While I live in a location which sadly does NOT allow me to step outside and site in a rifle, one of my coworkers does. He has a 100 yard range across his driveway from his home. He was kind enough to allow me to come over on Wednesday of last week, and again yesterday, to site in the new rifle. He also thought it would be a good idea to take a video of one of my shots, after the initial changes to the scope were made.
On Sunday we finished sighting in the rifle. The end result was a group of 5 rounds, between 1 and 2 inches above the center of target, with just slightly over a 1 inch grouping, at 100 yards. I'm satisfied with that for the time being, and I'm confident it will carry strong accuracy out to 200 yards. The next step will be deciding what and how I'm going to reload, and begin that process.
One of the payments I gave my friend for allowing me to use his range for sighting in my rifle was throwing some rounds downrange with a slightly more fun to shoot rifle:
And of course, I can't break out that firearm without putting a few rounds through it myself. This video has some NSFW language. It's also important to note that the white pistol target in the foreground was not ever the target. That would not stand up to abuse these guns would have given it. Instead, the AR was used primarily for shooting old satellite dishes that he has had laying around the house for a while. Who doesn't need a little practice for the coming zombie apocalypse?
UPDATE: Correct video put in this time.
Oh, also, please forgive the camera operator. He was filming away while I was shooting, and didn't consider that rotating the Android amid filming that it would be a problem. We're not video people, obviously.
For those of you who live in the same state I do, and were unaware, beginning this past April the Game Commission has created a requirement that one obtain a $30 permit for using the public ranges at the state game lands. Previously they had been free, and the repairs, upgrades and the like subsidized by the cost of hunting licenses. Now, if you have a hunting license, you can use these ranges at no additional cost. If you do not have a license, you must purchase the permit for $30. The new licenses for the 2011-12 season go on sale in July. I'm not spending $30 to use one of those ranges for a few weeks, I'll wait till I have my license this year.
If any of you hunt, let me know in the comments what you hunt, what you use to hunt it, where you hunt it, etc. Consider this open discussion about hunting!