Farmingdale .50 '63 Military Rifle

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Todd Birch
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Farmingdale .50 '63 Military Rifle

Post by Todd Birch » Wed Jan 20, 2016 6:14 pm

Decided it was time to play with my .50 '63 Military Rifle. Cloudy day, but no wind and only -5*C.

After watching me shoot a five shot so-so 3-1/2" 'minute-of-moose' offhand group at 50m, a guy shooting a 22-250 from the bench at 100m saw me aiming off hand at the 10" x 12" 100m gong and said - "You're kidding, right?" I let the rifle answer - "Bang! Clang!" five times in a row.

Then I quit. Couldn't get a gloved finger into the trigger guard and my bare shooting hand had enough fun for the day.
"From birth to the packing house, we travel between the two eternities ....." Robert Duvall in "Broken Trail"

Jay Yuskaitis
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Re: Farmingdale .50 '63 Military Rifle

Post by Jay Yuskaitis » Fri Jan 22, 2016 5:29 pm

Oh , to go back to when if'n you were shooting a trapdoor, you was laughed at and considered old, yet if'n you were shooting a high number '03, you was considered the cats meow. Nice to dream every now and then. And remember. Jay Y.

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