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  • Accidental discharge, what do you think???

    Has anyone seen this video.... Skip to 2 minutes and you will see what I'm talking about, to me it looks like an accidental discharge but the guys don't even flinch.... What do you think???



    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=82hbMWbMdwA
    I throw sub-moa rocks

    If you heard the shot, you weren't the target

  • #2
    The target scoring guys are behind a large earth embankment. That's why the targets go up, so they end up above the embankment and can be seen by the shooter.

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      Originally posted by Spurious" post=12526
      The target scoring guys are behind a large earth embankment.
      I think That Earth embankment is known as the Mantel.

      I watched intently as a kid on our nearest range but never got the chance to be in the butts while the range was in use. Now at Cessnock with these Elec targets, there are no markers but I would still like to be in the butts one day just for the heck of it.

      Cessnock Electronic Targets taken from the Butt Stop.
      You can't quite see the holes that the target frames drop down into as they are obscured by a drop off at the base of the Butt stop.



      Mick.

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    i'm not sure what you mean. at 2:00 the shot from the target end shows the spash from target no 8

    edit: there is a target crew operating the target frames from behind an earth and concrete barricade while shooters are shooting

    steve

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      What's the splash in the dirt from???
      I throw sub-moa rocks

      If you heard the shot, you weren't the target

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        Oooh right I get it.... sorry boys, never done bench rest or f class, only long distance out bush.... I see what's going on....


        I throw sub-moa rocks

        If you heard the shot, you weren't the target

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          No worries.

          If you don't ask, you don't learn.

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          Originally posted by Super6one" post=12532
          Oooh right I get it.... sorry boys, never done bench rest or f class, only long distance out bush.... I see what's going on....



          Heres a pic of the butts on a range, you can see the target stands and how the people working them are protected by the mound.


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        Hornsby



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          Originally posted by zhuk" post=12602
          Hornsby



          See all the holes in the target numbers?

          We had to move ours down from the crest of the stop butt, to stop trespassers shooting the numbers and thus shooting into the
          state forest when we were not around.

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        Some pics from the butts at malabar service range



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        • #8
          Some great photos there.

          I reckon every shooter should experience 'the butts' at least once in their lives just to know what it's like to have bullets cracking by a couple of feet above your head.

          No trees were harmed in the production of this post, but some electrons were greatly inconvenienced.

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            Originally posted by Windrider" post=12634
            Some great photos there.

            I reckon every shooter should experience 'the butts' at least once in their lives just to know what it's like to have bullets cracking by a couple of feet above your head.

            Hmmm. It's pretty easy when you know there is 8 feet of earth and concrete between you and the shooter.

            The pucker factor goes up a bit when you're hugging the earth in the open and the firers are a group of chaps who disagree with your ideological viewpoint.

        • #9
          Few blasts from the past there Steve (no puns intended lol)

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            That's how I used to earn my pocket money every weekend.

        • #10
          Looks like a pretty sweet job
          I throw sub-moa rocks

          If you heard the shot, you weren't the target

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          • #11
            Yes No-one would ever shoot at anything other than the target.
            I was at SSAA Belmont about 25years ago.
            , Just as we were about to fire, a crow landed on top of the 50m target frames.
            Not one shot hit the targets, but the Crow vaporised.
            Boy were we in trouble that day as Belmont is a fauna reserve.
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