Reaquaited with an old friend


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armoredman
February 13, 2009, 02:18 PM
I realized I hadn't shot my old Enfield No4 MK1* in some time...

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b13/armoredman/oldnotuseless.jpg
(old picture)

...so I grabbed a handful of reload baggies, and took her to the range this morning. Nice day, quiet with a light breeze. I usually shoot at 100 yards, today I stopped at 50, since I hadn't fired this old warhorse in some time. How long? My reloads were all dated '06.

Not too shabby, but nothing great.

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b13/armoredman/303target1.jpg

I was going to say flawless functioning, but, hey, it IS an Enfield!

Sometimes it's nice to break out the safe queens and give them a day in the sun, too.

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Duke of Doubt
February 13, 2009, 03:27 PM
Blessed be thy Long Branch Number 4 Mark One Star. Mine shot a man-sized target at 1,300 yards, rear micrometer sight elevated, Mark VII Ball.

armoredman
February 13, 2009, 04:03 PM
WOW! I doubt I could effectively SEE a man sized target at that range. We have a 1000 yard range down in 3 Points, (worked there for a while), and those targets are quite large themselves.

Duke of Doubt
February 13, 2009, 04:10 PM
Oh, it wasn't under field conditions. We measured the distance, taken as the maximum calibrated range on the rear sight, set up a target at that distance under controlled conditions, and I hit it. Not exactly like taking a deer with it at that range.

armoredman
February 13, 2009, 04:51 PM
Very nice!

Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
February 13, 2009, 05:20 PM
Outstanding, A.M.! Good to see some safe queens see some daylight. [Note to self: Shoot Enfield Sunday when you go to the range. ] :D

armoredman
February 13, 2009, 06:59 PM
Had Rudyard Kipling running through my head when I picked her up..."...it's thankee, Mr Atkins, when the band begins to play!"

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