MAS 36 for me

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MAS 36 for me

Postby joseyclosey » Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:37 am

I picked up a Mas 36 recently and today was spent fireforming and testing a few rounds which I had converted from some old Norma 6.5X55 brass, basicly nothing more than running it through the 7.5 sizing die and trimming to length.
The rifle performed well, shooting slightly right with a bit of vertical stringing which may have been down to me.
My load was a 150g Lee, gas checked .309 bullet, lubed with White Label 2500, my go to lube these days. Powder was 12g Unique which is also my go to charge for historic 30 cal rifles, it just works (for me), but develop your own loads please. ;)
Range was 100m, average velocity was 1,466 fps and muzzle energy 716 ft/lbs, well within our range energy levels.
On a lighter note my shooting buddy has challenged me to a MAS competition this coming weekend, (we'll be using alike cast loads) so that should be interesting. :mrgreen:

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Re: MAS 36 for me

Postby DuncaninFrance » Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:40 am

Well done Joe, did you have a MAS minute :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: MAS 36 for me

Postby Niner » Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:01 pm

You got them all in the black. I'd be happy with that result... particularly on first try with some roll your own ammo.

What do you think about the peep sight, relative to the Enfield Mark 4's and 5's?

Did you try shooting it with the bayonet out?
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Re: MAS 36 for me

Postby Niner Delta » Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:59 pm

Nice looking rifle, Joe.


DuncaninFrance wrote:Well done Joe, did you have a MAS minute :lol: :lol: :lol:


Sheesh Duncan....that's as bad as asking if it is catholic.......... :roll: :mrgreen:



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Re: MAS 36 for me

Postby DuncaninFrance » Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:21 am

Niner Delta wrote: Nice looking rifle, Joe.


DuncaninFrance wrote:Well done Joe, did you have a MAS minute :lol: :lol: :lol:


Sheesh Duncan....that's as bad as asking if it is catholic.......... :roll: :mrgreen:



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Re: MAS 36 for me

Postby joseyclosey » Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:18 am

No mas minutes Duncan, I only have 40 cases and by the time I sussed out my sight setting, (700m for the 100m range), point of aim, (7 0 clock on the outer black), then rounds kept back for the chrono testing, I was getting a bit short for frivolities. :mrgreen:
I really like the sight picture Robert and it compares well with the enfields, it suits me anyway. This is my first frenchie rifle and it's going to be a keeper. I'll be doing some more load development methinks and also keeping an eye out for more cases and maybe a sling.
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Re: MAS 36 for me

Postby DuncaninFrance » Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:10 am

Check this out Joe.
If you see anything that you want let me know and I will buy it for you and post it on.

https://www.naturabuy.fr/search_result.php?title=mas36&univers=no

For instance: https://www.naturabuy.fr/Sangle-reglementaire-Mas36-item-4972089.htm
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Re: MAS 36 for me

Postby joseyclosey » Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:13 pm

Thanks for the link Duncan, I may take you up on that offer. At the moment I'm waiting to see if there's any extra goodies the seller may come across.
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Re: MAS 36 for me

Postby ArchFluffy » Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:06 pm

Those are such strange looking rifles with the bolt handle like that. It sure is working well though.

It is fun getting a new rifle and then tracking down all the things to go with it. Us guys accessorize too. :lol:

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Re: MAS 36 for me

Postby PeterN2 » Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:48 pm

I have one of those. The sights are a bit of a lottery for windage. Mine was quite a bit off for windage so I sent off to Numrich for a replacement rear sight (back when they would export to UK) in the hope of getting a better one and as it turned out I did get a better one. C & G Ammozone had an offer on Prvi 7.5x54 ammo a couple of years ago at £40 per hundred so I bought some as it was as cheap as Kranks were selling empty cases for.
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Re: MAS 36 for me

Postby joseyclosey » Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:22 pm

Privi listed at £50 per 100 at the moment Peter, I'll make further enquiries, thanks for the tip.
As regards the Mas comp today I reckon my pal had the edge on me though she kindly suggested we came out even stevens. Regardless, it's been another grand day out even though the wind was blowing a hooley and pretty cool. :D
A couple of comparison pics of our rifles, mine being the unadulterated version and V-V's being the sporterised jobbie. Oddly enough the sporterised rifle came with with the cut off front end and bayonet, I'll ask V-V to take some foties of her rifle with the chopped off bits when she has time.
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Re: MAS 36 for me

Postby Niner » Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:34 pm

That blond stock kind of jumps out at me. Not the usual darker reddish brown like yours....and mine.
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Re: MAS 36 for me

Postby joseyclosey » Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:38 pm

Yes those blonde rifles were brand new unissued Robert, A few years back they could be picked up for a song... like most everything milsurp these days!
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Re: MAS 36 for me

Postby DuncaninFrance » Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:38 am

Joe,
I was talking to a pal of mine here and he told me that the '36 was well known for it's poor accuracy. The problem stems from the wood of the forend touching the barrel.
A bit of tuning needed perhaps? :roll: :roll: :FRA:
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Re: MAS 36 for me

Postby joseyclosey » Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:46 pm

I'll check that Duncan, thx for the tip.
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Re: MAS 36 for me

Postby DuncaninFrance » Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:33 pm

Hope it works Joe...................
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Re: MAS 36 for me

Postby joseyclosey » Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:48 am

The rifle shoots fine Duncan, but I will check it out anyway. ;)

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