Re: Be Careful With YOUR AMMO AT THE RANGE
No matter how much experience ( I have been shooting and reloading for more than 50 years) a failure to follow basic procedure can result in tragedy at the worst or embarrassment at the least.
Two weeks ago I took my old Winnie M94 .32 Special to the range to re-sight for a new Williams aperture. I was surprised at light recoil, and astounded that I was not on the paper at 50 yds. Brought the boards in to 25 yards, and only occasionally hit the paper with elongated, ragged holes and wildly erratic flyers!
While gazing perplexed at the target boards, I glanced down and realized I had been feeding my .32 Winchester Spl with .30-.30 ammunition. Stupid, embarrassing, but, luckily, not hazardous in this case.
It was also remarkable how these undersized bullets immediately tumbled from the bore, with some smacking the 25 yard targets completely sideways.
At any rate, like the old pilot I am, I have forced myself to proceed once again through a pre-fire checklist without exception, including, of course, confirming the right ammunition on the table.