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Rock Ridge, made in 2012, with the Hi-Lux 2.5x (3/4") scope. This rifle will hold 2 moa with M72 match ammunition. Since that ammo is getting hard to find (and expensive), today I used some reduced power handloads. Speer 100gr jacketed plinkers with 20 grains of IMR 4759.

It shot a cloverleaf at 50 yds and just over an inch at 100. Pretty accurate for just pennies a shot. :p

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At 200 yards the bullets dropped considerably, but still held under a 3" group. That's an SR-1 target.
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My brother used to use those Hornady 100 grain short jacketed bullets for ground hogs and crows in his sporterized M1917. I don't remember the powder he used but it was a reduced load. Good for 100 yds. or so, if I remember what he said. Oh, we always shot them in the head.
 
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Great post. I have been pleasantly surprised how well my 03A3 and M14s shoots lighter bullets. I have been playing around with 135 to 125 gr speer and sierra bullets with H4895 reduced loads. I will eventually try reduced loads in my 03A4 clone. BTW my 03A4 clone is a RRA with a 2012 barrel, lots of fun to shoot.
 

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Gorgeous rifle nF1e. I've been looking to pick up a reproduction 1903a4 myself. The more time that passes the more I get the urge just to build it myself but I'd hate to drill a good 1903a3 receiver.
 

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I just brought up the 1903a4 rock ridge in the rotation.
So far its been very good. i even was getting more than fun giggle acuracy from 110 gn M1 carbine bullets with reduced loads of H4895 and 2400 powder.
i have some .310 cast bullets ready to load up for some 200 yard fun.
 

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Try to find yourself some SR 4759. It only takes 20 grains to launch the lightweight pills. A pound goes a long way.
 

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LRB M14 SA, Criterion Med Wt CL Barrel, all GI parts with basic upgrades.
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The Criterion Barrels shoot the 150gr hornaday FMJs really good off of AA4064. And the hornadays are about 0.19 a bullet. And I never met a .308 bore that didn’t like the little gaping hollow point 135 speers. If any of y’all are looking for 03-A4’s I think my old man might be cutting his Gibbs remake loose soon. He’s gonna keep the original though...😭😭 if y’all might know someone who’d be interested I can ask him for a price.
 

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If any of y’all are looking for 03-A4’s I think my old man might be cutting his Gibbs remake loose soon. He’s gonna keep the original though...😭😭 if y’all might know someone who’d be interested I can ask him for a price.
I’m looking to scratch this itch.
 

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100 yd 10 rnd group fired recently from one of my M14s. 136 gr custom fb bullets over 45 gr of Varget in berdan case. Same load for the A4 works very well.

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