Fun day at the rifle range today
All of this unrest has driven me back to the rifle range lately and I am feeling pretty confident shooting off a bench.
My friend Joe & I went out this AM and a group of polite and well meaning Tactical Timmies have beat us to the 300yd rifle range. But there were plenty of bays available for everyone.
They had paper targets at 100yds & a 12” steel square hanging at 300yards (317 meters, according to the Timmie with a range finder)...
These guys were fun to watch. The “spotter” would call out every shot.
“4 inches low, 6 inches right” and then the shooter would immediately get to cranking dials on their scope before taking their next shot. Bang, “6 inches high, one inch left...” This demonstration went on for roughly an hour.
The hanging steel was never harmed during that time.
I had a cooler of gatorades and waters and offered some to the guys while we were setting up targets. So we are being friendly and I didn’t observe any bad safety practices.
I had brought to rifles, my Daniel Defense in 6.8 SPC with a Zeiss on too and an AR15 A2 with the traditional fixed sights.
The guy asks if I’d like to take a shot at his steel @300yds. I said sure & grabbed the A2 rifle resulting in much ado from the Timmies. Instead of choosing the rifle with the bog Zeiss on top.
Load up 5 rounds of 68 grain Match Kings.
Sight picture pretty much sucks because the target is really hard to distinguish from the berm, my eyes aren’t very sharp but I can get just enough to make a good WAG on where to hold the rifle.
Gently get on the trigger.
And so on.
I went 5 for 5 on the steel plate which was really fun to do as these guys were baffled by my sorcery.
This rifle has the traditional “National match“ M16 sights which are the norm at Camp Perry, a 20” stainless bull barrel & I had already been shooting paper @300yds with it. The light wind was perfectly at my back, which didn’t hurt things either.
Must not have been too shabby for a USPSA shooter because my buddy Joe was texting our squad of USPSA guys as we were heading home. Overall a fun day.