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Old 03-25-2008, 4:46 PM
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Default Did some shooting in VA.

I went out to the eastern shore of Virginia to visit my dad. The eastern shore is actually not even attached to Virginia - it's connected to Maryland. Anyways, my dad's got a bunch of land out there, and has his own shooting range - a window in barn with a stool and a block of wood for a rest:



Got to shoot several guns from his collection of probably between 100-150 firearms.

Here's a shot of my and dad - I've got an M1 .30 Carbine w/ 25rd mag, and he's got a single-shot break action 45-70 (After doing some searching, it looks like it's a trapdoor carbine - circa 1890's):


He's even got a cannon!:

Didn't get to shoot that one, though.

Exploding 12 ga rounds were pretty cool:


Some videos:
Exploding targets and my first time shooting a .44 mag:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3M7u18Putew

Some clay shooting:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0AfEbwodDU

More/larger pictures, go here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/2016155...7604086117793/

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Old 03-25-2008, 4:54 PM
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I lol'ed.
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Old 03-25-2008, 5:56 PM
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looks like fun, your dads reactions are great.
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Old 03-25-2008, 6:18 PM
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he's got a single-shot break action 45-70 (can't remember make/model)
Looks like a 1873 trapdoor carbine carried by Custer's 7th Cav. at Little Big Horn.
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Old 03-25-2008, 6:51 PM
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If that was my dad, I would be living with him I can only imagine the fun that you had with your dad... Thanks for posting pics..
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Old 03-26-2008, 8:42 AM
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I hadn't seen him for over 15 years, but it was nice to spend a week at his place. I had never been to VA before. It's a place that I could definitely get used to.

And he even gave me one of his guns - actually, he gave it to my wife...The Winchester Model 12 20ga w/ the polychoke that I was shooting at the end of the "Clays" video.
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