My experience shooting and sighting in my gun
Well, I finally got around to sighting in my scope. I had wanted to go to Alpine, but with the weather forecast calling for 60 mph winds and rain, I settled on Bass Pro Shops indoor range.
Thursday, I went to Academy to purchase different ammo (manufacturer and grain) to shoot. One box was Fusion and the other Hornady, I didn't shoot the Hornady, I'll explain later.
Friday (the big day) arrives, myself and a good friend meet-up with a coworker at Bass Pro. I asked a coworker, who hunts, if he wouldn't mind helping me sight in my scope. Once we arrived in the shooting room, my senses were heightened and nerves were on edge. Having never shot a gun with this caliber before, I wanted to squeeze off a couple of rounds. Pulling the bolt back on my Remington rifle and loading my first Fusion cartridge only increased my adrenaline. I did my best to settle down and I fired my first round. I stood back from the gun turned to my friends wide eyed and grinning from ear to ear and hollered "holy shit, what a rush"
There was no missing the feel of the guns recoil through the lead sled, the echo sound it made going down the tube and the muzzle blast through the Leupold scope.
I fired several more shots at varying yards, making necessary adjustments to the scope. My final six shots, at 100 yards, was two on "bullseye" and one stray at 1.5" to the right. After making another adjustment, my final three shots were grouped together at about 1" to 1.5" (MOA??) and about 1.25" above "bullseye" From there we called it good and the last shots were fired just for the sheer fun of it.
Now about that Hornady ammo. I mistakenly bought .308 ammo for a lever gun. I didn't realize my mistake till I got home, but by then it was too late. Knowing I wont be buying a lever gun any time soon, I'm stuck with this ammo. If anyone here has a lever gun and would like to trade or buy, I would like to get $20 or twenty 7.62 x 51 surplus ammo. BTW, it's Hornady LEVERevolution with Flex Tip technology .308 MAR EXP 160 gr FTX. I know, newb mistake.
Thanks for reading.