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Randy Johnson



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PostSubject: Where is everybody???   July 3rd 2015, 4:34 am

Boy!, this place is dead!!!

Heading down to Friendship this morning to spend the day at the National Range (it's raining here and they have a covered firing line) getting my new Yeager sighted in. Got a new portable shooting bench, a pile of backers made from cut down water heater boxes, and both six bull and single bull targets. And about three hundred .530 round balls that were cast last weekend. Ought to have at least a dozen left when I get back.
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PostSubject: Re: Where is everybody???   July 3rd 2015, 7:31 am

Have a great day at the range. I've never been there but a friend and I are trying to make it in September.
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PostSubject: Re: Where is everybody???   July 3rd 2015, 11:03 am

summer heat means fishing, traveling, work and more things that always cut into our shooting. Skeeters run me off the range in the morning and evenings!
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PostSubject: Re: Where is everybody???   July 4th 2015, 7:23 am

Yesterday was great.
The weather was just about perfect.
Using a tight patch, .530 ball, and 70 grains 3f, at 25 yards four of the first five shots were touching each other with the fifth shot (my fault) being close to the other four but out a tad. Unfortunately, that great group was about a foot below and two inches to the right of where I was aiming. I would have been surprised if it wasn't. The front sight was really tall. The next dozen plus shots were spent marching the holes where I wanted them to be. I did guess right the first time on how much to move the rear sight.
After getting it zeroed, I moved the bench out of the way and spent the rest of the day practicing offhand. Somewhere in the offhand shooting I experienced that sick feeling you get when you realize you forgot the first step in the loading process. That cost me about a half hour to forty-five minutes.
I wasn't real happy with how I was shooting offhand, but I was the problem, not the rifle.
My first time around in this game, with a similar rifle, at fifty yards, I could keep my shots in the black of a NMLRA six bull 99% of the time. Yesterday's result on that target (only tried one at the end of the session) was miss, 9, 7, miss, 10x, miss. On the misses, I did hit close and had a hole- just not in the scoring rings. I have a ways to go to get back to where I once was. I'm hoping to at least get close.
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PostSubject: Re: Where is everybody???   July 4th 2015, 11:10 am

haha gotta love filing the front sight down. But in a good way, its actually best so you can sight that sucker in dead on at what ever range you intend. I had one sight on a rifle some years back that was seriously, .050" tall by the time I got it filed down to hit dead on at 100 yards! Shoot that barrel hot and the heat wave actually hid the front sight.

What rifle are you shooting?
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PostSubject: Re: Where is everybody???   October 1st 2015, 9:22 pm

I've been here reading and posted a few times. Lately I've been trying to find a rendezvous in AZ or NM, and every email address and phone number are bogus, no answers anywhere. So have given up, I'll just call myself,"STANDS ALONE" from now on.
  It's interesting in that the videos on the rendezvous deals are almost all from back east. That was kinda interesting. I've got interested in the flintlocks lately, but they are expensive pieces, beautiful though.
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PostSubject: Re: Where is everybody???   October 2nd 2015, 2:57 pm

I've been in China and returned yesterday, totally exhausted.
It's no wonder since I infiltrated the Terra Cotta Warriors, over 8000 of them created to escort the Emperor in the afterlife:


I was then elevated to Emperor, so I doubt that I will henceforth communicate directly with the rabble"


To rise to that stature, I did have to fight off an attack monkey:


However, I did go there on a work project.
Ron
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PostSubject: Re: Where is everybody???   October 2nd 2015, 3:56 pm

WOW, what an awesome "work" adventure. Thanks for sharing.
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PostSubject: Re: Where is everybody???   October 2nd 2015, 6:15 pm

I had to offer some training to members of the Chinese Coal Mining Assoc. But after hours, they shuttled me around to every site my energy level would tolerate.
Ron

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