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by Rapidrob
Sat Sep 05, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Shooting Events, Ranges and Locations
Topic: NM MILSURPS Hawkeye 800 yard match for September
Replies: 2
Views: 302

Re: NM MILSURPS Hawkeye 800 yard match for September

The practice went very well indeed. The weather was almost dead calm with a right to left 5MPH wind,sun was very bright allowing the eye to see the man torso target at 800 yards. I tried two rifles today. A Carcano 1891 long rife and my tried and true 1917 Eddystone .30-06 rifle. The Carcano did OK....
by Rapidrob
Sat Sep 05, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Italian Rifles
Topic: 1891 Long Rifle at 800 yards.
Replies: 4
Views: 250

Re: 1891 Long Rifle at 800 yards.

The practice went very well. A 5MPH right to left wind and a bright sun. I set the rifles sight to 700 meters and buried the front sight at the bottom of the rear sights "V". My first shot hit in the right hand chest of the man torso AR550 target. I fired 20 rounds in a row getting the barrel hot. I...
by Rapidrob
Fri Sep 04, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Stock Care and Replacement Stocks
Topic: Shellac Touch Up Job
Replies: 7
Views: 856

Re: Shellac Touch Up Job

If you get a flaked off spot, the Shellac can be thinned with denatured alcohol and the layer built up as you just did. Since Shellac dries so fast a hobby air-brush can also be used to spray a thin layer than can be coated every ten minutes to bring the surface up and level with the rest of the fir...
by Rapidrob
Fri Sep 04, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Italian Rifles
Topic: 1891 Long Rifle at 800 yards.
Replies: 4
Views: 250

Re: 1891 Long Rifle at 800 yards.

I ran some numbers and at our ranges altitude, and humidity the bullet stays Supersonic a little farther.
I'll find out in the AM and post results.
by Rapidrob
Mon Aug 31, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Italian Rifles
Topic: 1891 Long Rifle at 800 yards.
Replies: 4
Views: 250

1891 Long Rifle at 800 yards.

I'm going to try it next Saturday if the weather allows it to happen. I'm a little concerned as the 160 grain RNFB bullet will have just dropped out of super-sonic speed at 750 yards. Pushing the bullet faster than 2,250 FPS has proven to be a waste of money as there is no accuracy what so ever. I'v...
by Rapidrob
Sat Aug 29, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Shooting Events, Ranges and Locations
Topic: NM MILSURPS Hawkeye 800 yard match for September
Replies: 2
Views: 302

NM MILSURPS Hawkeye 800 yard match for September

NM MILSURPS will hold our semi-annual Hawkeye Match at 800 yards for the September shoot. Rifles and carbines may be used in the Open Sight and Optics class. These firearms must be as issued and unmodified. This will be a prone match with shooters having medical conditions firing from the bench. Sli...
by Rapidrob
Sat Aug 29, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Shooting Events, Ranges and Locations
Topic: Vietnam Remembered Match.
Replies: 4
Views: 377

Re: Vietnam Remembered Match.

The match went very well with a member shooting his M14 rifle winning the match shooting a 14/10 score. ( 14 shots,ten kills.)
by Rapidrob
Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Turkish Rifles
Topic: Had it out, figured I post it.
Replies: 3
Views: 551

Re: Had it out, figured I post it.

Very nice!
by Rapidrob
Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Shooting Events, Ranges and Locations
Topic: Vietnam Remembered Match.
Replies: 4
Views: 377

Re: Vietnam Remembered Match.

We do have fun!
by Rapidrob
Tue Aug 25, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Shooting Events, Ranges and Locations
Topic: Vietnam Remembered Match.
Replies: 4
Views: 377

Vietnam Remembered Match.

With the Guns-of-August match going well last Saturday, this Saturday we will hold our annual " Vietnam Remembered" match shooting at the "Commie-Pigs" set to 300 meters. Any rifle/carbine used by the Waring Factions during the Vietnam War may be used. You will have three sighters followed by up to ...
by Rapidrob
Tue Aug 25, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Spanish/S. American/Central American/Mexican Rifles
Topic: Weekend acquisition
Replies: 5
Views: 368

Re: Weekend acquisition

Nice, how's the bore?
by Rapidrob
Sat Aug 22, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Italian Rifles
Topic: Guns of August match 500,385,300 and 200 meter match
Replies: 0
Views: 223

Guns of August match 500,385,300 and 200 meter match

I held the "Guns of August" match today. Five rounds at each distance. A man torso silhouette AR550 target set to 500,385,300 and 200 meters. I was firing my 1917 1891 6.5 Rifle with my hand loads. 35.0 grains or IMR-4320, WW primer, Hornandy 160 grain .264 bullet (RNFB) My 500 meter rounds went two...
by Rapidrob
Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: Falke Model 36 Rifle
Replies: 5
Views: 935

Re: Falke Model 36 Rifle

A new one on me as well. It looks to be very well made.
by Rapidrob
Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Hello from France!
Replies: 17
Views: 957

Re: Hello from France!

Welcome to SRF.
Very nice condition of your rifles. A lot nicer than the ones we buy.

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