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  • AntonioAntonio Senior Member Posts: 2,986 Senior Member
    GunNut said:
    Zee said:
    My buddy who was spotting for me was like, “Alright, you are At 3:00 on the target. Come 6 inches left.”

    ”Dude!  I can barely see the target!!!  How the hell am I gonna tell what 6” looks like!!??
    😁

    iIt wasn’t the target so much. They were white and I could see the white “blob”. The main problem was the coarseness of the front sight at that distance. 

    6 inches was hard to differentiate with the sights. 
    At 700 yards?!?!?!?  I would freaking think so!!!!! 🤣

    So now you got me wondering about sights.  I was just checking an ‘03 locally, I might have to look a little closer...  

    Thanks for continued humoring me with this.  It’s been skulking around in the back of my head for a while.
    Why not an Enfield P-17? Also 30-06 and apparently better sights.

    If over there, by now I'd probably would had been entombed by piles of WWI-era Mausers. Seems like other than the Sweeds and Swiss ones, those South American contract rifles in 7mm are the ones with best accuracy and flat trajectory.

    "Combat accuracy" is relative since I doubt any enemy would barely show himself more than a few seconds; other than close-distance, suppressing rifle fire against a position or being lucky enough to catch them in the open, the chances of hitting anyone were very small. That's why artillery ruled the battlefield.
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 7,642 Senior Member
    Antonio said:
    GunNut said:
    Zee said:
    My buddy who was spotting for me was like, “Alright, you are At 3:00 on the target. Come 6 inches left.”

    ”Dude!  I can barely see the target!!!  How the hell am I gonna tell what 6” looks like!!??
    😁

    iIt wasn’t the target so much. They were white and I could see the white “blob”. The main problem was the coarseness of the front sight at that distance. 

    6 inches was hard to differentiate with the sights. 
    At 700 yards?!?!?!?  I would freaking think so!!!!! 🤣

    So now you got me wondering about sights.  I was just checking an ‘03 locally, I might have to look a little closer...  

    Thanks for continued humoring me with this.  It’s been skulking around in the back of my head for a while.
    Why not an Enfield P-17? Also 30-06 and apparently better sights.

    If over there, by now I'd probably would had been entombed by piles of WWI-era Mausers. Seems like other than the Sweeds and Swiss ones, those South American contract rifles in 7mm are the ones with best accuracy and flat trajectory.

    "Combat accuracy" is relative since I doubt any enemy would barely show himself more than a few seconds; other than close-distance, suppressing rifle fire against a position or being lucky enough to catch them in the open, the chances of hitting anyone were very small. That's why artillery ruled the battlefield.
    Agreed, I was just wondering the potential for executing a successful shot on an enemy combatant from a distance far enough where he would think that he probably would NOT be targeted (safe?).  Remember the scene in Lonesome Dove where the Comanchero with the Sharps is taking shots at Gus and he stands up and starts taunting him in the open because he believes he is completely out of range of the rifle Gus is shooting?
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 24,985 Senior Member
    edited December 2019 #64
    I'd have a better chance of hitting that from inside! But not guaranteed... ;)
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
    )O(
  • SpkSpk Senior Member Posts: 4,739 Senior Member
    GunNut said:
    Antonio said:
    GunNut said:
    Zee said:
    My buddy who was spotting for me was like, “Alright, you are At 3:00 on the target. Come 6 inches left.”

    ”Dude!  I can barely see the target!!!  How the hell am I gonna tell what 6” looks like!!??
    😁

    iIt wasn’t the target so much. They were white and I could see the white “blob”. The main problem was the coarseness of the front sight at that distance. 

    6 inches was hard to differentiate with the sights. 
    At 700 yards?!?!?!?  I would freaking think so!!!!! 🤣

    So now you got me wondering about sights.  I was just checking an ‘03 locally, I might have to look a little closer...  

    Thanks for continued humoring me with this.  It’s been skulking around in the back of my head for a while.
    Why not an Enfield P-17? Also 30-06 and apparently better sights.

    If over there, by now I'd probably would had been entombed by piles of WWI-era Mausers. Seems like other than the Sweeds and Swiss ones, those South American contract rifles in 7mm are the ones with best accuracy and flat trajectory.

    "Combat accuracy" is relative since I doubt any enemy would barely show himself more than a few seconds; other than close-distance, suppressing rifle fire against a position or being lucky enough to catch them in the open, the chances of hitting anyone were very small. That's why artillery ruled the battlefield.
    Agreed, I was just wondering the potential for executing a successful shot on an enemy combatant from a distance far enough where he would think that he probably would NOT be targeted (safe?).  Remember the scene in Lonesome Dove where the Comanchero with the Sharps is taking shots at Gus and he stands up and starts taunting him in the open because he believes he is completely out of range of the rifle Gus is shooting?
    Or how about those two guys that get shot simultaneously will standing casually outside the main house because Quigley's up in the hills somewhere.
    :D
    Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience -- Mark Twain
    How easy it is to make people believe a lie, and [how] hard it is to undo that work again! -- Mark Twain

  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 7,642 Senior Member
    Spk said:
    GunNut said:
    Antonio said:
    GunNut said:
    Zee said:
    My buddy who was spotting for me was like, “Alright, you are At 3:00 on the target. Come 6 inches left.”

    ”Dude!  I can barely see the target!!!  How the hell am I gonna tell what 6” looks like!!??
    😁

    iIt wasn’t the target so much. They were white and I could see the white “blob”. The main problem was the coarseness of the front sight at that distance. 

    6 inches was hard to differentiate with the sights. 
    At 700 yards?!?!?!?  I would freaking think so!!!!! 🤣

    So now you got me wondering about sights.  I was just checking an ‘03 locally, I might have to look a little closer...  

    Thanks for continued humoring me with this.  It’s been skulking around in the back of my head for a while.
    Why not an Enfield P-17? Also 30-06 and apparently better sights.

    If over there, by now I'd probably would had been entombed by piles of WWI-era Mausers. Seems like other than the Sweeds and Swiss ones, those South American contract rifles in 7mm are the ones with best accuracy and flat trajectory.

    "Combat accuracy" is relative since I doubt any enemy would barely show himself more than a few seconds; other than close-distance, suppressing rifle fire against a position or being lucky enough to catch them in the open, the chances of hitting anyone were very small. That's why artillery ruled the battlefield.
    Agreed, I was just wondering the potential for executing a successful shot on an enemy combatant from a distance far enough where he would think that he probably would NOT be targeted (safe?).  Remember the scene in Lonesome Dove where the Comanchero with the Sharps is taking shots at Gus and he stands up and starts taunting him in the open because he believes he is completely out of range of the rifle Gus is shooting?
    Or how about those two guys that get shot simultaneously will standing casually outside the main house because Quigley's up in the hills somewhere.
    :D
    HA!  One of my all time favorite movies and one of my favorite scenes!!!  Thanks for reminding me I'm due to watch it again!
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