Today was the 2nd terrible day at the range. With the exception of
exploding in my face, I think everything that could go wrong did go
.458 Socom range day 1Ö The rounds didnít fit into the gun, the bolt didnít close all the way.
(how can we forget)
Range Day 2Ö
My ammo fits and the gun fires. I started sighting in the rifle at
25 yards. Looked good.
I took it out to 100 yards Ė Couldnít hit the paper at all. Had the RO
with me spotting where it hit the dirt to see if we could adjust it back
to the paper.
Brought it back to 50 yards to try to get it on the paper to adjust.
Couldnít put it on the paper. Found out that the scope mount was
loose. So made some critical hardware adjustments and then tried
again. Couldnít find the paper!
Went back to the 25 yard line. Couldnít find the paper at TWENTY-FIVE
YARDS!!! So I started shooting the corners of the paper to try to find
where my rounds were going. NOTHING! GAAAA!!! Last shot of the day
before I kick this thing to the curbÖ BLAM! The cross hairs broke!
I didnít know that the shock of a round could break cross hairs. I guess
good scopes are quite necessary. Some 41 rounds were spent ($3.50
each ish) and
I still have a gun thatís not sighted in!
and the best picture, I took it apart
Now I need real advice on a 4 power to 10 power scope. One thatíll stand
up to the shock of the .458 410 grain Socom. Ideas?
~ or ~
Am I cursed and need to give up now?