Corps Commander NGV
Wet weather kept me from setting up my normal rifle range. I drove an hour to the range at Wilson Shoals WMA to test my new Savage at 100yds. I also took my T/C Compass .243 to shoot between groups with the .308 Axis. I spent 2 hours enjoying quality time with my rifles. It was a great morning and the guns worked well. Unfortunately neither rifle printed any groups to brag about. The T/C is a known quantity and regularly shoots tight groups, but not so much yesterday. My target was in the shade on a sunny morning which might have affected my groups. The .308 Win ammo I was shooting was given to me by a friend. It was hunting loads his father in law hunted with in the 80's and 90's. It was all loose rounds that I separated by headstamp then weighed. I had three types of 180gr ammo: Remington Core Lokt, Remington Bronze Point, and Winchester Silver Tip. The Bronze Point loads did the best printing a 5 shot group of just over an inch. The Core-Lokt stuff was 2nd best as it did 3 shots just under an inch. The Silver Tip loads were consistent at about 1.5 moa. Nothing special, but hopefully good enough to take a couple of deer this season. The trigger kit from mcarbo has settled in and after firing 30 rounds yesterday is breaking at a consistent 1lb 14oz pull. I will soon start loading Hornady 165gr Interlock BTSP bullets over Varget to see what I can get from Axis accuracy wise. I will keep you updated. Happy shooting y'all!