Where I took exactly 5 shots:
Not a great grouping particularly at only 25ft. (iron sights, standing unsupported AR-15)
The point of the range trip was to evaluate some reloads, not accuracy. The only accuracy I was interested in was avoiding the target carrier! (Hence the shots low on the target).
Last time I reloaded some .223 it wasn't pretty. Bullets were pushed back into the brass on attempted loading. The SCQueen had asked for some special loads where I adjusted the dies. The follow-ons didn't feel right.
I went back to the reloader's original die settings and ran a new batch. The point of the range trip was to test the chambering of the newly pressed rounds. 5 rounds told the story: All successful.
The guy behind the desk was a bit surprised when I emerged from lane just a few minutes after checking in. I explained when I buy a year of range time all at once, I don't need to get my hour's worth on every trip!
Next trip... to test a 9mm carbine we built.. Midway made me an offer on a 9mm upper flat top I couldn't refuse! Of course that meant I had to buy a bunch more parts to complete the carbine. Stay tuned for the build and range reports!