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    Senior Member pewpew62's Avatar
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    I took a gamble and grabbed one at auction, NIB (test fired) for $425. Composite stock, scout length. I was wondering "why is it being auctioned off?", but for that price, aw, what the heck.

    I wanted one for similar reasons to yourself, I really dug the iconic look, wanted to try some 100 and 200 yard gongs, yet something capable of taking larger game.

    So with some cheapo ammo, I take it out of the box, iron sights, bench rest, 50 yards. Bang! Buddy says it's right on. I said "must've fluked that one one". Bang again, same result. Hmmm, went for the crow sized 100 yard gong, blammo, smoked that thing. I rang it at will, tried the 200 yard coyote size gong, same thing.

    I don't obsess over group size. I just like shooting and (mostly) hitting targets, so for me, money well spent. I don't think I would get more enjoyment from a Springfield, the M305 fits the bill for my simple needs.

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    just buy the M305,, shoot it, enjoy it, save up for your next gun, who knows maybe the horse may sing

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    Hardly on topic with target and precision, but we're encouragng enjoyment. Discovering a platform/caliber at low entry cost - instead of diving into a $2k entry rig. See-Me?

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    I picked up an m305 from... dammit some store in Ontario for 640 or so.. can't remember the name. A cheap spring guide from SFRC, and a cheap scope mount from canada ammo ($34 + $30 shipping... rude)

    Shoots pretty good but I haven't mounted a scope yet.

    Just wanted to give you a heads up on the scope mount, it's proably your cheapest option and it seems built like the $200+ ones, since you will go a little crazy looking for one.

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    The M305 is fun to shoot and the 2 that I have can hit a 300yard gong with just the iron sights but donít expect them to bring you sub moa groups


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    Norinco is a good rifle. I like mine. Arch angle stock. Spring field armour scope mount and a primary arms 4-16 scope.

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    I used to use my M14 for Bothe Sniper and Service Rifle competition. However that was a real TRW M14 with a bedded single point mount and optic, and even then it took some work to maintain decent groups. It would generally run in the 1.25" 5-shot group range.



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    Do the M-1 , M14 and SKS all have about the same accuracy at 100m?
    Hell no! The SKS is a pile o dog sh!t in comparison.

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    I love shooting targets with mine. Really gets the blood flowing.

    Bang, good, bang, good, bang, good, bang, good, bang, ****

    Ev-er-ry time...

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    Jon, I appreciate your enthusiasm, but “shooting targets” does not mean “target rifle”, anymore than “racing” someone in a Honda Civic makes a Honda Civic a race car.

    The term Target Rifle generally means under 1 minute of angle, which is 1” at 100m. That’s a pretty high standard, and something that is very difficult to achieve for a grouping with this rifle.

    That’s not to say it’s not great for the money, and that’s not to state that it’s not a very good gun overall, but hitting targets with something does not make it a target rifle
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    A friend has a Springfield M14 and has put countless hours into load development of a accurate load. He has been very successful and is still working on getting it better.

    The gun was not cheap and was decent for accuracy from day one, the object is to get it as accurate as a bolt gun. It is very close and I have seen him compete against some very good bolt guns with Nightforce glass and hold his own. I think by next springs military match he will have it better as his load development is mind boggling.

    If you want to spend the $$$ Springfield might be the way to go however the Norinco is lots of fun and cheap in comparison.

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