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A nice, relaxing M40 clone day at the range with a good friend........

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  • A nice, relaxing M40 clone day at the range with a good friend........

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    I went to the club range yesterday to get the Redfield 3x9 Accu Trac scope dialed in that I had a problem with (my error) and check out load component variation.

    I was using my Remington 700 M40 clone with a 5R .308 1:11.25 twist barrel I had just put back together.

    It was about 85 with a slight crosswind and relatively lower humidity than previous days.

    It was a great day to be out there with an old friend I hadn't seen in over a year. We grew up together racing motocross, hunting and target shooting.

    Any ways the first shot at the man silhouette target I was on paper (I bore sighted it in at my home) and started to fire a few rounds.
    I ended up over compensating on both scope adjustments until I was grouping mostly in the right bottom corner of the center.

    That load was the following:
    168 gr. HPBT Hornady match
    41.5 grs. IMR 4895
    CCI primer
    LC 05’ once fired brass full length sized, annealed, trimmed and prepped
    OAL- 2.820

    I ran out of that ammo and then tried the exact same load with a different primer.

    The next four rounds were primed with Federal Match primers.

    The bullseye Dirty Bird Target are those four shots. I need to go right one click.

    All shooting was done at 100 yards off of my buttpack at a bench.

    I think I’m going to use the Federals for while as she gets broken in and see if I can close it up a bit more.
    My hands shake a bit now and then as I’ve gotten older but I know I can do better.


    I said to my buddy "I'm done, no use wasting ammo now, I know she's in the ballpark".

    I asked if he was up for our usual cigar and some good bourbon at the house like we have always done together after most outings for years.


    A good time was had by all.



  • #2
    Great to see you getting out there, and shooting nice groups! A good range session followed by a nice cigar and whiskey sounds like a great day to me!
    Last edited by Majikani; 06-18-2020, 06:57 PM.

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    • #3
      Thanks Matt, It was real good.

      I'm so glad I'm retired, I waited a long time for this.

      No clock to punch, no bitchy boss to hear all week, savving money on gas, no stress, no alarm clocks, no schedule, just solitude when I want it.......................dropped it down a couple of gears.

      As the Aussies say, " No rules, just right !".


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      • #4
        I look forward to that...

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Pvt.Joker1955 View Post
          Thanks Matt, It was real good.

          I'm so glad I'm retired, I waited a long time for this.

          No clock to punch, no bitchy boss to hear all week, savving money on gas, no stress, no alarm clocks, no schedule, just solitude when I want it.......................dropped it down a couple of gears.

          As the Aussies say, " No rules, just right !".

          Folks don't believe how much work doing noth'n really takes!!

          I have some experience in this do'n nothing business and that, my friend, was a seriously good day.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by BoltTrash View Post

            Folks don't believe how much work doing noth'n really takes!!

            I have some experience in this do'n nothing business and that, my friend, was a seriously good day.
            BT, you're dead nuts on.

            It is a bit of work but when you're in the middle of it that doesn't matter anymore as the experience is something you don't want to end. When it does end you savor the moments and recall how good it made you feel. Those are the times when all the shit you may have been thru no longer means anything. You then realize it was all worth reaching the final destination and you look forward to a repeat.

            At least that's the way I see it

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            • #7
              Good for you Skip, nice shootin also... Andy

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