Skip to comments.Shooting 800 Yards with Iron Sights, See Bullet Trail!
Posted on 04/08/2014 9:05:04 PM PDT by expat1000
Mosin Nagant 91/30 (We don't need any stinkin' smart guns!)
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Lucky shot, after shot after shot. Only in my dreams could I ever shoot like this.
Well... I’ve always said I’d rather be lucky than good. :-)
And the government wants all the AR-15s,,,, then they’ll be safe. (shaking head)
And bear in mind, that’s at a point target. A company of soldiers, shooting at an enemy position in volley could deliver effective fire at even further range.
I couldn’t see a bullet trail.
I shot a friend’s Mosin about a year ago. Much bigger kick than I expected. Very nice trigger. Very nice sights. It was a pleasure to shoot. About 100 years old and still a scary deadly weapon.
Lucky you, I would love to have the privilege to shoot such a weapon.
Of interest to Mosy fans.
tnoutdoor9 has youtube video of him shooting an M1 carbine over distance (300 yards IIRC) and you can see the air disruption of the bullet zipping to the target plate and impacting ... then the sound comes back to the camera.
That guy can flat out shoot and the Mosin remains the best investment money can buy right now IMHO.
I have never shot my 91/30 beyond 200 yards. That is the far reach of our club range, but it is also the far reach of my e\old eyes. The target has to be bigger than a milk jug, though I have hit a water filled one at 200 yards (1 out of five shots; the last shot hit after I walked the impacts in adjusting my sight picture). I like to use Soviet surplus or Winchester non-corrosive.
Widener’s still has a few of the 44 carbines for sale, bayonet attached. I want one for collection only, but can’t bring myself to spend the $199 plus tax and background check for it.
The bullet trail is the little distortion that arcs high above the target. The bullet drop at 800 yards is going to be substantial, so the bullet takes a high arcing path.
I hope I phrase this question right (my long gun experience has been limited to a few magazines with an AR 15 and a semi-auto AK-47 at 180 yards at a rental range) (I did ok )
With the Mosin’s sights set for 800 yards, I guess he’s still seeing the target line up in his sights?
But whats the effective hold-over at that range? I saw the heat trail in that video and it seemed like a heck of an arc.
Appreciate the explanation/clarification.
It was a distortion in the air, a little hard to pick up on at first. I’ve never seen that caught on video before.
This clown used a bipod, not a proper prone position? Geez, why not give him a scope to top it off?
Not bad shooting, but certainly no big deal, other than to those that have only shot using scopes.
I have several and I have a 250m range on my property. While I respect iron sights, my objective this year is to drag out all my 91/30’s and find the one that is most accurate.
I am going to have the bolt turned down professionally and mount some glass on it. The rest of them will be cleaned and go back into storage. I have a good amount of surplus ammo and will figure out which round it likes and stick with that.
They are capable of great accuracy, but like every other rifle you must find the ammo that it likes.
Here's rough/over simplified example. A bullet is said to have a 2000 feet per second average between the muzzle and 100 yards. 800 yards is 2400 feet, so it will take the bullet roughly 1.25 to 1.5 second to reach the target at 800 yards/2400 feet. Gravity is an acceleration fall rate. 32 feet per second per second. The object falls half the 32 feet in the first second and is falling at a rate of 32 feet per second at the end of the first second. So the bullet will drop approximately 16 feet to the target. The aim point of the barrel core should then be approximately 16 feet above the target.
The drop to zero at 200 yards is close to a foot.
At 500 yards it has dropped close to five feet. So at 800 yards he has to be aiming around 7 feet over the target to get to zero.
Note that this chart is made using the shorter M44, so the drop is probably slightly less with the 91-30.
Ok, yeah, I saw it. Very definite in the slo-mo.
I don’t know how to do that calculatin’ stuff.
So I just searched for a chart and there it was.
Math/physics genius I’m not. But if I know how high to aim, I can get by.
Just add the two distances and drops together? That doesn’t seem right. Surely it would exponential, the drop at 4X the distance being much more than the 28 ft that method results in.
I really don’t know.
The furthest out I’ve shot was 300 yards.
That was so long ago that I’ve forgotten how far over the target I aimed. And I wasn’t using a Mosy.
Actually, now that I look at the chart more closely, it bears out what you’re saying.
Two and one half times the distance resulted in a five fold increase in drop. So at an even greater distance, the increase would (I suppose) be even more dramatic.
They are still cheap and so is the ammo. Rifle is $130 and 440 rds ammo is $90. Get it now if you want one because the prices on both have doubled in the past couple of years.
Thank you for the ping, Sensei.
$199 isn’t a bad price for a m44 carbine (Chinese T53 ones are still cheap, approx. $125) since Big 5 wants $200 for their basic Mosins when not on sale. Cabelas has had some decent sales on 91/30 models.
If you like the rifle, check out the SVT a 10 round semi auto version shooting 762 x 54r ammo. These are very accurate as well.
Our Lightweight Insincere African Ruler is in over his head with Vlad.
Instead of Mosin Nagant they should rename it Ivan Attitude.
Well... no kidding. That is how physics works for EVERYTHING. Gravity causes an acceleration after all.
I’m jes sientificlee iggernant.
trail looks like heat coming off street. That round was really lobbed in there.
Love watching the air disturbance showing the bullet drop. Neat stuff.
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