The I LOVE THIS GUN Thread

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by HiTechRedneck, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. ttpete

    ttpete Rectum Non Bustibus

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    Officers carried them. Serious officers carried a Garand. REMFS carried carbines and hogged all of the good combat boots and fighting knives until Patton put a stop to it by threatening to send anyone found with those items to the front line.
  2. theothersean

    theothersean dirty boy

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    for those on a budget that have to shoot at only paper targets here is a cheap way to make " shoot n see targets " rather than paying a buck a piece for them , and they are reusable .

    material list

    cardboard ( empty beer or soda box or anyother free cardboard you have laying around to recycle ) cut it into the shape you want , I make them into silloetts

    flouressent or white spray paint
    black spray paint
    clear packing tape

    instructions

    1 spray the cardboard with the bright colored paint and let it dry

    2 cover the whole thing with clear tape, over lap the seams slightly so that the 1st coat of paint is completely sealed

    3 spray the tape with the black paint and let dry

    4 shoot at it , your bullet holes will crack the tape revealing the colored bullet hole . to reuse , simply cover each hole with a piece of clear tape and respray it black , this can be done in the field .

    here are 2 , the black one was shot with 410 bird shot and the white one with pistol rounds . you can also play around with multi colors in the base layer , like adding red or pink to " vital " spots

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    for comparison there is a store bought "shoot -n -c " target stuck to the home made version
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    happy shooting
  3. HardCase

    HardCase winter is coming

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    You have some nice guns, FatChance! :thumb What's the lower one?

    Here's my 1885, a 45/70 BPCR acquired from a former client who owed me some $ and turned this over as part of his fee back around 1997. I've fired it a fair bit and it's a good shooter.

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  4. ttpete

    ttpete Rectum Non Bustibus

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    The stock comb is a bit low. OK for shooting off a bench, but too low to get a good cheek weld when shooting offhand or prone.
  5. FatChance

    FatChance Road Captain

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    It is a Sako Varmint model in .22-250. It is ridiculously accurate. When I was working up loads for it I was able to shoot flies on the target at 100 yards. It has accounted for many prairie dogs over the years.

    That is a beautiful 1885! Love those old classic designs.
  6. GoGo Gadget

    GoGo Gadget Long timer

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    Interesting. I wonder if that would work with a sheet of clear contact paper instead of packing tape. Easier and faster to put down vs strips of tape.
  7. theothersean

    theothersean dirty boy

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    I should think that contact paper would work too , I'm just too cheap to buy it , I haven't figured out how many large targets I get out of a roll of packing tape , but its for sure cheaper than the contact paper . Plus it is what I use to patch up the targets to reshoot .


    here are 2 with the holes taped over and resprayed black ready to shoot again
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    and the back , you can see the old holes

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    2 with the base paint and tape ready for top coat
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    2 ready to shoot after they dry

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  8. ttpete

    ttpete Rectum Non Bustibus

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    If you're going to paint it anyway, why not take a favorite target, cut it out, and glue it to a piece of hardboard. Cut that out, and use the outer part as a stencil you lay on a piece of paper, then spray paint on it to print any number of targets you want. Just buy a roll of heavy kraft paper to make the targets from.
  9. Hedge36

    Hedge36 My e-penis is huge.

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    I think I'd feel bad shooting the silhouettes of such deformed people :lol3
  10. ttpete

    ttpete Rectum Non Bustibus

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    People would get upset over the silhouettes I'd make to shoot at. Mostly stuff one would encounter on the streets of Detroit. :evil
  11. boxermoose

    boxermoose Now fully goosed

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  12. bgoodwin

    bgoodwin Got Parelli?

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    Picked up one of these a few days ago, damn fine shooting pistol.
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  13. gatling

    gatling Long timer

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    My latest book. That's my 1909 Mauser on the cover, and yes, the numbers all match...

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  14. ChopHawk

    ChopHawk Been here awhile

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    Thats my next 45. how do you like it. the guy had 2 in his store and 2 days later I went back, they both were sold. waiting on him to get some more.
  15. bgoodwin

    bgoodwin Got Parelli?

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    Always thought I'd like a 1911...I was right. First single action semi auto I've ever owned, very impressed with it so far.

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  16. EvilGenius

    EvilGenius 1.5 Finger Discount

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    Thanks!
  17. Medicine Creek

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  18. Medicine Creek

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    sweet. i dig the look of it.
  19. theothersean

    theothersean dirty boy

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    I have also experimented with using the brightly colored side of the cardboard like empty beer boxes and skipping the 1st paint step , only cover with tape and put the contrasting top coat . It works well as long as the under layer is a bright color . otherwise you are better to paint it .
  20. theothersean

    theothersean dirty boy

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    the idea is to put clear tape on the target and paint it, making a shoot n see target , the painted tape will crack when hit , revealing the different color underneath so you can see your shots easier .

    it is the cheaper home made version of these

    http://sport.birchwoodcasey.com/Tar...roductID=a62368d8-7fba-401f-8687-beb4f8980d48
    also this is a way to reuse cardboard laying around the house and not have to buy it to make the targets. May as well get a second use out of it before it gets discarded .