Anyway, there was a nice breeze, and the range wasn't crowded at all. Expended about a hundred rounds of .22 LR, practicing until I could get 6 for 6 on the falling plates. After a couple of strings shooting with my left eye closed, I switched to right eye closed. Unfortunately, the Ruger Standard just would not comply today, as the best I could do with it was 5 of 6.
(Empty chamber flags - weedeater line and flourescent duct tape - required by the range when the shooter is greater than arm's length from his/her firearms)Oldest son says, and I generally agree, that the Single Six is my most accurate .22 handgun (having the longest sight radius), but today I really enjoyed the High Standard HD Military (resting on the sandbags) the most.
After wrapping up on the falling plates, I wanted to check out a little .243 poodle shooter. The guy I'd bought it from had provided a coffee can full of loaded ammo from necked down mil-surp .308 brass. While I would normally be a bit skeptical about shooting someone else's reloads, he had dutifully documented his load data (which I checked on a respected loading manual and found to be within spec), and on inspection of the rounds, I could see that the requisite care had been taken (chamfering the case mouths, turning down the necks, and annealing the shoulders).
Anyway, I was actually pretty pleased with this five shot group (100 yds.), as the Weaver K-4's resolution on this [25 yd handgun] target with my old eyes was probably about as good as could be expected. With a 9x or higher glass, I firmly believe I could cover five holes with a half-dollar (technically, I can cover this group with half of a paper dollar). I think the flyer was the first shot.
My next task is to come up with some powder-puff, light recoil loads for a certain 10 year old, who's been asking me when we can go hog hunting.