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Old 05-27-2020, 08:49 PM
Emily W Trott Emily W Trott is offline
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Some people are "shooters" and others just like to send bullets down the range. I don't think that there is a "right or wrong" to either method, or any in between. Just different people enjoying guns and shooting in the way that they enjoy. After all it is supposed to be fun.

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Old 05-27-2020, 10:00 PM
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I was shooting at our local range here in NC and 2 guys came up with an AK type 12 ga shotgun and a case of ammo. They unloaded all of it into the ground about 12-20 feet in front of them, then left. Weird.
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Old 05-27-2020, 10:56 PM
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I've tested mags at the range without a target. Just needed to verify proper function.
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Old 05-28-2020, 07:25 AM
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Ammo depot. Just bought 500 rounds of 223 for under 240.00. Not the best price ever, but it was at my house in three days.
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Old 05-28-2020, 09:13 AM
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Eh, as long as they are doing it safely I'm not going to judge how folks have fun. Heck with some of the targets I see occasionally, guy might as well not have hung one at all.

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The rapid fire boys are usually a good source of brass. Depending on the caliber, I’ll wait them out. Then pick up all that nice new shinny brass.
When I go fishing I bring more trash back than fish.
Agree. Always do a walk-through the rifle part of my range even if I'm just there for pistol, often find massive piles of .223 and .308 brass. Sometimes even whole boxes of once fired 10mm at the 25 yard part, usually do a little dance of joy when I find those.
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Old 05-28-2020, 09:34 AM
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? Being judgmental over how others choose to spend their entertainment $ ?
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Old 05-28-2020, 11:03 AM
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Every millisec of every day you are "judgmental". Get over it.

No one threatened them or called the "tracers" or thought-police. No one ran out to write a proposal for a bill for a law for an agency.
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Old 05-29-2020, 07:29 AM
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I've seen similar.
And have watched - they DO have a target. It's the berm.
From what I've observed, if the dirt on the berm spurts fairly close to where the sights were upon firing, said rifle/carbine is designated 'sighted in'.

Sure simplifies range time!

Another reason I feel very blessed to be able to enjoy my own range.
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Old 05-29-2020, 08:16 AM
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I gotta say I'm kinda on the fence on this. On one hand I believe in "to each his own". If they are enjoying shooting and not being destructive or dangerous, they can blow all the money they want on ammo and spray til their heart's content.

On the other hand, being one who obsesses over group size and accuracy. Those guys do kinda get on my nerves. What is the point if you can't hit what you're aiming at? Or worse yet, not even aiming at ANYTHING?
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Old 05-29-2020, 12:28 PM
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Ammo dumps and burnouts kinda fall into the same category for me, unless we’re talking about a burnout before a drag race.
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Old 05-29-2020, 01:04 PM
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Yeah, unless it's a function test, mag dumps are just pointless fun.

I've done a few, but not many, I'm too much of a cheapskate to waste the ammo.

On cars I avoid needless burnouts. They serve no purpose & can break stuff. And I won't do wheelies on large street bikes for the same reason.

But on dirt bikes, off road, yeah I'll do some! Not much downside to that.
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Old 05-29-2020, 01:22 PM
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Unfortunately this kind of shooting is pretty much the norm with the more ignorant owners. 999 times out of 1000, they basically can't hit the broad side of a barn. Over on ARFCOM they all talk about blasting away one or two cases of ammo a week. Most of them are ignorant of even the rudimentary disciplines of target shooting, plus they have no idea of the principles of the dot sight.
If you're ever on a real firing line with any of them you better keep them in front of you.
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Old 05-29-2020, 01:43 PM
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But the important question is; Were they wearing mask and practicing social distancing?
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Old 05-29-2020, 01:46 PM
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Can you please tell us your source? I'm looking for ammo.
Not sure which caliber you are looking for but I had 1000rds of 9mm delivered from SSAmmo earlier this month.
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Old 05-29-2020, 04:57 PM
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A guy I used to work with bought his first AR15. Went out and put so many mags through it he said the gun was smoking. Wasn’t too long after that he asked me why his bullets were keyholing.
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Old 05-29-2020, 05:30 PM
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Not trying to be judgmental at all. I just know ammo/mag dumps are not my thing.

