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#5406156 - 11/07/14 09:45 PM Went to the range for load testing and...
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While I was letting the barrel cool on my AR 6.5 CM which I was load testing I shot my LR CM and I noticed there was a lot of brass laying around. I saw some clean brass and checked it out....30-06. Then I wondered....I was shooting at 200 yards....hum...could I hit a 30-06 shell casing at two hundred yards. So I started thinking about how I could get it to stand up. I grabbed my stapler and walked down to the target area. I looked around to see if there was a way and noticed a shotgun shell wad laying on the ground. Long story short I stapled it to the plywood and set the 30-06 shell casing inside it. Worked perfectly! Went back to the bench and loaded my LR CM and took aim and fired...

Here's a couple of pics. The first is the rifle, bullet and the 30.06 brass, the second is a close up. Notice the dent in the neck...that's where I hit it. Thought it was kinda cool!






Edited by Deerhunter61 (11/07/14 09:47 PM)

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#5406190 - 11/07/14 10:15 PM Re: Went to the range for load testing and... [Re: Deerhunter61]
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Nice shooting....looks like you were testing your low light skills as well.
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#5406202 - 11/07/14 10:28 PM Re: Went to the range for load testing and... [Re: Deerhunter61]
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Very nice!!! Good shot
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#5406478 - 11/08/14 08:02 AM Re: Went to the range for load testing and... [Re: Deerhunter61]
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Thanks guys! I love shooting at dawn and dusk! It's just so quiet out there! I love the place! Very peaceful!

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#5406498 - 11/08/14 08:13 AM Re: Went to the range for load testing and... [Re: Deerhunter61]
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looks like a cool place see any deer or hogs to the left?


Edited by daniel1381 (11/08/14 08:13 AM)
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#5406512 - 11/08/14 08:17 AM Re: Went to the range for load testing and... [Re: Deerhunter61]
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You must have gotten bored with shooting tiny groups over and over!!! I love to do this while at the range, thumb tacks, flies, etc. I don't hit most of them but it breaks up the boredom !!!
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#5406630 - 11/08/14 09:23 AM Re: Went to the range for load testing and... [Re: Deerhunter61]
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That is shooting very small. Well done! up
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#5406998 - 11/08/14 02:04 PM Re: Went to the range for load testing and... [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: daniel1381
looks like a cool place see any deer or hogs to the left?


Didn't see any but did see deer and hog tracks when I walked down to put up targets.

Originally Posted By: Buzzsaw
You must have gotten bored with shooting tiny groups over and over!!! I love to do this while at the range, thumb tacks, flies, etc. I don't hit most of them but it breaks up the boredom !!!


Yep...sometimes you just gotta change things up a little!

Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
That is shooting very small. Well done! up


Thank you! I do appreciate it!

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#5407023 - 11/08/14 02:22 PM Re: Went to the range for load testing and... [Re: Deerhunter61]
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cheers

Nice shooting, and rifle.

Walter

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#5407034 - 11/08/14 02:31 PM Re: Went to the range for load testing and... [Re: Deerhunter61]
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Nicely done Mel!
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#5407516 - 11/08/14 07:53 PM Re: Went to the range for load testing and... [Re: Judd]
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Originally Posted By: wburke2010
cheers

Nice shooting, and rifle.

Walter


Thanks Walter!

Originally Posted By: Judd
Nicely done Mel!


Thanks Buddy!

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#5407998 - 11/09/14 04:20 AM Re: Went to the range for load testing and... [Re: Deerhunter61]
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Nice shooting! What's next, work on hitting the primer, or reseating a bullet?


Edited by jdk1985 (11/09/14 04:20 AM)

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#5410231 - 11/10/14 09:18 AM Re: Went to the range for load testing and... [Re: Deerhunter61]
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Very nice!!!

I tell people all the time. I am bored shooting at 100 yards. I only use it for conforming zero. All the fun happens out shooting further.

I did take down my target once by shooting the 4 pins holding my target in place at 100 yards. On the low right pin, I hit it slightly off center, and kind of stapled the pin in sideways to the board holding it up. The guy next to me said my target was falling down. I told him I know, I was shooting at the pins to take it down. He looked at me like, whooa!
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