Thursday, January 25, 2018

Let's Go For A Shoot!

"Can we go for a shoot, please?" asked an eager cadet. "Sure, it's about time. We have new weapons in the armory and it's the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul. Let's go." Before you could say principles of marksmanship we were on our way to the range.

Would the  new guns, an Aero build .308 AR and a ChiCom SKS perform? Only one way to find out, shoot the beasts and that's what we did.

To be fair, I didn't know what kind of ammo the .308 had been zero'd in on and came with a random pack of 150 grain bullets. Would the weapon even be on paper? It was, straight out of the gate. Excellent result and that can be improved. Big fun to shoot, explosive sound and fury with the recoil of a 20 gauge.

That'll do for now

After the mighty ballistics hi-power of the .308 battle rifle, the SKS came in as a fun gun, easy to shoot and light as you like. It performed pretty much flawlessly, sending its chunky rounds down range with workmanlike, ComBloc effect.

So what's better, an SKS or a Mini 14? Good question and I hesitate to answer but I will say this. The SKS seems simpler and a bit easier to shoot. 

Still, it's factory basic, thanks, Commies and doesn't have a detachable magazine, unless you mess with it. But and it's a big but for shooters on a budget, it does cost a whole lot less. Whatever, your call, both are neat. For what it's worth, I see the SKS as a ranch rifle/fun gun on a budget.

After filling up the center mass of the Green Enemy we fell back to the small shooting house and some nice and easy plinking with a Ruger American .22.

The plates met their match.

Then it was time to head back to the Compound for Mass, a good day had by all. Moral of the story? Get out in the country and shoot, it's good for mind, body and soul.

Gun rights,



LL said...

It's important to train with the weapons used by our enemies. Though today arguments can be made that the Deep State is a greater threat than the communists.

Either way, it's important to have a good shoot before you blow taps and retire to the mess.

Jules said...

Four is an unlucky number. I suggest you buy another gun or more. Eight is considered best due to its infinity. I'd start there. Good to see your boy enjoying himself.

Previous Owner said...

168gr Remington Match ammo backed up by 175gr Federal Match ammo

LSP said...

That's a good point, Juliette, and it's been argued that 888 functions as the victorious opposite of 666.

More guns!

LSP said...

LL, I don't the Deep State's Millionaire Commies are too worried about budget, which I guess means training with expensive weapons... still, we enjoyed the SKS.

Venison backstraps wrappes in bacon were on the menu afterwards. A fitting reward for a fun shoot!

LSP said...

Thanks, Previous, I'll try that out. And what a good shooter! Very pleased. Cheers!

Anonymous said...

That kid should join the Army.

LSP said...

That's an excellent point, Anon.

Anonymous said...

He needs to bulk up a bit though. Good luck!

LSP said...

Well said, Anon. Meat and potatoes...