Tuesday, April 27, 2010

I mentioned finding some very high rings

Here's how they worked outFound them here. A full inch of rise from the top of the rail to the bottom of the scope body. Got to the range today, and there's a world of difference between this rifle/scope with these rings and regular extra-high. These put it high enough that you get a good cheek weld on the stock, as opposed to forcing your cheekbone into it to get low enough. They're aluminum, well finished and seem very solid; and seven bucks total.

I'm looking forward to getting to the outdoor range with this combo; I think the 50-yard and 100-yard groups will improve, as it'll be easier to get my eye properly aligned with the scope. I want to try some groups with every ammo it cycles, see how tight I can keep them. Maybe next week, as starting tomorrow it's supposed to turn very windy again.

I should say that this 15-22 is holding up well; no problems other than the Remington Golden Bullet ammo. Today tried it with Remington Viper, Federal Champion and some Federal HP; the Viper had one failure to fire, all others went bang normally and grouped quite well at 30 yards. I had some older Remington GB I tried; one wouldn't go into the chamber, the others all fit but had one FTF out of ten rounds.


Roger said...

Try some CCI Mini Mag 40 gr hi velocity ammo. It shoots better than most in most of my .22 rifles. Almost as well as the Eley Black box ammo, at 1/3 the cost.

Firehand said...

Have to try it, if I can find some. Supply is much better on some brands; have to see if Academy has these in.