So I have a Springfield Model 1903, receiver is 6 digit year 1917, Remington 1943 barrel and Sporter stock with some kind of aftermarket sights on the receiver.
Ive read about receiver failures but decided to shoot it anyways. It quickly became one of my more favorite rifles. Very fun to shoot. Everything about it I love. I might be a little bias but they dont make em like they used too.
Anyhow what can I expect at the range. I was just pumkin killin today. Did great, didnt even have to adjust the sights its dead on, perfect. Probably more accurate than I can be, especially with irons. But along with the pumkins we put a brick up just for fun. But I had a hard time seeing it at 100 yards or slightly less. The front sight on the barrel was getting close to the same size at the target.
So how far out can I expect what kind of groups? How far out is reasonable to shoot a pop can? I am not a hunter and like to shoot at the range often, off hand and off bench. Our range is out to 1000 yards. Is it even reasonable to shoot out that far on irons? I would guess not, but If it is how big of a target would one use? If not how far is reasonable to shoot with irons? I am going to guess about 3 to 400 yards? What size target would one use at that distance?