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Old April 13th, 2017, 06:39 PM   #1
 
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Range time with RAR 308

First time on range with rifle and scope. 16 out of 33 on target and 4 close to center at 50 yards. Didn't get any of my last 8 rounds on target from 100 yards. All 8 went just off target and to the left on backer board.

Also shot my P89 9mm and 12 ga coach gun. Fun day. Side by side coach gun always gets a lot of interest and compliments. Maybe because of the old school look of it?



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I've been spending a lot of time with my American 308 over the last few weeks. I loaded a six month supply of ammo last spring but got side-tracked by another gun.

I've want to start working up a new load for hunting this fall, so I've been working through the back log.

I even bought a new stock for it.

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Looks nice, how's it shoot?

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Took pics of my targets after 50 yards and 100 yards. Even though the rounds at 100 yards (8 rounds) were off the target, the grouping of 8 were grouped close together. I showed my pics and rifle to an experienced hunter and rifle shooter, and he showed me and told me how to set/zero my scope. Also told me about taking my time and spotting each hit and making my adjustments before the start of each "line cold" period.
Did not know how to zero scope and did not attempt on 1st trip with rifle. Will make sure I have binoculars and a spotter next time. Maybe even a led sled.
Was encouraging to hear that my 100 yard grouping was not as terrible as I first thought, all things considered. Missed opportunity, but I am learning, and will get better.
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Looks nice, how's it shoot?

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Like every other American. I haven't had the stock long enough to evaluate the difference. It seems to shoot about 1 MOA with the occasional flier. I'm hoping to cut that down with some careful loading. I'll post a proper range report as I get more into the process.
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...Did not know how to zero scope and did not attempt on 1st trip with rifle. Will make sure I have binoculars and a spotter next time. Maybe even a led sled...
Unless those binocs are super-high power, a basic spotting scope would serve you better. I have a Tasco 20-60x spotting scope that was about $100. It works great for sighting in at 100 yards, and will work at 200 yards, too.
A set of good quality leather sandbags or a LeadSled type of device is a must for tight groups from the bench.
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Thanks, a friend offered to loan out a led sled, and I am looking at spotters scopes.
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