Practice

POSTED IN | 7:41 PM
My bro got a new deer rifle for next year's season. It's a Remington 700 series chambered in a .243 caliber (the bullet is .243 of an inch in diameter) and she's a beaut. I was in Dallas for a few days last week, so we headed out to the range for some target practice.








This is my grandpa's old Marlin 30-30. It's the old-West style lever action and plenty fun to shoot, but not so good in the accuracy department. The bullet drops 48 inches at 300 yards. Not ideal for shooting at a deer's "kill zone" that is about 8 x 8 inches, so my bro says.






Downrange through the 9x Nikon scope. The .243 bullets drop 3 inches at 300 yards. Accurate enough to take down a wamp rat any day.


My shot group at 100 yards. Not stellar shooting, but it would have been sufficient to dispatch Bambi. And that's really what it's all about, no?




Bros.
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2 Responses to 'Practice'

  • dinah bess said...
    http://justpixels2.blogspot.com/2006/12/practice.html?showComment=1166416980000#c116641700827990842'> 10:43 PM

    Awww, this is so incredibly heartwarming. I wish I had been there for the love/kill preparation fest. Run Bambi Run!

     
  • Anonymous said...
    http://justpixels2.blogspot.com/2006/12/practice.html?showComment=1166462460000#c116646247625260106'> 11:21 AM

    Addendum to article: This gun is a Remington 700 series chambered in .243.

    Winchester Supreme ammo.

    Drop is 3 inches at 300 yards.

    Deadly.

    So deadly.

    There is no escape for Bambi.