With the UCI cycling championship races taking place in downtown Richmond, VA all week long, the medical school closed for the week - I finally had the chance to spend a little time out at a local shooting range prepping for the upcoming muzzleloader hunt that starts in a month. Unfortunately, my prep was done in no time as the hammer on my CVA Optima would not stay back - couldn't even fire a shot, so I was definitely glad I had brought my X-Bolt .223 with me!
I hadn't shot this rifle in close to 18 months and I was pleased to see that it still shoots better than I can. My go to load (40 Gr. Nosler Varmageddon over a slightly compressed load of Benchmark) was outdone slightly by a 40 Gr. Hornady V-max with the same powder. Either way, I was definitely pleased to see I hadn't totally forgot how to shoot. To top it off, a guy shooting next to me gave me 80 pieces of once fired 30-06 cases as he left. Hopefully I can put them to good use in my grandfather's Springfield 1903 in the future.
Pics or it didn't happen right? 40 Grain Nosler 5 shot group
Winner for the day: 40 Grain V-Max 5 shot group