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Old 08-03-2018, 07:30 AM
8milimeter 8milimeter is offline
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Has anyone ever shot a 10x score slow prone at a sanctioned CMP GSV match ?
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Old 08-03-2018, 08:56 AM
canes7 canes7 is online now
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My best was 100-7x, that I can remember. No one I know has done a 10x, legally.

Edited to add.. I have shot a 10x, rapid sitting back in the Iron Age. When I wrote this I was thinking in context of games matches.
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Old 08-03-2018, 03:25 PM
champ0608 champ0608 is online now
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Its a tall order with an as-issued military rifle (its hard enough with a service rifle). It would take a good shooter with a great gun to do it. I wouldn't bet that its never been done, but I've never seen it.

I've shot a couple 6x cleans with a really good Garand, and a 7x with an original NM 1903. I've also never gotten more than 8x with an A2 service rifle or a fully slicked up NM M1.

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Old 08-04-2018, 09:27 PM
britrifles britrifles is offline
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Not at a match, but I shot this with my M1 Special with a new Criterion barrel I had just installed and Creedmoor Match ammo a few weeks ago at the TMP. After the second shot I came down one click on the rear sight. This was prone slow fire with coat and sling. I knew I threw shot # 8 to the left, almost out of the 10 ring. The Creedmoor ammo is like a laser beam.


I think I may have shot a 100-8x with my No. 4 Enfield at 200, but will have to look for the photo. That was with 174 gr SMK handloads.

None of it counts, since itís not at a CMP Match. But, that would be something to work towards. But, wonít help my standing scores any!

I bet someone has done it.
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Old 08-05-2018, 07:01 AM
ERE99 ERE99 is offline
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I've often wondered the same thing.
Hindsight being 20/20 as it is, I've also wondered "what if" on some of my own shooting, one instance in particular.... When I was in the NCARNG, I was OIC of our battalion rifle team as a young 1Lt. We shot "M16 Combat Rifle" which was pretty much a modified high power course. The first stage though was 100 yds rapid fire standing.
Military matches, or at least these, we're 5 points per shot, 50 points/stage, and X's were V's.
In 1992, at the state AG's match, my guys, and this fresh out of college Lt, partied a bit on Friday night...Heavy Engineer unit, go figure.. (Individual match was Saturday, team match on Sunday). I stepped to the 100yd line on Saturday morning with a raging headache and a queasy stomach. The NC State record at the time was 50-7V. I shot a 50-5V. Our team tea-totaller coach and spotter, a fine E6, couldn't believe it, lol, and actually requested a recheck of the target.
I ended the day as the state champion at 100 and 300yds and finished 3rd overal in the state. We won the team match on Sunday, earning us a trip to the Winston P Wilson matches that year.

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Old 08-20-2019, 08:47 AM
ceresco ceresco is offline
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I shot a 9x in a 100yd CMP match with my Remington 1903A3 and 110gr Hornady spire points some years ago. I used too much cheek pressure and I felt the buttplate slip on my shoulder for the one shot that went left. Haven't come that close again.... Today, I would say my Criterion 1917 is my most accurate GSV rifle. Good Shooting. ...
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Old 08-20-2019, 09:48 AM
la Fiere la Fiere is online now
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My games Garand is definitely capable of it, I'm not.

I have the habit, (probably a bad one), of not making sight adjustments if my POI is safely inside the 10-ring, but not perfectly centered, for fear of screwing something up. The cleans I have shot have not had the group centered on the X-ring.
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