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Old July 12, 2013, 05:27 PM   #1
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Colt Navy Target

I was going to spend some time with it. Had a nice shady spot to load in. Was going to compare Swiss 2F and 3F to Pyodex and round balls and conicals. But after six shots and seven out of the Sharp's, well just stick a fork in me cause I'm done.

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Old July 12, 2013, 06:04 PM   #2
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Nice looking set.




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Old July 12, 2013, 06:19 PM   #3
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Good shootin Hawg. Not a bad thing to quit while you're ahead.
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Old July 12, 2013, 06:33 PM   #4
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It was just too hot.
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Old July 12, 2013, 08:54 PM   #5
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Nice target Hawg! I can see why you quit while you were ahead. Lot to be said about sittin' in the shade of a tree, sippin on a cold ice tea or such and just "planning' what you're gonna do with it cools down.

Love the Navy by the way . . .. but then I love all '51 Navies.
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Old July 14, 2013, 05:43 PM   #6
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OK Hawg,
How far away was ya and what was the load that made such a purdy targret?
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Old July 14, 2013, 06:33 PM   #7
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OOPS! I thought I said. 25 yards offhand, 25 grains of Swiss 3F and a .375 round ball.
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Old July 15, 2013, 09:23 AM   #8
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I'm not so sure I could do that from a sandbag rest. That's the kind of accuracy that got Hickock's reputation off to a good start. You had ort to scribble all that data and the date onto the target and frame it. (And any witnesses oughta sign it too)
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Old July 15, 2013, 12:01 PM   #9
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I think Hickok was a lot better. I do better on inanimate objects or at least I think I do. I abhor shooting paper. No witnesses, I always shoot alone.
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Old July 15, 2013, 04:42 PM   #10
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Hawg,
You said: "I always shoot alone."
I often do because I actually find it meditative and peaceful.
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Old July 15, 2013, 04:49 PM   #11
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I like being by myself but a little competition now and then would be nice but there's nobody around here to shoot with, especially bp.
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Old July 15, 2013, 04:49 PM   #12
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Good pistol, good shootin and good guy pullin the trigger.

Well done!



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Old July 15, 2013, 04:50 PM   #13
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Thanks Birch but I bet a lot would disagree with the last statement.
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Old July 15, 2013, 06:15 PM   #14
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Not me. I second the motion.


Are you sure you weren't shooting an ROA?
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Old July 15, 2013, 06:23 PM   #15
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Quote:
Are you sure you weren't shooting an ROA?
Holes are too small.
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Old July 15, 2013, 08:09 PM   #16
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Hawg, Eehhhh...

... so what. At least you have an opinion! I like a guy who has an opinion and is not afraid to say what he believes in, whether I agree or not. I've learned multitudes in my life from listening to others opinions. Made me think about things from a different perspective. Food for thought.

Also learned things from those I thought barely had two brain cells (not you), from just listening. Whether you know it or not, you've helped me quite a bit since I've been here. Always good advice and straight answers. You have great knowledge in areas I do not.

Rock on Hawg,



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Old July 15, 2013, 10:39 PM   #17
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Thanks Birch.
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