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Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Niles, IL
Location: Niles, IL
Sportbike: 1996 YZF-600, 2006 Huffy
Years Riding: May '08 - Oct '12
How you found us: smartrider
Well, went to Buffalo Range and learned a bunch of things about my equipment, myself and the range.
1. The scope on my AR can barely even see the 100yrd target which makes zeroing a lot harder. Then I remembered in the Army we zeroed our rifles at 25 meters which all of a sudden made much more sense. Next time out I'll zero the AR with the 50 yrd target and call it good.
2. The .308 was an awesome rifle. Not as much kick as I thought it would have but I still had a hard time keeping it on target after the shot but I'm sure that is due to user error as this was the first time I ever shot a precision rifle before.
3. For anyone going to the range. Unless you know your zero, or are just shooting to have fun, going with out a good spotting scope is really a waste of time. When my buddy and I were shooting at 100 yrds, neither of us could see the holes we were making. And since they only allow you to check your targets during cease fires which is only done every 30min, it's not practical to shoot a 3 shot group then wait 30min to walk down and check the paper.
4. Didn't use the skeet range, did enjoy the pit a little and the pistol range. Parking is now at every range so we were able to drive down and park right behind the rifle range and only carry up what we needed. Then we drove to the pit and parked right behind where we were shooting. Lastly the same with the pistol range.
5. I'm very use to shooting at Maxons. So my range bag does not include any sort of way to attach a paper target to the cardboard backings that they provide. I thankfully happened to have a small roll of duck tape but other wise would have been SOL. At Buffalo Range, you NEED some way to attach your targets to the cardboard backing. Lots of ppl had staple guns, but it was suggested to us to bring a can of aerosol glue since the cardboard was seldom changed and thus was full of holes.
So all in all, I was able to confirm my zero on my 308 and learn that I need to learn a lot more about precision shooting. I need a good spotting scope to see .223 holes in paper at 100 yrds. And I need to buy a staple gun for my range bag.
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