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Re: Fort Laramie Blunt target

Posted by frontierwest on Wednesday, 3 February 2016, at 3:09 p.m., in response to Re: Fort Laramie Blunt target, posted by Ken Smith on Wednesday, 3 February 2016, at 11:33 a.m.

thanks for your note: I sure would do it if I were there. The track at fort Custer is still out there though bent up and off to the side ect. I will look into the manual and see what is shows and how it compares. They had changing pits too at Fort Custer and also dug the back stops out to recycle lead. They however had a lot of early benet casings in front of the moving targets to include pistols at 50, 100 and 200 yards. Further out too. I noted very early on in my years of detecting there that they were re-loading out on the range. One Iver Johnson .32 pistol was found there too. Lots of early rear sights and some buffington sights were also found out there. The 200 yard area had the most activity shooting the regular targets. It went out a good 1000 yards and one could actually pace it off once finding the right firing line.. which BTW they were staggered. Won't read this in any archie reports I am sure.. yet.. but I noted it. Lots of duds back in the day too. And the idea of crushing casings as many note: Bunk! from walking on, horses, and or separated heads ect. due to reloading and of course plowing ect.

John


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