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Post by sjs on Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:57 am

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I have been playing with BE informally because I will have to drive a good way to get to a match.  I am finding it to be immensely satisfying, challenging and just plain fun.  I especially get a kick out of running my BE app on my phone and shooting to the range commands as other shooters on the range laugh at me.

I started with a Ruger Mk IV Competition .22 with a 1" Ultra Dot and I am getting better.  I thought I might be getting close to where I could justify the 2.5 hour drive to a match so I bought a SA Range Officer for the .45 and centerfire stages.  I was going to shoot it a while and then send it to Dave Salyer to turn it into a proper BE target pistol.

Thing is, I am having a ball shooting it with iron sights.  I did not say I was shooting it well.  My .22 is much better for my scores and it is not the recoil as much as the iron sights, but the thing is I am having great fun bullseye shooting with it with the iron sights.

At some point I need to get serious and send it (or another gun) to be turned into a target pistol with an UD red dot.  It just made me wonder, what others find to be their most enjoyable gun to shoot.

Not necessarily your best gun, or most expensive, or most accurate (though it may be all of those as well), but the one you find most fun to shoot at a BE target.

What say you?

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Post by Wobbley on Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:20 am

I can’t choose just one.

22s. My S&W 41.

Autos: My S&W 52 and my Ribbed Wadgun.

Revolvers: my Python.  

Honorable mentions: CZ75; S&Ws 745, 14, 66, 629, 586, 1006, 17; Colt Diamondback 22.
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Post by chopper on Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:19 pm

Tim:H11 wrote:Not my favorite. I can’t say that I have a true favorite. We’re shooters. We like guns. All guns. If it goes bang then we want it right? But I suppose this one here is an old friend and a joy to shoot from time to time. 

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  What model of flintlock is that? It looks very high tech also what caliber? Looks to be a fun one to shoot. 
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Post by Ljohns on Sat Jul 28, 2018 2:04 pm

MarkOue wrote:For pleasure of pulling the yrigger and puching holes in the X-ring its my Pardini SP22.   Otherwise, my Accuracy X 1911's!   The 1911's do however provide that satisfying push of recoil Smile

Boy, I'm with you 100%

I used to enjoy my S&W 41 and Hi Standard Citation until I got the Pardini SP. Now that is my favorite .22.

I don't have an Accuracy X but I do enjoy my COLT Gold Cup Trophy !
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Post by Tim:H11 on Sat Jul 28, 2018 2:17 pm

Chopper 

It was a custom build for a niche sport. It was built by Chris Hageman formerly of Cylinder and Slide I believe. Has a Bo-mar rear sight, Herrett Nationals for a 1911 for grips, and it's a .32 caliber patch and ball gun.
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Post by Jwhelan939 on Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:23 pm

I love my Bunker Arms 45, but if I could only have one gun it would be my Pardini SPBE. Rifle or pistol, the 22 is my favorite round. Can shoot it all day and never get bored.

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Post by orpheoet on Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:00 pm

That's a tough question. Currently for .22 a Pardini SP that I'm still getting used to. Centerfire would be either 1960 Colt .38 Super converted to Wadcutter or a S&W M52-2. .45 would be my Salyer Wadgun. Revolver my M14-1. If I had to pick just one it'd probably be the M52-2
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Post by Bigtrout on Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:08 am

Pistol would be my S&W 986.  Rifle fave is the Henry youth model .22 in stainless I bought years ago for my grandsons to use when they visited.    Now it's my gun to rid the yard of tree rats and chipmunks.
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Post by Jon Math on Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:02 am

As someone said we are shooters and all firearms are fun.  I shoot a Pardini SP the most, and do like it.  I really enjoy my TOZ free pistol the most of any pistol for just going to the range and shooting for fun.  I enjoy black powder shooting but Trap is highest on my list of fun competition shooting.   
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Post by Chris Miceli on Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:50 am

1911 45 my favorite if they would let me shoot the entire 2700 in 45 I would
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Post by lyman1903 on Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:55 am

my go to range gun (coming from someone who used to compete in Service Rifle)is my AR, 

14lbs of heavy barreled goodness, 

handgun wise, 

686 silhouette model,  or a 17-? full lug 6 shot 22 are , one of which almost always gets range time
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Post by ASchlem on Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:32 am

Im going with my Pardini. the guns feels different than any other.
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Post by 1joel1 on Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:05 am

As much as I love the MG2 and 215s, my most favorite is my Steyr FP. 

