A very enjoyable and productive day, if I do say so myself. After 0730 Mass I headed off to the range and spent an hour on the 100-yard lanes refining the zero on the Steyr Scout *and* reacquainting myself with the Finnish M39 Mosin-Nagant, which I acquired years ago, sold to MDL, and then bought back from him.
The Scout is dialed in for a 250-yard zero, keeping it in a six-inch circle out almost 300 yards. I had previously achieved a 300-yard zero, but then realized that the 250-yard setting was better, flatter, with a standard 150-grain load.
Now, I had pretty much forgotten how the M39 shot. What a lovely surprise to find that it shoots quite consistently, using Prvi Partizan FMJ ammo. The zero needs work, and I’d really prefer a better sighting system, but that Finnish gun is a rifleman’s rifle, that is to say, a citizen-soldier’s rifle. A work in progress, but worth the effort.