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Reaquaited with an old friend

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by armoredman, Feb 13, 2009.

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  1. armoredman

    armoredman Member

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    I realized I hadn't shot my old Enfield No4 MK1* in some time...

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    ...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.

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    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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    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.
     
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    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.
     
  4. Duke of Doubt

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    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.
     
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    Very nice!
     
  6. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

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    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
     
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    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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