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UncleJaque
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W. Gardiner Shoot

[b]Here's another pic of Jasmine shooting the 9mm - she hit what she was aiming at, too!

This time she's getting a little coaching from Uncle Corbo.

This sweet young lady handles a .25 automatic with ease:

....She managed to hit the ground every time.

...But Daddy's big Colt .45 seems to be a little more intimidating for some reason....

A little "Gun Shy" are we? :wink:

Finally Pappa bear shows his pretty little cub just how it's done!

For some reason, I think that future boyfriends had better be on their best behavior! :D
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Tom C
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Looks like a blast, which I could have made it!

The Colts are great, I would love to have a 1903 but people are asking ridiculous prices for those nowadays!

[quote="MarkSeger"]

After shooting close to 100 rounds through the Mosin and about 30 through the SKS the shoulder feels it.[/quote]

Probably feel it for a couple of weeks. Last time you do that, I'd bet.

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Shoulder is fine, it was a little red by the time we left the range, no bruising. I have a lot of pictures but the others there will have to let me know if it is OK to post them.

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It looks like you guys had a good time! Great the kids could come!

Is that a peep sight on the back of that SKS in the foreground? You know, that gun is inherently pretty accurate. I know a guy that shoots his off-the-shelf job, it is a rare beauty, and he doesn't even bother unless he can shoot it at 200 yards. I set up with him at 200 yards and I put up some targets and he takes a little orange sticky about 1" wide and sticks it on the target "So I can have something to shoot at" he says. Then he is right on it, within a couple of inches. I am lucky if I get my shots on the paper at that distance!

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The one you are asking about is another AMGer's that was converted over to the .308. I didn't get a chance to fire that one. He was working on it and changing the mag system around and doing adjustments on it while there.
The Mosins was hitting the clays set out at 100yrds with only one minor adjustment of the rear sight. Don't know about further shots since the range doesn't go beyond 100 yards. We found out that having the bayonet extended does make a difference it shooting beyond 50 yards. It shots truer when extended.

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Good job, Mark, sounds like you were getting the true "Mosin experience"! Hitting a clay at 100 yards is about 4 MOA shooting, which is very good markmanship. That's a good rifle you have there!

I am pretty sure those guns were designed to shoot with the bayonet extended. I can't think of another gun that shoots better with the bayonet than without.

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Well one has to have a lucky day at shooting once in a while. We were having trouble with the zeroing of the SKS. The three round shot groups were good but adjusting the forward sight was giving us trouble. Using Kentucky wind-age, I was able to hit the clays at 50 and hundred yards.
Our other AMGer is going to work on it and has a special made tool to tweak the sight over before the next shoot.
I do have to say that using milsurp has been a learning experience and we are lucky to have an AMGer that is very knowledgeable to help us.

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Anyone have any tricks to drift a front sight on a Mosin M44? I've snapped off a brass punch and resorted to a steel punch with no success. Some heat might do it but I'd hate to ruin the blue on this nice '53 Polish rifle.

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Mark and Brent - you need the SKS sight tool.

I am looking at my Romainian M44, and I even for that I would use an SKS sight tool. You should have one of those in your shooting bag, anyway. It is a VERY heavy small steel C clamp with a turn-screw adjustment device. The end of the clamp has a hole in it, so you can push the sight through.

You can get them at milsurp stores for anywhere from 7 to 25 bucks.

If you think sticking will be a big problem spray it with PB about a day beforehand, and then before you try adjusting it just give it a little gentle tap with a brass hammer.

The notch you see in the end of that screw is a little wrench to turn the sight to raise or lower it.

Like I said - this is a MUST HAVE tool from Russian milsurp guys - or any milsurp guy - I used it to adjust the sights on my Carcano for my Oswald shoot, it is very handy.

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I have not shot a gun since I was a kid. My parents lived in the city and to my knowledge never had one in the house. When we would go to my grandpa's house he would let us shot his old rifle at cans off the fence. I was a single shot 22, It was always nice to go to the farm, many of good memories.

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I was just at the Waterville Marden's and they have a lot of stuff over in & around the glass cases at the far end of the cash register area. I am told they have several more pallets out back they have not even broken down yet. They DO NOT have 45 ACP or .223 out right now, but they have 9mm, 38, 357, 44 special and magnum and others (32, 380, 10mm). The "Atlantic" or whatever was written on the BLUE BOX is reloaded ammo with mixed headstamps in 357 & 44 mag - I chose not to get any.

They have rifle ammo which is cheaper than new but still not a screaming deal. They have pistol magazines, 45 single stacks and various Glock brand mags for 12 bucks or so.

They have reloading powder of various types, and hearing protection, pistol cases, and a couple rifle cases, a couple RCBS scales, and a bunch of primers.

Just thought I'd spread the word and bump this thread in case anyone was interested.

Tom C
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Anyone going to be shooting this weekend? I have a new gun I want to try.

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[b][size=18]Gentlemen:

Please! If you're going to post pics they have to be sized to NOT make this thread too wide. If your pic is making the ads in the right column disappear, in whole or in part, it's too wide.

Thank you.

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Tom - PM for you

Scott - this thread's pics have been up for a while - only a problem now???

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OOPS! (Images)

I figured that since they fit the window without stretching it out so as one had to scroll back & forth to read all the text that we were good to go - obviously I overlooked that margin over on the right side.

Once we scroll down the postings a ways, we get below the ads and since it' often blank over there I guess it's easy to sort of ignore it.

Sorry 'bout that; I'll try to edit them down a little more before posting 'em next time.

Let's try a resized version of Jasmine's "Russian Surprise":

[img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v53/UncleJaque/ARMS/SHOOTING%20-%20Rec...

640 X 494 Pixels seems to be about right!

Had my Polish Mosin M-44 and a Turkish Mauser out to the Monmouth Range Thursday.

That old Egyptian 8mm ammo I had worked fine when it was about 97 out, but when the temp is more moderate it seems that the primers get lazy. Nearly every shot waited from a quarter to about a half second after the firing pin came down on it before it went off - a very distinctive "Chick-BOOM" experience! :shock:
3 rounds didn't go off at all. At least not yet.... :?

It was reminiscent of the WW-II vintage .303 British cordite ammo that is notorious for doing that.

Will probably be pulling the bullets and reloading them over new components.

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Went to Mardens today and bought 3 boxes of the Atlantic 9mm reloads at $5.49. Hopefully most of it will go bang in my camp carbine but some of it looks a little rough. Also picked up 2 boxes of American Eagle (Federal) .40 S&W and the last box of Black Hills .44 Special ($11.99).

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Were the 9's all mixed headstamps?

I may wander back over and see what else they bring out.

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Mixed headstamps with scratched heads like somebody dragged a file across them :?:

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Reloaded Bargain Ammo

"Remanufactured" ammo usually has mixed head stamps; some of it may be nickel plated mixed in with unfinished brass, and some of it may have been recycled several times and show some battle scars from it.

Different brands of brass often have different case capacities, which is why target Shooters try to stick to keeping batches of brass together for consistency. In rifles that can make a big difference in pressure curves, but in pistol cartridges it's usually no big deal.

This is plinking and practice ammo, NOT intended for hunting or self defense!

If you ever get a "pop" or unusual noise when you fire, STOP firing at once and clear the weapon!

Do NOT resume firing until you check the barrel to make sure that a bullet or unburned powder is not stuck up in there; if they left the powder out of the cartridge (it does happen) or it does not ignite, the primer alone can drive a bullet about half way up the barrel, and if another round is launched behind it, the barrel is almost sure to blow up! :shock:

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