That's some good improvement.
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Shot again today after some bad weather passed.
I found a lot of my problem is focusing on the front sight. I... couldn't... do it! At what age do eyes start going downhill?
Anyway, I painted the post with white automotive touch up paint. The difference was night and day: I can see the sight very clearly.
Before, I had to concentrate to get good groups. I did these without much effort at all.
The flyers were my fault here. I'm having trouble mastering the trigger, which is too heavy. I may try a "toothpaste trigger job" on it tonight.
Again, a flyer. I shot this while sighting in better. The four rounds could have been together if I hadn't done that.
There was an older gent at the gunstore dropping off his M44 to be 'scoped. He had a genuine Mosin-Nagant 'scope mount and WWII sniper 'scope. It was a "sight to behold." If I wanted to permanently alter this into a 'scoped rifle I'd invest in one - especially since it had my beloved, but rarely seen, preference of a post reticle.
As it stands, I'm still planning the scout setup. I'd like to see what this will do with match ammo (or 7n1 Soviet sniper ammuntion) and a 2.5 or 4 power handgun 'scope. I'm betting with a few inexpensive tweaks I could get this bad boy to shoot very, very well.
Looks like you've got it figured out pretty well. Being able to see the target then change focus back to the front sight is difficult - especially through peep sights. If you feel like shelling out some cash, I recommend the Leupold 2.5-8x32mm handgun scope.
Joshua , first off welcome to rifles . You have received a lot of good advise on this board ( and i am sure others ). All i will advise is that rifle skills come slow. You WILL hit a point where groups go to hell , when you do first clean your rifle and re try . If and when that does not work clean your mind and try . Do not forget the practical accuracy standard of rifle for war or big game tho . If it will shoot into 3" at 100 yards its accurate enough , that expands to 6" at 200 . and further expands to choose not to shoot beyond that range when its other than a paper target . It will come slow , better your technique untill your rifle wont shoot better .. then better your rifle or sights . If you miss some time shooting learned skills wont disappear tho it may well take a few rounds to come back to your former high . In fact a lot of rounds if your high is tight . However i have not shot 100 rounds of any center fire rifle in the last 2 years ( ar playing excepted ) and yesterday offhand squarely hit a 5 gallon bucket at 1/4 mile or just a bit over with the first shot off hand ( cal .308 not a special rifle , but one i had shot before ) . Nothing to brag on , but shows that skills learned are skills retained on some level .
Be well have fun , and be prepaired to be frustrated lol .
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try quality ammo, clean gun, use a rest, make sure your barrel isn't too thin and make sure the gun is decent.