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Re: Firearms enthusiasts only.

Postby Zazzle » Jul 13th, 2016, 2:24 pm

Does the Joe Rich Sportsman's Association still exist? I was looking online for contact info/website for details on membership what it offers etc. Looking for a place to shoot Restricted firearms.
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Postby tsayta » Jul 13th, 2016, 2:25 pm

I use oceola
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Re: Firearms enthusiasts only.

Postby Zazzle » Jul 14th, 2016, 1:43 pm

^ Thanks, I didn't know about Oceola and the price is a definitely better than the one on Casorso Rd.
Would prefer something in the Joe Rich/Black Mountain area as that is my backyard but the more info on ranges the better!
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Re: Firearms enthusiasts only.

Postby hutton » Jul 27th, 2016, 10:29 am

hoping to head up to the range this weekend (Oceola) and sight in my new Excalibur Matrix 380 Blackout crossbow. Soooooo looking forward to bow season this year. As a newbie bow hunter, but long time rifle hunter, anyone got any pointers, tips, or advice????

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Postby Gone_Fishin » Jul 30th, 2016, 6:31 pm

hutton wrote:hoping to head up to the range this weekend (Oceola) and sight in my new Excalibur Matrix 380 Blackout crossbow. Soooooo looking forward to bow season this year. As a newbie bow hunter, but long time rifle hunter, anyone got any pointers, tips, or advice????


Here's a tip that will save you money. Do not shoot at the same target twice until you remove the first bolt you fired from said target. The Excaliburs are so accurate that you will find yourself splitting the first bolt with the second one in some instances. Best to use a target with multiple bullseyes, and shoot only once at each bullseye until you remove your fired bolts. Do you have field tips - broadheads are almost impossible to remove from targets. The Excalibur bolt removal tool is really handy to have. Some guys use a bit of paraffin on bolts to make them easier to remove from target backstops.

Start at 20 yards and sight in, then use your pins/crosshairs to move out to 30, 40, etc. They are very accurate and a lot of fun to shoot!

Oh yeah, really practice the cocking and uncocking procedures as shown in Excalibur's training videos. The uncocking is particularly important to know safely. Make sure your foot is fully in the stirrup. Wear long pants, good footwear (no flip flops!) and eye protection.

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Re: Firearms enthusiasts only.

Postby hutton » Aug 1st, 2016, 10:08 am

Thanks for the advice!!!!! especially on splitting bolts in targets. Just using field tips for now, once we are confident in our ability with it, and only then, will we start to gear towards hunting and broadheads. will post range pics once we get out there.
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Re: Firearms enthusiasts only.

Postby tsayta » Sep 5th, 2016, 8:12 pm

Lots of shooting yesterday up Okanagan mountain.

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Re: Firearms enthusiasts only.

Postby E.L. Communications » Sep 7th, 2016, 11:08 am

Hey, Anyone Reloading that can give a preference on which cartridge shells they like better, Winchester or Federal?

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Re: Firearms enthusiasts only.

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Re: Firearms enthusiasts only.

Postby Leifer » Sep 13th, 2016, 12:03 pm

Luckily, ACR's are "Non-Restricted" in Canada.....for now.
Until the RCMP decide to pull another rabbit out of the hat and reclassify it. :135:
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Re: Firearms enthusiasts only.

Postby tsayta » Sep 13th, 2016, 12:51 pm

Leifer wrote:Luckily, ACR's are "Non-Restricted" in Canada.....for now.
Until the RCMP decide to pull another rabbit out of the hat and reclassify it. :135:

Is ACR a class of weapon?
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Re: Firearms enthusiasts only.

Postby Leifer » Sep 13th, 2016, 2:25 pm

Is ACR a class of weapon?

Nope.
Just another "non-restricted" black rifle you can buy in Canuckistan.
Somewhat like your XCR.....cheaper maybe?
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Postby tsayta » Sep 13th, 2016, 2:44 pm

I'm impressed! You can identify the rifle from the pic!
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Re: Firearms enthusiasts only.

Postby skytech2 » Sep 16th, 2016, 10:58 pm

Does anybody know someone in the Okanagan that can help sight in a gun.
We (son and I) got his gun 30-6 sighted in no problem - 2" at 100 yards.
However my gun I cannot for the life of me get sighted in.
Cleaned, tightened scope, etc.
Tiika 7mm Rem Mag, Vortex Viper 6-24 x 50
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Re: Firearms enthusiasts only.

Postby Rwede » Sep 26th, 2016, 3:02 pm

skytech2 wrote:Does anybody know someone in the Okanagan that can help sight in a gun.
We (son and I) got his gun 30-6 sighted in no problem - 2" at 100 yards.
However my gun I cannot for the life of me get sighted in.
Cleaned, tightened scope, etc.
Tiika 7mm Rem Mag, Vortex Viper 6-24 x 50
Thanks


I'm going to point at the Vortex first. It might not hold zero, especially with the 7 mag and the lightweight Tikka.

Also, have you tried different kinds of ammo? Some guns like one brand way better than others because of barrel harmonics and bullet jump. I assume you're shooting factory ammo and not reloading?
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