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Ya, must be nice not to have to pay for ammunition. lol.  It's not too bad.  I end up going to the range for two hours and spending about 30 bucks on 100 rounds of ammunition.  Since the range is indoors I have to buy copper .223 REM rounds.  It sounds like a small amount of ammo, but when firing a semi-auto weapon on single shot, its not that bad.  The range is indoors and has a maximum distance of 50 yards (150 feet).  There is an automated targeting machine that sends the target out to a selected distance so what I'll do is bring it in after every three shots, mark my hits and send it back out.  Doing it this way makes the time go by very quickly and yet I am still using a small amount of ammo.

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To bad you couldn't join us in the marines, but atleast you still get to shoot your rifle. I love going to the range and shooting my m16...and the best parti is I don't have to pay for bullets to do it. lol.



50 yards... you need to find an outdoor range lol. When we shoot to qualify we shoot at 200, 300, and 500 yards, with the regular iron sights, then we move to the 100 yard to fire at moving targets then the 50-25-and 15., those we shoot on burst( which is hella fun.).


I agree 50 yards is nothing, but the weather was not favorable for shooting outdoors.  The wind was unbelieveable and there was a mix of rain too.  While I understand that weather conditions such as these may occur in combat, this is not combat and i didn't feel like dealing with windage and what not.  Ya there are a lot of outdoor ranges here, one with a maximum of 500 yards.  I've only fired on the 500 yard rangea couple times, but I've been using the 300 yard range, which is awesome. 


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Yea it sucks, when its raining and windy and we still have to shoot...lol especially at 500 yards... it feels like your clicking the windage knob  forever. I like firing at the 500 yard line myself but all the others are fun to.
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Ya, must be nice not to have to pay for ammunition. lol.  It's not too bad.  I end up going to the range for two hours and spending about 30 bucks on 100 rounds of ammunition.  Since the range is indoors I have to buy copper .223 REM rounds.  It sounds like a small amount of ammo, but when firing a semi-auto weapon on single shot, its not that bad.  The range is indoors and has a maximum distance of 50 yards (150 feet).  There is an automated targeting machine that sends the target out to a selected distance so what I'll do is bring it in after every three shots, mark my hits and send it back out.  Doing it this way makes the time go by very quickly and yet I am still using a small amount of ammo.

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To bad you couldn't join us in the marines, but atleast you still get to shoot your rifle. I love going to the range and shooting my m16...and the best parti is I don't have to pay for bullets to do it. lol.



50 yards... you need to find an outdoor range lol. When we shoot to qualify we shoot at 200, 300, and 500 yards, with the regular iron sights, then we move to the 100 yard to fire at moving targets then the 50-25-and 15., those we shoot on burst( which is hella fun.).


I agree 50 yards is nothing, but the weather was not favorable for shooting outdoors.  The wind was unbelieveable and there was a mix of rain too.  While I understand that weather conditions such as these may occur in combat, this is not combat and i didn't feel like dealing with windage and what not.  Ya there are a lot of outdoor ranges here, one with a maximum of 500 yards.  I've only fired on the 500 yard rangea couple times, but I've been using the 300 yard range, which is awesome. 


Message Edited by texan648 on 04-04-2007 07:18 PM

Yea it sucks, when its raining and windy and we still have to shoot...lol especially at 500 yards... it feels like your clicking the windage knob  forever. I like firing at the 500 yard line myself but all the others are fun to.


Now I'm assuming your using the M16 at these distances.  If so do they have the A2 sites on it or what are you using when you're firing these long distances?  I'm not going to lie, it's awesome to fire the Ar-15/M16 with a scope.  The other fun gun to shoot is the M14.  A buddy of mine has the M14 equipped with pretty much the same accessories I do.  Also, westies I was just wondering what Maintence level you are at in the Marines.  Im not sure if they call them Maintenance levels in the Marines, but they do in the Army.  My buddy in the Army is a Level 20 because he is a Weapons and Supply specialist. 


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westies wrote:


texan648 wrote:


westies wrote:


texan648 wrote:
Ya, must be nice not to have to pay for ammunition. lol.  It's not too bad.  I end up going to the range for two hours and spending about 30 bucks on 100 rounds of ammunition.  Since the range is indoors I have to buy copper .223 REM rounds.  It sounds like a small amount of ammo, but when firing a semi-auto weapon on single shot, its not that bad.  The range is indoors and has a maximum distance of 50 yards (150 feet).  There is an automated targeting machine that sends the target out to a selected distance so what I'll do is bring it in after every three shots, mark my hits and send it back out.  Doing it this way makes the time go by very quickly and yet I am still using a small amount of ammo.

westies wrote:
To bad you couldn't join us in the marines, but atleast you still get to shoot your rifle. I love going to the range and shooting my m16...and the best parti is I don't have to pay for bullets to do it. lol.



50 yards... you need to find an outdoor range lol. When we shoot to qualify we shoot at 200, 300, and 500 yards, with the regular iron sights, then we move to the 100 yard to fire at moving targets then the 50-25-and 15., those we shoot on burst( which is hella fun.).


