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30 mph winds ... Made pistol a challenge



Then I decided to try zeroing the Aresnal SLG95 at 25, then see how it would do at about 100, I was shooting off the back of my truck (it has a hard tonneau cover) I was able to squeeze off a few rounds between gusts ... And was pretty happy with the results; it was my last 5 rounds, 2 to the "head" 3 center of mass ... with the 3x scope I couldn't even see if I'd hit the target until I went down to retrieve it.



If you really want something you'll find a way ...
... if you don't you'll find an excuse.

I'm really not a "kid" anymore ... but I haven't grown up yet either Wink
 
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LOL, thats a hilarious first pic. Glad you made it out there though! Always a good time shooting out at the farm!





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It was fun but after only about 2 hours, I just felt beat up!

The cardboard box you can see the edge of is actually about 3'x5' and with the help of some discarded steel fence posts I was able to trap it well enough to put a couple targets and practice a bit with my HK53 clone and Omega MP5SD ... It was also solid enough to get a few rounds through the CZ75 and what I used to get my 25zero on the AK


If you really want something you'll find a way ...
... if you don't you'll find an excuse.

I'm really not a "kid" anymore ... but I haven't grown up yet either Wink
 
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Nice AK. I’ve had the same wind problems last few trips to the range. Might as well make a kite target.
 
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Seems familiar to my neck of the woods/prairie. Where I can see a two 50-ish tower wind farms from my range.

A couple of weeks ago I had to time my rifle shots with how the wind was swinging 3/8" thick 12" plates. The wind moved the plates more than impacts with my 308.
 
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Didn’t you see that Angelina Jolie movie? Just put some English on it and make the bullet curve.

Same wind issues here the last week plus though. Tired of hearing my roof rattle.
 
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Originally posted by Leemur:
Didn’t you see that Angelina Jolie movie? Just put some English on it and make the bullet curve.

Same wind issues here the last week plus though. Tired of hearing my roof rattle.

I don't remember the title either but it was entertaining ... the rats reminded me of the movie Ben with Michael Jackson a few decades ago ...

Tired of the roof rattling and the flue in the fireplace squeaking here too!


If you really want something you'll find a way ...
... if you don't you'll find an excuse.

I'm really not a "kid" anymore ... but I haven't grown up yet either Wink
 
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The SLR 95 has to be one of if not the best operating AK rifles on the market. It's a shame that they have to come in as sporters.
 
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Originally posted by fritz:
Seems familiar to my neck of the woods/prairie. Where I can see a two 50-ish tower wind farms from my range.

A couple of weeks ago I had to time my rifle shots with how the wind was swinging 3/8" thick 12" plates. The wind moved the plates more than impacts with my 308.

This isn't a wind farm ... he has a house there but is only there 3-4 months of the year its 80 acres that he (or more likely someone else) mostly grows hay on but every few years they plant beans ... there are a berms at 25, 100, 300, 400 and 500 ... but to access the 500 you have to shoot across a creek a field and kind of a ravine ... its easier to drive around than to get there as the bullet flies Smile

I almsost sprayed coffee when I saw
"The wind moved the plates more than impacts with my 308."


If you really want something you'll find a way ...
... if you don't you'll find an excuse.

I'm really not a "kid" anymore ... but I haven't grown up yet either Wink
 
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Today's weather forecast for our family ranch:

"Snow likely, mainly after 5pm. Cloudy, with a temperature falling to around 28 by 5pm. Very windy, with a north wind 37 to 41 mph, with gusts as high as 55 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than one inch possible."

I won't be shooting there today. I doubt the neighbors will be outside today, either. I wish I could judge distances better on the prairie. One row of wind turbines might be a 5-ish miles away -- the towers are naked eye visible in clear air. The other row is further away and requires magnified optics to see. But both are clearly visible at night, due to the blinking warning lights on the towers.
 
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