Mock shooting test - Fail!!
by, 10-05-2013 at 09:42 (2090 Views)
I borrowed my mate's 22-250 on Wed to have a bash at a mock shooting test, now I have the proper deer target from the BDS.
Put 3 shots into the 4" zero target ok prone after a slight zero adjustement, but forgot to take a pic!
Set up the target on a board and in position. Looks big close up!!
But it's a bit different from 100m away!!
Here's the Savage Model 110 22-250 I have on a borrowed condition with T8 mod. Bit of a heavy lump but is quite mild on the recoil front and shoots good groups with factory Federal rounds.
Now the nitty gritty!! It was proper windy and although I set the target up straight downwind, it was gusting and swirling a bit so was a little tricky. No excuse for the 1st shot though!!
1st 2 shots prone off a bipod at 100m, but the 1st shot for some reason went awol!! I mistakenly aimed a smidge high on the target anyway, momentarily forgetting the rifle is zero'd 1" high at 100yds, but the shot also seemed to fly high right. I knew it would be out of the aim point but carried on anyway. Next shot bang on the money!
2nd 2 shots off my small sticks at 70m from a sitting position, again all good.
Last 2 shots from 40m off the set of quad sticks kindly sent to me by Limulus. I have to say these are great and give such a stable shooting position, compared to normal sticks, it's unreal!
The result - A fail because of the 1st shot but I'm confident it won't happen again,