My Target rifle and my new "toy" (M44)

My Target rifle and my new "toy" (M44)

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    My Target rifle and my new "toy" (M44)

    I won't beat around the bush here. I am a .22 competion rifleman from the UK. .22 is just easier to deal with over here, and I like the set up.

    I am venturing into larger bore rifles now, and have always had an interest in snipers - You guys have my respect.

    I don't want anything to mess up my .22 target shooting, so my full bore shooting is never going to be critical. In fact I decided to go vintage on full bore just so I don't take any habits over and mess up my .22 practice!


    My first full bore rifle is a Polish M44 (7.62x54r). I was looking for a 91/30 PU, but this caught my eye....and wallet!!!

    This has made me want to get a Lee Enfield No.4 with heavy barrel and create a sniper rifle from it.

    It all started when I shot a Lee Enfield for the first time....and loved it! It was so different to my .22 style that I figured I could take it up and not learn any bad habits. Historic is the way forward for me, so within the year I hope to have my Mosin Nagant 91/30PU (1938), a Lee Enfield No.1 MkIII* (1915). longside these I want to create a modernised version of each.


    My main bullet chucker is an Anschutz .22 custom job. Around £4,000 of kit for a .22 - I do take it seriously and have a 97.7% average to prove it 8)


    I hope .22 isn't a bad thing around here! After all, we're all about putting the bullet exactly where we want it... :P

    SOME MORE OF MY .22 PICTURES...







    More gun pics from me here ---> http://www.flickr.com/photos/ravenbl...7594065434709/
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    IMHO the 22LR is the most deadly round out there, due to the fact that so many people neglect and don't respect it.

    What I wouldn't give for my MK II to be suppressed.

    Moving out of "Hell"inois is on the long term plan BTW.
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    USA

    Well, a move to the USA is starting to sound pretty good to me - Just so I can have more freedom (and access to ranges) to shoot!

    If a gun crime happens in the UK, who do the Government clamp down on? Yup, the people they know that have guns...The firearms Certificate holders!!! Gee...I guess the illegal gun owners just don't commit crimes!

    Man, If I were to commit a robbery, the last thing I'd do is submit myself to Police and medical checks, join a gun club as a probationer for 3 months, get a FAC, then buy a competion .22lr single shot target rifle to do the hold up!!!

    "Excuse me everyone, this is a stick up! Please stand exactly 100 meters away and would someone hold a sighter card for me whilst I strap myself in to my jacket and set my side scope up and lay down....right....now give me 20 minutes"

    (No, I wouldn't rob anyone anyway - I'm just saying that you wouldn't go through all of that to get a gun that you would use in a robbery, yet it is the real honest riflemen and women people that do go through all of this that get it in the backside if a gun crime IS commited by an illegal shooter! Go figure!)
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    That is sweet rifle dude. I hear what you are saying about gun laws. The US does give more fredoms then many counties but they still do stupid stuff when it comes to gun laws. I really don't see me risking something I love like firearms and shooting (and or course my feedom) for something stupid like robbing someone.
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    Yeah...

    I am squeeky clean when it comes to the law. Even a driving offence in the UK can cost you your licence!

    Next time you go over the speed limit, think about never being able to legally shoot again!!! Harsh but true (and it's why I drive a 50hp van!!!)

    The thing that really winds me up is that we try to educate people about firearms, and yet toy guns (BB etc) are openly available as play things. Guns and ammo are not toys. Better education is needed - not stricter laws!

    Damn this horse is high!!! Enough about gun laws! thanks for the comment though
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    hello
    Nice set up ravenblack, what type of rear and front is that and is it a magnifing one?


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    Anschutz 20 click (half click) rear with extended tube (for rigidity and anti glare). Full colour set of lenses and polarising filters.

    The foresight is a 0.3x eagle eye and since this photo was taken I've added a custom foresight adjuster to go between 25,50 and 100m (this way I don't have to move the rearsight and alter my eye position). I use a 3.4mm clear disc foresight element.







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    Hello
    I've had a few anschutz over the year but one as nice as that. Do you shoot 3 position with it?
    One of my next buys is going to be a new rear sight apiture, how much does the polarising filter help? It will be going on my 7mm-08 target rifle with probable a sight extention also.
    Do you no if thay can calibrate you rear sight adjustment so you have .25MOA click with the sight radius you have?

    Cliffy

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    7.62x54r is an accurate round with handloads, but don't expect any accuracy using most over-the-counter or suplus rounds. Best I could get with my MN 91/30 was 1" at 100 yds, but with handloads I can get .5 at 200.

    Nice rifles BTW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliffy
    Hello
    I've had a few anschutz over the year but one as nice as that. Do you shoot 3 position with it?
    One of my next buys is going to be a new rear sight apiture, how much does the polarising filter help? It will be going on my 7mm-08 target rifle with probable a sight extention also.
    Do you no if thay can calibrate you rear sight adjustment so you have .25MOA click with the sight radius you have?

    Cliffy
    I shoot prone, but might give 3P a try at some point.

    The polarising filter is so good you don't even know that you are using it. The sight picture stays at a good constant light level . I was surprised at how bright it hd got on one occasion, as I started shooting when it ws cloudy and finished with the sun out. I didn't notice the change.

    The 20 click sight has no calibration that I know of...but it does give 0.0788 MOA per click (Factory figures) from the box, which is pretty damned good for taking a pin out in each shot. In real terms where results can be seen (rule of thumb, and not the real math!), it takes about about 16 clicks to go from one side of a competion 25yd target 10 ring to the other (1/2" 10 ring). I find it very good at getting the pin out each time. I used these to get my first 100/100.
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