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Author Topic: Range Pictures 9-28-2017  (Read 301 times)

Offline BoBallistic

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Range Pictures 9-28-2017
« on: September 29, 2017, 07:26:08 AM »
Got there around 5 PM yesterday and had the range all to myself...shot time after that it quickly filled up...two buddies showed up along with a couple of other guys there....about 5:15 PM....so I sat up targets at 50, 100 and 200 yards, did not use the 50 yard targets because it was getting dark quicker, should have gotten there a lot early, my fault, will be there earlier next week for sure...

A funny story, there was a guy with a custom muzzle loader there with a suppressor on the end of it, it looked like a tennis ball can on the end of his muzzle....he said that he had not fired it yet and had just gotten it earlier in the day...wish i had taken a picture of it, but he was having trouble getting it on paper, it looked like he had a simple red dot. He set up targets at 50 yards, none at 100, just 50...after firing several rounds down range, he called for a "clear" on the range and went down to his 50 yard target and put about 8 more targets up, turned them over and made a big black dot in the center of the targets...LOL....he left shortly after. We all suggested a better scope on his new muzzle loader, something like a Leupold...he was sort of quiet in his demeanor, talking to himself...LOL...You can see this guy in-between the photo of the two other goof-ball buddies. The other guy that show up late had a muzzle brake on a 308...he shot it with and without the muzzle brake.....

Top to bottom photos are when I first got to the range and had walked down and set up targets and walked back...during our time shooting we saw, a doe, a gobbler, a rabbit and a ton of squirrels in the tree next to the benches....they were about 10 to 15 ft away from me...LOL...The second photo down is the Steyr M96 topped with a Ziess Conquest 3.5-10X x 44mm and the third photo down is the Cooper M22 in 7x57 also topped with a Ziess Conquest 3.5-10X x 44mm.....

After shooting we adjourned to our favorite Mexican Restaurant for dinner...we talked about the range, rifles, hunting and Billy's date...LOL...single guy in his mid to late 40's....we all are going to shoot next week as well......enjoy the photos....     
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Re: Range Pictures 9-28-2017
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2017, 03:20:13 PM »
A suppressed muzzleloader - that's a new one on me.  Seems like a serious pain in the neck - you gotta take it off to load the gun?
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Re: Range Pictures 9-28-2017
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2017, 02:06:21 PM »
you see all kinds at the ranges. even w/ a red dot, he should be able to pattern and adjust.

i see more times than not, the guys w/ all the latest gadgets can't hit the broad side of a barn. they normally have a god complex to
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Re: Range Pictures 9-28-2017
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2017, 04:56:50 PM »
A suppressed muzzleloader - that's a new one on me.  Seems like a serious pain in the neck - you gotta take it off to load the gun?
Mad...I was thinking the same thing.
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Re: Range Pictures 9-28-2017
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2017, 09:49:36 PM »
Wish I had taken a direct picture of the tennis ball can size suppressor.....it sure did look funny.....
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Re: Range Pictures 9-28-2017
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2017, 02:20:00 AM »
A suppressed muzzleloader - that's a new one on me.  Seems like a serious pain in the neck - you gotta take it off to load the gun?
Mad...I was thinking the same thing.

seen them and if you use loose powder it needs to come off...most recommend using pelletized powder...which would eliminate the need to remove it...Bo- if he comes back snap a pic, also see if he is using pellets or loose.

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Re: Range Pictures 9-28-2017
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2017, 08:46:29 AM »
OK - Good info Two Tales, will do...and take a close look at this monster.....
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Re: Range Pictures 9-28-2017
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2018, 05:42:20 PM »
Well, I stand corrected....and my apologize to the guy at the range last year with the Tennis Ball Size Can on the end of the muzzle loader...I was laughing at it but come to find out that he should have been laughing at me...I do feel like an idiot...

There is such a beast...it is called a SilencerCo Maxium 50...it retails for $999 and saw it this morning in the June 2018 American Hunter......it is a barrel, suppressor, bullet starter, ramrod all together.....you cannot use sabot bullet with it and no pellets...just loose power...

After reading the article twice....and thinking to myself that I saw one of these at the range last year...this is made for a break down type barrel only.....and you might have to get higher rings just to see over the Max 50....

But if my memory serves me right, this guy took his off the end of his barrel....and still could not get the groups he wanted to.....even at 50 yards...after reading the article, it is imperative that you follow the manufacturer instructions when you are shooting the Max 50.....

I stand corrected and I apologize to the guy who was shooting the muzzle loader suppressor with the Max 50 connected to the end of it......
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Re: Range Pictures 9-28-2017
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2018, 07:15:57 PM »
Bo, do you have a link for that article?

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Re: Range Pictures 9-28-2017
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2018, 03:49:28 AM »
https://silencerco.com/maxim50/

Yari - Try this one!! Let me know what you think....



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Re: Range Pictures 9-28-2017
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2018, 04:44:33 PM »
yikes!!! at 7 1/2 lbs. you better start hitting the weights
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Re: Range Pictures 9-28-2017
« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2018, 07:20:15 PM »
I dunno guys.  Everyone has their own threshold for cost vs. value, risk vs. reward, etc but for me I don't find this too exciting.  Seems like the balance would be weird (yeah, I should hold one before I say that), reloading would be challenging in a hunting situation, heavy, problematic scope mounting (?), cost, cleaning the deposits out of the suppressor, etc.    But heck I never used to think I'd want a 1911 or an AR and now I love both.  Keep us posted if any of you guys try one out.

I have not yet tried the Blackhorn 209 powder - is that the main reason the smoke is reduced?
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Re: Range Pictures 9-28-2017
« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2018, 05:58:30 AM »
Mad - Like you, I have a ton of questions about it....I dunno know and like you, I love my 1911 and my AR's, both are in 10th or 11th generation?? But the Max 50 is in its first?? maybe the offer a screw end version a much smaller in size?? maybe we will have to get out muzzle loader barrels end threaded, only time will tell....

I like my blackhorn 209, it is more efficient than Triple 7. I have to reduced my loads with BH209. The velocity is almost equal toe the Triple 7 with the edge going to BH209 by say with 50 fps faster consistantly....but both clean up very easy. I have not tried BH209 is all of my Muzzle loaders....I still use Triple 7 in three of the five inline ML. Own two sidelocks (one 45 and one 50) that I don't use anymore...had not shot either one of them in about 20 years, but their barrels are full of bore butter (so are the rest of the ML's)......

But is this Tennis Ball size can worth the 1000 that you pay for it....I would have to say no for now, but later on it might be....     
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