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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Retro Sunday- The Ruger 10/22 and Scouts

So two young men show up at the range for the practical portion of the rifle merit badge. They ran out of time during camp this summer. So I whip out the venerable Ruger 10/22 Carbine.

That is the target they are shooting at 50 ft. Must place 5 groups of five rounds in the nine ring (about the size of a quarter). They can do this prone or benchrest.

We ran 50 rounds each and it was rough. We could get there, but it would take a while. So we procured one of these:

Ruger Target model with some optics. Things got much better!

Congratulations to my Scouts today! Well done! Special props for Harrison for doing a fantastic job of administrative handling of the rifle. Safety engaged, checking for clear, muzzle direction were all outstanding!

I hope everyone has a great week!