Video: The Star-Spangled Banner for Shooters


Video: The Star-Spangled Banner for Shooters

Hey, we’re all patriots here. Well, most of us anyhow. And we generally show it in our own individual way.

A YouTube video posted in August features a lone rifleman plinking out the Star-Spangled Banner on a musical steel target, using a Ruger 10/22 rifle. The rhythm ain’t much, and the whole thing could have been improved if he’d had a loader and two rifles (to shorten the gaps when he had to reload), but all in all it’s pretty cool.

The video, seen below, was posted by Musical Targets, a small Colorado-based company founded by three guys, that makes and sells steel targets that have a real ring to them. Not a musician? No sweat. They include a songbook for your shooting/playing enjoyment.

Playing with guns never sounded so good.

Whoever wrote their website data seems cool enough. From their “About us” page: “Dropped a target on your toe? It hurts, we know. Ice it and have a beer.”

I could use a set of these to review and set up for my hunting/shooting club… hint hint… hey Chas, Adam, and Charlie, are you getting this?

And now, please enjoy the Star-Spangled Banner performed in a most American way – with a rifle.

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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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