One of the best parts of precision rifle shooting is the problem-solving process. Recently at the National Rifle League 22 here in Evansville, Indiana, I came across a new problem. This was the first competition for my customized Ruger 10/22. The rifle is fairly accurate for a low-cost semi-auto. At the beginning of the match, I had verified my zero at 50 yards and confirmed my Dope at 25, 75 and 100 yards. The rifle was performing perfectly.
The first stage of the match was shot from the prone position, but I missed four shots at very easy targets. This confused me a little bit because I could see exactly where the shots were impacting. I could tell they were 0.5 mRad low on my reticle. I have learned to “believe the bullet” from many experiences in the past, so made an adjustment to my hold and hit the rest of my targets. Continue reading Loading the Bipod on a Ruger 10/22 – Free-Float is Better