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Author Topic: Open sights - What's the furthest you'll shoot?  (Read 656 times))

Offline dan_house

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Re: Open sights - What's the furthest you'll shoot?
« Reply #20 on: September 03, 2021, 04:15:44 PM »
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Re: Open sights - What's the furthest you'll shoot?
« Reply #21 on: September 03, 2021, 10:46:16 PM »
A little add-on to my earlier post.

Just came in from some Plinking !
My next door neighbor likes to practice Golf and hit the balls in my direction.   He claims he isn't hitting my way but I have a few laying around, free targets.

I decided to take a few shots at the Golf Balls with my Open sighted Armada, my hits at approximately 20-30 yds. is about 80% maybe a little better, I do like open sights and this Armada.
careful with that... golfballs tend to shoot back. they are known to send pellets back at ya.
You'll put your eye out, kid.

I have seen this happen with a 22 PB also.

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Re: Open sights - What's the furthest you'll shoot?
« Reply #22 on: October 03, 2021, 11:07:49 PM »
careful with that... golfballs tend to shoot back. they are known to send pellets back at ya.
You'll put your eye out, kid.

Thanks, didn't think of anything like that happening.
I was just bouncing them along, wasn't thinking further.

Yeah Iíve done that a long time ago. Sent a .22 pellet right back at me into the garage from 30m. Seemed coming at me as fast as it was going, maybe a tad less. Never did that again.  ;)

Lol! I learned that the hard way too. My .22 must have been tumbling during its return flight because it was whistling/buzzing something fierce. Sent me running for cover. But shooting plastic Wiffle golf balls is my favorite reactive target.
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Re: Open sights - What's the furthest you'll shoot?
« Reply #23 on: October 10, 2021, 10:25:43 PM »
Anything goes on targets for fun, but 20-25 yards max on squirrels with the Williams rear peep sight on my 177 BAM B26.  There is just something about that combination - it's my favorite rifle of late.
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