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    I shot in the Sniper Rifle Competition this weekend. Since it was not a CMP sanctioned shoot, they allowed all generations of sniper rifles on the line and then just classified the weapons for scoring. There were lots of 03A4s, a few M21s and a few M1Ds - but my teammate and I were the only ones shooting the Soviet PUs. Most people who shoot vintage sniper rifles here consider them to be low quality - "Russian Junk" as they were referred to before the competition.

    But, the results say something different. On Day 1 we shot individual score at 300 and 600 yards.Skip and I both held our own at both ranges and outshot many. Clearly, at those ranges, once you have a solid rifle, it is about the shooter and even with the lower-power scope, one can compete.

    Day 2 was individual 600 yards and then a 2 man competition at 300 and 600 yards. Again, we did well but I made two rookie mistakes that cost us some points - I htink we could have easily won the vintage team competition.

    Lesson learned - make sure ALL of your screws are tight and make sure your windage knob wasn't jarred.

    I'm looking forward to the next match!!


    Here are some photos:

    This one shows me (the second shooter in) just after firing.

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    Here is Skip - my son spotted and scored for us both days.

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    And here are the two old retired Army Colonels after the 600 yard individual match.

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    MarkV
    COL, U.S. Army (Ret.)

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    Awesome, Mark! Thank you so much for sharing! You have been my firearms guru and I hope to start the ball rolling on my own Mosin sniper today!

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    Great shooting and thanks for showing....BILL
    "As long as there are brave men and warriors the halls of Valhalla will never be silent or empty"

    In memory of my father William T. Grist December 26, 1920--September 10, 2009..
    901st. Ordnance H.A.M. North Africa, Italy, Southern France....ETO
    Also in memory of my mother Jane Kidd Grist Feb. 22, 1920-- September 27, 2009... WWll War bride May 1942...

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    I bet it was a great time, and nothing like being the underdog. Well done Sir.

    Eric
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    Nice photos.!!

    Thanks for sharing
    Collect ROA, Cossack, Schuma and other WW2 Volunteer militaria.

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