NTAM, first shoot for 2008

NTAM, first shoot for 2008

Joined: February 11th, 2007, 10:27 pm

April 28th, 2008, 2:43 am #1


The venue was Casey's folks ranch near Decatur Texas, the most amazing place and I think ranks
right up there with Lively Ranch.
The weather was perfect (a bit breezy but not bad) We had a good turn out, but we missed Steve and Bryan. 

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David brought his excellent collection of targets and Casey's "Bottle Trap" provided hours of&nbsp;fun <IMG height=14 src="/images/wink.gif" width=14>
The Dragon slayers were devastating in both sound and&nbsp;energy&nbsp;on impact. Their slugs just
slammed&nbsp;right through any of the back stops we had out there&nbsp;..... and of&nbsp;course we could not shoot them at most of the targets.
We had 28 riles to play with and&nbsp;although I did not get to shoot a lot of them, the ones I did&nbsp;try
were really nice. Here's some that were not being used at the time:

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Here's the view of the targets.... nice collection and good spread.
The 850's stood their&nbsp;own against any and all of the guns&nbsp;there, impressing everyone.
I think Casey will soon add one to his growing collection.
The&nbsp;177 on HPA was a treat and everyone&nbsp;tried it out. It hit everything you pointed it at out to&nbsp;65 yards.
The breezy day made it a bit of a challenge for the 177's beyond that range.

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Thanks to Casey and his Mom for a wonderful day <IMG height=14 src="/images/wink.gif" width=14>

Here's a group shot:

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Joined: March 19th, 2006, 8:49 am

April 28th, 2008, 4:01 pm #2

I count 8 guys 17 guns with a Dragon Slayer 50. Now that looks like a goodtime in my book.






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Joined: February 11th, 2007, 10:27 pm

April 28th, 2008, 4:46 pm #3


Yeah, and thats just the ones that were either not in use at that time or not packed out because the racks were full.&nbsp;
The rifle that&nbsp;I was the most impressed by was a B51 tuned and prepared by "Big Ed", I have shot a
few B50's but&nbsp;Dan's B51 was in a whole different league. It is running the&nbsp;Big&nbsp;Ed low pressure setup,&nbsp;
truly a pleasure to shoot, dead quite and deadly accurate too. Well worth what&nbsp;Ed charges for them.
I&nbsp; also really like Joel's TX with&nbsp;all the custom&nbsp;"stuff" on it, from stock to crown it's a winner.
there were 3 850's there too, My HPA'ed 177&nbsp;(Grey stock) and&nbsp;.22 (stock condition) as well as John's
brand new 177 with spring mod. They hit pretty much everything they were pointed at.
Another Tune that truly impressed me was the job that John&nbsp;has done on his B26, that&nbsp;thing is smoother and&nbsp;
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I also shot Dan's Carreer (a rare one in 177) it shoot very hard and very straight and feels just like the 850.
Same trigger and hold... very nice gun to shoot.
It was a really nice day.
Roald.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;


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Joined: March 19th, 2007, 4:58 am

April 29th, 2008, 1:25 am #4

to get to play on the computer at work Roald. Was a very fun day getting burnt to a crisp and seeing all them guns. Hmmm guess who needs a Co2 botle? What was it 62 bucks? Hmmmm I guess I need to go to lucky 7 again and get some gauges to make some refill cans..... the madness never ends. Also decided to start stashing funds away for a Disco Duck then the sumatra..... and while I am at it I might as well go ahead and drop the duckets on a new ride...hmmm a Mercialago should do nicely. By the way, Ok. state patrol are really nice fellows they let me pass them doing 85..... and the answer to your next question is no hehe Hmm and my next question is was it quieter or not?

John

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Joined: February 11th, 2007, 10:27 pm

April 29th, 2008, 2:28 am #5


Lucky fella you are man.... answer to question.... different sound, more muffled, but not really quieter. I think it just needs 2 more inches so there is more perforated tube.
I'm starting a fresh one in aluminum Wednesday (got to mow the lawn tomorrow)
If it works out well (it will) it's yours.
Roald.


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Joined: January 15th, 2006, 11:30 pm

May 17th, 2008, 7:44 pm #6

The venue was Casey's folks ranch near Decatur Texas, the most amazing place and I think ranks
right up there with Lively Ranch.
The weather was perfect (a bit breezy but not bad)&nbsp;We had a good turn out, but we missed Steve&nbsp;and Bryan.&nbsp;

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David brought his excellent collection of targets and Casey's "Bottle Trap" provided hours of&nbsp;fun <IMG height=14 src="/images/wink.gif" width=14>
The Dragon slayers were devastating in both sound and&nbsp;energy&nbsp;on impact. Their slugs just
slammed&nbsp;right through any of the back stops we had out there&nbsp;..... and of&nbsp;course we could not shoot them at most of the targets.
We had 28 riles to play with and&nbsp;although I did not get to shoot a lot of them, the ones I did&nbsp;try
were really nice. Here's some that were not being used at the time:

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Here's the view of the targets.... nice collection and good spread.
The 850's stood their&nbsp;own against any and all of the guns&nbsp;there, impressing everyone.
I think Casey will soon add one to his growing collection.
The&nbsp;177 on HPA was a treat and everyone&nbsp;tried it out. It hit everything you pointed it at out to&nbsp;65 yards.
The breezy day made it a bit of a challenge for the 177's beyond that range.

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Thanks to Casey and his Mom for a wonderful day <IMG height=14 src="/images/wink.gif" width=14>

Here's a group shot:

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Just finished doing some cool little mods to a couple of my guns and need to wack the cr@p out of some long distance targets:)

Dan

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Joined: February 11th, 2007, 10:27 pm

May 17th, 2008, 10:51 pm #7


Hey Dan! good call, I'm going up to&nbsp;John's place next&nbsp;Saturday. You should come too.
We can go check out the new shooting range property and maybe take it for a test drive?

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Joined: January 15th, 2006, 11:30 pm

May 18th, 2008, 3:25 pm #8

That doesn't sound like a bad idea at all. You mean this coming weekend the 24th-25th, or THIS weekend as in today and yesterday....oops, I may have already missed the bus:(

If it's next weekend I will see what my wifes schedule looks like. I would rather not chase my 3 kids around while trying to shoot:)

Dan

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Joined: February 11th, 2007, 10:27 pm

May 19th, 2008, 1:06 am #9


Yes, next weekend..... It'll be fun, I'm going up on Friday night, we'll grill some steaks and talk shooting till it's time to get up
C'mon up man, it'll be great.
Roald.


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Joined: February 9th, 2008, 2:02 am

May 19th, 2008, 3:19 am #10

give me a call and will put some pellets down range got bout 4 years till i can drive by my self and youll be sean me

and if u love stake like i do then u nead to come to the town bar its the best in fact it might be wourth the drive just for the meat

GJ

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