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2hotel9,

I did take my Ruger P-85 9mm with me that day but most of the time was spent shooting the Lithgow.
I would take the target out to the trap and once I returned to the bench I would sit for a minute to allow myself to be at rest.
I would fire off a round and look where it hit the paper through my binoculars.
Then I would wait a couple minutes between shots to allow heat to dissipate from the barrel.
I would shoot only 5 round groups and then I would have to wait for the other people at the range to call a cease fire where I would change the target out.
Around shot 15 I was starting to get a little soar so I took a little longer on the last 5.
I also spent a little while showing this guy who was shooting a AR-15 chambered in .308 how to use his weapon.
He was shooting at 2 targets and said that he didn’t think he was hitting the paper.
I looked and he was grouping really tight on the left target and when I told him he said he was shooting at the target on the right.
After I told him how to sight in his scope he loaded a new magazine he couldn’t get the bolt to return so I had to show him how if you depress the button on the left side of the rifle the bolt would fall forward.
He bought a deadly weapon and didn’t even read the manual.
I told him to go home and read the manual and disassemble and reassemble the rifle until he didn’t need the book anymore.
Get to know your weapon inside and out.

Scot

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