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by Rapidrob
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: United States Rifles
Topic: 800 yards with the M-1917 again
Replies: 17
Views: 489
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Re: 800 yards with the M-1917 again

I love teaching kids and women how to shoot long range. The joy they show on their faces when they hit the target makes all the difference in the world.
by Rapidrob
Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: United States Rifles
Topic: 800 yards with the M-1917 again
Replies: 17
Views: 489
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Re: 800 yards with the M-1917 again

We held the match today. Ammolab won 1ST place with the most hits,I took 2ND place. The wind was really playing tricks on us due to the several arroyos between the firing line and the target.The air currents undulating in them really play havoc with the bullet's flight. Everyone had fun and for the ...
by Rapidrob
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: Help needed in saving an 1886/93 Lebel
Replies: 44
Views: 602
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Re: Help needed in saving an 1886/93 Lebel

Please contact Patrick "Lebel" at ordnancesgt@yahoo.com He is in my club and has helped to write books on the French rifles.
He knows his stuff if it is French. I'm sure he will help you out.
by Rapidrob
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Russian and Finnish Rifles
Topic: M38 with sub-caliber devices....
Replies: 1
Views: 169
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M38 with sub-caliber devices....

A good Lady friend of mine has been taking lesson from me for a year now on how to shoot. She's 80 and was married to a anti-gun Britt husband for 50 years. Now that he is gone she has become a 'Gun Nut" She owns 1911 pistols, AR-15's, all sorts of .22 rifles and shotguns. I built her a 200 yard ran...
by Rapidrob
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: United States Rifles
Topic: 800 yards with the M-1917 again
Replies: 17
Views: 489
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Re: 800 yards with the M-1917 again

I crimp,it works and has prove so for decades for me.
You might want to try a cast bullet load. Very accurate and low recoil.
by Rapidrob
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: D-Day Plus 75 years....
Replies: 4
Views: 342
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Re: D-Day Plus 75 years....

I just saw a very well done documentary done by the Brit's on what really happened during the first landings. As you may know we pulled off one of the best diversions in WWII by dropping near Greece, a dead body of a man who committed suicide by Rat Poison,dressed as a Britt officer. His papers were...
by Rapidrob
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Czech Pistols
Topic: Death of a like new CZ27
Replies: 4
Views: 588
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Re: Death of a like new CZ27

I found a very good+ barrel with a bright shiny bore. It too is Nazi Dirty Bird marked, probable better marked than the cracked barrel.
by Rapidrob
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: United States Rifles
Topic: 800 yards with the M-1917 again
Replies: 17
Views: 489
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800 yards with the M-1917 again

Was at the range practicing for my 800 yards match this month. Target is our man torso silhouette made from AR550. I'm using the bullet impact accelerometer that triggers an electronic flash to record a hit I made. My load has proven to be a real tack driver at long range. It is not a max load,but i...
by Rapidrob
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Fun Facts and Trivia
Topic: F-104 Trivia
Replies: 9
Views: 1018
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Re: F-104 Trivia

I was off the coast of Quang Tri Vietnam shooting the crap out of anything that moved. We had a break in the "Call for fire" and I left the 140 degree gun and stood next to it by the port lifelines. My boss Chief Morris, came up from the Carrier Room ( where the gun is controller for loading ) and w...
by Rapidrob
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: JFK
Replies: 18
Views: 618
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Re: JFK

I and my Navy shipmates spent the day at the Texas Schoolbook Depository. What the media never shows is how CLOSE the shots really were. We are talking pistol range distances. You are forbidden by a Policeman stationed at the window to photograph the exact angle of the shots and hold your camera out...
by Rapidrob
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Hello from Spring (HOUSTON) Texas
Replies: 6
Views: 408
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Re: Hello from Spring (HOUSTON) Texas

Welcome to SRF.
by Rapidrob
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Shooting Events, Ranges and Locations
Topic: spotting scope question
Replies: 10
Views: 1518
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Re: spotting scope question

I've been using a Bushnell 3-24 power scope I bought 40 years ago. With good quality optics you can clearly see bullet holes in the white at 300 yards. If your shooting range if facing East or slightly North East you can see the bullets holes in the black as well. If your range is not facing as stat...
by Rapidrob
Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: United States Rifles
Topic: m 1917 eddystone
Replies: 17
Views: 966
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Re: m 1917 eddystone

I just finished shooting my rifle at 800 yards. Wind was 5 mph or less and fish tailing. My hand loads of Match brass,Reloader 15 powder and Sarria Match King 175 grain bullet.
As expected,the rifle shot vert well Indeed.
by Rapidrob
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: D-Day Plus 75 years....
Replies: 4
Views: 342
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D-Day Plus 75 years....

My Dad was landing on D-Day in a Swimming Tank. Being a Senior Enlisted man running the Tankers he was not in the first wave of swimming tanks. As you know the Navy launched the tanks way too far off shore and they all sank taking many of the crews with them. The landing beach was so littered with t...
by Rapidrob
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: 800 yards with two semi-auto "Sniper" rifles
Replies: 0
Views: 199
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800 yards with two semi-auto "Sniper" rifles

I'm holding a 800 yard match this month. Scope and Open sighted rifles. I tried two of my rifles, both with original optics and my match loads,which in a PU or other bolt rifles shoot very well indeed. First up is an original PSL.This is a very special rifle "brought into" this country by a friend w...

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