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Last Weekend at Pitspitr's Playground
« on: March 13, 2023, 12:07:29 PM »
7 intrepid souls braved sub-freezing temperatures and strong gusty winds over the weekend at “Pitspitr’s  Playground.” The seven had brought rifles with which to ring steel at distances out to 600 yards.

Most of the shooting was with modern rifles including Modern Sporting Rifles, but a few brought Buffalo Era rifles as well.
 
This was perfect, as I had recently purchased a new buffalo target. Colonel Drydock was the first (and most frequent) to connect with the new Buffalo at 500 yards. While after that first impact of a bullet from his .50-70-640 Shiloh Sharps, the target was no longer a “virgin,” it also simultaneously insured that the young buffalo bull henceforth would always be..AND eliminated the possibility of “Mountain Oysters” being on the menu that evening. (see photo. If you look closely there are 14 lead splatters)

The wind made ringing steel a real challenge. In fact, even spotting was challenging as wind kept shaking the spotting scope.

We all had a great time in spite of the cold and wind.

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Re: Last Weekend at Pitspitr's Playground
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2023, 01:52:42 PM »
I can't see the buffalo unless it is hiding behind the small blue question mark.

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Re: Last Weekend at Pitspitr's Playground
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2023, 02:33:20 PM »
Blue question mark?

You can see Drydock and me?
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Re: Last Weekend at Pitspitr's Playground
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Re: Last Weekend at Pitspitr's Playground
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2023, 02:56:37 PM »
I aspire to become "an intrepid soul"  Sir General Jerry!  Maybe in my next lifetime.  Impressive shooting, (as always) Colonel Drydock!

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Re: Last Weekend at Pitspitr's Playground
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2023, 03:18:18 PM »
Mike,
I got my "Modern" 1903/A5 zeroed at 300. I think you'd have enjoyed it. I didn't get out the 1903 A4 or the 1941 ::)
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Re: Last Weekend at Pitspitr's Playground
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2023, 05:55:20 PM »
Definitely looks like fun.

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Re: Last Weekend at Pitspitr's Playground
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2023, 07:12:08 PM »
I was spotting for Drydock when he made that first hit.  Me: "Hit!"  Chuck: "Where?"  Me: "In the junk!"  I think he missed the next shot for some odd reason.

It WAS a good time!  Found out my .308 Scout Rifle works pretty darn well, too.
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Re: Last Weekend at Pitspitr's Playground
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2023, 07:18:16 PM »
I just enjoy the heck out of this.  The whole concept of BPCR is WW1 Naval Gunfire on the prairie:  Guys behind powerful glass calling overs and shorts to big smoking breechloaders.   ;D
Civilize them with a Krag . . .

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Re: Last Weekend at Pitspitr's Playground
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2023, 09:30:38 PM »
Hadn't thought about it that way, but that IS pretty much what we were doing.  Fun stuff!
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Re: Last Weekend at Pitspitr's Playground
« Reply #9 on: Yesterday at 12:05:24 PM »
I just enjoy the heck out of this.  The whole concept of BPCR is WW1 Naval Gunfire on the prairie:  Guys behind powerful glass calling overs and shorts to big smoking breechloaders.   ;D
Hey Chuck have you seen these? I thought about buying one for you but then questioned whether I like you THAT much?  ;) ;D
https://benshot.com/products/127mm-replica-projectile-glassware-set?utm_source=meta_shops_promotion&fbclid=IwAR1sYlQhHi5nN0NI7F1q1t4A5FnO26VwVbkzftWVhk_1afJlWeUDIInRxv8
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