Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Rifle Range Monday!!
So sometimes I get the urge to go shoot just to make sure I still know how, but almost always I have something else to do... but not on Monday. I planned it a full month in advance and steered everyone away from that day.... and it worked... :)
I took what I have figured will be my two primary squirrel implements along because I wanted to get some trigger time on them and because I wanted to make sure they were still dialed in. I had some trouble hitting about beyond 30 ish yards last season with the 10/22 and sure enough, 1/2" left and a little low at 25. I adjusted it up and it seems to be working as well as always. Someday I may even clean it.
The Marlin 917V was an unknown for me given my last attempt (and failure) to sight it in (without a bench). The truth is I had to do some reading about the trajectory to discover I probably want it to be 3/4" low at 25 yards. I am thinking I will take this along for leaves off, late season hunting. It makes sense. Movement is tough. Shots are longer. I think it will work. I may even take it out before then but the darned thing is heavy.
It does have some taccuracy in it though. :) That's 5 at 50. I do like this rifle. If you look at the embankment in the photo below here, you can see the 100 ish yard line where I went to work on all of the exposed orange bird fragments I could find. I can say that if I did my part, the turned to dust... :)
All in all a good day in pursuit of the set up for next season. By my count, that leaves us 149 days and a wake up call.... :)