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GENERAL => A Day at the Range! => Topic started by: armoredman on December 01, 2009, 03:44:36 AM

Title: A new board?
Post by: armoredman on December 01, 2009, 03:44:36 AM
Yep! The Mrs wanted this, and I agree. We all love going to the range, and telling others about it, so here's a spot we can share range pics, stories, etc. Show off what your favorite range looks like, and tell us the good bad and ugly of range days.
Ready on the left, ready on the right, ready on the firing line, you may commence firing! ;D
Title: Re: A new board?
Post by: dleong on December 02, 2009, 11:27:26 PM
Oh, brudda. Just one more thing to haul to the range.

Guns... check
Ammo... check
Paper targets... check
Toilet paper... check
Camera... D'OH!

 ;D
Title: Re: A new board?
Post by: Mrs Armoredman on December 03, 2009, 12:21:27 AM
  Well at least you remembered the gun ammo. We left the camera at home when I got my PO1. Next time we will make a check list.
Title: Re: A new board?
Post by: czainsaw on February 02, 2011, 12:03:53 PM
Oh, brudda. Just one more thing to haul to the range.

Guns... check
Ammo... check
Paper targets... check
Toilet paper... check
Camera... D'OH!

 ;D

I don't see a reloading setup in there- for when leaving isn't an option...
I used to laugh when I saw people haul a press/powder measure/brass/bullets/powder and set it up at a nearby bench and start loading- but there have been times I've wanted to do the same.
Now that I think about it, those same peeps had cleaning equipment too. The list grows!  :o   That said they didn't have a camera, so you aren't alone  ;D
Title: Re: A new board?
Post by: Toxxyc on July 04, 2011, 07:57:36 AM
Cellphone always goes along, so I have at least a 5MP camera with me at all times (although it has a crappy lens, so pics and vids are just for quick viewing at the best of times).

But, taking your reloading equipment along is a very awesome experience. You can mix and match bullets, loads, primers and more on the go, and you don't have to go home, interpret the data you captured by shooting all your ammo and then reload as you see fit.  You load, shoot, and check.  Clean quickly, load, shoot and check.  This is done regularly by rifle shooters, but I must admit it isn't nearly as popular with the handgun-shooting populace.  I don't even have my gun yet, but I already know what loads, primers and bullets I'll use and what results I will get.  Luckily I have a friend who's father used to shoot 9mm P for ages before switching to .40, so he saved all the data for us to use! :D
Title: Re: A new board?
Post by: Yer on August 03, 2013, 12:19:29 PM
Great idea! I can try to figure out how to post my very first CZ group (yes I kept it)
Title: Re: A new board?
Post by: madagent21 on August 06, 2013, 05:33:09 PM
Luckily I have a friend who's father used to shoot 9mm P for ages before switching to .40, so he saved all the data for us to use! :D

Would you mind providing a list of the top three commercial brands (unless he loaded all of own bullets, than maybe just the no. 1 weight 115grn or 128grn etc.) that produced the tightest groups at lets say 15yds or 20yds for 9mm?

 
Title: Re: A new board?
Post by: bobanddog on August 28, 2013, 05:32:01 PM
Oh, brudda. Just one more thing to haul to the range.

Guns... check
Ammo... check
Paper targets... check
Toilet paper... check
Camera... D'OH!

 ;D

Never forget #4 on the list, used targets can be pretty coarse...
Title: Re: A new board?
Post by: AdamSmith22134 on November 07, 2013, 03:01:02 PM
Armoredman, can you post a list of instructions on how to scan a photo from our Pictures file on our PC's to this forum?

I would appreciate it.

I did not see any "buttons" for direct downloading anywhere last time I checked.
Title: Re: A new board?
Post by: jameslovesjammie on November 07, 2013, 03:33:21 PM
Armoredman, can you post a list of instructions on how to scan a photo from our Pictures file on our PC's to this forum?

I would appreciate it.

I did not see any "buttons" for direct downloading anywhere last time I checked.

There is no photo hosting option on the site.  All you have to do is setup and account with Photobucket or some other media hosting site.  Then you click one button to copy the location of THAT file and paste it over here.  It's actually easier than I just made it sound.
Title: Re: A new board?
Post by: armoredman on November 07, 2013, 03:59:33 PM
He's right - I use Photobucket for darn near everything.
Title: Re: A new board?
Post by: muggia59 on November 22, 2013, 03:48:01 PM
When I upgrade my phone (stone age flip phone that still works, haha (jokes on me)) , I will have my daughters show me how.
Title: Re: A new board?
Post by: Dimon666 on January 16, 2014, 03:00:00 AM
I don't have any pictures yet but here is a link to a promo video of my club. Great facility, 180* ballistic walls and a great filtration system.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QB9GpGN9Caw
Title: Re: A new board?
Post by: Dimon666 on January 17, 2014, 12:06:33 AM
I'm not sure what happens to the link but if you hit the empty space below my previous message the video just starts playing
Title: Re: A new board?
Post by: StogieRob on March 03, 2014, 09:32:54 AM
First time out with the model 70. So far, I approve of my purchase.  I think I like it even better that it's a relatively non-popular "mouse gun". My boys weren't enthralled...  The 12yr old like the full size 1911 in .22lr and the 19yr old was having waaaaay to much fun sending slugs through his new 12-gauge.  And I was the fool with the camera/phone so no one got a pict of me... Such is the way of the Parent...


