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    Fun day at the range with the 444 Marlin SS

    Got to the range before it opened this morning to beat the mad out-of-stater rush on the weekends. Killed some paper with a '43 Mosin-Nagant, a '99 Marlin 1894P, and a '94 Marlin 444 SS that I hadn't shot in a couple years. As usual--the Triple-4 was shootin' a few inches high and a little to the left due to my new glasses. Once I got the 444 zeroed at 50 yards--made a few minor adjustments to bust up some orange/pink clay bird fragments at 100 yards. I was having quite a bit of fun with my old 444! During a ceasefire, a young lady asked me to help her with a 1970s Marlin Model 60. She couldn't get any hits on the 25 yard target despite the rifle being bore sighted (she claimed). I shot the rifle at my 50 yard target and after using some Kentucky windage and elevation---I found out the rifle was a couple feet to the right and about a foot high at 50. Got the rifle dead on at 50 yards with some major scope adjustments--then the young lady was off and flying with her Marlin. I forgot how fun a Marlin 60 is to shoot!
    20190810_094707_V2.jpg Took a pic of my '94 444 SS during a ceasefire.
    20190810_094738_V2.jpg20190810_094747_V2.jpg A buddy of mine took these pics while I was killin' paper.
    20190810_094733_V2.jpg A fellow shooter asked me "what rifle is that?" Common occurrence at the range when others realize that your levergun ain't a 30-30.
    20190810_095722_V2.jpg Target on the left was from dialing in the 444 SS, the right target was from dialing in the Mod 60.
    Last edited by Ret_Eng; 08-16-2019 at 05:34 AM.
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    Wow! Who knew you were such a handsome lad?
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    You gotta be kidding. After 20 years in the Army----most of us old Doughboys are just--well---old!
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    Range time is fun time. Thanks for posting. Good shootin'.
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    Thanks--got to shoot early this time of year before the 90 degree temps hit along with the humidity.
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    Nice! Killing paper is always fun!

    Have my peep sight (Lyman) on my 1950 336A in 35 Remington and will go kill some paper plates myself Sunday afternoon.


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    Sounds like a great time! I hope to get to the range on either Monday or Tuesday to shoot the 338MX--its been too long!
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    Looks like a fun time Jay! I recently moved to another state so am still setting up my gun room and garage. And still have to get my guns back from my parent's house. Hoping to start shooting again soon though!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kingstrider View Post
    Looks like a fun time Jay! I recently moved to another state so am still setting up my gun room and garage. And still have to get my guns back from my parent's house. Hoping to start shooting again soon though!
    I am glad that the post-military transition is proceeding nicely! After awhile--you will realize that you really ARE a civilian again! BTW--got the LGS to put aside a nice shooter grade M1 Garand for me after the range session. I'll trade a couple rifles I no longer shoot towards the Garand and come out even.
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