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Old September 11, 2012, 07:21 PM   #1
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.357 Revolver at 100 yards



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Old September 11, 2012, 07:41 PM   #2
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Nice shooting. I have been wanting to give that a try but haven't gotten around to it.

What load were you shooting? From what position? I was thinking about doing it old Elmer Keith style.
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Old September 12, 2012, 07:14 AM   #3
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Where's the 6th shot?
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Old September 12, 2012, 04:11 PM   #4
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Definitely nice shooting.
When I was a kid, my shooting pals and I used to try to outdo one another, hitting water bottles at 100 yds, with our .357 and .44 magnums.
One fellow could do it with his .380, but only when he laid down on the bench and turned himself into a rifle.
It would be fun to try it nowadays, but the local range disallows handguns on the 100 yd range, thanks to some dummies missing the backstop, and sending rounds out of the park.
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Old September 12, 2012, 04:25 PM   #5
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Hey Bushmaster, I'm proud of you and with an old gun to boot, nothing says success like doing what most people wont try and doing it with a gun asome people would be afraid to shoot at any distance. The rest of you quit wishing and get doing, we need more 100 yard shooters, it is good for the soul the ego and the sport.
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Old September 12, 2012, 06:18 PM   #6
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Off-hand one hand, excellent. Standing two hand, very good. Off a bench, average.

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Old September 12, 2012, 08:27 PM   #7
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Off-hand one hand, excellent. Standing two hand, very good. Off a bench, average.

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Hey Jim, can you show us a sample of what you mean.
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Old September 12, 2012, 08:34 PM   #8
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Off-hand one hand, excellent. Standing two hand, very good. Off a bench, average.

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Wow. At 100 yards I am happy to hit all shots on that size paper with my 29-2 8 3/8 incher. Benched. The sight covers the whole thing at that distance. or so it seems, awfully blurry!
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Old September 12, 2012, 08:38 PM   #9
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Off-hand one hand, excellent. Standing two hand, very good. Off a bench, average.
Strong words. I'll just say you seem better than me and I have killed deer at that range!

Super nice gun you have there! Love the T grip!
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Old September 13, 2012, 04:25 PM   #10
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nice shooting
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Old September 13, 2012, 05:57 PM   #11
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I can't do it today, but at one time I was able to keep most of my shots in about 6" at 100 standing, one hand. Most target shooters can do that well if they want to win any matches; it is just that they rarely try because they don't shoot over 50 yards.

Off a rest, I could usually keep them in 3" with a Highway Patrolman. The best 100 yard 5-shot group with a revolver I ever saw was 1 1/2 inches, but I didn't shoot it; it was done by a friend off a rest, with a Model 27 8 3/8" barrel with a scope.

But at a year under the big eight-aught, I don't do that well any more. Age does catch up with us all.

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Old September 14, 2012, 05:25 PM   #12
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Where's the 6th shot?
Only took 5 shots.

1 to see if I was on paper then I reloaded with four rounds
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Old September 17, 2012, 11:20 AM   #13
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NICE!

That is some sick shooting. Dont think I could do the same myself.
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Old September 17, 2012, 12:27 PM   #14
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Looks like my 25yd target.
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Old September 17, 2012, 04:31 PM   #15
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I think the people who say it can't be done can't do it. I think people who think it can't be done, can't do it.

"Not think, do!"- Master Yoda.
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Old September 17, 2012, 05:13 PM   #16
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willing to bet

That's about an 8 inch group.

I would settle for that off a bench.
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Old September 17, 2012, 08:10 PM   #17
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Darn fine shooting.

Any relation to Elmer Keith?
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Old September 17, 2012, 08:49 PM   #18
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Bushmaster that's a S&W. There should be at least two more chambers bored true. It was in an article about when a six gun is really six guns. It does eliminate a variable, if you can use the same chamber. Nice shootin'!
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Old September 18, 2012, 11:44 AM   #19
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That's a nice piece of shooting there. I'll have to try it someday.
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Old September 18, 2012, 08:33 PM   #20
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The side to side spread was 2.5"

I will try to squeeze out a closer vertical spread if I can.

Maybe it will help if I support the frame in addition to my hand
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Old September 20, 2012, 09:12 AM   #21
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Put it on video, then I will be a believer.

TBS, I can do that with my SW 638 at 50y.
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Old September 20, 2012, 07:49 PM   #22
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Put it on video, then I will be a believer.
It is real, even though I have no video.
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Old September 20, 2012, 08:46 PM   #23
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I can believe it. here are a few of my 100 yard targets and they are just field guns not match guns except for the 45 and the match part of it was shot out a couple of hundred thousand rounds ago.

First up is S&W M58 41 magnum with a 5"x7" group



Next up is an old Ruger Super Blackhawk with quite a few thousand rounds through it, some 44 special but the majority full load magnums. This is a 5"x6" group with full power loads I use for deer hunting.



Last but not least is my 1911A1 NM 45 with a 3"x5" and the only reason it is 5" is a self caused flyer that stopped it from being a 3"x3" group.



Didn't shoot .357 that day but I will. Its an old Dan Wesson and by old I mean back in the early 70's about the same time as my 45 was made. So yeah I believe his targets, I know what the guns can do if the shooter does his part. There is no magic, just plain old fashioned application of basic marksmanship with a touch more concentration thrown in.
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Old September 21, 2012, 12:54 AM   #24
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A 100?

Shooting at 50y with my 1-7/8" snubby, I could barely fit the target (B27) in the front site.

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Old September 21, 2012, 01:11 AM   #25
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.357 magnum is a helluva round.
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