A day out, a few broken things, and one messed up M&M

Discussion in 'Vintage Topic Archive (Sept - 2009)' started by AndrewST, Feb 25, 2008.

  1. AndrewST

    AndrewST Guest

    Today myself and my good friend went shooting. We had my 995, .17HMR, 10/22, his 30-06, and his Remington 870 shotgun and a giant yellow M&M guy.

    All went well for the most part, my 995 shot perfectly and the new charging handle from Bushman functioned easily and smoothly. I only managed to get about 100 rounds through it today as one of my mags busted. I was only 3 rounds into my first clip and the bottom cap just fell apart. No big deal, its under warranty, it just slowed down my shooting a lot having one mag and I didn't bother trying to get the other 400 or so rounds I wanted through it.

    I did however manage to get about 350 rounds through my new 10/22 I bought yesterday. It shot perfectly as well except for two rounds failed to fire. I honestly don't think it was the guns fault the ammo I was using was Federal Value Pack from Wal-Mart. It looked pretty rough and ended up being extremely dirty...but the 10/22 ate it up.

    The .17HMR didn't have any issues and shot well. I finally got it sighted into 100 yards and enjoyed taking out full soda cans.

    The only other issue for the day was my friends Remington 870, he was shooting a few high velocity loads in it and the stock ended up cracking pretty bad after one shot. The gun isn't new, but he was still a little ticked at the fact that the walnut stock broke like that.

    All in all it was a good outing aside from the two broken items. We managed to get about 500 rounds out in what ended up being a rather short trip due to the breakage. Surprisingly the giant M&M guy is still standing...it was a lot better built than we thought it was going to be.

  3. AndrewST

    AndrewST Guest

    Sorry, forgot to take the camera with me. Will try and remember to next time.
  4. Hey, Fox and I posted pictures of us capping Sponge Bob.... Annoying little M&M gets it and theres NO VIDEO!? The NERVE... :p

    Sucks having mechanical failures on the range, been there done that. At least you got to sight in your .22. Sounds like you had a good time in spite of it all.