Range Day

After getting my four cases of ammo from BulkAmmo.com I finally got out to the range.

I brought my 870 Remington Tactical out for the day.2013_RangeDay_Rem870_1


She’s been upgraded with a Remington Recoil Pad which takes this gun from “Painful and bruising,” after a few dozen slugs to “I can shoot all day.” I’ve got a few more customizations coming in the next few weeks. (Parts are here, just need to find time to do the work.)

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I started at 120 feet with a single slug from a standing position. 2013_FederalSlugTactical

Overall, not bad.
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The 870 is really a short to medium range weapon in the smooth bore configuration. So I’m quite happy with this accuracy at this range, and it was the first round cold.

Next I moved on to a three round “burst”, firing as quickly as I could.2013_June_Range_Day_3ShotsR
My first and last shots were close, buy my middle shot was further out to the left.

Next I moved on to the buckshot.2013_RioBuck9Pellet

I have to say I was a bit disappointed with the spread on these at 120 feet. Having said that, they were pretty much dirt cheap, and I plan an seeing how accurate they are at 45 feet next time I go to the range. My gut tells me they will be just fine at short distance, which combined with their price, makes them the perfect zombie shot.

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At 120 feet the spread was so bad that only two out of nine of the shot hit the target. So I will stick with slugs for anything just a bit further out.

Overall, it was a good day at the range, and I capped off taking pictures with a three round “burst” of buck shot. I didn’t count the hits but in rapid fire mode I actually got a lot better hit to miss ratio than the first shot were only two out of the nine pellets found their mark inside the target.

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