I took a drive to visit some friends shooting a WWII service rifle match at the RWVA home range in Ramsuer this morning.
Racked above are a M1 Garand, M1917 “Enfield,” a 1903-A3 Smith-Corona, another Garand, and a German 98k. Oddly enough the 98K was the only non-U.S. firearm at the shoot, which is surprising considering the cost of Mosin-Nagant rifles and surplus 7.62x54R ammunition.
At 300 yards, people look like specks. At 500 yards (very end of the range against the trees) you can only see people if they are moving, unless you have a scope.
While not required for the match, several shooters brought period equipment.
I took a few pictures of the individual rifles on the firing line, and I’ll post those later.