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by Rapidrob
Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Enfield no 1 Mk 5
Replies: 7
Views: 473
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Re: Enfield no 1 Mk 5

I had no idea they were worth that much! I paid 450 for mine in 2004. Talk about inflation.
by Rapidrob
Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: United States Rifles
Topic: '98 Krag in the wind at 385 meters.
Replies: 0
Views: 277
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'98 Krag in the wind at 385 meters.

I'm holding a Turkey Shoot for the match this month at turkey targets set to 385 meters. The weather was supposed to be windy today and it was. Wind was constant at 25 and gusting to 40 MPH. I decided that a heavy bullet would be the way to go. I took my '96 Krag rifle 30-40 with 200 grain RNFB FMJ'...
by Rapidrob
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Italian Pistols
Topic: 1922 Bodeo Revolver
Replies: 10
Views: 540
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Re: 1922 Bodeo Revolver

Very nice! Are you going to shoot it?
by Rapidrob
Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: WW I Snead Victory Lamp- Morgan Explosion
Replies: 101
Views: 24443
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Re: WW I Snead Victory Lamp- Morgan Explosion

Here's mine.
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by Rapidrob
Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Shooting Events, Ranges and Locations
Topic: NM MILSURPS 800 yard match thoughts
Replies: 10
Views: 749
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Re: NM MILSURPS 800 yard match thoughts

I've tried several of my Carcano rifles. I do own a '41 type and have tried several loads both .264 and .268 bullets. Slow loads and pretty fast loads. for some reason once the bullets past 500 meters, it just does not want to be as accurate at 800 yards. ( we have a split range,yards and meters). I...
by Rapidrob
Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Shooting Events, Ranges and Locations
Topic: NM MILSURPS 800 yard match thoughts
Replies: 10
Views: 749
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Re: NM MILSURPS 800 yard match thoughts

ammolab won the match today with 15/20 hits open sights and 15/20 hits using a scoped .sniper rifle! Well done Sir!
by Rapidrob
Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Shooting Events, Ranges and Locations
Topic: NM MILSURPS 800 yard match thoughts
Replies: 10
Views: 749
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Re: NM MILSURPS 800 yard match thoughts

I only own a couple that have been converted to .323 ( S bore) and used by the Turks a lot. The rifles bore are very worn and only shoot minute-of-man at 200 meters.
If the rifles were in better condition I think they would be great shooters with 189 grain SPBT bullets.
by Rapidrob
Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Antique Cartridge and Black Powder Rifles
Topic: Which would you pick for your army A TrapDoor or Rolling Block
Replies: 17
Views: 821
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Re: Which would you pick for your army A TrapDoor or Rolling Block

Yep the trap door in the later models was much stronger. I know of a rifle converted in the late 1900's to .30-40 Krag and had been shot a lot of times with no problems.
by Rapidrob
Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: AK Style
Topic: AK-74 800 yard target damage
Replies: 13
Views: 853
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Re: AK-74 800 yard target damage

Try the 6.5 calibers at 200 yards/meters. You'll be amazed. The long round nose and SPBT bullets of 139/140 grain.
The Russian 150 grain steel core blow craters like a BB gun in a clay block.
I have many files of photos of what happens to steel with a stable bullet in flight.
by Rapidrob
Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: AK Style
Topic: AK-74 800 yard target damage
Replies: 13
Views: 853
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Re: AK-74 800 yard target damage

Thanks Ned for your post. We have noticed that some soft points do indeed cause more damage than FMJ's. It may be because the bullet jackets are bonded to the cores and the jackets are very flexible. They fold rather than shatter,much like a "squash-head" projectile used to transfer the explosive sh...
by Rapidrob
Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Czech Pistols
Topic: I finally have a CZ-75
Replies: 7
Views: 754
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Re: I finally have a CZ-75

A great pistol.
Now you have to get the .22 LR conversion kit for it.
by Rapidrob
Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Antique Cartridge and Black Powder Rifles
Topic: Which would you pick for your army A TrapDoor or Rolling Block
Replies: 17
Views: 821
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Re: Which would you pick for your army A TrapDoor or Rolling Block

The rolling block. Very strong action. Easy to load and unload. Very easy to clean. Easy to use sights. Very accurate. Was made in many calibers. Used by many countries. I have shot my rifles out to 500 yards with very good results. I've shot my 7mm RRB out to 800 yards and it shoots as well as any ...
by Rapidrob
Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: The late great Stephen A. Camp
Replies: 2
Views: 316
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Re: The late great Stephen A. Camp

I just read his book on the Browning Hi Power pistols. His police experiences are an interesting read. He will be missed.
by Rapidrob
Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Shooting Events, Ranges and Locations
Topic: NM MILSURPS 800 yard match thoughts
Replies: 10
Views: 749
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NM MILSURPS 800 yard match thoughts

I've been holding our 800 yard match now for over 10 years. This past decade has shown some surprising results with the rifles being used. One may think that the "known to be great shooting rifles" would always win,but this is not the case. While the quality and condition of the rifles plays a great...
by Rapidrob
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Swedish Rifles
Topic: My 1905 M96
Replies: 9
Views: 937
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Re: My 1905 M96

Very nice rifle.
I will be shooting mine this weekend in our 800 yard match. They are outstanding shooters.

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