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WWII Carbine Summer Postal League ends ?/?? Climate Change Extension in place.

Discussion in 'Mil Surp Collectors' started by mac1911, Jun 14, 2019.

  1. mac1911

    mac1911 NES Member

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    Good idea taking pictures .
     
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    I'll bet its the powder. I use 1cc of Lil Gun with a 110gr FMJ and its very accurate.
     
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    132 / 150 / 1x
    100 Yds


    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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  4. mac1911

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    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”
     
  5. mac1911

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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.
     
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    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.
     
  7. mac1911

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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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    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.
     
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    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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    Close the damper?

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    That would be the smart move. Wife already hung a blanket over the mantel. Works well!
     
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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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    Going to morrow if range is open with my K98
     
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    I might bring mine Friday.
    I think my other milsurps are beginning to feel a bit neglected, though.
     
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    137/150-2X

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

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    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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    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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    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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    83878C17-2465-4D15-8DF6-292A8D17D4EA.jpeg 059545F3-1CBC-4D27-865C-56961A795499.jpeg BE1D3F50-9426-4F4E-84B5-629B14882F57.jpeg 83878C17-2465-4D15-8DF6-292A8D17D4EA.jpeg 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
     

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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?
     
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    You should see the wide swings my pellet guns get with different pellets!
     
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    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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    So that's why I keep missing those damn sparrows.
     
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    Straight bolt? Get a Norwegian one.

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    Does a Lefty no good.
    Not spending any money on this one.
     
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    M1 carbine and T53 on my lunch break today. I’d like to try again again when I’m not so stressed out but not toooo bad?
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