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03 February 2013

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John Minnerath

I don't remember the manufacturer. My grandfather sold it to me for a few dollars. It had external hammers. I used it to shoot ruffed grouse and rabbits. I would not have known what a choke was then. I knew what beagles were though.

I remember now that I had an Ithaca Centennial 12 gauge autoloader when i was in Turkey. I shot boar with it using slugs. pl

John Minnerath

Could he have been so phoney as to shoot a blank for a photo-op?
I suppose so, sheese!

John Minnerath

I get out hunting less and less. A few walks for some ducks and pheasant close to home is about it.
And virtually no shooting since my vision loss, I did teach myself to shoot a handgun left handed,but that's been about it.
I gain a little more sight in my right eye each month, so I hope to eventually be able to take some of my rifles out to my shooting bench to punch holes in paper again.

Jim Ticehurst

My Impression of the photo is that BO does not look like he has experienced any Recoil..or backeward shoulder/body movement...Strange for someone shooting a 12 Gauge..and I Agree, the smoke looks very strange for a non Black Powder
Gun...Could be just Reloads with Powder and Wad...

robt willmann

Not long after this clumsy attempt by the Obama administration at "public relations" by having him shoot a long gun, the great American tradition of satire and practical joking began, using digital tools of the computer age to modify the photograph accordingly--

http://freedomfeens.com/blog/2013/02/02/prohibited-thou-shalt-not-photoshop/

The Twisted Genius

I can sympathize with your vision problems. The last few times I shot an M-16 many, many years ago, I realized that I could not see any part of the rear sight. I might as well have removed the rear sight all together. I had to get glasses after my over 40 physical. I had no problem with pistols or an AKM. I now have a 70 year old H&R Sportsman 22LR revolver with beautiful sights that I can actually see. It's a joy to shoot.

Hope your eyesight returns soon.

John Minnerath

TTG, and anyone else
Check these out.
http://www.eabco.com/store/shooting-accessories/merit-eyeglass-shooting-aperture/
They're great for getting a clear sight picture back!
The damage to my shooting eye is sadly too severe to use one of these now.

The Twisted Genius

John Minnerath,

Thanks for that tip. Looks very promising. BTW, your moon photos solved another conundrum I had. I could never figure out how those photos with abnormally large moons over a landscape were made other than Photoshop. Now I see how simple it it. A distant horizon is magnified along with the moon by a quality telescopic lens. So simple, yet the answer eluded me for so long.

John Minnerath

Yes, foreshortening with telephotos.
Depending on the horizon, a 300mm lens seems about optimal for Moon shots.
Those adjustable apertures like Merit makes work similar to stopping down a camera lens and increasing depth of field. But at a price by requiring more light.

Lars Moller-Rasmussen

I didn't know your president is a left-hander, but he is pulling the trigger with his left index. In my training company of eighty men decades ago, we just had two or three who did this.

SAC Brat

I've joined the Merit iris and wide notch rear sights club recently. After getting interested in bullseye shooting I think the target folks have figured out a few things over the years.

Searching www.thehighroad.org and www.targettalk.org can turn up some good threads on compensating for older eyes. If I remember correctly there was a 72 year old Olympic pistol shooter in the last twenty years.

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