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Buddy and I hit the 100-yard outdoor range we frequent yesterday
afternoon. Weather was pretty nice. Many parts of the range grounds were
pretty muddy and as we both were wearing decent sneaks, we kept to the
dryer parts. It was CZ day for me, with my pistol and carbine, both in 9
mm. I was using Sellier & Bellot ball ammo, 124 grain, the range ammo I
like because it is non-ferrous, brass-cased, inexpensive, reliable, and
clean. Czech ammo for Czech firearms!

Buddy, whose retirement gig is being a gunsmith, helped me sight-in the
red dots on the firearms. I have a new red dot for the rifle and just
recently properly attached a red dot to the pistol. He's very good at
this sighting in; I am not. I set out paper targets at 50 yards for the
carbine and about 12 yards for the pistol.

After a few warm up shots, I was getting 1" to 2" groups with the
pistol. I couldn't believe it. My buddy was, basically, getting multiple
hits in the same hole at that 12 yard distance. He's a really good shot.
With the CZ carbine at 50 yards, I was also shooting 1" to 2" groups.
Probably could do better if I used a bipod. The red dot is zeroed for
that distance now. If I shoot it at 100 yards, I can just point the red
dot a hair or two higher.

Burned through 270 rounds.

Buddy has an almost brand new M1 of Korean War vintage he recently
inherited from a family member whose dad sneaked it back from that war.
It was brand new when it was issued to the relative, and seems to be in
near-perfect shape. It didn't visit the range yesterday, but I did get
to handle it and look it over. Beautiful rifle.

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On Tue, 4 Feb 2020 09:08:46 -0500, Keyser Soze wrote:

Buddy and I hit the 100-yard outdoor range we frequent yesterday
afternoon. Weather was pretty nice. Many parts of the range grounds were
pretty muddy and as we both were wearing decent sneaks, we kept to the
dryer parts. It was CZ day for me, with my pistol and carbine, both in 9
mm. I was using Sellier & Bellot ball ammo, 124 grain, the range ammo I
like because it is non-ferrous, brass-cased, inexpensive, reliable, and
clean. Czech ammo for Czech firearms!

Buddy, whose retirement gig is being a gunsmith, helped me sight-in the
red dots on the firearms. I have a new red dot for the rifle and just
recently properly attached a red dot to the pistol. He's very good at
this sighting in; I am not. I set out paper targets at 50 yards for the
carbine and about 12 yards for the pistol.

After a few warm up shots, I was getting 1" to 2" groups with the
pistol. I couldn't believe it. My buddy was, basically, getting multiple
hits in the same hole at that 12 yard distance. He's a really good shot.
With the CZ carbine at 50 yards, I was also shooting 1" to 2" groups.
Probably could do better if I used a bipod. The red dot is zeroed for
that distance now. If I shoot it at 100 yards, I can just point the red
dot a hair or two higher.

Burned through 270 rounds.

Buddy has an almost brand new M1 of Korean War vintage he recently
inherited from a family member whose dad sneaked it back from that war.
It was brand new when it was issued to the relative, and seems to be in
near-perfect shape. It didn't visit the range yesterday, but I did get
to handle it and look it over. Beautiful rifle.


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On Tue, 4 Feb 2020 09:08:46 -0500, Keyser Soze wrote:

Buddy has an almost brand new M1 of Korean War vintage he recently
inherited from a family member whose dad sneaked it back from that war.
It was brand new when it was issued to the relative, and seems to be in
near-perfect shape. It didn't visit the range yesterday, but I did get
to handle it and look it over. Beautiful rifle.


I had them everywhere I was in the Coast Guard. It is a nice piece of
hardware but I prefer V2.0 The M14/M1A. There are a number of
improvements over Mr Garand's original effort.
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On Tue, 4 Feb 2020 09:08:46 -0500, Keyser Soze wrote:

Buddy has an almost brand new M1 of Korean War vintage he recently
inherited from a family member whose dad sneaked it back from that war.
It was brand new when it was issued to the relative, and seems to be in
near-perfect shape. It didn't visit the range yesterday, but I did get
to handle it and look it over. Beautiful rifle.


