I've gotten mine out to the range just once this year. I'm aching to do it again.
Loaded up 5 or 6 enbloc clips of .308 (38.7gr of IMR4895 pushing the 168gr Hornaday match) headed to the range and had a M1 Blast. Surprised myself with my older eyes...consistently hit the steel plate at 200yds....(on sandbags) LOL...
Next.....I can see what happens at prone and shooting off knees !!
It's makes a wonderful day to be able to get a couple of buddies and hit the shooting range !!
Doesn't get much better than that; shooting off the M-1 at a range.
Duty then is the sublimest word in the English language. You should do your duty in all things. You can never do more, you should never wish to do lessRobert E. Lee
Being left handed I was never much of a fan of the M1 rifle. At Parris Island we qualified with the M14 then at Camp Geiger ITR (Infantry Training Regiment) back to the M1 that were basically shot out or on the verge there of. Near the end of my enlistment 3Rd Bn 8Th Marines at Gitmo trained sailors in the use of the M1 rifle which had been converted to 7.62mm NATO. My CMP M1 was a Winchester square cut (think of the rounded slot in the receiver for the OP rod handle made so to reduce machining time) that was re-barreled by LMR.
That looks like an awesome range day, glad you shared it with us,
Glad you had a great time at the range, especially with shooting such a fine weapon.
I keep a gun because I'm too young to die and too old to take an ass whoopin'!
"Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself."
Great day with Buddies at the range and icing is the "Old Girl" can still make you look good and smile.
"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead."