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Posted: December 09 2017 at 2:36pm | IP Logged Quote Old Ranger

In fact my mustache keeps a close watch on my moral
compass as well. A few years ago I was tempted by Darth
and the boys to go over to the dark side. Hey, they were
offering cookies. Hard to turn em down but since my
mustache threatened to leave my face and take my eyebrows
with it well I had no choice. I didn't want to have no
eyebrows like Whoopie Goldberg!
Told Darth to forget it. Besides, he didn't have
sugarless anyway.

Edited by Old Ranger on December 09 2017 at 5:36pm


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Posted: December 10 2017 at 10:55pm | IP Logged Quote Old Ranger

Ya know, to be perfectly honest, I really dig the mil-dot
scopes and can use them quite well when they're not
falling off my weapons or being given to whiners who
"need" scopes to shoot.

Today, I went out with my trusty M92 357 20" octagonal
and went nuts at 75m standing. Was one round short of 30
when I started. And just like that Gordon Lightfoot song,
the [church] bell rang 29 times for each man on the
Edmond Fitzgerald. Cool tune and that 10" iron
square was a snap to smack. Those old style buckhorns and
gold bead are a deadly combination in that levergun...
Not that good yet with the M4. Still feels a might odd to
me. A little flimsy in my mind.

Speaking about mustaches and stuff. My famous quote
"Putting a scope on a levergun is like drawing a mustache
on the Mona Lisa." sure stirred up some ole boys at
another site some years back. That bunch wanted to lynch
me. They had no sense of humor.

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Posted: December 10 2017 at 11:03pm | IP Logged Quote Atavist

My new M92 357 is definitely one of my favorite rifles... Definitely changed my "you only get one, of each" choice... now I'd grab my M92 and the wifes sp101... Have only had the M92 to the range once and went to the pistol range to see how she chrono's my standard loads... but off hand at 25yrds on 4" desert plates I'd have try really hard to miss. Look forward to stretching her legs and seeing how she runs at longer distances.

Wade, since it's such a similar gun I'm interested what load you are running?

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Posted: December 13 2017 at 12:34pm | IP Logged Quote LAH

Wade like you I really enjoy shooting iron sights. I'm a
scope user for sure but the irons are more enjoyable.

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Posted: December 13 2017 at 4:11pm | IP Logged Quote Old Ranger

Lynn, I'd probably use scopes more if the didn't break,
fall off the weapon, or "needy" people wouldn't act all
pitiful and my giving them away.

Was out yesterday with the AR15 with irons on top at 150m
[max range at my place] hunkered down in the prone with a
20rd mag of 62gr Bolshevik firecrackers, commonly known
as Russian steel cased rounds. Did pretty good too, got
20 for 20 on the 10in by 10in iron plate. I could hear
Matthew Quigley in the background chuckling saying
"That's the way to do it son."
We share similar mustaches after all.

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Posted: January 08 2018 at 9:51am | IP Logged Quote Old Ranger

On the 6th, being a semi-warm day, I ventured out to the
100m bench with the 4x-12x Redfield on top of the AR.
Hunkered down and shot some Russian Rustys at the plate.
I was all over the place. Kept a close eye on the base
mount too.

Thinking it might be an ammo thing, I did a quick bore
cleaning and loaded up with some loads with Hornady 55gr
SPBT and RX7. Group shrank but still stunk. Went back
inside and once again re-mounted the carry handle sight.
Got more ammo and went out again.

Fresh paint on the plate equates to a change of target.
Fired 15 of the Russian Rustys and 15 of my varmint
zappers and walked to the plate [need the excersise]. 30
rounds from two loads gave a modest 3" peppering of the
plate. I shrugged and put up a "fresh target" with the
Rustolium "Target in a rattle can".

The curse continues. And with the outrageous prices
charged for "quality" glass I absolutely refuse to pay
the over inflated prices. I figured it counterproductive
to spend twice or even three times the cost of the weapon
for a stinking scope! I refuse to be held up for "Reticle
Ransom"! No more....

Yesterday, my birthday (big whoop) was raining. Today's
to be great with 65 and full sunshine. I'll be out with
my .50 Hawken booming away with patched round ball and
bloody iron sights! Hoo-ah!
I figured in order to avoid the curse is to leave the
bloody glass off the weapon! Better used aboard my pirate
ship, the topsail schooner known throughout the Caribbean
as the dreaded and feared "Old Iron Sights"! Arrrr!



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Posted: January 08 2018 at 10:01am | IP Logged Quote KinleyWater



Old Iron Sights - I like it

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Posted: January 08 2018 at 10:39am | IP Logged Quote Rex

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Wade!!

This one makes you about 29 doesn't it?
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Well if it wasn't so cold here I might try the witch doctor dance to lift the curse but I can't find my spear and loin cloth.
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Posted: January 08 2018 at 3:23pm | IP Logged Quote Old Ranger

Yeah Rex, I'm 29. Um... Yeah! That's right. Uh uh, 29
...

Ahhh, the big 50 was a blast! Pun intended.
Quick zero at 12m then 50m for a few "sight check, then
settled down for some 100m work.
Drunk Neighbor still has my volumetric BP powder measure,
so I used an old .45-70 case to measure the APP 2F BP
substitute. Like aquarium gravel, but burns unbelievably
clean. 5 shots at 100m with 5 hits in a 3 1/2" spread.
Ain't complaining.

Chock up another grand performance for Old Iron Sights
and her crew of misfits manning the guns. Arrrrr!

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Posted: January 08 2018 at 8:16pm | IP Logged Quote hdwhit

Iron sights work. No batteries. No fogging. No haze. Just put post one in ring two with Mark I eyeball and squeeze the trigger. It's the way I was taught and is probably why I can't seem to let go of it being the way that feels right.
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Posted: January 09 2018 at 6:14am | IP Logged Quote Old Ranger

Quite right Hugh

Hunted by horseback for nearly a decade at least once a
week on the rez in S.Dakota with a 1903A3 kept in an old
U.S. Cavalry M1 scabbed. I don't think a scope would last
in such rugged conditions as my rifle wasn't babied in a
case and rode in a safe vehicle. So since every scope
fails on my 223 and the iron sights do not, shucks,
that's a no-brainer!

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