Sunday, September 4, 2011

Range Day Report.

This time with pics!

Since hunting season is quickly approaching, I thought it might be a good idea to make sure that I can actually, you know, hit stuff with my rifles.  And since every other hunter and his kin are probably having the same idea, I figured now would be a good time to get out there.  Early enough that maybe only the black powder guys are out, late enough that I'm not doing it in OMGLOLWTF heat.

Nice day today, upper 70's to lower 80's with a good breeze straight down the range.

I loaded up the Garand, the M14 and the AR.  Because I just wasn't sure what I'd be hunting and with what.  It was actually a quick rezeroing session today.  I'd had the Garand looked at by an expert since I'd shot it last and he'd moved the rear sight around.  But the Danes were nice enough to leave their zeroing sticker on the inside of the stock, so I used that and I figured I'd see what that did for me.  The M14 really hadn't been messed with too much and the AR had only had a rough zero from when I first shot it right after the build.

Like I said, quick day.  The upper left is the Garand using the Danes zero info.  I guess they do know how to shoot over there.  Or at least some of them do. The upper right is the M14.  Both of them using iron sights. Not bad, if I do say so myself.  Center is the AR using a 4x ACOG.

Here's a close up:

The first 3 were at 6:30 - 7 right on the edge of the X ring.  I adjusted up 3 for the next group and up 2 more for the final group.  With one flyer at 9.

I then finished the clip or mags on a half size steel torso at 100m.  Went 6/6 with the Garand, 17/17 with the M14, and 15/20 with the AR.  I think I was sighting wrong with the ACOG.  I was aiming between the shoulders and hitting head shots.  Which makes sense for the trajectory/zero/distance.  I should have aimed at the lower COM and expected shots in the breastbone/heart region. That's why I missed 5 with the AR. That's my story and I'm sticking too it. 

Then I had Chicago style pizza at the new place 2 blocks from home.  Yummo.


Old NFO said...

Nice shootin :-)

Anonymous said...

What distance were you zeroing the rifles at?

Also, I've never seen a military zeroing sticker, would you be able to post a shot of it from your Garand?

aepilot_jim said...

Old Windways: I zero'd the AR at 25m and the Garand and M14 at 50m. Then the steel was set at 100m. I'll post a pic of the sticker as the next blogpost for ya.