The weather in the CA Hi Desert was beautiful yesterday so we went shooting.
We started the day at our former shooting spot with the intent of ranging the targets we were shooting the last time out. Surprise
None of the distances were as we guessed by quite a bit. We used our WILD ex-military optical range finder and most of the former targets were at about 600 yrds.
The WILD is a Swedish marked Germany (or SWISS???) huge range finder good to thousands of yards. We got it through SAMCO:
Anyway we were shooting previously at about 600 yds thinking it nearly twice that. We moved to a better location with a longer potential. We set out bus brake drums at 750 yds and found them a bit harder to hit but we did hit them. Rejoice! We did not break the Bohica 50 DTC this time. It performed perfectly. In the past couple of trips we: broke the scope, had to do a field repair to the AR lower trigger, and had a primer blow out (my mistake as I shot a cartridge that I reloaded and screwed up the primer which allowed gas to escape out of the primer pocket) which marked the bolt face (DARN!). Even with the slightly marred bolt face (very small shallow divot) no fired brass shows signs from that mar on the bolt. (YEA!). My co-owner son-in-law, who originally thought we would be shooting about 10 shots each for each outing, shot up 30 cartridge and wanted more. This could become very expensive!
I shot my Hakim Semi-auto Egyptian rifle in 8mm Mauser at a steel swinger about 6 inches in diameter set out at 75 yds. I blew the target down a couple of times and the last string of ten shots were consecutive hits. I shot 75 shots of M75 Mil Surp ammo. Man, both the gun and the ammo are accurate! My swinger which was in bad shape to start with is now probably ready for retirement. I had to weld the frame back together the day before this trip. But that Hakim has a unique action and is hard to figure out how to load the first round but we finally figured it out.
Anyway we had a great day!
Sorry to be so lengthy. I hope you enjoyed the read.