If I could remember to check my yahoo mail account, I'd been here sooner.
Recently purchased an SA M1A loaded 9822 with SS barrel.
First chance to shoot only came this past Sunday.
Went to a different range than my normal shooting place so there were
just bare benches and ended up using a bedroll as a rest.
Fairly windy day so conditions were not great.
Initially shots were going way right, but several clicks later on the windage
knob brought impact to center of target, but I kept about 2" low.
My buddy asked to shoot it and hit dead bang center on his third shot!.
Since this my first aperture sight, I'd like to ask you all to describe best method of sight picture. Do you 'lollipop' the bull at the top of the front blade or do you obscure it with the blade?. My buddy said he does the latter; try as I might, I couldn't raise the point of impact. I didn't change the elevation knob seeing as how my buddy hit a perfect bull. Is it me or my 52 yr old eyes?
Oh yeah, this was at 100 yards using (don't laugh) PMC 147 grain FMJ, hey
got a great deal at $8/box (case purchase). Tried same ammo in my bolt
.308 (Howa 1500 on a Boyds stock) and was getting 1" groups.
Also, would like input as to cleaning and maintenance of this sweet rifle.
SA owner's manual warns against frequent teardown; is bore, breech and
gas mechanism usually sufficient?. What tools do you recommend as 'must have' ?. The walnut stock is well grained, but very dry looking, I hear I should use tung oil or 'True' oil. know I can get the first at the hardware store but what about the other. CLP, Hoppes, Veets?
Guess that's enough questions for now, don't want to get you bored or p*ssed at me (yet another newbie) :roll: . Hope I didn't violate any protocol by jumping in with this post.
Look forward to your replies.