Second North Texas shoot-out and Bar-B-Q
Had another great get together...although we did not have as many people. Dan was with relatives and Roal was on vacation. We still had a great time, this time out at Steve's place in Gainesville. David Enoch and his brother Bryan showed up and brought some of the steel targets they used at the Autumn Airgun Festival. We put them out at different intervals and commenced to shooting.
David and Bryan added to our day by bringing in a whole new slew of guns. There were LDs, Air Arms and some beautiful wood to look at. Steve made hamburgers and we kept one eye on the sky. I left around 3:30...not sure when the party broke up. Many thanks to Steve for hosting this one.
Here are some of the pictures.
|Setting up||John shooting his QB||David and Steve checking out Steve's new stock design||BEAUTIFUL Air Arms|
John's write up taken from the GTA Forum:
Had a great time today.. we didn't know if it was going to happen since we had a pretty good gully washer last night. I called Steve the host's house this morning at 9 to see if we were on or not and it was a go. Steve and Joel were already there when I showed up a little after 10. There were targets already setup and ready to go. Dave and his hm brother or cousin Brian, I cant remember which now showed up shortly after I did and brought with them quite a few spinner and field targets. We set them out and started plinking away. Steve has a stock pond about 150 yards off of his back porch that he had set up cans on posts on a dirt patch behind the stock pond. He said anyone to hit one of the cans off the post would get a Woods sand Water hat (Woods and Water Outdoors is the name of Steve's company where he makes airgun stocks).
|Me and my QB I have not shot in a year||David's slick shooting bench.||Check out the stock tank behind me...more later||Another great looking stock by steve||John shooting my QB|
Well I watched Steve use his AA S410 and do it. Then I watched David and his FX Cyclone do it. Then I watched Steve do it again with Joel's QB78 .22. I was shocked and amazed. Guys we are talking 150 yards with pellet guns!!!! I gave it a go with Steve's S410 but I just didn't have the eyes to see where the pellet was landing so I couldn't make the adjustments. I did however.... shoot the B26-2 out to I am going to guess 75 yards and hit a bell then a spinner target that Steve mounted to the top wire of a barbed wire fence. I shot the spinner with the B26-2 about 3 times....and got it with my Qb78D once. Since I have already ranted and raved about Steve's S410 and Joel's TX200 Paul Bishop stocked dreams. I want to mention 2 guns that I found of interest.
|Can't see all of them in the picture but there are around 50 targets||Steve checking out David's LD||Cans set up down by the pond||David trying to hit cans at 150 yards|
The first being an AA Pro Sport. Its an under lever springer from the fine folks at Air Arms and man what a sweet springer it is. Has a very healthy stock and it is a hard hitting gun I am guessing in the 900-1100 fps range depending on your pellet preference. Very nice fit and finish and what was cool about this gun is the way the did the cocking lever. The stock is so healthy that the cocking lever actually folds back up into the forearm of the stock..... very cool. The other honorable mention gun that I really liked was Dave's FX Gladi8or. It kind of reminded me of the Talon's with one exception.
|David gets down to business|
David's post from the
I had a great time at
Steve's. Steve was a great host and my brother Bryan both enjoyed meeting
everyone and shooting. Thanks for inviting us along to shoot with you
guys. John, it was nice to meet you. I also met Steve for the first time
The reservoir in the butt of the gun isn't a tank like the Talon's its molded into the butt so it LOOKS like it would be more comfortable. And its another hard hitting PCP what can I say. Dave hit the can out at 150 yards it was just incredible watching these guys do this. I was totally perplexed lol. Steve made us some burgers good stuff to eat after doing some shooting.
Was a very relaxed atmosphere and great company to spend a weekend day off with. Not to mention all the airgun talk, lol I don't know what was more fun talking or shooting it was just another great day in N. Texas. Thanks to Steve for hosting the event today he was a very gracious host and he has the ultimate backyard for his high-powered shooters hehe. Was a very relaxed atmosphere and great company to spend a weekend day off with. Not to mention all the airgun talk, lol I don't know what was more fun talking or shooting it was just another great day in N. Texas. Thanks to Steve for hosting the event today he was a very gracious host and he has the ultimate backyard for his high-powered shooters hehe. ~ John G. 2007
|John keeps on plinkin'||A few of the guns||another shot||Bryan shooting one of John's guns||Steve taking aim on the cans down by the stock tank.|
|Bryan checking out my Paul Bishop TX stock||Bryan checking out Steve's new stock for a DAQ .308||Freehand? What a show off!!||Nice looking Rifle.|
Bryan's take on the shoot out:
What a fun, beautiful day it turned out to be. Nice
meeting John, Steve, and seeing Joel again. David and I made it an even
five, for our little plinking group. I just took three springers, an old
R1 carbine .177 that I had just finished completely custom tuning myself
with buttoned piston, brass guides, custom spring and seals, and it was
shooting very nice and smooth. I also took a stock Air Arms Pro Sport that
was shooting great as usual, and custom Pro Elite with Mike Abernathy
stock and it's been fully tuned. I should have brought something lighter
cocking as my arm was tired by the end of the day, and next time, I won't
forget the sunscreen. Wow, am I reddish brown today!
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