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Plate Rack Maintenance 

While shooting some drills on the plate rack, I noticed a plate wasn’t falling that I thought should have. And instead of being target focused, my mind happened to see all the plates relative to each other.  And what do ya know!? The plates aren’t even!  Best I can figure is the heat-cold cycle, along with vibration from impacts, caused …

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Doc Takes a Buck

[Editor’s note] This is the biggest whitetail Doc has ever shot. He went into 2020 with a goal: He bought one buck-tag and waited for the right deer to come by.  It took him and Officer Mike some effort, since they initially kept getting skunked. And with some analysis, they figured out why, Made some changes and…here is the result.  …

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Rifle Position Retaining Wall

We have mostly been shooting precision rifles from under the shelter. And with that, I have neglected to admin a problem at the main Rifle Shooting Position: Mud.  You see, from this location, we get two specific conditions which are useful for rifles.  The 100.00 yard target stand sits horizontal from this location.  The 200, 300, 450 and 500 targets …

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Trail Cam Bucks

Trail camera bucks on the John1911 range. Opening week, 2019. 700 yard impact area. Many doe.    “Officer Mike” www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Pistol Pit Retaining Wall

Pistol Pit Retaining Wall Well the day has finally come. It’s time to “start” the fix on the pistol pit. The one mistake I made during construction was I didn’t specify any type of retaining wall in front of the pit.  Why was this a mistake. Why? Erosion. The wall doesn’t keep the berm from collapsing. What it does is …

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Seeding the Range

It’s not glamorous, sexy or fun. But we need to clean up all the dozer damage. So seeding is on order for 2019. The main rifle range: 900 yards. The pistol pit berm inside and out. Driveway around the CONEX. And all the trails cut in the woods – About 2000 yards long, 12 feet wide. Also all the area …