Farm Fun FT Match   Leave a comment

Greetings All,

Today at my farm we had a nice fun practice FT match. Pat, Harold, and I setup 10 lanes. The match was a standard 10 lanes, two targets per lane, 3 shots per target for a total of 60 shots. To add to the fun Roz and Cliff came over also. There was one lane we decided to split between kneeling (1 per) and standing (2 per target).

With the Nationals just around the corner, we all wanted to get in some more practice. Roz brought a TX200 that he had been cleaning and testing out. The TX had a beautiful stock and seemed to shoot well.

My wife shot with me with her pistol but since the kill zones where much smaller than what a pistol match would be, she shot just for extra practice.

Pat was having some problems with his USFT, drove back home, grabbed his EV2, and shot the match with his EV2. He had been having problems with his EV2, but he stated it seemed to be shooting better.

Well, it was a wonderful day for shooting; however, the wind was very gusty. Just guessing I would say the winds varied from 5 to 20 or 25 mph. Given it was an open field this made the difficulty rise quite a bit. Also, the wind was constantly shifting. On some shots I would have to change my wind correction two or three times. So a great day for wind practice! J

After all was over my wife ordered some pizza and we sat around a talked a bit.  It was a great day of shooting with a great bunch of guys (and my wife – of course :).



Jeff      AA S400         JSB 8.4            Bushnell 8-32              40

Pat       EV-2               JSB 8.4            Nikko 10-50                33


Cliff    TX200             CPL                 B/L 6-24                      41

Roz      TX200             CPL                 B/L 4200                     32


Harold   EV-2             JSB Express    Leupold 35x                52

Afterwards we setup a few lanes for a pistol match. My wife and Harold shot 5 lanes with two targets at each lane. My wife asked me to leave off her score; however, given that this is her first real practice match ever with a pistol I think she did great – especially with the crazy wind conditions today. It was a great day of fun. I am glad everyone could make it out. Hopefully next time perhaps Steve Vines and John B. can make it. They were missed.

Here are a few pictures from today. 🙂

Setting Up Lanes

Shooting Off-Hand

Look at the wind flag on Harold’s gun. It was that much wind. 🙂

Mr. Roz

Until next time,



Posted October 1, 2011 by avv604 in Airguns

Field Target: Range Finding and Clicking   8 comments

Greetings All,

I decided to make a quick video describing the process of range finding a target with your scope and clicking (changing the elevation). This process, when actually shooting, does not take that long, but when describing the process it seems like it does.

Here is the video. 🙂

Please let me know if you have questions.

In Christ,

Posted September 12, 2011 by avv604 in Airguns, How-To

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Field Target – What is it?   Leave a comment

Greetings All,

After numerous conversations with individuals about airguns and field target I decided to put together a series of videos to give that particular information in an easier format.


If you have any other questions about airguns or field target thus far, please post them below.
If you like the video, please throw a “thumbs up” on the video.

Here are a few links as a follow up to the video.
American Airguns –
FT Forum –

This sport really is a lot of fun and considerably cheaper than rimfire.
Next time, I will go over some equipment and the basics for getting started.

Until then, shoot safe and above all – enjoy the day!


Posted September 4, 2011 by avv604 in Airguns

New Grips on Crosman 1701P   1 comment

Greetings All,

A while back my wife purchased a Crosman 1701P air pistol. After some shooting and have some great fun in the back yard I encouraged her to purchase some custom grips for her pistol. She checked around the Yellow Airgun Forum and found a gentleman. Well, unbeknownst to us this gentleman also has the contract for Crosman for their custom grips from their Custom Shop.

Dawn emailed RB at RB Grips and posed a few questions about price and wood. After a few email exchanges she placed her order. Since he hand makes the grips he informed Dawn he is about three weeks behind.

Three weeks later, here is what showed up at the door.

Installing the new grips.

Yep, feels good!

Dawn’s pistol with new grips installed.

After looking at the pictures one cannot help but notice how beautiful the rosewood grips are. She is looking forward to getting out in the yard and hitting some Gamo targets.

