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Old 09-12-2019, 09:57 AM
Kilo-Sierra Kilo-Sierra is offline
 
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Default I love the 125gr TNT loads but.......

....don't overlook the 110gr Hornadys! I used Varget with these loads...just because. My usual load of 125gr TNT and h4895 might be a tad tighter. Shot this at Talladega with my 03a3. Slung up prone. Both Garands shot it well also.

I have been asked what is my favorite wood gun. Usually my answer is "Whatever wood gun I'm holding when you ask me that question". Fact is ...I like them all BUT...if I had to choose just one, it would be my 03a3.

I'm big on hydration but I could feel overheating coming on and called it done. BTW....one of the first affects of heading toward dehydration is it affects your eyesight. Blurring that front sight makes for some bad shots.
Make sure you slam as much fluids as you can during these hot days, especially for matches. Start hydrating days before a match. OK...I'm off the soapbox.

I rebarreled one of my SR's and swapped scopes. So I sighted in both SR's, and shot my MM, 03a3, and 2 garands. Didn't shoot this load in my 1917 because it was 97 degrees and had just plain had enough for one day.

EDIT: I have been asked...
The front sight is a USMC #10
The black stuff on the handguard is Creedmoor grip spray (WAY better than Firm Grip)
I usually use an Eric Hollis sling (best I've ever used) but the pic has a Ron Brown on it.
I find "THE load" and sight it in for 200yds and leave it alone, to the point I put a drop of clear nail polish on the little tang so it doesn't move. I don't shoot this other than 200yd matches.



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Old 09-12-2019, 12:14 PM
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Excellent rifle! Outstanding shooting! Agree, 03-A3 is just extremely hard to beat when it comes to putting holes in targets. I've also used mine for deer hunting. For that use one only needs a single shot. Then it's time to go put the deer in the back of the truck and head home! Sincerely. bruce.
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Old 09-12-2019, 01:37 PM
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I'm big on hydration but I could feel overheating coming on and called it done. BTW....one of the first affects of heading toward dehydration is it affects your eyesight. Blurring that front sight makes for some bad shots.
Make sure you slam as much fluids as you can during these hot days, especially for matches. Start hydrating days before a match. OK...I'm off the soapbox.
For hydration, realize your body can only absorb about 1 cup every 15 minutes. So drink small amounts very often.

Avoid the sports drinks. LOTS of sugar in them, which increase metabolic rate, thus internal heat production. And can cause the shakes.

Also some have so high an electrolyte load, they cause the body to move water into the stomach to dilute. A few years ago, I offered to do some heat stress training for SCCA road race flaggers. That year they had 8 cases of heat stress, to the point of medical attention. 8 of the 9 were within 45 minutes of drinking a sports drink. Since my training session (over 10 years ago), they have not had a single major heat stress incident.

Personally, I use a product called Sqwincher (available from Amazon). I like the QuikStik product, which is sugar free. It is designed to be used in the industrial environment, not the sports field.
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Old 09-12-2019, 01:39 PM
Kilo-Sierra Kilo-Sierra is offline
 
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For hydration, realize your body can only absorb about 1 cup every 15 minutes. So drink small amounts very often.

Avoid the sports drinks. LOTS of sugar in them, which increase metabolic rate, thus internal heat production. And can cause the shakes.

Also some have so high an electrolyte load, they cause the body to move water into the stomach to dilute. A few years ago, I offered to do some heat stress training for SCCA road race flaggers. That year they had 8 cases of heat stress, to the point of medical attention. 8 of the 9 were within 45 minutes of drinking a sports drink. Since my training session (over 10 years ago), they have not had a single major heat stress incident.

Personally, I use a product called Sqwincher (available from Amazon). I like the QuikStik product, which is sugar free. It is designed to be used in the industrial environment, not the sports field.
Good stuff. Thanks for sharing!

