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800 yards with the M-1917 again

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Re: 800 yards with the M-1917 again

#16 Post by Rapidrob » Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:58 pm

We held the match today. Ammolab won 1ST place with the most hits,I took 2ND place. The wind was really playing tricks on us due to the several arroyos between the firing line and the target.The air currents undulating in them really play havoc with the bullet's flight.
Everyone had fun and for the most part and got several hits despite the fishtailing calm to 10 mph winds which changed their directions in less than a second.
During the match, all shooters were using open sighted rifles.
We had 7mm,8mm,7,62x51,.30-06 rifles for the match.
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Re: 800 yards with the M-1917 again

#17 Post by Cattus Borealis » Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:04 pm

Nice shooting Rob and Ammolab!

Thanks for the advice. The M 1917 did extremely well with cast bullets at 200 yards. I used 23 grains of shooter's world Buffalo Rifle powder with a 200 grain Lyman 311299 cast bullet. The young people enjoyed shooting it. I miss out west with their wonderful long ranges.

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#18 Post by Rapidrob » Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:07 am

I love teaching kids and women how to shoot long range. The joy they show on their faces when they hit the target makes all the difference in the world.
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Re: 800 yards with the M-1917 again

#19 Post by Calfed » Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:42 pm

Great shooting, Rob and ammolab!

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