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I'm 66, retired, and have enjoyed shooting since I got my first gun at age 8. There is a nice 100 yard state of GA range about 1 1/2 hours from here that I get to about once a month to shoot my Mosins, black powder cartridge guns, flintlock, and .22s.

I sometimes shoot in the backyard but I don't like to fire too many rounds because of neighbors. I will test fire my heavy stuff and high velocity .22s but try to keep it at less than 10 rounds per backyard session.

A couple of months ago, I saw a plinking steel target on sale locally and decided to try it in the backyard. I had a couple of boxes of Colibri and Super Colibri .22s and used them. Wow, it was so nice to plink without worrying about noise. My son and I put together a crude but fun plinking range incorporating more targets and now I go out 3 or 4 times a week and shoot from 100 to 200 rounds per session.

One thing led to another (I guess I get carried away) and I got a Henry GB after I read reviews of how well it handled Colibri ammo. They work great together. Then I decided I wanted a single shot pistol so I got a Stevens Offhand #35 from an online auction. It is great with standard Colibri ammo since it is a little loud with the Supers. I also shoot with my Remington 521T and my Hoban #45. The Supers also work great with my Nylon 66 but, due to lack or recoil, I have to cycle it manually.

I have tried the various CCI ammo but it is noticeably louder. The Colibri ammo is reasonable enough but I have to buy it online. It helps to get dealer pricing which I can do with my C&R FFL.

My son looks forward to getting down once a week and it has been great when we have company. And the backyard range has lead me to this forum which is almost as much fun as shooting.
Well welcome sir and that is a really nice looking backyard range:bthumb:
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