Keith
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Old 09-12-2019, 02:38 PM
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Hi Guys,

I had the honor of meeting Kilo-Sierra at Camp Perry !

He is a outstanding guy to talk to! Any info he gives you will be on the money! Just wish I had talked him into dinner at a OHIO landmark restaurant, just down the road.
Think one of Kilo-Sierra scores at a M1 match was 299 out of 300!

I'm a old guy (78) The CMP Springfield vintage shoot was on my "Bucket List items" I had lots of FUN & met some REALLY knolagable people in the flesh, through the CMP board! I did finished low, but by no means last!

Standing 10 rounds performance was poor. as was rapid fire prone.
No serious practice, which was totally my fault . Do to a close family member's health issues. I should have started practicing a month earlier....
I had the TIME! Even with my age against me, I think I could have done some what better.

PLEASE start early & PRACTICE ....It's a known FACT you get more LUCKY, when you PRACTICE more!
I have bought a new 100 mm spotting scope so I cam see holes at 200 yards clearly. Also ordered more 110 & 125 grain bullets, as they are very accurate & do reduce recoil.

Keep them all in the TEN ring!
broom

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Old 09-13-2019, 12:23 PM
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I have used the 110's in my M1 for quite some time. I switched to the 125's because my local source has them in stock more often, The shoot about the same for me.

Mals
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Old 09-14-2019, 05:59 AM
Kilo-Sierra Kilo-Sierra is offline
 
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Hi Guys,

I had the honor of meeting Kilo-Sierra at Camp Perry !

He is a outstanding guy to talk to! Any info he gives you will be on the money! Just wish I had talked him into dinner at a OHIO landmark restaurant, just down the road.
Think one of Kilo-Sierra scores at a M1 match was 299 out of 300!

I'm a old guy (78) The CMP Springfield vintage shoot was on my "Bucket List items" I had lots of FUN & met some REALLY knolagable people in the flesh, through the CMP board! I did finished low, but by no means last!

Standing 10 rounds performance was poor. as was rapid fire prone.
No serious practice, which was totally my fault . Do to a close family member's health issues. I should have started practicing a month earlier....
I had the TIME! Even with my age against me, I think I could have done some what better.

PLEASE start early & PRACTICE ....It's a known FACT you get more LUCKY, when you PRACTICE more!
I have bought a new 100 mm spotting scope so I cam see holes at 200 yards clearly. Also ordered more 110 & 125 grain bullets, as they are very accurate & do reduce recoil.

Keep them all in the TEN ring!
broom
Hey broom! Thanks for the kind words. Nationals was really fun this year.

Try to make the Talladega 600 in November. It's always fun, even when it snowed a couple of years ago.

Keith
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Old 09-14-2019, 05:42 PM
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Hi Keith,

Heck, maybe as a guy from NYC I should pray for snow, it might give me a edge against you Southern boys!
Then again.... I might just freeze up SOLID now that, I found the BEST place to live here in GA!

I really enjoyed talking to you! Your "GOOD PEOPLE" With luck I might make a trip to Atlanta to Chucks gunshop or the South store .Will try to meet you for lunch or dinner, sometime with my pal Bob -you met him at the awards ceremony!
I'll keep Talladega 600 games in Nov in mind. It might mean not cutting the lawn, fixing the car or not taking the wife shopping for food! I MUST practice more!LOL
I have had the new Kronus 100 mm scope for three days now & have not made it out to the range yet!

Take care & ENJOY life,
broom
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Old 09-17-2019, 11:08 AM
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K-S,
I am always looking for something new. Which Hornady 110 grain bullet is that? There are 6 on their site.

grumpa72
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Old 09-17-2019, 11:56 AM
Kilo-Sierra Kilo-Sierra is offline
 
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This is what I use. Killed a bunch of deer, coyotes, and wild pigs with these too.

Keith

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NRA XTC Service Rifle- High Master
NRA Midrange - High Master
CMP XTC Service Rifle - Master
CMP Master Instructor
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