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cbaker65

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A new range bag from Red Rock outdoors, split 1000rds of Aguila SuperExtra 40gr .22LR with a friend, some carabiners and straps for hanging steel targets, a Bog Pod XSR shooting rest that will be modded with an arca swiss mount, a couple new ball head tripods, two 50mm arca swiss mounting plates, and a Sig Sauer Kilo 1200 laser range finder.

And finally, my camera gear was decent, 10+ years ago. Trying to film bullet impacts on steel really shows the short comings in zoom range these days, so I ordered a new Panasonic Lumix (my old one has been fantastic!) FZ80 mainly for shooting video while at our private ranges. 60x optical zoom, or 20-1200mm in camera gear head terms. Should be here Friday, so I'll get to test it out on Saturday.
When I went down to my sister house a few months back to help her out ,an clean her yard up ,she had a target made of
metal ,her husband had made it at work ,it was made out of rebarb ,free standing with a pipe at the top an it free spun
around on the rebarb with another plate hanging rod & plate down off the pipe ,so every time you hit it ,the plate
would spin ,it had bullet holes in the plate from shooting it!
Her husband passed away ,but that day when I pulled it out of the weeds ,her eye's just lit up!...:cool:
 

HPIguy

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Steel is fun because there's no doubt if you hit or not, and no need to go change targets. Just put a fresh coat of marker paint over the steel at the start of the day so you can spot your impacts. You have to buy good steel to stand up to high powered stuff, and even then, it has to be XXX yards away for certain calibers. All our steel is AR500 in various thicknesses from reputable manufacturers. For high powered centerfire rifle stuff, we can't shoot it closer than 100yds with 5.56, 200yds with .308, and 300yds with the .300 win. mag. And that's all calculated by the amount of energy the round still has at that range.
 

cbaker65

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Steel is fun because there's no doubt if you hit or not, and no need to go change targets. Just put a fresh coat of marker paint over the steel at the start of the day so you can spot your impacts. You have to buy good steel to stand up to high powered stuff, and even then, it has to be XXX yards away for certain calibers. All our steel is AR500 in various thicknesses from reputable manufacturers. For high powered centerfire rifle stuff, we can't shoot it closer than 100yds with 5.56, 200yds with .308, and 300yds with the .300 win. mag. And that's all calculated by the amount of energy the round still has at that range.
They have various guns ,from those assault looking AR's that shoot the 22 rounds ,revolvers & auto's ,shot guns an a
military in field rifles ,not sure what all of them are ,she also toted a auto of some sort in her purse!
They had six kids ,all girls ,they are all grown up now an out living on their own ,but they all knew how to handle
a weapon before 10 years old!....LOL
That was one of their family pass times ,was to go out an target shoot!
 

HPIguy

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Yep, that's what got me into it at a very young age. One of my Grandfathers was a gunsmith on the side, and both sides of my whole family enjoyed shooting, hunting, etc. Target shooting and marksmanship is probably the only hobby I've always stuck with, while others come and go. I enjoy the challenge of it, and the fact that the focus and concentration it takes makes me forget about other things going on in my day to day life, even for a little while.
 

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Too much rain and lightning for R/C here in Florida so more range time equals more ammo purchases. Also bought 8 Glock 23 mags so I don’t reload at the range.

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olds97_lss

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Ugh... I have issues. Just ordered a set of Thunder Tiger MT4 tires/wheels for my ERBEv2. Didn't want the traxxas ones, hate their bead style. Found some guy who loved the mt4 tires on his revo and they fit well without rubbing. I just hope they aren't as heavy as the trencher 3.8's I have sitting here that I'm fighting with myself to not put on.

That's 2 purchases in 2 days on stuff I don't have a lot of info about. Yesterday's was for titanium towers for my outcast from a guy on ebay in Russia.

I need to get off the internet!
 

marauder

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Already mentioned the purchase. But, the BATFE is on point these days. Efile form 1, submitted 7/18/19, approved today. :thumbs-up:


Nice!

Picked up a couple Garrett Industries holsters for our .44 and .357 snubbies. They’re a kydex and leather lined hybrid holster.
 

hamz9561

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Picked up a new external dock for my laptop. Now I can leave my external drive plugged in when I need to drag my laptop somewhere...
 

olds97_lss

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Shock shafts for my 21TM revo, snapped one today.
Front/rear diffs and bulkheads for my ERBEv2. Got a noise while out bashing, but I don't have any spare "v2" parts for the diffs. Figured I should get them on hand before I crack it open to see what's going on. May just need oil/cups/grease/bearings. Figured it can't hurt to have spares of the diffs/bulkheads on hand for it as it's been a blast to drive.

From my previous post, the Thunder Tiger MT4 tires/wheels were not a direct fit. They are 1oz lighter than the trencher 3.8's, the same height, a bit narrower but the tamiya keyed hex has different spacing than traxxas uses. Guessing to avoid a lawsuit... so I spent an hour with an exacto knife cutting the hex's to fit, then balanced them (had to use 1/8th oz lead, in addition to lead tape, they were pretty far off), two wraps of 300lb kevlar string and ran it today for 2 hard packs worth. They did really well. Stiffer rubber compound than the trenchers, but they added just enough rotational mass to make flips a bit more possible (which are really hard to do with my v2) and they cushion the landings some.


Can see the tires running here:
https://www.rctalk.com/forum/threads/bash-from-2019-08-10-erbev2-and-os21tm-revo-at-the-bmx-track-and-skate-park.126617/
 
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