Hey there ya’ll --
Finally got some time to put together a new dinger. My idea was to have a dinger for certain yardages that offered some challenge, but could be expanded a bit to cover longer yardages and still present some challenge.
What we had been shooting at a 1000 yards was small by comparison to what we might encounter with some long range competitions. I had been practicing on a 20” by 32” dinger composed of three, six inch well pipes, bolted together. I manufactured a tubular steel frame to support two dinger sets.
The new dinger set is 20” by 36”, a tad longer than the original dinger. With both dinger sets mounted in brackets on the frame, we can now slide them together to make a 40” wide target, or slide them apart for two separate 20” wide targets.
The new dinger probably weighs over 150 pounds and so I used the backhoe to get them down range and set up. Wet Dog stopped by today and helped me get the unit set up. My sister was visiting as well and joined in. Cleat as always provided security and a load of smiles.
After we squirted some white paint on it we ran some sea trials. Focused on the new dinger with the shooting. Some movement, nice tone -- a success. Here are a few pictures of the operation. Best regards. Wind
Wet Dog getting things connected...
After the sea trials...
Nice work! I'd love to get a shot at that with my 50.
speak softly and carry a 50 bmg...
Heck of a shooting range you fellers got set up out there!! As far as Cleat, I wouldn't be a bit surprised if he does the reloading for you That dog probably knows more 'bout guns and shooting than me .DT
Wait until you see this post and video in the 32-40, 38-55 and other great caliber forum
dpe.ahoy THIS IS ALL YOUR FAULT!!!
In a phone conversation the night before I dropped in at Wind's he said he was going to do the Mirror shot you mentioned in another thread. I figured 25, 50 yards or maybe just some pictures of him with the Marlin and a mirror. NO, he was SERIOUS!
The next day after we got the dinger set up he asks to use my 38-55, since it has open sights - pretty tough to see through a peep with a mirror - and then pulls out a mirror. I'm literally dumbfounded. I figure I'll film it just for laughs. He shoots and and just misses, maybe 6" low AT 400 YARDS!!!! I'm not believing my eyes.
Next shot, he gets it, I get it on film too. I can't (insert expletive) believe it!
The load and sights require about 6' of hold over so he decides to grab a rifle with enough sights to reach the 400 yard dinger - out comes the 114 year old 1893 in 32-40... He he lines it up, bang, ding!... All on film which I'll upload here in the next hour or so.
I watched it live. I watched 10 times on the camera, I still find it UNBELIEVABLE!!!!
Here's the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vln5EP0JAmg
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Man that's great! I love the 'ping' sound too.
It looks as if Cleat is suspicious of the photographer in pic #1. But apparently, a background check turned up nothing so everything is fine in subsequent photos. Did the photographer set of the that security scanner at the gate and alert Cleat?
Or......is someone NOT sharing the MD?