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    Shooter Semper Fi

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    Anyone here shoot? How often do you go to the range?

    I am a die-hard shooting fanatic. Have been ever since my father gave me my first rifle. I've been in over 30 big and small competitions. I go to the local range every now and then but I mainly go to a 1,000 yard range about 30 minutes from my house. I go about 4 times a week. Long-range shooting is my absolute passion. I even bring Rada with me every now and then. She had never shot a weapon of any sort until she met me. She's getting better every time.
     
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    I shoot when I can, unfortunately it's not very often. I get to shoot maybe ten to 20 times a year mostly to keep my skills up especially when re-qual rolls around. Once or twice a year a group of us get together in PA for a class 3 shoot, now that's fun!
     
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    i am also shooting fanatic!!but i rarelyi got a time to go for a range as i have very tght schedule after getting job....but whenevr i got a time i definitely go there for a range...its amazing feeling while shooting....
     
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    A thousand yard range? :eek: What's the greatest distance you've successfully shot from and what weapons do you normally bring with you to the range?

    And finally, what is a "Rada"?
     
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    M14 Shooter The Light of Truth

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    What's your LR setup?
     
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    I shoot at paper targets at 1000yds.
    I normally put 19 of 20 shots into a pie-plate size circle at that distance.
     
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    I shot 236 with the M-1 on the P.I. range while in boot camp (in the 50s) and I always shot in the lower 230s after that. I had a Remington 700 in .243 with a scope along with an M-1 Carbine and a few other items that myself and a few friends used to shoot in an old quarry in upstate new york back in the 60s.

    That all came to an end when I got into archery, which became an obsession that completely wiped out my interest in firearms -- all of which I sold off except for my Remington 870 and my S&W Model 19, which I keep for protective purposes.

    I'm on in years now so I don't shoot competitively anymore but I've won a bit of money shooting in the annual NFAA (National Field Archers Association) tournaments at the Riviera in Las Vegas in my time. Now I just shoot in a field near my house when the weather is nice.

    Have you ever shot a bow?


    By the way, Semper Fi!
     
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    When I was a guard at a nuclear power plant, we had to requalify every year with our handgun and the AR-15. I always shot well. I have been retired since 2006 so I haven't shot any since then except to murder an occasional deer.
     
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    I have, but not for a long time. I dont really like a bow, though I dont really know why.
     
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    I shoot. Not on a range though, just off my porch usually.

    I have not shot at anything 1,000 yds away since Nam though.
     

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