Over the weekend time was spent sighting in the TC Cherokee I put together from a kit back in the Spring of 87. I took quite a number of squirrels with that rifle way back, but it has been a safe queen for way too long. The oldest and I are considering an early squirrel excursion and finding a good load is the reason I pulled it out.
After the initial sight in I pointed it at this used target on the board to see how close I could place 3 shots off the bench with my nearly 58 year old eyes. Figured most squirrels I used to shoot were about this range max with this open sighted rifle. Shots 2 and 3 are 7/8" center to center. I suspect it could group tighter with more practice.
Recalling how many times I snuck up on the little rats in days gone by, and how many times they would run down the tree limb close to give a good scolding I thought it might be good to know where these little balls hit at about half that distance. Thus, this 12 yard target was utilized for my further knowledge. I may be able to knock a few out of the trees again with this fun little rig.