I got a new Weatherby rifle with my life membership in the Muley Fanatic Foundation. I topped that Wyoming-made rifle with a Wyoming-designed scope – a Maven RS.1. I’ve spent the last several months collecting all the .300 Winchester Magnum ammo I can get my hands on, and now I’m ready to go dial that scope in to drive tacks at 200 yards.
Unfortunately, the weather is not playing fair. I used up all the windless, warm weather we had this weekend building the backstop, and the minute I put the finishing touches on the backstop, the wind started. Almost immediately after it got windy, the rain came. It was not exactly great for sighting in a rifle.
I didn’t let it deter me completely, though. I hauled my AR out there to the new range, despite the wind and rain, and filled that new backstop with a bunch of lead. I shot some paper targets until the rain washed them off the backstop and the wind threatened to litter them across the prairie, then I plinked at some metal targets that wouldn’t blow away. Finally, I tested the backstop for resilience to Tannerite. It passed the test with flying colors.
I really want to get that new rifle sighted in, though. But to do that correctly, it needs to be warm and windless. Wind will affect even a heavy .300 round, and I like to let the barrel cool between shots when I’m sighting in. It’s no fun to wait for the barrel to cool when you’re shivering. So I’m still waiting for a nice day to fine-tune the aim on that new rifle.
Maybe it’ll all come together one of these evenings after work. Until it does, though, at least I can get a little bit of recoil therapy now that I have a backstop that’ll actually stop a bullet.