Posted: 7/30/2023 6:09:10 PM EST
My new James River Armory based M1 Carbine and my CMP 1945 Springfield "Expert" on its 1st range trip since a Fulton Armory tune up.
1st up, the JRA on a 150 round test shoot, testing "new" USGI mags
50 rounds 50 yards bench resting. I needed to tweak the windage a tad but dialed in and figure 18-20 of the rounds are going in the same hole, which is a good thing. 1st mag does well so time for another
50 rounds again 50 yards, 1/2 benched and 1/2 freehand sitting. Mag functions well so I figure another one this Carbine likes
3rd mag test, this is where I have a problem. 1 FTE at round 10 and a "Squib" round on round 39. I caught the squib, had the RSO help me clear the barrel and run the last 10 rounds to check. This mag I marked? and will test again. I noticed some dirt in the slide while I was shooting and think that might have caused the FTE (failure to extract). The squib I figure was ammo, Armscor 30 Carbine I've never had problems with.
Next up, the Garand
6 clips, 48 rounds. I needed to zero it at 50 yards before I play with it at 100 yards next trip.
I go 2 rounds at a time, check were I'm at and walk it from left to right. Of course I tried a major correction right and over dial it, I catch that and get it were it needs to be, I swear the last clip I stitched the "X" ring 12'0 Clock High.
I figure good enough for the day
Sign up for the ARFCOM weekly newsletter and be entered to win a free ARFCOM membership. One new winner* is announced every week!
You will receive an email every Friday morning featuring the latest chatter from the hottest topics, breaking news surrounding legislation, as well as exclusive deals only available to ARFCOM email subscribers.