zombie apocalypse training, 5
Groupings are getting tighter. I used the same swivel bipod set-up for the SCAR-17 @ 100 yards, using 145 gr. .308. On some of the attempts I was unable to see the exact target @ 6x illumination, which is the highest magnification on my scope. Generally on a head-sized target you aren’t worried much about anything but hitting the head, but at 100 yards I’d like to be able to be more exact.
On this first close-up of the hostage target, you’ll see the shots placed high of the mouth box. I couldn’t makeout that box from 100 yards, even with a black dot (instead of an illuminated red) scope. It’s just too small, at about 1″ tall x 2″ wide. So I approximated the shots.
On this second hostage target, I recorded the strategy Swen mentioned in the comments to my last training post. I set up target areas on the gunman’s outside shoulder, on his gun hand, and then again on an immediate kill zone on the forehead. I was able to hit the hand on 2 of 3 shots, with the third shot hitting the arm holding the gun; on the shoulder, I hit 3 of 4 inside the box I drew up, with the fourth shot maybe an inch off below the box (but still on the shoulder). A fifth shot went wide right. On the head shots, which I’ve practiced most, I hit 8 out of 10 inside the eyes-to-forehead box and 10 out of 10 on the upper half of the head.
Finally, here’s an 8″ x 8″ VisiShot target, which I’ve photographed closer up. All my shots were within 2″ of center, with 7 of the 9 within 1″ to 1 1/4″.
I also shot my S&W M&P 22LR today — but I’m going to work on that scope. The dot is so far off I wasn’t even hitting the target. So I took the scope of and with just iron sights, I put 8 out of 10 shots within an inch of the bulls eye on the 8″ x 8″ target, but only out to 25 yards. If I’m going to go longer range with the 22LR, I think I’m going to need to get something other than a red dot scope with 2x.
Anyway, there you have it. Comments / critiques / suggestions welcome.