Man... what a day.
Ok so this afternoon I decided to have a little impromptu range time. That is... I went out back and shot some. See friday our good buddy Will put some pictures up from a trip to the range, and like all good friends do, I busted his balls over it. Now Will had tagged a fella that had coached him some on his shooting and the fella took offense at my comments.
It turns out this guy is a marine sniper (I'd say was but there are no ex-marines. They don't exist.). Lets just say he and I have a difference in opinion about what adequate shooting is... and about what the capabilities of an AR carbine are. I pointed out that I had several that were sub-moa guns... and he flatly called me a liar, saying that he had NEVER met anyone that could hold a 223 to sub-moa levels at any appreciable distance.
Well... far be it from me to pass up a chance to show up an honest to marine sniper. (I hope you're reading this Bane... you weepy old bastard.)
Anyway I grabbed my M&P14... because its bone stock and I didn't want him accusing me of using a ringer.... loaded up 4 winchester 55 grain ballistic silver tips... and headed out back. In a moment of true high class shooting ingenuity I grabbed a half empty bag of miracle grow and plopped it up on a little plastic table I was using for a bench. Sandbags... dirt bag.... same thing.
I settled in and aimed what I as hoping was about 22 inches high. It was a perfect day for this... there was literally no wind at all. Couldn't have been more still if I was shooting indoors. I pulled the rifle in... looked down the POS Chicom scope I have mounted on it (this is my beater rig can ya tell?) and squeezed off 4 relaxed shots.
I cleared the rifle and then... just on a whim... I stood up and drew the Steyr. I really don't know why I do this so often but I do. I just love trying insane pistol shots. I was aiming so far over the target I couldn't even see thing. I just pointed in the general direction and squeezed the trigger till it broke.
Then I got on the tractor... drove around the lake... pulled up to the backstop and found this...
I literally laughed out loud. I mean you can't make stuff like this up.
Anyway if you look at the actual shooting... note... that is a 1.2 inch group. From 350 yards away. I do believe the ol' M&P15 just earned herself a real scope. I held to high obviously. Still... I'll take it.