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 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 (which was only just outside the ring) but I'm confident it won't happen again, although I'll still be practicing and thought I'd give it a go with the .22WMR as well to save spending a wedge on ammo!!
One question though for the masses, is it ok to perform the shooting test with the 3 different forms of rest? Or does it have to be as in field conditions as I wouldn't take the long and short sticks out stalking at the same time! If that's the case I'll need to practice the sitting shot without the small sticks as my bipod is a short one,