I'm linking up with another retired Army colonel and forming a team to shoot in a vintage sniper competition in September at Quantico, VA. We'll be shooting at 300 and 600 meters - both using Mosin Nagant M 91/30 PU snipers.
So, I've been working with my two snipers to see which I want to use. I've also got the possibility that my ex-sniper restoration rifle will come back from the expert in time to use. He is not just restoring it but is also polishing and floating the barrel, polishing the feed ramp, etc and working on the trigger - all done within CMP standards for competition. But, I'm not sure if it will be back in time to work with it enough to zero it.
So, my options are:
1. My Repro sniper built of a 1937 Izhevsk with a Ukrainian made PU scope.
2. My '43 Tula sniper with a '42 Progress scope
and an off chance of 3- my '42 Izhevsk ex-sniper restoration that will also mount a '42 Progesss scope.
I spent yesterday aligning the scopes and zeroing them without doing any tweaking. I was actually pretty pleased with both. I am nowgoing to wrap the barrels with a piece of oil soaked cloth as the Soviets did to dampen the harmonics and see if they get any better.
Here are the two check targets of the last 5 rounds I shot from each rifle yesterday.