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Boys and their Toys!
Jon is preparing a little dart for
Jay's Justice 87 PCP Shotgun. The Dart shaft is 8" of 5/16"
Ahwwwwwl ..... they shot a tree!!!!!
Interesting - the shaft of darts don't
just go in - decelerate - and stop ... the energy often whips
the shaft over to slap the item. I used to see this in my early
PCP low pressure dart guns.
So - of the 8" steel shaft ...
there's about 3/4" outside - 7 1/4" inside the tree
... to be found by a sawmill fifty years from now no doubt ...
Dented in area about
3/4" deep in a heavy tank of 1/4" galvanized steel.
Jay says slug dia. went to about 1 1/2". ;?)
Here's Jay's e-mail
of this morning accompanying the pics:
The first picture is Jon holding the
dart prior to firing. Next, the dart has been fired and the flight
is recovered with very little damage. After that, we snuck up
on an unsuspecting 35 gallon water buff umm, tank made of 1/4"
galvanized steel. The 905 grain slug made quite a dent and flattened
out to about 1.5" The CMU (concrete masonry unit ... engineer speak ... ;?) fell victim to the third shot of the fill prior to
leaving for the woods. Before and after (what was recovered from
the lake). Just before I was about to load the car, we heard a
squirrel chattering in an oak tree nearby. A shot charge made
quite a mess of it. (you
don't want to see the pic). I need
to back off on the charge weight.;) Finally, we are cooking some
tenderloin and bacon wrapped shrimp/pepper jack poppers. MMMMMMMM.
The unsuspecting CMU. These things
are hard to catch in the open like this ....
They hauled out some of the pcs. Jay
said in a phone call, that the block disintegrated in a cloud
of debris. That was the third shot off of the single charge they'd
been prowling around with. ;?)
Man ... this is the life. Those things
on the foil are huge bacon wrapped shrimp stuffed with cheese.
THAT is really low to send a frail old man a pic of something
like that .... haha ;?)
Hey ... isn't that a pistol stock under
Got a mail from
I just spent about an hour and a half with the Ranger, the second
week in a row. Discovered I had it the other week when I opened
the closet, what a surprise. ;?)
He also just discovered that his rifle
was power adjustable so he was playing with different settings
and slugs as well as buckshot.
Hey Lon ... did you ever see this page?
Delta haha ;?)
Julio had the Hoss
45 pistol out in Puerto Rico over the weekend.
He was charting any difference between
Hornady and Speer Round lead ball. Charting two sizes and pressure
fills for the way the PCP is currently set up.
Caliber: .454 .457 PSI
FPS 743.80 744.50 3,000
743.80 737.65 3,100
737.60 734.20 3,200
731.50 731.50 3,300
717.30 715.15 3,400
First, that the Hoss pistol is achieving
higher fps readings using Speer round balls compared Hornady lead
Second, the .457 round ball out perform
the .454 in fps, fpe and accuracy.
Third, using a 3,300 psi fill I could safely
take (4) shots out of a single fill with an average variance in
fps of 9.225 fps between shots. That number would be 6.267 fps
if we only take the first three shots.
Jerry and his boys
had the Maverick out while away over Thanksgiving. He sent this
in last week.
Been a while since I could catch up with the site. Hope all is
the procedure goes smooth.
The boys and I did get to do some shooting
on a range over Thanksgiving
Anyhow, hope all is well and we'll
get some shooting pics to you at the
but the camera decided not to work at that moment and we didn't
get the time
to try any longer range targets. A really fun thing that happened
was that after all the ooh's and ah's over the Maverick, I handed
it to PJ
for the first shot and asked him to see if it was sighted in for
yards he was shooting. He put the first shot dead through the
couldn't have found the center of that target any better with
and drill press! Next shot just made the hole a little bigger...
It was a
fine outing but just not enough time.
Thanks for sending in some materials.
Everybody enjoys them.