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Do you have a "Tipton best gun vice"?
It would be perfect for this!
Slide off the left side riser, flip the "L" shaped one & slide to fit! It can even be screwed to a bench!
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Originally posted by Zed Zed wrote:

I also went to the range on Saturday. 4°C, not much wind. The sun came out halfway through the morning which was nice.
I was testing the No1MkIII° with the PH5A sight. As per the previous test the first five shots were encouraging. But in two distinct groups. 2 shots in the 9 ring 1" apart horizontally at 6 O'clock, and 3 shots within 1"on the edge of the 9 at 3 o'clock 2 of which were touching,(just in the 9) and the 3rd just over the line in the 8. overall extremity was 5". so just over 2MOA at 200 metres. This is with the 38.6 grain load of N140 powder and 174 grain SMK bullet. I believe the cause of the two seperate groups was a change in position after looking through the spotting scope to make sure I was on the paper after the first 2 shot's.
Next 10 shots were fired as per our rapid fire. So a few errors showed up; probably due to position after reloading 5 rounds at a time. Score was 123 out of a possible 150. I did not adjust the sight's during the test.
I will continue to practice with this load. It's very comfortable on the shoulder and I think with more practice I can weed out errors. It's only the second time I've got to shoot it since November.

The 10 is 3" diameter and the 9 is 6" diameter on our service rifle targets.

Zed, outstanding results.  Are you shooting prone with no support?  200 meters is almost 20 yards further than 200 yards, which is what the US CMP Vintage Military Rifle (VMR) matches are shot at in the US.  Making it even harder, the 10 ring is much smaller on your target , only 1.3 MOA!  Very difficult to shoot a clean (possible) score, I could never do it.   On the US military Short Range (SR) target at 200 yards, the 10 ring is 7 inches and the X ring is 3 inches.  So, I suspect 123 is a very good result indeed! 

High scores in the CMP VMR matches should be expected as the SR target at 200 yards is intended to be shot in the standing position in NRA high power rifle matches, and a good shooter can get scores in the mid to high 90’s (out of 100 possible for 10 shots) in the standing position.  The same target is posted at 300 yards for prone rapid fire shooting, so the 10 ring is just over 2 MOA and the x ring is 1 MOA.  The Medium Range target is used at 600 yards for prone slow fire and has a 12 inch 10 ring (2 MOA) and 6 inch X ring (1 MOA).  

So that the matches run quickly, most CMP VMR matches are all shot at 200 yards for all shooting positions. 

Not having the same targets is frustrating, we cannot compare scores.  






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Shamu, looks like that Tipton gun vice would work perfect.  I think the key is to have the rifle cantilevered  off the front of the receiver, otherwise a false reading will result.  
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