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Took the H&K 91 and M1 carbine out today

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by lionking, May 6, 2012.

  1. lionking

    lionking Well-Known Member

    Two of my "safe queens" although I have shot the H&K sparingly over the last few years but first time shooting this carbine today. I bought them both back in 1996. First time shooting the H&K at a range to a target also. Before I use to be more leisure shooting with it. The carbine is so pristine I just never shot it until now. This is my first time shooting a rifle in two years also.

    So I was curious to see what they would do at a real range with a real standard paper target and shouldering them with a rest.

    I had to set the rear sight on the H&K to the 400 meter setting and it still shoots low with a 6 o'clock hold on the black. I am satisfied with the 10 shot groupings it got, considering now that I wear progressive lenses now which getting a cheek hold my distance part of my glasses are used which isn't exactly clear.

    Guess I'll have to figure out what to do about that rear H&K sight or not use a 6 o'clock hold and bury the post in the middle of the bulls instead. The carbine, I'm satisfied with the test group, my other carbine is not half as accurate. The H&K shot both ammo flawlessly, which as much as I like my DSA FAL, it gets a stuck bolt with that South African surplus.

  2. Snowdog

    Snowdog Well-Known Member

    Nice looking M1 Carbine. I have a lot of love for the Warbaby as it's incredibly fun at the range. It also has more potential than many give it credence in the realm of defensive use.

    I'm seriously thinking about buying dies for the .30 Carbine as PPU and Aguila prices continue to slowly creep towards the stratosphere. It's a straight-walled case, so how hard can it be?

    I'm glad you had fun at the range. I'm sure the M1 Carbine had something to do with that. ;)
  3. davewil37

    davewil37 Member

    Why don't you adjust the elevation zero on the HK91. You can do it with a pair of needle nose pliers and a phillips screwdriver. There are procedures for it on the internet.
    I zero on at 100 yards with the 2 setting.
  4. lionking

    lionking Well-Known Member

    Thanks dave and snowdog. I will take the advice on the H&K and look into it as it would be nice to move those groups to where they are all within the black.

    Snowdog the carbine with the folding stock is ultra compact, but I prefer one with full stock for feel. 5 inch or so groups at 100 yds I am satisfied with for a carbine though I only did that one volley. The folding stock one a bluesky import inland which isn't in as good shape barrel wise and a past carbine I had didn't shoot as well, more like 7 inch groups on average. You can tell I bought that ammo a while ago lol....
    Last edited: May 7, 2012
  5. Jon Coppenbarger

    Jon Coppenbarger Well-Known Member

    Nice rifles and both are some of my favorites. wish I still had the ones I had years ago.

    FMJMIKE Well-Known Member

    Nice Carbine !!!
  7. armoredman

    armoredman Well-Known Member

    Man...30 Carbine surplus ammo, haven't seen that in nigh on 20 years...
  8. Swing

    Swing Well-Known Member

    Dang, that's a purdy carbine. :)
  9. LJ-MosinFreak-Buck

    LJ-MosinFreak-Buck Well-Known Member

    I oh-so-very-much envy you. Been wanting a G3 look-a-like for a while.

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