GUN Took the AR to the indoor range (100 yard tube) today

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  1. McCroskey

    McCroskey Jonny, what can you make out of this? OT Supporter

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    I usually shoot the UMC "mega pack" 45 grain hollowpoint 223 stuff since it is
    relatively economical and reliable, but I decided to pick up some Remington
    Accutip boattail stuff to shoot (40rds). I also brought along 60 rounds of my
    cheapish UMC ammo to compare.

    Out of the box with no adjustments the boat tail stuff put the first round
    an 1/8" of exact bullseye (not in the 10 ring, but at the x-y intersection), the
    follow-ups were pretty close. Turns out my rifle was dialed in very good to
    begin with so I never touched the knobs.

    After the first 6 shots with the Accutip I started to get a little 'off' with the
    rounds straying out of hte 10 ring but within the 9 ring. I remember shaking
    my head after most of those shots for making mistakes....knew the hole was
    going to be off even before the smoke cleared :(

    The UMC stuff on the other hand, I could never get a tight group with it
    and it seemed to shoot consistently low (albeit I got a little happy and
    really got the barrel hot by that point).

    Anyway, I was happy that my first shot on a cold rifle was very clean as
    were the follow-ups.

    Lessons learned or re-learned.....

    1. Don't get the barrel stupidly hot
    2. Don't try to chase your sights around with a hot barrel and plinking ammo.
    3. Plinking ammo can be notably less accurate than the $1.00/rd stuff. (duh).

    The tube at Bass Pro is also connected to their gunsmith area but seperated
    by ballistic glass. I looked behind me and the guys in the shop were wearing
    their earmuffs. It seems my AR is stupidly loud because of the YHM brake
    I put on it a while back. They normally don't have to wear their muffs
    even when the 30-06 or .308 shooters are down there :hsd:


    Also picked up some Butler Creek flip up scope covers for that oh so tacticool
    look. :mamoru:
     
  2. idleprocess

    idleprocess Bring a dollar with you baby in the cold cold grou

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    Surprised they let you into BPS with an evil black rifle. If it's not bolt- or lever-action they seem to get downright nervous.
     
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    I went to Bass Pro in NC and asked if they had any pellet pistols (I was looking for a Crosman 1377 American classic, like everyone has when they're a kid) and they looked at me like I asked for a suitcase nuke! "We don't carry that kinda stuff..." Can you tell me who might? That kinda stuff?? "umm.... Wal Mart might still carry something like that..."
    Is it becoming illegal or out of favor to shoot an air pistol if it's not airsoft??

    And what sort of barrel is it? Is it a lightweight or were you just going nuts?
     
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    Bass pro shops with a firing line, WTFMATE!?!?
     
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    Our bass pro shop in houston (well, katy) is located in a very gun UNfriendly mall. They have the required signage to make concealed license holders not enter at every entrance (except bass pro shops), and the security gaurds are instructed to kick you off the property if they see you get the doors, read the sign, then turn around to put your gun in your car. Fuck Katy Mills Mall in the ass.
     
  6. McCroskey

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    single 100 yard rifle tube (quite nice actually) and 7 pistol lanes out to 60'

    Not a bad place to shoot really. Rifle tube has no wind(duh), is relatively
    comfy year round, and you don't have to walk to get your targets :)
     
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    idleprocess Bring a dollar with you baby in the cold cold grou

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    Best pistol range in the Dallas area that I've visited thus far.
     
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    Got a little happy. Barrel is a Wilson chromelined 1:9
     
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    Kid at the door was afraid to touch it to put hte lock on :)
     
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    wtf does leaving your gun in the car have to do with not being able to enter the building with it? :mad:
     
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    Parking lot is still the property of the mall... If they ask you to leave and you don't, you're now trespassing...
     
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    That's fucking gay.
     
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    Which is why I no longer give that place my business. They are building a new bass pro shops on the south side of houston, I will have no problem visiting that one.
     
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    They're building a bass pro about 20 miles away and a cabelas about 3 miles away from me. i can't wait :x:
     

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