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October-November 2019 AK/SKS vs MINI 14/30 vs M1 carbine 10 shot challenge

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by lionking, Sep 29, 2019.

  1. 1KPerDay

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    Mind if I ask you your handload for the carbine?
     
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    Wow! Better than any group I've ever shot with garands or carbines. I mostly shoot steel while running around though.
     
  3. DownEaster

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    It's a bog standard M1 carbine load;

    Mixed brass
    CCI small rifle primer
    14.5 grs of H110
    Hornady 110 gr FMJ
    1.680" C.O.L.
     
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  4. MutinousDoug

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    My 03-A3 and Garand shoot better than the Carbine when I take the time to memorize where the bull is before I change focus to the front sight, especially at range. I shoot mostly High Power and the CMP vintage rifle games so shooting at 100 yds, off bags, slow fire doesn't give me many excuses.
     
  5. 1KPerDay

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    I need to get some learnin' on rifles at some point
     
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    Thanks.
     
  7. lionking

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    impressive!
     
  8. lionking

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    Some good M1 and SKS entries in the last posts, I took Merle's advice and ordered some Golden Tiger to try, too late to enter it in my Russian SKS since I already posted a entry but will let you know who it does.
     
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  9. lionking

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    took your advice and tested Golden Tiger in the Russian SKS, it does seem to do better but there are always shots that go wide once the gun warms up, 10 shot test was a low shooting group, so if I use the ammo from now on I'll have to sight it in again.

    I just don't get the groups in my two SKS that some of you do and I have tried several brands. 100_2729.JPG
     
  10. lionking

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    Norinco SKS, have tried several brands, today did 10 shots of Tula score 85, Red Army and Golden Tiger score 86, Red Army did the best

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    Norinco SKS
    class 3 iron sights rested
    Red Army 124gr FMJ
    score 92-2X IMG_5481.JPG 100_2732.JPG
     
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  11. lionking

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    Norinco SKS
    class 1 standing
    Red Army 124gr
    score 62
    100_2728.JPG
     
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  12. Merle1

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    my SKS is a Romanian, and every single brand of ammo requires a sight change - sometimes just going fro HP to FMJ is a big difference - it drives me nuts being so picky! :confused:
     
  13. lionking

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    My experience is many guns are like that from AR-15, to lever actions and so on. Last month took friends shooting, they bought Federal .223 to shoot in my AR, they kept missing the gong, gave them Winchester 5.56 ammo that it is sighted in to and they never missed the gong after.
     
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  14. MutinousDoug

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    This looks like an 89 unless I'm missing something?

    Also, I score 73 on the 2nd target
     
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  15. lionking

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    whoops my mistake, used the calculator again you are correct 89, must have hit too many on the calculator first time lol. Was a long day shooting, 5 hours worth kinda tired t the time
     
  16. lionking

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    Can't find the target I did at the range rested, might have left it there so I'll just post a target I did months ago for info sake, it is not a entry. M1 carbine blue sky import from south Korea back from the late 80's , person I bought it from then must have replace the stock no way it is original to the gun. It would be a score of 92 if I was entering but I'm not, the one recent that I lost was similar no idea what the score was. 100_1134.jpg IMG_6242.JPG
     
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  17. lionking

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    And the M1 carbine standing

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    M1 carbine Inland Blue Sky import
    class 1 standing
    Prvi ammo
    score 77 100_2740.JPG
     
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  18. lionking

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    Glad Merle mentioned Golden Tiger ammo, worked well in my SAR-1 AK, better than 124 gr Tula and Red Army which shot higher. However 122 gr Tula and Red Army has shot well in it but 124 gr is all I had.

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    Romanian SAR-1
    Golden Tiger 124 gr
    score 89-1X
    015.JPG 100_2766.JPG
     
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  19. lionking

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    Tried standing once, actually did a somewhat tight group except for one shot.

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    Romanian SAR-1
    Golden Tiger 124 gr
    class 1 standing
    score 74
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  20. mljdeckard

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    I wish I would have been watching more closely, I would have had some time to line this up. I would have dusted off my Yugo and my Inland.
     
  21. lionking

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    Alright friends went through the entries, some fine entries and scores thanks to all who entered. Surprised no one entered with a scoped or optic was hoping to see what a AK, SKS and MINI 14 would show with optics. BUT anyone can add later after the fact if you wish.

    congrats to

    class 1 standing, Garrett with a Norinco AK in .223 score 84-1X
    class 3 rested with iron sights, MuntinousDoug with a Winchester M1 carbine score 95-1X
     
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  22. Merle1

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    yep, congrats to all who entered, and most of all, thanks to lionkingg for hosting! :thumbup:
     
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