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Old 04-13-2016, 07:54 PM
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What are the procedures for loading a 1903 Springfield on the rapid strings? Is it Five and Five?
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Old 04-13-2016, 09:43 PM
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What are the procedures for loading a 1903 Springfield on the rapid strings? Is it Five and Five?
Yes. After prep you will be given the command to stand and then the command to load. You will load 5 and leave the bolt open. when given command to fire or targets come up you will drop to position and you may then close the bolt at that time (once you are in position). Fire 5, reload with 5 more. Have a spare stripper of 5 at hand in case the first five spew out the side when you go to push them into the magazine.
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Old 04-14-2016, 07:28 AM
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..."have a spare stripper of 5 handy"...Is that ok with the rules? Seems like you'd have to use what you had at hand for that string. Just asking.

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Old 04-14-2016, 10:40 AM
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Yes it's OK with the rules, it's commonly called a panic clip.
Back when you had to shoot issue ammunition, I clipped up the offhand ammunition in panic clips.
If I didn't need it, it was easy to unclip for standing slow fire.
Very difficult to single load rounds from a box for rapid fire, it can be done, but very difficult.
Once, at Camp Perry, I needed the panic clip for the Garand Match and it got me a gold.
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Old 04-15-2016, 06:07 PM
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I use sizing die wax on the stripper clips where the rim of the case rides. This will make the load process smooth and shaves a couple of seconds off the 5 round reload.

And yes always have an extra for any rifle in rapids, even rimfire sporter
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Old 04-15-2016, 08:54 PM
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My crew calls that extra mag/stripper/clip a "Justin" mag, as in "JUST IN case....".

Yea, corny but it fits.

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Old 04-23-2016, 07:18 PM
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We found that out with the m1

In sitting position shoot 2 rounder, pick up 8 rnd enbloc, push down just far enough, slip and eject said 80 points out and over the firing line where it tumbles end over end. I laugh and say "that's why you load a spare"
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Old 04-24-2016, 07:15 AM
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I use Swede Mauser 6.5X55 Stripper Clips for my 03A3. I believe they work best.
It is always a good idea to have an additional reload handy just in case during rapid fire stages..
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