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Shooting with Grandpa

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by DickWanner, May 26, 2009.

  1. DickWanner

    DickWanner Banned

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    I spent this past weekend in Vermont for a family celebration for my Great Grandmother turning 100 last Wednesday. On Sunday morning I went with my Grandpa to the range to check out his stuff. He's mostly a hunter, but he does have some nice wheel guns an a 1911 competition rig.

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    Remington Model Seven in 300WSM with a Bushnell 4200 scope.


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    Remington 700 in 250 Savage


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    Remington 700 in 264 Win Mag with a Leupold LPS 14X50 scope. The eye relief on the scope was rediculous and I easily put two into the 10 ring @ 100 yards without really trying.


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    Ruger No. 1 in 9.3x74r. I shot three rounds through this and man was it a beast. I flinched hardcore on the second shot, but with iron sights I managed to get the first and third shots into the 9 ring @ 100yds.


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    Savage 99r in 300 Savage.


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    Vanguard VGL custom built in 6.5-06. I shot 5 rounds out of this and it had quite the punch to it.


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    S&W 610. I want to work with him to make up some nice hot loads for my G29/G20.


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    S&W Highway Patrolman


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    Grandpa in the front with the 6.5-06, Uncle in the back with the 250sav.


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    Grandpa with his .41mag, he was just shooting some light loads that day.


    I had a wicked fun time and it was interesting to shoot some stuff that I normally wouldn't touch otherwise. I only shot 10 rifle rounds from the bench, but it left me with more of a bruise than 15 3.5" supermags did at the Mansfield shoot. I had showed him and my uncle my collection Saturday and he told my mom that I was definitely "over-the-top". I took it as a compliment [rofl]
     
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    Cool post Bud. [grin]
     
  3. DickWanner

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    Maybe he'll let me go up to his cabin one of these days. The man's collection at one point was over 100, but now-a-days it's still at least into the 60s last I heard.
     
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    Grandpa has some nice stuff Nick! Sounds like you had a good weekend.[grin]
     
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    Nice post!![grin]
     
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    Some sweet guns. I like the stainless wheelgun the best. No bias here Nick.[smile]
     
  7. DickWanner

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    He had said about two years ago that he had been wanting to get a 10mm revolver for a long time. I guess when he found out I had a Glock in 10 mil he had to get one himself [wink]
     
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    Like the Colt [grin]
     
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    Cool post indeed.
     
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    There is no question that when he goes hunting that he kills whatever he shoots...even if he misses [shocked] those are some serious calibers!!

    It sounds like you had an awesome time! [cheers] It is always fun when you can spend time with your grandparents especially sharing such a great hobby!
     
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    Beautiful guns, and its cool to see you go shoot with your grandfather! I'd love to go with my grandpa, but I dont think he'd enjoy it much.... Thanks for sharing!
     
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    Nice iron. I've had interest in the 6.5-06 cartridge.
     
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    Nice post!!

    Grandfathers generally have the coolest stuff. My grand-dad had one of the early production Winchester Carbine M94's and I loved shooting that thing - it would hit a bottle cap at 50 yards.
     
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    Very very cool - thanks for sharing with us here.
     
  15. DickWanner

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    I told him that John from C&F was going water buffalo hunting with a 350gr 45-70 loaded to almost 2000fps and he said that it wasn't big enough to take down a buffalo 'cleanly' [rofl]

    If you need any info let me know and I'll try and find anything out.

    The best thing is that we're so obviously on the opposite end of the spectrum. I love tacti-cool semi-autos and he likes the single-shot hunting stuff. We both love to shoot the biggest F'in round we can find though [smile]
     
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