Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Northern Indiana
New to me .223
Took out my recent acquisition for a down and dirty rough sight it today (only had 45 min). I was using some Freedom Munitions 55fmj loads I have had for a while. I bore sighted using clay pigeon pieces on the 50 yard berm. I tweaked for a bit high at 50 yards using precise guesstimate of the dirt splashes in relation to the clay pieces. After "confirming" at 100...I took a few pot shots at steel. It was a bit breezy, but the misses were a combination of me and the quality of the zero. I believe this thing will shoot better than I am capable. Steel target at 200 yards has a 6" square, 300 a 4" dot, and 400 has a ram and 8" circle. I managed to hit the 200 most shots, the 300 1:5, the ram 4:5, and the 8" circle at 400 1:6. There is a lot of guessing with a 6x scope with no real holdover helps. I need a better rest set up, practice from field positions, and time to do work with loads and a chrony. A better scope would help some, but this one will still work well for 200 yard vermin and steel.
It is an ear ringer for sure. I am really thinking a Bee would be much nicer in a 10" barrel, and I already have the dies. However, this one is going to stay until I get bored with it or someone wants it really bad. It is just plain fun.
More pictures and thoughts once I have a serious range session with it.
Wonder is the beginning of wisdom. -Anonymous