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Krag Penetration Test
« on: February 04, 2018, 09:40:11 pm »
220 grain bullet, but I can't tell you the MV.

See the photos.  I don't want to talk about it.

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Re: Krag Penetration Test
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2018, 10:20:10 pm »
Nice grouping.







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Re: Krag Penetration Test
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2018, 10:26:30 pm »
Now that's funny! I'm sorry Coal Creek but I couldn't help it. If it helps, my buddy shot a hole in his pickup whilst sighting in his deer rifle. Gotta watch out for that scope offset.
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Re: Krag Penetration Test
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2018, 10:35:20 pm »
Gotta watch out for that scope offset.

I wish I had that excuse--open sights.

 I don't want to talk about it.

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Re: Krag Penetration Test
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2018, 12:01:21 am »
  Maybe we need to start a support group....

   

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Re: Krag Penetration Test
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2018, 03:24:00 am »
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Re: Krag Penetration Test
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2018, 07:53:41 am »
All I can say is it makes me feel better about shooting the bayonet off the end of my Krag.  Didn't do much the barrel on the bayonet.........
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Re: Krag Penetration Test
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2018, 09:30:36 am »
Definitely a "One Shot Stop"
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Re: Krag Penetration Test
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2018, 10:11:24 am »
Definitely a "One Shot Stop"
;D And to think, one of the complaints against the Krag was that it was under powered!
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Re: Krag Penetration Test
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2018, 10:14:12 am »
If it helps, my buddy shot a hole in his pickup whilst sighting in his deer rifle.
 Only one hole? He musta got lucky because there's usually an exit hole too!

Hey CCC, see also A Safety Reminder http://www.cascity.com/forumhall/index.php/topic,59336.0.html
While it's not exactly the same some rules still apply.
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Re: Krag Penetration Test
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2018, 10:21:23 am »
Now that's funny! I'm sorry Coal Creek but I couldn't help it. If it helps, my buddy shot a hole in his pickup whilst sighting in his deer rifle. Gotta watch out for that scope offset.

My BIL shot his Bronco because the target was across the road and he didn't account for the "scope offset".  Cut a groove right across the hood.  His boys got a chromed Bronco insignia and mounted it on a plaque.  He wasn't really amused but it stayed on his trophy wall until he died
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Re: Krag Penetration Test
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2018, 11:18:18 am »
That's been known to happen to a couple patrol cars, too.  Turns out an AR-15's sights are mounted a bit higher from the bore than some people think!
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Re: Krag Penetration Test
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2018, 11:27:29 am »
Thanks, Pitspitr.  At least my mistake didn't cause physical pain and the pain in the pocketbook is still under $100, but I still don't want to talk about it.  Oh, and River City John, the "nice group" comment isn't funny.  I don't want to talk about it.

By the way, I thought  that I took the sight offset into consideration.  I even had it mounted on my new tripod (which emerged unscathed), which I lowered slightly just prior to firing the shot.  At least we know that the 220 bullet is suitable for any chronograph that wanders the face of my ranch.  (Rats.  I talked about it.)

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Re: Krag Penetration Test
« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2018, 03:22:49 pm »
My BIL shot his Bronco because the target was across the road and he didn't account for the "scope offset".  Cut a groove right across the hood.  His boys got a chromed Bronco insignia and mounted it on a plaque.  He wasn't really amused but it stayed on his trophy wall until he died

Hi, had a friend that was a Physics major and had at least his Masters.  He wasn't like the other children.  There was a story going around that he got P.O.ed about what was on the news (1990's) and shot the TV.  I asked him about it one day.  He replied,

"What we have here is a story about the necessity of full and complete instructions.  We had people who were growing weed on our farm without permission, so I bought the wife a .38 Snubby.  I showed her how to use it and said that when she wasn't doing anything, she should "dry fire" the snubby.  A few week later we were over at a friends in the basement, my wife was sitting on the couch waiting on me, and thought "Oh, I should dry fire".  Pow!!  I forgot to mention that the first step in dry firing the gun is to UNLOAD IT.  She did get a nice mounted TV antenna on a plaque."

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Re: Krag Penetration Test
« Reply #14 on: February 23, 2018, 04:05:44 pm »
As a follow up to this, I am taking advantage of Competition Electronics' repair policy:

"Competition Electronics will recondition to working order any product returned to us regardless of condition for no more than ½ current retail price (plus shipping) if it is still part of our current product line."

They tell me that even though "someone" shot a 200 grain bullet through it end-to-end, they will repair or replace it.  I shipped it off to them and I'm waiting to hear what the repair bill will be.  They tell me that the turn-around is usually about a week, not including shipping time.  That's not too bad, so I'm saving a few Krag rounds to shoot it shoot over it when I get it back.

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Re: Krag Penetration Test
« Reply #15 on: February 23, 2018, 04:35:04 pm »
You might want to get a lower front sight installed while you're waiting, Coal Creek.
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Re: Krag Penetration Test
« Reply #16 on: February 23, 2018, 04:49:04 pm »
You might want to get a lower front sight installed while you're waiting, Coal Creek.

I can assure you that the sights were not the cause of this mishap.  :-[
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Re: Krag Penetration Test
« Reply #17 on: March 07, 2018, 04:04:26 am »
I can bring my Mylabradar to the muster, given the muzzle of the fire arm and or cylinder for revolvers is slightly ahead the unit it should be impossible to shoot?

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Re: Krag Penetration Test
« Reply #18 on: March 07, 2018, 10:28:31 am »
That would be extremely cool, and a great way for folks to velocity check their rounds.
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Re: Krag Penetration Test
« Reply #19 on: March 07, 2018, 11:55:07 am »
Competition Electronics repaired my chronograph and returned it to me for $50 (shipping included).  It cost me $13 to send it to them via UPS, so this experience cost me $63, which really isn't too bad, considering.  The company had the chronograph for about one week before it was ready to ship back to me, which is good turnaround time in my estimation.  I'm glad that I didn't simply throw it away and buy a new one.  I think that the company was pretty reasonable and I give them credit for that.

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Re: Krag Penetration Test
« Reply #20 on: March 07, 2018, 03:41:27 pm »
I've had very good luck with a variety of companies repairing or replacing broken or bad stuff over the years. I've mailed scopes to Bushnell, Redfield, and weaver for replacement or repair. Mailed burnt peanuts to lance and got a whole variety box of nabs back. Mailed my 1892 src Rossi to interarms in VA and got a new 92 back. I'm sure there's others. I tend to be a squeaky wheel and don't mind complaining. I think it's getting worse in the older version of me.
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Re: Krag Penetration Test
« Reply #21 on: March 13, 2018, 07:06:58 pm »
I haven't shot the screen of my chrony, yet. But, I did shoot a rod that holds the "sky-screen".  ::)

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Re: Krag Penetration Test
« Reply #22 on: March 13, 2018, 09:14:00 pm »
I did shoot a rod that holds the "sky-screen".  ::)

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That's some good shooting! I wasn't that precise. ;)

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