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#200556 - 07/08/19 10:50 PM Some range practice
Teep
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I went to Whetstone Creek CA range early this morning as I wanted to test my shooting into an early morning sunrise. With the target in the shadows and sunlight hitting the red dot sight and my glasses I thought it would be difficult to even see the target. I shot 50 shots at a target at 25 yards just to warm up using cheap ammo as I had not shot the 617 in quite a while. I then I moved to 50 yards and shot one ten shot group using better ammo, Aguila HV which I had run through a Waltz die to hollow point. With the 3-mil red dot sight I could not see the center dot so I was just trying to center it up between the four corner dots. The center black dot is 1? in diameter. I pulled one shot badly making the overall group 2-3/8? C-C. Nine of the shots were in 1-5/16? and seven in 15/16?. I don't think I could do any better with a rifle except for the one pulled shot. The S&W 617 just continues to impress me every time I shoot it. Now if I can just learn to shoot the 686 as well.


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#200594 - 07/10/19 09:29 AM Re: Some range practice [Re: Teep]
Bob Roach
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I thought you might be a little closer. The only Whetstone area I was aware of is West of Mountain Grove. Whetstone Creek

The 617 will let you get in lots of quality trigger time without a huge expense in Time or Money.
I shoot a lot more 22 LR through my Contender than I shoot centerfire through all of my barrels combined. It is just plain fun to shoot, and does not require a large expenditure in time reloading to shoot a few hundred rounds.

Bob
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#200603 - 07/10/19 04:55 PM Re: Some range practice [Re: Bob Roach]
Teep
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Whetstone Creek CA is in Callaway County north of Williamsburg.

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