Today is my birthday. Not my 27th birthday. It’s the 27th birthday of my rifle. Well, maybe it’s better to say it’s my rifle and my 27th anniversary.
In any case, I received this rifle on my 15th birthday, 27 years ago. It’s a Remington Model 700 in .243 Winchester. And is still shoots pretty well.
This is my “well, that’s as good as I am likely to get” zero at 200 yards. The bullets are 75gr V-Max rounds that I hand loaded on top of an undisclosed amount of IMR4064. They should be hustling along at about 3,200 feet per second.
And this is what I managed to pull off at the 300 yard line. The last three were Kentucky windaged into position.
I’d like to thank reader James for taking me to the range today. The range is Durham Rifle and Pistol Club. James is a member and offered to take me there in order to sight my rifle in properly. The club itself is very nice. They have multiple firing areas for different distances. As you can see above, I was able to shoot all the way out to 300 yards. You can’t do that every day. If you live in the area, you should check them out. Fees are pretty reasonable, $144 a year. They have some initiation fees. Overall, not bad at all for what you get. They even supply your targets!
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