Thursday, December 29, 2011

too much time on my hands...

Did a quick morning run to Alpine for cow snacks and rebar.  To and fro in just under 3 hours.  I had posted yesterday on Facebook that Kristinna and I were shooting beer cans from 150 yrds. with my Ruger 10/22.  My friend JD called me on it so I had to go out and precisely measure the distance - only 120 yards.  She inspired today's afternoon project - rigging a camera to my rifle scope. The scope was dialed in nicely thanks to Paul, Neil, and Kdog who came out to visit this summer.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iz2ryeX2ZJ4  56,72,29,0,C

11 comments:

dave said...

Very cool JW especially in that wind

BBC said...

Shoot, I can see you smacking beer cans at 150 yards, I can do it with my Winchester 14/22 rifle. Hell, I've shot deer with it at that range.

Not so good with my Ruger 10/22 pistol though, but can put a decent group in a 12 inch target at 35 yards. Improved sights on it might help, the gate in the back sight is too wide and I like a peep sight.

BBC said...

So, you look at the camera screen to look through the scope to shoot? That's really damn interesting, maybe I should give that a try.

Did you use a zoom?

BBC said...

Never mind, after watching the video again I see that you did use the zoom to dial in.

captaincrunch said...

John,

I got the exact same 10/22. I did a few mods myself like a tactical aluminum barrel band from Brownell's so I can install a bipod and sights from tech sights.com.

I also have a souped up Springfield M1A (same as M-14 except semi auto) with a bipod, Bassett machine scope mount and Nikon Monarch Scope. I also installed a Smith Enterprises muzzle brake and reduced recoil by 30 percent.

I used it for chupacobra hunting. (you know the fabled goatsucker)

In the past several years I have been buying some gunsmith tools and doing light work and cleanings for trusted neighbors and friends (for beer of course) Its a side hobby. I ordered a stripped AR-15 receiver from Spikes tactical and I will be building my next rifle.

John whats real fun is setting a up and old cast iron skillet at an exact 100 yards hanging from a post. We call it skillet shooting. Ping! and you know you hit the target everytime.

Rev.JimmyLeeBob said...

That 10/22 is available in .22
WMR. Had a single six convertible a few years back. Really liked
that round for small game.

deguello said...

I tried using the hanging cast iron skillet target. Using a small handgun (380) and it just knocked the bottom out of the skillet. Maybe they (Lodge) don't make 'em like they used to.

periferio said...

From this more calm, peaceful . . . and perhaps civilized scandinavian point of view these kind of cun games appear quite childish. Sorry to say that because the rest on your endeavours have appeared interesting.

nate.mckenzie.aouc said...

We can't be too far from a time when there will be a "affordable" scope that includes a Range finder with readout. I'd love to have one. Good job on the cans!

Rev.JimmyLeeBob said...

Childish as the shootings at Jokela
or as in you can buy firearms in
Finland at age 15
http://www.gunpolicy.org/firearms/region/finland
Socialists always reminding how superior they are

MontelloOffGrid said...

stainless steel, synthetic stock, scoped.....well done!

are you using bulk (cheap) ammo for those 120 yard shots?