Remington Model 700 XCR Tactical Long Range 300 Win Mag

Saturday, January 19, 2013

No better way to celebrate the holidays with family!

After having so much fun with my old classmates I knew I had to get my family out to this spot as well.   It's amazing that with the right equipment and know how you can take someone who's hardly shot a firearm before and get them hitting steel at extreme distances with little effort. 

Merry Christmas 2012! 

900 & 1550 yard shot with the win mag. Suppressed AR-15 plinking and a 900 yard Barrett 50 Cal hit. 

High School Reunion Shoot - 900 & 1550 Yards

Like so many others, facebook has allowed me to reconnect with many old friends and classmates. Some I haven't seen in over a decade. It's amazing how people change. The way we look, the things we value, our personalities, prejudices and what we enjoy. Growing up I enjoyed hunting and therefore shooting, but nothing to the extent that I do now. A shared love for the sport drew a few old classmates together over the past year. During Christmas 2012 we realized that most of us would be back home visiting family and we should take the opportunity to get together for a shootout. 

Here is a video of some of our adventure. Thanks Geddy, Cody & Jimmy for an awesome day of shooting and camaraderie. Best class reunion you could ever plan. 

Did I mentioned we pushed our skills and rifles out further than ever before - 1550 Yards! 

1 Shot 1000 Yard Milk Jug Kill

Short Range Fun

Rifles aren't everything and much fun can be had at short range as well. I found some scrap AR550 Steel on KSL and decided to build a multi purpose target for both pistols & rifles. I bought the steel from a nice fellow by the name of Travis who works at a steel yard. He gave me a great deal and I was able to make the rest of the stand from straps around my parents property. This was my first real attempt at welding and I really enjoyed it. I hope to build another stand soon to add even more dynamics and options to our days at the range.

Here we are shooting my buddy Steve's custom glock 19. Custom because it has an aftermarket 3.5 lbs trigger, custom cerakote, heinie sights and a custom undercut and stipple job on the grip. 

The other piece is my GSG - 5, 22 LR clone of an H&K MP5. Topped with an EOTECH red dot. 

Good times.