Took a couple of old friends shooting...

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by gdmoody, Aug 19, 2009.

  1. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    Northeast Georgia
    ...and my shoulder is in pain from the experience.

    Sunday evening I decided that I would take my M1 Garand and my 1903-A3 out to the range Monday morning to allow them to play for a little while.

    Even though they are both a little older than I am, they still did very well. The 03-A3 ws made in 1943 and the Garand was made in 1944 and both are still going strong.

    I fired them both at 100 yards and at 200 yards and here is the results. The first picture is of the M1 target and the other one is the 1903-A3 target. The 03-A3 can still outshoot the M1. I some how deleted the picture of the 200 yard target but all shots were at about the 7:00 position on a siloutte target (but still in the black).

    I thought these were pretty fair for an old man using open sights at a target that he could hardly see!!:):rolleyes:
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2013
  2. woolleyworm

    woolleyworm Active Member

    Feb 23, 2009
    SW Fort Worth
    :DNice Shootin Ya Old Fart !!:D Gotta be proud of them, heck, half the young guys running around today don't even know what iron sights are or how to use them properly !!
  3. artabr

    artabr New Member

    Mar 3, 2008
    New Iberia, Louisiana
    Nice. ;) :)
    I doubt that I could do any better with open sights.

    I shot for the first time in over a year a couple of weeks ago. It about killed me (hip) but it was fun.

  4. pickenup

    pickenup Active Member

    Sep 11, 2002
    Colorado Rocky Mountains
    I know mine would be. ;)

    Still some pretty good shootin for open sights.
  5. Trouble 45-70

    Trouble 45-70 New Member

    Apr 10, 2009
    NE Ar. W. of Black River
    Good shooting. Better than me.

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