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2 new guns, one range trip
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Finally had an opportunity to take my new Ruger 10/22 and Mossberg 500 to the range today. Since I couldn't shoot at my club because I didn't "qualify" with the rifles yet (total bullshit if you ask me), I had to head up to French Creek Park to the outdoor range there.

The 10/22 shot great (even with the Dick's Sporting Goods bulk ammo). The scope was WAY off at 100yrd. It was shooting about 4 feet high. I was able to dial it in a bit and at least get about 5" groups after a few iterations. I couldn't get it any closer due to the amount of time I had to wait between checking/replacing the targets. All in all I'm pretty happy with the progress though. Can't wait till the next trip.

The Mossberg was a ton of fun. I only took a few shots, but I loved it. Definitely need to work on my aim, but I was happy with the gun. It felt good.

Next time I head up there hopefully I can meet some other pa2a guys there.
Shadowline, proud to be a member of pa2a.org since Sep 2012.
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It must have been tough to find out where they were hitting initially without a spotter. Four feet is way off the target.

My Ruger 10/22 is zeroed at 50 yards and hits a foot low at 100 yards.

Also, how do you "qualify"? Someone has to watch you shoot and sign off on your proficiency?
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(09-15-2012, 06:13 PM)Coops Wrote: It must have been tough to find out where they were hitting initially without a spotter. Four feet is way off the target.

My Ruger 10/22 is zeroed at 50 yards and hits a foot low at 100 yards.

Also, how do you "qualify"? Someone has to watch you shoot and sign off on your proficiency?


It was almost impossible to zero it in. Not only did I not have a spotter, but I didn't have binoculars powerful enough to see where I was hitting the paper. If it weren't for the dust kicking up high on the backstop I wouldn't have had a clue. I actually switched to just shooting the backstop for a bit until I could get it semi-close to where I was aiming.

Qualification is actually pretty rudimentary. My understanding is I have to handle the gun safely and put 7 out of 10 on the paper at 100yards. Would be nice to have a bit more gun than a .22 for this, but that's all I've got at the moment.
Shadowline, proud to be a member of pa2a.org since Sep 2012.
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#4
Must be talking about Wicens. While I don't agree with the qualify part, I do understand why they need it, in order to stay in business. Every little extra step they take is "ammo" against all the folks trying to shut them down. I never did understand why someone would move into a neighborhood next to a gun club and then complain about it.

As for "aiming" the shotgun, you don't, you point, especially at moving targets. One of the hardest things I've learned is to not treat a shotgun like a rifle when shooting.
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