Did not make it to the actual range as I had hoped but was able to get out in the woods behind my brothers place for a function check.
We set up an impromptu target at about 35 yards (dense woods ) and ran 100 rounds of really old Ten-X 55gr fmj ammo without a hitch.
Shooting off hand with un-familiar sights we managed to shoot the 2" centers out of half a dozen targets. Not impressive by some standards but for a first run with a new platform, I'm happy. Resting against a tree cut those down to about 1".
I feel confident that with some load work, a solid bench and an optical sight of some sort( to relieve the burden on these old eyes ) I can shrink those groups considerably.
As for optics, I am considering the Nikon P-223 3x32 useing the Nikon m-223 AR mount. Anyone used these?
Who makes a good quality 10rnd magazine? It would seem rather cumbersome to try and use the 30rnd mag it came with from a bench.
What bullet weight would optimize the 1in8 twist of this barrel?
Only 100 rounds and I am addicted to this thing. This could be bad