Would love to have a Korth revolver to try and see if it would be a new fave Smile

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Post by mikemyers on Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:31 am

sjs wrote:.........Not necessarily your best gun, or most expensive, or most accurate (though it may be all of those as well), but the one you find most fun to shoot at a BE target.....
There is one gun I have wanted to shoot at a Bullseye target since the early 1980's.  I wanted to buy one back then (was in the showcase), but I could never find anyone to help me learn how to use it, and while I would have drooled all over the gun but for its being behind glass, I never bought it.  It's a black powder gun.  I entered a thread here about this last May, and am finally about to use it next Tuesday at my range, shooting at the same B-8 targets I always use, at 25 yards.  A fellow at Hollywood Rifle and Pistol Club, Bob Crawford, is helping me get set up and teaching me.  Gee, that's about 38 years or so of wanting to do this........

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The real answer about which gun is the most "fun" is whatever gun is in my hands at the moment, as long as it's working.  
Which gun is the most challenging - without doubt, my S&W Model 52.
Which gun is the most difficult - my silhouette gun, S&W Model 29, with 10 5/8" barrel, because of the weight.
Which gun do I shoot the most - either my High Standard or my S&W Model 41.


When I read the threads here, I find some of you who I think are so good, and experienced, your using a Bullseye Gun is like driving a fine sports car.  Then there are people who are so up-tight about the competition angle, I wonder if they are having any fun at all.  And then those people in the middle, who seem to be so relaxed about everything, they're obviously having a great time enjoying themselves.  That's the group I would like to be part of.
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Post by lyman1903 on Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:37 pm

Mike

you will have a blast with that cap and ball gun, 

I have an Italian made Rem 1858 clone,, had it since I was a kid 

shoots well, for what it is, and is a blast 

lots of smoke, 


haven't shot it in years, when I get the itch to smoke things up, I grab my Pedersoli Brown Bess, 
still suck with it, as far as accuracy, but using a flint will help with you get rid of any flinch!
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Post by LenV on Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:44 pm

messenger wrote:
LenV wrote:For me the most fun is my 25-2. Super accurate. Never a ftf. Adjust your ammo to the recoil you like. Shoots everything. No magazine and no chasing brass. What's not to like? Very Happy 

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I'm not wanting to hijack the thread but I have a 25-2 on the way. What is your go to load?

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Don't know how I missed this. 3.8gr BE and 185gr L-SWC. But Magnus is sending me some 185 LSWCHP I am going to give a try soon.
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Post by Sheriff1962 on Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:26 am

My favorite gun to shoot is my IL Les Baer Hardball gun .Probably best target 1911 I ever owned.

How accurate ?

 A consistent 10 shot groups under 3 inches using Federal Match Ball. Not with  a ransom rest but with me shooting the gun off the bench using iron sights.

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Post by bentrod on Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:36 am

Ruger GP100, 38 spl irons. 

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Post by james r chapman on Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:21 am

Len, are those .454 or .452
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Post by LenV on Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:11 pm

.452. They work great. Same load as for my RO.
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Post by Slartybartfast on Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:56 pm

Well, it's not "BE". The target is actually MUCH smaller. :p
But if it's about "fun to shoot", this is it.

1978 vintage Drulov 75
10 inch barrel, single shot bolt action, hair trigger.
Great fun to shoot.
 
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