The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418   Message #1752998
Posted By: Rapparee
04-Jun-06 - 07:45 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Well, I took my moral compass out the shootin' range today. I got out the Old Girl and loaded her up. Then I took my best sitting, supported, position and proceeded to shoot ten rounds at a target 100 yards away.

I didn't do real well. In fact, I only got four "in the black." That's not good shootin'.

So, I stood up, reloaded, and started shooting at various plastic bottles others had left there (being a good member of the shooting club, I cleaned all of it up when I finished -- really). On the first shot I flung a bottle clear over the the 20 foot high backstop. And with fifteen more shots I cleared fifteen pieces of junk from the target area.

This was done standing, open (non-telescopic) sights, 100 yards, 180-grain Remington Core-Lokt 30-06 ammo, using a rifle that was manufactured (dated by both markings and serial number) by Winchester in May, 1918.

On the other hand, I left the assembly line in early 1945 and I'm feeling every second since then. Something about the fresh air and the outdoors brings out the wimp in me.