Cold War gone hot match! Spring- Summer 2020

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Cold War gone hot match! Spring- Summer 2020

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Howdy Folks!

Les123 won the last match and he wanted to do a Cold War theme. Basically anything that was in use from 1949 to 1989. Neutral or non-aligned countries are ok.

1. Only military surplus rifles may be used. Bolt action or semi-auto. The rifle must have been issued by a military somewhere on the planet. Generally this means anything that's a C&R or antique and is a military rifle. FAL, AKM, M14 or M16 clones are legal as long as they are as close to GI configuration as possible (no bedding, match triggers or Match Sights.) If questions arise, PM me.

2. Only iron/open sights may be used. Sights must be in standard issue GI configuration.

3. All shooting must be done at 50 yards (or meters, if you have a metric range) from the prone or sandbagged bench position. NO shooting lead sleds or gun rests.

4.You may submit an unlimited amount of targets a month. Does not have to be the same rifle.

5. You may use issued surplus ammo or handloads.

6. Match will end Sunday, 5th of July 2020


Course of Fire:

Your record shots will consist of 10 shots at the target which should be printed on a sheet of 8.5"x11" white paper. For your printer settings, make sure that you "size to fit" the target to letter-size paper.

You only get ONE record target, so make sure your shots are good ones.

You may take an unlimited number of sighters at any target other than your record target.

Use the SRF 2014 Target . (It is attached)

Take lots of pictures!
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EXCELLENT CHOICE!!! :clap:
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greetings,

I have a question about eligibility of several rifles:
1. Ishapore 2A1
2. FR-8
3. Swiss GEW 1911

thank you
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All eligable.
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Commercially produced ammunition ok?
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Yup.
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Cattus Borealis wrote: Fri May 29, 2020 5:52 am All eligable.
thank you :D
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Everyone remember, although the iconic Cold War weapons in most people's minds are the M-16, Ak-47 and FAL, pretty much everything used in WWII continued to soldier on, through the 50's and into the 60's. The US handed out thousands of Garands and M-1 carbines to our allies, big chunk of the world was using Lee-Enfields, and M-44s and Chinese type 53s were common in Vietnam. Israel used Mausers, converted many to 7.62, etc.
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yeah, thanks for the reminder! that was one detail I forgot - many nations used whatever they had leftover from WW2..... :oops:
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Some Afghans still had Martinis in 1979....
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greetings,

my first effort
1943 Izhevsk with scrubbed rcvr and many refurb marks
trigger is miserably heavy
1946 Russian surplus ammo
trying to use up the old stuff!!! :)
50 yds, sandbag under forend
score: 79

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at least this one shot pretty close to the sights !
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next try
M91/30, 1938 Izhevsk
much cleaner than the 1943
1946 Russian surplus ammo
50 yds, sand bag fore end
score: 82 - just a hair better

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3rd try of the day
Swiss GEWER 1911
7.5 x 55 Swiss
PPU 174 gr FMJ BT ammo 50 yds, sandbag
score: 85

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not a surprise, but this one shot way high - typical for a Swiss rifle
I was was somewhat disappointed by the score - I expected higher
but it was the third rifle, and my old arthritic shoulder was complaining
there's my excuse for the day :)
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Nice Shooting!
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greetings,

got another question about eligibility

type 38 6.5mm Jap rifle (have no clue about this one)

Finn M39 (pretty sure this one was in use)
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