I took my Savage .30-06 to the range this morning, to do just a little scope tweak and to verify that my hunting load for this year is a capable performer. Got to the range, hoisted the range flag as I was the first guy there, then got out my gear. After setting targets on the 100 yard line I got out the rifle and settled down on a bench. Using sandbags I started on the target, and may have found a problem with my scope.
Walked back to the bench and saw that my pard Bud had arrived with his grandson. We chatted for a bit and his grandson posted a target, then about that time another shooter showed up, so we let her post a target. When we called the line hot, I loaded a round and let fly.
However, I got tired of shooting at paper and reached out to the 200 yard gong, ringing it handily, then the .300 yard gong took a bullet and swayed on it's hanger.
The scope in question is a Weaver K6 that I've had on the rifle since 2006. It's accounted for a couple of deer, lots of paper, and the occasional steel target. To be honest, I've abused it. Dropped it out of trees, banged it around in the back of the Mule, leaned it against trees, rattled it around in the back of a pickup truck. I'm wondering if it's outlived it's usefulness and if it is time for an upgrade?
I may start looking for another scope.