CZ vz. 70...
Title: Re: A new board?
Post by: Sgt Cole on June 17, 2014, 11:11:40 AM
Is there a section on the forum where people can ask about ranges in their area or is this the appropriate forum here?  Looked around and didn't see anything specific.  I'm curious about others in my area who are CZ owners and where they shoot and shop, etc. :D

Thanks,
Sgt Cole
Title: Re: A new board?
Post by: mtanc on January 31, 2015, 10:04:42 AM
The range I use doesn't allow cameras.
Title: Re: A new board?
Post by: armoredman on March 10, 2015, 12:08:39 AM
You can start a thread here about ranges in your area if anyone here has info, no problem with that.

No pictures? that's a bummer.
Title: Re: A new board?
Post by: larryflew on March 10, 2015, 05:50:28 PM
Is there a section on the forum where people can ask about ranges in their area or is this the appropriate forum here?  Looked around and didn't see anything specific.  I'm curious about others in my area who are CZ owners and where they shoot and shop, etc. :D

Thanks,
Sgt Cole

a start http://wheretoshoot.org/index2.cfm
Title: Re: A new board?
Post by: larryflew on March 10, 2015, 05:52:42 PM
Luckily I have a friend who's father used to shoot 9mm P for ages before switching to .40, so he saved all the data for us to use! :D

Would you mind providing a list of the top three commercial brands (unless he loaded all of own bullets, than maybe just the no. 1 weight 115grn or 128grn etc.) that produced the tightest groups at lets say 15yds or 20yds for 9mm?

Kind of tough request to actually learn anything from since even almost identical guns can have a different "sweet spot" load wise.  Overall, CZ's are initially built to be using NATO ammo which in 9mm is 124 so it's a good starting point.
Title: Re: A new board?
Post by: DeltaGray on October 19, 2016, 11:43:04 PM
I must like this board "Day at the Range!" but am making a reply when I also read the "Mrs." comment and check list in the replies.  I had a great range day to exercise a P-07 (first time).  I did not take any of my cameras but I do make range notes regarding loads, distance to paper targets, positions used (relative to rifle).  Today was a CZ only day and I posted earlier comments today about a "No Problem day" at the range.
Title: Re: A new board?
Post by: dc581 on October 26, 2016, 06:31:15 PM
No pictures but I finally got a break from work and got to shoot my new 09, SP01 Tactical, 75BD Police, 75 Compact, and P01 for the first times! Not going to be long before I go back!
Title: Re: A new board?
Post by: TOMD461 on July 23, 2017, 03:25:27 AM
Too many pics but I have a range I developed on my 1100 acres here. I have a facebook link..https://web.facebook.com/SSAAINGLEWOODQ49/

I formed the Sporting Shooters Association of Australia (Inglewood Branch ) Inc back in 2002 and started with virgin scrub.
We have 4 ranges in the complex and shoot just about every discipline. 800 acres I lease to the club.

marked it out pre survey with a compass taped to a laser level and cut down every tree that the red light hit, so thick with pine take 2 steps and cut again, a few times I lifted my leg to get over a tree and near cut my  leg off.. luckily the oil and sawdust in the chain clogged the bleeding.
But over 1000 metres very close to the eventual survey.
Title: Re: A new board?
Post by: BionKiwi963 on February 01, 2018, 11:29:33 AM
I take pictures of my range targets. I record group size/elevation/windage measurements in a spreadsheet, so I can track my progress over time. I have a lot of room for improvement. I've noticed I'm slightly better at 7 yards with the P-01 than my P-09, probably because I like the trigger better. I'm better with the P-09 at 15 yards, probably because of the longer sight radius.

Here's a typical target board. The outside corners are at 7 yards, and the middle is at 15 yards. I number the groups 1 through 5 in order of (1) lower-left,(2) lower-right, (3) upper-left, (4) upper-right, and (5) middle. For each group I measure group size, elevation, and windage and record in my spreadsheet.
(http://i66.tinypic.com/2vxpnw6.jpg)

Here is a snapshot from my spreadsheet. Each 5-shot group is assigned a unique identifier. I can filter the data by firearm, date, distance, etc. The last 5 rows represent the data from the target board picture above.
(http://i65.tinypic.com/66kzrt.jpg)

Here's a graph of my 5-shot group size over the month of January at 7 yards (combined CZ P-01 & P-09).
(http://i64.tinypic.com/2uzuy5y.jpg)

Here's the graph at 15 yards (combined CZ P-01 & P-09)
(http://i64.tinypic.com/35hrbdt.jpg)

Just for fun, I've included my 5-shot group size over time for my Ruger LCR .38 Spl (at 7 yards). (Beware the Snubbie! :o)
(http://i64.tinypic.com/2e3n4zk.jpg)
Title: Re: A new board?
Post by: sparkyv on September 30, 2018, 09:08:10 PM
Oh, brudda. Just one more thing to haul to the range.

Guns... check
Ammo... check
Paper targets... check
Toilet paper... check
Camera... D'OH!

 ;D

GREAT List!  LOL. Here's mine:

F ireams
A mmo
R ests (bags)
T argets
S cope (spotting)

Most everything else stays in my range bag, and I rarely forget stuff at the range anymore. 8)