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In our last episode...

Plucky Mrs. Elrod received 5 stitches in the forehead from .41 "Target loads" recoil.

Today, she not only returned w hubby to the range but drilled a paper prairie dog target (closest downloadable BearTooth has to a Gopher, which she has a vendetta against, being a gardener),
and even touched off a half-cylinderfull of Dr Elrod's "full house" (11.1gr Unique/215gr SWCbb) max loads.

I know, I know: "only 11.1?" but hey, it's the max load I could extrapolate fm my Lyman book.

Sure it leads the barrel, etc., but I have a Lewis de-leader and besides, she really needed to learn the Boogieman doesn't exist, get back on the horse that threw her, etc.

Anyhow, she feels much better now!
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Anytime a gardener gets the opportunity to get even with a gopher is a very satisfactory experience.  Good choice of targets to help her get back on the horse.
 

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Elrod I sympathize with you and her accident, while instructing my 14 yo grandson is shooting a 44 mag Superblackhawk he disregarded the instructions anbout arm wrist and elbow and how to absorb recoil (you know them 14 year olds are smart)anyway front sight nailed hin right in the widows peak. After makeing sure he was ok and putting a compress on his boo boo I almost had to get oxigen for his Dad my son as he was rolling on the ground laughing. Seems he has a big problem makeing the boy listen to instructions, told me he gets the yea yea I know from the boy all the time. I told him must be deja veu as he was the same doggone way when he was that age.
any how no stiches.Hope your miss'us is ok and don't get a scare they give caracter to us males, but
them females don't need them.
 

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Shortly after my Wife and I were married, we lived with her grandfather on the farm while I finished college. He and I often hung the 22 rifle out the windows to reduce the local Starling and Blackbird population. At the time, I had a Super Blackhawk 10.5 inch 44 mag that I shot silhouette with. It was loaded with 245 hard cast bullets and a case full of 296 powder. Well, my wife looked out the window, saw a blackbird, and shot that thing at the bird. Scared the poor old guy to death. He ran upstairs shouting "What the "expletive", you scared the "expletive" out of me. The next thing he said was "Did you get him?". Her comment was "That was not so bad to shoot"
 

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I'd say it sounds like our wives are "keepers."
 
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