View Full Version : Memorial Day range trip...JP...Glock...and beautiful weather

05-28-2012, 1:20 PM
Took the youngest boy (Trent, 13 yo) out to the range today for some rifle and pistol shooting. Couldn't have asked for a more beautiful Memorial Day.
The range is about 4000' elevation and it was about 70 deg., with some random clouds and light winds.

We set up at 100 yards with the 18" JP-15 and let Trent get a feel for the rife and worked on some group shooting. After 20 or so rounds he was feeling good enough to try a bit further.
He was busting clay birds at 200 until he got bored and we finished it up at small (6") hanging steel target at 300 yards. He had that thing banging like a drum.

Broke out the Glock 34 and worked him on acquire, sight, fire, and 15 yards. After a couple hundred rounds he was doing pretty well and was able to keep some double taps in a 10" area pretty well.

Overall it was a very good and relaxing range trip. Heck...maybe I will get to do some shooting next time! :D

Take care,Stan

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05-28-2012, 1:24 PM
Wow, that is a beautiful setting range.

05-28-2012, 3:14 PM
What range is that? In Nor Cal?

05-28-2012, 3:16 PM
Oh and good shooting by your boy. Cant wait til my boy is 13. 4yrs old is a little boring lol

05-28-2012, 4:08 PM
Hard to beat a day at the range with your boys. Good stuff.

05-28-2012, 4:46 PM
Beautiful range. Where is that?

05-28-2012, 6:22 PM
Thanks guys. The range is by Mt.Shasta (Nor. calif.).

05-28-2012, 6:54 PM
Looks like a great place to spend the day shooting with the family. Nice!

05-29-2012, 9:17 AM
Yes sir....it is a very nice, out of the way range. We do some matches there. Three position shoots. Rock Chuck shoots. F-class. Etc. Even though it is only 300 yards, there is a really nice "pit" with raisable target holders,etc.

05-29-2012, 4:19 PM
Glad your teaching him right. Beautiful place to shoot

Long Rifle
05-29-2012, 5:58 PM
BigBamBoo, How do you like that new Bushnell HDMR with the G2DMR reticle? A short range report would be greatly appreciated. That pic of the reticle is the clearest I've seen so far. Even more impressive is it appears to be cranked all the way to 21x magnification! :)

05-29-2012, 7:06 PM
Hi LongRifle.
Yes it is the G2DMR ret. And yes, that is on 21X in the pic. I was worried about chromatic aberration after reading some reports about is from a couple of users on Snipers Hide. But the one I have shows none at all.

Eye releaf is outstanding....almost to much for an AR. You see how far I had to mount it forward.

On lowest power (3.5X) there is a bit of tunneling, but not so much that the average user would probably notice.
Edge to edge clarity is great at all power settings.

I find the glass a bit better then my NF scopes. Better in color and resolution. The NF scopes I own or owned all have a blue tint to them. The Bushy is very "clean".
Don't get me wrong....I really like NF scopes and like the options and features they offer. But for the price point of the HDMR it is a LOT of scope.

Let's see....the knobs. I am mixed about them. The pop up knobs need to be really lifted to engage the adjustments. The "clicks" are solid. I know some people do not
like the 5 mil per rev. liking 10 or more mils per rev. I understand that, but I find the spacing and # etching easy to see and use.
The tracking so far seems to be right on and repeatable.

The reticle I really like. Easy for holds. I do wish they would have used the same half hash marks on the windage as they did on the elevation. But that is a minor not pick on my part.

The last thing is the weight. At 2 lbs or so it is a heavy scope. But it is a very robust and solid scope. Seems like it will withstand some abuse.

Again....for the price point it has a lot to offer and I have no reservations on recomending it to someone who is looking for a FFP scope.

Take care,Stan

Long Rifle
05-30-2012, 4:39 AM
Thanks for the quick reply. Actually, I already have my HDMR. It's currently homeless as I'm waiting for my Larue 7.62 PredatOBR. I've never heard of chromatic abberation prior to reading about it in some reviews at Sniper's Hide. I figured if the glass is less than clear it must have it or some other issue that needs warranty adjustment.

I don't see tunneling at any magnification. In fact, I don't see it in any of my cheaper Bushnell Trophy's or Burris Fullfield II. I see a little of it in my Trijicon Accupoint. I really like that G2DMR reticle. It's as functional as the Horus 59 without the clutter.

Nice to hear that the glass hold up to a Nightforce (I've never looked through one). I agree with the 5 mil/rev knobs. I can make more accurate adjustments quicker with the wider spacing between clicks. At over 2lbs with the mount it's a beast, but one of the reasons I chose it is because it's shorter than anything in its class.

My main concerns now are how well it holds zero and tracking accuracy. :D