It’s Friday and time for our weekly shoot the shit. We made it through another week in an environment that’s increasingly more insane, if you’ve been keeping up with the news. If Democrats keep their Congressional seats in 2018 it will be a miracle, but no politics this week.
This week, I took the liberty to tweet Jaguar and Volvo to express my dissatisfaction with their television ads. They’re asking you to spend $60K –$70K for their higher end vehicles and doing so by having two jackasses driving down the road “…I own the East and West, the North and South…” WTF? Then, joy boy is running through the gears in his Jaguar. These guys are doing nothing but making a speed run to Micky’s West Hollywood. Please, produce an ad that tells me about your product!
If that’s not enough, Senokot’s commercial is a real doozy! If you haven’t seen it, here’s the scene.
Husband and wife are in the kitchen. The husband notices the Senokot package and says to his wife “Senokot?” She responds telling him that Senokot is a laxative and that sometimes she has constipation. He responds in a surprised tone “really?” Is he surprised that Senokot is laxative or that she is constipated? Give me a break people!
Last but not least, we have a media spearheaded by CNN (the domestic side) up in arms that there’s a Russian ELINT ship operating in international waters off our East Coast asking POTUS for a U.S. response. Please explain the difference between a Russian ship operating in Atlantic international waters or one of our vessels transiting or operating in international waters in the Black Sea? Are these people for real?
Now that I’ve gotten that out of my system I’ll broach the real topic which is setting up your precision rifle.
I get questions from time to time from folks asking for advice on how to improve their rifle’s performance or expressing frustration that they’re not grouping. So this week I’d like to share what I’ve learned over the years.
Unless you can afford to spend $10,000 on a precision rifle and high priced optic you can be assured that Remington, Savage and Ruger produce excellent rifles right off the shelf. The performance issues usually come from things like not having action screws properly torqued, scope mounts misaligned on the receiver top, scope rings not properly torqued and last but certainly not least you the shooter.
We’ve all heard that you need to have the centerline of your optic as close to the bore’s centerline as possible. This is a rule of thumb! Setup your rifle so that it works for your physical characteristics. I’ve seen shooters that need to stretch their necks out like turkeys to get proper eye relief, others scrunch their faces down on the buttstock because they installed low rings or mounts. The most important thing you can do to produce good results is to have a rifle configuration that fits you and allows you to sit comfortably behind the gun. If you are feeling any physical stress or discomfort you’ll never achieve consistent results. Try it and let me know if you see improvement!
Thanks for visiting with us and have a great weekend. Spend some quality time with you your buds and family it’s time well spent.