Range target - Too funny not to share

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  1. B C

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    All the new shooters hitting the range to test out their new AR's.

    Looks like someone loaded a cannon with ammo and shot the target.

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    Wrong bullets for the twist he is running.
     

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    Holy keyhole, Batman!
     
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    It could’ve been shot with a Franklin Armory reformation which has straight rifling as a gimmick to get around NFA laws
     
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    I went to my range one day and saw an acquaintance there shooting an AR, so I walked down to his bay to shoot the crap. We talked and I noticed his target about 15 feet away had a lot of keyholes in it, so I mentioned it.

    He said, “ Yeah, that’s what I am going for. These are 77 grain bullets in a slow twist barrel. This is my bedroom gun. “

    :alex:
     
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    I still wouldn’t want to stand in front of it, keyhole or not!
     
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    You'd think he'd learn after 1 target. He must hate money.
     
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    :rofl:
     
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    It's a diagram of an old naval battle!
     
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    I don’t think it would be that bad. Weren’t they getting minute of bad guy groups using traditional ammo?
     
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    I was thinking the wound channel would be “different” to say the least.
     
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    I remember during basic training , I saw a plastic pop up target that had some impacts like that. I had never seen them before. We were us A1's with 62 grain I assume, plus who knows how old they were.

    I have never seen anything like that at a range.
     
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    That can't be real... almost EVERY bullet keyholeing???

    Dang.......
     
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    This is how the target ended up like that

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    Looks like termites are the targets.
     
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    That's some impressive keyholing, I've never seen a target with anywhere near that amount before.
     
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    Or possibly he has shot his rifling out.
     
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    True, that would do it, but I assumed from the OP that it was a new gun. I doubt they are reloaders either, but too slow a speed will also do it.

    To me, it looked like the keyholes were too long for 55 grain; that’s why I assumed ( yeah, I know ;) ) they may have bought some 77 or 80 grain reloads and had a 1 in 9 twist gun or heaven forbid, an earlier slower twist barrel.
     
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    The target reminds me of what happens when I shoot 22LR in my 22mag convertibles. Not enough of the 22LR bullet makes contact with the rifling long enough to get a good spin.

    The target looks like LA Harbor on Marinetrack.
     
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