+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Type I Carcano Questions

Click here to increase the font size Click here to reduce the font size
  1. #1
    Member upperfarm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Last On
    11-13-2020 @ 10:14 PM
    Location
    Northern Illinois, USA
    Posts
    16
    Local Date
    07-27-2021
    Local Time
    11:52 AM

    Type I Carcano Questions

    According to Chegia and Simonelli's book on the Carcano Rifle, the fixed battle sight on the Type I Carcano is for 400 meters. Does anyone out there know what the point of impact should be for this rifle when shooting at a target with the "pumpkin on a post" sight picture, at 100 and 200 yards? (Results of my first time out with the rifle shooting Norma ammo was 12" above point of aim at 100 yards.) Also, would anyone have a ballistics chart for 100-200-300 meters or 100-200-300 yards?



    Thanks in advance.
    Information
    Warning: This is a relatively older thread
    This discussion is older than 360 days. Some information contained in it may no longer be current.

  2. # ADS
    Friends and Sponsors
    Join Date
    October 2006
    Location
    Milsurps.Com
    Posts
    All Threads
    Banner AD Space Available - Click HERE to Inquire LIMITED TIME OFFER FROM THE AMERICAN GUNSMITHING INSTITUTE: Get Immediate Online Access To AGI's NEW Armorer's Course for Glock Pistols, Covering Every Generation of Glocks, Including the Latest Model 42/43 and Double Stack Pistols for ONLY $7.00! Brian Dick ... BDL Ltd. - Specializing in British and Commonwealth weapons Chuck in Denver ... Buy-Sell-Trade .. Guns, Cars Motorcycles Your source for the finest in High Power Competition Gear. Here at T-bones Shipwrighting we specialise in vintage service rifle: re-barrelling, bedding, repairs, modifications and accurizing. We also provide importation services for firearms, parts and weapons, for both private or commercial businesses.
     

  3. #2
    Contributing Member CINDERS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Last On
    Today @ 12:28 AM
    Location
    Southern Corner Western Australia
    Posts
    6,526
    Local Date
    07-28-2021
    Local Time
    01:52 AM
    Real Name
    CINDERS
    I would research what ball ammunition was doing but as a guide I dug out some old Hornady 4th editions books one Reloads the other Ballistic charts using the 160gn #2640 bullet driven at 2000ft/sec for a reasonable load, as in the books I have have the max it can be driven is 2200ft/sec, I know things have become better with the powders but this is just from old books without getting into the new ones I have to keep it reasonable.

    IMR 4350 35.6 grains = 2000ft/sec COAL = 2.970" therefore basing this speed/projectiles flight ;

    For a 100 yard zero = 100 yds - 0, 200 yds - 10" Low, 300 yds - 35.5" Low,
    For a 200 yard zero = 100 yds - 5" High, 200 yds - 0, 300 yds - 22" low,
    For a 300 yard zero = 100 yds - 13.3" High, 200 yds - 15.2" High, 300 yds - 0. (Looks like your rifle is zeroed for 300yds could be doing 2200/fps given your 100yd data.)

    FPE @ 100yds = 1077 Ft/lbs
    FPE @ 200yds = 808 Ft/lbs
    FPE @ 300yds = 610 Ft/lbs

    300yds looks the goods as the hold under sighting is not that bad given there is only 1.9" difference between 100 - 200 yds
    ***Again no liability accepted using these loads quoted***
    Last edited by CINDERS; 11-08-2016 at 09:49 PM.

  4. Thank You to CINDERS For This Useful Post:


  5. Avoid Ads - Become a Contributing Member - Click HERE
+ Reply to Thread

Similar Threads

  1. M41 carcano newbie, few questions
    By Tygambit in forum Italian Rifles
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 08-03-2015, 07:19 PM
  2. Type I Carcano on the way.
    By Anzac15 in forum Italian Rifles
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 05-10-2014, 09:20 AM
  3. type 38 and type I arisaka/carcano chambers
    By dmboct19 in forum Japanese Rifles
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-12-2013, 04:36 PM
  4. Type 38 and Type 99 Rifle/Ammo Questions
    By masterdiver330 in forum Japanese Rifles
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-31-2011, 07:10 PM
  5. Type 38 Questions
    By 5025LH in forum Japanese Rifles
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-16-2010, 09:12 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts