Monday, March 07, 2005

Range Days

Work-wise, I think I have become sufficiently caught up to actually shoot for 2 days this week. This makes me very happy, as there is only about 7 weeks left until Boomershoot, which is about my motivation for everything including getting out of bed in the morning. I am moving to the 600 yard range tomorrow and may try my hand at prone shooting (completely new to me.)

As such, I can try out my mat and toe bag and see how easy the Harris bipod is to attach to a Ruger.

Otherwise, it's a silhouette range with targets between 200-600 meters. I hate the metric system and won't even give those EUnicks the satisfaction of me attempting to translate those numbers. If I'm not mistaken, 600 metres (notice the twat spelling) is shorter than 600 yards.

I want to give the Mil-Dot Leupold a shot with the Ruger at long range, as that is what Boomershoot will be. Admittedly, I have little experience in this realm and tomorrow should hopefully be a realization as to my true aptitude. Then again, it may be a terrible disappointment.

Analogue Kid has the shit on his rifle.

Meanwhile, Kirk is trying to delve the recesses that have comprised the gummy "thing" story. Kudos for the kind of hard-hitting journalism we bloggers are known for.

A rough rule of thumb is to multiple the range in meters by 1.1 to get yards. 600 meters is a little under 660 yards. A quick way to get exact numbers assuming you have internet access is to use google. Example: type this, without the quotes, into google "600 meters in yards".

Joe Huffman
EUniks ? Hate to break it to you, it's not just the EU -- 95% of the world uses the metric system. Study it, use it and you'll quickly see that it's far superior to the English system. I also think you'd find millimeters, meters, and meters-per-second most useful in gunnery applications.
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