K31, KAR98K, Enfield No.4, and Garand mad minute test.

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  1. charliesgrave

    charliesgrave cosmoline enthusiast Life Member Supporting Member

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    This is a fun little video. The commentary during shooting makes it feel like I'm watching a golf game. :)
     
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    USMC6094 Schnitzengruben

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    The knowledge they have of apple size is commendable lol
    I will admit, I laughed out loud, these two guys are worth watching
     
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    At least they acknowledged the fact that their technique was poor. Add a sling and good position and you can really get off some fast aimed fire.

    Check out some of the Norwegian shooting championship videos and you'll see what a rifleman is capable of. Here's one of several shooters with Krag bolt actions rattling off 16 accurate rounds in 25 seconds. Cool as a jewel...

     
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    That is mindblowing. This might be a dumb question but what finger are they pulling the trigger with. It allmost looked like the middle finger.
     
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    That's a neat technique. He doesn't need his trigger hand for stabilization so he's keeping the bolt in his fingers and pulling with his middle.
     
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    Yes, he is using his middle finger to pull the trigger. Competitive shooters have been doing that for years to speed up their rapid fire strings. It takes a bit of practice to get it right, but it does work.
     
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    The #4 shooter wasted time plucking the empty charger out of the clip slot. Just shove the bolt forward and the empty charger ejects. 30 aimed rounds in one minute is no trick for a trained Lee Enfield shooter.
     
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    They did the mad minute test with an enfield on Top Shots as an elimination challenge. The guy that was eliminated happened to be a former British Royal Marine. They discussed two or three different techniques for speed including how some used index finger and thumb on the bolt and middle finger on the trigger. I think the record was around 50 rounds on target in 1 minute if I remember correctly.
     
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    Interesting they wrap sling on forearm like done in the 1903/Garand but also the forearm/wrist.
     
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    I was looking for this thread a while back. Thanks for reviving it.
     

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