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Yeah, the next time mac1911 complains about eyesight...All in all the K31 for me has been the best value in the milsurp shooting.
Out standing trigger for a general issue rifle. well built smooth action and tough to beat for the price range.
I shot CMP Vintage Military Match at 200 yards today and did pretty well.
My only issue with the K31 is its small notch rear sight. If the K31 had a rear aperture sight I think it would be worth another 20 points...
I could not have been more pleased with it today. Although I shoot lefty and its not a very LH friendly platform I still managed a decent score and was able to get off all 20 rounds in rapids in time.
not the easiest to see but for the first 35 rounds I put all but 5 in the black.
score from today
GP 11 comes and goes and is still cheap under 60 cents so far. The GP11 shoots great also. I would bet I would have scored just as well with it. Even PPU is pretty good.Jeez those prone scores...Handloads, I assume? Last I heard 7.5 Swiss was hard to come by?
I reach over....there is no real good way to operate a bolt action quickly shooting LH and using your right hand. Also you loose your support arm position each time throughing your NPOA off even more.I always thought straight pulls like the K31 and Mannlicher were really cool conceptually, although I've never tried one. Did you reach over with the left to operate it or slide the right hand down?
they suck.... thats why I blasted my way through prone slow fire in 15 minutes because if I take to long my eyes wig out and I see a somewhat double rear sight....I get what I can best describe is a ghost view or 2nd plain of the top edge of the rear sight.Yeah, the next time mac1911 complains about eyesight...
Really nice shooting. How are the sights on the K31?
Hey, at least they are not moving around. I think I'm going to store my '03 original rear sight and fit a replacement that I can tweak and not alter the all original rifle. I may go ahead and mount a USMC front post as well- original got a little fuzzy by the end.they suck.... thats why I blasted my way through prone slow fire in 15 minutes because if I take to long my eyes wig out and I see a somewhat double rear sight....I get what I can best describe is a ghost view or 2nd plain of the top edge of the rear sight.
I think bill makes a modified rear sight leaf also with a larger aperture The .100" front sight is awesome love mine. I need a larger rear aperture on my 1903a3 .....have the cobwebs right now...Hey, at least they are not moving around. I think I'm going to store my '03 original rear sight and fit a replacement that I can tweak and not alter the all original rifle. I may go ahead and mount a USMC front post as well- original got a little fuzzy by the end.
Yes you can adapt m1907 or GI web slig to be used on vintage rifles and other mondern military rifles.Does one use an 1907 style sling on K31s? I was just thinking, hypothetically, if I were to use my Mosin on a vintage shoot or my SKS or AK on modern mil shoot how the sling would work since the attachments don't seem like they'd work quite right for a 1907. On the the SKS, it's really narrow and on the side vertically.
A different type? Go without? My SKS has the issued sling on it at present, but at best it could be used as a hasty sling which seems kind of pointless.
I was amazed at how big a difference it made with the M1. I don't think I'd want to go without one in prone now if I could help it. I can see why Jeff Cooper really liked them, although he preferred the Ching Sling (I'd have to reread the section of Art of the Rifle, but if I recall it was because he was speaking mainly of the field, where you might not have time to get looped up, and the Ching is quicker).
Although most .308" diameter bullets will top the 7.5x55mm, you do need to check each bullet profile in your chamber before doing a large production run.Oops- all the SMK loads were too long. Projectiles were jamming into the lands, so aborted that mission and just played around with the GP11. As you can see below, it was shooting much better than in prior trips and/or matches. What was the difference this time?
Yeah, glad I only loaded a few cases per load. Won't be much work to shorten them up. If I had a Hornady prepared case, that would make things easy to get the OAL right.Although most .308" diameter bullets will top the 7.5x55mm, you do need to check each bullet profile in your chamber before doing a large production run.
I end up shooting my "go to" 30 caliber bullet, the Lyman 311410, with powder-puff pistol powder loads. These don't bother the shoulder at all. Can't say I've done any serious benchrest work with these, but with optics, I can't blame things on my eyes anymore.
With irons, I'm hardly much of a marksman...
There is data, cast loads are fun. Im sure that ranch dog will do well in the K31. I have not gone down that road yet.Yeah, glad I only loaded a few cases per load. Won't be much work to shorten them up. If I had a Hornady prepared case, that would make things easy to get the OAL right.
Once I get through the regional CMP match in Vermont, I want to start playing around with my Ranch Dog molds. I think I can run them as molded in my M39 and sized down a tad in the K31 and 1903. I doubt there's much cast load data for these. I though they'd be pretty close to a .308 but the 7.5 Swiss has ~20% more case capacity.
That fat front sight really helps. I'm tempted to order a couple just to have spares. Need to get off my ass and put the fat front sight on my 1903.There is data, cast loads are fun. Im sure that ranch dog will do well in the K31. I have not gone down that road yet.
the ranch dog is a short bullet so i dont thing getting to the lands is a issue.
I need to get the fat front sight on my swiss i have 2 hieghts to choose from. Maybe its time to see where it shoots with cast then decide.
I couldn't comment on Varget specifically, but some powders get weird in a bad way with light loads. Secondary explosive effect or something like that- not really a detonation but macht nichts- end result is the same shorts-changer, if you are lucky. The mid load for 2520 was given to me by a guy that for the last few years usually wins events at Perry. Also, I'll use a light load of 4198 based on recommendation that I verified via other sources. Those are the only two light loads I use that are not specifically listed by the powder manufacturer.How far out do you shoot at VT? I have had pretty good luck with ridiculously low charges of varget behind my 168 nosler CC's...like 35gr low. kinda doubt they'd be any good past 200 yards though.