Thursday, April 5, 2012

Good time at the range

Back from the range.  It was good to have a GOOD time at the range, instead of the frustration I have been having with finding a load for the CZ-527 Carbine.

Last hunting season I finally ran out of my chosen load for my "old faithful" hunting rifle, an NEF 'Survivor' in .308.  This is an inexpensive, durable, and accurate gun.  It was sighted in for the Winchester Ballistic Silvertips that are now cost like a buck fifty a shot.  That was not going to fly anymore- So I took some ammo that I had on hand and went shootin'

That's close range!
The ammo choices were S&B 150grain "Soft Point Cutted Edge" that works so well in my Ruger M77 Frontier and Ishapore Enfield, Federal '150 grain 'Vital Shock', and the cheap Remington 150  CoreLokt yellow and green boxed stuff.  So I settled in to get shooting.

Results at 100 yards:
1- S&B SPCE.  Pretty crappy group, and had sticky extraction- which on a single shot is a deal breaker.
2- Remington CoreLokt.  The low shot is a called flyer when some guy in the lane next to me touched off his AR-10 right in the middle of my trigger squeeze
3- Federal Vital Shock. Crappy performance from this gun.  One extra shot in this group from some FMJ to see it's POI
4- Dialed in the scope for the CoreLokt.  That'll work :)

I also tested the new Williams peep sight on my Marlin .357 Lever.  It's close, but it needed more time than I had in a lunch hour to dial it in. But it's close enough to roll a bunny at 50 yards.  That'll work for me.

As I mentioned earlier, MI2Tall was there shooting his AR-10.  One of the ejected casings bounced off the divider between the shooting lanes, and hit him in the face.  It was a steel casing, and hit perfect case-mouth straight on and burned a perfect circle on his cheek.  This is why we wear shooting glasses- 1.5 inches another way, and it would have taken an eye.  FYI- ALWAYS wear protective gear.

1 comment:

  1. Funny, I play around and cheat with other hunting guns, but always come back to the one I know works. Sounds like MI2Tall got a legit firearms injury there. Tell him to wear it like a badge.