Captain Packrat (captpackrat) wrote,
Captain Packrat
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Hey big boy, you're really a game fish

The past week has had HORRENDOUS heat, with heat indexes as high as 118°F.  I didn't dare try going outside to do any shooting.  It was a bit cooler this morning, a mere 80°F when I went outside.  I figured this would be as good a time as any and after chasing the goats away from my target area, I set up a few cans and plastic bottles and a paper target to shoot at with my new Marlin rifle.

Almost the instant I fired the last shot the sun came out full blast.  Before I could finish loading the two magazines, the temperature shot up at least 10 degrees and I started sweating profusely.  Ugh.  So much for doing any more shooting.


The grouping is about 5 inches at 40 yards using the stock iron sights and standing upright and unsupported.  Not bad, but not great.  The sights are obviously crooked and pulling about 6 inches to the right.  No wonder I couldn't hit any of the soda cans.  The owners manual says to adjust for windage, I have to bang on the rear sight with a hammer.  WTF?  These sights have got to go.

I searched around on Amazon and found a non-magnified electronic sight that looks like it'll fit the Marlin.  It's about $40 including a rail adapter.  Ouch, especially since the rifle was only $115.  (And now I know why it was so cheap.)  I should have the new sights by Saturday, hopefully there will be a break in the humidity soon after.

Thank goodness this ammo is dirt cheap.  I dread trying to zero in the scope on my Springfield.
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