Today was match day here - I had registered to shoot 3 matches: 2 match rifle (100 and 300 m), and also military rifle at 100 (unfortunately, they don't have military rifle at 300...)
Quite a bit of wind, and variable light with clouds coming and going, but still a nice day for shooting. The Steyr did quite well at 100m, producing forllowing target:
Shot prone, with sling, at 100m, with the standard issue sights. Yup, I pulled a dumb one - but luckily the MLAIC rules allow you to use the best 10 out of 13 shots, which left me with a single 8 (yes, half the bullet hole has to be over the scoring ring in order to qualify for the higher score). which means this target scored a - respectable for me - 91.
For thse who don't know, the Roumanian-issue Steyr-Martini is chambered for the metric equivalent of the Westley Richards no.2 musket, load data as follows:
Converted .470 NE bass (Federal), necksized and annealed
80grs of swiss no.5 (Fg)
Lube cookie consisting of beeswax and lard, sandwiched between 2 card wads
520gr. RN bullet, 30:1 alloy, .451 diameter, patched to .458
Federal large rifle primer
All of this with yours truly as 'the nut behind' , potting away and doing his best to shoot a decent score - which did work out this time. Fwiw, the vertical is typical (for me at least) when trying to get centered using the open sights - that ISSF 25m pistol target bull does seems to be quite small when looking throught those military sights. I might need to go to shooting glasses in the near future, as - even with quite decent light - sight definition was a bit fuzzy. But still, the end result is what counts...
But yes, it is most certainly possible - barring shooter error - to keep all shots in the 9-ring of that target at 100m, the combination of (aging) shooter eyes and sights being the delicate point. Practice makes perfect though... Or should I say, perfect practice makes perfect