I agree 50 yards is nothing, but the weather was not favorable for shooting outdoors.  The wind was unbelieveable and there was a mix of rain too.  While I understand that weather conditions such as these may occur in combat, this is not combat and i didn't feel like dealing with windage and what not.  Ya there are a lot of outdoor ranges here, one with a maximum of 500 yards.  I've only fired on the 500 yard rangea couple times, but I've been using the 300 yard range, which is awesome. 


Message Edited by texan648 on 04-04-2007 07:18 PM

Yea it sucks, when its raining and windy and we still have to shoot...lol especially at 500 yards... it feels like your clicking the windage knob  forever. I like firing at the 500 yard line myself but all the others are fun to.


Now I'm assuming your using the M16 at these distances.  If so do they have the A2 sites on it or what are you using when you're firing these long distances?  I'm not going to lie, it's awesome to fire the Ar-15/M16 with a scope.  The other fun gun to shoot is the M14.  A buddy of mine has the M14 equipped with pretty much the same accessories I do.



We use a completly stock M16A2 with the stock sights on all distances. here's a pic....

That's me in the pic in case you were wondering.
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lol, I took them on my camera phone, I thought they sucked. haha

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Nice. Ive said it 1000 times though, and I'll say it again.

Ive never understood the point of snipers, pistols, or assault rifles. They cost a TON! Also, you can't do anything more than shoot them.

Now, a Rifle, or a Shotgun. Hell, a revolver with a scope might even do it for ya. Either way, you can have fun with rifles, shotguns and revolvers, PLUS you can hunt with them.


Remington .308 semi-auto FTW!

- Or for you nuts, .308 is the same is 7.62
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Re: Back from the Range

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westies wrote:


texan648 wrote:


westies wrote:


texan648 wrote:


westies wrote:


texan648 wrote:
Ya, must be nice not to have to pay for ammunition. lol.  It's not too bad.  I end up going to the range for two hours and spending about 30 bucks on 100 rounds of ammunition.  Since the range is indoors I have to buy copper .223 REM rounds.  It sounds like a small amount of ammo, but when firing a semi-auto weapon on single shot, its not that bad.  The range is indoors and has a maximum distance of 50 yards (150 feet).  There is an automated targeting machine that sends the target out to a selected distance so what I'll do is bring it in after every three shots, mark my hits and send it back out.  Doing it this way makes the time go by very quickly and yet I am still using a small amount of ammo.

westies wrote:
To bad you couldn't join us in the marines, but atleast you still get to shoot your rifle. I love going to the range and shooting my m16...and the best parti is I don't have to pay for bullets to do it. lol.



50 yards... you need to find an outdoor range lol. When we shoot to qualify we shoot at 200, 300, and 500 yards, with the regular iron sights, then we move to the 100 yard to fire at moving targets then the 50-25-and 15., those we shoot on burst( which is hella fun.).


I agree 50 yards is nothing, but the weather was not favorable for shooting outdoors.  The wind was unbelieveable and there was a mix of rain too.  While I understand that weather conditions such as these may occur in combat, this is not combat and i didn't feel like dealing with windage and what not.  Ya there are a lot of outdoor ranges here, one with a maximum of 500 yards.  I've only fired on the 500 yard rangea couple times, but I've been using the 300 yard range, which is awesome. 


Message Edited by texan648 on 04-04-2007 07:18 PM

Yea it sucks, when its raining and windy and we still have to shoot...lol especially at 500 yards... it feels like your clicking the windage knob  forever. I like firing at the 500 yard line myself but all the others are fun to.


Now I'm assuming your using the M16 at these distances.  If so do they have the A2 sites on it or what are you using when you're firing these long distances?  I'm not going to lie, it's awesome to fire the Ar-15/M16 with a scope.  The other fun gun to shoot is the M14.  A buddy of mine has the M14 equipped with pretty much the same accessories I do.



We use a completly stock M16A2 with the stock sights on all distances. here's a pic....



Nice, is that a picture of you there?

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The point of owning one is because they are a blast to shoot.  It's way more fun than shooting your standard deer rifle or .22.  It cost me $950 before attachments, and that was when it was new.   With attachments it easily takes it over $1300.   I can't explain why I like it so much or why i was willing to spend so much I guess its the same reason why people continue to buy video game consoles that cost $600 dollars plus games.

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Nice. Ive said it 1000 times though, and I'll say it again.

Ive never understood the point of snipers, pistols, or assault rifles. They cost a TON! Also, you can't do anything more than shoot them.

Now, a Rifle, or a Shotgun. Hell, a revolver with a scope might even do it for ya. Either way, you can have fun with rifles, shotguns and revolvers, PLUS you can hunt with them.


Remington .308 semi-auto FTW!

- Or for you nuts, .308 is the same is 7.62



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Yep that's a picture of me that was actually taken in december if I remember correctly.... it was hella cold that morning... I got pics of when me and my buddy were dressed up in cold weather gear, with flak jackets and kevlars on to. We weren't shooting on that pic... that's when we were "snapping-in". It's where we just practice the different shooting positions.
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