First trip this year with the Ruger American 22LR. I was very pleased with the results. I fired a total of 100 rounds on 20 separate 2” targets, 5 rounds per target. My goals for the trip were an average group size of 2MOA or 1.0-inches and all rounds with the 2-inch target.
My smallest group was .42-inches. My largest was 1.3-inches. The average group size for all 20 groups was .85-inches.
My first shot – a Clean Bore/Cold Bore shot was outside of the target (#1 on Sheet #1) as well as one additional round on #10 on Sheet #1. Otherwise, all rounds were within that target. This yielded a 98% for 100 Rounds, so pretty happy here.
The ammo was Eley Club (Lot # 3122-30072). This particular round continues to perform well within my desired specifications, so I’ll probably continue to use it.
As could be expected, I did a “deep clean” before the trip considering the use this firearm took last year. I suspect that had something to do with tightening things up as well. I’ll make sure it has a deep clean before each range trip this year and see if it holds.
As I explained last year, this is a “trainer” for a Designated Marksman course I teach. The actual DM rifle is a Savage 110 in .308. It’s a very good match in physical size to the Ruger America 22LR and both have the Vortex Scout 2-7 LPVO mounted to them with the triggers set to 2.5 LBS.
Next range trip will push things out to 100-Yards. The goal again is groups of 2MOA or less but the target changes to a 3-inch target. We’ll get that done this week.