Monday, January 2, 2017

Deer + GMC = Better

After weeks at the dealership and four additional trips back for parking sensor issues, I have my truck back.

The damage was limited to the bumpers and the seat belt tensioners. I also had its first service completed while it was there. I did have them install Denali bumpers on the truck since they were being replaced anyway. Its funny that painted bumpers cost me almost 1k over having the chrome ones put back on. I prefer the look of the painted bumpers and it helped me over the whole wrecking the truck thing.



Scope Zero

I've been researching scopes for my M&P 15, early on I decided on 1-6 versus a red dot, the 1-6 is more versatile in my opinion. My price point took me to the Vortex 1-6x24 Strike Eagle which is a very popular scope and didn't appear to ever go on sale. I found it after thanks giving as a package deal at SWFA for its normal $329.00 with a S.S.A.L.T. mount and two Magpul magazines.

Over the last few weeks I have added a Magpul MOE handguard, a Fenix PD34 TAC and the Strike Eagle.

Yesterday my buddy contacted me, he said he would be working on some projects outside and I should stop over to sight in my gun. When I got there I set up his shooting bench, grabbed a couple targets, and his bench bag.

I shot 21 rounds before I was satisfied with the setup, probably way more than I needed to use but I had only done this once before and never alone.

I numbered my three shot groupings on the photo below with the last shots I took being at the lower right corner of the target.

After the seventh grouping I stood an empty brass up at 50 yards and dialed in another click of elevation, I hit the casing on the first shot. I'm by no means a good shot but I am more than happy with the sighting on the gun.