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Posted: 11/22/2008 12:47:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/22/2008 1:04:01 PM EDT by Bostonterrier97]
Link Posted: 11/22/2008 12:52:30 PM EDT
I know that mine is pretty accurate, but that is damn impressive. At 850 yards, in that wind!
Link Posted: 11/22/2008 12:56:28 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/22/2008 12:56:54 PM EDT
20' bullet drop AND that wind? Damn fine shooting.
Link Posted: 11/22/2008 1:00:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/22/2008 1:00:42 PM EDT by Tacticalpancake]
Why does it surprise people that these rifles are accurate? My Finn shoots sub MOA and my 91/30s with good barrels shoot at MOA with decent ammo. It would cost at least $700 to get an equal rifle today. No plastic trigger guards on those babies.
Link Posted: 11/22/2008 1:03:34 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/22/2008 1:06:14 PM EDT
Has anyone successfully put a suppressor on a 98k or Mosin?
Link Posted: 11/22/2008 1:07:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/22/2008 1:08:43 PM EDT by Bostonterrier97]
Link Posted: 11/22/2008 1:07:55 PM EDT
I've got a VZ24 Mauser that has an optic and trigger upgrade but still has the original barrel..  I can get .5" groups with the right ammo.
Link Posted: 11/22/2008 1:08:12 PM EDT
I would assume the front site base would have to be removed, but it can be done. Coolest Mosin ever:
Link Posted: 11/22/2008 1:13:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/22/2008 2:48:14 PM EDT by 444]
I compete in a sport developed here in the southwest called Vintage Bolt Action Rifle (ViMBAR) and Vintage Semi-Auto Rifle (ViMSAR).
A couple times a year we shoot in the big match at Promontory Point Utah. We shoot vintage rifles in AS ISSUED CONDITION with the furthest target at 800 yards. Our monthly local match only goes out to 375 yards. Normally, the closest target is 200 yards.

Let me repeat that: no bedding, no trigger jobs, no re-barreling, no sporterizing, no optics, no aftermarket sights, no "restoring" ................. Bone stock


I am honored to have won the semi-auto match May 15, 2005 using a bone stock  CMP, Field Grade, Greek M1. using Korean surplus ammo. You are allowed to use something like a ruck sack (like in the picture) as a rest but I shot using only the sling.  Rests, benches, scopes, and sporterizing are for Marys.

The coolest thing about that range to me is shooting at the distant targets using tracer. Watch the bullet arc into the plate then richocet.

The same weekend I made two consecutive shots on a steel plate at 1000 yards using a bone stock, iron sighted (as issued), 1903 Springfield shooting from a slinged up prone position (no sand bags or any of that sissy bullshit ). I had a spotter, I fired a shot, my spotter called the shot, I adjusted my sights and fired again, got another correction and then connected with the nest two consective shots.
I don't know how big the plate was but I obviously could see it with the naked eye. FWIW: other guys were shooting modern, scoped rifles and were having a hell of time hitting it. After firing those four shots I picked up my gear, put it away,  and started drinking.

This was one of the high points in my lifetime of shooting and I never miss the opportunity to brag about it.
Link Posted: 11/22/2008 1:20:18 PM EDT
Wow, 20' drop
Link Posted: 11/22/2008 1:23:29 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Bostonterrier97:
1000 yards with Schmidt Rubin K31 Rifle - Iron Sights

42' drop, he's just lobbing them in there
Link Posted: 11/22/2008 1:26:38 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/22/2008 1:28:07 PM EDT
A few years ago, I shot alot a private range on this guys farmland, he had a main range out to 700 yards, and a 24" gong set up at 1000. We would regurlarly shoot at and hit that gong with Garands, K31s, Mosins, you name it. I tagged it once with a 1874 Shilo Sharps in 50-90, quite possibly the coolest single shot I've ever made...
Link Posted: 11/22/2008 1:35:02 PM EDT
Originally Posted By raven:
Originally Posted By Bostonterrier97:
1000 yards with Schmidt Rubin K31 Rifle - Iron Sights

42' drop, he's just lobbing them in there

Something didn't seem right about those bullets near the target. I think they went subsonic and started tumbling.

Link Posted: 11/22/2008 1:47:34 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/22/2008 1:55:42 PM EDT
Very nice shooting.
Link Posted: 11/22/2008 2:02:36 PM EDT
Did you restore the rifles?
Link Posted: 11/22/2008 3:00:29 PM EDT
big fan of that guys videos
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