I have had a hell of a time getting my Thor sighted in...
Went to Elm Fork on Saturday (Quail Creek is closer, but they were flooded). I was the only person there on the 25/50 ft section up until the end. Set up on the 25ft line, took a few shots, couldn't seem to hit the paper. Asked the RO to come stand behind me and look as I fire. 5-8 shots, he tells me I'm bouncing off the concrete? I've got the reticle moved almost all the way up... Start looking for something on my gun/mount that can somehow be off. Shoot 3-5 more rounds, tells me the same thing.
WTF! So I give up on the Thermal for a bit, and sight in my Red Dot I hung off the side (given I've had almost as many encounters too close for a scope as I've had at distance). 3-4 shots, he's on. Pop the Thermal back on and use the red dot to see where the Thor is pointing...it was shooting high!
Not sure how one shoots high and bounces one off the concrete in the same shot. To wind up this day, since I hadn't read the directions "fully", turns out when I thought I was saving my zero parameters, I wasn't... I also got my Larue equipped glass scope sighted in. The RO told me no matter what, if I took the scope off, I'd have to boresight it again. I had to explain the purpose of the Larue and show him, indeed it goes on and off and maintains zero.
Undeterred, head out to Quail Creek Sunday afternoon... The dang rifle range is setup east-west, with the PM sun, on the targets. The plastic-type material of the splatter type targets heats up fast I guess and the hand warmers I bought evidently weren't too hot. I basically couldn't hardly locate my hot spot. The multitude of paper, plastic targets. some damp, some dry looked like a mosaic in the thermal. So I decide to try a paper target on cool damp wood (ripped the old stuff of completely). I'm at 100 yds (turned the scope off and lost the zero I set @ 50) and was searching for paper with the help of my 25yd sighted red dot. Seemed like I was all over the place, could not understand why. Turns out, the snapperhead (building a "tacticool" 223 as he called it) next to me, was shooting my target most of the time!
I was about out of BB's, clearly out of patience and figured there was something I still wasn't doing right to keep the zero profiles loaded. What a waste of 5 hrs of my weekend and some good ammunition.
I've now RTFM and paid attention this time... anyone have a better alternative to a handwarmer to light up a spot?