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Fun Shooting with No. 4 (T)

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    Posted: April 14 2019 at 2:05pm
Spent a few days with my Dad, he’s 87 and lives in Ontario at our family cottage on a small lake.  The ice was still solid, although several inches of water between the solid ice and snow/crust top layer.  

I had some reloads for his No. 4(T) I wanted to try out, so I set up a target on the ice.  At 100 yards, I was only able to distinguish a single ragged hole with the spotting scope after the 10 shots.  It was howling windy, 20+ mph cross wind.  As I was walking towards the target, the wind ripped the paper target off the frame and sent it whipping down the lake at a speed that exceeded my running pace and continued for more than a mile.  

Being too windy to do any further target shooting, I set up an empty soup can and weighted it down with a fist size rock that just fit In the can.  Sat the can on top of a cinder block out on the ice at 100 yards, adjusted the elevation on the No. 32 scope so the MPI of that 10 shot group coincided with the POA and took a shot.  Well, that can blew up like a grenade!  I thought I must have hit the cinder block with all the dust and shrapnel I could see thru the scope.  But no, the bullet had hit dead center of the can and the energy shattered the rock in a cloud of dust and fragments, also knocking the block over, but not a mark on the block.  Great fun, I need to set up a shooting gallery next time.  

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Sounds like great fun.
Don't shoot till you see the whites of their thighs. (Unofficial motto of the Royal Air Force)
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Nice!
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