Is the Springfield 1903 accurate?

Is the Springfield 1903 accurate?

The 1903 Springfield had a pretty good manufacturing and service run. Made from 1905 through 1949, with more than 1.3 million produced, the rifle saw service from 1907 to 1974. Many of the latter-year uses were as a sniper rifle. The 1903 Springfield has a reputation of being very accurate and reliable.

How far can a Springfield 1903 shoot?

M1903 Springfield
Rate of fire User dependent; usually 15 to 30 rounds per minute
Muzzle velocity 2,800 ft/s (850 m/s)
Effective firing range 1,200 yards (1,100 m)
Maximum firing range 5,500 yards (5,000 m) with .30 M1 Ball cartridge

Does Springfield still make the M1 Garand?

The M1 Garand or M1 Rifle is a semi-automatic rifle that was the United States’ service rifle during World War II and the Korean War. The rifle is chambered for the . 30-06 Springfield cartridge and is named after its Canadian-American designer, John Garand….M1 Garand.

U.S. Rifle, Caliber .30, M1
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What is the accuracy of a 1903 Springfield rifle?

Model 1903 Springfield Accuracy Factory Load Velocity (fps.) 100 Yard Accuracy (in.) .30-06 Winchester USA 147-gr. FMJ 2811 2.50 Remington UMC 150 gr. FMJ 2783 2.25

How accurate is a 1903 New Mexico rifle?

Each ’03 NM was tested for accuracy from solid rests or machine rests, with the average rifle printing a 2”, five-shot group at 220 yds., in what Arms and the Man declared, “ [S]et an entirely new standard for accuracy.” In 1924, Springfield milled the knob off the cocking pieces of 1903 NMs (above).

What was the first Springfield Sporter rifle?

White’s rifle was apparently the first commercially made Springfield sporter, and of course he also published a book about his 1912 safari. From then on a 1903 Springfield sporter became the rifle for cutting-edge American sportsmen.

How much is a Model 1903 national match rifle worth?

The stock at the top is the profile found on the Model 1903 National Match rifle, while the bottom example is off a Model 1903A1 National Match rifle. Full at the butt, it came with a shotgun-type steel buttplate. These rifles were originally sold for $40.44 through the Director of Civilian Marksmanship.