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I took a photo of the position of the rear sight and put it with my notes on that rifle in my phone, months back. I checked the position of the rear sight elevation last night. I didn't move.





Yup I'm using H110 for .30carbine. 14.7gr with a 110gr bullet. Each case trimmed to 1.280. I'll shoot it for score a few more times this summer, making note of where I need to aim it to keep it in the black, and then try again in late Fall and see if there's any difference. I'm used to shooting rifle with a peep sight (FAL, AR, Carbine, Garand) so I don't think it's that I was running on a different sight picture last time. I put the top of the post dead center in the aperature, like I always have.
Good idea taking pictures .
 

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Yup I'm using H110 for .30carbine. 14.7gr with a 110gr bullet. Each case trimmed to 1.280. I'll shoot it for score a few more times this summer, making note of where I need to aim it to keep it in the black, and then try again in late Fall and see if there's any difference. I'm used to shooting rifle with a peep sight (FAL, AR, Carbine, Garand) so I don't think it's that I was running on a different sight picture last time. I put the top of the post dead center in the aperature, like I always have.
I'll bet its the powder. I use 1cc of Lil Gun with a 110gr FMJ and its very accurate.
 

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Thought I had some SR-1s in my range bag but alas.
So, not sure how/if we want to score this one. We can toss it out/DQ if desired.
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The ammo:
PPU 8mm case, neck sized.
45.5 gr Varget
150gr 8mm Hornady soft-point projectile
First time ever trying Winchester primers
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The rifle: 1941 Sauer RC.
It's a lot of fun to shoot.

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In terms of accuracy it's probably tied with my Lee-Enfield for the most accurate of my milsurp bolt actions.

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Pretty warm out there, but not as bad as last week was.

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This my only eligible rifle, so I will plan to run it some more.
I have some 200gr Nosler Custom Comps to try, although I have been satisfied with the 150gr Hornadys.

ETA: Placed an SR-1 behind the target I used and held it up to a light and was able to get a count.
 
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Thought I had some SR-1s in my range bag but alas.
So, not sure how/if we want to score this one. We can toss it out/DQ if desired.
View attachment 292516

The ammo:
PPU 8mm case, neck sized.
45.5 gr Varget
150gr 8mm Hornady soft-point projectile
First time ever trying Winchester primers
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The rifle: 1941 Sauer RC.
It's a lot of fun to shoot.

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In terms of accuracy it's probably tied with my Lee-Enfield for the most accurate of my milsurp bolt actions.

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Pretty warm out there, but not as bad as last week was.

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This my only eligible rifle, so I will plan to run it some more.
I have some 200gr Nosler Custom Comps to try, although I have been satisfied with the 150gr Hornadys.
Just eye ball it to a SR1 score ring. Remember Folks High score just get a pat on the back. Just want to see some carbines on paper .
As much as I like to have standard targets , it is what it is. Everyone has a chance to win “prizes”
 

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Thought I had some SR-1s in my range bag but alas.
So, not sure how/if we want to score this one. We can toss it out/DQ if desired.
View attachment 292516

The ammo:
PPU 8mm case, neck sized.
45.5 gr Varget
150gr 8mm Hornady soft-point projectile
First time ever trying Winchester primers
View attachment 292517

The rifle: 1941 Sauer RC.
It's a lot of fun to shoot.

View attachment 292518

In terms of accuracy it's probably tied with my Lee-Enfield for the most accurate of my milsurp bolt actions.

View attachment 292519

Pretty warm out there, but not as bad as last week was.

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This my only eligible rifle, so I will plan to run it some more.
I have some 200gr Nosler Custom Comps to try, although I have been satisfied with the 150gr Hornadys.
Been a while since I loaded jacketed bullets in the K98
I used Nosler 200 CC and it took some time to find a load it liked. IIRC i was only run ing those at 2000fps tops
I used H4895 reduced loads per hodgdon directions loaded at 1 grain intervals until I started seeing tighter groups . It will shoot those 200s to under 3moa which is out standing for my K98

I might have some of those kicking around still. Might give the. A run. The heat and humidity is really hamering me at work , arthritis is really slowing me down this week. I dont feel like doing shit.
 

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Been a while since I loaded jacketed bullets in the K98
I used Nosler 200 CC and it took some time to find a load it liked. IIRC i was only run ing those at 2000fps tops
I used H4895 reduced loads per hodgdon directions loaded at 1 grain intervals until I started seeing tighter groups . It will shoot those 200s to under 3moa which is out standing for my K98

I might have some of those kicking around still. Might give the. A run. The heat and humidity is really hamering me at work , arthritis is really slowing me down this week. I dont feel like doing shit.
The 150s have been doing well for me so I am hesitant to switch but I got the Noslers private sale for cheaper than retail 150s. I have 400 of them, and about 30 of the 150s left. With both AA2495 and Varget the 150s did well enough for my skills.

I think the heat's been keeping people away; not surprising I guess. Last few range trips I was the only one there.
 

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Your young , advantage to you!
Im sad just how much just a few years takes out of tank!
Things i did with easy at 40, not so much at 48
 

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3E13F27D-6FA4-49E6-921A-98C87665D7AF.jpeg Next up
K98 mauser RC
With 200 grain Nosler Custom Comps .
Loaded on the light side at 2000-ish fps
H4895 , wolf LR priner and PPU brass
 
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After bowling pins Sunday I’m going to shoot the M1 and T53 for entries. The heat and humidity is supposed to be insane. And I’m on Cape! Most of you guys live where it’ll be 10 degrees hotter.
 

