I recently purchased a new AR-15 rifle. I debated getting some sort of red dot sight or ACOG for it, but ended up getting a long range scope. I mounted the scope about 2 weeks ago, but didn’t have a chance to try it out until last Saturday. I don’t really like shooting alone, so I invited my friend Quin to go with me. We headed out into the desert in the morning, while it was still cool. After driving for about ten minutes, we found a pretty good spot. We set up some targets and started testing just how accurate the new rifle and long range scope could be.
We mostly shot at targets that were pretty close. The scope performed very well, but we wanted to see what kind of accuracy it was capable of at long range. For the grand finale, we got in the truck and drove about 500 yards away. We set up 4 watermelons in a row, then drove the 500 yards back to where we were before. I set up in a prone shooting position, and started picking off the watermelons. The rifle and scope were both dead on, and made very short work of the fruit. It was a lot of fun, and I was very glad that I made the purchase I did.