Target practice from the boat

Target practice from the boat

Post by Frogwatc » Sun, 16 Nov 2008 09:10:46


Getting to the range is difficult but going sailing is easy.  So, why
not shoot from the boat?  Are there any reasons not to go out say 3
miles and put out a closed cell foam ball and shoot at it so the shot
basically goes toward Cuba 450 miles away?
 
 
 

Target practice from the boat

Post by Richard Casa » Sun, 16 Nov 2008 10:59:35

On Fri, 14 Nov 2008 16:10:46 -0800 (PST), Frogwatch

Quote:

>Getting to the range is difficult but going sailing is easy.  So, why
>not shoot from the boat?  Are there any reasons not to go out say 3
>miles and put out a closed cell foam ball and shoot at it so the shot
>basically goes toward Cuba 450 miles away?

You will have time for about one magazine full before that nice
sailors breeze blows it out of range. You can have a floating piece of
plank which will have less leeway, with the target on it. Is it
illegal to sink beer cans and bottles?

Casady

 
 
 

Target practice from the boat

Post by Eisboc » Sun, 16 Nov 2008 15:47:38


Quote:
> On Fri, 14 Nov 2008 16:10:46 -0800 (PST), Frogwatch

>>Getting to the range is difficult but going sailing is easy.  So, why
>>not shoot from the boat?  Are there any reasons not to go out say 3
>>miles and put out a closed cell foam ball and shoot at it so the shot
>>basically goes toward Cuba 450 miles away?

> You will have time for about one magazine full before that nice
> sailors breeze blows it out of range. You can have a floating piece of
> plank which will have less leeway, with the target on it. Is it
> illegal to sink beer cans and bottles?

> Casady

At three miles, it certainly is illegal.  Plastic of any kind, including
bottles is a no-no anywhere.

Eisboch

 
 
 

Target practice from the boat

Post by Gene » Mon, 17 Nov 2008 02:25:20

On Fri, 14 Nov 2008 16:10:46 -0800 (PST), Frogwatch

Quote:

>Getting to the range is difficult but going sailing is easy.  So, why
>not shoot from the boat?  Are there any reasons not to go out say 3
>miles and put out a closed cell foam ball and shoot at it so the shot
>basically goes toward Cuba 450 miles away?

How 'bout we start with noting that it is a really stupid idea.... for
both you and those folks downrange (for at*least* a mile in every
dircetion).

When I was a youngster, a crusty old gunsmith I hung around ordered me
never to shoot at water because it could bounce the bullet back at me.
I've had everybody I've passed that sage advice to make fun of that
cautionary statement because "it just couldn't happen."

I kinda doubt you'll be packing this sort of artillery, but view this
and think about whether that proper gun range didn't get quite a bit
closer.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0bl4O9Hj0w

 
 
 

Target practice from the boat

Post by Frogwatc » Mon, 17 Nov 2008 08:46:20



Quote:
> On Fri, 14 Nov 2008 16:10:46 -0800 (PST), Frogwatch


> >Getting to the range is difficult but going sailing is easy.  So, why
> >not shoot from the boat?  Are there any reasons not to go out say 3
> >miles and put out a closed cell foam ball and shoot at it so the shot
> >basically goes toward Cuba 450 miles away?

> How 'bout we start with noting that it is a really stupid idea.... for
> both you and those folks downrange (for at*least* a mile in every
> dircetion).

> When I was a youngster, a crusty old gunsmith I hung around ordered me
> never to shoot at water because it could bounce the bullet back at me.
> I've had everybody I've passed that sage advice to make fun of that
> cautionary statement because "it just couldn't happen."

> I kinda doubt you'll be packing this sort of artillery, but view this
> and think about whether that proper gun range didn't get quite a bit
> closer.....

> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0bl4O9Hj0w

The firearm would be a .22 and a shotgun.  I'd put a length of chain
below the float to minimize wind movement.  I'd pick it up
afterwards.  The only thing downrange is Cuba 400 miles away.  So, how
is this a bad idea or is it illegal?
 
 
 

Target practice from the boat

Post by Mike » Mon, 17 Nov 2008 12:35:15


Quote:


>> On Fri, 14 Nov 2008 16:10:46 -0800 (PST), Frogwatch


>> >Getting to the range is difficult but going sailing is easy.  So, why
>> >not shoot from the boat?  Are there any reasons not to go out say 3
>> >miles and put out a closed cell foam ball and shoot at it so the shot
>> >basically goes toward Cuba 450 miles away?

>> How 'bout we start with noting that it is a really stupid idea.... for
>> both you and those folks downrange (for at*least* a mile in every
>> dircetion).

>> When I was a youngster, a crusty old gunsmith I hung around ordered me
>> never to shoot at water because it could bounce the bullet back at me.
>> I've had everybody I've passed that sage advice to make fun of that
>> cautionary statement because "it just couldn't happen."

>> I kinda doubt you'll be packing this sort of artillery, but view this
>> and think about whether that proper gun range didn't get quite a bit
>> closer.....

>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0bl4O9Hj0w

> The firearm would be a .22 and a shotgun.  I'd put a length of chain
> below the float to minimize wind movement.  I'd pick it up
> afterwards.  The only thing downrange is Cuba 400 miles away.  So, how
> is this a bad idea or is it illegal?

There would *never* be any other vessels between you and Cuba? Just playin'
devil's advocate here. Personally, I don't see a problem.

--Mike

 
 
 

Target practice from the boat

Post by Frogwatc » Mon, 17 Nov 2008 13:20:18


Quote:




> >> On Fri, 14 Nov 2008 16:10:46 -0800 (PST), Frogwatch


> >> >Getting to the range is difficult but going sailing is easy.  So, why
> >> >not shoot from the boat?  Are there any reasons not to go out say 3
> >> >miles and put out a closed cell foam ball and shoot at it so the shot
> >> >basically goes toward Cuba 450 miles away?

> >> How 'bout we start with noting that it is a really stupid idea.... for
> >> both you and those folks downrange (for at*least* a mile in every
> >> dircetion).

> >> When I was a youngster, a crusty old gunsmith I hung around ordered me
> >> never to shoot at water because it could bounce the bullet back at me.
> >> I've had everybody I've passed that sage advice to make fun of that
> >> cautionary statement because "it just couldn't happen."

> >> I kinda doubt you'll be packing this sort of artillery, but view this
> >> and think about whether that proper gun range didn't get quite a bit
> >> closer.....

> >>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0bl4O9Hj0w

> > The firearm would be a .22 and a shotgun.  I'd put a length of chain
> > below the float to minimize wind movement.  I'd pick it up
> > afterwards.  The only thing downrange is Cuba 400 miles away.  So, how
> > is this a bad idea or is it illegal?

> There would *never* be any other vessels between you and Cuba? Just playin'
> devil's advocate here. Personally, I don't see a problem.

> --Mike

Range of a .22 is say 1.5 miles, distance to horizon is roughly 5
miles.  Ya think I might see vessels in range?