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I went shooting (with a rifle, as opposed to other firearms) for the third time the other day. The rifle I used was an Old No.4 modified to fire the .22 round, using open sights. I got a 1" (or less, haven't gotten my results back yet, but it was less than an inch) group at 25m with It, I'm going to TRY and get a picture up, when i get it back, and then get it up on the internet and hosted.

(sorry if its in teh wrong place but...I figure this is the only real place for it besides 'misc.' and because there is a picture going up this was where it should be...)
 

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Was the group shot from a standing position? Or unsupported? Keep us posted! It sounds like you are on the verge of getting the shooting bug.

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Was the group shot from a standing position? Or unsupported? Keep us posted! It sounds like you are on the verge of getting the shooting bug.

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Prone, I'm in the British Air Cadets, I've been into the military and general shooting stuff for ages - hell, I thinkt the only two sites i still check with info on guns in general any more are here and www.world.guns.ru

Being british, and not having anyone on the family who agrees with guns, or anyone I know that has any its been hard getting hold of them. But We go shooting every now and then, its my best group so far. hell, a couple of month ago it would have got me a marksmans badge for my uniform.

Personally I can't wait to leave school (only a few months now) and Join teh army. (always wanted to join the RAF, but recently changed my mind and decided to go for the Army. ) then I get to play with the SA80...mmm fun. it's not as bad as everyone makes out either! anyway, i got a little off topic there so..... thanks!
 

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Doesn't your cadet force have the 556 cadet rifle, the bolt action SA-80?
 

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Doesn't your cadet force have the 556 cadet rifle, the bolt action SA-80?
It's not Bolt action, it's semi auto, but yes, we do.
Unfotunately the rifles that we trained on got moved because they weren't 'safe' (They were on a Territirial Army Base along with a LOT of fully auto SA80's, its stupid) And we need to do something like 10 hours dry training with it and that means we've got to get to someowhere with the rifles.

It makes for a lot of runaround, but I should soon be qualified for it. Shame of it is by the time I am I'm likely to have joined the armed forces...

Edit: If your lucky enough you also get to fire the LSW, which is unmodified from the proper army version.
 

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The cadet rifle (L98?), is a straight pull bolt action SA-80, it is not semi-automatic, as it has no gas parts.

Are you sure the rifles you had (which were taken away as not being safe), were not simply normal SA-80's with the gas plug set to gas cut-off?

Anyway, I would seriously advise you not to leave school and go straight into the army at 16/17. Surely you want to have a little fun, shag around first? Go to college or something for a couple of years, get some worldly experience....
 

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Yimmy said:
The cadet rifle (L98?), is a straight pull bolt action SA-80, it is not semi-automatic, as it has no gas parts.

Are you sure the rifles you had (which were taken away as not being safe), were not simply normal SA-80's with the gas plug set to gas cut-off?

Anyway, I would seriously advise you not to leave school and go straight into the army at 16/17. Surely you want to have a little fun, shag around first? Go to college or something for a couple of years, get some worldly experience....
It could be that they were normal SA80's, tha would explain why they thought they we're unsafe because you could easily convert them to full auto...hmmm.

Worldly Experience.....Hmmm, I need money for that, and I aint got none.
And probably a driving License, yet again, missing that one.
Ill figure it out in the end, probably will end up getting A levels yes.

Going shooting again This thursday (9th?) So I'll tell you how it goes.
 

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Yimmy said:
Anyway, I would seriously advise you not to leave school and go straight into the army at 16/17. Surely you want to have a little fun, shag around first? Go to college or something for a couple of years, get some worldly experience....
From the people who've spent time enlisted in the U.S. military, you'll have a lot more time to party in the military than you will in college 'cause in college, there ain't no free time: once you're out of class, you're in your books/lab/section, etc.

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Scatch Maroo, I don't know where you studied, but in England college and university are not like that!

Over here you can but in f*** all effort and still get decent grades through cramming at the last minute... Hell, when I went through my A levels for two years I got ****-faced every Friday/Saturday night, and had a good few pints many a lunch time!

Here college and university are an excuse for a 5 year piss-up.
6 Years if you take a Masters.
 

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you have plenty of time for stuff in college if you manage your time well, dont work too many hours
i work too many hours but have infinite time for doing other stuff including study while im working nights sometimes :)
get on the good side of my professors, let them know im motivated and do well on thier exams
some people party and get drunk/high every weekend... i dont get high and i rarely drink and i only occasionally go to parties but i could if i really wanted to i could make time for them every weekened no problem
during the day (6am till 7-9pm (depending on teh day) im real real busy and usually either working or in class/studying
 

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Went back down on the range!

So, Lets go over the criteria - I need 75 points for marksman. (max 100)
25pts for a 1" group
20pts for a 1.5" group
15 pts for a 2" group

So far I have 1 good 1" group, a good 1.5" group and a four shot !" group with a declared 3rd round badly aimed shot (still counts as a 1" group cos it was declared, thankfully.)

So - I have 70 points. I'm happy, I have to fire a 2" group next time I go down on teh range, and then I have my marksmans badge (squadron marksman.)
Which I'm presonally chuffed with, I said that I would try and get pics up as soon as possible, but until I've fired my 4th target at under 2" I can't have my targets back because they need to be sent off for checking etc.
 

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Xatmog146: I've been shooting for quite some time now, and for a 3rd time group that's pretty good. Have fun shooting the SA80, I shot the C-7 and Cadet summer camp this year and it's damned fun!

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I'm glad you had fun with the C7 LongRange. The first time I fired it was over the summer as well. I did my Basic and Soldier courses for the Reserves. It is very smooth and I love having a scope to help at 200 meters. If I ever get my scanner back I will put some picks up of it and the C6 and C9 machine guns.

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The C6 is an FN MAG, one of the most common MGs out in the world today. The C9 is a FN M249, occasionally with an Elcan sight on it. Not too much of a stretch to imagine, if not find pictures.
 

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"It is very smooth and I love having a scope to help at 200 meters"

Surely with the long sight radius of the C7 it must be easy to hit the 200m target?
What range do you shoot to in Canada anyway?
 

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For The basic we shot at 100 meters and 200 meters. The c7 was not difficult to use at those ranges at all, especially with the 3.5X scope. The targets were easy to hit.
 
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