Having fun with my POF P415 and reactive targets ... VIDEO link inside.


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1858
August 16, 2010, 09:55 PM
I put 150 rounds through my POF this past Friday in VERY short order ... to the point that the MAGPUL AFG helped keep my hand from burning up!! I recently "upgraded" the spring and buffer to a TUBB CS flat wire spring and a DPMS double tungsten (H2) buffer and wanted to check that everything worked well. The buffer is a bit on the heavy side in combination with the TUBB spring. Cases were only ejected a few feet and there were a few failures to feed in the first 30 or so rounds. The remaining 120 were no problem but I dismantled the H2 buffer anyway and made a heavy (H1) buffer with one tungsten weight and have a standard buffer with no tungsten weights. I'm confident that the H1 and TUBB spring will be perfect together. If not, I'll try the standard buffer.

Anyway, I took a video of one of the runs shooting reactive targets. The targets are spaced from 75 yards to 350 yards (approx. 50 yards between them) and it's so much fun to knock them down. I shot from the seated position without a sling and could knock the 350 yard target down fairly easily with the scope on 4x. I possibly had a few misses out of the 21 shots (thought I loaded 20 rounds) but some hits may not have tripped the targets ... I'm not sure though. Here's the video on YouTube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IeV_Ae9LG4A

There's a high resolution video HERE (http://128.171.62.162/hawthorn-engineering/thr/pof/p415_223/targets/reactive%20targets/08-13-10/mcbh.mpg) but it's over 30MB!!

:)

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Winston_Smith
August 16, 2010, 10:00 PM
Nice video. Any specs on the targets you were shooting?

1858
August 16, 2010, 10:23 PM
Thanks ... I'm not sure about the target specs but I can find out. Another thing I'm not sure about is the size of the "kill" zone i.e. where you have to hit the target to make it react.

:)

C-grunt
August 17, 2010, 05:10 AM
Reminds me of qual in the Army. That is a really cool range!

Good shooting as well. Is that the .308 or do you also have a POF 5.56?

1858
August 17, 2010, 03:08 PM
Is that the .308 or do you also have a POF 5.56?

I have both but was using the P415 which is chambered for 5.56x45 NATO. Next time I'll use the P308. While putting together some images for a ranging thread, I realized that the targets are not full-size man targets ... they're quite a bit smaller. There's less than 3' of target sticking up above the berm when viewed from the firing line.

http://128.171.62.162/hawthorn-engineering/thr/mcbh/10-09-09/018.jpg

:)

taliv
August 17, 2010, 03:55 PM
those targets always reminded me of p-dogs

1858
August 17, 2010, 04:01 PM
those targets always reminded me of p-dogs

I've never seen or shot a p-dog, but from what I've seen on the TV, I'd have to agree. The berm is like a burrow of sorts.

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