Just got in from Appleseed, best BRM course I've ever had. I shot expert in the army, but I learned more in the past two days about shooting than I did there. The history was great too. Unless you're a total nerd, you'll learn something from it. Please, everybody go to Appleseed!
And, no. Alas! The magic 210 eluded me. I think my sights were loose (so was the nut behind the rifle butt
more practice is definitely in order). The marlin was great. I was shooting federal champion bulk pack. Had about a one in one hundred misfire rate. Also had some failures to feed (could have been the nut behind the butt again) also ran into a problem that is peculiar to tubefeeds; the backwards fed round (definitely a nut behind the butt issue!
) I blame it on the speed loader I was given. It was capped at both ends with half of a brass casing; rim half on the bottom, neck end at the top. When you ain't thinking straight, It just seems natural to have the bullet end come out of the neck! But they don't go into the gun right that way, do they?
So next time (maybe next month!?) ill have different ammo and cranked down sights. Then we'll see ifn I don't come home with that purrty patch. Trying to talk my wife into going, I had so much fun I want her with me!