My 35/30-30 got it's first chance to shoot real ammo Friday morning. It was warm and very windy, but I didn't care. I just wanted to get my first impressions of the rifle and break in the barrel a little. I had the rifle bore sighted before I left the house so I knew it would be on the paper at 25yds. I just didn't know where. I started shooting at the left target in the pictures below. I was using a six o'clock hold on the green squares. The first shot was perfect for elevation and just a smidgen left. On the second shot there were no new holes in the paper. I'll admit I was disappointed. I was shooting plinking loads...140gr JHP pistol bullets at maybe 1750fps. My first thought was it just doesn't like pistol bullets. Then I dialed the scope up to 9x for another look at the target. Dang! There might be two bullets making one big hole. So I fired three more and finished the 5 shot group. The results put a smile back on my face. I moved to the square on the right and fired another 5 shot group. I'm thinking I am going to like this rifle.