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I planned to sight in several rifles Friday... loaded them all up into the truck along with ammo, rests, mags, etc.... I pulled into the club and found out the range is closed for maintenance all day. Yesterday and today open for "hunter sight in", but I'd rather NOT have the help from the morons that are the rifle range directors...besides, I have several guns, 3 have new scopes and/or mounts and want to take my time with them.
Its drizzly today and the extended forecast calls for a high of 31° next Friday (my next free day)
Oh well....over the years I've grown accustomed to sighting in in freezing rain with numb fingers.

Life goes on....

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We have the same luck. Seems like every time I headed for my local range back in Yuma, AZ, it was 'Closed for a Special Event.' Oh well, a big desert with a small population.
 

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I was able to take off work after a meeting today to sight in all the rifles. I found out a couple things: 1) I like first focal plane scopes even more than I remember. 2) My 50 does not like light loads. I loaded some rounds with 6 grains of powder less than heavy loads. The load groups ran about 2" at 100 instead of cloverleafs. But it was a lot softer to shoot.
Just a guess, but I'm guessing the 350 grain bullets are only going about 2300 fps. The heavy loads even in a ten pound AR-15 are exciting, but not fun to shoot.


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I was able to take off work after a meeting today to sight in all the rifles. I found out a couple things: 1) I like first focal plane scopes even more than I remember. 2) My 50 does not like light loads. I loaded some rounds with 6 grains of powder less than heavy loads. The load groups ran about 2" at 100 instead of cloverleafs. But it was a lot softer to shoot.
Just a guess, but I'm guessing the 350 grain bullets are only going about 2300 fps. The heavy loads even in a ten pound AR-15 are exciting, but not fun to shoot.


Steven
OK. I'll bite: What calibers/rifles are we talkin' about here???
 

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Here you go Paul:

My youngest daughter loves her Savage in .243 Win, My middle daughter is trading her M-1 Garand "tanker" in 30-06 for an AR-15 in 6.8 SPC (mainly because of scope-ability), My oldest loves her FN-FAL in 308 (7.62 NATO), Janet wants (for sentimental reasons) to use her late Father's Rem 760 Pump in 30-06, I plan on using my AR-10 in 308, Plus I wanted to make sure a couple others were on the money... My .243 WSSM AR-15, my 50XS AR-15, my Savage 25-06, and since I just changed the barrel, sight and hand guard, I wanted to get my 9mm AR at least close at 25 (but not for deer hunting).

My 50 is a wildcat I came up with some time ago. It shoots a 350 grain bullet at 2600 fps in full power loads. I wanted to see if lighter loads would save on brass significantly since I have well more than enough power for a deer.

I did have some issues sighting in the AR-10 with the Vortex Viper PST Gen II 3-15x44 FFP. Like all the guns, I printed them at 25 yards to make sure they'd be on the paper at 100. The .308 was on at 25....but no hits at 100. I even shot at an 18 X 18" target....nothing! Went back to 25 and it was 8" high, 4" to the right.... I think it was because I had the turret knobs loose so I could set the Zero stops on the turrets. I think they moved in either recoil, or in handling since the "click" function was dis-engaged. (I was trying to get things done quickly before rain set-in)

Steven
 
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