Aug 10, 2011

Blogshoot '11

A day late and a dollar short on the blogshoot roundup; suffice it to say that much fun was had, much noise was made, and I can't say thank-you enough to Jay for organizing, DoubleTrouble and MrsDT for hosting, Les for carpooling, and ALL the attendees for sharing their hardware.

I spent my time shooting and socializing (emphasis on socializing), and trying to inflict the 870 SuperMag on as many people as possible. (Running rough numbers through a recoil calculator puts those turkey loads around 70ft-lb of recoil energy. This is right in the same ballpark as a .470/.500 NitroExpress or .50BMG.) I think the standard response to the 870 was "holy crap" and/or "OW!" There is a reason I don't hunt with those loads anymore...

This year I got the chance to fire Wally's 57mm rifle (converted to .30-06), a belt-fed FA .22, OldNFO's SCAR-17 and tuned 1911s ... I don't even remember what else! There was so much pretty hardware to look at and play with...

The UN made an appearance, and didn't last long:
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And I made sure to hit the trifecta:
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(Please note, the "A" was after the "F", for safety's sake.)

7 comments:

elmo iscariot said...

Sounds like it was a blast. The better two-thirds and I will have to try to make it next year. :)

Jay G said...

Glad you could make it this year, Z, and even more glad you had a good time!

Bubblehead Les. said...

I fired those Pterodactyl Loads 3 times. Anyone go higher?

Weer'd Beard said...

The Exhaust from the pipe smelled a LOT better than the exhaust from the SCAR.

Tho you looked cooler making smoke from the SCAR..just sayin'

ZerCool said...

Les, I ripped off five of 'em. But I knew what I was getting into ahead of time.

Old NFO said...

I was smart, I just didn't shoot the damn thing :-) Good to see you again, and glad you had fun!

theruntcompound said...

I didn't realize you were stuffing the pipe with one of Ashton's fine blends. Smith auto-loaders and proper tobacco from a tin; you have good taste.

Oh, and thanks for letting me run a few through the 870. It has been a while since a gun punched me in the cheek.

- Butch