I don't particularly care for critique at this point. I do not claim to be an expert or pretend to be one.
I am having some issues with... well how do I put this delicately.
HITTING A GOD DAMN ****ING THING!
@ 25 yards I have no problem hitting milk jugs.
@ 50 yards I cannot hit a 12 inch bullseye
@ 100 yards I cannot hit a 12 inch bullseye (This I was expecting)
I spent 140 rounds trying to find out where the bullets were hitting.... and couldn't tell where they were htiting.
The target backdrop was the blue styrofoam insulation. So with all the ef'ing holes in it already I could not tell which holes were from my gun.
Zeroing this thing is becoming more of a chore than I thought. Though, despite not being able to hit the broad side of a barn... I still enjoyed shooting it.
Here's the dilema that I need some advice with.
Aiming dead center yielded - 0 hits on 12 inch bullseye @ 50 yards and 100 yards.
The gun is sighted for 100m. For those that don't know 100 yards = 91m
For those who told me the difference between 50 yards and 100 yards is 2 inches are completely wrong. And to those same people who still insist this to be accurate information. The difference from 50 yards to 25 yards is NOT an additional 2 inches either. Maybe AFTER it's zero'd it might be but certainly not before.
Shooting from iron sight:
First to explain, when I first shot this gun @ 25 yards I could hit milk jugs at ground level without any issues. Aiming down the barrel for this gun right now is: 2 feet in front of a ground level target from the TOP of the barrel sight (not the middle of it).
With that information I attempted 50 yards. I started dead center, and moved down by 6" intervals on the bullseye and backdrop. I did NOT hit the bullseye at all. I went as far down as 2 feet below the red dot in the middle of the bullseye using the center of the barrel sight.
Now at 100 yards I lessend that drop knowing the gun should be more zeored for 100 yards than 50. Again I started dead center, nothing... dropped down by the same distance from red dot center and still did not hit the 12 inch x 12 inch bullseye at all.
Now it is possible we were hitting the backdrop however with all the holes in the backdrop it was impossible to tell which holes were left by my gun.
I was thinking about getting a plain white poster board next time just to find out where the hell the bullets are going and covering the entire backdrop.
I feel I cannot zero this sight without knowing where the bullets are hitting first. And I can't figure out where to aim at these various ranges without knowing where the bullets are hitting.
Would this be the best way to start with zero'ing the rifle for 100yards since you can't zero it at less than that via iron sight?
Here's a couple of short video clips. And I'm sorry for the quality and lack of sound. ****ty camera... I will be getting a better one soon so that I can analyze the shots easier.
Both clips shot by my newhew at 100 yard range:
Both my nephew and myself felt we were more accurate at 100 yards than 50 but neither of us could hit the bullseye at either range.