Savor small victories.....

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Savor small victories.....

Post by OnaginOffagin » Thu Jul 28, 2016 2:31 pm

I'm an old guy and not much of a high power shooter, but I love it..... I'm also a worse reloader than shooter, and this year at Raton about half my ram .260 loads, 142 SMK w/ 45 grains of Reloader 22, wouldn't chamber because the shoulder wasn't set back far enough, and Loren Peter's tight chamber on my new Lilja barrel was just having none of it..... In a panic, Mietenkorte and I sorted through them and found just about enough to shoot the match. Just about. At the end, I was four rounds short. So I decided what the heck, I'd just crack off four of my CPT loads, 107 SMK w/ 37.5 grs of Varget, at those four dirty old rams left..... I figured nobody was looking at me anyway, and so what would it matter.... Hah, out of those four piddly little rounds, I got two rams! They went down slow, kinda like they were bleeding to death, but down they went! I was delighted!

So, when I think of Raton, do I think of my piddley score, or of the two cases I put no powder in at all? Nope! I think of those two rams that went down with the 107s, and I grin....I grin all over the place! Heck, next year I just might shoot all 107s! (Don't panic, Mietenkorte, I'm joking! Joking!).

This sport teaches you to savor small victories if it teaches you anything, and if you don't end up learning that.... you're in trouble, mate, big trouble, and you should take up golf!
"Honor, Respect, Service, Humility....." (Lt. Gen. Hal Moore 1st Bn, 7th Cavalry)

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Re: Savor small victories.....

Post by glen ring » Thu Jul 28, 2016 3:59 pm

I shot my first HP match at Raton. I sucked at it and didn't even have a decent Ram/Turkey zero until the last day. I have always been pretty good at everything I've ever tried...except HP Silhouette. Now I'm hooked. It's a cool game and I highly recommend it to Hunters with their chosen/legal deer rifle.
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Post by Another Dang 9 » Thu Jul 28, 2016 5:35 pm

GOLF!!! Not that, anything but that! :-q
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Re: Savor small victories.....

Post by Jerry G » Fri Jul 29, 2016 6:05 am

Just think of the shooting facility you could build with the land and money a golf course costs.

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Post by saikatana » Fri Jul 29, 2016 9:08 am

OK I give up. What caliber do you use for golf????????

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Post by Jerry G » Sun Jul 31, 2016 10:51 am

I don't have a clue but.......... they hit little white balls a long ways. That's gotta hurt. :ymdevil:

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Post by SteveD » Thu Aug 11, 2016 7:41 am

saikatana wrote:OK I give up. What caliber do you use for golf????????
The 'best' caliber for golf is a hotly debated as the 'best' caliber for Silhouette. :))
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