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Postby CTSixshot » Sat Apr 30, 2011 7:58 am

Just a reminder that there are at least two area gun clubs with monthly public events coming up:
Harwinton R&G 2 gun match (rifle/pistol) 8 May 2100 $10
Mattabassett R&PC Rifle pin shoot followed by pistol plate shoot (14 May 2011) $10 each event (non-members).
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Postby PaiN » Sat Apr 30, 2011 11:53 am

One of these days I'm going to get the M1 out to the pin shoots
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Postby CTSixshot » Sat Apr 30, 2011 1:09 pm

The 30 carbine seems to be one of the best rounds for taking pins down. It tends to bust them up better than the 5.56 (which go right through w/no effect) and the big bores even.

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Postby GreggAndrews » Wed May 04, 2011 5:47 pm

I'll see what I can do to get to the HRG match, but I still haven't sighted in my carbine. Probably won't be able to either just for the fact I'm working freaking 12hr. shifts all this week... :evil:

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Postby newguy » Wed May 04, 2011 6:00 pm

I know this may sound kinda stupid but what a Pin shoot

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Postby JohnFH » Wed May 04, 2011 6:04 pm

shooting at old bowling pins to knock them off a table, much harder then it sounds, use BIG bullets

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Postby GreggAndrews » Wed May 04, 2011 6:07 pm

That brings up a question I've been meaning to ask. Would 9x19 from a carbine be enough to do it, or would I need something bigger?

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Postby newguy » Wed May 04, 2011 6:14 pm

Ahh my 8mm Mauser would prolly do a good job knocking down pins even better if i use Turkish 8mm ammo

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Postby GreggAndrews » Wed May 04, 2011 6:25 pm

Follow-up shots would be a little slow though.

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Postby JohnFH » Wed May 04, 2011 6:30 pm

9x19 might work, but plan on lots of ammo, and use the heaviest bullet you can.

A couple of guys I know shoot 255gr 45acp.

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Postby GreggAndrews » Wed May 04, 2011 6:33 pm

All I have is the Federal (red box at Wally-World) 115gr. I'll have to pick up more (and a few more magazines).

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Postby SR9 » Wed May 04, 2011 7:15 pm

I think my SKS would work. I got pins to swing pretty good at Meriden awhile back.
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Postby CTSixshot » Wed May 04, 2011 10:13 pm

The pin shoot at Mattabassett requires very little punch to knock a pin off the small steel pedestal. These are not on a broad table like the pinshoot at NWCSA, so even my 18g plastic bullets will knock a pin off the stand, if I hit it. The pins are on a steel plate maybe 3" square.
You can send a .224" FMJ right through the pin with hardly a wobble; use soft/hollow points, if shooting .224"
Yes, an 8mm Mauser will knock it off just by blowing it over...almost. I still think the 30 carbine seems to hit them with the most debris-scattering effect.
Come and try it, it's fun with any rifle round.
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Postby PaiN » Thu May 05, 2011 5:21 am

If I'm not on call Saturday the 14th I will dust the M1 off for the Mattabassett pin shoot.(problem is these shoots ALWAYS seem to fall on the Sats I have to take call :( )
This weekend I'm finishing a stone walk, I doubt I'll be able to attend HRG.
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Postby CTSixshot » Thu May 05, 2011 6:28 am

Well...
...there's always next month...
...and then it will be Winter again!


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