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Old 02-14-2011, 05:27 PM
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it is a really nice service rifle. an m1 garand. it has a place for a bayonet. i love shooting it. the rear sight i believe goes beyond 1k. those scenars really shoot. does not kick much because of the weight.
Ronin,

Tell me more about the rear sight.

Kevin,

Those were the days. Leg matches just have not been the same since. There are no pre match jitters (or as I have heard them described "knee high winds") to contend with. I have actually made the cut at every leg match I have fired since I went out. Made the President's 100 in 2009 and 2010 to boot (35th and 45th respectively). I just cannot get away from the service rifle. I have a space gun and a Tubb and have never shot either across the course. They just don't do it for me. I am hoping my eyes hold a bit longer so I can keep shooting a post. Some days it is good, some days not.

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Old 02-14-2011, 11:10 PM
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Re: New service rifle match shooter

the barrel is a krieger. and the rear sight is ; i believe issue. you sight in for 200 yards and set the rear sight then it has the yardages you dial up. very similar to a kenton knobb. i have not shot it for about a year now. first year i put like 2000 rounds through it.
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Old 02-14-2011, 11:27 PM
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Re: New service rifle match shooter

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the barrel is a krieger. and the rear sight is ; i believe issue. you sight in for 200 yards and set the rear sight then it has the yardages you dial up. very similar to a kenton knobb. i have not shot it for about a year now. first year i put like 2000 rounds through it.
Nice. I put one together with a heavy Krieger in .308. I like shooting the old wooden guns. They really take a lot of dedication to make them even remotely competitive these days, but they are fun.
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Old 02-15-2011, 09:05 AM
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President's 100. unbelieveable. like a dream to me. at one point i mounted a 36X on the garand and shot some 100 yards groups. i had not shot a lot of iron sight and wanted to make sure. they ranged from .27 to 1.1 . one load shot .27 .29 and .33 .
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Old 02-15-2011, 01:41 PM
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Dan,

Haven't made the President's Hundred since Obama took over, yet another thing I have against him. Clearly, there was something better about Bush, and that's where all mine came from.

Never made it during the Clinton years either, but I'm not at all sure that was a bad thing. I understand Monica Lewinsky wears a President's Hundred tab, but that it had absolutely nothing to do with shooting.

Still enjoy rattle battle, too, and we've run teams for the past 10-12 years at Perry. Done pretty well sometimes, crashed and burned on others. Either way, it's a great way to spend 150 seconds.
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Old 02-16-2011, 08:51 AM
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How is 338RUM doing on his quest?
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Old 02-16-2011, 10:05 AM
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Re: New service rifle match shooter

my quest as it was called is doing fine. I am very thankful about you guys giving my tips and pointers The gun came in and I loaded up some 77 gr SMK with 22.5 gr of Varget set to 2.260 OAL and shot my best group with any gun ever... a .345 and if I hadn't pulled a shot the group would have been smaller... so I have a load set up for the match now I am just waiting for the matches to start. I got in with the Fort Hill Rifle and Pistol Club and they are going to be helping me get started in the matches. For now I am just sitting here loading more ammo and getting ready to start shooting past 100 yards with this rifle. I have a range out to 600 yards so it is off to there as soon as I get a decent amount of ammo loaded up!
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