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    With apologies, I was being facetious - I am no shooter and should not be passing comment.
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    Oh, stop! Your comments are always welcome, including the facetious ones.
    Yeah! What HE said.
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    I'll try to make a long story short! I was very young. (19) I bought what I thought was a 12 ga. "shotgun". I found out it was actually called a "Goose" gun, and it had a long barrel, actually too long for what I wanted it for, the barrel was "36" inches long. So I took a hack saw to it and cut off 33 inches of the barrel. At the time I lived miles from the next closest house. So I took my sawed off shotgun and went deep into the dense woods and fired it up into the sky. A flaming fireball blast of LOUD deafening sound came out of the short barrel. The short barrel caused the blast to explode outside the barrel. I was deaf for two days. As it turned out, I found out my "sawed off shotgun" was "illegal"! The minimum legal barrel length had to be "12" inches. So my Dad was a machinist by trade, and he machined a special collar to slide over the gun's short barrel and then slide a 9 inch piece of the cut off barrel into the other side of the collar and silver solder it all together. It came out perfect, and the gun was now legal. NOW COMES the SHOOTING GALLERY PART. I took my gun to the town's indoor Shooting Range to test the accuracy of the barrel collar extension fix. I fired the gun at the targets, and it was perfectly accurate for a shotgun, my Dad did a perfect job fixing my former illegal gun. Thanks Dad! (TURNED OUT TO BE A LONG STORY AFTER ALL )
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    I'm going to a shooting Gallery Next month when I head South. My son has a new gun he wants me to try out. Should be interesting.
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    You need to load your magazine with tracer rounds.
    Exactly. Or mount a laser sight with a scope.

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    My daughter and her hubby just bought a house out in the plains of Eastern Colorado.
    The Northern corner of the property has a fairly wide gully from an old dry water run. It has obviously made an excellent shooting range for a long time. The far bank has a couple of target screens set up, and an old table fifty yards across the gully. No more venturing out to the back of beyond to find a place to practice, and no worries about dealing with MAGA 'roids flashing their hardware.
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    I decided to have a go at shooting seeing the Americans find it so fascinating, so off I went to Las Vegas to a shooting gallery. After firing several guns I found it quite boring and not very stimulating so I thought I'd have a go at the 50 caliber, I fired one shot then questioned why 2 holes were in the target instead of one? "Oh thats because the shell fragmented" the female instructor said, I was puzzled by this, wasn't the real fact that the shell had hit the target ricochet off back into the target and was coming back at me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by henrychalder View Post
    I decided to have a go at shooting seeing the Americans find it so fascinating, so off I went to Las Vegas to a shooting gallery. After firing several guns I found it quite boring and not very stimulating so I thought I'd have a go at the 50 caliber, I fired one shot then questioned why 2 holes were in the target instead of one? "Oh thats because the shell fragmented" the female instructor said, I was puzzled by this, wasn't the real fact that the shell had hit the target ricochet off back into the target and was coming back at me?
    Highly unlikely, behind the target is an energy absorbing layer that would not allow a ricochet. Far more likely that such a large bore projectile would fragment in the bore and both fragments would hit the target.

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