THAT rifle

2159 miles at 238900 miles grouping? That is shite. That man to report to Sgt Drllgigaf PDQ for further training. At that range it should be around 340 miles.
Except:
1. Aiming off for solar wind.
2. Effortlessly smashing its way through space debris.
3. Bullet passing through variable atmospheres to zero atmosphere via the roche limit.
4. Target moving at 2,288 mph.

By any measure it's a remarkable performance and frankly it's a wonder that there's any Moon left for Higgs_bosun to howl at.
 
THAT Rifle can achieve a 2,159 mile group at a range of 238,900 miles. Here is the proof:

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You're going to have to paste that up now.

That's probably the result of a night shoot in which most of the ammunition apparently went skywards (no night vision stuff), way over the targets. You couldn't see the foresight or the rear sight aperture, you could only see a Monet-esque impression of the targets (analogy, officers for the use of) , so you just pointed the rifle in the general direction of the target, blatted off the rounds and generally missed. Having missed, you had no idea where your rounds had gone, couldn't correct your aim/rifle-pointing-in-general-direction, so you went back next time and missed just the same as previously. An all round utterly pointless waste of time and ammunition.
 
Not a shooter but interested.

Can anyone explain some points for me in simple terms as I can't work out the UK arms owning regs.

1. What is "Straight Pull", I've seen it referred to a number of times when looking at military type weapons for sale.
2. Can you legally own an SLR in the UK that self loads like the original did?
3. Can you legally own 5.56 militarised weapons converted to single shot?
4. I've seen it written that a suppressor can improve the accuracy, is that correct?
 
2159 miles at 238900 miles grouping? That is shite. That man to report to Sgt Drllgigaf PDQ for further training. At that range it should be around 340 miles.
Except:
1. Aiming off for solar wind.
2. Effortlessly smashing its way through space debris.
3. Bullet passing through variable atmospheres to zero atmosphere via the roche limit.
4. Target moving at 2,288 mph.

By any measure it's a remarkable performance and frankly it's a wonder that there's any Moon left for Higgs_bosun to howl at.
You're going to have to paste that up now.

That's probably the result of a night shoot in which most of the ammunition apparently went skywards (no night vision stuff), way over the targets. You couldn't see the foresight or the rear sight aperture, you could only see a Monet-esque impression of the targets (analogy, officers for the use of) , so you just pointed the rifle in the general direction of the target, blatted off the rounds and generally missed. Having missed, you had no idea where your rounds had gone, couldn't correct your aim/rifle-pointing-in-general-direction, so you went back next time and missed just the same as previously. An all round utterly pointless waste of time and ammunition.
It hit it didn't it.....

Try doing that with 5.56!!
 
Not a shooter but interested.

Can anyone explain some points for me in simple terms as I can't work out the UK arms owning regs.

1. What is "Straight Pull", I've seen it referred to a number of times when looking at military type weapons for sale.
2. Can you legally own an SLR in the UK that self loads like the original did?
3. Can you legally own 5.56 militarised weapons converted to single shot?
4. I've seen it written that a suppressor can improve the accuracy, is that correct?

1. Its a rifle designed as a semi-auto or auto, but restricted to single shots by having no reloading mechanism (gas parts, trigger parts, etc). Hence it has to be manually re-cocked after each shot. They are termed "straight-pull" because thats generally how all of these rifles are cocked (eg SLR). Actually the term also technically refers to bolt action rifles that have a rotating bolt and thus a straight pull bolt action.

2. No (short answer). Its now a Section 5 weapon and generally prohibited. There are special categories of licence that do allow possession of auto rifles and machine guns (ie manufacturers, some dealers, museums, etc);

3. No. In UK a weapon falls under Sect 5 if it has been converted from a rifle that was originally manufactured as semi-auto/auto. That means you can't just weld up the gas port to make a rifle single shot. "Straight pull" SLRs and AR-15s are made from components that have not been converted - eg new barrels made with no gas vent, receivers or trigger parts that have never had an auto selection capability, etc.

4. Not really in terms of the weapon itself. Using a suppressor or muzzle brake can however reduce the effect of shooter flinch, which of course is a major factor in overall shooting performance.
 
Givvima chance, will ya? He arrived at the range just after dusk having had a very a hectic day and wasn't allowed to precisely calculate the forward hold at such a range. In view of that, he was quite successful.

MsG
Seeing as it's you, I'll give him a chance. But next time---------
 
The real reason the .280" had to be quickly withdrawn from service, pretended never happened, and the SLR replacing it was because if you missed the butts with a 280 it would circle the planet and shoot you in the back.
 
A week? What were you cleaning yours with?
Either rub in on your week long filthy combats or twist it into the dirt, both methods guaranteed to make the RSM weep.
...cough...jenolite...cough...
 
Maria Whittaker and an SLR in one picture...oh, man, gotta lie down...I may be some time..
My mate told me last week that if you type these words in to google: "Maria Whittaker vintage porn" - you could really knock yourself out.

I wouldn't advise adding "SLR" to the keyword search though. More than one man can bear.
 
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