Tuesday was Junior Rifle for Katarina. I picked her up at school at 7:30 and drove to the range, arriving about 8:25 or so. Just as the last, but her, relay was starting.
After a school day and volleyball tryouts Kat was tired and not sure that she shot all that well. But we will see, that was the last day of shooting, the awards banquet is next week.
Today I took my AR and two different loads to the range for lunch. After experiencing some pierced primers with the TAA 9 brass I was advised to try Remington 7 1/2 primers. So I picked up 400 at the store a week or so ago.
All shooting was at 100+ yards off sandbags. Iron sights. All groups are 10 shots.
1) 2 1/2″ Wide x 1 1/2″ High TAA 9 brass, 26.1g BLC-2 on top of a Rem 7 1/2 primer. 55g Midway bulk pack Spitzer Soft Point. I think, don’t hold me to this but I think, these are Hornady manufacture bullets.
#2 3 1/2″ Wide x 2 3/8s” High TAA 9 brass, 26.1g BLC-2 on top of a Rem 7 1/2 primer. 55g bulk pack S193 bullet FMJ.
#3 1 1/2″ Wide x 1 7/8s” High. TAA 9 brass, 26.1g BLC-2 on top of a Rem 7 1/2 primer. Once again this was 55g Midway bulk pack Spitzer Soft Point.
A little tighter then the either of the first two groups. Either I’m warming up, the gun is breaking in (I doubt that I have 100 rounds through this gun yet) or I zigged when the gun zagged. Or just by luck I shot a pretty nice group.
#4 1 3/4s” Wide x 1 7/8s” High. 55g Midway bulk pack Spitzer Soft Point. 55g bulk pack S193 bullet FMJ.
Tighter than the first two, but not as nice as the last group. The advantage might be to the Bulk Midway bullets, however I’d have to shoot a lot more groups with each to be sure. In any case either will do for practice and my first half dozen or more matches
40 rounds and not a single pierced primer. It’s looking good. I might put in 1 click down and 1 or maybe 2 clicks right windage for the next outing.
When I look at these targets I’m not sure that the Rem 7 1/2’s have not cut my group size down by 10% or even more. Again more shooting would be needed to prove this but I’m happy. I’ll just have to buy lots more of them.