Went to the range today with one of my Vz24's. Shooting next to me was a guy with a new stainless .270 with a scope that looked like it belonged in a solar observatory and not on a rifle. He was shooting with the sandbag rests and had all the nice fancy hi-tech goodies. I just propped my elbows on the table, sat out about 50 rounds in stripper clips and proceeded to shoot. This guy was really starting to make me nervous because everytime I looked over at him, he was staring at me---kinda like a mean glare. At cease fire he would walk over at look at my gun and not say anything. He stopped shooting at the same time I did and as we went to get our targets I could see he hadnt hit the center of the target once. (100 yards) He finally asked me what the heck I was shooting and I told him it was an 8mm and it was made in 1938. Then he asked what ammo I was using and where I got it. I told him it was Turkish surplus from 1942. The last string of shots I put 9 holes in the center square at 100 yards. Pretty neat feeling outshooting some guy that thinks he has the best rifle on the range with an old mauser and milsurp ammo. Total cost of rifle and ammo was about $65. OK. I'm done patting myself on the back. Gonna go to bed tonight with a smile on my face though.