8 shots later.....

Discussion in 'Flintlock Rifles' started by Sidney Smith, Jun 19, 2019.

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  1. Jun 24, 2019 #21

    SgtMaj65

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    I had a fairly similar experience more than a year and a half back at the range but with a twist. It was all AR builds and flying brass. I was between a bunch of pilots from the nearby Air Force base and a dad and his son and daughter — probably 12 to 14 year age range. They seemed disinterested in him showing them his fancy build. I was taking my time 2 slots next to them at the 100 yard range and when I touched off my smoke pole .50 cal. GPR for the first time they immediately took notice. So did the pilots, who let out a collective “damn” when I boomed the range, rather than that sharp crack. One pilot came over and asked all kinds of questions. After my second shot the two kids kept watching me and asked a question or two, which pissed off their dad. He didn’t appreciate my smoke or the kids’ interest. I guess he wasn’t into history and Olde Eynsford lol.
     
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    I guess that's one word for it. :confused:
     
  3. Jul 16, 2019 #23

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    Both are great range stories....always cool to "pass it on." And then yourself ending up "de-stressed," knowing how much the youngsters enjoyed the experience.

    Very cool. :ThankYou:for sharing the outings.

     
  4. Jul 16, 2019 #24

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    When becoming familiar with the various muzzleloading acronyms it is very important to understand the difference between a PRB and a PBR.
     
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    Yes, there is a difference between a Patched Round Ball and Pro Bull Rodeo.... (Hint: The balls are a lot heavier...)
     
  6. Jul 17, 2019 #26

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    I thought PBR stood for professional bull riding not rodeo.
     
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    Back in my college days many decades ago PBR stood for Pabst Blue Ribbon. ;)
     
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    You are correct. It's a separate circuit.
     
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    There are only 17,576 TLAs. Many have more'n one meaning.
     
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    Lets’ see, Queens and princes in the 21 st century, drive on the wrong side of the road, drink their beer warm,.......your right, there is a lot of humor from cousin Jack.....but friends are friends..
     
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    Not in my book. I will watch the RODEO but I will not RIDE THE BULL!
     
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    And you actually remember those days? A lot of my early days are still a foggy blurr....
     
  13. Jul 18, 2019 #33

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    PBR = Patrol Boat(River). Those crazy Navy dudes running the Mekong Delta and tributaries trying to get shot at so they could shoot back.

    BA. Bad Asses.
     
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    Amen Brother!
     
  15. Jul 18, 2019 #35

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    I think it is time to get back to the original post and reflect on the importance of proper preparation before going to the range even while appreciating the benefit of only being able to get off eight shots. That gives you three shots to gauge the range conditions and five shots for a group. Still not bad for a trip to the range.
     
  16. Jul 18, 2019 #36

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    Hey Tanglefoot, those are the BEST times! Done that myself!
     
  17. Jul 20, 2019 #37

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    Love the smell of BP .....whatever the day, reason or occasion
     

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