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Old 01-12-2013, 07:05 AM   #28156
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It's an extremely underpowered shoulder-fired weapon that was supposed to replace a 1911 .45. It didn't.
The idea being that the average rear echelon troop can make a 100 yard shot with it vs a 45 pistol. Being a light weight carbine, they are more likely to have it with them when it is needed versus handing them a big heavy rifle and expecting them to lug it and their typewriter or tool box around. I bet more enemy soldiers were killed with an M1 Carbine in WWII than with a Colt 45ACP.
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Old 01-12-2013, 07:28 AM   #28157
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The idea being that the average rear echelon troop can make a 100 yard shot with it vs a 45 pistol. Being a light weight carbine, they are more likely to have it with them when it is needed versus handing them a big heavy rifle and expecting them to lug it and their typewriter or tool box around. I bet more enemy soldiers were killed with an M1 Carbine in WWII than with a Colt 45ACP.
Officers carried them. Serious officers carried a Garand. REMFS carried carbines and hogged all of the good combat boots and fighting knives until Patton put a stop to it by threatening to send anyone found with those items to the front line.
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Old 01-12-2013, 07:40 AM   #28158
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for those on a budget that have to shoot at only paper targets here is a cheap way to make " shoot n see targets " rather than paying a buck a piece for them , and they are reusable .

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cardboard ( empty beer or soda box or anyother free cardboard you have laying around to recycle ) cut it into the shape you want , I make them into silloetts

flouressent or white spray paint
black spray paint
clear packing tape

instructions

1 spray the cardboard with the bright colored paint and let it dry

2 cover the whole thing with clear tape, over lap the seams slightly so that the 1st coat of paint is completely sealed

3 spray the tape with the black paint and let dry

4 shoot at it , your bullet holes will crack the tape revealing the colored bullet hole . to reuse , simply cover each hole with a piece of clear tape and respray it black , this can be done in the field .

here are 2 , the black one was shot with 410 bird shot and the white one with pistol rounds . you can also play around with multi colors in the base layer , like adding red or pink to " vital " spots



for comparison there is a store bought "shoot -n -c " target stuck to the home made version



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Old 01-12-2013, 07:42 AM   #28159
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On top is an older Browning B78 High Wall in .22-250. This was the model Browning made from 1973-1982 before they started making the new 1885 High Wall model. The B78 has one pin visible on the side of the receiver, and as I recall the 1885 has two. I used to have another B78 in .25-06 back in the 70s but it was traded off for a Colt Gold Cup back in time. This one has the octagonal barrel and Timney set trigger and is a sweet little rifle. It has a number of prairie dogs to its credit. You will love yours!

You have some nice guns, FatChance! What's the lower one?

Here's my 1885, a 45/70 BPCR acquired from a former client who owed me some $ and turned this over as part of his fee back around 1997. I've fired it a fair bit and it's a good shooter.



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Old 01-12-2013, 07:44 AM   #28160
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You have some nice guns, FatChance! What's the lower one?

Here's my 1885, a 45/70 BPCR acquired from a former client who owed me some $ and turned this over as part of his fee back around 1997. I've fired it a fair bit and it's a good shooter.



The stock comb is a bit low. OK for shooting off a bench, but too low to get a good cheek weld when shooting offhand or prone.
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:55 AM   #28161
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You have some nice guns, FatChance! What's the lower one?
It is a Sako Varmint model in .22-250. It is ridiculously accurate. When I was working up loads for it I was able to shoot flies on the target at 100 yards. It has accounted for many prairie dogs over the years.

That is a beautiful 1885! Love those old classic designs.
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Old 01-12-2013, 10:15 AM   #28162
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for those on a budget that have to shoot at only paper targets here is a cheap way to make " shoot n see targets " rather than paying a buck a piece for them , and they are reusable .

material list

cardboard ( empty beer or soda box or anyother free cardboard you have laying around to recycle ) cut it into the shape you want , I make them into silloetts

flouressent or white spray paint
black spray paint
clear packing tape

instructions

1 spray the cardboard with the bright colored paint and let it dry

2 cover the whole thing with clear tape, over lap the seams slightly so that the 1st coat of paint is completely sealed

3 spray the tape with the black paint and let dry

4 shoot at it , your bullet holes will crack the tape revealing the colored bullet hole . to reuse , simply cover each hole with a piece of clear tape and respray it black , this can be done in the field .

here are 2 , the black one was shot with 410 bird shot and the white one with pistol rounds . you can also play around with multi colors in the base layer , like adding red or pink to " vital " spots



for comparison there is a store bought "shoot -n -c " target stuck to the home made version



happy shooting

Interesting. I wonder if that would work with a sheet of clear contact paper instead of packing tape. Easier and faster to put down vs strips of tape.
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Old 01-12-2013, 11:42 AM   #28163
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Interesting. I wonder if that would work with a sheet of clear contact paper instead of packing tape. Easier and faster to put down vs strips of tape.
I should think that contact paper would work too , I'm just too cheap to buy it , I haven't figured out how many large targets I get out of a roll of packing tape , but its for sure cheaper than the contact paper . Plus it is what I use to patch up the targets to reshoot .


here are 2 with the holes taped over and resprayed black ready to shoot again


and the back , you can see the old holes



2 with the base paint and tape ready for top coat


2 ready to shoot after they dry

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Old 01-12-2013, 12:18 PM   #28164
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If you're going to paint it anyway, why not take a favorite target, cut it out, and glue it to a piece of hardboard. Cut that out, and use the outer part as a stencil you lay on a piece of paper, then spray paint on it to print any number of targets you want. Just buy a roll of heavy kraft paper to make the targets from.
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Old 01-12-2013, 12:33 PM   #28165
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Old 01-12-2013, 12:49 PM   #28166
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I think I'd feel bad shooting the silhouettes of such deformed people
People would get upset over the silhouettes I'd make to shoot at. Mostly stuff one would encounter on the streets of Detroit.
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Old 01-12-2013, 05:16 PM   #28168
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Picked up one of these a few days ago, damn fine shooting pistol.


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Old 01-12-2013, 09:10 PM   #28169
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My latest book. That's my 1909 Mauser on the cover, and yes, the numbers all match...

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Picked up one of these a few days ago, damn fine shooting pistol.


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Thats my next 45. how do you like it. the guy had 2 in his store and 2 days later I went back, they both were sold. waiting on him to get some more.
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