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johniv
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USA
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Posted - 11/08/2018 :  01:34:24 AM  Show Profile Send johniv a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Every Thursday is range day for some of us "old farts". We usually shoot our carry guns, but tomorrow I will also be taking my NPM carbine along. Havent shot it for a while, and since I got some practice ammo loaded recently, it will get dirty tomorrow.
John

Tuna
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Posted - 11/08/2018 :  02:42:38 AM  Show Profile Send Tuna a Private Message  Reply with Quote
It's always a nice day when one can go shooting and enjoy the sport. Have fun and put them in the X ring.
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johniv
Greenhorn Member



USA
37 Posts

Posted - 11/08/2018 :  9:42:40 PM  Show Profile Send johniv a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I should change the name of this post to "comedy of errors". Got to the range and shot the pistols(did OK) got the carbine out of the car and I couldent find the magazine. Looked all thru my junk and no joy. Went back to the clubhouse, and found the mag in my pocket where I put it. (yeah I know, how much junk does he carry in his pockets, that he loses a m1 mag) Any how, returned to the range set up, and fired 2 (count em two) shots , and the bolt disassembled. Searched the ground and found the extractor. Everything else stayed in the gun except the ext. plunger. Went home and replaced the parts with spares (new ext. ,spring and plunger. the good part is , now I gotta go back and testfire again. Oh and I took the Winchester instead of the NPM as I planned. Really I'm not usually that scatterbrained.
I'll let ya know how the testfire goes next week.
John
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boomer656
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USA
50 Posts

Posted - 11/08/2018 :  10:52:17 PM  Show Profile Send boomer656 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Second tries always go well :-) Looking forward to the range report.
Just to let you know that you're not alone, I'll pass along my last range trip. I have a Swedish Mauser with original sights that are zero'd for 300 meters - well beyond my old eyes. At 100 yards it shoots about 12" high which, to me, is a pain ... so I put a taller sight on it. Last week a nice wind free day came along so I took it to the range to get the final sight adjustment. After a couple of shots it was clear I needed to move the sight a little bit ... and as you probably guessed, the sight adjustment tool was sitting at home right where I put it so I wouldn't forget it. So, it's back to the range with it (and the tool) the next nice day that comes along.
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jimb16
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USA
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Posted - 11/09/2018 :  12:41:50 AM  Show Profile Send jimb16 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Sounds about right you guys! I learned long ago, put everything in the shooting box the night before. That way, when you arrive at the range, you know exactly where everything is; in the box sitting next to the front door....

OGCA Lifer,NRA Life member, son of a 325th GIR Glider Rider
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daboone
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USA
86 Posts

Posted - 11/09/2018 :  2:11:19 PM  Show Profile Send daboone a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm not a member of your Old Farts Club, but as a member of that club here in AZland, forgetting something is a requirement for membership.;'}
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Tuna
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Posted - 11/09/2018 :  4:11:44 PM  Show Profile Send Tuna a Private Message  Reply with Quote
You mean being that your down under, that you fart differently then the old farters here do?.........(I just forgot where I was going with this. Must be shooters CRS.)

One day I got to the range and set up. Then reached into my range bag and grabbed the 6.5mm Italian Carcano. Only trouble was I didn't bring my Carcano but I did have my 6.5 Japanese carbine. So back home and brought the bag and rifle into the house. Got the right ammo and decided to bring the Carcano as well as I already had the ammo. I then checked the range bag before I set it all up and sure enough I had brought the 6.5 Japanese but had left the Carcano ammo home and also left the Japanese 38 carbine at home and brought the Carcano. Got back in my truck, went home, put all the stuff away and cut the grass instead. Bad day for me all around.
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johniv
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USA
37 Posts

Posted - 11/09/2018 :  8:38:25 PM  Show Profile Send johniv a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks guys, I don't feel quite so bad now. I will re shoot the Winchester, and it will go back to guard duty.
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