Tuesday 29 June 2010

Zeroing the .243

Since you ask, yes I have been a bit quiet on here lately. Something to do with producing two magazines this month instead of the usual one. And getting stuck in to producing our next blockbuster(?) video - this time on foxshooting. As part of that, we went back to Andrew Venables' fabulous WMS Steel Challenge in mid-Wales, where I finally got the chance to fire the Tikka T3 .243 that's been sitting unloved in the cabinet for far too long.

With a bit of help from Rupert of OpenSeason, and Jon from Zeiss, I fitted it up with a lovely Zeiss scope on Sportsmatch mounts, and a lightweight A-Tec moderator from Jackson Rifles, then under the expert direction of Andrew managed to shoot a respectable 3-shot group at 100 yards. "OK," says Andrew, "Now you see those 5 steel plates at 200 yards..." Five shots, five plates knocked down. Does wonders for the confidence!

David from fieldsportschannel.tv films Robert Bucknell and
Andrew Venables shooting steel targets at 440 yards

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