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.
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.
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