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10 Rounds, 10 Yards, 2.14 Seconds

Clicking in. Everything went very, very well today. First shot from the low ready with the safety on clocked in at .67 seconds, a new PR. Total time of 2.14 seconds, all splits between .15 and .19 seconds. Same drill as the last few days. 10 yards, 10 rounds SR-1 center and the BCM 14.5…

10 Yards, 10 Rounds, 2.88 Seconds

This was kind of a dumpster fire. First shot (from the low ready, safety on) was a .79, with a 2.88 total time. Splits were all in the teens, with a .43 outlier. As soon as the first shot left the black, my focus zeroed in on the errant bullet hole… which caused focus to…

10 Yards, 10 Rounds, 3.38 Seconds

.94 for the first shot, starting with the safety on from the low ready. 3.38 total time, with splits starting out at .57 and then settling into the teens after the first three shots. One bullet found its way outside the black. Of course, this was with the BCM 14.5 carbine and Aimpoint PRO. Excuse…

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10 Yards, 10 Rounds, 7.15 Seconds

I didn’t go for any specific first shot time, mainly wanted to focus on getting everything in the black with a consistent shot cadence. First round was at 3.40 seconds, total time was 7.15. Splits were all in the low .40s and high .30s. Dot was held at the top of the bull to account…

10 Yards, 10 Rounds, 4.20 Seconds

Same thing as yesterday. Goal of getting 10 in the black, at 10 yards, in 2.5 seconds. I knew that today would be slower. If my brain knows that yesterday was too fast, it’s going to throttle back no matter how fast I try to go. Today’s total time was 4.20, with a first shot…

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10 Yards, 10 Rounds, 2.50 Seconds

I’m pretty comfortable with my Aimpoint-equipped carbine out to 200 meters with no time constraints. I feel like I have a pretty good handle on marksmanship basics. However, I don’t have a lot of experience shooting quickly, up close. To get a baseline of where I’m at, I put an SR-1 up at 10 yards.…

50 Yard Zero Confirmation

Decided at the last minute to see where the AR-15 is shooting at 50 yards. My gun club has 25 meter, 50 yard, and 100 meter target boards… all on the same line. Who decides this stuff… Anyway, I braced the carbine on a metal chair and fired 10 rounds from the kneeling position. Even…

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25 Yard Offhand Group with AR-15

When I’m at the range, I try to be respectful of other shooters and their priorities. I normally arrive so early that nobody else is there, do my thing, and then leave. Today, there was an older gentleman shooting on the rifle range. Rather than ask for a cease fire so I could put up…

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SR-1 at 200 Meters, Again

Interestingly, my 200 meter groups are about the same size as my 100 meter groups. Ignore that one on the left… Same target, but it looks half as big at 200 through the Aimpoint. Few minor adjustments and I’ll be in the black. Once I’m on here, I want to check at 50 meters and…

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200 Meter SR-1 Again, Zeroing Issues

Moved the clicks half again back from yesterday, and got this. Don’t know what to think. I’ll leave it as-is and shoot again tomorrow, and see what happens. Not a terrible 10-shot group for me at 200 meters, with the Aimpoint PRO on the carbine. *** Score: N/A What I did right: Fundamentals What I…

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More 200 Meter AR15 Work

Shifted the Aimpoint PRO’s POA by five clicks up and one over, based on yesterday’s group. Moved it way too much. They’re half-minute clicks… *** Score: N/A What I did right: Shot a decent group. What I did wrong: Nothing, really. Clicks didn’t quite do what they’re supposed to. What I want to focus on…

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10 at 200, SR-1 Target

Rather than simply do my 100-yard-as-fast-as-you-can drill again, I decided to see what a 200 yard group looks like. Same target, just twice as far away. I just aimed dead center, knowing it would drop a few inches from my current 100 meter zero. I think I’ll adjust it to 200, since it’s more useful…

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Another SR-1 at 100 Meters

Today’s 100 meter SR-1 didn’t meet my score requirement of 90 or better. 88 isn’t passing, and my time was slightly slower than yesterday. Splits averaged out to 1.33 seconds, which is slightly slower than yesterday. So, slower and less accurate. I could have built a better kneeling supported position. *** Score: Score: 88. Time:…

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SR-1 100 Yard Success

Paid much more attention to building a solid kneeling supported position this time, and was able to get the first shot off in 4.05 seconds. That’s from standing, low ready with the safety on to the bang. Works out to average splits of 1.26 seconds, for 10 shots at 100 meters. Same BCM 14.5 carbine…

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Finally Got a Timer on the 100M SR-1

Score: 91 Time: 24.33 from beep to final shot. Beginning with safety on, in a low-ready standing position. What I did right: Shot above a 90, and recorded a base time. What I did wrong: Sloppy position building when going into supported kneeling, which cost time. What I want to focus on next time: Getting…

First SR-1 with 62 Grain TAC Reloads

Score: 91 What I did right: Everything. What I did wrong: Chrono errors. What I want to focus on next time: Finally putting a timer on this drill. *** Since I ran out of the Winchester white box ammo, I loaded up some test practice ammo. PMC cases, 26.0 grains of Ramshot TAC, Winchester Primers,…

100 Meter SR-1 Again, 96

Score: 96 What I did right: Everything, kneeling supported on a 4×4 post again. What I did wrong: Dead battery in timer. What I want to focus on next time: Having a charged battery in the timer. *** Highest score yet. This was the last of my Winchester white box loads. I like it, very…

