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Old 08-11-2015, 08:39 PM   #1
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A bud and I went up to the range today to do some AR target shooting. I was using a new Palmetto pencil barrel build and my friend was using a Bushy M4gery, both with iron sights. We were both using common 55 grain ammo.

We had zeroed both rifles last time so we started right in on the yellow steel plate dingers at 100 to 200 yards, sitting at the bench but shooting off of our elbows. Ringing the dingers with great regularity, I got cocky and moved on to the 300 yard dingers. Well Shazam I was just dingin' heck out of them, so I decided to stretch myself a little farther and shoot at a much smaller yellow dinger out in the puckerbrush to the side of the main dingers. I had no idea why the club had put it out in the bushes like that, but I wanted to give it a go anyway.

I hunkered down and gave it my best squeeze with the sights dead center in the middle of it - and missed it clean. Couldn't believe it! So I rehunkered, reaimed, resquoze, and missed it again. Dang!!! Five times in a row I gave it my best shot, literally, and missed it slicker'n heck every time. So I turned to my friend and told him what was going on. He picked up his binocs and spied the dinger I was missing so bad and said: "Are you shooting at the small yellow dinger about 20 yards to the right of the main dingers at 300 yards? The one out in the bushes?" "Yessir, that's the one." I replied.

Lowering his binocs and looking at me with a big grin, he said: "Jer, your dinger is a bunch of yellow flowers. You're shooting hell out of a beautiful yellow bouquet."

OK, so I left my binocs at home. What of it?

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A bud and I went up to the range today to do some AR target shooting. I was using a new Palmetto pencil barrel build and my friend was using a Bushy M4gery, both with iron sights. We were both using common 55 grain ammo.

We had zeroed both rifles last time so we started right in on the yellow steel plate dingers at 100 to 200 yards, sitting at the bench but shooting off of our elbows. Ringing the dingers with great regularity, I got cocky and moved on to the 300 yard dingers. Well Shazam I was just dingin' heck out of them, so I decided to stretch myself a little farther and shoot at a much smaller yellow dinger out in the puckerbrush to the side of the main dingers. I had no idea why the club had put it out in the bushes like that, but I wanted to give it a go anyway.

I hunkered down and gave it my best squeeze with the sights dead center in the middle of it - and missed it clean. Couldn't believe it! So I rehunkered, reaimed, resquoze, and missed it again. Dang!!! Five times in a row I gave it my best shot, literally, and missed it slicker'n heck every time. So I turned to my friend and told him what was going on. He picked up his binocs and spied the dinger I was missing so bad and said: "Are you shooting at the small yellow dinger about 20 yards to the right of the main dingers at 300 yards? The one out in the bushes?" "Yessir, that's the one." I replied.

Lowering his binocs and looking at me with a big grin, he said: "Jer, your dinger is a bunch of yellow flowers. You're shooting hell out of a beautiful yellow bouquet."

OK, so I left my binocs at home. What of it?

Good story. I take it the binoculars will be with you next time!
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