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Unread 05-02-2013, 08:47 AM
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He's Still Shooting Straight...

I threw together a .243 AI to play with in anticipation of a PD shoot this summer.

I'm in the process of making an exotic hardwood A-5 stock for it, but for the mean time, I stuck it in an A3-5L for some load development. It's shooting the 105 Hybrids pretty well, so I loaded up a few for fireforming and figured I would get some real world dope while the old man had fun shooting groundhogs.

T'was a bit windy yesterday, and the old man missed more than he's used to, but I take the blame as I'm the guy turning the knobs.

We bounced around a few farms, and settled in on this one as there were a significant amount of critters in the 5-700 yard area. I knew he wouldn't break his 820 yard record, but hey... it was a good place to spend the day with my dad, doing what we love to do... At 85 years old, I cherish our time in the field wheter it's hitting or missing..

His longest of the day was 628 yards.
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    Very nice story. Enjoyed the pictures. I do the same with my dad who is in his 70's and hope to see him doing it when he is 85 years of age also.
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    Looks like a good day!! What kind of shooting bench is that??
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    Good for both of you Joel, Does a heart good!! Time well spent indeed.


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    Quote:
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    What kind of shooting bench is that??
    That's a custom made adjustable/lightweight bench that we use for varmint and big game hunting. I sourced some of the parts, made a few myself, then assembled it to fit our needs. I just sent one to TX, and one to CO, and reports are they work extremely well.
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    Just checked it out on your website...looks well made and also looks very innovative!!

    I like your stocks too, nice work!
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    It's great to see your Dad out there enjoying himself.
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