Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Tuesday Range Day.

So, since I got my errands done for the day, I decided to pop back out to the range for a bit and sight my Savage 110 in on the 400-yard line. Admittedly, after watching Old NFO shoot his SCAR out there and hearing every shot ring the 400-yard gong, I got to be feeling the need to do the same with my designated distance rifle.

The rifle is a Savage 110 Law Enforcement model, with a heavy barrel. The rifle is chambered in 7.62x51, and yes, it's left-handed. The optic is an SWFA Super Sniper 10x42mm scope with target turrets.

It's not an ACOG or anything, but it serves to give a shooter a good look at the target nonetheless. I like it.

The rifle was already zeroed for 100 yards, so it didn't take much fiddling to get it to where it was ringing the steel at 400 consistently (providing that I did my part, of course).

Once that was accomplished, I went back over to the pistol steel and gave my healing wrist a little "recoil therapy" as I engaged the same targets that Aaron and I got skunked out on a couple of days prior. Naturally, now with no shot timer and no audience, I hit them just fine.

A few magazines of .40 ammo were enough to get my wrist sore again, but a month ago I couldn't even fire one round of 9mm without wincing. It's getting better. Now if I can just get a prescription for a couple of cases of ammo and convince my insurance company that it's theraputically necessary, I'll be all set.


  1. Glad to hear you had a good day at the range and the wrist is getting better.

    Nice rifle!

  2. Wow - that is just (for lack of better term) beautiful.

    My new little pistol is hiding in the case in shame now.

  3. Nice rifle!

    If I was going to buy a bolt-action 308 it would definitely be a Savage.

    All the guys I've seen with them at the rifle range I go to just love them. Very accurate, nicely made, and a real bargin.

  4. Glad you finally got that Savage wrung out! :-)

  5. I got to spend yesterday at the office. Would have much preferred going to the range...

    Good to know your wrist is getting better. Remember, we don't heal as quickly when we are older...

  6. @ PH: I'll try to remember that for when I get old.

  7. Not bad shootin' there, Tex. :)

  8. Hmm... I need to burn some vacation time so I might wonder up there during the week at some point.

  9. @ Andy: Come on. Murphy and I'll show you a good time.

  10. I've been looking at that SWFA for my M1A build but hesitating. Thanks for the write up ML. I think that's just the medicine she needs.

  11. @ Six: You will be happy with it. I know that I am.

  12. FYI: Possibly of interest to your readers

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    Book: Rattenkrieg by Bob Taubert

    (All below quoted from officer.com)
    --- "...Rattenkrieg, a German word for 'rat war.' Rattenkrieg was a term coined by German soldiers during the battle for Stalingrad. It was used to describe the fighting the Germans encountered with Russian soldiers - vicious, CQB, meant to destroy their enemy. This book is a must-have for every Warrior because it describes the proper mindset, and provides a number of combat courses designed to defeat the knuckle-draggers whose goal is to kill us."
    --- "Qualification and shooting for scores is an administrative function. It’s not designed to fully prepare you for a gunfight. Once you’ve learned basic firearms, the key is to retain those skills and be able to adapt them to street encounters. Speed is important, but it takes a back seat to accuracy. Once you’ve learned to train with consistency, speed becomes a by-product of that redundancy."
    --- "...the importance of training to shoot with one hand. This tactic is sorely lacking in many firearms training sessions, particularly in combat courses."