Mini Range Time w/ pics
A little warmer this weekend and not much snow at my friend's ranch, so we went up to her range, and shot some. The Mini seems a bit tamer, less muzzle jump with the A2 flash hider I installed. I got the Aimpoint Patrol zeroed after a few shots, still a bit low at 100 but close enough for now. I shot a few 5 shot groups at 100 with my match loads, not bad but I realized if I turn the dot down so as to be not so bright, I could do better at the longer ranges. Turned down to setting #7 or even #6, there was no more "flare" around the dot, the edges were very clearly seen. Centering the dot in the middle of the black and red targets, or the center of the green bull ones that had the 4 orange triangles pointing towards the bull was almost as precise as using a scope. Shot this 5 shot group at 100 yards with the Mini and Aimpoint using Sierra 77 grain OTM (Matchking) CCI #41 primer, IMR-4895 in military brass. Shooting at the 300 yard gong at the top of the first hillside was more difficult with the red dot though. The gong is rusty and blends into the hillside too well. Broke out the Remington heavy barrel .308 for that, and shot a group with it as well (red and black target), not my best with that rifle, but o.k., considering it was starting to get dark by then.
Last edited by sandog; 12-16-2013 at 11:10 AM.