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Don't always need a scope

Post by North Country Gal » Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:03 pm

Nope, these old eyes don't ALWAYS need a scope. There's still some days when I can shoot irons and I hope there always will be. Anyway, hot and humid, yesterday, at the range, but no wind and plenty of sunshine, so good day to shoot iron sights and go traditional. Doesn't get more traditional than my Winchester 1885 Low Wall Classic in 22 LR single shot, which I decked out with a Marble's tang peep and a Lyman globe front.
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In a lazy mood, just wanted to relax, so just put the Low Wall on the bag, fed it some match ammo in Eley subsonic HPs and went to work.

The right rifle, the right sights, the right ammo, the right conditions ... and a sub MOA group.
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Not as good, but respectable on a lazy June day
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Time to get that elevation, right. Fiddled around with the adjustment, but last shots where they needed to be.
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And, of course, finished the day with my pal, my Uberti Cattleman 12 shot 22 LR.
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I'm no cowboy action shooter, but I can shoot with some speed. Again, just relaxed, squeezing off a shot as soon as the sights fell back on target. Call it moderate plinking speed. :)

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Lot more work to do with the Contenders, but always fun to step back in time and shoot the old-fashioned, traditional stuff. The cowgirl in me is still very much alive.
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Re: Don't always need a scope

Post by RanchRoper » Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:10 pm

Great shooting. Love that low wall. Can't wait to get my single shot....
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Re: Don't always need a scope

Post by JEBar » Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:24 pm

nicely done .... shooting targets like that sure had to add some really good memories
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Re: Don't always need a scope

Post by North Country Gal » Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:52 am

Thanks, guys.

RR, you're going to love shooting any of these classic single shot rifles. There is something very distinctive and unique about working a falling block action, in particular.

JEBar, to be sure, every great outing with a particular gun just reinforces your trust in it. These kinds of summer sessions get me though our long hard winters that make getting out to shoot a real challenge.
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Re: Don't always need a scope

Post by markiver54 » Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:02 am

Cowgirl....yes, VERY much alive! Nice!
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Re: Don't always need a scope

Post by fortyshooter » Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:28 am

None of my rifles have scopes and I enjoy whatever I can accomplish with them.
Love that 1885 Low Wall and if you want really laid back shooting just sit yourself in a comfortable chair and prop gun on knee! :mrgreen:
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Re: Don't always need a scope

Post by Dahliathemeh » Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:45 pm

DAYUMMM! Very nice young lady, my hats off to you.
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Re: Don't always need a scope

Post by Bubbas4570 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:00 pm

Yuppers on the single shots for enjoyable shooting.

I had the most fun days past with my old trapdoor, seconded only by my reproduction rolling block.....only difference was caliber.
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Re: Don't always need a scope

Post by BigAl52 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:04 pm

I bet you hate that 12 shot Uberti to dont ya. I cant get mine to shoot like that. But I bet you could. Ive thought about buying another one I like mine so much in the RR barrel length.
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Re: Don't always need a scope

Post by North Country Gal » Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:28 am

Have to admit, yeah, a 7 1/2 " barrel on these Colt 1873 clones would be an aid for target work. Those sights (and these old eyes) can use all the help they can get. The 5 1/2" barrel length on single action revolvers has always been my favorite, though, for balance and feel, dating all the way back to when I first started shooting with my old Single Six. Has a just right feel to me, even if not the best in terms of shooting accuracy.

On the other hand, no law that says I have to stick with just one of these guns ... :)
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