Had a good day in the National Forest with some semi-formal range time. I picked up this little fun gun at big 5 about 6 weeks ago with Bite Me's stimulus money. Awesome sporting bolt gun in 5.56 Cal. I had a Nikon 3X P223 optic on it, and boy what an awesome combo!! Takes AR mags! The magpul mag that Ruger throws in the box is super tight fitting junk that is worthless on the rifle. I substituted a stanag made by D&H, and that brought it back to life. From a non solid rest I was getting a tight 1.5 inch group at 60 yds, with no flyers, using crappy perfecta 223 ammo from Walmart. I got this ammo for less than 40c per round a couple years ago. I look forward to bench testing this combo with 55gr and 62 gr. 5.56 ammo from Federal next time out. I think this gun/scope combo has a lot of potential, and could be an ideal "Truck gun" in the PRK, and other restrictive states.
Next up... Mini 14 and Mini 30..