Thursday, November 12, 2009

Hit.

I can't wait to go back to work. Someone is bound to ask, "So, Breda. What exactly did you do on your vacation?"

I fell in love with a sniper rifle.



FarmDad said it got boring, watching me ring that gong.

(& after I watched that video for the first time, I realized that there was all this conversation going on behind me. I was so in the zone, I didn't hear any of it.)

25 comments:

Unix-Jedi said...

Nice shootin' Ma'am.

pdb said...

The Bredalucion will arrive 168 grains at a time from afar.

Top of the Chain said...

Bacon grease dipped 168 grains

Farm.Dad said...

Ill just point out that the " gong " was a half sized silhouette target setting approximately 50 to 75 ft higher than the shooting bench. From that folks should be able to reach a conclusion on breda's accuracy.

On a Wing and a Whim said...

Cute jacket!

And awesome shot - looks like fun!

Steve R said...

As has been previously noted, Breda is scary accurate.

Pretty darned good for someone who only started shooting a few years ago.

And I love that zone. I've got a 30-06 you'd love, but, unfortunately for you, it ain't travelling any time soon.

But seeing that bi-pod. Hmmmm?

Jeffrey Quick said...

I see several vacancies opening up after librarians have heart attacks.

Farmgirl said...

I fell in love with that rifle, too. It is suh-weet to shoot.

I kind of regret now that I didn't ask to borrow it for a little bit to go eradicate some prairie dogs. *That* would have been fun.

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

How much WIND were you fighting? Impressive.

Unix-Jedi said...

http://maneggs.com/page/21/

Farm.Dad said...

uj a pretty steady 5 mph 3/4 cross with some gusts to 15 and an uneven berm on part of the upwind side was the conditions for the day , i dont remember specifically when she was shooting tho .

Farm.Dad said...

sorry last comment was for njt not uj

gunrobot said...

Love your hoodie top. where did you get it from?

Lorimor said...

So... it appears that the tiny Amazon is dangerous at long range too.

Wai said...

Nice shooting!

Sean said...

Which just makes me wish #1 I had been out at that show, and #2 that my rifle was ready for me to shoot...

Just one more week.

Warthog said...

It looks like you had a blast (pun intended). Nice work.

Rick R said...

And you were so scarry accurate exactly because you were in the zone.

Well done young lady!!

Old NFO said...

Yes she was in the zone... :-)

Buckshot said...

Breda,

I can tell you how to make it "not-boring" for Farm.Dad!

Have them throw off an amount of targets (3, 5, 7, 10 or whatever number you desire)while driving down range to change the targets.

Shooter is NOT permitted to watch this happen.

They come back, having finished the other targets and yours and they tell you how many targets are out there.

You DON'T get any sighters, you get a rifle that is sighted in at a known distance and a trajectory card for your ammo showing elevation clicks and wind values.

How did you do with IMC (Inches, Clicks, Minutes) at Appleseed?

Find X targets, estimate range, calculate hold over or under and wind and engage!

Buckshot

Did it MY way said...

Buckshot;

Don't take the fun out of Kentucky windage.

That woman can shoot.

Ed Skinner said...

It may surprise you but, after a few shots to find the aim point, you can probably do the same with a handgun.

You'll need enough "stuff" behind and above the target so you have something to visually aim at, and you'll need a second person to watch and tell you where the bullet is landing as you get ranged in.

Start by aiming for the center of the target. The round will hit the dirt before reaching the target. Then, come up a little by finding something a couple of feet up (visually) to aim at and try again. Continue finding higher or lower aim points until your rounds at hitting the plate.

Using a *BIG* plate, I can ring the gong with my 1911 at 200 yards often enough to bring a big smile to my face. At 400 yards, it's tougher but still do-able.

For big slow rounds like those from a 1911, however, you'll want a day with a steady or still wind. Too much variation and the bullet will get pushed around unpredictably.

Bang ... ... ...
... ... ... Ding!

dr mac said...

God I'd love to get you to a trap range.

Joe Huffman said...

Does this mean you are attending Boomershoot next year?

Ambulance Driver said...

"It may surprise you but, after a few shots to find the aim point, you can probably do the same with a handgun."

Ed, Matt G. and his dad Johnny were doing just that with their pistols, at ranges well over 100 yards. On the second range day, there were some hits on a 55 gallon drum at 500 yards with pistols.

While I was waiting on a radiator for my truck, Matt, Johnny and I were taking prairie dogs with a .22 LR at distances that nobody should be trying. I popped one at 180, offhand, and even managed to nail one with my Glock at 75 yards.

Well, took me three shots, but I did scored a hit.