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Slinging lead with the Ranch Hand .45

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Slinging lead with the Ranch Hand .45

Post by fortyshooter » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:14 pm

Last month I added a single point sling to my modified Rossi Ranch Hand and tried it out on my 80 yd. gong.
Sling made a great improvement on shooting those big slow .45's !

I had cut the barrel back to 9 inch and added a brass post sight to the barrel band.
https://youtu.be/KY-_F5Om1Jg
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Post by deano5150 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:23 pm

Excellent shooting! Where are you from, fortyshooter? You have an Eastern North Carolina accent.
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Re: Slinging lead with the Ranch Hand .45

Post by fortyshooter » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:43 pm

deano5150 wrote:Excellent shooting! Where are you from, fortyshooter? You have an Eastern North Carolina accent.
Yep that is awful close to Central Va. :D
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Post by Vaquero » Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:13 pm

Do you have a pic of it with the sling mounted?
Nice shootin

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Post by RanchRoper » Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:16 pm

That's good shooting. thks
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Post by RetiredSeabee » Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:56 pm

Definitely interested in seeing the sling and how you use it.
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Post by PT7 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:49 pm

Great shooting, great gong clangs! Nothing more fun than lead on steel, Fortyshooter.
Neat to hear the .45 Colt bullets sounding off at those longer distances....cool 8-) caliber.
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Re: Slinging lead with the Ranch Hand .45

Post by fortyshooter » Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:54 pm

Thanks guys! I'll try and get a picture of the sling setup. It is just a basic sling that both ends hook onto saddle ring on side of receiver.
With sling over shoulder you push the gun out against the sling tension while pulling back slightly on butt stock.
Gives a nice steady hold.
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Post by North Country Gal » Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:07 am

Love seeing folks using a sling for shooting, again. Used to be much more common when I was learning to shoot, way back when. Please post some pics when you can.
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Re: Slinging lead with the Ranch Hand .45

Post by fortyshooter » Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:23 am

North Country Gal wrote:Love seeing folks using a sling for shooting, again. Used to be much more common when I was learning to shoot, way back when. Please post some pics when you can.
I will be getting down to the range this week for some driveway repair and will put a short video up of using the sling.
It's a point of mine to include some shooting along with any work that needs to be done.
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