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    British Snipers Day out

    A nice day out with some Britishicon snipers in Wales yesterday.

    Very impressed with the L42, was able to reliably hit a 16" gong at 850yds kneeling unsupported. Scope is the only thing holding it back.

    The L115A3 made every target we shot (6" gong at 1040yds was the furthest that day) look easy.

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    Looks like familiar WMS stamping ground to me!
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    do you mean 6" (six inches) at 1040 yards? Or 6' (six feet?)

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    Didn't Peter tell us the L42 made consistent hits on a Hun-head target at 1000yds during the trials?

    "Compensation", plus those hammer forged barrels?

    And they're still cheap as anything on old target rifles in the UKicon it seems...

    Word in the target community around here was they were good for 5000 rds plus with no appreciable decline in accuracy.
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    I can believe a good shot could hold a 12’’ group out to 900 yrd, as I can make hits at that distance with my made up L42, and I wouldn’t class myself as a good shot. For me any thing past 900 gets very messy. The scope really does feel the weakest point of the L42 system. I tend to use an L13A1 scope rather than the no32mkIII (sadly I don’t have an L1A1 scope).

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    That sounds like a great day out.
    Good shooting too!

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    I'm thrilled if I can make a 6 inch circle at 200 yards.

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