Zombie apocalypse training, 3
Two exercises today with the SCAR-17 at 100 yards: in the first, I drew a couple of blue rectangles on the hostage taker so that I can start trying to get tighter groupings on the kill shots, mostly in between the eyes up a bit on the forehead and around the mouth. For perspective, I’ve added a standard Post-It note, which is 3″ x 3″. The rectangle I drew to aim in is 1.5″ x 2″.
The second exercise was a rapid-fire exercise using a quick magazine change. I fired 40 rounds at 100 yards using the same set up (SCAR-17 w/ 147gr FMJ 7.62×51 mil surplus ammo shot off a swivel bipod) in about a minute. I still have a tendency during rapid fire to let the swivel bipod, which I grip at the attachment point to the rail, cant a bit to the left. The canting function is useful for when you might need to shoot off an uneven surface, but on a flat surface, if you don’t concentrate on keeping it completely straight some shots can drift on you. Still, overall, I put 29 of the 40 shots into the 1 and 2 targeting circles, with 13 of those in the 1 and 3 in the center bulls eye.
I had 2 or 3 errant shots. Not sure if those happened when my forearm got burned (twice) by a hot cartridge ejecting, bouncing off the wall, and rolling right under my right trigger arm. Shit gets hot, peoples.
At any rate, I’ve now shot my first 200 or so rounds on a rifle. I started from scratch. So I guess I should be happy with the progress I’m making — and at the very least, I feel very comfortable with both the rifle and the scope.
Pistol-wise, I still tend to be a bit low on the target, but at 7-10 yards they all can’t be perfect head shots. At least, not yet. The important part is that I’m always on the target, even with both eyes open. Ironically, I’m better right now with the iron sights on my Taurus than I am with the Trijicon on my FNP. But the difference isn’t dramatic, and I feel very comfortable with both pistols. The FNP-45 Tac is still my primary, largely because I can carry it with 15+1 rounds of .45 ACP cocked and locked. And that’s significant firepower for a hand gun.