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    #16
    Nice clean cartouches on the stock.
    I like the ordinance wheel to be crisper but it’s there and can be seen. Nice rifle.

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      #17
      really a fun rifle to shoot, standard ball 147 - 150 gr heads should hold 4 - 5 inch at 200 yards , heavier 173 gr head ap or match ammo groups 3-4 " at 200 yard
      Remington A4 models hold 2-4" with standard issue national match 173 gr heads , 'slow' 168 gr hand loads do about the same 3" group
      made by Remington and Smith Corona , some were re built 1903 standards by Rock Island and Springfield..all are good work horse shooters

      1903A3 sight adjustments ...click the link to view
      http://forums.thecmp.org/showthread.php?t=83427
      High quality building supplies since 1948! Friendly FFL transfers of long guns, receivers, and ammunition. Feel free to call us at 516 741 4466

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        #18
        Originally posted by Volkosupply View Post
        really a fun rifle to shoot, standard ball 147 - 150 gr heads should hold 4 - 5 inch at 200 yards , heavier 173 gr head ap or match ammo groups 3-4 " at 200 yard
        Remington A4 models hold 2-4" with standard issue national match 173 gr heads , 'slow' 168 gr hand loads do about the same 3" group
        made by Remington and Smith Corona , some were re built 1903 standards by Rock Island and Springfield..all are good work horse shooters

        1903A3 sight adjustments ...click the link to view
        http://forums.thecmp.org/showthread.php?t=83427
        75 plus years old and she’s battle ready

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          #19
          Originally posted by BLAMMO!! View Post
          Why the fuck would anyone want a magazine cutoff? Sounds like something Cuomo came up with.
          When this rifle was designed and came online the military was run by very old men some of which were in the military prior to the civil war. To them the most effective use of fire was volley fire from single shot muzzle loaders. They felt a magazine rifle was a waste of ammunition. Even the British had the same problem. They fielded a rifle with a 10 round detachable magazine but were forced to feed it with a clip and it also had a magazine cut off for the same reason. They eliminated theirs during WWI but we never did even into WWII.

          2 prime examples of this very old man situation was the Krag rifle which was an out of date design before it was adopted and the tactics used in WWI such as the over the top frontal charge. That worked against muzzle loaders that had 1 shot but was suicide against magazine fed rifles and machine guns. They continued to ignore reality and live in the past as 10's of thousands of their men died every day.

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            #20
            save ammo, volley fire , OK, the cut off also keeps the rear of the mag. follower in a lock down position, the single round load can just be placed in the open breech, on the follower and the bolt can be pushed into battery with out having to depress the follower spring with the single round load into the mag well
            this is a link to the management of the US rifle 1903 ...cica 1914
            https://books.google.com/books?id=Lv...%20off&f=false
            Last edited by Volkosupply; 07-24-2019, 11:14 AM.
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