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2019 Meet At A Range

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2019 Meet At A Range

Post by JEBar » Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:42 am

on Friday, Jan. 18th Shakey Jake and I plan to meet at 10AM at the Blackwood Gun Club located just north of Houston at 11400 FM 2854 in Conroe, TX .... back home I don't have access to a 200 yard range and am looking forward to lobbing some rounds our of our Henry 44 Mag out that far .... we'd be delighted if any other members of this forum would join us



http://www.blackwoodgunclub.com/rangesRifle_pistol.asp
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Re: 2019 Meet At A Range

Post by markiver54 » Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:19 am

Looks like a great range, wish I was closer. Enjoy it and your visit with Shakey Jake! Let us know how it went.
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Re: 2019 Meet At A Range

Post by fortyshooter » Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:44 pm

Very nice range and I like that they have steel target shooting also!! Have fun!
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Re: 2019 Meet At A Range

Post by Mags » Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:34 pm

Enjoy! Looking forward to your report back.
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Re: 2019 Meet At A Range

Post by RanchRoper » Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:48 pm

Cool. That would be fun.

Don't stand too close to Jake when he shoots. Not sure why he's Shakey Jake but just in case.... :)
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Re: 2019 Meet At A Range

Post by JEBar » Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:59 pm

will do

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Re: 2019 Meet At A Range

Post by JEBar » Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:47 pm

for me the best part of today's visit to the rifle range at Blackwood was getting to see John (Shakey Jake) again .... also to visit with the local gunsmith who is working on some of our family firearms when he was there delivering Jake's Henry 327 .... our Henry BBS 44Mag performed well, as did our home rolled ammo .... for me, it proved to be a day where I shot OK but nowhere near as well as I should have .... as can be seen below, it was misting rain .... what can't be seen is the penetrating, cool wet feel of the air .... I hope to get back over there early next week .... I'd like to run a some rounds through our Henry 45-70 and BLR 308
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Re: 2019 Meet At A Range

Post by Mags » Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:58 pm

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Good you and John had some time together shooting. You guys got targets to share?
JEBar wrote:for me the best part of today's visit to the rifle range at Blackwood was getting to see John (Shakey Jake) again .... also to visit with the local gunsmith who is working on some of our family firearms when he was there delivering Jake's Henry 327 .... our Henry BBS 44Mag performed well, as did our home rolled ammo .... for me, it proved to be a day where I shot OK but nowhere near as well as I should have .... as can be seen below, it was misting rain .... what can't be seen is the penetrating, cool wet feel of the air .... I hope to get back over there early next week .... I'd like to run a some rounds through our Henry 45-70 and BLR 308
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Re: 2019 Meet At A Range

Post by JEBar » Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:49 pm

being somewhat cheap ..... OK -- OK, no somewhat about it .. :roll: .. I made my own targets .... printed them out on 8.5 X 11" regular paper .... had to staple them onto cardboard the range provided .... the cardboard was then stapled to boards at the various distances .... by the time I'd walk back down to put up new targets the old ones were so soggy that they came all apart when trying to remove them from the cardboard .... I fired 160 rounds .... a some at 25 yds, most at 50 yds, and some at 100 yds .... every round fired would have hit well within the kill zone of a deer but the groups were way too large .... hopefully the results next week will be better
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Re: 2019 Meet At A Range

Post by North Country Gal » Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:06 pm

Been there, done that with the soggy target thing and more than a time or two. Happens every spring as our snow thaws. The paper just seems to pick up all that moisture in the air.

Glad you got out, though, and had some fun. Hoping you get better weather, next time.
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