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Re: Rifle Testing?
Posted by Dick Hosmer on Sunday, 5 September 2010, at 5:46 p.m., in response to Rifle Testing?, posted by tom on Sunday, 5 September 2010, at 4:36 p.m.
You are correct, and I HAVE seen something in print, but do not recall where. Some likely guesses would be:
(1) Ordnance Memorandum #22
(2) One of the annual "Reports of the Chief of Ordnance"
(3) One of the various issues of the "Descriptions & Rules for the Management of the .45 Rifle and Carbine".
IIRC, the boards were 3/4" thick, arranged so as to have a one inch air space between them. This must have entailed a rather large (and "deep") rack, plus the boards must have been fairly good-sized so as to be able to be hit reliably at long range. Too, we must remember they actually used "boards", as there was no plywood.
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