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    Springfield 03 a battle rifle or Ballerina?

    First and foremost I am of the opinion that the 03 Springfield is a Ballerina with FANGS! It was really the first US Arsenal made small arm too match anything made by a commercial maker in fit and finish, and it was also the first US Arsenal made weapon too rival or exceed any commercially made small arm in accuracy. That's just my very humble opinion.

    Most Match shooters and or Marine history buffs are well versed in the legendary accuracy of the 03 Springfield rifle. For those that are know here is a little reminder with something new too add too the list of legendary 03 feats of accuracy. 1910 Cpl. Perry Schofield set a worlds record that still stands today 116 consecutive bulls eyes at 500yds when the previous record stood at 60rds at that distance. WWI, USMC at the battle of Belle Wood engage and decimate the German Hun's at distances ranging from 700 too 1000yds. And the most famous 03 Springfield story of all, George "Dad" Farr as a tryo at Camp Perry fired 70 consecutive bulls eyes at 1000yds using line issued 1921 "Tin Can ammo" against and later loosing too Sgt. John Adkins USMC with his scoped 03 Springfield firing 180gr Remington Match ammo.
    Last edited by Phil McGrath; 08-16-2015, 05:03 PM.

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    I cannot and will not say anything bad about the '03, but as to fit and finish, military issue Krags are second to none in the fit and finish category. The metal surfaces are polished and beautifully blued. The parts are smooth, with surfaces that are almost artistic. The bolts work like there is no such thing as friction. And, they can be deadly accurate.

    But, to risk being accused of repeating myself, I have nothing bad to say about the '03.

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      The '03 Springfield is a rifle. I appreciate the fantastic fit and finish, that shows excellent American craftsmanship. To me, the AR-10 type is more like a ballerina, they can be picky, are more fragile than an '03, and can be temperamental.
      m14brian

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