1931 Tula Range Report

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  1. Chris61289

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    Yesterday morning I finally took my 1931 hex Tula 91/30 out to the range. Here are some of the details about the session.

    -150 yards
    -Bayonet attached
    -147gr Surplus ammo
    -Fired from a sitting bench rest position
    -Steady 10-15mp/h crosswind

    I am not liking these targets however, on a bright sunny day at 150 yards, it looked like I was just shooting at a 13x13 inch piece of white paper which made acquizition of the bullseye pretty hard to do with iron sights. However, except for the 3 rounds on the left, 19 rounds landed in a 6x6inch square porton of the target, so I'm happy with that from a 81 year old Mosin


     

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  2. Lightweight

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    I'd say that makes for a kill!

    I agree, I haven't taken to those types of targets, but then I am not a 'precision nut' and worry more about practical accuracy - your rifle has plenty of it.
     
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  3. Chris61289

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    Yea, I'm no precision nut either. Usually when I fire a new rifle for the first time, I just like to see how accurate it is, but a 13x13 square at that range is a kill in my book. Not that I ever want to use it for that except perhaps hunting, but I feel that with some new targets and maybe a very minute adjustment to the front sight, it will put up a better group.
     
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    Nothing wrong with that. With surplus ammo and the inherently rather crude sights, it is pretty decent.
     
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    Pretty good for as you said, an old rifle. I've tried using that same type of target without a scope and agree that it is hard to get a decent sight picture with open sights.
     
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