I had them everywhere I was in the Coast Guard. It is a nice piece of
hardware but I prefer V2.0 The M14/M1A. There are a number of
improvements over Mr Garand's original effort.

—-

I have had them both and have enjoyed them both. Btw the M1 was a National Match. I should have kept it. The M1A was great but prone, the box got in my way. Eh, I should have kept it too.
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On Tue, 4 Feb 2020 17:49:00 -0800 (PST), Tim
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On Tue, 4 Feb 2020 09:08:46 -0500, Keyser Soze wrote:

Buddy has an almost brand new M1 of Korean War vintage he recently
inherited from a family member whose dad sneaked it back from that war.
It was brand new when it was issued to the relative, and seems to be in
near-perfect shape. It didn't visit the range yesterday, but I did get
to handle it and look it over. Beautiful rifle.


I had them everywhere I was in the Coast Guard. It is a nice piece of
hardware but I prefer V2.0 The M14/M1A. There are a number of
improvements over Mr Garand's original effort.

—-

I have had them both and have enjoyed them both. Btw the M1 was a National Match. I should have kept it. The M1A was great but prone, the box got in my way. Eh, I should have kept it too.


I have a 10 round magazine for mine that is really pretty short if
that was what I wanted to do and another one that is only 4 in case I
wanted to go deer hunting. I am not sure where they are tho. Probably
in the big file cabinet I have with other gun stuff and ammo. My ready
service lock box has 20 and 30 round mags in it. One is full of
tracers.



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I have a 10 round magazine for mine that is really pretty short if
that was what I wanted to do and another one that is only 4 in case I
wanted to go deer hunting. I am not sure where they are tho. Probably
in the big file cabinet I have with other gun stuff and ammo. My ready
service lock box has 20 and 30 round mags in it. One is full of
tracers.

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Mine had a 20rd box and I never did anything about it. Probably should have..
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On Tue, 04 Feb 2020 20:32:42 -0500, wrote:

I prefer V2.0 The M14/M1A. There are a number of
improvements over Mr Garand's original effort.


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Absolutely right.
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On Tue, 4 Feb 2020 17:49:00 -0800 (PST), Tim
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I have a 10 round magazine for mine that is really pretty short if
that was what I wanted to do and another one that is only 4 in case I
wanted to go deer hunting. I am not sure where they are tho. Probably
in the big file cabinet I have with other gun stuff and ammo. My ready
service lock box has 20 and 30 round mags in it. One is full of
tracers.


I had some .303 tracers but they got damp and moldy, but in the 30.06. There has beknownst to be some armor piercing laying around..
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On 2/5/20 11:02 AM, wrote:
On Tue, 04 Feb 2020 20:32:42 -0500,
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I prefer V2.0 The M14/M1A. There are a number of
improvements over Mr Garand's original effort.


===

Absolutely right.


Never fired any of these. Hopefully will get the chance.

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On Wed, 5 Feb 2020 08:06:55 -0800 (PST), Tim
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On Tue, 4 Feb 2020 17:49:00 -0800 (PST), Tim
wrote:
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I have a 10 round magazine for mine that is really pretty short if
that was what I wanted to do and another one that is only 4 in case I
wanted to go deer hunting. I am not sure where they are tho. Probably
in the big file cabinet I have with other gun stuff and ammo. My ready
service lock box has 20 and 30 round mags in it. One is full of
tracers.


I had some .303 tracers but they got damp and moldy, but in the 30.06. There has beknownst to be some armor piercing laying around..


All of the 30-06 we had on the ship was AP, in M1 clips. (dated 1945)
My dad said that was all they issued toward the end of the war because
it would punch through almost anything. That was pretty handy in
street fighting. If several guys unloaded on someone behind a brick
wall, they would poke a hole in it and a 30-06 could punch through
lightly armored vehicles.


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