Thursday, March 24, 2016

Derpa Derp

I saw Tam was perplexed at the gunshow.  Lots of ARs with collapsible stocks, bipods, and 10 power scopes. 

Cheapish accessories too. 

Though I can see it, in a way.  Most all those ARs are going to be shot from a bench for fun, and not to overthrow a small Latin American gov't, or fight off 10,000 zombies...

The bipod isn't to help with shooting, per se.  It just keeps the gun upright off the bench and off those nasty sandbags when the range goes cold and you go to swap out paper targets waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay down at the 50 yard distant target.

To prop a rifle up right....  I'd put a bipod on a 16" AR for a shooting bench even if I was the Operatingest Operator that ever Opped a Rator.

But that's ok.  Don't spend too much on it if that is really what its for, right?  And really, that is pretty much what mine is for, 99.999% of the time.  Prolly 100.

Never saw much utility for 10x scopes.  People shoot stuff 500 yards away with iron sights.  3x should be overkill.  I do like Maximum Power in my Big Eyes on the signal bridge when looking for U-Boats, however.


Erin Palette said...

I never understood all the distaste for collapsible stocks. Some of us are on the short side of 5' with the matching short LOP.

Tam said...

Who has distaste for collapsible stocks?

Tam said...

(And despite being 5'12", I run mine on the first or second click out.)

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

It's the crappy, cheap collapsible stocks that are no fun at all.

Erin Palette said...

Aha. Thanks for clarifying that, NJT!