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Old 05-12-2022, 7:13 PM
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Got the gas lock dovetail installed and front post mounted. Also found 400 rounds of 308 match ammo that I didn't know I had, so it looks like I'll be function testing the M14 this weekend. If everything checks out I'll be working on the zero, and confirming the Howa's as well.

Guess I'll bring both on the 21st and decide which one to use then. Might be a 90min drive for me, but I'm looking forward to trying out something new.
400 rounds is good for 5 matches. I usually shoots from 50-60 rounds in a match but that's because my rifle is already dialed in on all 4 critters...your mileage may vary.

You are a real M14 and not an M1A? Wonderful as I also have an M14 a full auto TRW M14 (at my vacation home in another country). Very fun to shoot in full auto but couldn't hit anything with it after the first round. Mine is due for a barrel change as the throat is worn due to many hundreds of fun full auto rounds.

Your M14 might do okay once you get the dope on all 4 distances. Make sure you write them down so next time you come out you won't spend a lot of time and ammo getting dialed in.

I always bring two identical rifles and ammo in case one malfunction during the match. Trust me that 90 minute drive will feel a lot shorter going to the match but will feel like a 120 minute on your drive back.
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Old 05-12-2022, 7:24 PM
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Hey you! Sure miss coming out to these matches. You still rocking your sombrero?

The good news is Iíve perfected my cookie recipe over the last several years.
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400 rounds is good for 5 matches. I usually shoots from 50-60 rounds in a match but that's because my rifle is already dialed in on all 4 critters...your mileage may vary.

You are a real M14 and not an M1A? Wonderful as I also have an M14 a full auto TRW M14 (at my vacation home in another country). Very fun to shoot in full auto but couldn't hit anything with it after the first round. Mine is due for a barrel change as the throat is worn due to many hundreds of fun full auto rounds.

Your M14 might do okay once you get the dope on all 4 distances. Make sure you write them down so next time you come out you won't spend a lot of time and ammo getting dialed in.

I always bring two identical rifles and ammo in case one malfunction during the match. Trust me that 90 minute drive will feel a lot shorter going to the match but will feel like a 120 minute on your drive back.
Yep, it's a Fulton Armory build somewhat close to second rifle in the link below:
https://www.fulton-armory.com/fulton...4-1-1-1-3.aspx

Decided I didn't want to play the is it a flash hider / brake game, so I removed the SEI comp a long time ago and lost the front post. Just running a thread protector for now; I'm sure the people on the benches next to me are appreciative. It'd be fun to shoot a real M14 with the fun switch, but I doubt I'd manage the recoil.

We'll see how the function test / zeroing goes. I know the Howa is dead on, and I already have a dope chart for dialing up fast. I just want to try shooting irons at distance more than anything, but it'll probably take a few matches.

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Hey you! Sure miss coming out to these matches. You still rocking your sombrero?

The good news is Iíve perfected my cookie recipe over the last several years.
You need to come out and start shooting this match again.
Yes I'm still rocking the huge sombrero albeit a newer model as my original one I had to retire due to lots of battle scars.

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It'd be fun to shoot a real M14 with the fun switch, but I doubt I'd manage the recoil.
The real deal M14 sure is fun to shoot in full auto as long as you're not expecting to hit your target because you won't in full auto. My ultimate goal is to collect all of the different manufacturer I just need to add the SA, Winchester & H&R. I have a prospect on a nice H&R when I go to my vacation fun location this soon.
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You need to come out and start shooting this match again.
Yes I'm still rocking the huge sombrero albeit a newer model as my original one I had to retire due to lots of battle scars.
Eventually! Oldest mini-Widdle is gonna be 10 this year, but thereís three more that will need adult supervision.

And I hear ya about the battle scars, except itís my old boots that I need to retire.
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So upper half, get that leverage?
Anywhere off center will get it done. Like this, for instance :

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Anywhere off center will get it done. Like this, for instance :

Ouch that hurts! Almost off the rail...so close yet so far away. Been there done that.
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Old 05-18-2022, 10:02 AM
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Ouch that hurts! Almost off the rail...so close yet so far away. Been there done that.
168gr bullet @ about 2700fps or so, out of a 1903a3 30-06. Sometimes the rams hang tough.
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168gr bullet @ about 2700fps or so, out of a 1903a3 30-06. Sometimes the rams hang tough.
Dang! I would’ve thought that 168 grain 30 cal bullet would’ve twisted that ram off the rail. That rear hitting the ground put a halt on it. Shot my 10.5” Ruger SBH 44 Mag with 240 and 260 grain iron sighted. No problem flipping the small medium targets off the rail even with an edge hit. Shoot I was elated just hitting the far targets.
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168gr bullet @ about 2700fps or so, out of a 1903a3 30-06. Sometimes the rams hang tough.
I've rang several rams with 30-06 loaded past max with 175 grain projectiles.

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Dang! I wouldíve thought that 168 grain 30 cal bullet wouldíve twisted that ram off the rail. That rear hitting the ground put a halt on it. Shot my 10.5Ē Ruger SBH 44 Mag with 240 and 260 grain iron sighted. No problem flipping the small medium targets off the rail even with an edge hit. Shoot I was elated just hitting the far targets.
Are you saying a 44 Mag makes it to 500m accurately? I've got to see that.
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I've rang several rams with 30-06 loaded past max with 175 grain projectiles.


Are you saying a 44 Mag makes it to 500m accurately? I've got to see that.

Sorry I didnít mention. Handgun Metallic Silhouette if I remember correctly farthest targets are at 200 yards. Sometimes they go bonkers at club matches and put 250-300 yard targets which are usually for the XP100, TC Contenders firing rifle rounds.
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Ouch that hurts! Almost off the rail...so close yet so far away. Been there done that.

That scores as a hit.
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That scores as a hit.
Yep. It's the spinning turkeys that hurt my soul.
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That scores as a hit.
Believe me, it was.
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