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108 yds with iron sights #201802 09/06/2019 4:07 PM
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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!







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Re: 108 yds with iron sights [Re: sixshot] #201803 09/06/2019 4:23 PM
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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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Re: 108 yds with iron sights [Re: 45MAN] #201805 09/06/2019 6:30 PM
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you always do it in style but a nickel Redhawk,,
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Re: 108 yds with iron sights [Re: jamesfromjersey] #201806 09/06/2019 7:13 PM
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Great shooting, Dick!!


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Re: 108 yds with iron sights [Re: Whitworth] #201807 09/06/2019 7:46 PM
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Nice shooting!

Re: 108 yds with iron sights [Re: Mark Hampton] #201808 09/06/2019 8:23 PM
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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!

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Re: 108 yds with iron sights [Re: sixshot] #201823 09/07/2019 4:16 AM
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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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Re: 108 yds with iron sights [Re: KRal] #201824 09/07/2019 4:33 AM
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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

Re: 108 yds with iron sights [Re: sixshot] #201825 09/07/2019 4:43 AM
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Wow, awesome shooting!

Re: 108 yds with iron sights [Re: sixshot] #201827 09/07/2019 4:50 AM
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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


I love it!


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Re: 108 yds with iron sights [Re: KRal] #201828 09/07/2019 5:25 AM
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Hope you weren't wearing your Crocs, The bull @#$% gets deep quick in IDAHO!


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Re: 108 yds with iron sights [Re: junebug] #201830 09/07/2019 9:50 AM
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Did he tell you the second shot on that double tap brought down a CONDOR?

Re: 108 yds with iron sights [Re: dhom] #201840 09/08/2019 12:48 PM
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Nice shooting Dick!

I need to email Bob about getting me one of those DA FA's...

Re: 108 yds with iron sights [Re: SChunter] #201842 09/08/2019 1:29 PM
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Well done Sir. Isn't anything safe around you with those three guns!

That fellow sure had some special edition weaponry!

Re: 108 yds with iron sights [Re: Brenden] #202256 09/29/2019 10:21 PM
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One in every bunch.

Re: 108 yds with iron sights [Re: Mo_long_tom] #202270 09/30/2019 7:40 AM
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108 yds equals a 100 meter steel PIG in IHMSA silhouettes...

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Re: 108 yds with iron sights [Re: sw282] #202275 09/30/2019 9:38 AM
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nice


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