Update Mini Range Report Matt`s Grade 4 Mod 8

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Update Mini Range Report Matt`s Grade 4 Mod 8

Post by Sarge756 » Tue May 21, 2013 1:06 am

This is an update to Mattitude`s earlier posting on his new rifle. After seeing it in person and shooting it this past weekend all the accolades so far given fall short. Matt had already posted photos in the first report so we knew it was a good shooter. My S-I-L , Reid,is an Army sniper and he was given the honors of finding out just how accurate Matt`s "Sophie" is. After seeing the results of Reid`s three shot group at 50 yards it is clear that we havn`t given these old girls enough credit in the past. As Matt said, 50 yards was chosen in deference to our "old" eyes and open sights. Reid`s young set and with his considerable skill and experience,50 yards was way too easy.
The visit and time with Matt went too fast. We had a great session at the range and a tour of his shop and equipment at his lovely home. One of the rifles we shot was a 700 Remington that Matt built.Scary accurate and a real pleasure to shoot. The SSG-82 was a real pleasure too. Only time I was able to stay close with Reid was with it. The German reticle in the Zeiss scope had him confused as to exactly where to hold it.Another session and he would have been clover leafing them I`m sure.
Thanks again Matt for an enjoyable afternoon.
Joe
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Re: Update Mini Range Report Matt`s Grade 4 Mod 8

Post by 81police » Tue May 21, 2013 6:55 am

what a great post, a great gun, and a superb shooter! Really, thanks for sharing that. Looks like y'all had a BLAST :D
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Re: Update Mini Range Report Matt`s Grade 4 Mod 8

Post by mattitude » Tue May 21, 2013 10:26 am

I had a great time with Joe and Reid despite it being an unusually busy day at my house which caused me to push back the range time, but it gave us some extra time to sit down and get to know each other. It was interesting to find out that Reid and I both have daughters named Sophie. The weather held out long enough for us all to fire off plenty of rounds through quite a few rifles. Reid is an excellent shot and he rung every bit of accuracy out of my Model 8 and the picture should speak volumes of what the potential are in these fine old girls.

I was thinking that Reid would've done better with the SSG-82, but to his credit that rifle is pretty rare that very few people have actually shot one. Most of the ones that are in collections in the US are nothing more than safe queens and it's rumored that only about 600 have been imported back at the turn of the century. It's a fun rifle and is only limited by the quality of the ammo...and there is a lack of match 5.45x39 rounds. I enjoyed shooting Joe's Model 8 in 30-30 Remington but I found that the steel butt plate knocked me just as hard as my .35 Remington with the recoil pad. Joe's .35 Remington Marlin is a real fire breather but it also was the perfect demonstration to show that in the same caliber, the Model 8/81's mechanism amplifies recoil impulse.

It was a great day spent with new friends while having a blast at the range. Plenty of pictures were taken (of Joe as well...) so maybe Joe will put up some more. I've gained great respect for my 105 year old rifle and she will accompany me on deer and pig hunts this coming fall.
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Re: Update Mini Range Report Matt`s Grade 4 Mod 8

Post by Sarge756 » Tue May 21, 2013 11:33 am

Okay a few more photos of a fun afternoon including: ol ugly with the Matt built 700 Remington in 308 ( This is more like it ,you just put the little crosshairs where you want the hole to appear and squeeze) , Matt with my Marlin 336 Carbine and Matt showing us what the SSG-82 is capable of.
Hope Matt will post some photos of that 700 and the hogs he took on that hunt in S.C.
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Re: Update Mini Range Report Matt`s Grade 4 Mod 8

Post by imfuncity » Tue May 21, 2013 11:47 am

:D LIKE!! :D Gotta run to Tea Party Patriots rally against the IRS.
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Re: Update Mini Range Report Matt`s Grade 4 Mod 8

Post by Annabellebd » Tue May 28, 2013 2:53 pm

Matt,
Looks like the old girl still shoots!!
And from the photos it looks like the old range is still in good shape. I'm glad to see that.
Take care,
R.B.

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