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    This will probably get nuked because it doesn't involve smog, muggers or irate cops...but what the H, it's how I live.

    My day started at 2:00 am. I had the 1911 on and got out of the house at 2:30 and stopped at the Mechanicsville 7-11 for coffee and cigarettes.
    I did make the clerk nervous because he was counting his drawer and no one else was around and it was a quarter to three. Didn't say anything, just looked scared.

    So on to work. I was hauling a grader box and stopped for breakfast on the way at Chula Junction. It didn't phase the woman there. I got to the farm just before daybreak and changed to the BFR. Graded one of my roads (about a mile long).

    Then I went to the range for a while. It was load testing morning. I had over 200 rounds to test in three calibers, two bullet weights each and several different powders.





    I hate to admit it, but the 45/70 with 400 grain JBSP's at 1900 fps, gave me a pounding.

    The .308 was next at 100 yards and it went without a hitch, then the 25/06 That needed some distance. I shot a sight in group at 100 yards


    Not great, but OK and I shot them in a hurry. This is the hundred yard range.


    To get two hundred an fifty yards, I had to move a portable stand to the treeline


    After testing everything I had with the 25/06, mu best 250 yard group..



    I'll take it any day because I can't shoot worth a damn anymore:X

    On to Victoria. I saaw one Cop there. I was taking pictures and he slowed down enough to wave. Tough place

    Back to the farm and back to the BFR.

    I put up a new stand in some newly planted pines.




    And since I have an appointment tomorrow in Richmond, came back to the burbs.

    This is how I spend my days!


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    I'm assuming the "range" is your property? : ) Looks great! Wish my parents had more than the 3 acres so I felt safer about shootin' in the back yard! It's such a haul to drive all the way out to Buckingham/Disputanta everytime we want to shoot the AR/Ak's!

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    ClumsyCandy wrote:
    I'm assuming the "range" is your property? : ) Looks great! Wish my parents had more than the 3 acres so I felt safer about shootin' in the back yard! It's such a haul to drive all the way out to Buckingham/Disputanta everytime we want to shoot the AR/Ak's!
    No, It's the gun club I belong to but it's only a few miles from the farm.

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    Ah okay! : ) Still, looks great either way! Nice place for a picnic!

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    Looks like fun.

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    Forgive my ignorace... BFR? BigFlockinRifle?
    "If I know that I am headed for a fight, I want something larger with more power, preferably crew-served.
    However, like most of us, as I go through my daily life, I carry something a bit more compact, with a lot less power."
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    "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." ~Thomas Jefferson
    (Borrowed from "The Perfect Day" by LTC Dave Grossman)

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    MSC 45ACP wrote:
    Forgive my ignorace... BFR? BigFlockinRifle?
    Magnum Research BFR Revolvers



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    peter nap wrote:
    After testing everything I had with the 25/06, mu best 250 yard group..

    That's nice shooting in any one's book, Don.

    "I hate to admit it, but the 45/70 with 400 grain JBSP's at 1900 fps, gave me a pounding." That is a high speed freight train !!

    2:30 AM.You are getting up about the time I go to bed sometimes.

    Yata hey
    You will not rise to the occasion; you will fall back on your level of training. Archilochus, 650 BC

    Old and treacherous will beat young and skilled every time. Yata hey.

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    Grapeshot wrote:
    peter nap wrote:
    After testing everything I had with the 25/06, mu best 250 yard group..

    "I hate to admit it, but the 45/70 with 400 grain JBSP's at 1900 fps, gave me a pounding." That is a high speed freight train !!

    2:30 AM.You are getting up about the time I go to bed sometimes.

    Yata hey
    You assked me once, how I managed to farm, photograph, build and hunt....that's the answer, no sleep

    This week, I'll be working loads up on the 735 CBB.
    That 600 grain slug really is a freight train. One should alway use enough gun.:what:

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    peter nap wrote:
    This week, I'll be working loads up on the 735 CBB.
    That 600 grain slug really is a freight train. One should alway use enough gun.:what:
    Take both hands to load that darn thing.

    What do you shoot with a 600 grain, excepting the category "anything I want?" How many feet per do you push that thing and who's shoulder do you use when sighting in?

    I have referred to .22 mag derringer as my fly shooter - more sporting to shoot them on the wing, don't you know.

    Yata hey

    You will not rise to the occasion; you will fall back on your level of training. Archilochus, 650 BC

    Old and treacherous will beat young and skilled every time. Yata hey.

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    600 GR? That's only slightly "smaller" than the rounds shot from the Browning .50 cal machine gun. THAT is quite a round.

    What do you shoot with that? Aircraft, Elephants or bad guys trying to usethe engine block of an F-350 for "cover"...


    "If I know that I am headed for a fight, I want something larger with more power, preferably crew-served.
    However, like most of us, as I go through my daily life, I carry something a bit more compact, with a lot less power."
    (unknown 'gun~writer')

    Remington 1911 R1 (Back to Basics)
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    "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." ~Thomas Jefferson
    (Borrowed from "The Perfect Day" by LTC Dave Grossman)

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    MSC 45ACP wrote:
    600 GR? That's only slightly "smaller" than the rounds shot from the Browning .50 cal machine gun. THAT is quite a round.

    What do you shoot with that? Aircraft, Elephants or bad guys trying to usethe engine block of an F-350 for "cover"...

    Don't know yet. I just built it.

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    OK... so BFR isn't BigFreakinRifle... its BigFreakinRevolver...
    "If I know that I am headed for a fight, I want something larger with more power, preferably crew-served.
    However, like most of us, as I go through my daily life, I carry something a bit more compact, with a lot less power."
    (unknown 'gun~writer')

    Remington 1911 R1 (Back to Basics)
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    "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." ~Thomas Jefferson
    (Borrowed from "The Perfect Day" by LTC Dave Grossman)

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