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TyroneStryker Donating Member (135 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 01:51 PM
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Got a shipment today!
2000 rounds of ammo. 1000 rounds of Russian .223 and 1000 rounds of Spanish 9mm. The Russian .223 is good cheap plinking ammo. Definitely not match grade, but it will explode a milk jug or a watermelon well enough. The 9mm will do nicely for the target league I am in. The shooting sports I participate in are, plinking, bullseye, pins, skeet and clays.
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junker Donating Member (403 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 01:54 PM
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1. what is the difference between skeets and clays?
mostly ignorant about shooting sports. Ain't they both little clay pot holders?

Thanks.
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TyroneStryker Donating Member (135 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 01:58 PM
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3. The difference is how the birds (clay pigeons) are thrown.
In skeet. You move around a half circle with a house on each end that throws the clays the exact same way every time. In sporting clays, you are out in the woods and the traps (the little machines that throw the clays) are hidden. Clays more accurately represents what you might see on a hunting trip, and has a much greater variety of targets. It is also good exercise, as you have to walk a great distance from station to station while carrying a heavy shotgun and a ton of ammunition.
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Rainbowreflect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 01:56 PM
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2. Don't shoot off anything important. n/t
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TyroneStryker Donating Member (135 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 01:59 PM
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4. I'll try not too!
What type of shooting do you do, or have you done?
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Rainbowreflect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 04:01 PM
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11. None, guns terrify me.
I don't want to ban guns, but I don't want to be around them either. My husband has two hunting guns left to him by his grandfather, but the shells are kept in the garage.
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Goldmund Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 02:04 PM
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5. Congratulations.
Now get some testosterone-enhancing Ginseng and you'll be all set.
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TyroneStryker Donating Member (135 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 02:08 PM
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6. I've never had Ginseng
But my father uses it to help keep him sharp. Do you have any experience with it?
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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 02:12 PM
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7. not appropriate subject for J/PS
locking

if you want to continue this thread in the Lounge or MR, go right ahead
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TyroneStryker Donating Member (135 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 02:26 PM
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8. Thanks you for moving it
Dumb NuBee (that's me) didn't know any better.
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Endangered Specie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 02:32 PM
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9. At first I thought you ment a shipment of some less than legal substance
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TyroneStryker Donating Member (135 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 02:46 PM
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10. Whoops! Didn't think about how it could be read like that!
My old room mate used to talk about his "shipments". :smoke:
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VOX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 04:12 PM
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12. I'm sure to know to clean your pieces like hell after shooting this stuff
The primers on import and surplus rounds are usually corrosive as all get-out -- swab your barrels with Hoppes like your life depends on it!

BTW, an excellent small-caliber target is Ritz Crackers. They are orange and easy to sight, interestingly kinetic when hit, and 100% biodegradable.

Happy and safe plinking!
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GregW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 04:22 PM
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13. Where is your target league?
I also shoot league but found I needed .45 ACP sized holes to keep up with everyone else. I typically never buy cheap foreign ammo (corrosive primers, laquered shells, etc) and instead reload my own.
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TyroneStryker Donating Member (135 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-04 12:14 PM
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14. At a range about 25 miles North in Ohio
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Poseidon Donating Member (87 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-04 12:19 PM
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15. Hell yeah!
Happy shooting! :hi: I'll have to find my way down to Justice/Public Safety sometime. :)
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