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Well after 2 years of being overdue for my M-16 qualification and be bitching about it all 2 years, I got to go shoot.

And of course the smart Air Force way of doing it for class c shooters going to qualify every 3 years, we had to spend 5 hours "learning" how to disassymble and operate the rifle again.

Didnt do to shabby, little less then I wanted. Shot a 37. 5 shy of expert. My kneeling and my over cover/foxhole was a little rough. I was swaying a bit during those to. Also I think I missed a couple with my gas mask on. First time I ever fired with a mask, and I hope I never have to really do it with a M-16. That is a pain in the ass.

But anyways to the cool expereince. After we fired and cleaned the rifles, 6 of us were sitting in the classroom. The instructor walked in and asked if we wanted to expend the remaining rounds. Had about 200 left over. So we say yes and had back to the range. He let us expend a couple in burst. But the kicker was they had an A2 that was converted back to an A1. So we got to expend the rest of the ammo in full auto. Now that was just awesome. best 10 seconds of my life haha. I only had 2 20 rnd mags but it was well worth it.

too bad though that we didnt get to play with the 2 Mk-19s and 1000 rounds they had in the armory.

Just wanted to share
 

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mk 19s are fun but the 60 is better. but yeah i remember the days when the m16s at the firing ranges were full auto. heaven help it if a rabbit came out when we were firing
 

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must have been fun to shoot all that ammo for free :banghead

a little sidetrack, here is an interesting chart on price of ammo lately

charts of ammo prices for 1000 rounds of XM193, Q3131 & XM855PD vs USD$ and Gold.

Ammo price data compiled from Brillo's Ammo Price List as average of all vendors pricing in stock.



since the USD is losing value compared to other currency:




Source:

http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=16&t=356514

from the same site:

Now for some more perspective

From 1/06-1/08:
XM193 increased in price by ~105%
Q3131 increased by ~116%
XM855PD by ~81%

So this is an average of 40%-58% increase per year for the last two years. If this rate continues we'll see prices around this range:

1/2009:
XM193 = $604-$681
Q3131 = $669-$752
XM855PD = $506-$569

1/2010:
XM193 = $696-$1000
Q3131 = $771-$1104
XM855PD = $583-$835

$1/rd by 2010?
 

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shit .223 has been $1 round for anything halfway decent even wolf was close to $1 a round. I haven't fired my M91/30 or Mauser yet since 7.62x54r and 8mm are both a bit over $1 a round locally. Need to by some surplus ammo to shoot those and stick to the .22 for the most part.

and yes it is nice when I get to shoot for free.
 

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Thats cool Daniel.

Congrats on shooting such a good score. My unlce shot a 40 and placed 2nd. Then my cousin shot a 32 on his first time. I'd be interested to try it but dont think I would do that well.
 

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Sweet!! Any range time is good time :thumbup

shit .223 has been $1 round for anything halfway decent even wolf was close to $1 a round. I haven't fired my M91/30 or Mauser yet since 7.62x54r and 8mm are both a bit over $1 a round locally. Need to by some surplus ammo to shoot those and stick to the .22 for the most part.

Seriously!! I priced a box (20 rounds) of Remmington 7.62x54r and it was about $28. I'll keep shooting my corrosive "cold war" ammo. :rockon
 

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7.62 wasnt quite that much. I just havent had a chance or the cash to order me any of that corrosive ammo.

I will say this pat, I got a head shot at 300m :rockon but that was prone supported
 

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I will say this pat, I got a head shot at 300m :rockon but that was prone supported
Good to know. I wont piss you off then when you have a gun in your hand. ;)
 
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