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Some shooting over the sticks with the Hot Rod Hawken

Old 07-03-2015, 03:59 PM
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Today I celebrated the 125th birthday of Idaho being a state.
I took my Hot Rod Hawken to bang some steel. The gong I used today was my smaller one it is 8"x12". I started out at 89 yards with an off hand shot that rang the steel. Then I shot at 100, 125, 141,160, 213 and then to finish at 50 in that order.
I was shooting early and the light was dim. I missed the 213 yard shot on a mistake. I took a range finder reading and it said 213 several times. So I set the sight as close as I could and took the shot. I shot Just over the top. I think the range finder was hitting the hill behind the target instead of the target. That bummed me out. Here is the video I took of some of it. The video also has my cross sticks on it, and a clip of the bullet hitting the steel at 50 yards.






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Old 07-03-2015, 04:17 PM
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Today I celebrated the 125th birthday of Idaho being a state.
I took my Hot Rod Hawken to bang some steel. The gong I used today was my smaller one it is 8"x12". I started out at 89 yards with an off hand shot that rang the steel. Then I shot at 100, 125, 141,160, 213 and then to finish at 50 in that order.
I was shooting early and the light was dim. I missed the 213 yard shot on a mistake. I took a range finder reading and it said 213 several times. So I set the sight as close as I could and took the shot. I shot Just over the top. I think the range finder was hitting the hill behind the target instead of the target. That bummed me out. Here is the video I took of some of it. The video also has my cross sticks on it, and a clip of the bullet hitting the steel at 50 yards.






Sounds like you are ready . I couldn't get the video to play . I keep getting an error message . Nice shooting though
 
Old 07-03-2015, 05:01 PM
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Ron, That was fun--you sounded proud, and you should be!
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Old 07-03-2015, 09:46 PM
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Cool, I'm impressed with the extra effort you put in practicing for hunting. Very few people practice but less do it in earnest.
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Old 07-04-2015, 04:39 AM
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that is some great shooting there. I see you shoot off sticks the way I do. I set them out front and lean them back too. It seems to steady them better for me. Very impressive shooting I must say.
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Old 07-04-2015, 05:02 AM
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Nice Ron!
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Old 07-04-2015, 10:32 AM
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Great video and great shooting! Very nicely done Ron... looks like the antelope will be in trouble when that "Hot Rod Hawken" speaks!

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Old 07-05-2015, 06:37 PM
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Thanks guys. I sure hope that I get the chance at a good one. Ron
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