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Grand-daughter joining Rock Ape Reserve.

Old 26th Jun 2022, 09:59
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Great news, LB.
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Old 26th Jun 2022, 10:32
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I wish her good luck for Ex Omega, not long to go now.
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Excellent news BZ
You must be chuffed to pieces!!
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Old 16th Jul 2022, 22:05
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Today I received a photo from her take during range firing. Purports to show all 5 rounds on target, with two sharing the same hole ...... sort of 8-shaped hole on its side. Very nice too.

Reminds me of the .22 indoor range at JHQ ........ my teenage son routinely shot possibles, dad routinely shot 95 or so, and once shot a 99. So rare was the event that I still have the card.
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Originally Posted by langleybaston View Post
Today I received a photo from her take during range firing. Purports to show all 5 rounds on target, with two sharing the same hole ...... sort of 8-shaped hole on its side. Very nice too.

Reminds me of the .22 indoor range at JHQ ........ my teenage son routinely shot possibles, dad routinely shot 95 or so, and once shot a 99. So rare was the event that I still have the card.
I may have shot with your son - used that range regularly from 80-83
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Old 16th Jul 2022, 23:04
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I may have shot with your son - used that range regularly from 80-83
Very possibly: we came back to UK on my promotion in January 1981. We shot on Saturdays I think ........ which meant my going easy on the sauce on Friday evenings! Strange site, near the extreme West of JHQ estate, and near the German-run plant nursery. We have great good memories.
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WB,

If that Meme you posted is accurate (which I am thinking it very much is...) then the Pongo's have to be akin to McNamara's Project 100,000.
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Dad Was Not Sergeant York.

Originally Posted by langleybaston View Post
Today I received a photo from her take during range firing. Purports to show all 5 rounds on target, with two sharing the same hole ...... sort of 8-shaped hole on its side. Very nice too.

Reminds me of the .22 indoor range at JHQ ........ my teenage son routinely shot possibles, dad routinely shot 95 or so, and once shot a 99. So rare was the event that I still have the card.
My father once took some shots at targets on a 25 yd. range, with .22 long rifle rounds fired from our .22 bolt action garden gun. When they scored it, they thought that he'd got fantastic grouping with five shots all making the same rectangular hole but, as the garden gun had no rifling, the occasional round which had actually hit the target had been going sideways.
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Damn ... .22 Pistol at 25m ...



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Sheesh!

I have a decent .22 air rifle in a long, fully enclosed garden ** with telescopic sighting and cannot now achieve such grouping at about 25 yards.

Granddaughter and I have a contest lined up for her next visit .......... same rifle, and winner pays up a bottle of fizz [WHEN she wins] or a decent red [IF I win].

** A very good definition of the appropriate sized garden was penned by a retired colonel in the D Tel. "Large enough to find a spot for a pee if taken short, small enough for cries of help to be heard by a neighbour*. I have a strategic shed, behind which .............
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Use a sheet of targets similar to this one(the linked file is printable).....one sheet for each shooter....take one shot at each of the 25 targets.....hole must be inside the bold black circle...can touch but not cross into the black.

Then score good hits....if tied....Shoot till the first Bullseye is scored and the second shooter misses....if each shooter scores a bullseye...continue till the first bullseye is hit .

Think it is easy....try it at 25 Yards.

My money is on the Grand Baby!

I just thought I knew how to shoot!

.22 Rimfire Cartridges are not very precise and despite using Ruger Precision .22 Rifles and excellent scopes....the sorry things cost me lots in Beer Money!


https://accurateshooter.net/targets/ukbrtarget50.png
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Thank you. I shall report back ............... if I win.

[No, I am not a total sh1t]
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Really dragging this from the memory banks now, the mnemonic used when coaching the grouping practice is/was DSMPE
D - Declaration
S - Size
M - MPI - Mean Point of Impact
P - Pattern
E - Encouragement

If this is incorrect or has been superseded my apologies, I am just happy that I have managed to remember something from what seems to be several million years ago.
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She must be bored: jumped out of a serviceable aircraft at Old Sarum at the weekend.

NOT ON MY BUCKET LIST.
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Originally Posted by langleybaston View Post
She must be bored: jumped out of a serviceable aircraft at Old Sarum at the weekend.

NOT ON MY BUCKET LIST.

I did that once* never did it again LOL

* Serviceable aircraft (Cessna) was questionable IMHO, much of it held together with parcel tape . The runway (Ashford International AKA Lympne) looked like a Tornado had used it for target practice with a JP233 , so I was quite happy to land under a parachute and not in the aircraft.

I was 17 at the time and immortal LOL as we all were.

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LB,

Seems your Grand Baby follows the Ladies in your family with her derring-do!
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LB,

Seems your Grand Baby follows the Ladies in your family with her derring-do!
As I also discovered at one of our periodic Officers' Pistol Shoots when serving with the RAN, and my then NOK came to collect me and was asked if she would like to have a go. Never having touched a weapon before in her life, she promptly achieved better grouping than that shown in MPN11's Post #88 above**! Curiously enough, I never encouraged her to try again....

Jack

** With apologies to MPN11
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As I also discovered at one of our periodic Officers' Pistol Shoots when serving with the RAN, and my then NOK came to collect me and was asked if she would like to have a go. Never having touched a weapon before in her life, she promptly achieved better grouping than that shown in MPN11's Post #88 above**! Curiously enough, I never encouraged her to try again....

Jack

** With apologies to MPN11
I used to be a bit handy with a rifle and taught Mrs WB627 the rudimentaries before we had children so more than a few years ago. Fast forward many years and the Scouts set up a rifle range (air rifles) in the Scout Hut, Mrs WB627 takes her Beaver Colony along to have ago. At the end with much mocking from the instructors about women not being able to shoot straight, not only does she do just that, but manages a better card than any of the instructors. Stony silence and red faces , so to save their embarrassment, she fesses up to having been taught by an expert. Made her day.

Edited to add.... I would never argue with a Woman with a gun, you never know where she might be aiming

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Jumping For Fun.

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She must be bored: jumped out of a serviceable aircraft at Old Sarum at the weekend.

NOT ON MY BUCKET LIST.
I did more than 30 jumps from a serviceable aircraft, and enjoyed every one. My mother even did a couple of jumps, at the age of 56, although it took her quite a bit of training before she nailed the PLF.

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UPDATE.

After a temporary set-back with the 80 kg lift, now repassed fitness after hours in the gym, and nominated for 2 week course end of this month.

I don't understand the subtleties but quote: "hopefully mudguards in October"

So the family will have a trained killer Amazon in its midst.

Point of fact from experts please: at what stage is a trainee rock ranked/ appointed as gunner ....... all this aviator stuff baffles me these days.
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