12 November 2016:
Went to a public lands range today - could spit and hit the border from there, my cell phone was running off a tower in Mexico - to work on confirming/refining zero on my .243 before my deer hunt at the end of the month. I mostly shot from field positions, and used targets from 50-382 yards. 100gr Hornady SPBT Interlock, IMR4064 powder - all the same as what I used last year. The targets I used were plain IDPA silhouettes because I was trying to see how well I did with no specific POA on a plain brown target about the size of a little deer. I'm still hitting a bit high and right, but every round was in reasonable distance from POA. I'll make some more ammunition and do this again on the 18th or 19th. Might make up some longer-range specific loads with some AMAX bullets.
I also did some work with my .22 trainer between center fire strings while I let the barrel cool. 2" circles at 38 yards, did 5 position 5 shot groups.
I also did a Dot Torture drill with my carry gun, a 3913. This was at a measured 5 yards, and was only 42/50, using Federal aluminum. Impressed the spray-and-prayers I was sharing the range with.
I've not done much dry fire lately. Been very busy with a graduate school application. If I get in, for the next couple of years I'm planning to load very little 9mm. Instead, I'll spend the money to buy Federal Aluminim at $9.97/50 and only load for hunting or when I'm broke. The time will be more valuable than the money. I think.