Gearing up for the year, I’ve decided to do a little buying of some stuff to help with goals.
First, I bought about 40 of the Appleseed AQT targets. If I want to make the 215 score at an official Appleseed shoot, I might as well practice on the same target. I also bought 40 of the scaled targets for up to 100 yards. I can place them at 25, 50, 75, and 100 and have them scale to roughly the same size they represent on the AQT. But now I will have the added benefit of getting to work at longer ranges.
In addition to targets, I want to play with some other ammunition. I’ve been shooting Independence 55gr 5.56 for most of the last year, but only because it was readily available at my local shop and relatively cheap. I’ve got three boxes of .223 ADI 69gr SMK and three boxes of Winchester Ranger 69gr BTHP Match on the way. I got a pretty fair price on these, and if they perform well, I’ll try to be using it for the rest of the year. I have worked out a set ammunition budget for each month, and it’s generous enough that I can keep good quality ammo on order.
lastly, it’s not a purchase, but Magpul’s announcements this week have been pretty impressive! AK stocks/handguards, Glock magazines, Remington 700 stocks, and who knows what else is coming. I hope they aren’t overextending themselves.