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Old 01-22-2010, 02:29 PM   #21
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That's crazy that he's compensating for 23 feet of bullet drop. And that fact that he's shooting that accurately with such an awful scope. Not only the fact that it's only 3.5 power, but if that's the original scope from 1942, it must be cloudy as hell. Imagine what he could do with a more modern and powerful scope.

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That's crazy that he's compensating for 23 feet of bullet drop. And that fact that he's shooting that accurately with such an awful scope. Not only the fact that it's only 3.5 power, but if that's the original scope from 1942, it must be cloudy as hell. Imagine what he could do with a more modern and powerful scope.

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There are a few tricks people use to shoot at those distances. There's old Army stories floating around of recruits watching a DI shoot a 1911A1 at targets 200 yards or so away and hitting nearly every time. Unbeknownst to the trainees, the DI's had earlier picked a large enough object to see with the sights and shoot. They would then place their target where the bullets impacted and make it appear they could hit the target without thinking about it. Some of that may be going on here, not really marksmanship.
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That's crazy that he's compensating for 23 feet of bullet drop. And that fact that he's shooting that accurately with such an awful scope. Not only the fact that it's only 3.5 power, but if that's the original scope from 1942, it must be cloudy as hell. Imagine what he could do with a more modern and powerful scope.

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I have a 1937 German Ajack 4x90 that is better than most modern hunting scopes. My PU has a late 1950's soviet scope on it. Crystal clear. Military scopes are easier to use at distance. The Range turret is marked in 50 yard/meter increments from 1 to 13, 13 being 1300 meters. They are also calibrated for the specific rifle model & cartridge. The scope used on the Soviet SVT is calibrated for that rifle and cartridge. Both use the PU scope, but are calibrated differently. Modern Military scopes can be changed for different calibers by changing the cam in the turret. There is no trick shooting involved. These rifles and scopes were made for 1 purpose. Hitting a man at great distances. Very simple operation.

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I'd go for .223 - .22s will have no chance. Although my club doesn't shoot further than 300m most times, those experienced can go out to 400m depending, and give the SMLEs a run for their money. So you won't have any problem with the distances you're talking about.

Apologies in advance if this is a slight thread-hijack - but I took these pics yesterday and figured this might be a good place rather than starting up a brand new thread for it alone.







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HAHA don't think i'll be buying that anytime soon.

looking to stay under 1k for the total package, rifle/scope/bipod

I was looking at this. Rem 700 .223 w/scope. what do you think? good buy or not? i have no experience with Nikon scopes.

Remington 700 VLS .223 w/ Nikon 6.5x20x44 UCC 223 : Bolt Action at GunBroker.com

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The Rem 700 is pretty reliable; one of the members of my club bought one last October and his shooting has much improved since he got it. Sorry I don't know about Nikon scopes; hopefully a way more experienced (and that wouldn't take much, as I know bugger-all really heh) member here can help you out. All the scopes I've used have been 3-9x 40mm Bushnells.

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If you are looking at 22 & 17, You may want to check out a 204. the step from rimmed and center fire.

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