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After bowling pins Sunday I’m going to shoot the M1 and T53 for entries. The heat and humidity is supposed to be insane. And I’m on Cape! Most of you guys live where it’ll be 10 degrees hotter.
Heat Kept me away all week, i would go to leave at lunch and turn tail as soon as the outside air hit my face
I have ammo left over from the failed K31 match so will get that out also
 

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It’s brutal. We have the central air cranking but you can feel the heat and humidity coming down the chimney and into the living room.
House 7am 70'F 51%, 3hrs later everyone is up and moving now 73'F 60% ....only have window units.
Thank god for inexpensive intex pools!
 

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I didn't even bother breaking out the long guns after we were done with bowling pins yesterday. It was so damn hot I thought I might collapse walking down to the 100 yard berm.

I knocked all the pins off the table in 4.79 seconds on one of my runs though. A personal best!
 

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And yesterday (pic) was not as bad as Saturday. I cut the grass Saturday night after almost 18 year old said it was too hot.

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Took the RC '36 S/243 Borsigwalde K98 karabiner to the range today. It is so nice today I had to get out of the house and cleaning the moldy basement. Yesterday I had to go buy a wet vac and suck up about 30 gallons of water from the recent thunderstorm. Did spend 2 hours this AM going through moldy boxes.

Upper 70’s, breezy, sunny. I forgot a practice target so the first 15 cold counted. Had trouble with Kentucky elevation, but shot very well as it. Hits began to climb as the barrel got hot. Would be a superior shooter if I put in a Brownell’s tall front sight. Had trouble loading and feeding at one point until I realized I was trying to shove 5 rounds of .30-06 into it. Otherwise 35 rounds of ‘53 and ‘78 Yugo.

Looks like 2-10s, 5-9s, 5-8s, and 3-7s for 126/150

Can’t do this too often with a full size rifle; I’m still too weak.

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Took the RC ‘36 S/243 Borsigwalde K98 karabiner to the range today. It is so nice today I had to get out of the house and cleaning the moldy basement. Yesterday I had to go buy a wet vac and suck up about 30 gallons on water from the recent thunderstorm. Did spend 2 hours this AM going through moldy boxes.

Upper 70’s, breezy, sunny. forgot a practice target so the first 15 counted. Had trouble with Kentucky elevation, but shot very well as it. Would be a superior shooter if I put in a Brownell’s tall front sight. Had trouble loading and feeding at one point until I realized I was trying to shove 5 rounds on .30-06 into it. Otherwise 35 rounds of ‘53 and ‘78 Yugo.

Looks like 2-10s, 5-9s, 5-8s, and 3-7s for 126/150

Can’t do this too often with a full size rifle; I’m still too weak.

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Going to morrow if range is open with my K98
 

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137/150-2X

Shot the K31 at the Pembroke match today. Shots were centered nicely but I had a little trouble getting elevation right. Shot way too high, then dropped rear sight a notch and shot too low. Tried center hold- didn't like it but it worked so-so.

Score 137/150 including 2 X's, prone with sling on SR target at 200 yards. Will post scorecard later.
Oh yeah, here's the scorecard. 5 sighters plus 10 for official CMP score.



And the hardware, with some old Schutzenfest stickers from the Swiss owner. Troop tag (under butt plate) name matches the name for post service match stickers, so this guy kept his service rifle and continued to use it for later competition.


 
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Oh yeah, here's the scorecard. 5 sighters plus 10 for official CMP score.



And the hardware, with some old Schutzenfest stickers from the Swiss owner. Troop tag (under butt plate) name matches the name for post service match stickers, so this guy kept his service rifle and continued to use it for later competition.


I was trying to find out if anyone got to keep thier service rifles after they where “replaced” with the next issued rifle?
I think they just competed with their service rifles.
Like to know what happens when they reach the end of the mandatory period (age 35?) do they get the option of buying their issued rifle?
 

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I was trying to find out if anyone got to keep thier service rifles after they where “replaced” with the next issued rifle?
I think they just competed with their service rifles.
Like to know what happens when they reach the end of the mandatory period (age 35?) do they get the option of buying their issued rifle?
The bigger sticker is for a manufacturing business named for the owner of the rifle, so I assume he was able to keep his service rifle upon finishing his time in the service or possibly reserves, however that works there.
 

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100 yards , prone supported

200 grain Nosler Custom Comps
35.5 grains H4895

Shot a bit lower than I thought they would. This bore was rusted and rough when I nought it so I dont expect much.
Groups where about what I expected between bore condition and sight setup on the k98

Rifle is set up for cast bullets and shoots MOB center hits. If I stay with these bullets I will meed to drift front sight
 

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View attachment 294651 K98
100 yards , prone supported

200 grain Nosler Custom Comps
35.5 grains H4895

Shot a bit lower than I thought they would. This bore was rusted and rough when I nought it so I dont expect much.
Groups where about what I expected between bore condition and sight setup on the k98

Rifle is set up for cast bullets and shoots MOB center hits. If I stay with these bullets I will meed to drift front sight
Decent group.

I've always thought it was weird how different loads and/or bullets won't only change the vertical POI, but will also change the horizontal POI. Doesn't the barrel know that it's only supposed to whip up and down?
 

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Decent group.

I've always thought it was weird how different loads and/or bullets won't only change the vertical POI, but will also change the horizontal POI. Doesn't the barrel know that it's only supposed to whip up and down?
You should see the wide swings my pellet guns get with different pellets!
 

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Decent group.

I've always thought it was weird how different loads and/or bullets won't only change the vertical POI, but will also change the horizontal POI. Doesn't the barrel know that it's only supposed to whip up and down?
This rifle was a mess when I picked it up. About Minute of Back Stop . Took a bit of work and a recrown to get it to “group”.
 
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