Until next time,

Posted August 23, 2011 by avv604 in Airguns

The County Fair   Leave a comment

Greetings All,

The family and I went to the Wilson County Fair twice this year. If you live in middle Tennessee then you might just know about the fair and the joy of going.

The first night we went was the first night the fair was open – Friday August 12th. To our surprise there were not as many people as we expected. When entering the fair at 5:00pm, what do you do first? Well, find something to eat of course! Off we went and found something each of us liked. We found a nice little spot to sit down and enjoy the “fair food.”

After the food we decided to kill some time before a friend of ours performed on a local stage. I suggested the tractor pulls. Well, what else is better than tractors with big engines!? 🙂 We watched a few pull and enjoyed watching these big tractors kicking up dirt.

It was time to head over to one of the several music stages and watch one of our friends perform. He is a Christian Country artist and has won several awards. He has told me the awards before but the names escape me. At any rate, Rene and his wife did a wonderful job and it was great to see him again and of course hear him sing.

Rene’ Jones and wife Edie (Rene

After Rene, we discussed what we could go to next. Well it was easy to hear the loud engine noises in the background – so it was decided to work our way back over to the arena to watch more tractor pulls. However, now the larger engine tractors were going and were quite loud – mmmmm… horsepower!

Since I was using my Canon SX30IS – I decided to try the movie function and tape a few of the pulls. We did not stay for all of them but here is a little video of a few pulling.

Wilson County Fair – Tractor Pulls

After the tractor pulls, the family packed up and went home.

A few days later we decided to go back. We went mainly through the portion of the fair that is static called Fiddler’s Grove. We watched a few shows and my youngest gravitated toward the old restored tractors. We began talking to a gentleman about his tractor. The gentleman from Portland Tennessee took up with our youngest and asked if he would like for him to start up his tractor. Of course Dalton’s eyes lit up and he shook his head rapidly as kids do.  Here is a short video I took with my phone.

Afterwards, the gentleman asked if both kids would like to ride around on his other smaller tractor. The boys had a blast riding on the old tractor.

Here are a few pictures from Fiddler’s Grove I took with Droid phone.

In the last picture, look at the number of cars in the background. Yes, this fair is one of if not the best in Tennessee. One item, among others, that aid in the success of this fair is the absence of alcohol. Alcohol is not allowed to be sold or consumed on the premises. This has and will continue to yield an environment family friendly.

All-in-all it was a fun time for all. We ate things we probably should not have, had fun watching shows and events, and played a few games – to which Dalton won a little prize. If you happen to be in middle Tennessee about mid-August next year – I implore you to stop off at the Wilson County Fair. It is well worth the price of admission.

Until next time,
God Bless you and your family,


Posted August 19, 2011 by avv604 in General

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What to do when it is hot…   Leave a comment

Greetings All,

A couple of weeks ago Dawn and I were not sure what to do because it was so hot outside. Well, what else can one do but shoot things! We bought a big shop fan, setup everything and started shooting.

I purchased a Bushnell 8-32×40 scope for my air rifle a few days earlier, so I wanted to work on my numbers. Dawn wanted to knock down some targets and have some fun.

We added some wind flags as well (homemade flags) so we can work on wind doping.

Well, after a few hours the sun began to go down and we called it quits. We now needs some showers because we all stinkth! Nevertheless, air rifles are cheap to shoot and fun. What a good combination. 🙂

Until next time,

Posted August 17, 2011 by avv604 in Airguns

Savage 25 LV-T   Leave a comment

Greetings All,

Some time ago I made a little video about my .223 Savage I purchased for coyote hunting. Well, I forgot to post the link here so here is the video.
The video is very short and is not meant to be in-depth. It is only meant to show what the rifle can do with factory loads. I have since go into reloading and have a nice load that the rifle likes. I will post information later.

Here is the little cheezy video. Enjoy.

Until next time,

Posted August 17, 2011 by avv604 in General

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