Improvements in shooting

Yesterday and today I did a little more shooting with a .22 bolt action rifle. I was using 'five targets' sheets, with 10 shots in total, plus two or three to let me adjust the sights. Hitting the bull scores 10, the next ring out is 9 and so on.

Yesterday I scored 87 and 90 (from a possible 100). Today I scored 94 and 95.

On the first target of my second run today I got the bull dead on (after adjusting my sights) - and the second shot went through the same hole! (It's possible to tell).

This was a nice start. On each target my pair of shots are grouped, but there is variation as I move from one target to the next - I may have to graduate away from the sandbags soon and move into the jacket.

All of my shots are close enough that I could score 99 or 100, if I could eliminate the variation as I move from one target to the next.

Snap Shooting

I had a go at snap shooting today. Snapshoot

The central target was a grouping I did today after zeroing the sights. The two 'paddles' are snapshoot targets. They pop up five times for three seconds. The intervals are randomised, and the intervals are 5, 10, 15 and 20 seconds.

In that time one must reload.

The left hand target scored slightly better (as the shots are closer). The right hand target was a better grouping (but the sights were not adjusted!)

Continuing the Rifle practice

My eighth ever groupingThis is my eighth ever grouping. The sighting is a little off and needed adjusting, but it's a half inch group (i.e. pretty good) - and at the moment I'm mostly concentrating on the grouping. I'm really very pleased with things so far, it's good fun, and it's something I appear to be taking to!

My largest grouping to date is 1 inch, all the other seven are less than three quarters.

First Shoot

This was my first ever attempt at bolt action rifle shooting - I'm really pleased with it. It's a half inch group (i.e. good). The actual aim is less important, as one deals with that by adjusting the sights, if they're grouped it means the shots are repeatable and reliable.

First Shoot

The subsequent groups were less good, the worst though was one inch - still pretty good for a beginner. The other two were three quarter inch.