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    Quote Originally Posted by fjruple View Post
    Jim - you are correct. Also PPU 150 grain .30-06 is close to the M2 loading.
    Yes. And having a look at the accuracy of the M72-Loads ? Alone because of the div. Production lots asked.. At 100, 300, 500-600 Yards and more.. . And also for M72-Ammo-Reloads.

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    Looks like an old steel body K-4 Weaver scope?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enfield Enforcer View Post
    Yes. And having a look at the accuracy of the M72-Loads ? Alone because of the div. Production lots asked.. At 100, 300, 500-600 Yards and more.. . And also for M72-Ammo-Reloads.

    Greetings Enfield Enforcer
    I have used a simuliar loading of the M72 ball using the 168 grain Matchking HP bullets. They pretty much replicate the M72 loading but just a several gains less in the bullet weight from the M72. Originally the M72 bullet was developed from an experimental long range accurate .30 caliber machinegun loading developed in WWI which was requested by the AEF. Post WWI the US Ordnance department was asked to develop an accurate round for the .30-06 for the National Matches. These bullets served as the test bed for the M72 NM .30 rounds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by browningautorifleicon View Post
    Looks like an old steel body K-4 Weaver scope?
    I'm not sure... Perhaps.. . A rather rare subject, according to my experience.. .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enfield Enforcer View Post
    I'm not sure
    It should be marked in front of the ocular bell...the rear. I can see the "W" of weaver just behind the rear ring. Not so rare around here, I had one for years on my Remington 760 carbine. They show up regularly around here at gunshow tables.
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    It looks like a K- 60B. Made sometime between 1956 and 1969. Great scopes that hold their zero forever if not damaged.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldfoneguy View Post
    It looks like a K- 60B.
    Maybe...he can read it and perhaps tell us. Yes, they're old school for sure. I liked mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by browningautorifleicon View Post
    Maybe...he can read it and perhaps tell us. Yes, they're old school for sure. I liked mine.
    Hello,

    this is not my rifle. Unfortunately.. Therefore I can only guess.. In this case... :-(

    Despite this have a good start in the new week !

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    Quote Originally Posted by fjruple View Post
    I have used a simuliar loading of the M72 ball using the 168 grain Matchking HP bullets. They pretty much replicate the M72 loading but just a several gains less in the bullet weight from the M72. Originally the M72 bullet was developed from an experimental long range accurate .30 caliber machinegun loading developed in WWI which was requested by the AEF. Post WWI the US Ordnance department was asked to develop an accurate round for the .30-06 for the National Matches. These bullets served as the test bed for the M72 NM .30 rounds.
    Hello fjruple,

    that is really interesting. May i ask for the powder-charge of your load ? What about their accuracy in your M1917, for example at 300 und evtl. 700-800 yards ? Many thanks !

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    If its 3/4 MOA at 100, technically its 1 1/2 at 200 and 2 1/4 at 300.

    One you get out into the 600 yard area then its wind and sight picture that drives the results.

    The gun will maintain that as far out as it stays super sonic but the sight limitations/sight picture come into play even with a scope.

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