Normaly I do not laugh at my own idiocy.
Our Range I just joined has a 300 yrd club. I certainly have some experiance years ago as a composite shooter. If you pass a test they let you shoot on the 300 yrd instead of 100 yd range. I ask the requirments and they say 6 inch group bench or prone or 10 inch group off-hand. I think " Wow what could put a six inch group at 300 yrd prone". I reload and even today I bring a scoped 222 Remington Savage andiron sight type 38 I reload for to the range hoping one might do it .. The type 38 drops an two inch group at 100 yrds after some stress and beats the savage by a halh inch.
Ofcourse I e-mail the guy and say what time tommorrow is the test and what target? He says it is not important just put a six inch group at 100 yds...
I just thought it was funny..
05-18-2011 09:42 PM
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I'm sorry Joe, I don't follow...
I though the test was at 300yrds being a 300 yrd certification, and after mutiple reloads and pulling my hair out I found it to be at 100 yrds.six inches at 300 yrd and 100 is a big difference. Maybe thats the reason only I thought it funny..
Sounds familiar! But not idiotic- your expectations are just too high.
You also REALLY REALLY need to give us a detailed range and load report for your efforts with the type 38!
We've a couple of threads going regarding accuracy and ammo for this rifle.
You seem to have done some good work in this area!
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Well my Arisaka arised to the challange and I am now a member of the three hundred club. I found it funny that though I did the identical bench rest position at least 100 times my heart pounded like hell because the guy was watching me shoot.
On a odder note I had another Arisaka that I had already test fired at a previous range session, that ate up Norma but had problems with my reloads ( kept misfiring). After the range test and alone I took out the second Arisaka and replaced the spring in it with an after market type. First shot was dry fire as the Bolt never grabbed the round. Second parted my hair. The bolt failed to grab it but still pushed it into the chamber, upon the second trigger pull the round went off and hot gasses blew back and parted my hair. I call it the empeors comb over and cheched my head for bits. Even though my face tingled a bit I still shot my best group of the day just before I left.
I am starting to get a log of bullet weights ect and will post them soon..
Interesting and am I out of line here calling "elitist" to have to qualify for shooting at 300 yds?
I know of a range where only a certain group of better handgun shooters are allowed to use a separate pistol range...now that is elitist and I wouldn't consider joining that club. The "ordinary" handgun shooters have to use a different range....
Personally I always shot better at longer ranges and I think it was because I concentrated more knowing it was more difficult.
The best way in my opinion to become "better" is to shoot with people who are better than you are, usually you will start to do "better" from the human trait of not wanting to continually be the low person.
I am happy you qualified but know where I shoot we encourage everyone to join in no matter how accurately they can shoot. Our big thing is safety and accuracy comes after that.
If you ever holiday where I live you are more than welcome to shoot with all of us, and most of the time we shoot 300yds.
Last edited by enfield303t; 05-19-2011 at 10:32 PM.
Why use a 50 pound bomb when a 500 pound bomb will do?
Our club does that for safety concerns only because of the surounding property. Elitist has nothing to do with it. The whole gist of the post was a confusion in the qualifications which led me to believe I had to shoot a six inch group at three hundred yards instead of one hundred. At the last minute after assuming it was three hundred and wracking my brains how to approach it all week ( a very rainy week) I found out it was indeed 100. If they were elitist the qualifications would have been far more stringint.
I would not call you elitist because obviously you did not understand it was for safety and range layout they do it.
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