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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy View Post
    Are semi-automatics rifles in common use?
    Yes. Go to any outdoor range and see for yourself, Senator.

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    The engineering problems are likely insurmountable. It would be like proposing to land a rocket booster section on a barge floating in the middle of the ocean.

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    Saturday I loaded up some lead-free deer hunting ammo in .30-06 using Hornady GMX 150gr bullets, 50gr of Varget powder, S&B large rifle primers, in once fired Greek HXP surplus cases (some of which are older than me!):














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    Yesterday, Eric and I headed up to Topton so I could sight in my muzzleloader and centerfire rifles for deer season in November. Here's Eric shooting a muzzleloader for the first time:



    It kicks VERY hard, much more than my .30-06 Remington 700.

    A standard 52" hard long gun case fits perfectly across the back seat of an A3 e-tron sportback, fun fact:



    Nice day to be at the range, warm and sunny with very little wind:




    First I tested my copper .30-06 rounds that I made last weekend. The first shot went about 3" right so I adjusted the scope and fired the next three shots in a 1 MOA (or slightly less?) group at 100 yards:



    That'll do, pig. I cleaned the rifle and put it away to be next used hunting deer.

    The muzzleloader is a more elaborate process requiring far more time and equipment:



    View through the "Simmons 8-pointer" 3-9x50 scope which is kinda rubbish:



    Here's Eric's one and only shot, very not bad at 100 yd:



    Kicks like a mule:



    This was my first shot with the muzzleloader and I should have just left well enough alone:



    ... except my breech plug was stuck and I partially disassembled the gun to get it out. After that I didn't trust my zero so I fired my next shot to find it hit about 3 inches from center. After some scope adjustment and follow up shots, I'm fairly content with this minute-of-deer accuracy:



    We had fun shooting pistols in the afternoon and observed almost as much brass as gravel on the ground:


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    The engineering problems are likely insurmountable. It would be like proposing to land a rocket booster section on a barge floating in the middle of the ocean.

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    Last edited by Uwe; 09-23-2018 at 11:08 AM.
    The engineering problems are likely insurmountable. It would be like proposing to land a rocket booster section on a barge floating in the middle of the ocean.

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