MVP Varmint 24" bbl. 5.56 shooting 600yds

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  1. skeeter New Member

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    Today I shot at the Pala shooting Range in Pala, CA. I just discovered the range which is on Indian land about 3 miles from the Pala Casino. The range is only 51 miles from my home and is open almost everyday. Although they have competition matches on most days, practice shooting is every Monday and Friday from 8am to 2pm. Membership is $75 and daily range fee is $15. There is very little wind there and no high velocity gusts which make shooting long distance almost a piece of cake. If I were ranking long distance shooting ranges from 1 to 10 with 1 being the easiest, High Desert Gun and Rod Shooting range would be an 10 and Pala would be a 2. The rifle range is very long with a number of bays of targets out to 891yds. I am very pleased to have found a range so close where I can shoot long distance. I had a very successful morning with my little rifle and cheap little 55gr bullets. I can hit 21 inch diameter steel plates about 70% of the time and 15" wide steel plates about 60% of the time. The wind there was mild as after missing 600yd targets, it only took 1 or 2 clicks ( .1 MIL = 2.16 inches at 600yds) to hit steel again. Many of the men have rifles that are very expensive. The price of my rifle would just about cover the cost of their scope rings, mounts and muzzle breaks. If I were a young man I would consider purchasing an expensive rife and scope in an expensive caliber. However, at my age I don't have the physical ability or time enough to become an expert rifleman. My little rifle serves me well and for that I am grateful.
  2. boostless Active Member

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    It's always nice to find a good range closer to home. When I lived in Washington there was a range about 10 miles from me that did 600 yd shoots once a month I loved it. Now that I'm in Virginia I don't have time to get to the range just down the road, which is where the Marine Corps has one of their sniper ranges that they allow a club to use.
  3. spamassassin Well-Known Member

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    Shit I grew up 10 minutes from there. Completely forgot that even existed. Understandable though. I grew up with a 1000yrd range as my front yard.
  4. skeeter New Member

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    Hello Boostless, I am envious that you live so close to a Marine Corps Sniper range that can be used by members of a club. I live 10 miles from the "Basilone Road" entrance to Camp Pendleton Marine Corps base. As a civilian I have never been able to use their facilities. As you know John Basilone was awarded the Medal of Honor and Navy Cross for heroism in Iwo Jima and Guadalcanal. He was KIA. About your picture and name. I am a car guy/motor head and would like to guess that your pen name makes reference to a engine that is "naturally aspirated". So, no turbo aka "hair dryer" or supercharger to give "boost" could translate into "Boostless". The lime green color screams "MOPAR" but, it is for sure a "FOMOCO". My guess is Ford Mustang late model (2011 or newer) 302. Hope I did not offend you.
  5. spamassassin Well-Known Member

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    Guessing 2005-2008 Mustang.
  6. boostless Active Member

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    Yeah, gear head and it is referring to being non-turbo. The car is a 13-14 Mustang BOSS, not mine though. The color is "Gotta Have It Green" and if I could afford all the stuff I wanted I would own one. As for the range my time has never really lined up with being able to go, they are really open on weekend and being in the reserves and going to college on Saturday makes it difficult. Now that my weekends have freed up some, I may try to rejoin the club and get out there.
  7. spamassassin Well-Known Member

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    Used to have a blown nitrous and methanol injected 03GT with a 5.4L from a Lightning that I had bored .020 over. 754hp to the tires with all the bits humming.
  8. boostless Active Member

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    I think I've seen pics of that before on here.
  9. spamassassin Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I posted some a while back.
  10. skeeter New Member

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    Hi Bootless, I understand the commitment and time demands regarding college. I spent 9 years going part-time at night to earn two degrees while working full time and raising a family. It was a nightmare but, in the end, very much worth it. In 1964 the wifey and I purchased a new Mustang GT which was titled as a 1964 & 1/2. Then we had kids and we sold it for a bigger car which was a very bad mistake. Last year I decided that I wanted another Mustang GT while I could still legally drive. One with the Coyote engine but this time an auto tranny. I purchased a 2011 GT Premium last year. Despite what the critics say the 2011 Mustangs and newer are far better cars, both in performance, comfort and safety than the old ones. I wish you success in pursuing your college education.
  11. spamassassin Well-Known Member

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    Damned near bought the Laguna Seca model when it came out and the GT350R recently but decided that my wife hits too hard when she's just playin' around and that I wouldn't encourage her to cease just playin' around.
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    I'm hoping college will pay off, and I'm pretty sure it will, since I can tell my body is falling apart and I can't continue being a mechanic. I definitely think the newer mustangs are better although I don't care for the 15+ models.
  13. spamassassin Well-Known Member

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    Whatcha studying?
  14. boostless Active Member

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    I'm doing a AAS in IT, getting a certificate as a network engineer, for Cisco, at the same time.
  15. spamassassin Well-Known Member

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    Here you go. A little old but a 24" mvp at 700. Man if you don't have your wind just right you're missing hard.



    And here's how bad wind messes with ya'. .223 and 7mag, both having the same hard time.

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