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A couple good friends and I went out to various 'jackrabbit' areas on Saturday for some hunting and target fun. The pics taken here are all from the target area.

This is Brad with his new Rock River AR15. It was very accurate and easy to shoot.


This is me with a brace of XD45 Compact Service models. One is mine and the other is Erik's. Cheese!!! (a la Jeff Johnson pose) :D


This is a plain-old Winchester 230 grain FMJ bullet that fell to the ground after having passed through the two steel walls of an old washing machine (surprising the junk people bring out to shoot.....idiots).


And another pic of the same....


We made targets out of stuff that was already out there and did not contribute to the general mess that had already been made by a generation or two of hillbilly shooters. I'm generally very conscious of the environment when I shoot. I pick up at least 95% of my brass, and if we're shooting shotguns, 100% of the spent plastic shells.

It was an overall great day, with very little bunny action. We attempted my usual spot, but there were too many paintballers around. Wasn't safe...so we left.
 

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Sounds like too much fun... :lol:

Generally whereabouts was that? Where do you go blast jackrabbits these days. I used to hunt jackrabbits when I was a teenager, but haven't picked it back up since moving back to Utah.

I take junk out to shoot too, mostly 2-liter bottles full of water (it's very satisfying to see them explode in a geyser of water when hit with high-velocity rounds). I once took my daughter's computer monitor out too (after it made a sizzling noise and smoke came out one night). We blasted it to smithereens. Very satisfying.

I always collect all the bottles, etc. and take them to put in a dumpster after we're done. Did that with the monitor and all the glass we could manage to pick up. I had no idea the glass on a monitor is so thick. Wow! No wonder they're heavy.

BTW, my pose shows the proper meditation technique to become one with my handguns. Very new age... :p

 

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West of Utah Lake. Couldn't give you specifics beacuse that was the first time I'd been to that location.
 

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Thank you for cleaning up your mess! I recently found a great place to shoot up a nearby canyon, but it was so littered with junk I about cried. :crying: It was a beautiful setting with scrub oak and spruces, but it was completely trashed. There were thousands of shell casings everywhere, pop cans in the trees, computers all over the ground, and just about every imaginable thing to shoot at laying in pieces everywhere. I took a youth group of 30+ people there a few weeks later and we spent over an hour loading up a pickup with the destroyed appliances, plastic bottles, video cassette tapes, cardboard, etc, and about 3 apple boxes full of old shells. We couldn't take everything because we ran out of space in the truck. The full-size bed (Chevy 1500) was full up to the top of the cab. We plan on going back later this summer to finish up.

The girls in the group thought it was great fun, but wanted to know if all people who went shooting were that slovenly. I let them know that this was not the case, but sometimes I wonder.
 

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What a mess, huh? It does give the impression that people that go shooting are lazy and litter bugs. I can see leaving a few shells behind but to leave computer monitor's and stuff like that is just plain lazy. I understand that maybe you won't get all of the glass cleaned up but at least an effort would be nice. Such a beautiful state, it irks me to see all of the garbage on the sides of the road. Being in the military we do these things called FOD walks, basically you walk at arms length from each other and pick up any garbage you can find. Anyone in the military is used to theses. Makes me want to slap someone when I see them throw a cigarette butt on the ground or carelessly toss it out of a window (especially if I am on my motorcycle, ouch). Those things never break down and just blow all over the place.
 

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Makes me want to slap someone when I see them throw a cigarette butt on the ground or carelessly toss it out of a window (especially if I am on my motorcycle, ouch). Those things never break down and just blow all over the place.
Yeah, been there, got hit in the by a bouncing burning cigerbutt as I was riding. :evil:

I always pick up the plastic pop bottles, cans, and computer monitors (only shot one once) when I'm done shooting. I try to pick up the larger shell casings. It's hard to get all the small ones.
 

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I usually do not even have to bring out anything to shoot (unless I am shooting at targets) most places I go. The people before me always seem to leave plenty of stuff behind. I do like shooting full gallon water containers with a rifle and watching them go BOOM. Another fun one is shooting the lid off a glass beer bottle without breaking the bottle (this does result in to many bits to pick up if you miss though)
 
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