Saturday, April 27, 2013

Birthday weekend desert shooting trip

So, last weekend was my birthday weekend and for a special treat I went with some friends for a day of shooting in the BLM territory past San Bernardino.  It was supposed to be in the high 80s and sunny.  By the time we left the shooting area in the afternoon it was in the mid 90s, dry and very sunny.  It was great!

Wonderful desolation!   We had to drive on some dirt and sand roads to get to the area. 

We chose this hillside as our backstop.  The bright white mark about half way up was a cast iron plate that we put as a  long range target.  Our direction of shooting was not towards the relay site on top of the ridge!

Getting set up to shoot

Targets are out and ready to go!

Some of the intrepid shooters

Looking towards the firing line from the target side

Clay pigeon fun (biodegradable pigeons only)

Smoked it!

I had a great time and it was a fun way to spend my birthday weekend.  By the time we packed up and were ready to go we were feeling the effects of the heat and dryness.  After this we had a three hour drive home but it was worth it!  Yes, we picked up and removed every scrap of shooting flotsam including all of our fired cartridge cases.

P.S.  the pictures were taken with my new digital camera, a birthday present from the Missus!

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