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PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2016 7:14 pm 
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No,not a joke. We held our 800 yard open sight and scope match today. The weather was awful. Windy,cold and dark.
At the end of the match I tried the little Mosquito in 8mm not expecting anything " to write home about".
I was using my reloads of pulled German 198 grain FMJ's and Reloader-15 powder.
I am not sure who did the conversion of this carbine but it is very well done. The barrel is like new as it the stock. As you may know the fixed rear sight is supposed to be regulated to 300 meters. Of the Mosquito carbines I own,all shoot very high at 300 yards. All loads do this.
I was surprised to find I only had to hold a little above midsection of our man silhouette in order to get rounds close to the target.
I fired ten rounds only to find the firing pin was piercing primers. It extends way too far to be safe.
None of my rounds hit the target but I will say they were very close to being on target. Once the firing pin is trimmed back,I'm sure some hits can be made. For a little carbine that has a very bad rap,it seems do do very well. I made my own five shot clip (6 will not fit)
Recoil is mild since the barrel is so short,no real full power pressures are generated.
I'm hoping to try the little carbine again or one of the others just to see if hits can be made. The little carbine does look promising for some long range fun. I'll keep you posted.

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Rapidrod

would you mind posting some pictures of the rifle when you have time.
I'm not familiar with this one

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Bottom carbine.
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Nice Carbines and Nice shooting! :thumb:

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Rapidrob wrote:
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Thanks Rapidrod

I never heard these rifles being referred to that before.

Basically a 91/38 TS carbine re chambered to 8x57

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Because it is spelled Moschetto .


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Mosquito Moshetto #-o :roll:

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I bet you can get a pretty impressive muzzle flash using service loads.. The little carcanos have a habit of performing beyond expectations

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Ive shot quite a few rounds of romanian through mine. Pierced a few primers.

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The name used for Italian short barreled carbines means "Sparrow Hawk". Small but deadly.


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