Rifle memories

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    Rifle memories

    Not so much defensive rifle (well, could have been!) - but more an old man's nostalgia with rifle - here the Parker Hale tweaked target Enfield MkIV. Nice adjustable aperture rear sight, blade front.

    Found I had a pic - see below - which is a score sheet from a score book (one of three) I still have, going back to when I shot in UK at Bisley ranges. I was still at school (last year) but in what was the equivalent of ROTC - and this was a competition shoot April of 1963 when I was 18.

    This was part of my intro to shooting really and most enjoyable. We shot 200 and 500 and this was the record of hits at 500. I recall with a smile, the spotting was done by the CO ( his writing was distinctive) - who we called ''Major Jump" - because he liked to catch folks out at odd times and say -''Ahhh - made you jump'' LOL!

    Anyways - this was my average score - we did two sighters and seven to count - using issue Radway and Green std ball .303 ammo. I never got a ''possible'' ever - but did manage fairly consistent 32's and 33's (ex 35) and so did my bit!

    I am surprised I have any hearing left - as back then ear protection was (if lucky) a twisted piece of cleaning patch in each ear!!!





    Shucks - my nostalgia really shows my age huh


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    I still have my pistol score book from 1966-67, so welcome to the club!
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    Some real nice shootin' there, Chris!..
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    Great shooting Chris! It must have been the sandals and white socks...

    I'm sorry! I couldn't help it!!
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    It must have been the sandals and white socks...
    Hahaha - trust you to slip that in John

    In fact I would have been wearing the very itchy/scratchy old BDU from those days, and the heavy boots! Boy, did those shirts ever itch!
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    Ah yes....1963....I remember 1963 like it was yester....WAIT A SECOND! I wasn't even born in 1963!



    By the way....nice shooting there Chris.
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    For me it was a tube feed, J.C. Higgins,.22LR.

    Hunting in the river swamps of NW Fla. gave me a chance to shoot well.........everything, with that weapon.

    Still have it to this day. It wont shoot,but can't bring myself to throw it away.-------

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    1963 you old farts


    not bad shooting there chris

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    Good Shooting Chris!

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    To make you feel a bit better, I was in the 3rd grade the year JFK was shot in Dallas, and I was shooting rimfire competitions and whatever else I could from handguns to shotguns.

    If I did real well during rifle practice, shooting the "Gunny's" 1911 was a treat. Talk about incentive...*grin*

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