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Archive of Articles Written by Elmer Keith

Postby CT_Shooter » Sat Apr 29, 2017 12:04 pm

This website has several magazine articles in PDF format that were written by Elmer Keith and dated as far back as 1929.

http://www.elmerkeithshoot.org/GA/
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Re: Archive of Articles Written by Elmer Keith

Postby Les » Sat Apr 29, 2017 1:36 pm

There are some very interesting articles there, CT - thank you for posting the link! Image
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Postby Henry88 » Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:03 pm

Bookmarked
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Re: Archive of Articles Written by Elmer Keith

Postby ditto1958 » Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:06 pm

Wow, thank you for posting that!
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Range Report by Elmer Keith

Postby CT_Shooter » Sun Apr 30, 2017 3:56 pm

An excerpt from an article in "Guns and Ammo, 1983. 8-)

Elmer_Keith_There_Were_Always_Guns_Around April 1983...

The portion [of "Hell I Was There!" that] we have reprinted here is from Chapter 3, entitled "Ranch Life." In these paragraphs. Elmer recalls his early days in Montana.


"That weekend Father came out from town in his old Ford and said that a local businessman, Andy Tomchek was having a big turkey shoot at Montana City. Montana City at that time was barely a railway station along with Tomchek's big dance hall. Dad proposed we go over there, so we drove over to Montana City in his old brass-mounted Ford. We arrived just before lunch and I got into three matches.

The match was a six-inch bullseye at 200 yards, ten shooters at four bits apiece, and nearest-the-center takes the turkey. They were shooting off a car fender, having parked it across the road. A buffalo robe was piled between the fender and the hood. They'd lay down partly on the running board and shoot thataway. There were several Springfields from the Helena Rifle Club, along with Krags, Winchesters, Remingtons, and about everything you could name, about 50 shooters on deck.

Not liking their makeshift rest, I shot prone with my Springfield, lying down in the muddy road, as it had just had a hard rain. I was in the black with three shots, but somebody beat me each time. Then we had lunch. In the afternoon Mother says, "Why don't you try the old Sharps?"

I said, "I don't know where to shoot at 200 yards. I'm sighted at 100." So I asked the officials if they'd allow me three shots to sight the old Sharps. They were all interested in the big gun and wanting to see how it would perform, so they told me to go ahead. I got a beer case from Andy Tomchek and a saddle blanket out of the back of Dad's Ford and laid on the case and laid down in the middle of the road. I jacked up the front sight to about what I thought would be right, set the set triggers, put the pinhead at the bottom of the black, and touched her off. One of the other shooters, Ross Degan was lying, half reclining, on the hood of this car on the buffalo robe where he'd been shooting. He was just about on a line with the muzzle of the big Sharps. When the gun went off, Ross's plug hat fell in the mud, he dropped his cigar, and staggered back holding both ears from the concussion. The boy at the target marked my shot just above the black.

I proceeded to lower the vernier sight, held exactly the same again, and shot again and I was just the same distance below the bullseye. Having made notes as to where I had the sight set each time, I split the difference. The next shot was a pinwheel. They shot off seven turkeys that afternoon. I took them all with the old .45-100-550 Sharps and my homegrown loads."
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Re: Archive of Articles Written by Elmer Keith

Postby RanchRoper » Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:00 pm

This stuff is great. I have been reading some of the SA articles. Thanks for the links.
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