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Garand Scout Rifle Project

Discussion in 'Long Guns' started by Water Monkey, Mar 3, 2015.

  1. Water Monkey

    Water Monkey The man, the myth, the monkey Moderator Supporter

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  2. Rossignol

    Rossignol The Original Sheriff Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator Sponsor

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    Holy smokes that's awesome!
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  3. Water Monkey

    Water Monkey The man, the myth, the monkey Moderator Supporter

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    it's definitely a little on the heavy side. But hopefully I can sneak out to get it all sighted in. Gonna get the zero at 100 yards and then start ringing the 10" and possibly the 4" gong at 200 yards.
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  4. Water Monkey

    Water Monkey The man, the myth, the monkey Moderator Supporter

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    wind projection is looking awful for this weekend considering we have a snow storm coming in Friday.

    looks like skeet shooting is on the menu on Saturday. Haven't busted clays in over a year since the injury. Time to get some!
  5. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Staff Member Global Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Enjoy it brother...
  6. old mossy

    old mossy Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    ,,,,3 to 5",,,,,,25-30mph winds,,,,,,:eek:
  7. Water Monkey

    Water Monkey The man, the myth, the monkey Moderator Supporter

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    Wind projecting to be in the 7mph area.... thinking the long gun range is back on the menu.
  8. oli700

    oli700 12g Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    after you get used to the set up you need to shoot those windy days , a smorgasbord of emotions.......I haven't really tried an -06 in wind, the 556 a bit though. I imagine the 06 would be nicer lol.

    have you talked about the ammo you will be using and I missed it ?
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  9. Water Monkey

    Water Monkey The man, the myth, the monkey Moderator Supporter

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    Totally!

    Shooting prvi partisan 150 gr M2 ball. Also some surplus Greek hxp. Prvi is my main stock.
  10. oli700

    oli700 12g Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    I wonder what weight you can get away with in a Garand......since I became seriouse about working loads and grouping I really realized what ammo brings to the table.......crappy ammo make a good gun look bad,.... as you know
  11. Water Monkey

    Water Monkey The man, the myth, the monkey Moderator Supporter

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    Hornady makes a 168gr match ammo for the Garand. I'll pick some up later on in the year.

    I can also buy a gas plug that allows me to shoot modern commercial ammo loads
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  12. Water Monkey

    Water Monkey The man, the myth, the monkey Moderator Supporter

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    OK…. Range Report:

    Hit the range after the snow storm yesterday. Had about 3" of snow on the ground. 35*F, limited wind around 5-7mph when it was blowing. Blowing towards my face so limited impact on bullet trajectory:

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    Started out on the 100 yard line locking in the zero on the Scope:

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    First 3 shots are far left and high. I walked it in on the 4th group

    Zeroed with Pvi Partizan 150gr M2 Ball. Wanted to see how it matched up with surplus Greek HXP:

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    Prvi on top Greek on the bottom… Prvi groups better. I hit the Greek with 2 clips because the first clip scattered like a MF shotgun. BTW the dot is a 2 MOA dot

    Took my time on a slow fire on the Prvi and got under 3 MOA which basically cut my MOA in half using the scope:

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    Hit the 200 yard line with medium fire:

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    Kinda bummed because I forgot to reset my windage to my zero. It was 1/2 MOA off from verified zero to the right. I was still kinda playing with the zero before I left the 100 yard bench and I forgot to reset it back to my preferred settings. So as you can see I'm about 1" off to the right.

    Ringing STEEL at 200 yards Bitches:

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    Bench shooting at 200 yards I was ringing steel with ease. Standing couldn't nail the 10" plate, Sitting hit 2/8, prone hit 3/8. The rifle did have some weight to it but I was having some difficulty keeping the scope from moving since I didn't have a complete cheek weld even when using the sling. I didn't feel bad there was another shooter with a 308 AR I let him have a go at my steel and he only hit 1/5 shots from prone with his rifle.
  13. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Staff Member Global Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Great shooting! Nicely done Sir.

    I suppose the freezing wind could have contributed to the difficulty shooting off-hand. I always have a difficult time shooting well when it's really cold out. My muscles are constantly shivering and moving, so it's hard to stay on target. Then again I am from Texas, so I haven't had much cold weather shooting practice...
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  14. old mossy

    old mossy Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    Nice shooting WM.

    Extra 5 points for braving the cold and snow.;)
  15. Water Monkey

    Water Monkey The man, the myth, the monkey Moderator Supporter

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    It warmed up to about 45*f. Felt great considering we've had temps in the teens. I'm thinking it was me.
  16. old mossy

    old mossy Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    Must be my old bones.:)
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  17. oli700

    oli700 12g Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    1 out of 5......prone.......AR 10......200 yards......sucks he does

    I'll give you time, get used to the set up.

    any idea what to realistically expect from your rifle ?
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  18. Water Monkey

    Water Monkey The man, the myth, the monkey Moderator Supporter

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    Lol I was thinking that too. Think he had a bipod. He Dressed like a tier one operator.

    Realistically, bench I'm looking to get 2 Moa.

    I need to work on my form for the other positions. I want to hit steel 5/8 or better from standing, sitting, prone at 200 yards.
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  19. oli700

    oli700 12g Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    sounds like a good and obtainable goal....

    I am actually better prone than anything......although I have never shot from a true bench rest set up


    standing that far is tough , I always end up looking like one of those Olympic guys
  20. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Staff Member Global Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Better'n me, I just end up looking like an @$$hole...

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