Post by Danny Creasy on Mar 28, 2015 16:48:22 GMT -6
I got an email the other day informing me that this plinking grade ammo was available - two brick limit. I usually pass on the plated bullet ammunition, but these were non-plated and I assumed they were actually Federal Lightning under another name. I usually feed my Anschutz 1710 medium grade match ammo or better, but I thought it would be fun to try these less expensive cartridges in it for a change.
The set up.
Eight five shot groups fired at 50 yards. Conditions = Shifting 5 to 10 mph winds and temps in the high 30s to low 40s.
After shooting group #8, I walked down to retrieve the target. I had made a couple of adjustments in windage and elevation, but had about decided to not worry with an exact zero. After reconsidering, I went back down and stuck up a 3/4" dot. I took the elevation up two clicks and back down one, and fired this final ten shot group.
It shot about as well as I expected. We have a 50 yard silhouette match on first Saturdays (target racks pictured below). This will be fine for that event. We had our silos cut from 3/8ths inch steel plate. Thus, they can handle high velocity ammo like this American Eagle.