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Offline mike116

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More desert shooting
« on: August 10, 2019, 02:14:39 PM »
I had forgotten about these pics until I ran across them on my phone a couple days ago.
I went back down to New Mexico the first week of July and of course I took some guns along for fun.    This trip I figured it was time to shoot some .36 cal revolvers that I fired maybe one once or twice but really hadn't paid any attention to.    I rarely ever put anything on paper but I did with 3 of these .36 cal revolvers for a change.   The shooting was done Offhand at 25 yards for each of the targets.   The load and projectile are written on each target.   Each of the paper targets were taped to a self healing plastic gong style target so that an "X" was formed in the center of the paper plate.   The "X" was used as the aiming point.

Uberti 1861 Navy


1858 Navy


Uberti Paterson         I didn't notice until I finished loading that the front sight was missing on the Paterson.   I have no idea when it was lost.


It appears that all three revolvers are shooting pretty well elevation wise.  I think the vertical spread is the shooters fault.    The Paterson group was not bad considering I had to just sight down the barrel and had no post for reference.   

I also took along some other firearms but don't have any photos except for the 1860 Thuer conversion.

Offline Miguel Loco

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Re: More desert shooting
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2019, 06:32:04 PM »
Good shooting there....and nice looking shootin' irons. From appearances, you don't need no stickin' front sights!
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Re: More desert shooting
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2019, 08:07:24 PM »
Thanks Mick,   I'm going to put one on anyway.   I think I'll make a dove tail set up for it.