I attended the clubs military rifle match on Sunday (see photos to follow...). Since the match was themed 'Foreign bolt action and straight pull rifles' I chose the Enfield 2A, along with 58 rounds of elderly Norinco 7.62mm ammunition (Excellent stuff, that Bubba Clinton pulled the plug on).
I had not fired the 2a in a match before, so old ugly was a virgin at this. I knew it shot well, but that's not the same as standing up to a match.
Since we had three squads to squeeze in, all eight sighters were fired before staging. With the aid of a spotter I found my point of aim, and started plunking bullets into the black pretty quick. Like I said, the rifle is a shooter, despite it's sights and trigger designed 120 years ago.
In the match, things went well until roughly the 35 round mark.... whereupon it all went to hell in a hand basket. It seems the elderly Enfield 2A may be willing, but simply does not DO WELL when it's literally smoking hot. Grease began cooking out of the stock which hadn't seen the light of day in three generations. On target, corrections faltered and became meaningless as my nice group opened to a pattern.
Still, I managed to shoot a 380 1x something, give or take, with only a couple non-scoring shots. I'm pleased with that, and I learned some more about shooting discipline. Next month may be a two gun match for me, shooting the AR and the Garand. Already looking forward to that!
In other notes..... It may be noticed there is now an Amazon search box here on the sidebar. I've joined their 'affiliates' program, figuring that even my own purchases will add up over time. Despite their policy of 'paying' 60-90 days after the purchase, I expect to be seeing enough each month to maybe buy some coffee, or some other needful things. I believe we are entering a time when most folks will be looking for even the slimmest edge towards making ends meet. If that means some ads and a search link on my blogs... so be it. Besides, I like shopping Amazon. It's often cheaper than local stores, and so convenient.
In other other notes..... Today I am teaching day and evening, and will be doing so much of this week and next. This 'ol fat man is going to be a whupped dog. Needs must be. The rent is not going to pay itself!
Ya'll have a fine week, ya here? My best to ya!