Run a WWII Sniper Rifle Test?
Reader Halpin wants to see a Gibbs M1903A4 compete against a Mosinwell try to get it going. Also, reader Sutorik can outshoot us. And reader Salazar wants the TRP pistol tested.
I was surprised at the lack of accuracy of the SA58 in your recent test. Ive had a different experience. The rifle I shot was bought in early 1999 and was/is pretty much the 'standard' FAL version: carrying handle, 20-inch standard barrel, sheet-metal barrel guard (not quite standard, but close), typical iron sights, plain old factory trigger. My accuracy results for representative five-shot groups ran 3.25 inches, 2.6 inches, 2.75 inches, and 3.25 inches at 100 yards, using iron sights and Winchester white box ammo. My worst group was better than your best group from the data chart. Thats without a scope, without a fancy trigger, without a fancy barrel, and with white box only. Either DSA quality has hurtled downhill in the last few years, or there was something wrong with your rifleor possibly I got a really sweet and unusual rifle (thatll be the day). You can probably guess Im voting for number two. Ill also say that you can only test the rifle you have, not the one you dont; so if you got a lemon, thems the breaks.