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Old 04-14-2014, 03:01 AM   #1
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Old 04-14-2014, 03:25 AM   #2
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That sounds like a lot of fun just the shooting itself. But getting to do that with your Grandson is awesome.
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Good for you. It is fun, isn't it?

WAAAAY back in the day when I was shooting rimfire silhouette with the Contender, I also used sight adjustments. Those blasted turkeys (and rams) were hard enough to hit without trying to factor in hold over. A quality sight with repeatable adjustments was the only way to go. Still is, I assume.
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I put a sticker on gun with sight adj and 1 in ammo box as a back up .
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I still use stickers on some of my guns with sight adjustment info after all these years.
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Nice! Good tip
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That sounds like fun. I've shot high-powered rifle matches with mil-surp rifles and can't come anywhere near what some of the guys with custom rifles do. So even though everyone shoots against everyone us mil-surpers tend to stick together and compare our scores.
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It is fun 303! Challenging, but fun. I know I'm never going to be competitive with the guys who are classified as Masters. I just shoot it because it IS fun and I compete against my own past scores. I have my sight adjustments written down and keep them on the bench next to where I shoot. What gets confusing for an old fart like me, is that you never know for sure where you are going to start. My first relay might start with chickens @ 40m or turkeys @ 75m. You just have to keep straight what range you're sighted for, make the appropriate adjustments, and then remember to change the settings when you move to the next set of animals. I try to remember to readjust back to 40m when I'm through shooting the match. It's always a thrill when you fire and watch a silhouette fall. It's kind of like organized plinking.
We have cowboy shooting at our range but its not like this. I wish it was.
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I bought my grandson our first Henry because he really wanted to try this. After his first match, he started bugging me to buy a rifle too. He didn't have to cajole me too much! Heck... who really needs an excuse to buy another gun? I bought the Frontier because I wanted the heavier barrel and longer sight radius. It shoots pretty darn good - better than I do I'm sure. The trigger could be lighter, but it's not too bad, and it breaks cleanly. His rifle's trigger is much heavier and is a detriment to his shooting. This week we are taking it to my gunsmith in SE Kansas. He will work his magic on it and I'll wish I would have had mine done also. A good friend lives nearby and has his own shooting range for rimfires. He has metallic silhouettes at 50, 75, 100, 125, 150, 175, 200 and 230 yds. He also made up his own falling plate rack and several spinners. If you've ever watched Hickok45 videos, you will have a good idea what his range looks like. The gunsmith usually joins us with his full custom 10-22s and custom Ruger 77 .22. These guys shoot centerfire F-Class matches at 600 and 1,000 yards. They are really good with the .22 rifles and are serious about it.

We plan to spend all day Saturday shooting .22s and .17 HMRs. It's great fun, and afterwards we have been known to enjoy an adult beverage and tell tales of the old days.
The Henry triggers are easy to work on. No need to do anything to the sear. Just take one turn out of the spring and it will bring it down to 2 1/2 to 3 pounds.
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That's good to know! The grandson's rifle has a 7-8 pound pull, but virtually no take-up and in breaks clean. Mine is probably more like 4.5 pounds and I can live with that. (But I sure would like a 2.5-3 lb pull. Guess I'll have to try it. I've never even had the covers off the Henrys' receivers.
These videos are good ones and easy to follow.

http://www.henryrifles.com/henry-ins...del-h001-22lr/
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geez all that sounds like a blast....trouble here is that everything like that is too far away from me. not as much fun stuff where I am, but no crowds either...
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we have a really good outdoor range here in town. decent indoor range is about the same as you....60 miles or so, and it's south. i way prefer to go north. hahahaha. there are plenty of places to shoot up north at camp.....just not organized but fun still.
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I'd like to get involved in IPSC, but I think I'm too old and slow.
I know the feeling. Seems like my reflexes have gone south, but the rest of me is still stuck, up here, in the frozen tundra.
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I know the feeling. Seems like my reflexes have gone south, but the rest of me is still stuck, up here, in the frozen tundra.
I feel like a young man trapped in an old man's body.
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