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Discussion in 'Range Report' started by dog2000tj, May 15, 2009.

  1. dog2000tj

    dog2000tj New Member

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    Ok so now that I got my girl broken in I went to the range today to give her a run. Here are the results :eek:

    Rifle - DPMS LR308-B
    Ammo - Remington .308W
    Weight - 180 Gr
    Range - 100yd Indoor

    I ran 10 rounds through to get warmed up. I then sent 2 rounds down range at 100yds. Not good, not good at all :( They hit but it was nowhere near good enough for me. So I adjusted the front sight 1 click, adjusted the rear sight 1 click, reset back at 25yds and sent 2 rounds down range,
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    Touching. I had been hitting well at this distance for the last 30-40 rounds during the break-in. So I reset at 50yds and sent 2 rounds down range,
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    Touching. I had been hitting pretty well at this distance as well so I reset at 75yds and sent 2 rounds down range,
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    Tight group but too high. I reset and sent 2 rounds down range,
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    I got them down but the group was no good. I chose to fire 2 rounds in succession as I wanted to be able to reacquire the target and fire immediately, no wait, no reset.

    It looks as if I will need to put in more time at the 75yd mark and go from there. :)
     
  2. RL357Mag

    RL357Mag New Member

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    Do what I did with mine - put a scope on it. Or if you want BUIS, get an ultra-high see-thru scope mount. I made a .40" 3-shot group at 100 yds. with the same weapon using reloads, the 4th shot was a "flyer" which opened up the group to 1". That's no 75 yd. gun! Whenever I buy a gun I always put a scope on it and bench rest it to see what the gun is capable of. Once I am satisfied that the gun shoots well, then the work begins - trying to shoot as accurately as the gun can! You also might try some 150 and 168gr. loads. I get excellent accuracy with both.
     

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  3. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    You got a 100yd indoor range? kool

    Nice job but think more down the pipe is required.
     
  4. dog2000tj

    dog2000tj New Member

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    Not yet RL. I want to get proficient with the iron sights out at 100yds first. I'm still looking around at scopes. The range has a sales shop as well so I've been able to physically look at the scopes to try and get an idea of what fits me.

    BTW - that's some nice shooten' Ray. ;)


    Not me personally, but it is only 45 minutes away and the facility and people are very good. ;) I would like some more light in the range though. Out at 75yds with the amber glasses, the orange target and my colorblindness it gets a bit iffy seeing it. So at 75yds and beyond I have been working off the black corner blocks and going for center. I definitely plan on putting more down range. Now that I got her broken in she is running very smooth and very consistent. Next trip I may try a different target background to see if that helps.
     
  5. RL357Mag

    RL357Mag New Member

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    It's not me Darren, it's the gun! Buying that rifle was the best gun purchase I ever made.

    I have the same issues with those damned "Champion Score Keeper" targets. I can't use them with open sights at my 100yd. range because the contrast is simply not enough to get a good aim-point. I have found that plain old black on white works the best. I have some old irridescent hot-pink computer paper from 15 yrs. ago that hurts your eyes to look at, and I use it to cut-out 2" circles & squares and tape these to the target centers. If it wasn't for the curvature of the earth, you would be able to see them from coast to coast!
     

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  6. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Naw Ray, I can see them here in S. Florida! That's Pink!
     
  7. RL357Mag

    RL357Mag New Member

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    It's HORRENDOUS is what it is! The photo really doesn't do it justice - you have to see it in real life - you'll go blind. When I worked in MIS some fool ordered a whole case of that crap and I took a half-ream of it home for targets. That was 15 years ago and I still have more than half of it left. It makes great target centers for long range shooting, especially for older eye's like mine!
     
  8. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Mrs. canebrake is a teacher. You have given me a great idea for those 100yd shoots!
     
  9. RL357Mag

    RL357Mag New Member

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    ????? We're not going to be hearing about you on the 6 o'clock news are we???lol
     
  10. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Wow, I guess that didn't come out right did it??

    I think I'll have her look for some scrap paper for me to use on my targets!
     
  11. RL357Mag

    RL357Mag New Member

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    LOL - I thought maybe you were gonna have her bring some Political Science Professors over to hold your 100 yd. targets for you...
     
  12. bmb1127

    bmb1127 New Member

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    sighting in can be a pain but once you get it dialed in there is nothing better