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Friday, February 8, 2019

Went to the Range and UPS

I went to the range, The highspeed range near my house reopened and it is owned by AMCHAR of Georgia.  They had a lot of guns for sale, I will talk about one I noticed.

   Well anyway I go back to set up to shoot, I was going to shoot the Garand and the Mosin Nagant, I figured the Nagant would dis/relocate my shoulder far better than any chiropractor would.

    I set up the ammo for the Nagant, I was going to use the stripper clips I bought at NRAAM last year from a vender that specialized in Mosin-Nagants.

I than lay out the ammo for the Garand, the Monarch 150 grain works well and compared to the prices of other ammo is cheap.  Monarch is the Academy house brand, the ammo is made by "Privit" a Russian company and the quality is good and consistent

   Before I could shoot the RSO came back to me and told me that my 7.62X54R is too hot for the range....I couldn't argue..it is their range....but I was surprised...I thought God's own caliber of 30-06 was more powerful.  Oh well.... I boxed up the Nagant and put the ammo away.

I then set up the clips for the Garand
.I could only find 3 of them...I know that I have more....I may have to go buy some more...

I fired at 75 feet, the max distance of the Range and this is the group I shot..Not a bad grouping.  I will adjust the sights over.  Should have done it after 1 clip.

 I finished shooting the Garand, then went ahead and "Snaked it"

  The Garand was fun to shoot and everytime it went "Boom" it was the sound of freedom :) and even nicer, it cycled flawlessly.
 ..I guess I will have to find an excuse to go to the range again :)

     I than set up the little .22LR pistol that I borrowed from my dad

                                             That was the first 20 I shot
I reloaded and mentally adjusted the sights and point of aim, the .22LR S&W had fixed sights.
Next 30..

I then reloaded again...

And finished off my ammo I had brought...Man that was fun..

The reopened range had quite a selection of rifles, ammo and accessories for sale..
And I zeroed in on the "Old school rifles.."
Looked like there were a couple of CAR 98 series of rifles...
I couldn't recognize who made it...
Still not sure.....
I am hoping Jim or Mack will have an idea....

Edit"I found it.."Google" is a good thing..
The Zastava M98/48 (often called Mod.98/48, Model. 98/48, Yugo K98k) was a refurbished bolt-action rifle, chambered for the 7.92×57mm Mauser, a cartridge that was temporary adopted in the years after World War II by the Yugoslav People's Army. This design was a refurbished Mauser Kar98k rifle that had been left-over by Germans or captured by partisans during World War II.
ATI imported it into the country....
These rifles are actually Karabiner 98k rifles that were left over by Germany or captured by Marshal Tito's partisan army, or Liberation Army. Despite the name of the rifles (which may lead to misunderstandings), the only difference between a Nazi German K98k and a Zastava M98/48 consists of the markings and the front barrel band. They are virtually identical to each other, since they are still the same rifles at their core. 

The original German markings were scrubbed and replaced by the Yugoslav ones. The most noticeable markings are the Yugoslav Crest and the "Preduzece 44"(It refers to the site where it was refurbished; for example "Preduzece 44" stands for "Institute 44"-Kragujevac, Serbia-the current location of Zastava Arms) present on the receiver's ring. Another noticeable marking is the one present on the left side of the receiver, the "Mod. 98/48". The "/48" is absent on all the rifles that have been refurbished before 1950.

   I also saw an Century Arms looked like a HK-91 clone in 308...for about 6 and a half...but it is Century arms...

I then went to the UPS store to mail off my Henry rifle back to the factory, they are warrantied the issue so I went to mail the rifle off....Well the UPS store wouldn't take my rifle...Company policy..

     I then contact UPS via phone and got the run around, had to set up for "residential" pickup...and that was $14 more...The lady on the phone told me that "You could have used the UPS Store", I replied..."I tried....Your company policy forbid them accepting my rifle.to ship."
Rifle ready for pickup

Needless to say I am not enamored with UPS..


  1. Not a clue, other than its a 98, I don't recognize the coat of arms. And UPS sucks for their 'lack' of standardization...

    1. Hey Old NFO;

      I found the information. I will post it on my blog...Google is a good thing, LOL. and Yes, UPS Sucks pond water.

  2. Gotta watch what you feed a Garand. They're designed for lower pressures than much of the 30-06 rounds available today. An adjustable ported gas screw can help overcome this. Gone are the days when you could buy surplus ammo made to Garand specs for $50 for a 196 round can. I think CMP used to sell those Greek ammo cans for a low as $35 at one point, ammo already loaded in clips, loaded clips in 48 round bandoleers.

    1. Hey Doug;

      I use the 150 grain Monarch, it is a reduced power load compared to the others, When I bought the Garand from CMP, they people there told me, "Look for 150 grain ammo", that is the closest to USGI" I will contact the CMP for ammo. It is less than 2 hours away.

  3. I will be honest if we ever have to go to a UPS office, like we need to ship something and the truck has already been buy, we just lie.


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