I was looking at some of my old posts (not too self-referential), and noticed that I've been posting about wanting to pick up a Scout rifle in .308 since July of 2011. Long story short, I finally have one. I bought a used but well pampered, early model Savage Scout and after a couple of weekends with other things interfering, got a chance to try it out. First step, of course, was to zero it for my eyes and preferred way of using it.
This is benchrest shooting with a Caldwell lead sled, what we usually use, at 25 yards to set the zero, with my first few shots numbered.
I'm not used to shooting 100 yards with low power optics, and this rifle has a low power scout scope, so the group opened up to fill the inner two inches. The wind started to shift from into our faces to quartering off the right, so it was slightly left-biased until I realized what was happening. No pictures. Tried to take one through the spotting scope, but it didn't work out.
Now let me pass on something we discovered that really works out well for us. Some of you may recall that I refer to Mrs. Graybeard as "the diminutive but deadly". Because she's under 5' tall and I'm over 6', we regularly find "one size never fits all". For our last few range trips, we brought an astronomy chair we've had for 25 years, very much like these from Company Seven. Here's a photo of it alongside her 10/22.
And in case I have to tell you, major calibers are fun!
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