Day at the range

Day at the range

Went and shot the AR with that new scope. Had to drive up to Lake city to take the FBAT for corrections(got a 91) and then went to the range. Took my rifle to the gunstore to get it bore sighted.......didnt do a damn thing...went out 100yds and couldnt even hit paper...even used the mil dots...so I moved it to 50yds, and that is where I shot this picture. Had it on the 4th mil right side and it hit where that little guy is off to the right...so I adjusted 40 clicks left and looky there, bullseye!. Then shot at 75yds, still needs a little adjustment, but called it a day on a count of already shooting through 200rds...lol. Did get a couple mags with my glock in, make sure I stay frosty. Overall a good day. How bout yall?

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2 years 41 weeks ago, 5:27 PM

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Yeah, after I bore sight a rifle, I always start at 50yds. The problem in this case, given the distance to the right is probably due to parallax. The guy bore sighting it was probably right of center of the exit pupil. This would cause him line it up to the right of true center. This would be compounded by the amount you are left of center of the exit pupil. The reality is, we don't all hit perfect center of the image when we look down the scope.

Just a guess.

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2 years 41 weeks ago, 5:33 PM

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Range day

I guess I had one of them "padre" moments.
Typed out a response to BFT and "poof" gone.
Anyhoo. Yep, boresighting is not an exact science.
Glad you got to send some down range.

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2 years 41 weeks ago, 5:36 PM

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Yea, he did say it could be up to a foot off.....and was he right..lol gonna fine tune some more before hitting the woods, most shots will be around 50yds anyhow, so I would feel comfortable with it as is for a couple more hunts....plus I got some 60gr Nosler ammo, makes me feel better with more power....55gr just seems weak. wanted 75gr, but nobody has that here.

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2 years 41 weeks ago, 5:49 PM

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Sorry to split now y'all are here, but I got to run. Take care y'all.

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2 years 41 weeks ago, 6:30 PM

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Bore sighting

really is just to get you 'in the neighborhood' I have two chamber bore sighters, one in .223 and one in 7.62X54 and it seems to be off about 12" right every time on the 7.62 and about 7" left on the .223. Sighting in a scope is one of the funner things in life as it gives you a damn good excuse to send several hundred rounds down range "well shit honey, I had to sight in the scope".....LOL

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2 years 41 weeks ago, 9:34 AM

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Bore sighting

HampsterW wrote:
Sighting in a scope is one of the funner things in life as it gives you a damn good excuse to send several hundred rounds down range "well shit honey, I had to sight in the scope".....

Yessir.

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2 years 41 weeks ago, 7:56 PM

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I was thinking of buying a laser bore sighter....that should be much closer to actual zero right? OH, and Im cleaning my AR, should I use cleaner on the internal parts? its the spray stuff that cleans and dry in seconds, and then If I do that, should I use those remmington oil wipes to re-oil it all? those are the only cleaning oiling things I have, its a shame but I having found anything I felt i HAD to get......school me.

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2 years 41 weeks ago, 8:13 PM

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IMHO oil the bbl,

but lube the bolt with hi-temp red grease Sta-lube p/n SL3190 is what I use (firing pin with gun oil). Lucas is my favorite. I am an automotive guy so for cleaning I use what I have on hand, carb clean, brake clean, it does the job....Hoppe's no 9 is a good choice for the aficionado, or so I am told.

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2 years 41 weeks ago, 8:12 PM

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laser bore sighter

I wouldn't, then again I don't have an AR. I boresight by removing the bolt and lining up the bore on a 25 yd target, then adjust crosshairs to target. On paper at 100 9 times out of 10.
Since I don't have an AR I can't answer about the internal parts cleaning or oiling.

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2 years 41 weeks ago, 10:05 AM

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We sighted in Jeff's 590 a1 Tactical with his red dot. It was a sad thing really.

50 yards and we were hitting the berm blowing craters with plumes of sand flying up. Walked them into the paper within a few rounds.

Then Jeff changes over to Brenneke Sabots which were allot hotter than the Federal we had just been shooting.

The range we are at has a two by four frame that the hangers for the targets are attached to laying horizontally above the placards. BOOM the three targets next to out lane drop to the ground. RO is like, don't worry about it, shoot another! Blew that two by to splinters...

He was waiting for his turn, he had been looking at the 590 a1 for a while and wanted to get a chance to shoot it before dropping them money on one.

LOL

Very nice shotgun btw...

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2 years 41 weeks ago, 9:45 PM

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hell yea. SO I cleaned the AR will just a bore brush, on the BCG and the hammer and also the key. Then used remmington oil wipes to go over everything, I let it dry and it looked brand new, not even glossy, this should be good to go right? I dont need to do anything, like wipe it down a second time right? I didnt use any lcp or degreaser, just a wirebrush and cotton wipes(shirt I cut up). I wouldnt think I lost any oil from the metal by just using the metal brush..so that oil I put on should top off the metal....right? I read that using those "quick and easy" gegreasers are bad for youre gun, as they suck the oil out of the metal and cause premature rusting and wearing. and did I say before....AR's are DIRTY guns...lol that gas is BS.....although I love my gun, and its ridiculously accurate, why does it need to be so dirty? dang gas systems. Oh well, still havent had a jam, and Ive put 600+ rounds through my M&P15. Id rate this rifle at A++ so far...and its the cheap version...the M&P sporter.

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2 years 41 weeks ago, 10:05 PM

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Hey builtford

Sounds like you did good. You don't want you AR to be too "wet". There is a school of thought that the wetter the better. But, I like to leave it just with a small amount of oil residue on it, otherwise things tend to gunk up on me. Hoppes 9 as mentioned has always worked well for me. I did try out for the first time something called Mpro7 and I think I really really like it. I oiled up a gun with it and let it sit out a couple of weeks and went back and looked and it still looks wet, didn't evaporate out at all. If you run accross some give it a look. Glad your liking your rifle. Sounds like a "good un".

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