Re: Soldier's Rifle Quest
As far as cleaning the AR, I tried the whole let it run and lube and sure enough, in the moment of need, my rifle didn't fire. It wouldn't lock fully because of the carbon build up in the bolt carrier. My hunting partner had the same situation, we crawled up on two coyotes and click...nothing. He tried clearing and click. His was the star chamber, while very accurate the chamber holds a lot of carbon. Both of these rifles were quality rifles, mine was a Rock River and his a Bushmaster M4. I'm not knocking you for choosing one, not at all, I am just getting away from them.
As for the BDC, I got on Nikon's website and launched the SpotOn program, put my ballistic information in and presto. I usually do turrets but I'm going to give the BDC a try.
The reason I'm going with a semi is solely for fun. Yeah, I could get a super accurate bolt action that can reach out 600yds, but I plan on shooting 300yds max. My dad shoots a bolt that I gave him in .223 and he asks me the same question, lol.
I hope this lets you inside my brain a little bit. I will get you updates when I get home and let you all know how the shooting goes.