Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Day 1 of 2 (Hopefully)

Unfortunately, we got out to the range to day and there were wind gusts of up to 50 mph. I realize that this a real-life shooting condition that may be confronted during Boomershoot, however it is not very conducive to getting your rifle sighted in at long range, which was the stated purpose of today's trip.

The range I shoot at has a 600 meter silhouette range (as previously stated.) The thing with steel targets is that you need to be able to hear whether you scored a hit. With the wind going as bad as it was, one could not hear shit. As such, I did not feel inclined to throw a bunch of expensive match ammo downrange just to hear the rifle go boom.

In good news, the old man's Henry was able to put a .44 magnum bullet about 400 yards down range, with some minor compensation with the iron sights. We also had his Garand out, but that was almost as futile as the .30-06.

Wind seems to be bitch all week, so I may give up and go for a pistol shooting day. It would be a welcome break from this obsession that has shackled me due to forces beyond my control.

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