Hey, remember this target stand?

Well, I spent this afternoon cooking up some real .44 Magnum loads for the Model 69. And when you shoot at that particular target inside 20 yards or so with 200 gr. lead bullets that have a lot of powder behind them…

Well, the frame never quite fell over backward. But I kept expecting it to. If I hadn’t wrecked my shoulder to the point where I’ll probably never pop another cap on a real .30 cal rifle … I’d be making the ground stands more substantial.

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2 Responses to Hey, remember this target stand?

  1. Bill says:

    Just a thought about your shoulder and firing hard recoil rifles. After losing sight in my shooting eye, I had to become a left hand shooter. I didn’t like it, but that’s life. And ya know, after a bit of practice, no big deal….FYI I’m 71, and we ol’dog’s can learn new tricks.

  2. TK421a says:

    Dealing with recoil can be a bit of a chore, especially when your shoulder is screwed up. Like Bill wrote, there are options. Back in the day, I was a member of the gun team at our zoo. The dangerous game rifle was chambered in .458 Winchester Magnum. To tame the recoil for the smaller members of the team a Pachmayr butt pad and a Past recoil shoulder pad were used.

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