A Little Gun Rap From Dan (Multi-Post) – Part 64

A Little Gun Rap From Dan (Multi-Post) – Part 64 1

After working on my backstop I decided to give the new Ruger SR22 a try. It took a few tweaks to get the sight where I wanted it, but once done, and with the help of switching to the shooting glasses that Dr. Jim Nordquist prescribed for me it all came together. I fired 40 rounds to cut out the middle of the 2-inch center. In fact, all of the rounds but 4 fell into the 4-inch center, most of which were before the final adjustment and switch to the special shooting glasses. Even the polarization of these glasses seems different than my regular polarized glasses with a prescription for distance.

In all I fired over 100 rounds at two targets before packing up and going fishing. It will need at least another 200 rounds for a good break-in, but I would say it is doing pretty good as it is.

A video review and Shoot ‘N’ Plink™ column will be in the near future after some more break-in time.

Until next time, shoot safe and have a great day of plinking.

Tonight Pepper and I went out to plink at some of the cardboard toilet paper roll inserts using the RWS Diana Model 34, distributed by Umarex USA, Inc..

I was using H&N Medium Sniper and Wadcutter Plinking pellets.

At first I thought I was missing the targets, and couldn’t figure out why I wasn’t knocking them over. So, I went to take a look. I had not missed any of the cardboard inserts. The impact was so hard that it cut a hole through without knocking them over.

Next I set them up like a pyramid to see if I could knock off the top targets. Same thing – they didn’t move, and the holes were cut all the way through both walls.

It was time to set up some empty plastic water bottles that will fall over with a sneeze. They did fall over, but not like normal. They set and wobbled a bit after being hit, and finally fell over. Normally they pop up in the air with a bang.

This is when I would like to have a chronometer and check the actual velocity. It is supposed to be 1,000 fps, and I would said it is every bit of that.

It started getting dark and cold. We have snow coming tonight. Even Pepper was ready to go in the house, plus I wanted to throw a few knives before heading in.

Next time I’ll try the Do-All Outdoors Knockout Discs, empty SeaFoam cans and a steel spinner to see how the Diana will react with those targets. Probably not tomorrow evening, as it is going to be much colder, with some possible white stuff on the ground. It is going to be a cold day at work, where I’m planting some new trees in the park.

Until next time, shoot safe and have a great day of plinking.

Reviewing the RWS Diana Model 34 break barrel in the .177 version, while comparing it to the old Model 45. Shooting free standing at 10 meters, using open fiber optic sights and RWS Hobby pellets.

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