. . . with a little coaching from the Professor:
.223 DRS 68gr. Hornady BTHP Match, $49.95/100
.223 Corbon Performance Match 59gr. HPBT, $13.95/20
5.56 Silver State Armory 63gr. Sierra Soft Point, $16.49/20
Only four shots with this one. I’ll explain in a minute.
.223 Black Hills 60gr. Soft Point, $32.95/50
So, using the last two soft point bullets, the rifle jammed multiple times. I don’t remember the technical terms for all the kinds of jams, but basically it seemed that the bold didn’t go all the way forward. Once, the jam was so bad that the bolt wouldn’t go forward or back, and I spent five minutes trying to get the live round clear of the chamber.
I’m not sure how much the ammo is to blame, though, because about this time I became aware that my forward grip had been sliding down the well onto the magazine, which might cause feeding problems. Professor?
Continuing . . .
.223 PMC Precision 75gr. BTHP Match, $16.95/20
.223 Fiocchi 55gr. Pointed Soft Point, $9.95/20
Giving the Corbon another try:
I could feel myself getting a little tired and sloppy. And ignore that little tear from the hole I cut out of the frame. It’s from a .45 ACP that I made while waiting for a cease fire. Not too bad at 50 yards . . . except that I was aiming at the target above it.
Note to self: Next time you confront a bad guy hiding behind a shorter woman from 50 yards with nothing but a .45 . . . go to plan B.
Using the DRS with open sights:
Aww, skroo it:
A bad day shooting still beat a good day working!
1. I concentrated on breath control, but also tried to relax into the stance. It seems to be paying off, as all the groups tightened up.
2. My impression is that ammo behavior is very specific. Even when my five shot groups are tight, each different brand seems to pick its own quadrant, although I will need to test them again to see if the quadrants are consistent from one group to the next. (Or rather, if I’m consistent from one group to the next.
3. As last time, the PMC Precision is turning in the best performance. I’m very happy with this ammo. The Corbon seemed to have done well in the first round. The Fiocchi Soft Point didn’t do nearly as well as the Fiocchi Match King did last time, but then it’s also lighter and a lot less expensive.