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Range Report

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Ohio Gun Guy, Mar 27, 2011.

  1. Ohio Gun Guy

    Ohio Gun Guy Senior Member

    Apr 29, 2008
    Central Ohio
    I made it out to the range today. It was cold and windy, but the last 30 minutes the wind calmed a bit and I got some good shooting In. I was at the 200 yd line with my M96 Swedish Mauser (Scoped). I only got it sighted in, and there are some things left to do. But I'm happy witht the progress. I bought this rifle, from someone who began to modify it. I completed the work and have been tinkering with it for a year or so.

    The best 5 shot group was 4.5" at 200yds, but I was still making adjustments. I ran out of ammo, but I saved the last shot for a try at the bullseye, and was able to do put it in it. I wish I had 4 more rounds to finish a proper group, but it is showing promise. :)

    I was shooting from a front sandbag rest (no rear rest), Prvi Partisan soft point 139 grain, 6.5x55 / 200yds. Cross wind at 15 mph (Per weather forecast, see flag pic) I just realized I cut out the 5th round from the top of the target pic. The hits above the target are the 4.5" group. The hits to the bottom are a 3 round group. The center hit, was the final round. I still have more adjustments to make but was working them down. I would have loved to have another box of ammo on hand! But you have to pace yourself, and I'm sure the wind was still pushing them a little anyway. :uhoh:

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  2. ms6852

    ms6852 Senior Member

    Oct 19, 2009
    That is very good shooting. Does nobody any good to shoot in perfect conditions. Days like this separate the men from the boys. A true mark of a good marksmen. At least you know you can put meat on the table if you had to. Good range report.
  3. tactidrool

    tactidrool New Member

    Feb 27, 2011
    The last picture would have been better if the needle was at 140.

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