American Rifleman Volume 65

American Rifleman Volume 65

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...was iiiipardonable, the sight jamming so firmly that it could not be moved with the windgauge screw, and sticking where it happened to be, when pushed over with the fingers. Riflemen know full well what happens with such a sight. I v0uld suggest that the next time an arsenal doing this sort of careless work. takes on the job of making "selected rifles for the National Matches," it hire just one rifleiiian who knows something about rifle shooting, to inspect for such errors. However, this is but a detail, and the rifleman can correct it by judicious use of an oil stone to free the sight suFficiently to let it follow the thrust of the spring coiled about the wind-gauge screw. In the matter of accuracy. as the figures will show. there was nothing whatever to choose. At the end of the test I purchased what I considered the best rifle of the lot---and it is a Rock Island, with a record of a maximum group of all shot, of 30 inches, which is the average of all the firing done at 1.000 with all rifles. and with a minimum group of 13.20 inches, the record group of all the firing at 1,000 yards. So with a Rock Island rifle in one rest, and a Springfield in the other, .Iessrs. johnson and Schnable proceeded to cut loose a couple of whizzing bullets of the famous "Pride of Frankford" brand, on their way for the far-ofl tiny white squares down in the eye of the sun. It was a bully morning, with just enough breeze to keep things cool, bright, and clear, with the Sea Girt weather making up for the many times it had soaked the show in years gone by. Presently they were sighted in, record targets were run up, and the Jess Willard sized lieutenant colonel with the brown moustache and the "four eyes" gave the command more

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  • Paperback | 152 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 286g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236774787
  • 9781236774781