NM MILSURPS Hawkeye 800 yard match for September

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NM MILSURPS Hawkeye 800 yard match for September

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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.
Slings will be allowed and only a front rifle rest shall be used.
3 sighting shots and 20 rounds for score on our AR550 Man Torso steel target. Both electronic flash and pulsating red LED hit indicators will be used to help aid in scoring hits.
We will hold at least one practice match beginning next Saturday.
Additional spotting scopes are welcome.
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Re: NM MILSURPS Hawkeye 800 yard match for September

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We will practice in the AM tomorrow.
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Re: NM MILSURPS Hawkeye 800 yard match for September

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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. I was getting hits 30% of the time. Close misses. The bullet is just not staying super-sonic and staying accurate enough to be used in the match.
The Eddydtone 1917 was shooting a new load of 59 grains of IMR-7828. This is one grain under the max loads but fills the case. Pulled 175 grain M-118 Sierra Match King bullets. National Match Brass. Winchester LR primer and Lee Factory Crimp Die.
Recoil is stout. Accuracy at 800 yards was 1 MOA I was able to get 9/10 hits with the one just under the target,my fault.
This rifle was re-barred in 1943 with a Hi-Standard four grove barrel that shoots better than I can hold.
The other club members were able to get multi-able hits shooting a:
1927 Finn Mosin
Russian 91/30
1903A3 Springfield
Another 1917 Enfield.
A 7x57mm Mauser rifle ( Spanish?)
M-1A
AR-15 shooting 62 grain bullets.
Russian Dragunov Sniper rifle.( only scoped rifle present)
In all everyone did very well. If the weather holds the match should produce some high scores.
Tin Can Sailor
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