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Surprise BHP Range Report

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by johnmcl, Feb 26, 2006.

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  1. johnmcl

    johnmcl Member

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    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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    John
     
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  3. Mulliga

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    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.
     
  4. Shear_stress

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    Great gun and great shooting!
     
  5. rick newland

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    Try using 124 grain bullets. Hy high powers have also always shot low with 115 grain.
     
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    Nice shooting! :D
     
  7. Murphster

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    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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