Surprise BHP Range Report


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johnmcl
February 26, 2006, 12:22 PM
Hi all,

You may remember my earlier thread on my surprise BHP purchase. Here's the range report for your reading enjoyment. I'd appreciate any insight you can provide.

Weapon: Browning Hi-Power Capitan, S/N 245NW81052 (photo below)
Location: NRA Indoor Range, Fairfax Virginia, Lane #3
Test Date: 24 FEB 2006, 3PM
Ammo: 115 gr FMJ, Winchester White Box
Distance: 15 yds
Target Type: Paste dot on reverse target
Stance: Modified isoscles, center of mass aiming.
Number of Rounds: 15
Results: 1.0 inch (approx) group, center of target impacts is 1.5 in below aiming point.

Analysis: The gun simply shot great. I put 100 rounds of a budget ammunition through the gun. There were zero failures. The weapon clearly has had a trigger job. The pull was uniform and light. Sighting using the tangent sight was suprisingly easy. Note that the rear sight is smaller than a standard BHP sight.

Note that the point of impact is 1.5 in below the aiming point. The grouping is great for 15 yards. Even with a 9mm, a 1.0 inch group of 15 rounds between the eyes would hurt.

Next Actions: Change ammunition manufacturer, re-test, and check for grouping position. Last step should be lowering/replacement of the front sight.

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36210

John

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TrafficMan
February 26, 2006, 12:32 PM
NICE! :cool:

Mulliga
February 26, 2006, 12:57 PM
Good shooting - better than I can manage :). I wouldn't think 1.5" low is enough for concern, but then again, it depends on what you use the pistol for, I guess.

Shear_stress
February 26, 2006, 01:34 PM
Great gun and great shooting!

rick newland
February 26, 2006, 01:57 PM
Try using 124 grain bullets. Hy high powers have also always shot low with 115 grain.

280PLUS
February 26, 2006, 02:53 PM
Nice shooting! :D

Murphster
February 26, 2006, 04:14 PM
A second to what rick newland said. Both the BHP's I've owned shot to POA with 124 grain bullets.

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