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NM MILSURPS 300 meter "Mad Minute" match

#1 Post by Rapidrob » Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:20 pm

The last Saturday of this month ( March ) we are going to hold a Mad Minute Match. While the regulations state the target is to be 48x48", we will use our 24x30" AR500 target.
This match will be open to Open sighted Bolt and Semi-auto rifles.
Semi-auto rifles will be in their own class.
Any type of Military Bolt action rifle can be used providing it is "as issued" and not Bubba'd or have changed sights.
Shooters will be firing from the prone. As many shots as possible in 60 seconds. The rifle will be loaded on the line and ready to go when the order is given.
Scores will be: Total number of Shots fired and Rounds on Target. The higher number of accurate shots on target will win.
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Re: NM MILSURPS 300 meter "Mad Minute" match

#2 Post by Tommy Atkins » Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:32 pm

I wish I was on the other side of the continent!

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#3 Post by ammolab » Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:30 pm

“Scores will be: Total number of Shots fired and Rounds on Target. The higher number of accurate shots on target will win.”

% of hits wins, not total hits in 1 minute? If % ...then I am quitting after one carefully aimed shot.

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#4 Post by Pricate » Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:34 pm

I tried doing the “mad minute” many times with my Enfield’s. I can fire my No4 Mk2 quick but usually I can’t hit crap! 😂 Rob, I envy your tenacity! Good luck with the shoot! If you have any advice on improving accuracy, let me know please.

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Re: NM MILSURPS 300 meter "Mad Minute" match

#5 Post by Rapidrob » Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:29 pm

100% of five shots would not win over 80% of 20 shots.......and so on.
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Re: NM MILSURPS 300 meter "Mad Minute" match

#6 Post by ammolab » Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:28 am

Rapidrob wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:29 pm
100% of five shots would not win over 80% of 20 shots.......and so on.
Math involved?..that is honestly beyond me... 15 hits in a minute beats 5 hits. Are Total rounds fired and number of misses even a factor in a speed contest?

I sure will give it a try. Sounds like a fun military surplus shooting day. Greatest part of Rob’s club matches?....each match is unique and presents a new challenge.

Come on shooters. Show up and shoot!

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Re: NM MILSURPS 300 meter "Mad Minute" match

#7 Post by Tommy Atkins » Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:33 pm

Maybe this will give a few tips?
Sorry about the iffy resolution.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SovVmYlDz5g&t=50s

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Re: NM MILSURPS 300 meter "Mad Minute" match

#8 Post by Pricate » Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:03 pm

Thanks for the video Tommy! I never knew you used your middle finger to fire during the Mad Minute”. I’ll have to practice it a bit and give it a shot.😁 No pun intended....

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Re: NM MILSURPS 300 meter "Mad Minute" match

#9 Post by Rapidrob » Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:01 am

Being left handed,I'm at a slight time disadvantage. That being said I can work most rifles as fast or faster than most shooters.
The rifle I'll be using will be my Swiss M1911 rifle. Easy to load and can cycle like the wind. All I have to is to roll the rifle away from my face which is no big deal for me as I cycle the action.
The only member to beat is Ammolab as he wins most of our matches. It should be fun no matter what happens.
Now I need to set up a 800 yard match shooting rapidfire...huumm.
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Re: NM MILSURPS 300 meter "Mad Minute" match

#10 Post by Rapidrob » Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:06 am

The match Saturday was a blast. Everyone had fun and got off at least ten rounds for score.
The Swiss M1911 once again was my fastest cycling rifle I own ( bolt action) and I was able to get off 16 aimed shots with 14 hits. ( two high misses)
We then followed up with a group Volley Firing at the same target for 60 seconds.
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Re: NM MILSURPS 300 meter "Mad Minute" match

#11 Post by slowbob2 » Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:31 pm

Our club did a few of those type matches about 15 years ago . The target was 38t x 20w. The top performers from the WWI matches were : Gew 98- 24 /25 , 1903 - 23 /25 , Lebel - 20 /24 , Enfield - 20 / 22 , 91 Carcano - 18 /18 , M-95- 14 / 24 , 91 Mosin - 14 / 15 . We found the long Gew-98 stayed on target well , 1903 was just easy to shoot , the Lebel was a surprise , the Enfield was slow to reload , M-95 was fast but wild , Mosin's short bolt really hurt , the light recoiling long Carcano stayed on target and was the only 100% gun .

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