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#201802 - 09/06/19 12:07 PM 108 yds with iron sights
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Yesterday I set up my 8" steel swinger on our Silhouette range so I could get under the roof & out of the sun for testing at longer distance. It ended up being 108 yds ranged & I put a white USPSA target behind the swinger so I could see where the misses would go.
I again had my 3 old models, the 41 shorty, the 6 1/2" 44 flat top & the 45 shorty convertible. Just as I got set up someone pulled up behind me & just rolled his window down to watch. He had been over on the rifle range minutes earlier, dressed in full camo & shooting some kind of the latest & greatest all black Rambo racer!
First up was the 41 shorty with the 2 dogs front sight I'm liking so well. I figured I had the best chance of staying on steel with this gun because of the sight picture plus it shoots really good even for 74 year old eyes. I started out holding just under a 12 o'clock hold since I had been pretty much zeroed at 65.
I ran the 5 rounds & it looked like 2 rounds missed. "Camo" Rambo walked over and said, you hit low left. We always have a wind out of the SW & I didn't want to hold for wind on the first run, I wanted to see how much it effected me off of my 65 yd zero. I couldn't tell with the binoc's because there were some small holes in the target backer so I drove down so I could run the air conditioner for a minute!
You will see in the photo I hit it 4 out of 5 with 3 shots being about 3-4 inches down from the top & the 4th shot just hitting the bottom of the steel. That bullet also hit the dirt, that's why I thought I had 2 misses. You can see one shot low left into the white backer.
When I went back "Camo" Rambo told me he had a Redhawk 41 magnum that was Nickel.... I said, are you sure it's not stainless & he said no it's nickel & has a 9 power Leupold scope on it, a straight 9 power! He also said it had 27" of eye relief, yikes!! I could see this was going to get out of hand so I said I had to leave, I gathered up my other guns & left! Maybe today I can shoot the others, alone!







Dick


Edited by sixshot (09/06/19 12:10 PM)

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#201803 - 09/06/19 12:23 PM Re: 108 yds with iron sights [Re: sixshot]
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GREAT SHOOTING. I USUALLY PREFER TO SHOOT ALONE, EASIER TO CONCENTRATE, AND LESS EMBARASSING TOO.

A NICKELED REDHAWK AND A 9x PISTOL SCOPE, WOW! GLAD HE WAS AN IDAHOAN AND NOT A TEXAN.
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#201805 - 09/06/19 02:30 PM Re: 108 yds with iron sights [Re: 45MAN]
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you always do it in style but a nickel Redhawk,,
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#201806 - 09/06/19 03:13 PM Re: 108 yds with iron sights [Re: jamesfromjersey]
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Great shooting, Dick!!
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#201807 - 09/06/19 03:46 PM Re: 108 yds with iron sights [Re: Whitworth]
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Nice shooting!

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#201808 - 09/06/19 04:23 PM Re: 108 yds with iron sights [Re: Mark Hampton]
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Thanks guys, I'm about to get humbled when I go back here in a few minutes with the other 2, it's been raining so it's cloudy & I have my "custom" JB Weld sights on the other two. Fermin has talked me into changing both of them, actually he threatened me!

Dick

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#201823 - 09/07/19 12:16 AM Re: 108 yds with iron sights [Re: sixshot]
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Great shooting, Dick! I?ve always wanted a nickel redhawk, just to much eye relief on that 9x for me.
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#201824 - 09/07/19 12:33 AM Re: 108 yds with iron sights [Re: KRal]
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Forgot, he also told me he had a DOUBLE ACTION Freedom Arms 454 & the first time he fired it the gun went past his ear & then double tapped just from the recoil, that's when I packed up & left!

Dick

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#201825 - 09/07/19 12:43 AM Re: 108 yds with iron sights [Re: sixshot]
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Wow, awesome shooting!
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#201827 - 09/07/19 12:50 AM Re: 108 yds with iron sights [Re: sixshot]
KRal
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 Originally Posted By: sixshot
Forgot, he also told me he had a DOUBLE ACTION Freedom Arms 454 & the first time he fired it the gun went past his ear & then double tapped just from the recoil, that's when I packed up & left!

Dick


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