As to needing ammo, check out Fields Outdoors in Indiana. Fieldsammo.com

Usually have a bunch in stock and reasonably priced. will ship to MOST places.
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Old 05-29-2020, 06:00 PM
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Those dudes blew close to a thousand rounds of ammo during the short time I was there, literally shooting at nothing but the hillside a couple hundred feet away. All those nice guns, all that ammo, and all they came there for was to play Rambo for an hour.
.....and the issue is?

....could this be part of it?

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By contrast I didn't do any more shooting than necessary to satisfy myself that my guns were working fine, as I'm trying to conserve what ammo I have until the supply situation improves.
Ain't bustin' your chops, been there done that, especially when it came to ammo and shooting. Half a century ago there were always those kids that had 5 tubes of BBs for every one I had. They would shoot at anything and everything, sometimes just shooting into the air just to see iffin' they could see the BB, while I did as you did, conserved and counted every one. They'd shoot at the dirt, just to watch it fly. After they were gone I'd go over and try to dig up what they shot, wipe 'em off with an oily rag and load 'em in my gun. Few years later and it was the .22 at the dump shooting rats. Me with my ol' Remington single shot and maybe 10 rounds in my pocket. I'd patiently sit and wait till a rat came out and gave me a clear shot and would go for the head. The I'd sit and wait another half hour till the dump went quiet and the rats would come out again. Then the older boys would come down with their pumps and their auto-loaders and their pockets full of ammo. They'd empty their mag at every can that wiggled, and then reload and empty it again at the same spot, hoping to scare the rat outta hiding. Then when everything was scared off for the day they would shoot whatever they had up at whatever would break, till their pockets were empty and then they'd leave. I'd wait for another half hour or so, in hopes of getting one more shot. Just seemed in both cases others were wasting a lot of ammo they should be saving for something better. Grandpa taught me to only take enough ammo out of the box to kill what I needed. Hell, He still had cartridges left from the two boxes of .32 special he bought with the gun, after he came home from WWI, when he gave the rifle to me in '66. I grew up thinkin' wasting ammo was a sin done by foolish people.

.....nowadays, I too sometimes just like to go out and make noise. Sometimes I shoot at the dirt, just to watch it fly. Last few shortages, I had enough ammo and components that I could make a lot of noise, whenever I wanted. Sometimes I have my metal gongs, sometimes it's bowling pins or cardboard silhouettes. Sometimes it's a random rock or blade of grass. I watch my grandson shoot his BB gun sometimes, just to see if he can see the BB in the air, and I just smile.
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Old 05-29-2020, 09:49 PM
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Well it is good that you grew up "thinkin".

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.....and the issue is?

....could this be part of it?



I grew up thinkin' wasting ammo was a sin done by foolish people.

.....nowadays, I too sometimes just like to go out and make noise. Sometimes I shoot at the dirt, just to watch it fly. Last few shortages, I had enough ammo and components that I could make a lot of noise, whenever I wanted. Sometimes I have my metal gongs, sometimes it's bowling pins or cardboard silhouettes. Sometimes it's a random rock or blade of grass. I watch my grandson shoot his BB gun sometimes, just to see if he can see the BB in the air, and I just smile.
Aside from that, your point is what exactly?
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Old 05-30-2020, 11:47 AM
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Aside from that, your point is what exactly?
Simple. Sometimes it's fun just to make noise. Sometimes it's fun to shoot at nuttin' special. Sometimes, it's just natural to be jealous of someone who has more than you.........and apparently, sometimes, it's easy for folks on internet forums to think they have to be the big tough guy
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