45 and 44; stretching it out
Heres another little review from todays shooting practice. Since I had shot the Colt yesterday for 15 yard groups, I thought I would really stretch the distance to about 40 yards. I assembled a quick 50 rounds, the same as yesterday, only dropped the charge back 3/10s of a grain, and set up the chrony on the 40 yard marker. Heres what it looked like;
I fired a magazine after initially putting a few thru the screens, and had a velocity of about 810 fps, which was in the ball park I had hoped for. Now with the Colt, I use a 6 oclock hold. Here are the results of the first mag;
Normally, these groups put me in the center, but it looked like distance Has changed my poi. So, holding for the center, I shot several more mags running the gun hot. Here are the results;
Very happy with that, I grabbed the 4 inch M629 and my box of handloads and went back to the 50 yard marker, where I got into an improvised kneeling position and let go with 6 shots. The load was 250 weight lswc over 10 grains of Unique and chronograph at 1100 fps. The results;
6 fired and six on paper. I will take that for now. I am working towards being prepared for a Texas hog hunt at the end of September. I am not really sure what distance to expect, but my goal is to become pie plate accurate out to 100 yards with at least a 90% hit ratio.
I am currently firing 100 rounds a week of this load in training and preparation. But being 100% at 50 yards is a good start.
Now the guns need a cleaning.