Another trip to the range

Another trip to the range

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    Another trip to the range

    I had such a good time at the range last time I went, I felt another trip was in order.

    My son has a pretty accurate K-31 that we've only shot with iron sights. I've had some Swiss Products gear (clamp on scope mount, muzzle brake, etc) for it for some time, but my son has never indicated any interest in using it. Yesterday I decided to mount a scope on the K31 and take it shooting. I didn't have much time, so I went to Lincoln (15 minute drive instead of 1 hour to Sac Valley Shooting Center).

    I clamped the mount on, slipped a Bushnell Elite 5-15 scope on the mount, installed the muzzle brake on the barrel and snapped a cheek rest on the butt. Elapsed time...about 5 minutes.

    Here's what the K-31 looks like all tarted up...



    After getting it on paper and reasonably lined up at 25 yards, I set up some targets at 100 yards. First I tried some GP11...the gold standard in military ammo.



    Then with my handloads...



    I had some Hornady 168 gr Amax commercial and some Norma 200 grain Diamond 7.5 Swiss ammo also and both did pretty well.

    I then set up some targets at 200 yards (the max at Lincoln) and gave it a try. The 200 yard line at Lincoln is very high...it is made so that you shoot over the 100 yard berm, so the targets are about 10 feet higher than the firing line. Plus the bullets pass pretty close to the 100 yard berm as they go over it, which could have an affect on a breezy day, like it was.

    At any rate, because of the higher targets and the offset mounting of the scope, it was a challenge to get a good cheek weld on the rifle. I dialed in an elevation adjustment and tried my handloads first. I noted that the point of impact shifted considerable to the right. So much so, that after two shots I felt like I better adjust the scope, lest the rounds land completely off target.



    Then the GP11 (and you can see why I call it the Gold Standard in 7.5 Swiss ammo) .63 MOA!


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    Pretty dang nice, great groups.

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    Nice. Love old rifles like this.

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    Thanks for sharing! Makes me want to get out my Lee Enfield.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mamalukino View Post
    Pretty dang nice, great groups.
    Quote Originally Posted by JasonL1973 View Post
    Nice. Love old rifles like this.
    Quote Originally Posted by scrmblr1982cj8 View Post
    Thanks for sharing! Makes me want to get out my Lee Enfield.



    Thanks, guys.

    The clamp-on scope mount for the K-31 is amazingly solid and requires no drilling/tapping to the receiver. The only problem with it is that it mounts the scope about 3/4" to the right of the bore center, making it a little awkward to get a solid cheek weld. This was my first time shooting the K-31 with a scope and I believe practice will improve performance.

    The Swiss GP11 ammo/K-31 Swiss rifle is an amazing combination.

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    Those are nice groups! Nice rifle too!

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    Very cool. Rifles like that are soaked in history. Absolutely dripping with it.

    I'd love to see it sporting period mounts and optic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by black5.3 View Post
    Those are nice groups! Nice rifle too!
    Quote Originally Posted by Orkan View Post
    Very cool. Rifles like that are soaked in history. Absolutely dripping with it.

    I'd love to see it sporting period mounts and optic.
    Thanks, guys

    I'm watching a few Swiss Sniper rifles on an auction...K31/42 and a ZFK/55, but both are likely to be way out of my price range.

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