Slug Gunning to 400 yards.

One of the things I did at the range today was to put my slug gunning to the test.

The 300 yard target is a plate the shape of a Ram.

300 yard target plate.  I missed once or twice, finding my hold.  Then hit it at will. Then I turned my attention to the 400 yard target.  I pictured the ballistic arch in my mind, held the sight accordingly, and made the hit.

I have no video of this, but I have an Air Force EOD Tech as a witness.  My friend Nightcrawler was there and saw it.  So he can testify that I’m not making such crazy bold statements off the cuff.

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The Cell Phone Thing

I don’t like cell phones, but I like technology and gadgets.  For the last 5 years or so, I have been without a cell phone.  I remember clearly my last one.  When my contract ended, I called the service provider (alltel) and told them that due to the crappy coverage, bad signal, dropped calls, and general nightmare of dealing with their customer service… that I was canceling my service and will not renew my contract.  During this call, the signal was crappy and the voice was cutting in and out…  So I threw the phone.  It skipped across the water about 12 times, which is the best that phone ever performed.

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.44 Mag Smiths

Nightcrawler is an unrepentant Wheelgunner.  He’s also an advocate of the .44 Magnum.  NC sent one gun off to S&W’s Performance Center for special tuning.  The other one, with the short barrel is a gun that S&W gave him as a replacement for a previous .44 Mag that he sent in for repair… which turned out to be unrepairable.    So they gave him some options and he picked this one.  It’s a great little gun.  Looks sexy.  But is exceptionally unpleasant when firing.  The wood grips are just gorgeous, but do not belong on a .44 Magnum firing full power loads.

Because S&W doesn't make an .88 Magnum.

Breaking in a Broadsword

WeTheArmed.com’s Nightcrawler brought out his new rifle.  A Crusader Broadsword, built custom to his specifications.  There is a thread about it on WTA, and I’ll let him tell the story there.

The Crusader Broadsword, at the range, ready to roll.

The rifle feels and handles even better than it looks.  It’s accuracy was impressive even without zeroing the ACOG.
Overall I am extremely pleased with our Broadsword rifle.  It’s not finished, but the potential is there and it’s impressive.

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