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fa35jsf 01-03-2013 08:48 PM

Frustrating range trip
 
Okay so I'm sure everyone has had one of those range trips where you come away frustrated and wondering what the heck happened. Well today was one of those days.

Trying to sight in my rifle and it was all over the target at 100 yrds. I switched from cheap ammo to some middle of the line off the shelf stuff and it didnt do much better. Roll it out to 200 yrds and the target looks just the same. Then I went back to the cheap ammo and just start popping them off and not taking the time for the barrel to cool. Once its hot all of a sudden it starts grouping. I left the range very confused. A little ways down the street I see a gun shop I have never seen before. After talking to the guys in there for a bit I pull my rifle out to show them and then we discover that the rail my scope was mounted on was loose!

Well there goes 40 rounds of ammo wasted.

racer_x 01-03-2013 09:03 PM

Dont feel to bad Ive been there with lose mounts. I even got wally world to swap out a scope I knew was bad not, lol lose mounts I found puting the new one on. lol It happens

fa35jsf 01-03-2013 09:06 PM

Hopefully I can get back out to the range in the next week and see if I have finally solved all my problems

TLuker 01-03-2013 10:25 PM

I'm sorry but that's not a frustrating range trip. I frustrating trip is one where you still have no clue even on your next trip. Your trip was a great trip because you learned something, and accomplished something. You learned the importance of a torque wrench and lock tite for rails and bases. You also fixed your problem which is an accomplishment.

Bobby Jones once said he never learned anything from a golf tournament he won. :)

Devin556 01-04-2013 02:08 AM

Happens. I went shooting with a guy I met on here when I first joined and when I got my AR out for him to shoot it wouldn't cycle, a couple days before I had ran a couple clips through no problem. After we had put the guns up and I was getting ready to leave we broke it down to put some cleaner thru the gas tube and found that the gas receiver on top of the bolt was loose.


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