I went shooting over a week ago, Eric@ammoman sent me some ammo for me to do an evaluation on...The ammo sat in my bonus room for about 6 weeks while I tried to find time to go shooting. I thought I had my preferred venue locked in and it fell through, so I went to my alternate. I went to the local range. It is a very nice range, bu very busy. Apparently a lot of people like to handle things that go *boom*. While I was setting things up to get a range I saw this sign..
riflemen of the British Expeditionary Force. However these were highly
trained soldiers of what was then (August 1914) a professional army.
The flood of entrants to the New Armies - of all nations - could not hope to achieve such a
sustained accurate rate of fire. The norm was perhaps eight to twelve
rounds per minute. I tried to fire the rifle both in aimed shot and in "rapid fire" mode by using my other finger to squeeze the trigger and my "pointie" finger and thumb to quickly move the bolt to eject and feed the round. That was enjoyable.
I then grabbed my favorite bolt action rifle, my 30-06 Springfield 03A3, I havn't fired her in a long time either, so I figured it would be a break on the Enfields.