Sunday, October 27, 2013

October 25, 2013   

Today's Photograph . . . . Do You Know The Two-shot Method Of Sighting In Your Rifle  (MQ)
Bible Study Verse
Romans 15:14
I myself am convinced, my brothers and sisters, that you yourselves are full of goodness, filled with knowledge and competent to instruct one another. (NIV)
Ever been called on in class, at work, or among peers to step up and demonstrate a skill that others assume you know?

"Go ahead there, Ruben, and demonstrate to these young nimrods the two-shot method for sighting in a rifle." 

You stand there stammering a little, because you're supposed to know it. But, you're unsure of yourself. You can shoot pretty straight yourself, but you're not so sure you can explain to others exactly how it's done. 
(Ruben C)

Action Point
Competent biblical teaching is based on two things according to this scripture: 
  • Being filled with goodness. 
  • Complete in knowledge. 
We can't instruct, counsel or advise without a basic understanding of the biblical concepts involved in helping one another spiritually. This is why we must be thoroughly grounded in the Word!

Men, teaching others the important points of Christianity is certainly no less important than teaching them the finer points about outdoor sports.

:So Christ Himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers,  to equip His people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ," Ephesians 4:11-13 (NIV).

Making disciples is our job too, not just that of our pastors. Don't forget: Our time spent in worship and Sunday school is to glorify God first and foremost. But then, use what you've learned to do, as Jesus did as well--make disciples. This also glorifies our Father!
Sportsmen's Tip of the Day 
So . . . do you know the two-shot method of sighting in your rifle? Basically, you'll need a very solid rest/vise. Bore sight first, and then fire your first round at 25 yards. Realign your crosshairs with the bull's eye. Without moving your rifle (it doesn't work if it moves at this point), dial your scope knobs so the cross hairs line up with your last bullet hole + ½" elevation. Now fire your second round at 100 yards. All things being equal, it should generally impact about 3"- 4" high at 100 yards with most modern calibers. 
Truth be told, I've used this method over the years and can fine tune my rifle by the third round. It won't win you any medals at Camp Perry, but it does a good job on sighting in a hunting rifle. Now use the rest of your box of ammo for practice!