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Offline mike116

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More shooting in the desert
« on: August 10, 2019, 01:12:38 PM »
I had forgotten about these pics until I ran across them on my phone a couple days ago.
I went back down to New Mexico the first week of July and of course I took some guns along for fun.    This trip I figured it was time to shoot some .36 cal revolvers that I fired maybe one once or twice but really hadn't paid any attention to.    I rarely ever put anything on paper but I did with 3 of these .36 cal revolvers for a change.   The shooting was done Offhand at 25 yards for each of the targets.   The load and projectile are written on each target.   Each of the paper targets were taped to a self healing plastic gong style target so that an "X" was formed in the center of the paper plate.   The "X" was used as the aiming point.

Uberti 1861 Navy


1858 Navy


Uberti Paterson         I didn't notice until I finished loading that the front sight was missing on the Paterson.   I have no idea when it was lost.


It appears that all three revolvers are shooting pretty well elevation wise.  I think the vertical spread is the shooters fault.    The Paterson group was not bad considering I had to just sight down the barrel and had no post for reference.   

I also took along some other firearms but don't have any photos except for the 1860 Thuer conversion.

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Re: More shooting in the desert
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2019, 01:25:39 PM »
Nice shooting Mike.

I gotta say, that 61 Navy is just a great looking pistol. Specially with the fluted cylinder. I really need to get one of those.

And of course the Paterson and Thuer are just awesome. Impossible to pick a favorite.
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Re: More shooting in the desert
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2019, 06:37:31 PM »
I would call that mighty respectable! L@.
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Re: More shooting in the desert
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2019, 08:00:18 AM »
New Mexico ? To bad Colorado is getting difficult to find a good shooting spot. The Wild West seems to be gone.
Those are some sweet shootin irons Mike , and 36 is a nice comfortable size to punch holes is a paper plate target , have lunch
put the plates up and shoot for desert  ($!
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Re: More shooting in the desert
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2019, 11:13:34 AM »
To spend time in the desert is to be renewed.  Doing some shooting there only helps. 
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Re: More shooting in the desert
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2019, 06:41:49 PM »
To spend time in the desert is to be renewed.  Doing some shooting there only helps.

Absolutely!
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