Gun-Day Sunday: Follow-On Range Time

A very enjoyable and productive day, if I do say so myself. After 0730 Mass I headed off to the range and spent an hour on the 100-yard lanes refining the zero on the Steyr Scout *and* reacquainting myself with the Finnish M39 Mosin-Nagant, which I acquired years ago, sold to MDL, and then bought back from him.

The Scout is dialed in for a 250-yard zero, keeping it in a six-inch circle out almost 300 yards. I had previously achieved a 300-yard zero, but then realized that the 250-yard setting was better, flatter, with a standard 150-grain load.

Now, I had pretty much forgotten how the M39 shot. What a lovely surprise to find that it shoots quite consistently, using Prvi Partizan FMJ ammo. The zero needs work, and I’d really prefer a better sighting system, but that Finnish gun is a rifleman’s rifle, that is to say, a citizen-soldier’s rifle. A work in progress, but worth the effort.

About vmijpp

VMIJPP hails from the star city of the south, Roanoke, Virginia. A 1989 graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, he is a retired artillery officer in the United States Marine Corps, with time in both the active and reserve sides. He served in Iraq in 2004, and in Afghanistan in 2009-2010. He joined the magnificent OPFOR.com as a guest blogger from the now defunct but never uninteresting Rule 308, where he denounced gun control and other aspects of tyranny, and proclaimed the greatness of the United States. When the sun set on OPFOR.com, he migrated here with Keydet1976 and the others.
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One Response to Gun-Day Sunday: Follow-On Range Time

  1. Wilbur says:

    I have heard M39 exports from Finland are coming to an end, not because there isn’t any to sell, but because government bureaucracy over there has raised a concern about the export of “military” rifles (but commercial Tikka T3s are OK? Hmmmm….. 😉 ).

    Or possibly they now feel they need to keep their stockpiles of useful military rifles. Which is actually a little scary.

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