Checking targets down range and setting up your Home Range

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    CampFussell
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    Pete
    This link to Hector’s special scope by Sightron will give you and idea of how easily it is to see pellet hits at 50 yds.
    Loded with photos

    http://www.ctcustomairguns.com/the-heacutectors-special-scope-by-sightron.html

    Jimmy
     

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    JoeN
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    I bought a Barska 20-60×60 spotting scope for about $75 and for the money it does a good job.  I can clearly see 22 cal holes at 50 yds but have not tried it at greater distances.  The depth of field at 60 power is a little thin so it is harder to get a sharp focus at that power but overall it does a great job.  I actually bought the scope to use at the rifle range but it works great for the air rifle also.  

     

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    nced
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    Greetings from Rougemont, NC!

    I have little issue with seeing .177 cal pellet holes in my targets shooting at 12x, even at 50 yards, however for the 50 yard shots I simply use the painted paddle of my cheap Gamo target with un-reduced killzone…………

    I do need to occasionally walk up to targets and repaint the hits but this works for me.

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    airborne
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    quote:   Yeah, Jade is fearless when it comes to airguns. Except for the .50 cal Dragon Slayer. She didn’t care for it   Our other dog is terrified of them all.

    I wish our dogs lived as long as we do. I had many dogs throughout the years and it is one of the hardest things to do when its time to have them put down. I go in when its time and I put my face close to mine and I hope it gives them the last pleasure or what ever they feel when they are put to sleep. it is very hard for me to do this but I just feel they deserve it. Thanks for sharing pictures of your guns and family. 
    Air gunners are great people as I am finding out and most want to help a new guy
    This forum has been such a big help to me and I will always support it…. Mike and the moderators do a great job and keep the site clean. You are living the good times

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    jking
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    Hey Jim, thanks for sharing the photos of your range, wife and dogs. I really enjoy seeing other shooters set-ups and their family involvement. My wife hasn’t shown any interest either but then again she’d know how many guns I really own. lol. Most Chihuahua’s are pretty skittish to noises. Our 16 year old that we had to have put down in May was one of them. As Pete said that’s one of the hardest things I’ve faced in life. Good looking range, I’m envious of you guys that have lots of trees. In SE New Mexico it’s flat and the trees you find in my area had to be planted at one time or the other unless you head up to the mountains.
    Thanks again,
    jimmy

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    CampFussell
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    Ed, good to see you on here. Hope to see you on the 24th at Chris’s place.

    Pete & Jimmy
    We love our pups too.
    We lost our little Boston Terrier in May of last year. I had taken her to work with me that morning. Loved on her like crazy that morning. Brought her home for lunch and it was such a nice day I left her on our covered back porch with Jade to enjoy some sunshine. She must have had some type of seizure while I was back at work? Came home to find she had died. Man that bout killed me. Couldn’t function for a while. Cried like a baby, still do when I think of it.
    My mom passed away last November so we took her little dog in to live with Jade and us. It’s always good for a dog to have buddy while we’re at work. I’m lucky to have a job where I can come home at lunch and let them out and spend a little time with them.

    Jimmy

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    russinbaja
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    I really like the idea of the Bullseye Cam. I do fine with a spotting scope but I have a problem with figuring out where my last shot hit after about 5 shots. I also use my Nikon P510 with a built in 1000 mm lens and after tweaking the photo I get a really clear pic at 50 yards. But… not real time. Seeing results in real time and having a record of the outing would be really nice.

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    airborne
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    That is a plus for the cam. I to have problems where my last shot hit on the target once there are holes in it

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    airborne
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    I am reading about this again and I am really digging this system. Now they answered the question about measure grouping which is a plus

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    Smaug
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    You’re a lucky man. My wife is mad at me now because I “over-enjoy my hobbies.” (referring to the fact that I keep an eye out for squirrels during dinner) She was going to watch our daughter tomorrow morning, so I can go shoot the field target match, but she just canceled last minute.

    She said she’s not really interested in it, I asked her to try a little more; try some plinking. She won’t. She’s a runner, I even offered to run an hour for every hour she shoots with me, that way we could spend time together, even if it is not our individual favorite hobbies.

    As for your original question, there are all these complex methods. I say keep it simple. Get an inexpensive spotting scope and an inexpensive rangefinder. The nice thing about these is that you can use them anywhere, not just at home. Also, they’re very little work to set up, compared to things buried in the ground.

    I also use natural landmarks. For instance, from the area I shoot from on my patio to the base of the mulberry tree, underneath the bird feeder is almost exactly 10 yards. From the shooting area to the back of the lawn where the stump is set up is 35 yards. I’ve also found the yardage markings on my scope objective to be fairly accurate. If they’re off by a couple yards either way, so what? Pellets don’t drop THAT fast, right?

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    Beechwood
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    Good idea using the asphalt cores as
    markers. I work in the same building as a materials testing firm and there’s always asphalt and concrete cores lying around. 

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    unionrdr
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    I wish I could talk my wife into shooting with me. Almost did once or twice. She loves how good the restoration came out on my Crosman 160 .22.Here’s hopin’. I was thinking of using my Canon Powershot XL500 IS with it’s 200x zoom to spot bullet groupings. That way, I could save it on video to view later.

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    oldspook
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    “williamw545”I use my kids 🙂 I send em running down range when I can’t see it. It’s been working rather well for me. You should get some. There kinda expensive though.

    
Meh, you are probably feeding them three times a day.  They can get by on one feeding a day. ;)

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    oldspook

    “williamw545”I use my kids 🙂 I send em running down range when I can’t see it. It’s been working rather well for me. You should get some. There kinda expensive though.

    
Meh, you are probably feeding them three times a day.  They can get by on one feeding a day. ;)


    Your supposed to feed them? Oops……….
    actually my dad used to tell me when he was growing up the kids ate baloney while the dogs got steak

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    unionrdr
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    Sending the kids runnin’ downrange is okay, but if you start hearin’ ​bowwowow yippyo yippyea bowowow yippyo yippyea…bowowowow yippyo yippyea bowowow yippyo yippyea…WOOF! then you can start worryin’…;)

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    Panzer
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    Someone mentioned using an RC system earlier, how about using an RC truck to haul the targets out to pre marked positions and back again! I may try this in the spring.

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