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Old October 7, 2012, 10:53 PM   #133
Ron T. B.
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Join Date: February 29, 2008
Location: Central California, Gilroy specifically
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Long ago shooting match Springfield VS Enfield

My dad was a marine stationed aboard a " tin can" in the early '30's. He was on the rifle team and shot in matches against teams from other countries in Central America. He told me of a match against the British. He said the British were good shots, however, when the range got long (I think he said 600 yrds) the Marines started shooting better than their British competetors. My dad attributed the better shooting to the Springfield being superior to the Enfield. As a side note, this match gave my dad a bad impression of the British. Instead of socializing after the match the Brits loaded into their trucks and left. I think the normal course of events was for loosers to buy the beer.
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