Target Practice with the Red Ryder BB Gun - Family Fun Time

in Sports Talk Social5 months ago (edited)

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My Sons and I have been having target practice fun the past few days, with the classic Red Ryder Carbine BB gun - and the telescope set up for spotting.

Red Ryder carbine

The Red Ryder carbine is a classic target shooting BB gun made by the Daisy company, it's themed after the one from the "Christmas Story" movie, but with a few subtle differences - from the movie, "Red Ryder carbine-action, two hundred shot Range Model air rifle with a compass in the stock and this thing which tells time" (Source). Unfortunately there is no compass or clock on this model, but it does hold more shots @ 650 BBs.

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The Red Ryder shoots the .177 Cal. BBs. at 350 feet per second (107 meters per second) - not quite enough to break the skin or humanely hunt an animal, but it could definitely "shoot your eye out" (another line from the movie).

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Single pump cocking leaver that sets the air spring and loads the BB - a joy to gallery shoot with, compared to multi-pump single-load pellet guns.

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Signature "Red Ryder branded stained solid wood stock", and it has a "Crossbolt trigger block safety" (quotes from the box).

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It has an adjustable sight that can be moved up and down for proper sighting - depending on how far away the target is, gravity will eventually start to pull the BB down. The box says it has a 195 yard max shooting distance, that BB would have one heck of an arc - we set up the target 30-40 feet away from us without the BB's trajectory sinking much.

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Easy access for loading the BBs... My younger son finds it easier to aim when it's fully loaded with BBs, maybe the extra weight helps steady his hand.

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Single Lever-cocking Action...

I added some cans to the shooting gallery for that extra puh-ting, in addition to the drum sounding large water bottles, and the drywall and cardboard targets. Good fun for the family, Classic.

Have a great day!

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