05-03-2019, 08:33 PM
Join Date: Jan 2014
Range Day With ChattanoogaPhil
Awesome day, Phil invited me to check out his outdoor range. Very nice place to shoot, I may apply for membership. No pics, sorry.
We started with .22lr rifles, I'll get to that later.
I took five new or new to me rifles, I'll tell you about three of them in this post. First yesterday I took all five and ran some patches thru each barrel several times with some BreakFree CLP on the patches. All rifles were lubed with CLP when I did the barrels. All the rifles functioned flawlessly, no jams or misfires or any issues.
First up M1A Loaded, peep rear and post front sight on paper with first shots. Love the look, feel, history of the rifle. It is a BEAST, recoil wise. I had about 100 or so rounds loaded in magazines. I have to admit to stopping after about 35 rounds, my shoulder was starting to hurt. If you don't wear your big boy drawers you better not try the M1A, IMO. It was accurate, more than me and it has the power to reach out and touch someone.
Then the AR-10 DPMS Recon GII with new Green dot Halosun. Much easier on this old guys shoulder, had to dial it up, but started on paper at least. Did another 30 rounds. Oh factory trigger is not good so need to change that, worked great otherwise.
Started with the new Savage BTVSS .22lr this one had the Nikon scope that came with my Kimber 84M 308. Scope and rifle did fine, need a few items to fine tune it. Should be loads of fun when Tax Stamp arrives.
Always have a great time shooting and visiting with Phil and Coondog.
The Kimber Family
CDP & RCP Ultra's
Classic Carry Pro (Factory Bone Grips)
Custom Two-Tone 45/.460Rowland
Gold Combat Limited Edition
Master Carry Pro
Sapphire Ultra 9mm
SIS Custom, Pro, Ultra
Stainless Ultra Carry 9mm
Stainless Raptor Custom, Pro, Ultra
Super Carry Ultra Plus
TLE Pro (TFS)
84M Longmaster Classic SS .308
SVT 22lr Stainless Fluted Bull Barrel
Kimber Of America 82 Stainless Fluted .22lr
84M Varmint Stainless 204 Ruger