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March 16th 1860 / 1871

Post by RanchRoper » Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:28 pm

Finally got to the range. The shooting shed doors were frozen shut, and some drifts to shoot over. Just went outside beside the shed and shot. It's about 42F today and a small breeze, maybe 20 mph. My Henry 1860 and Colt 1871 Richards Conversion revolver, both in 45 Colt. Boy am I rusty. These targets are certainly not my best. Last time I pulled a trigger was back in January and it shows. Anyhow, here we go...

25 yards, 1871 Colt Richards, 8" barrel, 25 rounds of Western Munitions reloads, 1-hand standing, at least most are in the 4" circle
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50 yards, 1860 Henry, 25 rounds same ammo, shooting from 1 knee, open sights, 8" target, got inside or on the 5" circle but dropping bottom left
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1871 Colt SA Richards Conversion Revolver
1860 Henry
Coming soon: 1885 Single Shot High Wall
All in 45 Colt
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Re: March 16th 1860 / 1871

Post by ESquared » Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:34 pm

Rust or no rust, still some fine shooting, RR! Congrats on braving the elements once again!
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Re: March 16th 1860 / 1871

Post by fortyshooter » Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:41 pm

Looks fine to me and that Henry IS sweet!
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Re: March 16th 1860 / 1871

Post by RanchRoper » Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:44 pm

Thanks, several thousand rounds later she's a sweet shooter. :)

I guess the title should read March instead of Match....didn't have my glasses on... :?


no problem, now it says March .. ;)
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1871 Colt SA Richards Conversion Revolver
1860 Henry
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Re: March 16th 1860 / 1871

Post by ESquared » Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:55 pm

...and 75 more brass cases!
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Re: March 16th 1860 / 1871

Post by North Country Gal » Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:03 pm

No need to apologize for those targets, RR. Love that one handed shooting with the Colt. That's some fine, good old fashioned pistolero work. Beautiful target with the rifle, too. That kneeling is another traditional shooting position I hope do a bit more, this year. maybe some sitting, too, as in sitting on the ground, not a bench. Was my favorite field position, back in the day.
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Re: March 16th 1860 / 1871

Post by RanchRoper » Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:04 pm

I have to be careful sitting on the ground when I'm there alone; might not get back up.
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Re: March 16th 1860 / 1871

Post by CT_Shooter » Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:24 pm

Well, Cowboy, you continue to lead the herd across the rushing river with no losses! Great shooting - once again! Like a kid in sandlot baseball, I would pick you first to be in my "posse".
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Re: March 16th 1860 / 1871

Post by North Country Gal » Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:27 pm

RanchRoper wrote:I have to be careful sitting on the ground when I'm there alone; might not get back up.
:) :) Seriously, though, with a little practice, a good field sitting position can be nearly as steady as sitting at the bench, especially if you have a rock or tree behind your back to act as a brace.
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Re: March 16th 1860 / 1871

Post by RanchRoper » Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:33 pm

I will give that a try.
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1871 Colt SA Richards Conversion Revolver
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