SR1 Target, Again Supported Kneeling

Score: 91 What I did right: Dot on target, press trigger. What I did wrong: Can’t really think of anything I would do differently. What I want to focus on next time: Consistent performance. *** I’m just going to keep doing this for a few days, to get an idea of what my average is.…

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More Kneeling Supported Rifle Work

Score: 93, fired at 100 meters. What I did right: Put the dot on the target and pressed the trigger. What I did wrong: No sense of urgency. What I want to focus on next time: Finally putting a timer on this drill, with the goal of maintaining a score of 90 or better. ***…

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Interesting Results, 10 at 100M SR-1 Target

Score: 85 What I did right: Extremely solid position building, great fundamentals. What I did wrong: Didn’t account for how much drift tight sling tension would introduce. What I want to focus on next time: Learning to hold/compensate for sling tension in different positions. *** Ground was wet, so I decided against shooting the SR-1…

10 Shot SR-1 Target at 100 Meters, AR15

Score: 90 What I did right: Executed fundamentals. What I did wrong: Pulled the trigger one time when the dot wasn’t on the black. What I want to focus on next time: Establishing a solid par time to try and improve on. *** Much like the 25 yard B8 shooting that I’ve been doing with…

Ruger American 650 Yard Cold Bore

13″ cardboard disc at 650 yards with the Ruger Predator and Hornaday Match 168’s. Dialed in 19.75MOA on the SS, and held on the right edge of the disc for the slight breeze. I shot from the standing position, braced against a steel fence with horizontal slats. This is the photo I based my position…

Short Drill with the AR15

6″ paper plate at 25 yards, 5 individually timed shots. Starting with the AR at low ready, no cheekweld, safety on. At the beep, put one round in the plate ASAP. Reset timer, repeat. 1.45 seconds 1.12 seconds 1.31 seconds 1.06 seconds 1.12 seconds All shots on the plate. Ignore the 9mm holes, from the…

American Predator 308 Cold Bore 19/20

Offhand at 200 yards. Set up with an awesome NPOA, and a generous level of torque between my hands. I’ve found the torque really reduces the wiggle. A shooter far better than myself taught me that one. *** One more to go. Then I have to draw some type of conclusion. ___ If you’ve ever…

Ruger American 308 Cold Bore #17/20

It’s just a regular camera tripod, and it’s pretty flimsy. I figured I’d try it though, and it worked better than expected from the kneeling position. It’s definitely not sturdy enough to load correctly. I really want to get a heavy-duty shooter’s tripod, because it would be useful in so many ways.   There’s #17…

Ruger American Predator Cold Bore #16/20

Long hiatus from it all. Traveling sucks for shooting. Here’s the day’s cold bore shot: Waaaay down there in the corner. I would consider this a flop. Hardly a vital hit. *** This was taken at 200 yards from the standing position. Interestingly, it’s clustered down near the kneeling shot taken previously. I can’t help…

Ruger American Predator Cold Bore #15/20

200 yards from the kneeling position. Pulled it badly down into the left quarter.  ZQI is bad ammo. But not that bad. This was all me. *** I didn’t have a natural point of aim, that’s for sure. NPOA is still something that’s difficult for me to build quickly in positions other than bipod prone…

Ruger American Cold Bore #14/20

Coming along. Sitting in the front seat of the Mule at 200 yards, roof support for support. Nothing much else to say. *** I should probably switch up the positions I’ve been using. ___ You should probably sign up for the newsletter, because you use the Internet.

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Ruger American Cold Bore #13/20

This one was done early, early in the morning, with challenging light conditions coming over the berm and trees.   I did choose to use a timer: 8.68 seconds from the tone to the shot. And the results: I think I want to try to get this down to around five seconds, and then go…

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Ruger American Cold Bore #12/20

Right after I got the target set up, it started raining pretty hard. There was a quartering crosswind, so the front face of the target didn’t get too soggy. *** #12, right in there with the rest of them. This was taken while seated in the Kawasaki Mule, using the roof support as… well, support.…

Ruger American Cold Bore #10

Taken from a supported standing position at 200 yards, using the Kawasaki Mule roof pillar. *** Halfway there through the 20 cold bore shots experiment. ZQI has been fine, if a bit “messy”. ___ If you want the rest of the story, sign up for the newsletter.

Ruger American Cold Bore #9

8.46s for a supported kneeling 200 yard IDPA silhouette, cold bore. Things to work on: Strong elbow needs to be on a knee, obvious bolt work, follow through, setting up faster, keeping face on gun during reload, remembering to reset turrets before adjusting Things done well: Forend control, trigger control, safety management Predator 308/ZQI/SS10X Hosted…

Ruger American Cold Bore #8

Shot kneeling, rifle on a sandbagged post. Decided to run it on a timer to see how long it currently takes me to get into position, find the target, and take a shot. The sun had just poked over the trees, and made things really, really hard to see in the shadows where the target…

Ruger American Predator Cold Bore #7

#7, looking good. *** The experiment rolls on. This time bipod prone, no rear support. 13 shots left to go, 20 cold bore total on this one target from a variety of positions and conditions. ___ If you’ve never tried to see what your average cold bore shot looks like over 20 different days on…

Ruger American 308 Cold Bore #6

Tailgate sandbag support again. It’s surprising just how stable it can be, especially when you hit your natural point of aim while the rifle is fairly balanced. Elbows-on-knees while cross legged only make things better. Right in there with the others. Shaping up to be pretty decent for ZQI 308. *** I’m wanting to put…