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"Musical" shooting montage with the .22 LR 40 grain Piney Mountain tracers and Ruger 10/22. Crank up the volume!
This cartridge definitely 'lights up". At an advertised 1070 fps it is subsonic, and the bullet has a noticeable drop in elevation beyond 50 yards. The load for me is low-powered compared to other 40 gr loads and has a tendency to jam during rapid fire.
This video features distances of 25 to 75 yards in controlled conditions at AR500 steel targets. For the "true" POV segments, camera was mounted to the rifle, either on the side or top. Otherwise, the camera was tripod mounted as is the norm in my videos. Filmed in my backyard in a very rural area, I was the only person in the area. Relative to the January 2012 production date of this video, I've lived on the property for approximately 20 years.....so I am extremely familiar with my surroundings and backstops.
You can find these tracers online for approximately $20 to $25 for a box of 50 rounds. This ammo is dirtier than typical target ammo but I have not noticed any harm to the stainless barrel. It gets cleaned thoroughly after each session with tracers. The targets were purchased from Mike Gibson Targets.
The shots are timed as close as possible to the background music. I would listen to the soundtrack before recording each segment in order to maintain the beat. It doesn't hurt that I have a music background!
PLEASE NOTE: Please confirm the legality of owning and/or shooting tracers in your area. Several states do not permit their use; California, Florida, and Illinois come to mind. Where legal, you need optimum ground and weather conditions for shooting any type of tracers; they can be highly flammable. The ground conditions for this video were excellent. You alone are responsible for your actions.
BACKGROUND MUSIC: "Mechanolith" by Kevin Macleod
Utilized via a royalty-free Creative Commons license arrangement.
CAMERA: Sony HDR-CX560; recorded at 60p, 28 mbps, 1920 x 1080 HD. "Nightshot" setting used on many segments.
EDITING: Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 10; converted to Sony AVC MP4, 30p, 16 mbps.