Range Report and a question
Took advantage of veterans shoot free day.....counter guys said I was only the 2nd person to bring in their DD-214. Had the camera in my pocket, but it was pretty packed with post-election shooters with maybe a handful of hunters, and didn't think to bring home the targets more on that later.....
Lots of AR and pistol shooters......hour n half wait for the pistol lanes.......and this is in the county that voted for Odummy......grrrr.
Anyway, the stiffening project on the Hogue stock didn't work, it still flexes......so get a full aluminum bed frame if so inclined. Other than that, the Hornady .300 winmag 165 gr. BTSP InterLocks shot great. Got your typical outa practice group of two kissing and a wall flower opening the group up to an inch, about six rounds and I got 'er centered at 2" high.....minute of elk and good enough for me right now.
Next up was the Springfield '03....Redfield peep-sights...after the bedding job. Once again Hornady, .30'06 165 gr SST shot great....1" groups this time, got 'er centered at 2" high......not too shabby for peep-sights!
Then came pops 742 Jam-o-matic......Mounting the Nikon Prostaff this morning made cause for concern.....
The scope is so long, the objective bell was pushed against the rifle's rear iron sight. Tightening it down, I heard a metallic "thunk" like the sound a torque wrench makes when it pops. Looking at it, the glass doesn't look cracked. At 50 yards....no round on paper.....moved target back to 25, and got a hit at the bottom of the paper. It was too much for the Prostaff's adjustment range. If the scope's not broken, some higher rings are in order. As it is, with time and funds short.....I threw on another scope with higher rings when I got home, and will try again tomorrow, and fiddle with the Prostaff after I come back before sending it back to Nikon. My question's answer is obvious now that I think about.....too much upward pressure on the objective bell....do you think I broke the internals? Good news is I was centered.....just way too low to be operational.
Left the range to go hunt down some new rings.....but alas....the Sportsman's Warehouse in Littleton closed down about a year ago.
Came back for the pistol range.....hey if I'm gonna drive half an hour across town to shoot...I'm gonna shoot! They were cool enough to keep my place in line, so it wasn't but another 15 min. till I got a lane.
Well lo and behold but who do I meet when I get back? My old roommate/army buddy! By chance we ended up getting lanes next to each other. He was shooting a Glock 19 and a Sig 229 9mm.....I was shooting the G20, CZ-97, and a Ruger MkIII. So we traded guns a bit....he was shooting left and asked me to try his.....I shot center, so it's his grip/trigger finger needing work. He really loved that CZ-97....the grip is real similar to a Beretta 92, and shot tighter groups with it.
The 10mm was all over the place.....gunshow ammo......inconsistent....some rounds were tank-blasts.....some felt like a 9mm. To get the most out of it, you should really consider handloading....I am for sure now!
CCI .22 Velocitor is nothing to write home about......however the Stingers grouped nice n tight.....gonna try the Mini-mags tomorrow, and will look into replacing the rear Williams fire sights for good ole adjustable target blade. Noticed the Williams had come loose a couple of times. Would love to keep the Millet red dot on it, but too late to order the Mad dog polymer holster I've seen in Cheap Than Dirt right now.
So there it is......if it hadn't been so crazy tonight and not being distracted by my buddy, I would've had the mind to take pics, but with 3 rifles, 3 pistols, and spotting scope...my hands were overfilled.
Re: Range Report and a question
Hey 5280 got a couple of questions for Ya. Where did you go to shoot,I mean which range? Is the Sportsman Wharehouse thats in Norhglenn still open?
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