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    Best Keyholing I've ever seen

    I'm a range safety officer at one of the local ranges. Yesterday a young gentleman approached me concerned about his Enfield No. 4 Mk I. He wanted to know if something was wrong with his rifle and why his bullets were hitting the target sideways. He was shooting at 50 yards.

    I couldn't help but start laughing when I looked through the spotting scope and saw how perfect the hols were and the sear number of them. While I have seen keyholing before, I have never seen so many on one target with perfect outlines like this, you can even see the boat-tail. I told him that it was more than likely his ammo and as it turned out he was shooting that garbage Russianicon Wolf Ammo. Once he tried some PPU everything was fine.



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    Make better keyholes!

    How about this one? You can even see the grease grooves.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Chadwick View Post
    How about this one? You can even see the grease grooves.
    LOL that's pretty sweet too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by limpetmine View Post
    Still on the target, though! Think of the carnage that would cause if it hit a man at 50 yds. Perish the thought.
    That's was the conversation for the next 30 minute on what a sideways hit would do to a man and a pig.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CINDERS View Post
    Thats mighty fine shooting he even got 2 key hole head shots now thats very difficult to do with wayward projectiles........
    Don't like that target anyway get no score for a H/S only C/Mass hits............
    Yeah I agree, I like this body target..

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    Still on the target, though! Think of the carnage that would cause if it hit a man at 50 yds. Perish the thought.


    Quote Originally Posted by usabaker View Post
    I'm a range safety officer at one of the local ranges. Yesterday a young gentleman approached me concerned about his Enfield No. 4 Mk I. He wanted to know if something was wrong with his rifle and why his bullets were hitting the target sideways. He was shooting at 50 yards.

    I couldn't help but start laughing when I looked through the spotting scope and saw how perfect the hols were and the sear number of them. While I have seen keyholing before, I have never seen so many on one target with perfect outlines like this, you can even see the boat-tail. I told him that it was more than likely his ammo and as it turned out he was shooting that garbage Russianicon Wolf Ammo. Once he tried some PPU everything was fine.

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    Thats mighty fine shooting he even got 2 key hole head shots now thats very difficult to do with wayward projectiles........
    Don't like that target anyway get no score for a H/S only C/Mass hits............

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    I tried one box of the Wolf. After about half the box the rest went into my junk ammo bin.

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    You guys ought to see what a Vickers MMG does to a target and target stand when shooting Mk.8z through a well worn barrel shot to death with cordite Mk.7!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Dickicon View Post
    a Vickers MMG does to a target and target stand when shooting Mk.8z through a well worn barrel
    Yes, that's exactly what it resembles...
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    Try an AK 74 with Russianicon surplus 5.45x39, goes right thru a propane tank and after that your guess is a good as mine!
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    THx Baker,
    Best laugh I've had in a while........
    Picturing you walking up....... Trying to be all professional ... I'd of lmao.

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