure if it's from Melbourne Australia or not though.

    My M-Frames with clear Strike were keeping me safe :biggrin:
     
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  2. Smurf_AZ

    Smurf_AZ Oakley Enthusiast

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    Hey we should hit the range sometime! I'm heading out tomorrow after work to do the sporting clays at island lake. Will be shooting the 28" benelli nova and then doing some target with my benelli m4 (slugs) and probably going to clear a few rounds out of my newly suppressed sig p226 navy 9mm. Then will finish the day by blasting a few hundred rounds from the AR of course while wearing my O Oil rigs. :)
     
  3. Rustpot

    Rustpot M Frame Lover Premium Member

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    Bald Mountain was close to my last job and I went out there a few times. Those ranges piss me off though. They're a bit better than the normal DNR ranges, but I know BM is a privatized DNR range and they kept all the silly rules in place. I know a few of the ROs were talking about more competition style events and kept telling me to watch the website, but I never saw anything on there. Haven't been to Island Lake, but from what I hear it's pretty much the same story.

    I used to shoot trap and SC in highschool, and was in the trap club in college, but I don't really break out the shotguns too often. I have a 20ga O/U, and my 12ga Rem 870 lives with my brother in North Carolina.

    I would LOOOVE to shoot suppressed, but I fear must of the fun is taken out of it when you have to keep your ears on at a public range.


    Edit: Just read IL has steel targets, count me in for sometime in the coming weeks. I can't make tomorrow and my ammo reserves are currently low.

    Edit again: I'm in Novi through this weekend, not 15mins out. I didn't know Island Lake was down on this side, it's almost an hour from my house in Rochester Hills.
     
  4. Smurf_AZ

    Smurf_AZ Oakley Enthusiast

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    Yeah its over here in New Hudson, or whatever city... I live in Redford, and I work in New Hudson (of course where I am at right now! lol) I have yet to make it to BM, but here at IL the sporting clays are a bunch of stations around the perimeter of the property that you can either walk or cart to. You have shooting boths, and electronic clays (so you need a partner to hit the button for you) But they are quite fun! Keep you on your toes.

    Yeah it sucks to shoot suppressed with ear protection on, but you definitely get some weird stares from the other shooters at the range, I have even had a few ranger officers try and "relieve" me of my weapon, because its "illegal". So I def keep a copy of the newly understood opinion from our AG and a photocopy of the ATF paperwork! Gets you out of any and all trouble on the spot.

    It is still quite fun tho. Now if I can just come up with some extra money to suppress my AR!!!

    I am sure you know all the hotspots online to buy ammo, but just throwing these two out there in case you didnt"

    www.cheaperthandirt.com
    www.natchezss.com (my favorite)
     
  5. Eckstream1

    Eckstream1 Addicted to O

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    Good idea!

    I have some vids from the past few range trips...







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  6. Eckstream1

    Eckstream1 Addicted to O

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    Shooting And Range Trips Thread - IMAG0502.jpg

    25yd

    20rds
     
  7. Rustpot

    Rustpot M Frame Lover Premium Member

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    Shooting steel is a great demonstration of the importance of trigger control and keeping your focus on the front sight.

    What distances are you shooting at? What caliber is the bolt action?

    I have a friend that lives/works in Reading, at Carpenter Technologies.
     
  8. Eckstream1

    Eckstream1 Addicted to O

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    The targets were at 20yds... It was freezing out and my friend missing the steel targets was a new shooter.
    I was shooting either a Springfield XD9SC or a Walther PPS .40... He was shooting a Springfield XDm 9.

    The bolt action is a .300 Win Mag w/ 6-24x50 scope... I typically shoot that out to 300yd. It was my ex gf first time shooting a high caliber rifle at distance and she did pretty good!

    I have a gigantic collection... Including some NFA and Class III pieces. (SBR,SBS,AUTO)

    Carpenter is a great place to work and hard to get your foot in the door... I have a friend that is a steam fitter for them.

    Did your friend move here from Detroit?