Sighting in Rifles with Dave

By Nathan

In the last couple months I’ve gone shooting more than I’ve gone in the last year!  Normally I shoot sporting clays, but Dave just bought a Ruger 10/22 .22 rifle and needed to sight in the scope.  I said I would join him and continue to perfect my Savage Mark II FV .22 rifle’s accuracy.

Another attempt to create an magazine ad from a photo of Dave’s 10/22

My Savage Mark II FV

Of course we picked the windiest day to go shooting.  The wind was blowing our targets over and forcing us to adjust our sights for the wind.  After watching our targets blow over a few times we decided to head to the steel target range.  It was fun because the targets were so close you hardly missed, but our bullets were so small some of the targets didn’t even move.  And with the other 15 shooters plinking away it was hard to tell whose “ding” was whose.

During our plinking a family of 5 deer thought it was a good idea to cross the firing range.  Although universal smile came over all the shooters, the range operators reminded us of the $10,000 fine and possible jail time for shooting the deer.

See if you can spot the real deer

After the deer passed we switched to Dave’s .40 S&W caliber Beretta.

I’ve never shot a pistol but I always thought it would be good to learn.  I figure for safety purposes it’s always good to know how to disarm a pistol.  I was surprised by how hard it was too aim.

I am pretty sure the pistol is accurate but I would have a hard time hitting a dinner plate at 15 yards.  The most surprising thing was how hard it was to reload.  It wasn’t bad enough that I couldn’t hit anything but it took me forever to reload the 10 bullet magazine.  After my thumbs were sore from reloading I decided large caliber pistols weren’t for me.

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